Tuesday, 17 April 2018

2018 Festival Schedule

So true to form we have squeezed in a couple of extra performances for you so there are 29 at present, with more free events across 10 venues in Ilkley

Here is the schedule -


Ilkley Jazz Festival 2018 

Schedule 15th to 19th August

Wednesday 15th
5.00 – 6.30 pm
Ilkley Cinema
Sam Watts solo
Talk and film
£11.45
6 – 8 pm
The Gin Lounge
Julie Edwards duo
Jazz vocals
Free
7 – 9pm
Monkmans
James Birkett duo
Guitar duo
Meal
7 – 9pm
Quinta
Nikki Allen duo
Jazz vocals
Meal
8 – 10pm
Martinez
Dave Smith duo
Blues
£5
Thursday 16th
6.30 – 8.30pm
The Black Hat
Zoe Gilby quartet
Jazz vocals
Meal
7 – 9pm
Monkmans
Esther Bennet duo
Jazz vocals
Meal
7 – 9pm
Quinta
Kate Peters duo
Jazz vocals
Meal
8 – 9pm
Friends of ham
Nik Svarc trio
Fusion and
Free
9 – 10pm
Friends of ham
Beverley Beirne and Nik Svarc trio
Directors jam
Free
Friday 17th
4 – 6pm
Ticket office
Backchat Brass
New Orleans
Free
6 – 8pm
Monkmans
Rod Mason duo
Sax duo
Meal
6.30 – 7.30pm
The Winter Gardens
Ronnie Bottomley trio
Piano trio
Free
8 – 10pm
The Winter Gardens
Anita Wardell quartet
Jazz Vocals
£18
Saturday 18th
10 – 12am
The Winter Gardens
Jazz Workshop
Workshop
Free
1 – 2pm
The Winter Gardens
The Paradise Trio
Trumpet led
£6
2.30 – 3.30pm
The Winter Gardens
Paul Edis octet
Instrumental
£6
4 – 5pm
The Winter Gardens
Perpetual Motion Machine
Rock Fusion
£6
5.30 – 7pm
Ticket Office
Bare Brass Band
New Orleans
Free
7 – 8pm
The Winter Gardens
The Ilkley Suite
Instrumental
£6
8.30– 10.30pm
The Winter Gardens
Alina Bzhezhinska 
Instrumental
£15
Throughout
The Winter Gardens
Darren Dunston Bromley
Solo Guitar
Free
11 – 1am
The Black Hat
Jazz Jam
Jam
Free
Sunday 19th
10 – 11.30am
The Black Hat
Jamil Sheriff
Masterclass
Free
12.30 – 2.30pm
The Black Hat
Broadleys
Matt Holborn
James Mainwaring
Gypsy Jazz
Instrumental
Free
Free
1 – 2pm
Bandstand
Steph Atkinson 4tet
Instrumental
Free
2 – 4pm
Bandstand
The Dales Jam
Instrumental
Free
3 – 5pm
The Black Hat
Swing Manouche
Gypsy Jazz
Free
4 – 6pm
The Ticket Office
Sontuno
Latin
Free




Thursday, 11 January 2018

Ilkley Jazz Festival 2018

 Now that we are into 2018 we can confirm that Ilkley Jazz Festival will be running from 15th to 19th August this year. At present we have 26 events on our radar and we are looking at another 4 to round the festival up to 30 events across 12 to 14 venues in Ilkley. And as you know every event is special and different so there will be lots for you to pick and mix with!

Our Headline acts have been booked and will be announced soon, we were really concerned that we would not be able to match or better last years performances, but we may just have done that, with two Amazing headliners, one of which will be giving one of her last UK performances and the other is an international artist giving her debut Northern performance…

The other big news is that this year we are commissioning a suite of music to celebrate 5 years of Ilkley Jazz Festival and Ilkley in general. It will be based on the landscape of Ilkley, with collaborations with some Ilkley artists and the composer Jamil Sheriff. The first performance will be on the Saturday and there are some big names in Jazz getting behind this project. To let you know how this is progressing we are having monthly updates from various people involved here:


And don’t forget if you cant wait till then we have our regular monthly sessions at Monkmans! 

And here is a hint who one of those headline acts might be, let us know who it is in the comments below!



Friday, 8 September 2017

Monkmans Jazz Season 2017/18

Our 2017/18 series of Jazz events in association with Monkmans restaurant, Cunliffe Road start on 20th September, on the third Wednesday of the month through to 20 June. We have some great duo acts lined up for you from the North of England. Combined with an amazing 3 course meal you will have a great night out for £39.50.
For Bookings please call 01943 817 485


20 September Nik Svarc and Sam Dunn

Yorkshire based guitarists start the series with a two guitar special, playing a heady mix of original material and well known standards.
18 October Julie Edwards and Kevin Dearden
We enjoyed Julie Edwards fantastic jazz festival performance so much we have invited her and Kevin back for a second performance, this time at Monkmans. Julie is a true jazz singer supplying us with a mix of standards and some more contemporary songs.






15 November The Inside Outside Duo
Dr Kathy Dyson and John Dyson, guitar and sax, having played many French venues, come to Monkmans for the first time!








20 December Rebecca Frodsham

First time to Monkmans for Rebecca and Canadian guitarist Jeffrey Hewer, more details to follow!






17 January Birkett and Fisk
Emma and James have been re-scheduled for later in the year, please look out for them in October!










21 February Beverley Beirne and Adrian Knowles
Beverley returns, this time with bass player Adrian Knowles, playing some classic standards and little known gems.
'Finger clicking good' - Jenny Ells BBC radio York








21 March Stuart MacDonald
Stuart MacDonald, master sax man, is accompanied by vibes, playing the music of Milt Jackson, Gary Burton, Stan Getz and Stanley Turentine.









18 April Zoe Gilby's Pannonica
Zoe returns after her fabulous performance at Ilkley Jazz Festival, this time with Paul (Monk) Edis on keys to play the music of Thelonious Monk with workds written by Zoe.








16 May Ben Lowman and Sam Dunn
The dynamic Duo of Ben Lowman (Sax) and Sam Dunn (Guitar) make a welcome return to Monkmans, playing standards from the golden age of jazz.








20 June Jazz vocalist Beverley Beirne closes the season.

In association with Ilkley Jazz Festival