Jazz & Real Ale Festival 2017

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Jazz & Real Ale Festival 2017

Jazz & Real Ale Festival 2017

14th July - 16th July


A brilliant annual event - a weekend of great Jazz music, a fantastic range of beers – and great food!

A great selection of around nine Jazz Bands will be playing over the weekend featuring a wide range of genres

We look forward to bringing you a wide selection of ales and a selection of ciders sourced from small independent brewers – with many from our own on-site Heritage Brewery such as Charrington’s IPA and Worthington White Shield.

Enjoy a wide range of food stalls and the Brewery Tap Bar and Restaurant and Cooper’s café will also be open.

Prices will include entrance to the National Brewery Centre museum (guided tours available for an extra charge on the day).

The Line up for the weekend is:-

Friday evening. 7pm – 11.30pm. Tickets £10.

7-8.45pm Emma Jonson  Duo.

Emma is an exciting blues pianist from the Midlands, having a distinctive left hand that has been compared to the likes of Fats Domino and Albert Ammons.  

In addition to her soft spot for the boogie woogie and originals, Emma has a large repertoire of classic and current cover songs. Her energetic piano style is complimented by unique soothing vocals making her a truly versatile act.  


9.15 - 11.00pm  The Remi Harris Trio

Remi Harris is an exciting young guitarist from the UK who's unique style draws inspiration from Gypsy Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Heavy Metal, Electronic and World Music. He has toured worldwide as well as performing at Buckingham Palace, Montreal Jazz Festival, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with Jamie Cullum, on BBC 4 Television and live on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3.​


Saturday Daytime 10am - 6pm. Tickets £6.

10.15 - 11.15am. Sheffield Jazz Trio Chronology

CHRONOLOGY is a jazz trio with a difference. A jazz trio traditionally features piano, bass and drums, but CHRONOLOGY use the open sound of guitar, drums and sax.

CHRONOLOGY revisit classic compositions from the golden period of post-war jazz - 1950 to 1980. That period of 'modern jazz' saw the rise of hugely significant musicians/composers - Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock. Expect a broad range of approaches, combining buoyant Latin grooves, delicate atmospheric offerings and driving swing!


11.45 - 1.30pm WIL Pearson

  Wil Pearson is a young and very talented local jazz vocalist and pianist. Jazz Style: A vibrant range of new and old music performed with jazzy influences.  


2.00pm - 3.45pm. Jamie Brownfield Trio

JBQ consists of British Jazz Awards rising star, Jamie on Trumpet. Tom Kincaid on Piano, Ken Marley on Double Bass, and Jack Cotterill on Drums. This fresh and exciting quartet have a vast  range of experience in different styles of music and have come together to play their own mix of  New Orleans street beat, swing & reggae. 

The band are heavily influenced by the likes of Harry Connick Jr, Leroy Jones, Clark Terry, Oscar Peterson & Christian McBride.


4.15 - 6.00pm. Jim Wynn & Laura Collins

Jim Wynn & Laura Collins Jim & Laura regularly perform together in The Jim Wynn Swing Orchestra, a 16-piece big band based in Birmingham.  Here they will be performing a more intimate set with music drawn from the Great American Songbook of the 1920s - 1940s.

Saturday Evening. 7pm – 11.30pm. Tickets £10.

7.00 - 8.45.00pm. Society Swing

Thoroughly Modern Jukebox - previously featured here as the headline act will now no longer be appearing and have been replaced by Society Swing presented by Tony carter - a tribute to the masters of traditional British Jazz Legends - bringing you the great music of Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk and Chris Barber. This 6 piece band dressed in their whites and stripes pay homage to these fantastic jazz legends with all the classics from that Golden era.

9.00 - 10.30pm. The Busquitos

The Busquitos play music from the 'Roaring Twenties' till yesterday . Hot Club, Jazz, Pop Rock & Roll, Classical Music, you’ll hear it all! Songs by Disney , Django Reinhart, the Mills Brothers, Sonny Rollins, and Irving Berlin, just to name a few as well as catchy tunes such as Yackety Sax, The Love Boat, The Flintstones, The Nanny , Bonanza, Rawhide… Great fun!


 Sunday daytime. 10am - 6pm. Tickets £6

10.15 - 11.15am. Jim Wynn

     Jim has an exquisite repertoire of melodic jazz and Latin standards composed by the likes of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington and Antonio Carlos Jobim, that are sure to add a sophisticated touch to this event.


11.45 - 1.30pm. Burton College Jazz Dancers

A warm welcome please for students from the Performing arts course at Burton and South Derbyshire College


2.00 - 3.45pm. Not Strictly Jazz

Delano Mills is a guitarist/bass player from Birmingham who plays jazz/rock fusion and performs both with his own band and as a session musician with others. His Jazz band consists of Delano Mills: bass. Alvin Davis: Saxophones. Martin Trotman: Keyboards & Vocals & Wayne Scott: Drums

The band perform a repertoire of jazz/funk including music by artistes such as Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham, Marcus Miller, Grover Washington Jr, Jeff Lorber, Victor Bailey, Lenny White.

See more info at delanomills.co.uk or  www.notstrictlyjazz.com

4.15 - 6.00pm.  AB Trio

A/B trio bring together three of Alberta’s most in-demand performing and recording musicians - Thom Bennett (drums and cymbals), Dan Davis (saxophone), and Josh McHan (double bass). Their material ranges from inventive re-interpretations of standards to modern, original repertoire. The trio’s format is fresh, and their music is at turns, fun, accessible, melodic and compelling. 


TICKETS £10 for Friday or Saturday evening (7pm - 11.30pm) or £6 for Saturday or Sunday daytime (10am - 6pm). All weekend ticket £20.

Book now online or call 01283 532880

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