Hull Jazz Festival

20 to 22 November

J-Night has a long tradition of supporting local and regional jazz artists and providing development opportunities to young jazz musicians at the start of their careers.

For Hull Jazz Festival 23rd Winter Edition 2015, our Giant Steps programme shines a spotlight on some of the brightest young jazz talent from Hull, the wider region and beyond.

On Friday 20 November, Jazz North Introduces present Artephis, a forward looking jazz quintet comprising musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music, performing on our Giant Steps stage. In the Studio,  The Albemarle Alumni Band brings together some of the former stars of City of Hull Youth Jazz Orchestra who have gone on to become established in the industry, led by Hull-born vocalist Jenny Smith.

On Saturday 21 November brilliant young musicians from City of Hull Youth Jazz Orchestra, the Jazz Aesthetic and local schools will be performing on the same bill as the NYJO Sextet

And our Jazz Festival Brunch on Sunday 22 November features Hull-born Matt Holborn with his Gypsy Jazz Quartet.

Gary Crosby, one of the UK's most important band leaders, returns to Hull on Saturday 21 November after his quartet's incredible performance of A Love Supreme this July with Groundation, featuring rising stars Binker Golding (saxophone), Shirley Tetteh (guitar), Eddie Hick (drums) and vocalist Cerise Adams-Burnett.

The programme also features internationally-renowned artists including the Andy Sheppard Quartet, Saturday 21 November, and the New York Standards Quartet, programmed for Hull Jazz Festival by the University of Hull and appearing there on Friday 20 November.

Tickets are on sale now from Hull Truck Theatre and the University of Hull. Click on the individual event below for more information and booking details.

Festival Saver Ticket: see 3 Hull Truck shows for the price of 2 (book 3 shows in advance at the same time and get the cheapest ticket free)





What's on

New York Standards Quartet
20 Nov at Staff House, University of Hull
Jazz North Introduces: Artephis
20 Nov at Hull Truck Theatre
The Albermarle Alumni Band
20 Nov at Hull Truck Theatre
Gary Crosby's Groundation: Sing Freedom!
21 Nov at Hull Truck Theatre
National Youth Jazz Orchestra Sextet with City of Hull Youth Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Aesthetic and local schools
21 Nov at Hull Truck Theatre
Andy Sheppard Quartet: Surrounded by Sea
21 Nov at Hull Truck Theatre
Jazz Festival Brunch with Matt Holborn Gypsy Jazz Quartet
22 Nov at Hull Truck Theatre