JOHN MARLEY/KATE PETER’S QUARTET – Tuesday 4 July 2017

Kate Peters is one of the most exciting new performers to come out of the UK. A uniquely talented and versatile vocalist based in the north of England, Kate has worked in a wide variety of styles and areas of the music industry. As an active performer, Kate performs with some of the UK´s most talented jazz musicians.

Having worked extensively as a session singer, Kate has had the privilege of performing around the world. She has appeared on several dance compilations as a featured artist on tracks by Alex M.O.R.P.H. & Woody Van Eyden, One Hit Wonders and Playerz Inc. Kate also provided backing vocals on `Year of the Rat´ by Rick Witter and The Dukes. She has made appearances on national and international radio as well as national TV programmes such as `Heartbeat´ and `The Royal´. The album `Believe´ was released under Kate´s own name in 2006 as a collaboration with French composer, Jean Pascal Vielfaure.

As a member of the Charity Dreamgirls (www.charitydreamgirls.co.uk), Kate has had the pleasure of working alongside such artists as Candi Staton, Jaki Graham, Roachford and Angie Brown.

Kate has also been involved in the musical arrangement and direction of scores for musical theatre as well as arranging musical accompaniment for recording artists such as Celtic Sirens and The Brennan´s.

In 2012, Kate was shortlisted for Jazz Vocalist of the Year at the Jazz Yorkshire Awards.

Doors open 7.15pm.

Admission £5.00 (children free)

Wrap up warm. Bring your own drinks. Homemade soup and hot drinks available.

JOHN AND KATHY DYSON WITH NICKI ALLAN – Tuesday 27 June 2017

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 own. Nicki Allan is that vocalist – Whether it be Jazz, Soul, Gospel or Blues, Nicki’s rich timbre and superb vocal range enable her to move the hearts of the most hardened sceptic and draw in the listener to connect in a way rarely experienced nowadays.

http://www.nickiallan.com/

Kathy Dyson is a jazz guitarist, composer, researcher and educator based in Manchester. She first studied at Leeds College of Music in the early 80’s, co-founded Leeds Jazz, then set off on a five year tour of Europe with John and daughter Ruth. We performed at the Sorgues, Ulm (in Germany) and Avignon Festivals, were taken in by the gypsy communities in the South of France and Germany and performed at gypsy clubs and gatherings. We also played for innumerable private parties and functions including riverboat trips down the Rhine and busked under the disapproving stare of Beethoven to an audience of 600 in Bonn. She took an MA in Jazz Performance, taught as a lecturer at Arden College and then spent several years working on a PhD at Sheffield University. She formed a duo with guitarist Deirdre Cartwright “Emily Remembered”, which is a tribute to Emily Remler which she has performed at Seven Arts .
John Dyson is a saxophone player specialising in mostly modern jazz. He plays tenor, alto, soprano saxophones and EWI, (that’s a synthesiser which any wind player can use to access the world of synthetic sounds). He also writes music, not all of it jazz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpHeakz8Xfk

Doors open 7.15pm.

Admission £5.00 (children free)

Wrap up warm. Bring your own drinks. Homemade soup and hot drinks available.

AN EVENING WITH SAM BAKER – Sunday 25 June

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 national solo tour Sam Baker will be previewing songs from his long-awaited fifth album, Land of Doubt. His 2013 album, Say Grace, was listed by Rolling Stone as one of the top 10 country music albums of the year. This is a unique opportunity to see and hear one best song-writers around.

“Baker might be the most captivating songwriter in America.” – LONE STAR MUSIC

Website: http://www.sambakermusic.com/

YouTube Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxBb5kFK3Mo

Online Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/394167

Admission £15.00 advance, £16.00 door

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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 intensity combined with an acute sensitivity to dynamics. Three albums, ‘Conversations’, 2005, ‘Songs of the Year’, 2009, and the recent ‘Looking Forward, Looking Back’ have attracted enthusiastic reviews.

a real delight…The ensemble playing has the togetherness that only comes from top musicians who know each other well and think as one”. Dave Gelly, The Observer.

Doors open 7.15pm.

Admission £5.00 (children free)

Wrap up warm. Bring your own drinks. Homemade soup and hot drinks available.

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, “What a trio! Adrian clearly an international standard jazz guitarist, Ian Wroe pretty close by, and Pete Wraith maintaining the standard on acoustic guitar and vocals. From the first eight bars of their opening number I knew we were in for a treat.”

Doors open 7.15pm.

Admission £5.00 (children free)

Wrap up warm. Bring your own drinks. Homemade soup and hot drinks available.

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 and versatile jazz musicians based in Leeds. This promises to be another good night – so come along, support Jazz at the Mill and a new venue in Queensbury.

Doors open 7.15pm.

Admission £5.00 (children free)

Wrap up warm. Bring your own drinks. Homemade soup and hot drinks available.

John & Kathy Dyson’s Boptep with Jade Harris – Tuesday 29 May

 

Our Tuesday night Jazz at the Mill shows kick off with John and Katy Dyson’s Boptet with Jade Harris.

Kathy Dyson is a jazz guitarist, composer, researcher and educator based in Manchester. She first studied at Leeds College of Music in the early 80’s, co-founded Leeds Jazz, then set off on a five year tour of Europe with John and daughter Ruth.

John Dyson is a saxophone player specialising in mostly modern jazz. He plays tenor, alto, soprano saxophones and EWI, (that’s a synthesiser which any wind player can use to access the world of synthetic sounds). He also writes music, not all of it jazz

 

Doors open 7pm.

Admission £5.00 (children free) – Available on the Door

Wrap up warm. Bring your own drinks. Homemade soup and hot drinks available.

 

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 native West Yorkshire and further in their five years together; captivating crowds all the way to the bars of Ireland including the famous Matt Molloy’s. Having already shared stages with the acclaimed likes of Dancing Years, JP Cooper, Mozaik and the Lost Brothers; they continue to receive support for their self-released records ‘Girls Don’t Play Guitar’ and ‘When We Were Seventeen’.

“These best friends channel soul music through spiky yet beautiful country songs. Soul music in the sense that this music connects directly to your emotions taking you by surprise – tears spring to your eyes and you can only work out why later. Thank god for girls with guitars.” Ant Cotton, Wharfedale Observer – Live Review.

“Innovative duo, who fuses folk and rock, are getting noticed all over the country thanks to their combination of harmonies and rasping voices” Jim Greenhalf, Bradford Telegraph & Argus – “The Guide”.

“hard working and critically acclaimed Bradford-born duo with frequent radio plays and over 200 gigs last year alone” Bradford Review, Issue One March 2015

“Goosebump inducing harmonies and soaring vocals” All Done for 9 Sessions, Korks Otley

“Feisty ladies with beautiful harmonies, they may have very different voices but their shared passion, strength and joy shines through each song. They are writing excellent songs together, stories of love, breakups, good times and strong women!” Michelle Dalgety, Yorkshire Music Collective

“Think Emmylou and Janis on stage together! Yes that good!” Steve Chapman Smith

“The hardest working local duo returns” Saltaire Festival 2014 Programme

 

Website: http://www.waitingforwednesday.co.uk/

Preview: http://www.youtube.com/waitingforwednesday1

Doors open 7pm.

Admission £5.00 (children free)

Wrap up warm. Bring your own drinks. Homemade soup and hot drinks available.

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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/

Preview: Watch Bric-a-Brac perform on YouTube

Doors open 7pm.

Admission £7.00 (children free)

Wrap up warm. Bring your own drinks. Homemade soup and hot drinks available.

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