Events at Zeffirellis

Svarc Hanley Longhawn

date calender icon Friday 31st May

Nik Svarc -Guitar



Leeds-based guitarist and educator Nik Svarc, regularly performs around the country with his trio as well as with a host of noted jazz musicians, Scott Devine, (Scott’s Bass Lessons), Dave Hassell, Tim Lefebvre, Oli Rockberger and many more.

‘Guitarist Nik Svarc is certainly one to check out.‘ – JazzWise

'Nik lets LOOSE on this one, reaching stratospheric heights of dazzling improvisation, sealing his reputation as one of the finest guitarists we have in this little part of the galaxy.' - Nigel Price - London Jazz News

Cost: Music Deal - £23.50, Ticket Only - £4.00

Stevie Williams

date calender icon Saturday 1st June

As a phenomenally talented UK singer/songwriter and bassist with a plethora of diverse musical influences, he fuses a remarkable intuition with a deeply ingrained musical understanding, resulting in songs that are at once world-worn and timeless.
As well as fronting The Most Wanted Band he is renowned for his prowess as a bass player and is almost unique in the UK with his Bass Day UK events. In other areas and styles however, he has proven himself a master record producer, mastering engineer and consistently astounding songwriter, a testament to his tireless work ethic and devotion to his craft.

Cost: Music Deal - £23.50, Ticket Only - £4.00

The Washboard Resonators

date calender icon Friday 7th June

This duo of guitar, banjo and washboard play footstomping blues, ragtime, swing and folk like it was on the street corners of America in the 1920s, 30s & 40s. The band has played many gigs, including Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival, C FAB Folk Festival in Lincolnshire and may pubs and bars.

Cost: Music Deal - £23.50, Ticket Only - £4.00


date calender icon Saturday 8th June

PoVo are a band of experienced musicians drawn from a variety of other Lancaster based bands playing a blend of funky jazz tunes from the 70's onwards, which have a danceable groove together with plenty of funky jazz and improvisational vibes. Some of the jazz songs are faithful to the original, and others have been given the PoVo funky treatment!

PoVo are:

Paul Froggatt - Saxophones big and small
Dave Shooter - Bass
Andy Smith - Funky drumming
Tim Hickman - Guitar
Paula Williams - Keyboards

Cost: Music Deal - £23.50, Ticket Only - £4.00

About Time

date calender icon Friday 14th June

About Time’ is looking forward to performing their varied mix of songs: jazz standards from the Great American Songbook inspired by the likes of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan but also the jazz-infused takes on popular classics from Burt Bacharach and Carole King.

About Time consist of:

Aggie Dobson – vocals, Richard Page – guitar, Paul Palmer – tenor and soprano saxophone, Ken Johnston – double bass and Richard Rushton - drummer.

Polish born Aggie took singing lessons from an early age but had to wait until a few years ago to fulfil her childhood dream to perform for wider audiences. Using the beautiful colours of her voice, Aggie performs with emotional honesty.

Richard is a jazz and rock guitarist. He has been a prolific composer of jazz / rock tunes, which he has performed with his various line-ups for over 20 years. His musical style and artistry compliments About Time superbly!

Paul has been playing professionally and teaching saxophone for the last 17 years. A highly rated regular on the North West jazz scene, Paul plays tenor and soprano sax in various outfits. His influences are Dexter Gordon and Stan Getz.

Ken plays Ana – his 150 years old double bass – in many Lancaster based line-ups. A well known and liked musician, Ken adds his unique energy and drive!

Richard has been the drummer in a number of modern jazz bands in the north west in recent years.

Cost: Music Deal - £23.50, Ticket Only - £4.00