A JAZZ club is back in action this weekend with the first of a series of shows by international artists.
Sheffield Jazz is back with a rich mix of bands, starting at the Crucible Studio on January 8 with Tony Kofi’s Kind of Blue sextet, celebrating Miles Davis’ classic album.
The club is back at Crookes Social Club for two more gigs — on January 21, when Scottish alto saxophonist Rachel Cohen makes her Sheffield debut leading her own quartet.
The following week it is the turn of South African pianist/harmonica player Adam Glasser’s quintet, including guitarist Ant Law and George Crowley on tenor sax.
On February 4, saxophonist Julian Siegel takes his quartet to Crookes for the first of two gigs, with multi award-winning saxophonist Mark Lockheart appearing on February 25 with his new band Dreamers.
The first of three contrasting gigs at Crookes in March features alto saxophonist Martin Speake’s International Quartet on the 4th, with German-born pianist Hans Koller and a top Danish rhythm section.
This is followed a week later by Swedish singer Emilia Mårtensson and her quintet, featuring Mobo award-winning saxophonist Adam Waldmann.
On Thursday, March 25, Firth Hall hosts pianist Jason Rebello and his trio.
Gigs are subject to change in the light of government restrictions and details of anti-Covid-19 precautions are available at www.sheffieldjazz.org.uk.
Advance tickets are available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/sheffield-jazz.