All ticketed Headliner gigs now on sale
21 August 2018
The festival is getting closer and we’re pleased to announce that all ticketed headliner events in the Mechanics Hall, Parochial Hall and Royal British Legion venues are now on sale. Please book well in advance as we’re sure these gigs will be very popular. All tickets are available at www.marsdenjazzfestival.com/whats-on.
Orphy Robinson Septet: Bobby Hutcherson Project
Orphy Robinson, former Jazz Warriors member and Blue Note artist, has helped turn the tide of jazz in the UK from continual reproduction of standards to contemporary compositions distinctly UK and World Music in nature. He is a prolific composer and educator and performs across genres, with artists such as Robert Plant, Nigel Kennedy and Andy Sheppard.
In September 2016 Orphy Robinson assembled a band to pay homage to vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson shortly after his passing. Voted “Live Experience Of The Year” at the April 2017 Jazz FM Awards, a septet from the same gifted players will play Bobby’s compositions, arranged by Orphy Robinson.
With Orphy Robinson (vibraphone), Byron Wallen (trumpet), Tony Kofi (saxophone), Rowland Sutherland (flute), Robert Mitchell (piano), Dudley Phillips (bass) and Mark Mondesir (drums).
See (and hear) Orphy on Sun 14 October (5pm) at The Mechanics Hall.
In partnership with Jazz North and funded by Pro Helvetia and Arts Council England, Match&Fuse presents a double bill of European sounds with Täpp (UK) and The Great Harry Hillman (CH).
Täpp is a Mancunian experimental string duo creating music without limits. Featuring Rebekah Reid (violin) and Polly Virr (cello), the pair are Jazz North Northern Line Artists 2018-2019.
The Great Harry Hillman weave jazz, rock and improv into sonic webs of indefinable beauty – played by four thoughtful musicians who are more than capable of rocking out when they feel like it.
The bands will perform individually and together – in true Match&Fuse spirit – on Fri 12 October at 8pm
Mole is noisy, tightly arranged, high-precision stop-and-start punk jazz, interspersed with passages of quiet reflection. This is the style associated with the Leeds LIMA improv scene that has brought the likes of Trio VD, Collider and the Roller Trio to the festival in the past. Mole comprises Dave Kane (double bass), Paul Hession (drums, percussion), Petter Frost Fadnes (saxes) and Christophe Bezenac (saxes).
Mole is on Sat 13 October at 6pm at Marsden Royal British Legion
Oh while we’ve got you, we’re still looking for volunteers to help with this year’s festival (and have a ton of fun in the process) so please do drop us a line or fill in this form to find out more.
Do please keep checking the website and our Twitter feed for more news as it’s announced (remember to use the hashtag #MarsdenJazz18 when Tweeting about the festival) and for general festival information.
As always, thanks so much for your support so far. We’re starting to get really excited for what we know is going to be a smashing weekend.