Friday September 13
Root Down with double MOBO Award winning saxophonist YolanDa Brown at Peggy’s Skylight on George Street in Hockley from 7pm. Tickets are £28 seated and £18 standing, best book in advance via the website to avoid disappointment, afterwards Dj Daddio and The Jazz Ambassadors play until late.
Saturday September 14
Italian classical come jazz pianist ‘The Doctor’ Marco Marconi kicks off his new album New Roads tour at Peggy’s; he is joined by Tom Farmer on double bass and Gaetano Di Giacomo on drums. Tickets are £12/10 and doors open at 7pm. There is also afternoon tea accompanied by Paul Deats’ jazz piano between 12 and 5pm.
Sunday September 15
There’s always jazz at The Bell Inn on angel Row from 12.30pm with the Footwarmers. Gypsy jazz and bebop guitar aficionado Elliott Lewis joins Paul Deats on piano at Peggy’s for a Sunday Mezinee concert between from 1-3pm. At 5pm the same venue screens Jazz on a Summers Day, the wonderful documentary concert film that captures the sounds and performances of some of the major jazz artists at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, entry is £6. The mysterious MC Williamson Quartet play at the Lion in Basford from 1.30-3.30pm.
Monday September 16
Sax giant Tony Kofi brings his Portrait of Cannonball to the libraries this week for Jazz Steps; he’s joined by Alex Webb on Keys, Andrew Cleyndert on bass and Alfonso Vitale on drums. Tickets are £10 in advance from the libraries direct – on Monday he is at Beeston followed by Worksop on Tuesday, Southwell on Wednesday and West Bridgford on Thursday, all are a 7.30pm start.
Tuesday September 17
Tony Kofi is at Worksop Library see Monday for details.
Wednesday September 18
KaBen cover pop songs from across the decades in their own jazzy/soulful/bluesy style at Peggy’s from 7pm. Tony Kofi is at Southwell Library see Monday for details.
Thursday September 19
Reeds man Matt Palmer’s duo perform at the Pelican Club in the Lace Market from 9-11pm. Tony Kofi is at West Bridgford Library see Monday for details.
Where no entry fee is mentioned please assume your purchases from the venue support the live music.