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March 2018

Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival 2018

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Colston Hall, Colston Street
Bristol, BS1 5AR GB
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We’re back with another jam-packed weekend of free and ticketed concerts, dancing, jam sessions and masterclasses from 15 to 18 March 2018. This year we present a dazzling programme of jazz and film commissions (Get The Blessing present Bristopolis), an all-star line-up celebrating Electric Lady Big Band - 50 years of Hendrix's masterpiece and a host of both legendary and rising jazz and blues stars…including Incognito feat. Carleen Anderson, Lee Konitz Quartet, Pee Wee Ellis Jazz Quartet, Trio HLK with…

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Martin Taylor & Ulf Wakenius

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Colston Hall, Colston Street
Bristol, BS1 5AR GB
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A rare duo appearance by two of the world’s greatest jazz guitarists. Having honed their craft with the likes of Stéphane Grappelli and Oscar Peterson, these two masters have been at the top of the jazz guitar tree for decades. Taylor & Wakenius bring with them a unique legacy in European jazz from years of touring and recording with Stephane Grappelli and Oscar Peterson. Martin Taylor worked with Stephane Grappelli for 11-years, filling the guitar chair for Django Reinhardt while…

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Get The Blessing present Bristopolis

March 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Colston Hall, Colston Street
Bristol, BS1 5AR GB
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Get The Blessing is rightly famous for its hard-hitting and irreverent take on British jazz but this event brings their music’s cinematic qualities to the fore. For this special event they team up with award-winning, long-time GTB and Portishead collaborator #JohnMinton to produce a film which examines and celebrates over a century of Bristol, captured on film by local people. If last year’s #Metropolis was an epic expressionist vision of dystopia, Bristopolis offers an intimate contemporary parallel: a poetic visual…

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Polly Gibbons & James Pearson Quartet

March 15 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Colston Hall, Colston Street
Bristol, BS1 5AR GB
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A dynamic performer described as “the female counterpart to Gregory Porter” Polly Gibbons fully embraces the influence of jazz, soul and blues. Ronnie Scott’s artistic director James Pearson has collaborated with artists as diverse as Paul McCartney and Wynton Marsalis. Polly has a new album out now and is a Jazz FM Vocalist of the Year Nominee. Listen - http://www.pollygibbons.com/listen/ Tickets - £18 + bf. http://www.bristoljazzandbluesfest.com/artist-2018/polly-gibbons-james-pearson-quartet/ This event is part of Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival. See full 2018 line…

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Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival 2018

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Colston Hall, Colston Street
Bristol, BS1 5AR GB
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We’re back with another jam-packed weekend of free and ticketed concerts, dancing, jam sessions and masterclasses from 15 to 18 March 2018. This year we present a dazzling programme of jazz and film commissions (Get The Blessing present Bristopolis), an all-star line-up celebrating Electric Lady Big Band - 50 years of Hendrix's masterpiece and a host of both legendary and rising jazz and blues stars…including Incognito feat. Carleen Anderson, Lee Konitz Quartet, Pee Wee Ellis Jazz Quartet, Trio HLK with…

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Arun Ghosh

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Colston Hall, Colston Street
Bristol, BS1 5AR GB
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British-Asian clarinettist and composer Arun Ghosh makes his Bristol debut, performing music from new album, But Where Are You Really From? Winner of ‘Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year’ at the 2014 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, Ghosh is a leading light on UK and international jazz scenes, captivating audiences and critics with his passionate and dynamic performance style, eloquent musical expression and charismatic rock ‘n’ roll spirit. A renowned innovator of modern IndoJazz, Ghosh’s new work heralds a musical shift towards song-like…

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The Big Swing with the Bruce / Ilett Big Band

March 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Colston Hall, Colston Street
Bristol, BS1 5AR GB
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Party like it’s 1949! Our regular celebration of all things Swing returns by popular demand. Hall 1 will be transformed into a 1940s style ballroom for this very special event. Featuring 17 of the South West’s best musicians, the aim is simple; to recreate the golden era of Swing. The 17-piece The Bruce/Ilett Big Band perform authentic versions of classics from great bands such as Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Harry James for dancers and listeners alike. Get…

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Matt Schofield

March 16 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Colston Hall, Colston Street
Bristol, BS1 5AR GB
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Back by popular demand! Matt Schofield is one of the most innovative and distinctive Blues guitarists to emerge in a generation. Schofield’s blues incorporates the jazz elements of Robben Ford and Larry Carlton whilst being firmly planted in the tradition of greats such as BB King, Albert Collins and Muddy Waters. Matt Schofield Trio Matt Schofield – guitar/vocal Jonny Henderson – organ Evan Jenkins – drums Matt will also be running a MASTERCLASS at Bristol Folk House. You can claim…

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Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival 2018

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Colston Hall, Colston Street
Bristol, BS1 5AR GB
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We’re back with another jam-packed weekend of free and ticketed concerts, dancing, jam sessions and masterclasses from 15 to 18 March 2018. This year we present a dazzling programme of jazz and film commissions (Get The Blessing present Bristopolis), an all-star line-up celebrating Electric Lady Big Band - 50 years of Hendrix's masterpiece and a host of both legendary and rising jazz and blues stars…including Incognito feat. Carleen Anderson, Lee Konitz Quartet, Pee Wee Ellis Jazz Quartet, Trio HLK with…

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Trio HLK with Evelyn Glennie

