Scarborough Jazz

May-August 2022

Every Wednesday unless indicated otherwise.

£5 minimum donation

Doors open 7.45, music starts at 8.15 (8.00 when there’s a support band).

Students pay half price.

May 4
Trish Clowes
My IrisMy Iris is an intense and thrilling band that represents the front rank of the contemporary UK jazz scene. This gig is part of the band’s tour promoting their new album ‘A View with a Room’ released 23 April. Trish Clowes (saxophone), Ross Stanley (piano & organ), Chris Montague (guitar), James Maddren (drums). Tickets £10 at the club or phone 07703 434796.

May 11
Hugh Pascall Quintet
Hugh Pascall presents music from his debut album ‘Borderlands’ with a quintet of star musicians from the UK scene. Influenced by musicians like Freddie Hubbard, Tom Harrell, Coltrane and Miles, Hugh’s music is a lyrical, vibrant, modern approach to post-bop jazz. Hugh Pascall (trumpet and flugelhorn), James Allsopp (tenor sax), Liam Dunachie (keyboards), Andrew Robb (bass), Jay Davis (drums).

May 18
Rod Mason + MG3
Stepping into the limelight after playing at the club with Nikki Allan, saxophonist Rod Mason’s influences include Michael Brecker, Kenny Garrett and Jan Garbarek.
+ New Jazz Generation: YMCA Ensemble. Some of the town’s young musicians take to the Scarborough Jazz stage in the first of our summer season New Jazz Generation support slots.

May 25
Stony Jazz
Stony Jazz are solid club favourites with their take on the great American songbook. Rich Adams (vocals), Mark Gordon (keyboard). Ben Beattie (alto sax), Bob Walker (bass) and Tom Townsend (drums).

June 1
Svark Hanley Longhawn
Formed in 2012, Svarc Hanley Longhawn are a collaborative band performing original music with influences from the classic organ trios of the past and current jazz musicians. ‘These three tick all the boxes. You want funk? You got it. You want Jazz? It's right there.’ (Bebop Spoken Here). Nik Svarc (electric and acoustic guitars/loops), Steve Hanley (drums/shaker/percussion), Martin Longhawn (organ/Wurlitizer/piano).

June 8
Jamie Taylor and Sam Dunn
Guitar duos are a rare treat, and these are two from the top drawer of jazz guitarists encompassing blues, swing, bebop and contemporary jazz fusion.

June 15
Jim Corry + MG3
‘Soulful saxophone, hot stuff!’ (The Guardian). Jim’s an exciting player and a musical educator with numerous jazz festivals and soul tours under his belt.
+ New Jazz Generation: Theo & Moses Improvised grooves and tunes in the background from this piano & drums duo.

June 22
Space
Four talented jazz musicians meet to explore the space within music, in a homage to the spirit of the great American Songbook which is fresh and organically creative. Dan Edwards (guitar), George Beastall (bass instruments), Martin Jones (trumpet & vocals) and Matthew Smith (alto saxophone). 

June 29
Stuart MacDonald + MG3
Another club favourite, whose consummate saxophone playing ranges from gentle ballads to pulsating swing.

July 6
New Jazz Generation Night
A whole evening of young musicians who have played support slots at Scarborough Jazz over recent months including Tessa Wrigley, Flo Shaw, Jay-Oh-Three, Balls of Jazz & Purple Cheesecake.

July 13
York Music Forum Youth Jazz Ensemble led by Ian Chalk
A chance for York’s young jazz talent to strut their stuff in front of an appreciative audience.

July 20
Zoe Gilby and Andy Champion
Winner of Parliamentary Jazz Awards Jazz Vocalist Of The Year 2019, Zoë has teamed up with her husband, the innovative and powerful double bassist Andy Champion, for a voice/bass duo. This exceptional pairing create an electrifying soundscape, beautifully integrated music breathing fresh life into the familiar as well as heading off to the unchartered. Their approach is bold, hypnotic and mesmerizing. Tickets £10 at the club or phone 07703 434796.

July 27
Toby Greenwood + MG3
A saxophonist whose background in funk and R&B is blended with influences from Wayne Shorter and Charles Mingus and an evocative compositional style

August 3
Al Morrison + MG3
Back after just six months, guitarist Al Morrison is proving a hit at the club with his blues inflected jazz.
+ New Jazz Generation:: Balls Of Jazz. This young jazz group constantly surprise with tunes from jazz history, film scores and originals

August 10
Jon Taylor + MG3
Becoming a regular feature of the York jazz scene since relocating there, saxophonist/flautist/vocalist Jon Taylor believes in spreading a little joy, which we can all benefit from.
+ New Jazz Generation: Tessa Wrigley. Return of a young singer who wowed the audience with her first NJG performance.

August 17
Threeway
18 years ago three top class players on the UK jazz scene - Ben Crosland (bass), Steve Lodder (keyboards) and Steve Waterman (trumpet/flugelhorn) - came together to explore the possibilities of a group without drums. The interplay between them creates a natural intensity combined with an acute sensitivity to dynamics, producing a satisfying, well-rounded performance. ‘….as warm and inviting as any jazz lover could wish.’ (The Observer).

August 24
John Settle + MG3
Following his highly praised debut as guest soloist in January, more bebop and bossanova from the thrilling vibraphone of John Settle.
+ New Jazz Generation: Dylan Riley and the Post-Master Generals. Deep jazz grooves from drummer & band inspired by Bitches Brew era Miles Davis.

August 31
Edison Herbert Trio
Virtuoso guitarist Edison Herbert brought his brand new trio to the club last year and we’re delighted to have them back with their smooth Wes inspired sound.

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May-August 2022

May 4
Trish Clowes

May 11
Hugh Pascall Quintet

May 18
Rod Mason + MG3
+ YMCA Ensemble.

May 25
Stony Jazz

June 1
Svark Hanley Longhawn

June 8
Jamie Taylor and Sam Dunn

June 15
Jim Corry + MG3
+ Theo & Moses

June 22
Space

June 29
Stuart MacDonald + MG3

July 6
New Jazz Generation Night

July 13
York Music Forum Youth Jazz Ensemble

July 20
Zoe Gilby and Andy Champion

July 27
Toby Greenwood + MG3
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August 3
Al Morrison + MG3
+: Balls Of Jazz.

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August 10
Jon Taylor + MG3
+Tessa Wrigle
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August 17
Threeway

August 24
John Settle + MG3
+ Dylan Riley & Post-Master Generals.

August 31
Edison Herbert Trio