New Jazz Choir Starting in York  

York Jazz Initiative are launching a new Jazz Choir. Please see the detail below or click here. 

We're launching our new Jazz Choir aimed at adults (16+) who would like to sing some cool jazz tunes in a group of approximately 20 and be tutored by one of the UK's great jazz singers and vocal coach, Kate Peters. 

​You don't need to have an amazing voice or be able to read music, just be open to lots of fun, making new friends and performing concerts!  The Jazz Choir will also collaborate with other York Jazz Initiative ensembles. 

​The first rehearsal will be in early 2017 so click on the button to express your interest and we'll be in touch with more information as we get nearer the New Year. Exciting! 


Kate Peters 


Vale Of York Academy, Rawcliffe Drive, Clifton, York YO30 6ZS 


Thursday evenings during term time 

7:30pm till 9:00pm



Tcha Limberger’s incredible band is back for a much anticipated tour of the UK. 

Multi-instrumentalist Tcha Limberger leads this orchestra of hand-picked Gypsy musicians from Budapest. In true Hungarian Gypsy Band style, they switch between soaring intensity and smouldering pathos, delivering a passion and technical virtuosity that is truly astounding. 

“Tcha Limberger seems to be made entirely of music!” The Observer 

“As intoxicating as a vintage dessert wine” Songlines

Zhenya Strigalev Never Group at The Phoenix Inn 

26th July - The Phoenix Inn, George Street - 8.30pm - FREE ENTRY 

Building a reputation on both sides of the North Atlantic for his adventurous and impassioned emphasis on improvisation, Never Group is an experience that matches quirky abandon with resolute musicianship and technicality. 

Zhenya Strigalev - Sax  
Michael Janisch - Bass  
Marc Ayza - Drums 

Free entry.  

Check out the music here -


Jazz Worlds/World Jazz Book Launch at The Inkwell (Music From the Cornelius Corkery Trio) 

Thu, Jun 16 @ 3:00 PM — 4:30 PM 

The Inkwell, Gillygate, York, North Yorkshire, UK 

On 16th June, Jazz In York will be hosting a book launch at The Inkwell on Gillygate. The book entitled 'Jazz Worlds/World Jazz' looks at the journey of jazz music around the globe, far from its country of origin. You can read more about the book here - 

Speakers at the event will be the authors Philip V. Bohlman & Goffredo Plastino as well as York University Lecturer Jonathan Eato. 

Some live music will be provided by the Cornelius Corkery Trio. The event is free entry so please come along and join in the launch of this excellent book. 

For those not familiar with The Inkwell, it is one of those shops that makes York so great. Packed full of cool records, books, magazines & pop culture, it's a music lovers paradise!

York Music Forum Jazz Orchestra 

The fantastic York Music Forum Jazz Orchestra is raising money to record an album and you can help them by pre ordering a copy! There is plenty of info below and a link to the donation site.

'We are the York Music Forum Youth Jazz Orchestra and we want to record an album by the end of Summer term 2016. 

To do this we need to raise £500 to cover the cost of a professional recording engineer and to rent a suitable recording space (not a recording studio... could never afford that!) and to create CDs.  We will sell the CDs to allow us to buy some decent big band music stands. We'll also use the recording to try and get on the bill of jazz festivals in the north of England. 

I'll mix and master the recording (for free obv!) and we'll create something very professional-sounding indeed. 

Basically, we want you to buy your CDs in advance.... £10 secures you a CD! 

We don't receive any funding to run the Jazz Orchestra... rehearsal sessions are paid for by those who are in it or by their parents. 

Please help us and we'll be ever so grateful!' 

Preston Glasgow Lowe at The Phoenix Inn - April 26th  

David Preston, Kevin Glasgow & Laurie Lowe are three of London's most creative young instrumentalists. Their music is a mash-up of relentless rhythmic energy, harmonic dystopia, and virtuosic improvisations.  

Expanding the format of the guitar trio with intricate and unique compositions, they draw influence from an expansive array of styles, whilst maintaining a focused original sound.  

Set to release their debut album on the internationally acclaimed Whirlwind Recordings, they will embark on an extensive UK tour early 2016.  

“Dazzling ideas and sophisticated technique“ - Jazzwise 

“Young jazz heavy weights…" - Timeout 

“The trio thinking and acting as one produces a sound to behold" - The Herald  

Free entry.  April 26th 2016.

Kate Peters Quartet Album Available On CD & Vinyl  

The debut album by The Kate Peters Quartet entitled 'Honeysuckle Rose' is now available to buy on CD and Vinyl from our webstore. The album features Kate Peters on vocals, Martin Longhawn on piano, John Marley on bass and Tim Carter on drums. Tracks include the classic standards 'Almost Like Being In Love', 'Save Your Love For Me' and 'Feel Like Making Love'. 

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  • Lance Liddle

    Lance Liddle Tyneside

    Good luck John - Lance (Bebop Spoken Here).

    Good luck John - Lance (Bebop Spoken Here).