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The Hive in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Jazz Network 2017

 

SHREWSBURY JAZZ NETWORK LISTINGS:

JAZZ IN SHROPSHIRE APRIL/MAY 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.

 

 

Sunday 30

Baby Jools' Jazzaholics

Albrighton Sports and Social Club, 1pm, £5

 

Wednesday 3

The Dragon Band

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

 

Friday 5

Oswestry Jazz Orchestra

Hermon Chapel, Oswestry, 8.30pm, £5

 

Sunday 7

Ben Cummings (trumpet) and Jonathan Vinten (piano)

Black Boy, Bridgnorth, 12.30pm, donations

 

Monday 8

Hoot Jazz workshop with John Williams

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

 

Tuesday 9

 

Gypsy Jazz Jam Session

The Hatch, Eardiston, nr Tenbury Wells, 8pm, free. Players of all abilities welcome – and spectators. Bring your own booze! See This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for directions. 

 

Wednesday 10

Mark Lewandowski’s Fats Waller Project: Mark Lewandowski (bass), Liam Noble (piano), Paul Clarvis (drums)

The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock, 7.30pm, £12 (£10 under 19’s)

 

The Dragon Band

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

 

 

Saturday 13

SJN GIG OF THE MONTH

THE BRANDON ALLEN QUARTET PLAYS GENE AMMONS: Brandon Allen (tenor sax), Ross Stanley (organ/piano), Arnie Somogyi (bass), Matt Home (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

From the ‘50s to the ‘70s, Gene “Jug” Ammons was a truly influential saxophonist, widely popular yet revered by musicians.  His style – virile, warm and bluesy, with a cutting edge – combined the two great strains of jazz tenor (Hawkins and Young) while incorporating the newer sounds of bebop. His danceable, funky records sometimes shaded into R and B and “soul jazz”, though the quality stayed high.  And he played ballads with feeling and fibre.  

Brandon Allen, a passionate Ammons admirer, is the ideal player to conjure up his spirit.   Jazzwise calls him “arguably the most exciting tenor player in Britain today. His phrasing is unashamedly emotional, soaked in the blues tradition”.  His previous Hive visits have revealed Brandon’s instrumental mastery and invention.  He brings a band worthy of Jug:  Ross Stanley, the UK’s first choice organist (and superb pianist); leading bassist Arnie Somogyi; and the ever-swinging Matt Home.  So, don’t forget to book!

 

 

Sunday 14

Local Quintet playing jazz standards, bossas and blues 

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

 

Second Line Jazz

Albrighton Sports and Social Club, 1pm, £5

 

Chicago Swing Katz

Brooklands Hotel, Shrewsbury, 8pm, £6

 

Robin Nolan Trio: Robin Nolan (guitar), Chris Quinn (guitar), Arnoud van den Berg (bass)

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 8pm, £16 (students £10)

 

 

Monday 15

Hoot Jazz workshop with John Williams

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

 

 

Wednesday 17

The Dragon Band

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

 

Ludlow Jazz Ensemble

Housman’s, Church Stretton, 7.30pm, free

 

 

Friday 19

 

Bridgnorth Jazz Festival: Remembering Ella and Louis - devised by Tina May (vocals), with Enrico Tomasso (trumpet), Alan Barnes (saxophones), Julian Stringle (clarinet), Roy Williams (trombone), Craig Milverton (piano), Erika Lyons (bass) and Nick Millward (drums).

The Down Inn, Bridgnorth, 8pm, £17.50. Ticket hotlines: 01746 765737 or 07710 242446. Postal bookings (enclose SAE) from Tim Lord, 4 Whitbrook Mews, Bridgnorth WV15 5AG. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Tickets also from Tanners Wine Merchants, Bridgnorth and the Black Boy Inn.

 

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

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

 

 

Saturday 20

Bridgnorth Jazz Festival:  The Jazz Trail: Admission £15 for all events

11am- 12.30pm: Andy McKenzie and Will Barnes (guitars), Erika Lyons (bass) and Sarah Barnwell (violin) The White Lion Inn

12.30-2pm: Julian Stringle (clarinet) and Craig Milverton (piano) The White Lion Inn

1.30-3pm: Tina May (vocals) and Paul Sawtell (piano) Tanner’s Wine Shop

2-3.30pm: Alan Barnes (saxophone) and Liam Dunachie (piano) The Black Boy Inn

3-4.30pm Enrico Tomasso (trumpet) and Jonathan Vinten (piano) Bamboo Wine Bar 

4-30-5.15 Jam Session with Carole Westwood (vocals), Karen Sharp (saxophones), Liam Dunachie (piano), Erika Lyons (bass) and Nick Millward (drums) The Falcon Hotel

5.15-6pm Jam Session with Alan Barnes (saxophones), Enrico Tomasso (trumpet), Roy Williams (trombone), Craig Milverton (piano), Erika Lyons (bass) and Nick Millward (drums) The Falcon Hotel

Ticket hotlines: 01746 765737 or 07710 242446. Postal bookings (enclose SAE) from Tim Lord, 4 Whitbrook Mews, Bridgnorth WV15 5AG. tThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Tickets also from Tanners Wine Merchants, Bridgnorth and the Black Boy Inn.

 

Maciek Pysz & Gianluca Corona (guitars)

 

Willow Gallery, Oswestry, 8pm, £12 (child £6), 01691 657575 www.willowgalleryoswestry.org

 

 

Sunday 21

Bridgnorth Jazz Festival: Alex Welsh Extravaganza with Roy Williams, Julian Stringle, James Davison (trumpet), Erika Lyons, Liam Dunachie, Nick Millward and many others!

The Swan, Knowle Sands, 12.30pm, £10.  Ticket hotlines: 01746 765737 or 07710 242446. Postal bookings (enclose SAE) from Tim Lord, 4 Whitbrook Mews, Bridgnorth WV15 5AG. tThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Tickets also from Tanners Wine Merchants, Bridgnorth and the Black Boy Inn.

 

Monday 22

Hoot Jazz workshop with John Williams

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

 

 

Tuesday 23

Ben Holder (violin), Caley Groves (guitar), Paul Jefferies ( bass)

The Hatch, Eardiston, nr Tenbury Wells. Doors 7pm, music 7.30pm. Bar, refreshments. Tickets £12 available from Dani on 01584 881 564 or 07814 986 868 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Due to limited space we only have around 35 seats available per gig, so all tickets must be booked and paid for in advance (Cheque, PayPal, BACS or Cash).

 

Wednesday 24

The Dragon Band

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

 

Thursday 25

Hales Street Stompers

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

 

Friday 26

Local Quintet playing jazz standards, bossas and blues 

The Cliffe at Dinham, Ludlow, 8pm, free (drinks, light meals and dinner available)

 

Jazz Jam

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

 

 

Sunday 28

Carl Sinclair Trio

Albrighton Sports and Social Club, 1pm, £5

 

Severnside Jazz Band        

Four Crosses, Bicton, Shrewsbury, 8.30pm

 

 

Wednesday 31

The Dragon Band

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

 

 

 

 

 

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