Jazz artists, bands, and experts perform, often for free, across Lincolnshire in venues across the county including...
The Collection Lincoln Drill Hall Lincoln Performing Arts Centre and Lincoln Cathedral.
The Lincoln Jazz Festival is organised in association with Lincoln BIG, Arts Council England, and EMJAZZ.
Jazz Week ProgrammeFriday 6th May
- Snake David with the LPAC House Band
Zing Bar at LPAC 5pm - 7pm, free
One of the UK's leading saxophonists plays with the house abdn led by Stevie Smith playing popular swinging numbers.
- Dennis Rollins with the Pat McCarthy Trio
The Collection 8pm, adults £8 u16s free
Internationally renowned jazz trombonist collaborates with guitarist Pat McCarthy. Stokes Collection Cafe is open before the performance for dinner.
- Philip Clouts Quartet 'Umoya' Louth Playgoers Riverhead Theatre LN11 0BX, 7:30pm, all tickets £10 book now Umoya is the Zulu word for 'life force' reflecting the band's influences from South African roots thro Caribbean Calypso to Cuban dance.
- Jazz Eucharist - Cathedral Choir feat. the Andrew Wood Trio
Lincoln Cathedral 9:15am, free
Excerpts from Bob Chilcott's 'A Little Jazz Mass' as part of the morning service along with some Gershwin and choral soloists.
- The James Taylor Quartet
Lincoln Drill Hall 8pm, £16/£14/£8 book now
Britain's top Hammon Organ player Jame Taylor is an internationally acclaimed jazz-soul-funk musician, performing for a groovy night at Lincoln Drill Hall.
- Ben Martin Quartet
Bar67 8pm, free (ticketed)
Saxophonist Ben Martin leads a dynamic jazz quartet influenced by genres from be-bop to New York swing.
- Gabrielle Ducomble & her Band
Cafe Portico food from 7:30pm, music from 8:30pm, all tickets £8
Gabrielle and her band bring a blend of Gallic charm and Parisian-style jazz and tango, supported by guitarist Nicholas Meier.
- Nigel Price Organ Trio plus Alex Garnett Lincoln Drill Hall 8pm, all tickets £8 u16s free. Band led by award-winning guitarist Nigel Price playing accessible jazz supported by Hammond Organ, drums, and saxophone.
- The Geoff Eales Trio
The Collection, 8pm, all tickets £8 u16s free
A classy version of the piano trio that has given jazz its distinctive form since the 50s.
- The Heritage Quintet
Zing Bar at LPAC 5pm - 7pm, free
A regular at Zing Bar, this local group serve as a fun warm up for Clare Teal in the evening.
- Clare Teal
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre 7:30pm, all tickets £20 book now
The award-winning musician who is a regular presenter on BBC Radio 2 will perform contemporary covers of her heroes alongside witty storytelling.
- The Nicola Farnon Trio
Kirton in Lindsey Town Hall DN21 4LZ, 7:30pm, £10 advance, £12 on the door book now
Nicola is a gifted bass player and singer, supported by Piero Tucci on piano and saxophone and Phil Johnson on drums. www.kirtoninlindseytownhall.co.uk
- Georgina Jackson Quartet
Stokes Collection Cafe 8pm, all tickets £8 u16s free
Singer and trumpeter Georgina sings with the BBC Big Band alongside others and will perform here in a classy jazz quartet.
- Tim Richards' Hextet
South Holland Centre Spalding 8pm, £13.50/£12/£7.50 book now
Pianist-composer Tim Richards brings his nine-piece Great Spirit band playing melodic, attractive, and unpompous tunes.