Lazy River Jazz formed in the early 1970's playing dixieland/swing style music from
the 1920's 30's and 40's.
Highlights of the band include featuring the legendary Natt Gonella, and performing at
Wigan International Jazz Festival.
The band will play music of Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller,Benny Goodman,and
of the Charleston era.
The Dana Ali Band is a Neo-Soul band based in Honley, near Huddersfield. Formed by husband and wife Dave Hewitt and Dana Ali, the band takes elements of Blues, Jazz, Soul, R&B and Funk to create a fresh and distinctive sound.
The 2nd Monday of every month sees an open invitation to all local Jazz musician's to come and jam with the house band, led by Johnny Hunter. The now infamous Matt & Phred's Jazz Jam has attracted the likes of Chuck Perkins, Lonnie Liston Smith and his Band, and Benn Clatworthy, as well as members of the Riot Jazz Brass Band, GoGo Penguin and the Beats & Pieces Big Band.
Samuel C Lees is one of the UKs most exciting gypsy jazz guitarists combining fire and flare of modern guitarists and a sense of grace and melody of classic gypsy jazz players like Django himself. He has worked throughout many genres and plays with some of the greatest musicians on the planet like Yngwie J Malmsteen, Robben Ford, Lollo Meier, and bass legend Jack Bruce.
Motion Complex is a contemporary jazz ensemble, consisting of band members Robert Sudall (piano), Grant Russell (bass) and David Lande-Sudall (drums). Formerly known as the Robert Sudall Trio and hailing from the north of England, the group re-branded in 2015, as a result of developing new material and exploring different directions in their performances.
To succeed in the crowded world of the female jazz vocalist, either commercially or to obtain critical acclaim, it is an absolute necessity above all things to be different, or a class apart.
Sara Dowling will be returning to Manchester, her home town to perform both standards and original compositions with her favourite musicians.