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The Hive in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Jazz Network 2017

 

SHREWSBURY JAZZ NETWORK LISTINGS:

JAZZ IN SHROPSHIRE

MAY 2018

  

This is the latest monthly SJN listing for jazz gigs in Shropshire. We try to make sure that all the information we send is accurate and up-to-date. However, cancellations do happen, we sometimes receive inadequate information and we can make mistakes! So if you need to be sure, check for yourselves by telephoning the venues. Venue contacts are listed following the gig listings.

May offers some great jazz throughout the county.  As well as our presentation of the superb Alex Hitchcock quintet (12), you can hear brilliant saxophony from Geoff Simkins (6, Bridgnorth with Craig Milverton), Mike Fletcher (17, Oswestry with his Anglo-Spanish group), Chris Young (18, Craven Arms with Elliott Sansom), Alan Barnes (18,19, Bridgnorth) and Sam Rapley (20, Bridgnorth with the excellent Misha Mullov-Abbado band featuring Ludlow’s Liam Dunachie). Other standouts include singer Tina May with an all-star band (18, Bridgnorth), and guitar duo Maciek Pysz and Gianluca Corona (25, Oswestry). Thanks to the hard-working promoters of these and all other Shropshire gigs.   

 

Tuesday 1

Vintage Jazz Revival

Rose and Crown, Ludlow, 8.30pm, free

 

Wednesday 2

The Dragon Band

Horse and Jockey, Chirbury Road, Churchstoke, Montgomery SY15 6AE, 8pm, free (donations welcome) 01588 620060 band 01686 668526

 

Sunday 6

Geoff Simkins (sax) and Craig Milverton (piano)

Black Boy, Bridgnorth, 12.30pm, donations

Black Cat Jazz

Albrighton Sports and Social Club, 1pm, £5

 

Tuesday 8

Vintage Jazz Revival

Rose and Crown, Ludlow, 8.30pm, free

 

Wednesday 9

The Dragon Band

Horse and Jockey, Chirbury Road, Churchstoke, Montgomery SY15 6AE, 8pm, free (donations welcome) 01588 620060 band 01686 668526

 

Hannah Lockerman Band

Housman’s, Church Stretton, 8pm, free

 

Friday 11

Simon Deeley and the Blue Haze Quartet

Aardvark Books, Brampton Bryan, 7.30pm, £10

 

Geoff James Trio

In Good Hands Café, Shrewsbury, 8pm, donations

 

Saturday 12

SJN GIG OF THE MONTH: ALEX HITCHCOCK QUINTET: Alex Hitchcock (tenor sax), James Copus (trumpet), Will Barry (piano), Joe Downard (bass), Jay Davis (drums)

The Hive, Belmont, Shrewsbury, 8pm, £16 Under 22’s £8. Tickets from The Hive 01743 234970 or www.hiveonline.org.uk; Pengwern Books 01743 232236

Alex Hitchcock, “a fantastic young talent” (Helen Mayhew, Jazz FM) leads some of the UK’s most distinctive new players.  Alex combines the technical mastery now taken for granted with an enquiring mind as player/composer and a warm way with an audience.  James Copus’ beautiful brassy sound projects an original conception and the rhythm team seems able to do it all. (Will Barry has just been named Musicians’ Company Young Jazz Musician of the Year). The music will range from classic jazz tunes to attractive originals and will be thrillingly played. 

 

Shakatak

Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 8pm, £20 (£17)

 

Sunday 13

Local Quintet playing jazz standards, bossas and blues 

The Cliffe at Dinham, Ludlow, 12.30 – 3pm, free (drinks, light meals and Sunday lunch available)

 

Chicago Swing Katz with special guest Nick Wiltshire on keyboards.

The Wild Pig, Shrewsbury, 8.00pm - 10.00pm. £6 entrance.

 

Monday 14

Hoot Jazz workshop with John Williams

Quakers’ Hall, Coton Hill, Shrewsbury, 7pm - 9pm, £12

 

Tuesday 15

Vintage Jazz Revival

Rose and Crown, Ludlow, 8.30pm, free

 

Wednesday 16

The Dragon Band

Horse and Jockey, Chirbury Road, Churchstoke, Montgomery SY15 6AE, 8pm, free (donations welcome) 01588 620060 band 01686 668526

 

Thursday 17

Mike Fletcher International Quartet: Mike Fletcher (alto sax), Albert Cirera (tenor sax), Olie Brice (bass), Ramon Prats (drums)

Hermon Chapel, Oswestry, 8pm, £10 (advance - 20 only), door £13, under 16 £5

 

Friday 18

Bridgnorth Jazz Festival: Celebrating Cole Porter with Tina May (vocals), Enrico Tomasso (trumpet), Alan Barnes (saxophones), Roy Williams (trombone), Julian Stringle (clarinet), Craig Milverton (piano), Erika Lyons (bass), Nick Millward (drums)

The Down Inn, Bridgnorth, £17.50, 8pm.  Tickets: 01746 765737 or 07710 242446; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Chris Young Quartet: Chris Young (saxophone), Elliott Sansom (piano), Ben Muirhead (bass), Jim Bashford (drums)

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms, 8.30pm, £12 (dinner £8 from 7.15) Advance tickets and information 01588 676060,

 

Saturday 19

Bridgnorth Jazz Festival: The Jazz Trail

Janice Day (vocals) and Nils Solberg (guitar)

