Dave Evans piano & songwriting Nik Rutherford guitar Kenny Higgins bass Alex Wibrew drums Thandanani Gumede voice & songwriting Nokuthula Zondi-Kamudyariwa voice Xolani Mbatha baritone voice
This band represents pianist Dave Evans’ long-lasting interest in South Africa and its music.
He combines his jazz quartet with a trio of close harmony vocalists (ex-pat, South Africans from the Huddersfield area). Ubunye (‘one-ness’) unites singers hailing from KwaZulu Natal in South Africa with gospel and R’n’B musicians from Yorkshire, in an inspirational blend of jazz, Isigqi (traditional Zulu music) and Afro-pop. High energy African beats and traditional sounds morph into more contemporary African musical styles. All that and the jazz skills of this established quartet. Bring it on!
"It's a soulful, goosebump inducing experience" Manchester Jazz Festival
Sun 16 Sep, 3.10pm
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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