Dave Shooter - Festival Director
Just been writing press releases and remembered how much I'm looking forward to the Metamorphic gig on 12 June. Hadn't really checked out Røyst, the other band on the bill, and did so to help with the writing. Really sonically interesting - as are Metamorphic. It's going to be a great gig and quite a rare treat to get bands of this stature up in Morecambe. I'm also quite excited about hearing both bands through the new(ish) PA at the Hothouse - it's going to sound great.
Dave Shooter - Festival Director
An incredibly busy March coming up with two great nights of live music and the final month for artist submissions.
Two stupidly exciting nights of live music in the best venue in town…get them in your diary...
Morecambe Jazz Club - Wednesday 13th March
NEIL C YOUNG/SOUND GAMES
Two time Grammy Award nominee and rising international jazz guitarist, Neil C Young brings his trio to the first Morecambe Jazz Club of the year. 'Simply beautiful, such beautiful melodies with all the inner movement that just lets everyone have something to listen to' (Michael Kent Smith, US), 'Excellent feel good instrumental jazz' (Keith Ames, Musicians Union).
The sound of games, a game of sounds. Energetic compositions and improvisations inspired directly by sporting activity from the mind of Peter Moser and created for Manchester Jazz Festival in 2012, now reenacted by local Lancaster musicians.
‘He makes you laugh, cry and want to dance... Peter Moser is a brilliant and versatile musician’ (The Guardian)
Morecambe Jazz Club - Wednesday 12th June
(In a bit of a coup for Lancaster Jazz) The amazing Metamorphic are quiet possibly the most exciting jazz group on the UK jazz scene today, ‘brave, honest and beguiling’ (Jazz UK). ‘Refreshingly femine’ (Jazzwise) songs, improvisation and grooves from Chris Williams, alto sax (Led Bib); John Martin, tenor/soprano sax (The John Martin Quartet); Kerry Andrew, vocals (Juice); Tom Greenhalgh, drums (World Sanguine Report); Paul Sandy, bass (The Dead Victorians); Laura Cole, piano/composer/arranger (Juxtavoices).
Royst are a contemporary vocal trio comprising highly respected Norwegian vocalists/composers Kari Nergaard Bleivik (The Tommy Evans Orchestra; Jazz Yorkshire Vocalist of the Year 2012), Maria Jardardottir (WoCalling) and Cecilie Giskemo (Suzy Q). The trio combine rhythms, textures and improvisations from world music, jazz and folk in their music. Royst has been described as having 'simmering power and surging beauty' (Vibrations Magazine).
In association with More Music
13-17 Devonshire Road
The music and visuals from the fantastic collaboration between More Music's community jazz workshop, Orbit and the LJF Photographers Created for Lancaster Jazz Festival 2012.
Orbit Jazz - Created for Lancaster Jazz Festival 2012
LRGS Big Band
The LRGS Big Band will be joined by a brand new work from the minds of LJF’s festival photographers complete with live soundtrack from More Music’s Summer Jazz Workshop participants and a set from local young superstars Youth Orbit.
More info soon....
It's less than 4 months to Lancaster Jazz Festival 2012!
We're going to be announcing the full festival programme on the 1st July here on lancasterjazz.com as well as in print but we're letting members in on a sneak peak at a General Meeting on Wednesday 27th June, 7.30pm at The Gregson Centre, Moor Lane, Lancaster.
We'll be running through the festival programme for this year as well as everything we've been up to and hopefully getting your feedback
We want your ideas for things we can do (around the music programme) at this years festival to make it bigger and better
Bring your ideas and thoughts about the future of Lancaster Jazz Festival
We will be formally setting up as a charity with a brand new constitution in order to register as a charity and to ensure the long term stability of Lancaster Jazz Festival
And you'll get to meet our lovely board (below - not quite as scary in real life)
Membership of Lancaster Jazz Festival is just £10 at the moment (normally £20). Sign up at any Lancaster Jazz Festival event (this could include the meeting).
Oh and don't forget the amazing MORECAMBE JAZZ CLUB on the 20th June. 7.30pm at The Hothouse. Two amazing guitarists in the form of Dierdre Cartwright and Kathy Dyson with support for just £5.
Members buy 2 tickets and get 1 FREE!
See you there!
Wednesday 20th June
The Hothouse, 13-17 Devonshire Road, Morecambe. LA3 1QT
£5 (tickets available on the door)
A really exciting line up handpicked by the members of Lancaster Jazz Festival. Featuring....
Deirdre Cartwright/Kathy Dyson - Remembering Emily
Swing, Latin and bebop invoking the spirit of the great American jazz guitarist Emily Remler
Their interplay is a delight throughout a varied and consistently entertaining set.” Chris Parker
Fast and tight knit 3 part vocal bebop harmony
A constantly evolving group of fantastic local players
Lancaster Jazz Festival has paired up with More Music to kick start MORECAMBE JAZZ CLUB - a new termly event at the newly refurbished home of More Music - The Hothouse.
Celebrating the launch of their new album (and in unusual trio format) THE EUROPEAN UNION TRIO will be headlining along with More Music's own community band YOUTH ORBIT and local band SWERVE TRIO.
Tickets are £5/£3 and are available in advance from here or from the More Music Box Office on (01524) 831997.