Hot Fingers with Emily Campbell

Boston Spa Village Hall, High Street, Boston Spa, York, GB

a truly class act led by our number one guitar/banjo player “Spats” Langham. The hot jazz sounds of the 20s and 30s played acoustically and interspersed by the wonderfully evocative vocals from Emily. Not to be missed.



Basement Bar, Coney Street , York, North Yorkshire, UK

Two Latin Jazz composers. Guitar and Sax. Electronics. An innovative and awarded British singer. Original music rooted in Brazil and Chile. Free Jazz. 3 PhD students on stage.

In the first half, Brazilian guitarist Carlo Filipe is showing some of his music inspired by Egberto Gismonti, a pillar figure in Brazilian Jazz. Folk rhythms are combined with the languid spirit of European music. Voice and electronics join the guitar in a mood rarefied and groovy at the same time. Sax and percussion add more voices to this dialogue.

Drawing on influences such as John Zorn, Evan Parker & Diamanta Galas, Nikki Franklin & Otto Willberg present a fully improvised set of free jazz as a voice/bass duo.

Saxophonist Ricardo Alvarez has developed a view of Jazz throughout Chilean folkloric traditions. He is performing a Suite for jazz quintet that was part of his PhD thesis. The work depicts elements of traditional Chilean music merged with the swing and freedom of Jazz.