After an incredible three days of music on our Yellow Bus stage at this year’s Freedom Festival, we’re now warming up for our 2014 Winter Edition, as Hull Jazz Festival returns to Hull Truck Theatre from 20-22 November.
On Thursday 20th November, fans of Charlie Parker’s legendary strings recording are in for a treat as Gilad Atzmon Orient House Ensemble and the Sigamos String Quartet perform their interpretation of Parker’s much-loved album.
The University of Hull present a special lunchtime concert on Friday 21st November as part of this year’s festival, featuring Jonathan Gee and his acclaimed trio, performing tracks from his album Dragonfly.
A favourite at this year’s Freedom Festival, Arun Ghosh returns to Hull with his sextet on Friday 21st November, performing tracks from his acclaimed South Asian Suite album.
Next up, on Friday 21st November, Tim Kliphuis, one of Europe’s foremost gypsy swing jazz fiddlers, brings his trio’s tribute to the late, great Stéphane Grappelli, who changed the way people thought about jazz violin.
During the day on Saturday 22nd November, we’re delighted to present an incredible opportunity for guitarists and violinists to learn the ins and outs of gypsy jazz from two of the world’s top gypsy jazz players. Violinist Tim Kliphuis and guitarist Nigel Clark will lead this two-hour Beginner’s Guide to Gypsy Jazz workshop. Places are limited so please book early.
The closing event of the festival, on Saturday 22nd November, sees us showcase exciting new jazz talent as NYJO (National Youth Jazz Orchestra) perform alongside young musicians from the City of Hull Youth Jazz Orchestra and the University of Hull Big Band, with special guest Soweto Kinch.