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Ian Chalk’s Firebird Quartet – Wakefield Jazz

May 5 @ 7:30 pm

Performing original compositions with energy and driving grooves as well as music from great contemporary jazz composers, Firebird Quartet deliver enough sophistication for any contemporary jazz aficionados but with a sense of groove that any audience will enjoy. Very local musicians (Leeds and York) these guys have been playing around the North for some time,

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Jay Phelps Quartet – Wakefield Jazz

May 12 @ 7:00 pm

Canadian trumpeter with a high grade band dedicated to jazz with a whole lot of life . Jay has become a much in-demand international musician since his last appearance at Wakefield.  He plays in a wide range of styles beyond jazz which gives him added appeal. His jazz credentials include playing with and leading Wynton

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Jonathan Gee Quartet featuring Tim Whitehead – Wakefield Jazz

May 19 @ 7:00 pm

Friday 19 May 2017 A reprise of the band which composed and played our 25th Anniversary suite . Jonathan Gee has a long history of appearances at the club and was commissioned to compose a piece to celebrate our 25th anniversary in 2012. In fact he brought a whole set of pieces “The Wakefield Silver

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Dominic Galea Quintet – Wakefield Jazz

May 26 @ 7:00 pm

Friday 26 May 2017 Protégé of Stan Tracey makes a rare visit to the UK . During his life Stan Tracey took his family for many holidays to the island of Malta. Unsurprisingly, he had contact with the jazz community there and high among them was a pianist, Sammy Galea, father of Dominic Galea. Both Sammy

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Denys Baptiste Quartet – The Late Trane – Wakefield Jazz

June 2 @ 7:00 pm

Denys Baptiste Quartet – The Late Trane Friday 2 June 2017 Renowned UK tenorist pays homage to the great Coltrane’s later music . Denys is a Mercury and MOBO winner as well as BBC and Parliamentary Jazz Awards winner (for best album).   He rarely records these days but has been stimulated to return to the studio

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