Darlington jazz festival 2017


Sunday 26th February 2016

This Sunday we welcome the return of the Shaun Henderson band. I have been told that the first half will feature violinist Gordon Dyke with our own Mr Robinson on trumpet leading the charge on the second set. Quirky arrangements and Shaun’s wife Tanya will feature as vocalist. Coming soon is the 6th Darlington jazz festival with some very special guests in some very special venues. 

Welcome back 

On Sunday 12 February 2017 we welcome back the Rick Laughlin trio – 

Rick Laughlin Piano , Keith Peberdy Bass and Stuie Ellerton drums

Doors are 5:30 and live music from about 6pm 

Quaker House Mechanics Yard £5 young musicians free but must be accompanied by a paying adult 

End of Season 4

Darlington Jazz Club is fast approaching the end of Season 4.

We have a couple of special sessions left.

Sundays at The QuakerHouse, Mechanic Yard, Darlington. 6pm for Live Music

June 12th Rick Laughlin Trio £5 OTD

Rick Laughlin – Piano, Bruce Rollo – Double Bass and Ian Wynd – Drums.

June 26th Dean Stockdale Trio £5 0TD

Dean Stockdale – Piano, Mick Shoulder – Double Bass and Adam Sinclair – Drums

The finale of this Season will take place on Monday 4th July in The Central Hall, Dolphin Centre where we welcome the fantastic National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO). The world famous National Youth Jazz Orchestra has been showcasing the country’s most talented young jazz musicians for over 50 years. From a swinging rhythm section to incredibly talented soloists, this is a great opportunity to see the band in the North East. Many of the UK’s most prolific jazz musicians have performed with NYJO, often becoming established stars whilst playing with the band. Alumni include Guy Barker, Dennis Rollins and Amy Winehouse to name just a few. The band tours regularly at venues in the UK, as well as in Europe, US, Australia and New Zealand. Durham County Youth Big Band will play in support. Doors are 6:45 with music from about 7pm
Tickets available from Dolphin Centre on 01325 388406 or online at http://www.TicketSource £10 (Young musicians £8) for family tickets contact darlingtonjazzfestival@live.com

Season 5 begins on September 18th

Doors 5:30pm Live music from 6:00pm mainly 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month

Sept 18th – Durham County Youth Big Band and Little Big Band – leavers gig

St Augustine’s Parish Centre (Venue TBC) – £5

Sept 25th – Jazz Tones – jazz quintet

QuakerHouse, Mechanics Yard – £5

The remains dates for 2016 will be 9th October, 23rd October, 13th November, 27th November, 11th December

18th December Jazztones’ Christmas Shindig