China Crisis

China Crisis are Eddie Lundon, Gary Daly, Jack Hymers (keys) and Eric Animan (sax).

Eddie and Gary are the founder members of the band which started in Kirkby, Merseyside back in 1979. China Crisis found major success in the UK in the 80s with five Top 40 singles, ten Top 50 singles and three Top 40 albums including Flaunt The Imperfection which was the first work (but not last) produced for the band by Walter Becker (Steely Dan) who became both a friend and collaborator as well as guide and mentor.

Billie Holiday at Carnegie Hall

David McAlmont gives his interpretations of the Lady Day catalogue while quoting from her extraordinary life story, with a band led by pianist / MD Alex Webb.

The show includes many of the most well-known Holiday songs, ranging – as did the Carnegie Hall concert – from the optimism of her 1930s work What a Little Moonlight Can Do, Fine and Mellow through her 1940s torch songs My Man, I Cover The Waterfront to her self-penned hits Don’t Explain and Lady Sings The Blues – and many more.

The Magic of Motown

You’re invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown steams into town!

Rafiki Jazz

Rafiki Jazz nine native and migrant folk remixing roots music and telling modern day stories with a glance back to the ancients.

Guitar Journey: Giorgio Serci & Jonny Phillips

Two of Europe’s leading acoustic players take you on a musical journey following the development of the guitar from its origins in Spain and North Africa along a path across Europe, Africa and the Americas.

Sardinian-born Giorgio Serci is an award-winning guitarist, composer, and arranger. He has recorded and shared stages with Jools Holland, Shirley Bassey, Kenny Wheeler and the CBS, BBC Concert and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras.

The Rhythm Kings plus Special Guest Otis Redding III

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with special guest Otis Redding III

The Rhythm Kings are a highly respected band in their own right and with the help of new member Greg Harewood on bass, they have recently been wowing audiences with their bluesy, soulful take on songs and modern day numbers with some rock and roll crowd pleasers thrown in.

The fact that these guys are like a family is evident and this love transmits to the audience wherever they go, endearing people to come back time and time again.

IJO Big Band

No other bandleader in the history of jazz had the staying power of Woody Herman.

Throughout his career, Herman managed to maintain vitality in his big bands by continually working with young talent and keeping the repertoire modern by playing and creating new music.

The Magic of Motown

You’re invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown steams into town!

Lucky Peterson

Musical maestro Lucky Peterson pays tribute to Jimmy Smith in this fantastic new show.
At the start of his career, Lucky Peterson was discovered by blues star Willie Dixon when he was three years old, released his first record at five and soon after appeared on The Tonight Show. Trained by keyboardists Bill Doggett and Jimmy Smith, Peterson went on to play behind Little Milton, Bobby “Blue” Bland and Kenny Neal. 

Chris Difford & Boo Hewerdine

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