Entries by blackdykemills


Nicki Allan’s ability to interpret Jazz Classics effortlessly and stylishly has made her a well-respected Jazz singer over recent years.  She was awarded Jazz Yorkshire Vocalist of the year 2011. Once in a while along comes the ‘complete vocalist, that rare and talented individual who can take any style and turn it effortlessly into their […]


Sam Baker is a Texan singer-songwriter whose first CD, Mercy, in 2004 brought him an ardent and extensive following in North America and Europe. In 1986 Sam survived a bomb blast perpetrated by Peru’s Shining Path rebels and has since become one of the leading singer-songwriters around as well as an accomplished painter. On this […]

BEN CROSLAND TRIO – Tuesday 20 June 2017

Yorkshire bassist, bandleader and composer Ben Crosland formed his trio, with his two long-term associates trumpeter Steve Waterman and keyboard man Steve Lodder, ten years ago, in order to explore the possibilities of a group without drums. The trio approaches improvisation in a subtle and open manner; the interplay between the players creates a natural […]

ADRIAN INGRAM’S JAZZ DAWGS – Tuesday 13 June 2017

Band leader Adrian Ingram is an internationally renowned jazz guitarist and according to Bob Benedetto; “One of jazz guitar’s most gifted players.” The Jazz Dawgs are Ian Wroe; Guitar, Pete Wraith; Guitar and vocals. They describe their music as “Melodic Jazz & Swing that won’t spook the horses.” Ed Lomax, Ribble Valley Jazz Festival says, […]

Jeff Hewer – Tuesday 06 June

Standing in for Ed Kayniek, we have Jeff Hewer, Canadian jazz guitarist with Tom Riviere on bass, Steve Hanley on drums and John Dyson. Jeff is making a name for himself on the Northern scene with his own trio and as a sideman. Tom and Steve are well established as the next generation of creative […]

Waiting For Wednesday – Saturday 18 March

Feisty female duo with sweet and husky voices harmonise distinctively in their stirring songs on living, loving and losing.  Influenced by the likes of Joni, Janis and Emmylou, they write stories in the folk tradition and play them with a rock passion and country twang. Waiting For Wednesday have played hundreds of gigs across their […]

Bric-A-Brac in Concert – Saturday 18 February

Bric-a-Brac are a foot stomping young folk band playing traditional and original music.  Heralding from exotic corners of Yorkshire and the Midlands such as Bradford, Sherwood Forest and Moseley Bog, they play an eclectic mix of instruments; songs and tunes in their repertoire can be lead by anything from concertina to 5-string bass. Website: http://www.bricabracmusic.co.uk/ […]