We've worked for the best part of a year to bring three of the best musicians in the world to Lancaster and that day is today! From 7.30pm at The Dukes - TRIO LIBERO - Andy Sheppard/Michel Benita/Seb Rochford. I've listened to their album countless times since we booked them and it is truly brilliant - musically accessible whilst subtly complex and just beautiful. Its going to be great tonight and there are tickets still available ( http://dukes-lancaster.org/music/trio-libero) - we'd love to sell it out and put Lancaster on the 'jazz map' (apologies for the cheese just then)
That's not the only thing today - we have a whole afternoon of bands in the garden at The Borough with Grammy nominated Neil C Young and !POPiJAZZ! - a project created for Lancaster Jazz Festival 2012 as well as the fantastic Eliza Ramsey Trio and Billionaires.
Moving to The Dukes for 6pm with the Matt Anderson Quartet - from Leeds and a truly great player (I went to college with Matt and he was always way ahead of anything most of us were doing). Then TRIO LIBERO and finally a post show jam session at the Golden Lion. The fantastic Swerve Trio are the house band (if you heard them earlier in the week you'll know how good they are) - bring an instrument and sit in with them - they'll happily move aside or help you out - whatever you want to do.
It's going to be a great day and even the sun in shinning!
See you later!
Matt Robinson - Festival Director