Jazz icons to perform at Hull Truck Theatre as part of Hull Jazz Festival

Jazz icons to perform at Hull Truck Theatre as part of Hull Jazz Festival

UK Jazz legends will perform alongside internationally acclaimed Jazz musicians at Hull Truck Theatre as part of the 27th Summer Edition of the Hull Jazz Festival, presented by J-Night.

UK Jazz legends will perform alongside internationally acclaimed Jazz musicians at Hull Truck Theatre as part of the 27th Summer Edition of the Hull Jazz Festival, presented by J-Night.

On Friday 19th July two of today’s leading ladies of vintage jazz celebrate two of the jazz world’s most iconic voices. The Music of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan sees Vimala Rowe and Juliet Roberts join forces on vocal duties, backed by a stellar band led by Musical Director Janette Mason.

A triple bill on Saturday 20th July opens with UK jazz guitar legend John Etheridge with Sweet Chorus, his heartfelt tribute to his mentor and friend Stéphane Grappelli. Taking its cue from the legendary Hot Club of France, the band also features the scintillating violin of Chris Garrick and the red-hot rhythm section of Dave Kelbie on guitar and Andy Crowdy on bass.

Early evening on Saturday 20th, internationally acclaimed Ukrainian/Polish harpist/composer Alina Bzhezhinska celebrates the extraordinary music of Alice Coltrane & John Coltrane with her all-star Inspiration Quartet. Today’s foremost interpreter of Alice Coltrane’s spiritual jazz, Alina also presents her own stunning original work.

Wrapping up the Saturday triple bill, saxophonist Steve Williamson, one of the most distinctive voices in UK jazz over the past 30 years, brings The Steve Williamson Experience to Hull Truck Theatre. If you could listen to virtual reality, this is what it would sound like.  Blending classical and jazz to create an entrancing, life-enhancing combination, he’ll be performing with his powerhouse young trio and StringTing, one of Tomorrow’s Warriors’ flagship ensembles.

Hull Jazz Festival 27th Summer Edition will open on Thursday 18th July with a special intimate performance at Home from Hull-based trip-hop outfit The Broken Orchestra and will close on Sunday 21st July with the Jazz Brunch at Home, a laidback afternoon of classic jazz from the Dan Edwards Trio.

This year, the Summer edition of the Festival will also feature three commissions in PRS Foundation’s New Music Biennial 2019 on 13th and 14th July. The commissions include Numb Mob, jazz pianist Sarah Tandy, and British-Asian clarinettist, composer and music educator Arun Ghosh.

To book tickets for the Hull Jazz Festival performances that will take place at Hull Truck Theatre click here or call the Box Office on 01482 323638.