Previous Years



We had another great year in 2019 with most of the events filling up
14 to 18 August 2019




































And here is this years amazing line up:



Venues
Acts
Date
Time
Price
Gin Lounge
Washboard Resonators
14-Aug
6-8pm
Free
Monkmans
Rod Mason and Ben Crossley
14-Aug
7-9pm
Free with meal
Martinez
Dave Smith Blues
14-Aug
8-10pm
£5
Monkmans
Rod Mason with Nicki Allen
15-Aug
7-9pm
Free with meal
Black hat
Julie Edwards Quartet
15-Aug
6-8pm
Free
Quinta
Rebecca Frodsham
15-Aug
7-9pm
£23 with 3 course meal
FOH
Jeff Hewer Trio
15-Aug
8pm
Free
Dalesway
Big Easy
15-Aug
6-8pm
Free
FoH
Directors Jam
15-Aug
9pm
Free
Monkmans
Rod Mason Residency
16-Aug
6.30 - 8.30
Free with meal
Ticket Office
Back Chat
16-Aug
4-6pm
Free
Winter G
Alec Robinson Trio
16-Aug
6.30pm
Support
Winter G
Liane Carroll
16-Aug
8-10pm
£20
Ticket Office
Metissa
17-Aug
5-7pm
Free
Winter G
Jazz Main
17-Aug
2.30 - 3.30
£9
Winter G
Sound of 59
17-Aug
4-5pm
£9
Winter G
Panonica
17-Aug
6.30-7.30
£9
Winter G
Hexagonal
17-Aug
8-10pm
£17
Winter G
Darren Dutson Bromley
17-Aug
throughout
Free
Winter G
Workshop
17-Aug
11.30am
Free
Black hat
Jam
17-Aug
10.30pm
Free
Black hat
Emma Fisk Gypsy quartet
18-Aug
3-5pm
Free
Black hat
Andy Lawrenson Gypsy Jazz
18-Aug
12.30 - 2.30
Free
Broadleys
DDB and Adrian Ingham
18-Aug
12-2pm
Free with meal
Ticket Office
Sontuno Latin Jazz
18-Aug
3-5pm
Free
Band Stand
Dales Jam
18-Aug
1.30-3.30
Free
Band Stand
Chevin jazz
18-Aug
12-1pm
Free
Dalesway
Masterclass
18-Aug
10am
Free
Burley
Nicki Allen - Orca
24-Aug
3-5pm
Free






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
Sold Out
Meal
7 – 9pm
Quinta
Nikki Allen duo
Sold Out
Meal
8 - 10pmMartinezDave Smith
Blues
£5
Thursday 16th
6.30 – 8.30pm
The Black Hat
Zoe Gilby quartet
Jazz vocals
Meal
7 – 9pm
Monkmans
Esther Bennet duo
Sold Out
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
Sold Out
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
Vocals and 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
Sold Out
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




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 -





Wow - 2017 had so many stand out acts I just cant give you one example of what you missed, so he was the whole line up
Ilkley Jazz Festival
Schedule 16 – 20 Aug 2017
Wed 16/8            – 7pm Monkmans – Zoe Gilby   SOLD OUT
 
Wed 16/8            – 9pm Martinez – Dave Smith    SOLD OUT
 
Thur 17/8             – 7pm Quinta – Julie Edwards    SOLD OUT               
Thur 17/8             – 9pm Friends of Ham – Treppenwitz
 
Fri 18/8 – 4pm Town Centre – Backchat Brass - Free
 
Fri 18/8                 – 6pm  Monkmans – Richard Ormrod SOLD OUT
 
Fri 18/8                 – 8pm Winter Gardens – Ian Shaw Theory of Joy  SOLD OUT
 
Sat 19/8                – 10am Winter Gardens – Jazz workshop  SOLD OUT
 
Sat 19/8                – 1pm Winter Gardens – Jamil Sheriff Trio - Places Like This
 
Sat 19/8                – 2.30 pm Winter Gardens Jamie Brownfield Quartet
 
Sat 19/8                – 4 pm Winter Gardens James Mainwarring Trio -  Ikigai
 
Sat 19/8                – 6.30 pm Winter Gardens Beverley Sings Carmichael
 
Sat 19/8                – 8pm Winter Gardens John Crawford  Times and Tides
 
Sat 19/8                – 11pm Black Hat – Late Night Jazz Jam - Free
 
Sun 20/8              – 10am Black Hat – Latin Rythms Masterclass with John Crawford  SOLD OUT
 
Sun 20/8              – 12.30pm  Black Hat – Hot Club Du Nord Jazz Brunch – Free was Packed
Sun 20/8              – 3.30pm Bandstand– Dales Jam – Free
 
 

