Friday February 7
Peggy’s Skylight on George Street in Hockley invites you to Root Down with Harleighblu who combines a classic yet truly distinctive soul voice with her love of bass and eclectic future beats. She has been compared to Amy Winehouse and Erykah Badu; doors open at 7pm and music starts at 8, entry is from £12 and DJ Daddio plays afterwards until late.
Saturday February 8
Paul Deats plays jazz piano at Peggy’s between 12-4pm at the for afternoon tea.
Sunday February 9
Singer/pianist Fiona Stein is joined by Andy Tytherleigh on double bass to play standards plus more contemporary works by Alicia Keys, Jill Scott and Jocelyn Brown at Peggy’s for their mezinee concert at 1pm, entry is from £3. Bassist Martyn Spencer’s band with Matt Ratcliffe on keys and Andrew Wood on drums features special guest Chris Young on alto sax at the Lion at Basford from 1.30-3.30pm, they trundle down to the Malt Cross Jazz Jam for 5.30pm to do a house band set, following which, there is a jam session from 6.30-9pm. Between 6-8pm back at Peggy’s vibraphonist Nat Steele’s Sonny Rollins and the Modern Jazz Quartet UK tour features US tenor saxophone giant Grant Stewart alongside his MJQ quartet in the role of Rollins, playing homage to the classic 1956 Prestige album of the same name. The rhythm section is Gabriel Latchin on piano, Dario di Lecce on double bass and Steve Brown on drums. Expect swinging bebop and straight-ahead jazz from this world-class quintet. Entry is from £8.
Monday February 10
The Alfa Big Swing Band return to the Village Inn in Marehay from 8.30pm.
Tuesday February 11
Dexter’s Jazz Club welcomes yours truly to the Headstocks in Cinderhill; I’m singing and percussing/playing piano with Stephen Sherriff on keys/sax, Simon Paterson on double bass and Ian Beestin on drums for a sumptuous selection of standards and my originals from 8.30-11pm, entry is £6.
Thursday February 13
Jazz Steps present the winner of the 2018 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the year, Xhosa Cole at the Bonington Theatre in Arnold. He brings together an all-star chordless quartet featuring some of finest talent based in the UK. The band embodies the spirit of the Bebop and Hard Bop greats. With Xhosa is Jay Phelps (trumpet), James Owston (bass) and Jim Bashford (drums). Tickets are £12/5 NUS available from the theatre direct and the music starts at 8pm. Italian-born London resident, Viviana Zarbo has a musical theatre background but is starting to make waves on the UK jazz scene; she visits Nottingham to perform with the Andrew Wood Trio at Peggy’s at 8pm, entry is from £6.
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