The Basement Jazz Club: Ricardo Alvarez

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

Chilien born saxophonist, Ricardo Alvarez has performed jazz and world music all across the planet with various ensembles (Irazu Big Band, Latin American Saxophone Quartet, Symphonic Orchestra of Chille, Philharmonic Orchestra of Santiago, Sonambulo). Having studied in South America, Germany and recently completing his PHD at university of York, Alvarez performs an evening of original compositions from throughout his varied career, drawing upon jazz, and South American folk music influences. Accompanying him will be local Gypsy jazz quartet led by Cornelius Corkery, bringing his own compositions also, as well as the timeless favourites of Django Reinhardt, culminating in a rich musical feast.

The Klezmernauts are a brand new Klezmer group based in York. Expect riotous Yiddish music, inspired by musical cultures thousands of years old, led by local saxophonist and University of York St John graduate Alex James.



York Theatre Royal , Exhibition Square , York, York, GB

Tcha Limberger’s incredible band is back for a much anticipated tour of the UK.

Multi-instrumentalist Tcha Limberger leads this orchestra of hand-picked Gypsy musicians from Budapest. In true Hungarian Gypsy Band style, they switch between soaring intensity and smouldering pathos, delivering a passion and technical virtuosity that is truly astounding.

“Tcha Limberger seems to be made entirely of music!” The Observer

“As intoxicating as a vintage dessert wine” Songlines

York Jazz Jam

The Phoenix, George Street, York, North Yorkshire, UK

Weekly jazz jam with a great resident band. James Lancaster on trumpet, Chris Moore on piano, Christian Topman/George Beastall on bass and Trevor King on drums. All ages and abilities welcome. 


Square One

The Phoenix, George Street, York, York, GB

Square One are an award-winning Glasgow-based quartet, known for their free-spirited original music and energised live performances. The music they play alights upon many modern touchstones such as folk, fusion, soulfulness, ECM euro-cool and stylish, straight ahead jazz - yet it is a clear affinity with great melody and an intelligent musical rapport that makes Square One much more than the sum of all these parts. This vibrant four-piece are the proud recipients of the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award 2015 administered by Help Musicians UK for emerging jazz artists. This gig is part of the album launch tour for Square One’s debut album ‘In Motion’. Square One features Joe Williamson on guitar, Peter Johnstone on piano, David Bowden on  ''A soulful and empathetic band with an irresistible charisma - they dominated the room from beat one'' - Julian Joseph, BBC Radio