ILKLEY JAZZ FESTIVAL 2016
Tuesday 16th August – Nicola Farnon – Monkmans 7.30pm - £37.50 inc. meal Bookings on 01943 817485
Thursday 18th August – Firebird quartet – Craiglands 7.30pm - Free
Friday 19th August – Emma Frisk – Monkmans 6.30pm - £27.50 inc. meal Bookings on 01943 817485
Friday 19th August – Tina May – Winter Gardens 7.45pm - £18 Bookings on 01943 602 319 or in person at the VIC
Saturday 20th August  - Jazz Workshop – Christchurch 11am - Free
Saturday 20th August  - Garry Potter – Christchurch 2pm - £5 (or £30 day ticket)
Saturday 20th August  - Graeme Wilson 4tet – Christchurch 3.30pm - £5 (or £30)
Saturday 20th August  - Beverley Beirne – Christchurch 6pm  - £12.50 (or £30)
Saturday 20th August  - QCBA 4tet  – Christchurch 8pm -  £15 (or £30 day ticket)
Saturday 20th August  - Late Night Jazz Jam – Black Hat 11pm – Free
Sunday 21st August – QCBA masterclass – Black Hat 10am – Free
Sunday 21st August – Matt Holborn 4tet – Black Hat 12.15pm – Free




‘All in all a great little festival which isn’t reliant on the weather, is easy to get to, easy to find your way around and easy to park, all of which makes for a stress-free weekend. Oh, and some fantastic music too.’


ILKLEY JAZZ FESTIVAL 2015





Last August was the inaugural jazz festival in Ilkley following the previous years jazz day, as part of the Ilkley Summer festival.
It all started on Friday the 21st with Jacqui Dankworth and her husband Charlie Woods, in an intimate duet setting at the Kings Hall, hard to pull off intimate with 300 people but Jacquis gentle warmth combined with Charlie's jovial vibrancy managed it. They presented us with a mix of tunes from Memphis, to standards  and some pleasant surprises like a great flamenco version of Windmills of my mind by Michel Legrand.






On Saturday the festival moved to The Wildman Studio at Ilkley Playhouse, where the Saxophonist, Composer, Songwriter gave a well attended master-class in song-writing. Duncan shared his experiences and knowledge and a tale or two, demonstrating songs with the aid of John Crawford on piano, Esther Bennett voice and Beverley Beirne voice, and who knew that 'What a wonderful world' is based on  'Baa Baa Black-sheep'!


Directly afterwards, the Jazz Workshop was held where musicians on a variety of different instruments; Ukuleles, Guitar, Violin, Voice, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone and a mixture of Saxophones, were coached by Adrian Knowles and Ben Lowman which culminated in a wonderful end of class performance, now available on You Tube!

 


Later that evening, Duncan Lamont graced the stage at the Wildman Studio with singers Esther Bennett and Beverley Beirne backed by the excellent rhythm section of John Crawford - piano, Simon Read - bass and Matt Parkinson - drums, to perform songs that were all written by Duncan. The 84 year old nimbly accompanied the singers on tenor sax and chatted to the audience about the songs and how they came about. Both Esther and Beverley were in great voice, singing these complex songs with ease.  The encore involved audience participation with two audience members trying their hand at scat singing.
 
 

The festival then moved again, this time to The Grove Restaurant for the Late Night Jam session led by Beverley Beirne where some of the attendees of the workshop got to perform with a professional trio, Matt Aplin on piano with Simon Read bass and Matt Parkinson drums.  However it wasn't long before Esther Bennett and Duncan Lamont, from the previous concert were also jamming until 1 am.
 
 

The festival remained at the Grove on Sunday for the closing act Djangologie from Newcastle who played up tempo swing and haunting ballads in the gypsy jazz style, giving the Grove a Parisian feel with members of the audience spilling out onto the sunlit terrace.
 
 

Ilkley Jazz Festival would like to thank all those that attended the events and the performers and tutors who made this a great weekend and also the Ilkley Summer Festival for supporting the first Ilkley Jazz Festival. Congratulations to the 3 winners of the email prize draw!
 
See you again next year!
 

 
 
 
ILKLEY JAZZ FESTIVAL 2014
 









 
Ilkley Jazz Festival started as a day of jazz as part of the month long Ilkley Summer Festival in 2014, studio on the Grove.

The day started with a workshop, Adrian Knowles and Ben Lowman where the tutors who talked through the importance of Blues in Jazz to an enthusiastic crowd (30 or so musicians) ranging in ages from 5 upwards, with a variety of instruments, saxes, trumpets, trombones, bass and guitars.
Using C jam blues the workshop progressed this performance:

After a short break/sound check the first band of the day were Ben Lowman’s Django project, with a unique twist of 4 saxophones playing gypsy style jazz.
The next band was the New York Brass Band, who coming all the way from York, Yorkshire brought their riotous street style jazz to the studio on the grove

The day finalised with Beverley Beirne’s Stripey animals
 

All in all, a great day of Jazz was had for the 100 or so guests.



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