Bamboo Wine Bar, 11am-12.30pm

 

Enrico Tomasso (trumpet) and Martin Litton (piano)

The Black Boy Inn, 12pm-1.30pm

 

Carole Westwood (vocals) and John Evans (piano)

The White Lion Inn, 1.00-2.30pm

 

Tribute to George Shearing: Paul Sawtell (vibes), Liam Dunachie (piano), Any Mackenzie (guitar), Erika Lyons (bas), Nick Millward (drums)

Tanner’s Wine Shop, 2.00-3.15pm

 

Tina May (vocals) and Craig Milverton (piano)

The White Lion Inn, 3.15-4.30pm

 

All Star Jam Session: Alan Barnes (reeds), Enrico Tomasso (trumpet), Martin Litton (piano), Roy Williams (trombone), Julian Stringle (clarinet), Erika Lyons (bass), Nick Millward (drums) + guests

The Shakespeare Inn, 4.30-6.00pm

£15 admits to all above shows. Tickets: 01746 765737 or 07710 242446; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Pancake Band/Totally Stu’d featuring Stuart Spiers and Stuart Goodhew

In Good Hands Café, Shrewsbury, 8pm, donations

 

Sunday 20

Bridgnorth Jazz Festival: Misha Mullov-Abbado Quartet:  Misha Mullov-Abbado (bass), Sam Rapley (tenor sax), Liam Dunachie (piano), Scott Chapman (drums)

The Swan at Knowle Sands,12.30pm, £10.  Tickets: 01746 765737 or 07710 242446; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Severnside Jazz Band

Wild Pig (formerly Brooklands Hotel), Shrewsbury, 8pm, £6

 

Marla Dixon (from US) band

Albrighton Sports and Social Club, 1pm, £5

 

Monday 21

Hoot Jazz workshop with John Williams

Quakers’ Hall, Coton Hill, Shrewsbury, 7pm - 9pm, £12

 

Tuesday 22

Vintage Jazz Revival

Rose and Crown, Ludlow, 8.30pm, free

 

Wednesday 23

The Dragon Band

Horse and Jockey, Chirbury Road, Churchstoke, Montgomery SY15 6AE, 8pm, free (donations welcome) 01588 620060 band 01686 668526

 

Friday 25

Maciek Psyz and Gianluca Corona (guitars)

Hermon Chapel, Oswestry, 8pm, £10 (advance - 20 only), door £13, under 16 £5

Tickets: 01746 765737 or 07710 242446; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Dinner Jazz: Local Quartet playing jazz standards, bossas and blues

The Cliffe at Dinham, Ludlow, 8pm, free

 

Golden Lion Jazz Jam

Golden Lion, Four Crosses, Llandysilio, 8.30pm, free.  Come and play

 

Monday 28

Hoot Jazz workshop with John Williams

Quakers’ Hall, Coton Hill, Shrewsbury, 7pm - 9pm, £12

 

Tuesday 29

Vintage Jazz Revival

Rose and Crown, Ludlow, 8.30pm, free

 

Thursday 31

Hales Street Stompers

Red Lion, Great Hales St, Market Drayton, 8.30pm, free

 

 

VENUES

North Shropshire

Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, Chapel Street, Oswestry SY11 1LF, 01691 662196

Willow Gallery, 56 Willow Street, Oswestry SY11 1AD, 07773 720425

 

Mid Shropshire

Alington Hall, Shrewsbury School, Kingsland, Shrewsbury, 01743 280810

Tuesday 22

Vintage Jazz Revival

Rose and Crown, Ludlow, 8.30pm, free

Ashton Hall, Shrewsbury School,Kingsland, Shrewsbury, 01743 280810

The Bolt Hole, Leasowes Bank Farm, Ratlinghope, nr Shrewsbury, SY5 0SW, 01743 790903

The Wild Pig, Brooklands, Mill Road, Shrewsbury SY3 9JL

Four Crosses Inn, Holyhead Road, Bicton, Shrewsbury, 01743 850258

Henry Tudor House, Barracks Passage, Shrewsbury, SY1 1XA, 01743 361666

Maidment Building, Shrewsbury School, Kingsland, Shrewsbury 01743 280810

Shrewsbury Coffee House, 5 Castle Gates, SY1 2AE. 01743 242610

The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury, 01743 234970

Theatre Severn, Frankwell, Shrewsbury, 01743 281281

The Wightman Theatre, 14a The Square, Shrewsbury, 01743 290704

    

South Shropshire

Assembly Rooms, Mill Street, Ludlow 01584 878141

The Coach House, 46, Hospital St, Bridgnorth WV15 5AL

Edge Arts Centre, William Brookes School, Much Wenlock, 01952 728509

Housman’s, 27 High Street, Church Stretton. 01694 724441

The Old Castle, 10/11, West Castle St., Bridgnorth, 01746 763424

The Swan Inn, Knowle Sands, Bridgnorth, 01746 763424

Three Tuns, Salop Street, Bishop’s Castle.        01686 668675

White Lion Inn, West Castle St, Bridgnorth, 01746 763902

    

Telford & Wrekin

Albrighton Sports & Social Club, Cross Road, Albrighton. WV7 3QT Tel: 07947 668750

 

The Place, Oakengates Theatre, Tickets: 01746 765737 or 07710 242446; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Limes Walk, Oakengates, Telford 01952 38238252 382382