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Swanage Jazz Festival 2019

Date: Saturday, 13 July 2019 to Sunday, 14 July 2019
Time(s): 12:00 to 22:15

Type: Fetes and Festivals

Booking Required: Yes


Friday 12 July
Pre-Festival Fringe

The Red Lion, 63 High Street
Time Sarah Bolter’s Not Just Sax

Tawney’s Wine Bar, 52 High Street
7.30pm Zoe Schwarz and Rob Koral

Saturday 13 July

12pm – 1pm Opening New Orleans Festival Parade Shore Road
Come dressed up and follow the band!

The Methodist Church, 105 High Street

12pm The Tom Waters Band with Derek Nash
Rising young Alto sax star, with Tenor sax jazz legend

1pm Greg Abate with the Craig Milverton Trio
Multi-instrumentalist Abate, ex-Ray Charles Orchestra, performs a swing set with Devon pianist-extraordinaire Milverton.

3.45pm The Philip Clouts Trio
South African flavoured music, standards and originals from this excellent pianist

The Centre, Harrow Drive (off High Street)
12pm Jazz Workshop
Come and hear the outcome of a recent Swanage Jazz education project. Participants welcome. Bring your instruments and play along with professionals.

2pm Traditional Jazz – Band to be confirmed

4pm The FB Pocket Orchestra
Early popular jazz including Joplin, Bechet and Ellington from this versatile multi-instrumental trio

6.15pm Mike Denham’s Riverboat Four
Inspired by Jelly Roll Morton, pianist Denham leads his fine quartet in traditional classics

8.15pm The Dime Notes (presented by Swanage Jazz Club)
Blues drenched and clarinet driven 1920’s New Orleans Jazz

Swanage Conservative Club, 27 King’s Road East

12.30pm Thokozile
Upbeat South African jazz and Afro Beat grooves from this infectious six piece band.

2.30pm Steve Hayes’ Stanford
Cool funk and fiery Latin jazz from this exciting six piece

4.30pm Susie Kimber’s Jazz Divas
A selection of the finest jazz standards from this delightful singer and her five piece band

6.45pm Mambossa
Percussion driven Latin jazz quartet featuring Lee Goodall on sax and flute

8.45pm The Nigel Price Quartet
Rightfully back in Swanage and properly on guitar. One of the best jazz guitarists in Britain.

The Mowlem Show Bar, Mowlem Theatre, Shore Road

2.15pm The Tom Gwyther Quartet
A blend of jazz, world music, Latin, soul and fusion from this quartet led by pianist/saxophonist Gwyther.

4pm Harry Skinner's Funkasaurus
Electric jazz-funk inspired by Herbie Hancock, Johnny ‘guitar’ Watson from this Guitar and Hammond organ driven quartet

6pm SUBB Zero
Latin and Reggae oriented jazz from this highly danceable eight piece band.

8pm The Vic Naylor Band
This guitar and sax focussed quintet explores Miles Davis inspired electric jazz

The Mowlem Theatre, Shore Road

2.15pm The Sound of Blue Note
Art Blakey inspired Hard Bop from this excellent quintet featuring Andy Urquhart, Trumpet and Terry Quinney, Tenor Sax

4pm The Ian Ellis Quartet
Described by the late Sir John Dankworth as ‘brilliant’, Tenor saxist Ellis is one of those modest players who continually make jazz standards sound fresh and new.

6pm The David Newton - Art Themen Duo
Elegant 14 times award-winning pianist Newton teams up with sax legend Art Themen (Stan Tracey, Michael Garrick, Ian Carr) for an intimate set of standards and more.

8pm Gilad Atzmon’s Orient House Ensemble
Brilliant sax playing from this, sometimes provocative, free-thinking genius of jazz and literature and his excellent band.

Sunday 14th July

The Centre, Harrow Drive (off High Street)

12.30pm Dorset Youth Jazz Orchestra
Hear this group of up-coming youngsters swing the classics under the Direction of MD Terry Quinney.

3pm Band to be confirmed

5pm The Devon Magnolia Jazzmen
Traditional New Orleans Dixieland jazz from Banjoist Pete Miller and his six piece band.

7.15pm Band to be confirmed

8.45pm The Salamanda Swing Band
Classics from the Dance Band and Swing era from this 19 piece local swing band.

The Mowlem Show Bar, Mowlem Theatre, Shore Road

12.45pm Swanage Jazz Machine
Swanage Grand Hotel regulars perform from swing to modern.

2.45pm Band to be confirmed

4.45pm Rachel More Quartet
Delightful jazz vocalist Rachel More performs tunes from Ella to Kylie.

6.45pm The Veronique Jolie Trio with Roger Beaujolais
French singer Jolie performs Latin, pop and jazz standards accompanied by bass, guitar and Beaujolais’ shimmering vibes.

Swanage Conservative Club, 27 King’s Road East

12.30pm John Maddocks Jazzmen
The premier New Orleans-style band in the South West led by Maddocks’ distinctive clarinet playing.

2.30pm The Devon Magnolia Jazzmen
More traditional New Orleans Dixieland jazz from Banjoist Pete Miller and his six piece band.

4.30pm Earl Okin
Earl Okin has opened shows for everyone from Van Morrison, Jean-Luc Ponty and Paul McCartney. An expert in Bossa Nova and a rather good storyteller. Expect to be intrigued and delighted.

6.45pm Music a Trois
French chanson allied to some quality 30’s swing from a band who are greater in number than they might appear.

The Mowlem Theatre, Shore Road

2pm The Sarah Dowling Quartet
"Her voice has all the qualities that you find in the great singers" Guy Barker.” "Enigmatic, beguiling & intensely musical" MOJO Magazine. A rising star of jazz vocals and a fine songwriter too.

4.15pm Terry Quinney’s Tribute To Stan Getz
Enjoy standards, Ballads and Bossas in this tribute to one of jazz’s most lyrical sax players.

7.30pm Hexagonal – Tribute to McCoy Tyner
A hard hitting tightly arranged tribute to John Coltrane pianist McCoy Tyner and South African pianist and composer Bheki Mseleku from this exceptional sextet led by pianist John Donaldson

The Festival Fringe (Free Venues)
Sunday 14 July

The Red Lion
1pm Sarah Bolter’s Not Just Sax


AddressVarious venues including The Mowlem Theatre, The Conservative Club, The Centre

Phone01929 448059



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