Raquel Álvaro mezzo-soprano / Vicente Magalhães piano / Jack Garside double bass / Alasdair Pennington drums
Vicente Magalhães writes music that pays tribute to his Portuguese nationality. Whether he does this by exploring certain indigenous rhythms and traditional chord progressions or by re-arranging and re-imagining old folk tunes the output is a singular one and very under explored. The end result is an intriguing and engaging set of modern jazz pieces that are deeply rooted in Portuguese history and culture. The resulting sound of the band is fresh and full of original ideas and the voice of Raquel Álvaro is really quite special.
Sat 14 Sep, 8pm
2hrs including interval
Full access info
The Hall A ground floor café bar in a converted drill hall. Step free access available.
Getting to The Hall The nearest designated disabled parking bay is at Church Street, 150 meters away. Taxis can pick-up/drop-off immediately in-front of the venue on China Street however, the nearest dropped kerb is on the junction of Church Street, 150 meters away from the venue entrance. The nearest taxi rank is at Lancaster Bus Station, 250 meters away. Into The Hall Venue is on ground floor. Main entrance is on China Street. There is 1 step up at the entrance with no handrail. Step-free access is via The Roastery entrance, to the right-hand side of the main entrance. Festival Staff/Volunteers will be outside the venue to direct. Doors will not be closed between performance and will be open during normal café opening times. Therefore, the venue can be accessed at any time before the performance. Inside The Hall There is an accessible viewing area located to the front right of the performance space. This will be stewarded, and Front of House Staff/Volunteers can lead you to it. There are great sight lines to the performance area (it’s practically in the performance space due to the small area of the venue). If the venue is extremely busy and the accessible viewing area is full then Festival Staff/Volunteers will endeavour to find seats with good sightlines to the stage on arrival or on request. Smoking The smoking area is located outside of either entrance. Accessibility for performers The performance area is on the same level as the rest of the venue. There are no backstage facilities at this venue. Services and facilities Accessible toilet This is located down the corridor to the right of the performance area. It is for all to use. 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 65470.