Sat Oct 25th - NOT the Montreux Jazz Festival

Sat Oct 25th - NOT the Montreux Jazz Festival

25 October 2014 14:30

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Sat Oct 25th - NOT the Montreux Jazz Festival


Friday October 24th
Saturday "Stompin' at The Savoy" 25th October 2014

2.30-3.30pm The Big Green Quintet

An exciting, young brass lead jazz ensemble from Kings School Grantham, The Big Green Quintet are Will Cleasby on drums, Tom Shelton on bass, Henry Scott on guitar, Nye Banfield on tenor saxophone, and Charles Standen on trumpet. The group formed around September 2013, at the suggestion of a friend to appear in a charity concert, and have been playing together ever since; most notably performing in support of Chris Barber at Lincoln Jazz Week in May 2014. The group also competed in 'Music for Youth' National Festival earlier this year.

Will and Tom have been offered places to study music at Trinity College of Music and the Academy of Contemporary Music, respectively, Nye and Henry also have aspirations to continue with music through higher education, whilst Charles intends to instead pursue a career in law. The band's repertoire extends from early swing works of Duke Ellington to the funkier realms of Thelonious Monk and the more modern style of artists such as Roy Hargrove.

4-6pm Nottingham Youth Jazz Orchestra

The Nottingham Youth Jazz Orchestra came into being in 2008 as part of the Nottingham Youth Orchestra (NYO). Currently there are around 40 players between the ages of 8 and 18 years across three bands; a development band called NYJO2, a 7-piece NYJO Combo and today's 18 piece NYJO1 Big Band under the Musical Direction of Phil Smith.

NYJO is proud to have active support from its patron Tony Kofi, a Nottingham-born jazz saxophonist and improviser of world stature. Tony works directly with NYJO in big band workshops. He gave his own tune, arranged for big band by Guy Barker to NYJO, which they feature in their set.

6.15-7.15pm 'Stompin' - A swing dance showcase feat:

Nottingham Swing Dance Society
Lindy hop, Jitterbug, Jive (the many names for 'Lindy') is a partner dance that came out of the early Jazz & Swing era of the 1930's onwards. Frowned upon at the time as the street dance of its age, Lindy has continued to develop over the decades and today is a sophisticated and varied dance that is as impressive to watch as it is fun to do... They meet every Tuesday for 2 Hours of Swing Dance Classes and 75 mins of Social Dancing for just £5pp. First Tuesday each month, they have a special Social Dance Night that has just one class from 8-9pm and 2hrs dancing until 11pm for just £3pp.

Nottingham University Swing Society
Are a university run society who are here to appreciate all things swing: be it dance, music or fashion. From 1920s Charleston to Lindy-hop, we provide dance classes alongside trips to swing nights out, vintage fairs and dance exchanges in other cities. Classes are available to dancers of all abilities including those who may not have danced before. We run weekly dance classes with frequent additional socials throughout the term.

Nottingham Lindy Hop
Revival Dance


7.30-8.30pm Vintage Vocalist - Jeanie Barton and her Trio

"Jeanie is a joyous performer with an effortless style..." Neil Bennison, Music Programme Manager, Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

"Jeanie's infectious smile, great diction and rapport with her audience make it a joy and a real pleasure to listen her" Chris Moore, BBC Radio 'Jazz Incorporated'

Born in Nottingham, Jeanie studied jazz harmony at Morley College in London and improvisation with BBC Jazz award winner Anita Wardell. She cut her teeth as singer & compere for bebop pioneer, drummer and vibraphonist, Laurie Morgan and his trio, fronting their famous weekly gig, Downstairs at The King's Head in Crouch End, North London, for over a decade.
Jeanie has gone on to support Georgie Fame, sing backing vocals for Luddy Samms (The Drifters) and perform in a Shooting Stars event hosted by Samuel L Jackson. Her credits include performances at The Jazz Cafe, 606 Club in Chelsea, Ronnie Scott's and The National Theatre, as well as a cruise on the Seine in Paris.


9.00 - 11.00pm Alan Barnes

Born is Cheshire in 1959, popular raconteur and performer Alan took up clarinet aged 12 and alto saxophone aged 15, he went on to study at Leeds College of Music and moved to London in 1980, where he joined various outfits and gained critical acclaim.

Humphrey Littleton asked him to join his band in 1988 where he stayed until 1993. As a sideman, he broadcast regularly with the BBC Big Band, Radio Orchestra and Concert Orchestra and has toured and recorded with big band leaders, Dick Walter, Kenny Baker, Bob Wilber, Mike Westbrook, Don Weller, Stan Tracey and John Dankworth. He has appeared as a session musician on albums by Selina Jones, Bjork, Bryan Ferry, Michel LeGrande, Van Morrison, Clare Teale, Westlife and Jamie Cullum and can be found on film and television soundtracks including "Chicago" and jingles such as the Tetley Bitter series of advertisements which featured his solo baritone.

Alan worked for five years as a member of the Laurie Holloway Orchestra on TV's Michael Parkinson Show. In 2000 Alan toured America for Three months with Warren Vache's eleven-piece band- a project for which he had written most of the arrangements. In 2001 he featured on baritone at the Blue Note Clubs in New York and Tokyo with the Charlie Watts Tentet and gave solo performances in South Africa. In 2001 and 2006 he received the prestigious BBC Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year award and in 2003 was made a fellow of the Leeds College of Music.

2003 saw the inception of Alan's own record label Woodville Records. He has produced over 40 CDs including ones playing with Scott Hamilton, Warren Vache, Ken Peplowski, Harry Allen, David Newton, Bruce Adams and, Martin Taylor. He has also produced recordings of his contemporaries such as Jim Hart, Simon Spillett and Enrico Tomasso. Recently Alan featured on the Bryan Ferry Jazz Age recording and Great Gatsby soundtrack. He has been touring with Paloma Faith and the Guy Barker Orchestra, as well as fulfilling his own busy freelance schedule.


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