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! 

www.jazzinyork.com www.ink-well.co.uk

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'. 

Kate Peters Quartet Album  

The Kate Peters Quartet album entitled Honeysuckle Rose is now available to order.  The launch party is at The Phoenix Inn on Sunday December 6th at 8pm. The band will be playing material from the album and the CD will be available to buy on the night. 

Buy the Album Here - Shop

Jazz Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support 

On Saturday 14th November, we will be having a coffee morning with live jazz for Macmillan Cancer Support. The event will take place at Clements Hall which is located close to York city centre. The Kate Peters Trio will be performing and guests musicians are more than welcome to play as well. 

Please come along and help raise lots of money for this great charity....and enjoy some coffee and cake while you're at it!



South African Jazz in York  


South African Jazz Cultures and the Archive

University of York, 4-9 September 2015


Friday 4th September 2015
18.30-19.45 | Rymer Auditorium | Public Lecture | Event Details
Professor Christopher Ballantine (University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa)
Song, Memory, Power and the South African Archive

20.00-21.00 | Music Research Centre | Reception | Event Details
Project Launch Reception

Saturday 5th September 2015
17.00-18.15 | Rymer Auditorium | Book Reading | Event Details
Catherine and Darius Brubeck
Two takes from "Jazz Life", a work in progress

18.30-19.45 | Rymer Auditorium | Film Project in Progress | Event Details
Eugene Skeef (Umoya Creations)
Bheki Mseleku - Keeper Of The Home

Sunday 6th September 2015
15.00-16.30 | Berwick Saul Building | Round Table Discussion | Event Details
Adam Glasser (chair), Nduduzo MakhathiniTete Mbambisa, and Pinise Saul
South African Jazz Standards Legacy Project

17.00-18.30 | Berwick Saul Building | Round Table Discussion | Event Details
Dr Lindelwa Dalamba (chair), Maxine McGregorVuyiswa Ngcwangu, and Pinise Saul
Women in South African jazz

Monday 7th September 2015
18.30-19.45 | Rymer Auditorium | Public Lecture | Event Details
Dr Sazi Dlamini (University of KwaZulu Natal)
[De]articulations of mbaqanga in South African engagements with the jazz influence

Tuesday 8th September 2015
18.30-19.45 | Rymer Auditorium | Public Lecture | Event Details
Dr Lindelwa Dalamba (University of Witwatersrand)
Emergent Music: South African Jazz and the Postcolony

Wednesday 9th September 2015
19.30-21.30 | National Centre for Early Music | Concert | Event Details
Tete Mbambisa (piano) and his Big 'SA-UK' Sound
with Julian Argüelles (tenor), Chris Batchelor (trumpet), Steve Buckley (alto), Gilbert Matthews (drums) Vuysiwa Ngcwangu (voice) and Steve Watts (bass)
PLEASE NOTE: this concert is held at the National Centre for Early Music, York

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  • Lance Liddle

    Lance Liddle Tyneside

    Good luck John - Lance (Bebop Spoken Here).

    Good luck John - Lance (Bebop Spoken Here).