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Colston Hall, Colston Street
Bristol, BS1 5AR GB
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This unique collaboration concert sees pioneering Scottish ensemble Trio HLK team up with the world’s premier solo percussionist, Dame Evelyn Glennie. HLK’s music heavily deconstructs and reconstructs jazz standards, creating intricate new pieces with complex frameworks for improvisation. Their pieces are strewn with rhythmic and harmonic tricks, and their performances deliver an explosive interactive tour de force that distorts the meeting point of the composed and the improvised. Their debut album, which features Evelyn Glennie and Steve Lehman, is due…

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Asaf Sirkis/Sylwia Bialas IQ + Masterclass

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Colston Hall, Colston Street
Bristol, BS1 5AR GB
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The Sirkis/ Bialas. International Quartet is a fresh, new collaboration between Israeli drummer/composer Asaf Sirkis and Polish vocalist extraordinaire Sylwia Bialas. Expect soulful melodies, high energy virtuoso lines, strong grooves from this electro-acoustic jazz ensemble topped off with an ethnic twist. PLUS Asaf Sirkis and Sylwia Bialas will also be running a fascinating and informative masterclass Bristol Folk House in understanding and making the connection between the way we breathe, use our bodies and our awareness of rhythm. Claim 20%…

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Enrico Tomasso – High Standards

March 17 @ 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
Colston Hall, Colston Street
Bristol, BS1 5AR GB
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Trumpeter Tomasso was first spotted as a rare talent by none other that Louis Armstrong in the late 60’s and today leads all-star swinging mainstream group consisting of such luminaries as Roy Williams, trombone, Julian Stringle, clarinet and sax, Dave Green, bass and David Newton, piano. These outstanding musicians will play a combination of popular and lesser known tunes from the great songwriters and jazz repertoire with fresh arrangements in a varied program purveying some of the best improvisation you…

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Chris Corcoran Band

March 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Colston Hall, Colston Street
Bristol, BS1 5AR GB
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Join us for the 2018 festival (15-18 Mar) as guitarist Corcoran leads an exciting and dynamic 7-piece group featuring the UK’s finest vintage blues and swing musicians. Hailed by Guitarist magazine as “endlessly inventive…our favourite purveyor of vintage blues”. Corcoran delivers music full of energy and passion. Their debut album ‘Blues Guitar Grooves’ was released this year to excellent reviews. Tickets £18 + bf - http://www.bristoljazzandbluesfest.com/artist-2018/chris-corcoran-band/ Watch - https://youtu.be/2WAdbolYEzU See the full 2018 line up - https://goo.gl/BtLDEE Claim 20% off…

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Cult Fiction Live! Sounds from the Small Screen

March 17 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Colston Hall, Colston Street
Bristol, BS1 5AR GB
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From the group that brought you ‘Sounds For Spies and Private Eyes’ comes this joyous frolic through the jazz and funk-laden world of TV themes and incidental music from the 60’s to the 80’s. Who can forget the feeling of excitement inspired by the opening titles of shows such as The Persuaders, Randall And Hopkirk Deceased, UFO or The Professionals? Who smiles when they hear the first notes of Are You Being Served or Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em? Alongside…

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Cream ’68

March 17 @ 9:15 pm - 10:45 pm
Colston Hall, Colston Street
Bristol, BS1 5AR GB
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Cream ’68 is a celebration of Clapton, Bruce and Baker. Cream were one of the 1960’s greatest and most celebrated supergroups who performed at Colston Hall in their heyday. Featuring top UK guitarists Neville Marten (Guitar Techniques) Mick Taylor (That Pedal Show) and Jamie Dickson (Guitarist Magazine), this show will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Cream’s legendary ‘farewell’ concert from the Royal Albert Hall in 1968. This event is part of the Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival. See the full…

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Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival 2018

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Colston Hall, Colston Street
Bristol, BS1 5AR GB
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We’re back with another jam-packed weekend of free and ticketed concerts, dancing, jam sessions and masterclasses from 15 to 18 March 2018. This year we present a dazzling programme of jazz and film commissions (Get The Blessing present Bristopolis), an all-star line-up celebrating Electric Lady Big Band - 50 years of Hendrix's masterpiece and a host of both legendary and rising jazz and blues stars…including Incognito feat. Carleen Anderson, Lee Konitz Quartet, Pee Wee Ellis Jazz Quartet, Trio HLK with…

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Electric Lady Big Band – 50 years of Hendrix’s masterpiece

March 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Colston Hall, Colston Street
Bristol, BS1 5AR GB
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A 16-piece ensemble featuring an all-star cast of leading jazz improvisors tackle Jimi Hendrix’s 1968 album Electric Ladyland. The whole of this pioneering album is played in sequence and features brand new arrangements by Artistic Director/Guitarist Denny Ilett inspired by the legendary Gil Evan’s reworkings of Hendrix in the 1970’s. Simon Gardner - trumpet Noel Langley - trumpet Laura Jurd - trumpet Yazz Ahmed - trumpet Nathaniel Facey - alto sax Iain Ballamy - tenor sax Ben Waghorn - tenor…

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Cuban Dance Party feat: Dockside All-Stars + Free Salsa Lesson

March 18 @ 9:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Colston Hall, Colston Street
Bristol, BS1 5AR GB
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NEW! This spring Colston Hall will become a hot, humid Havana nightclub for one night only featuring the star-studded Dockside All-Stars playing a selection of classic Salsa, Mambo and Cha-Cha. The 17-piece orchestra features Latin legends such as Roberto Pla, Yelfris Valdés, Mitchel Padron, Elpidio Algeria and many others in a show that also includes Stellans’ Salsa Souls, a live Salsa dance troupe performing, on stage, alongside the band. Included is a FREE Salsa dance class before the show. Dress…

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