Events at Zeffirellis

About Time

date calender icon Friday 15th December

After a popular debut at Zeffs last year, we welcome About Time once again.

You can expect a laid back lounge music – with a jazzy edge including songs from Burt Bacharach, Bob Dylan, Carol King and others.

The Band consists of experienced local musicians although the vocalist Aggie originates from Poland. Singing was Aggie’s passion from a very young age and finally she has reached her dream of performing with her own band.

“Aggie has a warm and vibrant tone, coupled with sensitivity and musicality that shines out of her voice”.

Keith Redfern – has been playing guitar for many years in a variety of bands from punk to funk and now fuses it all into his own style… Ken Johnston – Welsh born Anglo-Scot, first encountered a double bass 50 years ago after playing alto sax and guitar. Martin Chadderton – is never happier then when he is quickening the pulse with his infectious beats, his genres include Brass, Community and Flamenco.

About Time will perform at Zeffs with James Bell, who will join the band as a Special Guest.

James has played the alto saxophone for over 20 years, his passion for music has led him to study jazz and earn him a degree in Music Practice from UCLAN. James regularly plays with his jazz quartet “The Luca Brasi Four” in and around Lancaster and performs solo saxophone at various functions in the North West.

Cost: Free


date calender icon Saturday 16th December

A relative newcomer to the Northern jazz scene, Vibe-ology puts an unusual spin on the traditional organ quartet format. Led by vibraphonist John Settle, the group is inspired by similar line-ups led by organist "Big” John Patton in the ‘60s and vibist Bobby Hutcherson in the early ‘00s.

Playing standards but also rarely-heard yet tuneful material, the band plays the music of such jazz and blues greats as vibists Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson and Cal Tjader, Hammond organists Jimmy Smith and John Patton and guitarists Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell and many more.

A fascinating collection of sounds and colours from a seldom-seen and unusual instrumentation playing jazz, blues, latin and funk.

Cost: Free


date calender icon Friday 22nd December

A quartet of experienced Lakes based musicians: Pete Kassel -Guitar and vocals , ( Guitarist Magazines ' Guitarist Of The Year 1997 ) . Julie Rogerson - ( Alto, Soprano saxes and vocals ). Steve Wildgoose- ( bass ). Mike Kidson- drums, ( ex drum technician for Phil Collins / Paul Mcartney amongst many others and Tour Manager for many years with Genesis, Phil Collins, Mike and The Mechanics , Robert Plant , The Who , AC/DC...... and so many more ! ).

The band plays a vibrant and eclectic mix of their own versions of Blues , Soul, Jazz, Rock and Funk classics by such artists as Motown, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder , David Sanborn and Miles Davis.

Cost: Free entry

Hand to Mouth

date calender icon Saturday 23rd December

2017 has seen the centenary of the birth of the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald marked across the world. Tonight’s performance pays tribute to one of her greatest collaborations – the duo with guitarist Joe Pass. Superb vocalist Lindsay Hannon and exceptional young guitarist  Bradley Johnston recreate the spirit and repertoire of the timeless Fitzgerald-Pass project.

Cost: Free

Elaine Davidson

date calender icon Sunday 24th December

Elaine Davidson is one of the most gifted singers and songwriters I have ever worked with. Elaine has the unique ability to write a beautiful melody, an incredibly honest lyric and deliver it with true depth and passion. Listening to Elaine’s music recalls a time of mastery in songwriting and story telling and you will get lost in the uncluttered, unfiltered true beauty of it. She is a one of a kind true English Folk Singer with a beautiful voice as well as an accomplished acoustic guitarist, see her live whenever you can, it will be a truly magical experience.'

            Warren Huart (Aerosmith, James Blunt, The Fray) record producer, Los Angeles

Cost: Free