New Monthly Jazz program coming at Monkmans
Following the success of the performances at Monkmans during Ilkley Jazz Festival, we are working in association with Monkmans to provide some of the finest jazz the North has to offer.
Due to the intimacy of the venue most of the performances will be duo’s with the occasional trio. The performances will accompany a 3 course meal for £32.50 (music and food included). Looking forward to seeing you there!
Please book direct with Monkmans Tel: 01943 817 485
19 October 2016 – John Bailey and Matt Wells
A classic contemporary jazz guitar duo, from the other side of the Pennines, starts a series of monthly jazz performances, to accompany the fabulous food at Monkmans.
John has just finished touring with Russel Watson, although he has trained in classical guitar as well as jazz, to date John’s albums have all been jazz based.
‘It was a spellbinding concert’ - Lanercost festival
"...a quietly seductive set." JazzJournal ****
16 November 2016 – Darren Dunston-Bromley duo
Darren, a leading exponent of jazz guitar (Guitar) will be performing a mix of classic jazz standards with Jenny Molloy (bass). As a composer, arranger and professional musician Darren has performed with many musicians as diverse as Jools Holland to members of Girls Aloud. He is also a regular performer at the Edinburgh Festival, Southport Jazz Festival and Scarborough jazz festival to name but a few. This will be a rare treat to see two of Yorkshires finest musicians.
14 December 2016 Beverley Beirne – Snow Snow Snow!
Join Beverley and her 2 wise men for a lively evening of Christmas jazz tunes and luscious winter songs, all given that special jazzy twist. This show has been running for 5 years and material is constantly added to keep these special songs fresh and contemporary.
Beverley is a jazz singer based in Ilkley however she performs around the country at well known jazz clubs (606, Pizza Express, Jagz, Wakefield Jazz, Seven Jazz) and jazz festivals.
‘Finger clicking good’ – BBC York