The Post Office Club - Marygate, York. December 3rd 2017.
The Kate Peters Big Band will present an evening of music celebrating the work of Ella Fitzgerald. Featuring classic arrangements from Ella's collaborations with Count Basie, Nelson Riddle and others, The Kate Peters Big Band will pay tribute to one of the great ladies of song.
Booking tickets is recommended from the link below -
21st July 2017 - City Screen Basement Bar - Tickets available from -
Kate Peters Septet - 'A collection of some of the finest young jazz musicians in the country, fronted by an exceptional and versatile vocalist'. Jazz Yorkshire
Kate is a uniquely talented and versatile vocalist based in the north. A graduate of Leeds College of Music, Kate has worked in a wide variety of styles and areas of the music industry. As an active performer, Kate performs with some of the UK´s most talented jazz musicians.
Having worked extensively as a session singer, Kate has had the privilege of performing around the world. She has appeared on several dance compilations as a featured artist on tracks by Alex M.O.R.P.H. & Woody Van Eyden, One Hit Wonders and Playerz Inc. Kate also provided backing vocals on `Year of the Rat´ by Rick Witter and The Dukes. She has made appearances on national and international radio as well as national TV programmes such as `Heartbeat´ and `The Royal´. The album `Believe´ was released under Kate´s own name in 2006 as a collaboration with French composer, Jean Pascal Vielfaure.
This exciting line-up features Ben Lowman on tenor sax, Ian Chalk on trumpet, Sam Dunn on guitar, Martin Longhawn on piano, John Marley on bass and Tim Carter on drums.
Firebird Quartet - Inspired by jazz artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Terence Blanchard and Wayne Shorter, Firebird Quartet - led by trumpeter Ian Chalk - mix contemporary jazz and funk grooves with their own modern take on the standards.
FLYING MACHINES play emotive and dramatic music, drawing upon influences as diverse as jazz, pop, progressive rock and metal to create an utterly unique and modern sound. Centred on Alex Munk's unique compositional approach, Flying Machines fuse visceral, rock-out guitar improv with anthemic melodies and lusciously textured soundscapes. It's a sound shot through with the here and now of London's cutting-edge music scene, a decadent mash up of free-wheeling improvisations, prog rock energy and ambient meditations that never detracts from the emotive lyricism at the music's core.
Support comes from Kate Peters & John Marley playing a 30 minute set of bass guitar and vocal duo arrangements.
'Sweet, lyrical passages blend with impossible prog-like time signatures to create a fresh, modern sound with its own distinctive character' –LondonJazz
'Incredible musicianship, tight and crisp' – Jazz FM
Buy Tickets Here - http://www.thebasementyork.co.uk/flying-machines
York Jazz Initiative are launching a new Jazz Choir. Please see the detail below or click here.
We're launching our new Jazz Choir aimed at adults (16+) who would like to sing some cool jazz tunes in a group of approximately 20 and be tutored by one of the UK's great jazz singers and vocal coach, Kate Peters.
You don't need to have an amazing voice or be able to read music, just be open to lots of fun, making new friends and performing concerts! The Jazz Choir will also collaborate with other York Jazz Initiative ensembles.
The first rehearsal will be in early 2017 so click on the button to express your interest and we'll be in touch with more information as we get nearer the New Year. Exciting!
Vale Of York Academy, Rawcliffe Drive, Clifton, York YO30 6ZS
Thursday evenings during term time
7:30pm till 9:00pm
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
26th July - The Phoenix Inn, George Street - 8.30pm - FREE ENTRY
Building a reputation on both sides of the North Atlantic for his adventurous and impassioned emphasis on improvisation, Never Group is an experience that matches quirky abandon with resolute musicianship and technicality.
Zhenya Strigalev - Sax
Michael Janisch - Bass
Marc Ayza - Drums
Check out the music here -
Thu, Jun 16 @ 3:00 PM — 4:30 PM
The Inkwell, Gillygate, York, North Yorkshire, UK
On 16th June, Jazz In York will be hosting a book launch at The Inkwell on Gillygate. The book entitled 'Jazz Worlds/World Jazz' looks at the journey of jazz music around the globe, far from its country of origin. You can read more about the book here -
Speakers at the event will be the authors Philip V. Bohlman & Goffredo Plastino as well as York University Lecturer Jonathan Eato.
Some live music will be provided by the Cornelius Corkery Trio. The event is free entry so please come along and join in the launch of this excellent book.
For those not familiar with The Inkwell, it is one of those shops that makes York so great. Packed full of cool records, books, magazines & pop culture, it's a music lovers paradise!