The Hull Jazz Festival returns to Hull Truck Theatre for the 23rd Winter Edition

Published: Tuesday 27th October 2015 by Rich Sutherland

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J-Night presents the 23rd Winter Edition of Hull Jazz Festival at Hull Truck Theatre, with some of the brightest young jazz talent from Hull, the North and beyond performing alongside established international artists.

At 7pm on Friday 20 November Jazz North introduces artists Artephis and The Jenny Smith Alumni Quintet, some of the stars of City of Hull Youth Jazz Orchestra who’ve gone on to become established in the industry.

Gary Crosby returns to Hull Truck Theatre after his performance at the Summer Hull Jazz Festival. On Saturday 21 November he presents Sing Freedom!, an exploration of the crucial role of music in the American Civil Rights Movement, along with rising stars Binker Golding (saxophone), Shirley Tetteh (guitar), Eddie Hick (drums) and sensational young vocalist Cherise Adams-Burnett. They take the audience on a journey from the songs of 18th century slavery through to some of the most popular songs of 20th century Black America.

Saturday’s programme continues with a performance featuring some of Hull’s most promising young jazz artists as The City of Hull Youth Jazz Orchestra, the Jazz Aesthetic from the University of Hull and pupils from Hull schools take to the stage with The National Youth Jazz Orchestra Sextet. The performance is the culmination of a two day residency led by Mark Armstrong, the Artistic and Musical Director for The National Youth Jazz Orchestra, and will shine a spotlight on some of the stars of tomorrow.

In a very special intimate performance, the Andy Sheppard Quartet bring Saturday’s programme to a close, performing works from acclaimed 2015 album Surrounded by Sea. Andy will be joined in Hull by Eivind Aarset (guitar and electronics), Michel Benita (bass) and Michele Rabbia (drums).

On Sunday 22 November from 12 noon, a special Jazz Festival Brunch sees Hull-born Matt Holborn and his Gypsy Jazz Quartet providing treats for the ears while delicious food is served at Hull Truck Theatre’s Café Bar.

David Porter, Director of J-Night, says: “We’re proud of our tradition of supporting local and regional jazz artists and providing opportunities to young jazz musicians at the start of their careers. This November’s Hull Jazz Festival is no exception – Hull Truck Theatre’s going to be a hot bed for some of the brightest rising stars in British jazz!”


Ticket prices
Jazz North Introduces – FREE
The Albermarle Alumni Band – Tickets £10, Students and under 26s £6
Sing Freedom! – Tickets £12, Students and under 26s £6
National Youth Jazz Orchestra – Tickets £12, Students and under 26s £6
Andy Sheppard Quartet – Tickets £18
Jazz Festival Brunch with Matt Holborn – SOLD OUT

Box Office: 01482 323638 or book online

Published: Tuesday 27th October 2015 by Rich Sutherland

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