Chief among the opening night headliners are award-winning vocalist Liane Carroll and versatile multi-reedist Alan Barnes, while Saturday’s top names include pianist/singer Jeremy Sassoon’s crowd-pleasing 17-piece Ray Charles Project, who appear fresh from their storming set at Love Supreme in July.
The final night closes in emphatic style with the garrulous jazz-rock of Julian Siegel and Phil Robson’s group Partisans, and a finale featuring revered jazz guitar man Jim Mullen (pictured top) and his all-star Volunteers big band (see this month’s feature in the September issue of Jazzwise).
New names to look out for include Jasmine, a quintet led by northern alto-sax talent Jasmine Whalley; young saxophonist Sam Rapley and his band, Fabled, and fusion-into-folk sounds from trombonist Rory Ingham’s Bonsai.
The full line-up is as follows: Friday 20 September: Jasmine, Wild Card, John Law’s Re-Creations, Freddie Gavita Quartet, Liane Carroll and Alan Barnes + 11. Saturday 21 September: Sam Rapley’s Fabled, Kate Peters Big Band, Tony Kofi & The Organisation, Clark Tracey Quintet, Dave Newton and Jeremy Sassoon’s Ray Charles Project. Sunday 22 September: Bonsai, Alec Dankworth’s Spanish Accents, New Jazz Extempore, Partisans and Jim Mullen’s Volunteers.
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