Sofia Roubati alto saxophone Alex Dmochowski tenor saxophone Özenç Duzenli guitar Joe Boyle bass Dougal Taylor drums
Yiasena is a Quintet co-led by the Guitarist Ozenc Duzenli and Alto-Saxophonist Sofia Roubati. Yiasena it is a combination of the Greek words yia meaning ‘for’ and sena meaning ‘you’, their music is “For You” - their audience and they hope you will find your own truth in their music.
Yiasena is fuelled by a passion and great admiration of their traditional Greek music and a love of jazz and creative improvisational music. The band formed with the idea of combining Greek traditional music with jazz and see where that journey took them. The resulting sound is an exciting and successful blend that is both intriguing and exciting. Their name represents them well and signals their belief in the importance of bringing tradition closer to people.
Sat 15 Sep, 1.10pm
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
For further information about this venue please contact firstname.lastname@example.org