Nel Unlit were born out of the Spooker Rekkids attic in the old ladies room of the Westgarth Social Club in Middlesbrough.
They have written a concept album, “Wake for the Dreaming” based on the graphic novel “World’s End” by Neil Gaiman. The album is a celebration of storytelling and it’s power to soothe and inspire in times of crisis. Various methods of storytelling are used to achieve this, including stories within stories (and even stories within stories within stories). It will be released in 2019.
They released their debut single “True Things” in August 2017. Their second single “Unhung” was recorded at Field Music’s studio in Sunderland and features Peter and David Brewis themselves. It was released in February 2019 on Spooker Rekkids and followed by Fireflies.
Releases were greeted with praise and comparisons with Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens, Alt-j, Elbow, Richard Dawson and Jarvis Cocker.
Events at Zeffirellis
Sam Dunn Quartet
A fine quartet led by guitarist Sam Dunn, whose playing is informed
by the history of the instrument, and displays his mastery of
contemporary harmonic and melodic languages, qualities abundantly
evident in the band as a whole.
"Keep playing those right chord changes, you sound great!" George Wein, Newport Jazz Festival
Cost: Free Event
Sunday 23rd February 2020 8.30
Norma Winstone vocals with Kit Downes (piano) and Mike Walker (guitar)
Tickets £12.50 only book online or ring 015394 33845
Or £25.00 to include 2 course dinner and reserved table. To book ring 015394 33845
Jazz FM Award for Vocalist of the year 2017 Norma Winstone will be performing an intimate evening of Contemporary jazz with two of UK's finest musicians.Cost: £25
Katherine Lupino is a Jazz Singer, Songwriter, Model and Actress. Katherine loves Jazz music and takes influences for her style from Old Hollywood and finds inspiration from bands, artists and acts such as Postmodern Jukebox, Caro Emerald, Dita Von Teese and Annie Lennox. She is also able to incorporate mild burlesque style dance moves to incorporate in to her act.
Katherine performs jazz classics from artists such as Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, as well as current songs in an acoustic or vintage jazz style. This versatile female vocalist can perform solo with her own PA system and professional backing tracks or with her full jazz band.
Katherine is a brilliant choice for cocktail parties, themed events and gala dinners but also available for sophisticated live music entertainment any event of your choice and a superb wedding singer. She offers great music for hotels, bars and restaurants giving the guests a taste of elegant vintage Jazz. Katherine is currently recording her own songs getting ready for her EP release!Cost: Free Event
Formed in 2019 in Lancaster, Flat 5 re-ignites a musical partnership between saxophonist Paul Froggatt and guitarist Eddie Waring, two experienced musicians who first worked together whilst students at Leeds College of Music some 40 years ago. With a strong rhythm section, the quintet pays homage to a wide range of jazz composers through well-orchestrated arrangements of works by Brecker, Hancock, Hubbard, Rollins and Shorter, to name but a few.Cost: Free Event