Perfect for a relaxed evening, Quay Change appeals to audiences of all ages. An exciting and sophisticated ensemble known for their dynamic repertoire ranging from latin to swing, ballads to blues. Performing with wit and inspired spontaneity, they deliver great vocal-led versions of classic 20th century jazz standards played with a 21st century spin.Cost: Free
Events at Zeffirellis
Paper Cranes are a folk duo from the South of the Lake District. The pair grew up in the shipbuilding town of Barrow-in-Furness. Jon started playing music as a drummer and later picked up a guitar and started to write songs finding inspiration in the work of Ben Howard and others alike.
Eventually, Jon asked Beckah to sing on one of his tunes. This led to the forming of Paper Cranes. The pair started playing every local pub, open mics and shows that would have them. Growing popularity and a unique blend of two vocals made the rootsy duo stand out. They supported Ocean Colour Scene’s acoustic set and performed Kendal Calling in their first year.
Andy Nowak Trio
Since 2005, the trio has been captivating audiences with its enthralling combination of powerful themes, subtle interplay and raw beauty. The combination of truly original compositions and striking reworkings of well known material is fast becoming a hallmark of this highly empathic and musically adventurous band. Tonight's performance showcases material from the album ‘Reset’, just released.
Performance supported by Arts Council England.Cost: Free
Originally Abby Colombi and John Osborne, the band has expanded to become a five-piece.
Amy Beeton now joins them on cello with Lucy Johnson on additional vocals and Martin Kirton on percussion.
Their list of self-penned songs is increasing by the week from the delicate “Catch The Light” (Radio Cumbria’s Track of the Week) and the anthemic Technicolour Love to the stomp of “Leap of Faith”.
A staple of BBC Introducing, they are not to be missedCost: Free
Loz Speyer’s Inner Space
Loz Speyer’s Inner Space plays jazz of a rare warmth and immediacy. Combining rhythmic changes with references that synthesize New Orleans, bebop and free jazz, each piece of music evolves its own form, its own balance of structure and freedom, its own atmosphere. There are audible echoes of Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk and Ornette Coleman and beyond in the band's original repertoire - but as is always vital in jazz, the key is live, in the immediacy of these five highly distinctive musicians, working it all out in the here and now.
Loz Speyer - trumpet, flugelhorn
Chris Biscoe - alto sax, alto clarinet
Rachel Musson - tenor sax, soprano sax
Olie Brice - double bass
Gary Willcox - drums
This performance is supported by the National Lottery using public funding through Arts Council England.Cost: Free