Flautist set to pipe up with some steaming samba
As we move to the end of summer with autumn in sight there's plenty of good jazz locally and regionally to enjoy regardless of season and weather.
One of the finest jazz flautists around – Gareth Lockrane – will be leading a very talented group at the Lincoln Drill Hall on Friday September 13 at 8pm.
This dazzling quintet, led by Britain's top jazz flute exponent and brought to Lincoln by NewJazz5, will be playing steaming samba via out-and-out funk to hard-swinging and lyrical compositions which give great scope for the versatility and talent of this accomplished group of top musicians to be expressed.
Gareth Lockrane has put the flute back into the forefront of the UK jazz scene and what a thrilling sound that alto, piccolo and bass flutes make. Lockrane's bright and airy flute contrasts well with Alex Garnett's earthy tenor saxophone, guitarist Mike Outram and Ross Stanley's groovy Hammond organ ably driven along by drummer Nick Smalley.
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Winner of the coveted Best European Jazz Group Award at Spain's Granada Jazz Festival and Best Album at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards, Gareth Lockrane's Grooveyard is a superb quintet led by the best flute player around. Tune in to www.garethlockrane.com for a preview of what's to come but make sure you get your tickets: £14 (£12) students £7.
If you haven't already discovered LPAC (Lincoln Performing Arts Centre) at Lincoln University Commuter Jazz sessions on Fridays then make a date from 5pm to 7pm.
The new season line-up starting September 6 (5pm to 7pm) is: Me and Mrs Jones, September 13 – Jazz Heritage Quintet, September 20 – Thom Whitworth's Funky Organ, September 27 – Nicola Farnon Trio, October 4 – Robin Porter with The Stevie Smith Trio.
Commuter Jazz continues up to December, look out for more sessions on Facebook.
The last of the summer jazz festivals in our region, the Scarborough Jazz Festival, takes place between September 27-29.
Compered by the popular, entertaining wit and hard-working reedsman and arranger Alan Barnes, the Scarborough Jazz Festival has been rated one of the top five jazz festivals in the country by the Guardian festival guide.
Audiences and performers have acknowledged the consistently high quality of the artists and find the variety and range of the programme refreshing. And, of course, the physical setting gives the festival an added appeal.
For the full line-up and for ticket information log on to: www.scarboroughjazzfestival.co.uk
You can also catch The Krzysztof Urbanski Quartet at the home of Grimsby Jazz, The Old Clee Club, Clee Road on Wednesday, September 11.
In 2010 Krzysztof recorded his debut album "Urbanski" which was very well received by the critics and sold throughout Europe and the United States.
In February 2012 Krzysztof was selected from among hundreds of musicians from around the world to the live audition at The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in Los Angeles California (USA)
He is impressed audition judges – such as great musicians Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Jimmy Heath – The Institute now recommends him as one of the best of the young generation.