Listings

28th March – In/Out Trio

Stuart MacDonald/Paul Baxter/Johnny Hunter – original compositions by Paul, taking advantage of the chorless trio setting.

4th Apr – Manchester Jazz Collective feat. Richard Iles

MJC’s monthly residency, as ever featuring new music and an array of Manchester’s most dynamic & creative young jazzers. This month featuring trumpet legend Richard Iles!

11th Apr – Family Band

Riley Stone-Lonergan/Kim Macari/Tom Rivière/Steve Hanley – original compositions by Tom, inspired by the spiritual side of Ornette, Coltrane and Jarrett.

18th Apr – Potter Ensemble

Jazz Quartet meets String Quartet; Paul Baxter’s arrangements of beautiful compositions by the likes of Vince Mendoza, Ellington, Esbjorn Svensson and more.

29th Apr – Joshua Cavanagh-Brierley Group

A forward-thinking, highly energetic group performing original compositions covering a wide span from complex arrangements to popish melodically-driven tunes.

2nd May – Manchester Jazz Collective

MJC’s monthly residency, as ever featuring new music and an array of Manchester’s most dynamic & creative young jazzers.

9th May – Apes Grapes & World Service Project

DOUBLE BILL! Apes Grapes use elements of groove driven rock, tight minimalism and electronica augmented harmonies to create continuous sets, combining composed and improvised material. World Service Project are a mesmerising combination of brutality and dark humour, blending bleeding chunks of free brass noise with ironic sentimentality.

16th May – Graham Clark/Paul Kilvington

One of the UK’s finest jazz violinists joins us for an intimate evening of beautiful, less-oft heard jazz nuggets.

23rd May – Dean Stockdale Quartet

Original compositions interspersed with obscure covers, heavy swingin’! Kyran Matthews/Dean Stockdale/Gav Barras/Johnny Hunter

30th May – Olie Brice Quintet

A powerhouse quintet of free-jazz musicians, described by Richard Williams as “one of the most interesting and satisfying bands on the current UK scene”.

6th June – Manchester Jazz Collective

MJC’s monthly residency, as ever featuring new music and an array of Manchester’s most dynamic & creative young jazzers.

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