Events


Events at Zeffirellis

The Red Canary Dance Band

date calender icon Friday 19th July

The Red Canary Dance Band (RC) is a new trio I have set up of piano, drums and vocals. Promo is being filmed this weekend if you would like to see any of it, but it has me on a 1930s style drum kit and Chris Lloyd from The Big Easy on piano, as well as a trained female singer, so you can trust it will be good.

The band has been put together to play for swing dances, but there are a lot of harmonies and feature pieces (including washboard and tap dancing) that mean is will also be a good all round show for a listening audience.

Cost: Free Event

Nicki Allan Trio

date calender icon Friday 19th July

A welcome return for singer-pianist Allan, one of Northern England’s most respected and experienced jazz vocalists and vocal coaches. Tonight she selects from her wide and varied repertoire of superb arrangements in a classic bass-drums trio format.

Cost: Free Event

Reuben's Train

date calender icon Friday 19th July

With foot stomping banjo licks, beautifully honest lyrics and tight harmonies. Reuben's Train will delight your senses with their eclectic and insightful songs.

Cost: Free Event

Inside Outside

date calender icon Friday 19th July

Subtle and expressive chamber jazz from this long-established and highly-respected guitar-saxophone duo.

“Their material, all self-penned, consists in the main of airy, accessible themes upon which they share, with scrupulous fairness, both soloing and comping duties, his saxophones floating with almost Getz-like purity and warmth over her deft guitar playing, then her thoughtful, cogent guitar soloing making pure, wholly enjoyable, entirely unpretentious music.”

Chris Parker, Jazzwise.

“Compelling linear jazz with the accent on sensitive interplay and two-part invention. John and Kathy Dyson are, musically-speaking, the most close-knit of couples. His animated saxophone contributes a cogent flow to a two-way dialogue, and Kathy’s guitar work can glow in any setting.” Mike Butler, City Life.

Cost: Free Event

Claude Bourbon

date calender icon Friday 19th July

Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, and Middle Eastern stylings into uncharted territories.

Claude’s inimitable style incorporates all five digits on each hand dancing independently but in unison, plucking, picking and strumming at such speed and precision that his fingers often seem to melt into a blur. Thousands of people in the UK, Europe and USA have enjoyed listening to this virtuoso and for the majority of his audience it is an experience that compels them to return again and again to hear and watch him play, as his fingers lightly dance over the strings of his guitar and create a unique sound that is ’Claude’.

It is very hard to describe the almost endless amalgam of different influences in Claude's playing, all melting into each other, as he moves from classical openings, across a whole continent of cultural roots, from the Balearic’s to the Balkans, and then across to the Mississippi Delta, and shoehorned into all that is music that would not have been out of place in the courts of Emperors and Kings.

Claude Bourbon weaved his songs through the audience as if on a journey through life taking in different flavours of Europe and beyond. His Spanish medieval blues evolved into Gypsy, Eastern European, with a splash of Paco de Lucia, Delta Blues and more. Holding audience attention under a musical spell.

It's not easy to begin to describe the breadth or mastery of the music you will hear if you are fortunate to catch one of Claude’s gigs, it is a sort of sensory experience like no other. A top master of his craft and never appearing to be rushed, he has impeccable timing and makes things that one can only marvel at seem simple.

Cost: Free Event