Events


Events at Zeffirellis

Fretville

date calender icon Saturday 22nd June

FRETVILLE are Howard Haigh (Spanish Guitar) and Kevin Olive (Acoustic Guitar), playing a vibrant mixture of music from around the world.

A mixture of classics and originals featuring Flamenco Rumbas, Gipsy Jazz (Django Reinhardt etc), Tangos, Mambos, Salsa, and more.

Howard was the founder and leader of LAVA, a hugely popular Latino Guitar Blues band, his guitar compositions are published and played internationally, and he has performed at The Royal Albert Hall, London Barbican, Queen Elizabeth Hall, venues throughout Europe, on BBC TV and Radio.

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

MEGA trio

date calender icon Friday 28th June

Yorkshire's Mega Trio formed as the house band for Harry Stobart's Jazz at the Grayston Unity, playing there many times over the last year, as well as being the rhythm section for performers at Wakefield Jazz. Now, they are bringing their hard-bop influenced sound further afield, with swinging groove and expansive improvisations as well as the sonic touch of artists like Bill Frisell and Kurt Rosenwinkel.

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Cost: music only - £4.00, music and meal deal - £23.50

Dale Storr

date calender icon Saturday 29th June

"A very, very fine piano player indeed" ~ Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2

Described by Jazz Journal magazine as the “piano man’s piano man…” and “a national treasure” , Dale Storr’s musical journey has now brought him recognition as one of the UK’s leading exponents of New Orleans piano.

Inspired by his parents record collection of early Rhythm n’ Blues and Rock n’ Roll, the evocative music of New Orleans quickly became a passion for the young pianist. He immersed himself into the styles of heroes like Dr.John, James Booker, Professor Longhair, Allen Toussaint , Fats Domino and Huey ‘Piano’ Smith to name but a few. His piano studies took him to Sheffield where he established himself as a highly sought after pianist backing many top blues stars from the U.K. and America.

However the music of his beloved New Orleans was always going to take precedence and from 2008 Dale went solo with his now acclaimed ‘Sounds of New Orleans’ show.

"Storr’s music is authentic barrelhouse pianism and singing and should be on the play list of all broad minded jazz lovers" ~ Jazz Journal magazine

Since then he has wowed audiences across the U.K. and Europe with his intoxicating piano mastery and vocals, as well as sharing his encyclopedic knowledge of the crescent city. Dale draws in the audience with the rich history behind the music telling the often risque stories of his much loved piano heroes.

He has reached the finals of the British Blues Awards seven years in succession and also won the 2015 best musical performance award at the Buxton Fringe Festival.

Get ready for an emotional rollercoaster ride of the music and tales of the great New Orleans piano players.

"Incredible….never seen anybody play like that….only James Booker" ~ British blues legend, Victor Brox

"If there is a better New Orleans-style pianist in the UK than the outrageously talented Dale Storr, please point me in his or her direction because he or she must be very, very special" ~ Blues In Britain magazine

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

Sam Dunn and Nina Clark

date calender icon Friday 5th July

‘Take Love Easy’ - Celebrating the duets of Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass.

Fifty years ago, Ella Fitzgerald, the First Lady of Song, and virtuoso guitarist Joe Pass recorded ‘Take Love Easy’ - beginning a series of legendary duet albums. To celebrate these iconic recordings vocalist Nina Clark and guitarist Sam Dunn bring you an evening of swinging, joyful and tender music from their songbook. Following several sell-out shows at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Nina and Sam are delighted to bring you this intimate evening of song.

“Sam Dunn is a wonderful musician on all levels. He has a wide, interesting repertoire, beautiful sound...equally compelling with ballads and burners.” Judy Carmichael

“Sun-tinged…Nina Clark is cultivating a sound that marks her out from the crowd…” The Independent on Sunday

Sam Dunn is a widely respected jazz guitarist, whose swinging and lyrical playing has seen him perform at clubs, concert halls and festivals around the world. He is a regular performer at London’s legendary Ronnie Scott’s, and has also recently played at the Royal Albert Hall, the 606, the Royal Festival Hall, the Vortex and many other jazz clubs across the UK and beyond. Sam has toured Australia with Grammy nominated US pianist and singer Judy Carmichael, and recently performed with his trio in Valencia, Spain. He is a busy professional jazz musician, and can be heard performing with a veritable who’s who of UK jazz.

Nina Clark is a jazz vocalist with a passion for melodic performance, whose recent album was supported by Arts Council England. A respected songwriter, Nina’s vocalese of John Scofield’s “Jeep on 35” was arranged for the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and sung by Grammy award winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling, whose quartet Clark performed with at Chicago’s famed Green Mill Cocktail Lounge. Nina has performed in clubs, festivals and events around the UK, the US, Dubai, Europe and New Zealand. Storied music biographer Lesley Ann Jones wrote of Nina “she conjures songs both mellifluous and punchy which she delivers with charm and wit”.



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

Maranello Trio

date calender icon Saturday 6th July

The Maranello Trio comprises Jamie Taylor (guitar), Adrian Knowles (double bass), and Jason Scott (piano) who perform mainly swinging jazz standards, very similar to the Oscar Peterson and Nat King Cole trios of bygone years. In addition the Maranello Trio also perform arrangements of more popular songs in this jazz idiom.

Based in the north of England the Maranello Trio have played together for over ten years, travelling throughout the U.K. to perform in a variety of jazz clubs and venues. All three members of the trio are professional musicians who graduated from Leeds Conservatoire; in addition to playing in the trio they all work with other professional musical ensembles, having played at some of the U.K.'s most prestigious jazz venues, to include Ronnie Scott's, the Dean Street Pizza Express in London, Peggy's Skylight jazz venue in Nottingham and Wakefield Jazz Club.

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