This year’s Youth Jazz Commission has been awarded to 24 year old jazz pianist and composer currently studying an MA at The Royal Academy of Music in London. He began composing as an undergraduate at Birmingham Conservatoire and his well reviewed debut album ‘Rough Boundaries’, is a suite of original big band music featuring Birmingham Jazz Orchestra. Jacky’s family is from the Aire, Worth and Calder valleys in West Yorkshire, where the mills and wool industry articulate not only key experiences in the lives of his grandparents and parents, also the cultural experience of industrial northern towns. The project will produce a suite of music capturing the varying aspects of the Industrial Revolution. The suite will divide into five sections: The Weaving Shed; Wakes Weeks; War of Attrition; Decline of Industry; Rebirth and will feature a new sextet that Jacky is assembling especially for this project.
The Storey Auditorium
Sun 15 Sep, 12pm doors 12.30pm performance
Full access info
PRINTROOM & THE STOREY AUDITORIUM (THE FESTIVAL HUB) A small café with adjoining small black-box theatre in a converted art college. Step free access available.
Getting to Printroom & The Storey Auditorium The nearest designated disabled parking bay is at Dallas Road Car Park, 180 meters away. However Blue Badge holders can park around Lancaster Castle behind the venue. Taxis can pick-up/drop-off on Castle Hill in front of the Merchant’s pub. There is a dropped kerb on the corner by the Storey. 10 meters away from the venues step-free entrance. Into Printroom & The Storey Auditorium Venue is on the ground floor. Main entrance is on Meeting House Lane where there is a lift to the Ground Floor (main entrance slightly below this level by 4 steps). Step-free access is via the Castle Hill entrance. Up the road towards Lancaster Castle, to the right of the main entrance. People with disabilities can access The Storey Auditorium early, just mention to Festival Volunteers outside of the venue. Inside Printroom & The Storey Auditorium There is an accessible viewing area located to the front of the Auditorium. This will be stewarded, and Front of House Staff/Volunteers can lead you to it. There are great sight lines to the stage. There is an accessible viewing area located to the front left of the Printroom. This will be stewarded, and Front of House Staff/Volunteers can lead you to it. There are great sight lines to the stage. Smoking The smoking area is located in the beer garden, opposite the Printroom bar. There are no steps to access. Accessibility for performers The performance area is not raised and is on the same level as the rest of the venue. Accessible toilet is available backstage. Services and facilities Accessible toilet This is located on the corridor from the Castle Hill entrance. It requires a RADAR key (available from behind the bar). There is step free access to it. Accessible bar The bar is accessible via step-free access but does not have a lowered bar. However, we will provide a bartender if required with at seat service. Personal assistants 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 Assistance dogs are welcome and fresh drinking water will be available on request. Strobe lighting No strobe lighting will be used at any Lancaster Jazz Festival event. Medicines 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 For further information about this venue please contact the venue directly at 01524 582226