All-Dayer Line Up Announcement


Lancaster Jazz Festival All-dayer line up announcement!

It’s been a long wait, but we’re so excited for our return to live music at our Lancaster Jazz Festival All-Dayer at Kanteena on 11th September. One month today we’ll be joined by a whole host of brilliant artists, headlined by multi-instrumentalist Arun Ghosh and his Quartet. Check out the full programme below and join us for a great day of live jazz!

WHEN // Saturday 11 September, midday till late
WHERE // Kanteena, Brewery Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QL
TICKETS // Free (although a donation is appreciated)

Keep reading to find out who’s playing…


Arun Ghosh is a British-Asian clarinettist, composer, music educator. Conceived in Calcutta, bred in Bolton, and matured in Manchester, Arun’s musical vocabulary and vision reflects his rich geographical heritage.
🎧: but where are you really from? by Arun Ghosh


NONUNONU – Reminiscent of 70s fusion, combining sounds from recent electronic and hiphop styles of music.
🎧: Live at the Deli Lama EP 


Rafe’s Dilemma – Exploring the links between depicting plays through music, soundscapes, spoken word and free improvisation.
🎧: Give In by Rafe’s Dilemma
Read our review of Give In by Rafe’s Dilemma


Wandering Monster – High-quality, intricately arrangement original material – expect dynamic collective improvisation, raucous spontaneity, sensitivity and virtuosity.
🎧: Metropolis by Wandering Monste


Ariane Mamon – Ariane expresses through her music and performance the feeling of divine ecstasy: the feeling that birds of light are flying through you.
🎧: Dangerous Trees by Ariane Mamon


Major Ruse – Major Ruse are a hip hop influenced jazz trio with a rocky, punk edge, described by Tom Robinson as ‘a totally fantastic f***ing noise’.
🎧: Philistine by Major Ruse


Kader – Sextet playing ‘not-so-standards’ from the 50’s to the present (Roy Hargrove, Ibrahim Maloof, Henri Texier), choosing tunes that appeal to us and that audiences will enjoy.
🎧: Microscopic composed by Richard Iles, played by Kader


Off the Rails Big Band – Formed as a creative jazz orchestra in 1997 and back in that territory again through improvising under a bridge during lockdown. Playing good time music from Mulatu Astatke, Billy Jenkins and more.
🎧: Shadrach (after Vipertime)


Bess Shooter
Leeds based saxophonist/producer Bess Shooter explores the creative interaction between humans and machines. Her quartet combines jazz, folk, and electronics to create a unique, contemporary sound.
​🎧: Tell ’em Mr Biscuits

There’s no need to book a ticket – just turn up, find some space and have fun! Both indoor and outdoor stages have plenty of space in between tables so there’s room to breath and move.

About Kanteena
Kanteena is wheelchair accessible, and there is a disabled loo as well. If you have any questions about accessibility and the venue, let us know – just reply to this email and we’ll get back to you.

There is parking nearby on Edward streeet and Lodge street – there’s more information about parking on the Lancaster City Council website.

Children are very welcome at this event until 11pm, as are well behaved dogs.

We look forward to seeing you there! And in the meantime, here’s a Spotify playlist featuring some of the artists on the line up – enjoy!

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