Jamie Stockbridge alto saxophone Faye MacCalman tenor saxophone & clarinet Graham Hardy trumpet John Pope double bass Johnny Hunter drums
Hard-working North East bass player John Pope has played with artists across the spectrum of modern music, from folk songsters to free improv legends to genuine pop stars. But jazz is his creative home turf. Leading a band of all-star Northern musicians, John’s music draws on the history of 60s avant-jazz and hard-bop, but with a modern sensibility grounded in the adventurous sounds of today’s European jazz scene. A mix of original tunes and carefully-curated cover material, played with hard-swinging ferocity and playful openness. The John Pope Quintet kicks up a joyful racket full of rewards for the adventurous listener.
"Irresistible joie de vivre"Jazzwise
Sun 16 Sep, 1.50pm
Full access info
Sun Square Our main space set in a Georgian city centre square. Step free access available.
The nearest designated disabled parking bay is at Church Street, 100 meters away.
Taxis can pick-up/drop-off at Sun Square, but please don’t park here – it’s a narrow street and we need to keep it clear for emergency access. There will be a small ramp off the cobbled street over the kerb into Sun Square.
The nearest taxi rank is at Lancaster Bus Station, 180 meters away.
Into Sun Square
Venue is an open town square set off Sun Street, a cobbled street. 2 steps down surround the majority of the square (no handrail) after a kerb, but a temporary ramp will be installed from Sun Street.
Inside Sun Square
There is an accessible viewing area located towards the front right-hand side of the space towards the stage. This will be stewarded, and Front of House Staff/Volunteers can lead you to it. There are great sight lines to the stage.
Smoking is permitted in the square.
Accessibility for performers
The stage is accessible from behind the bar end. Your stage manager will be able to direct. There are no backstage facilities at this venue
Services and facilities Accessible toilet
There is no accessible toilet on site although we are working with local businesses to ensure there is one close by. Details will be announced shortly (at least 1 month before the festival). There will be step free access to it.
The bar is not step free accessible (2 steps up, no handrail), however at seat/table bartender service is available throughout the square.
Essential companions, personal assistants, support workers and carers of people with disabilities get in free to every Lancaster Jazz Festival event. If the event is ticketed, please mention that you require a PA ticket.
Assistance dogs are welcome and fresh drinking water will be available on request.
No strobe lighting will be used at any Lancaster Jazz Festival event.
If you need to bring medicines, food and drink to manage a medical condition, or medical equipment you are welcome to do so. We don’t have any medical equipment at our venues.
Contact details for all access enquires
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