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The Hive in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Jazz Network 2017

 

SHREWSBURY JAZZ NETWORK LISTINGS:

JAZZ IN SHROPSHIRE MARCH 2017

 

This is the latest monthly SJN listing for jazz gigs in Shropshire. We try to make sure that all the information we send out in these listings is accurate and up-to-date. However cancellations do happen, we sometimes receive inadequate information and 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.

 

 

 

Saturday 4

Jim Wynn Trio: Jim Wynn (organ), Lee Jones (guitar), Gary Santry (drums)

The Wightman Theatre, The Square, Shrewsbury, 12 noon, suggested donation £3

 

Remi Harris Project

Three Tuns, Salop Street, Bishop’s Castle, 7pm   £10

 

Sunday 5

Millennium Eagle Jazz Band

Albrighton Sports and Social Club, 1pm, £5

 

Tom Green with Paul Sawtell

Black Boy, Bridgnorth, 12.30pm, donations.

 

Monday 6

Hoot Jazz workshop with John Williams

Quakers’ Hall, Coton Hill, Shrewsbury, 7pm - 9pm, £10

 

Wednesday 8

The Dragon Band

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

 

Friday 10

Zoe Gilby Quartet:  Zoe Gilby (vocals), Mark Williams (guitar), Andy Champion (bass), Richard Brown (drums)

Habberley Village Hall, near Shrewsbury, 7.30pm, £10.  01743790179

 

Saturday 11

Stuart Spiers Band

The Wightman Theatre, The Square, Shrewsbury, 12 noon, suggested donation £3

 

Sunday 12

Roy Johnson, Allan Dickie (saxes), Paul Brooks (piano), Peter Cabara (bass), Richard Williamson Drums)

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

 

Chicago Swing Katz

Brooklands Hotel, Shrewsbury, 7.30pm, £5

 

Monday 13

Hoot Jazz workshop with John Williams

Quakers’ Hall, Coton Hill, Shrewsbury, 7pm - 9pm, £10

 

Wednesday 15

The Dragon Band

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

 

Friday 17

Totally Stu’d featuring Stuart Spiers (sax, flute) and Stuart Goodhew (piano)

In Good Hands Café, Shrewsbury, 7-9pm, donations

 

Saturday 18

Geoff James Band

The Wightman Theatre, The Square, Shrewsbury, 12 noon, suggested donation £3

 

SJN GIG OF THE MONTH

Nikki Iles/Karen Sharp Quartet:  Nikki Iles (piano), Karen Sharp (saxes), Dave Green (bass), Steve Brown (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

Nikki Iles and Karen Sharp are among the UK's most respected jazz musicians. Pianist Nikki Iles is a hugely accomplished, heartfelt player with a beautiful sound and fertile imagination. She has played in many of the UK’s leading groups and is a prize-winning composer and prominent jazz educator. A Guardian review noted: "Iles displayed the rhythmic surprises, shape shifting phrases, playful dialogue with partners and a mix of ruggedness and reflection that at times make her comparable with the great John Taylor". Karen Sharp came to notice playing fluent and swinging tenor sax in the late Humphrey Lyttelton's band.  Humph encouraged her to double on baritone sax, on which she is one of Britain's best. Her tenor playing now has a contemporary edge and even lovelier sound, showing "subtle shifts of tone and attack" (Dave Gelly, Observer). Bassist Dave Green and drummer Steve Brown, consummate players of vast experience with numerous jazz greats, complete this superb group, which is featured on Karen’s acclaimed album, “Spirit”. Expect swinging, melodic and lyrical music - originals and standards - played brilliantly and with utter sincerity.  So, please book  - and tell your friends.

 

Sunday 19

James Davison (trumpet) and Liam Dunachie (piano)

Black Boy, Bridgnorth, 12.30pm, donations

 

Savannah Jazz Band

Albrighton Sports and Social Club, 1pm, £5

 

Wednesday 22

Sarah Smith (violin) Trio

Housmans, Church Stretton, 7.30pm, free

The Dragon Band

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

 

Saturday 25

End of season jazz surprise

The Wightman Theatre, The Square, Shrewsbury, 12 noon, suggested donation £3

 

New Orleans Heat

Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 7.30pm, £15

 

Sunday 26

Severnside Jazz Band      

Four Crosses, Bicton, 8.30pm, £5

Monday 27

Hoot Jazz workshop with John Williams

Quakers’ Hall, Coton Hill, Shrewsbury, 7pm - 9pm, £10

Wednesday 29

The Dragon Band

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

 

Thursday 30

Hales Street Stompers

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

Friday 31

Roy Johnson, Allan Dickie (saxes), Paul Brooks (piano), Peter Cabara (bass), Richard Williamson drums)   The Cliffe at Dinham, Ludlow, 8pm, free (drinks, light meals and dinner available)

Golden Lion Jazz Jam

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

VENUES

Mid Shropshire

Alington Hall, Shrewsbury School, Kingsland, Shrewsbury 01743 280810

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

The 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, Limes Walk, Oakengates, Telford 01952 382382