PREVIEW: NOT the Montreux Jazz Festival (Nottingham Oct 24-25)



Jeanie Barton writes about a new jazz festival to be held at Bartons' in Nottingham

Nottingham is soon to host a new jazz festival in an historic bus depot!

NOT the Montreux Jazz Festival on 24th-25th October this year will, all being well, be the first annual jazz festival held at Bartons’ event venue on High Rd, Chilwell, near Beeston, Nottingham.

I am lucky enough to have been approached by the venue along with Beeston JazzClub  co-founder and drummer Ian Beestin to book the acts and make sure it is excellent.

We have an eclectic and energetic line-up featuring established and rising stars as well as a showcase for the local swing dance and vintage loving groups. A licensed bar as well as hot food and drinks stalls will be on site.

Tickets are now available online - links are via this blog that contains video previews of the acts they can also be bought at Beeston JazzClub, held the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm, at The Star, Middle Street, Beeston, Nottingham. The next gig is 1st October, Simon Spillett with The BohoP Trio).

So get a ticket, bring your dancing shoes and let’s party like it’s 1949!

NOT The Montreux Jazz Festival @BartonsPlc 24th-25th October 2014
61 High Rd, Chilwell, Nottingham NG9 4AJ | 0115 925 7766 | 

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PROGRAMME

Friday “The Future of Jazz” 24th October 2014 (Tickets £9 online / £11 door)

7.30-8.30pm Trumpeter - Jake Labazzi
16 yr old BBC Young Jazz Musician of the year 2014 finalist backed by The BoHoP Trio (the house rhythm section for Beeston JazzClub) Ian Beestin on drums, Neil Hunter on keyboards and Geoff Pearson on double bass.

9-11pm Gypsy Jazz Guitarist - Remi Harris and his Trio
A vivacious 26yr old guitarist and composer, he is widely regarded as one of the UK’s Top Gypsy Jazz Guitarists and has toured the UK, Australia and France as well as performing at Buckingham Palace and Live on BBC Radio 2.

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Saturday “Stompin’ at The Savoy” 25th October 2014
Tickets £14 online / £16 door

2.30-3.30pm The Big Green Quintet
An exciting, young brass lead jazz ensemble from Kings School Grantham.

4-6pm Nottingham Youth Jazz Orchestra
An exceptional 20 piece youth big band.

6.15-7.15pm ‘Stompin’ - A swing dance showcase feat:
Nottingham Swing Dance Society
Nottingham University Swing Society
Nottingham Lindy Hop
Revival Dance

7.30-8.30pm Vintage vocalist - Jeanie Barton and the BoHoP Trio
“Jeanie’s infectious smile, great diction and rapport with her audience make it a joy and a real pleasure to listen her” Chris Moore, BBC Radio ‘Jazz Incorporated’

9-11pm Heavyweight saxophonist - Alan Barnes and the BoHoP Trio
Popular raconteur and performer Alan recently featured on the Bryan Ferry Jazz Age recording and Great Gatsby soundtrack and has been touring with Paloma Faith as well the Guy Barker Orchestra.

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