Every Wednesday The Lescar is home to the best weekly jazz night in Sheffield.
With a diverse range of music from local, regional and national touring artists
who showcase the depth and vibrancy of the UK Jazz scene, it's an all year round
jazz festival on your doorstep!
Music starts at 8.45 pm, doors 8.15 pm.
Advance tickets are available for all Jazz at the Lescar gigs from Porter Brook Gallery
(Sheffield Music Shop), Hickmott Road, (open 10am - 5pm, Tuesday - Saturday).
Telephone: 0774 020 1939
The Lescar Hotel
You can also catch some great jazz at Sheffield Jazz, with two seasons running annually throughout the
Spring and Autumn at three venues: Millennium Hall on Ecclesall Road, the Auditorium at Sheffield
University Students Union on Western Bank, and the Crucible Theatre Studio.
|27th July 2016|
|Mammal Hands|£7 SOLD OUT
After a sellout gig last year, this one is sure to be rammed for one of the most talked about bands around, following in the footsteps of Gogo Penguin on
Manchester's Gondwana record label.
Nick Smart (piano), Jesse Barrett (drums and percussion) and Jordan Smart (sax) draw influence from Steve Reich to Bonobo and Pharoah Sanders to Cinematic
Orchestra, alongside elements of North Indian and African music. Its a beautiful and unique sound, approachable, emotive and hypnotic.
Their latest album 'Floa' is released on 27th May; hear the live version first at The Lescar. Tickets available in advance, don't miss out!
|3rd August 2016|
|Matthew Read Trio£6|
Matthew Read is a wonderful melodic bass player, winner of the prestigious 2016 Dankworth Prize for Big Band composition (previous winners include trombonist Tom Green),
and with a string of appearances at major jazz venues (Ronnie Scott's, The Vortex, The Barbican and more) under his belt.
Playing original music encompassing styles from jazz, folk, country, spirituals, improvised music and both European and American church musics, its original,
inventive and really approachable.
The trio's debut album 'Anecdotes' released in April this year, was co-produced with Laura Jurd.
The trio also features Benedict Wood (Guitar) and Arthur Newell (Drums), all future stars of the UK jazz scene.
|10th August 2016|
A truly all-star band, featuring members of Melt Yourself Down, Mercury music nominees Led Bib, Beats & Pieces Big Band, and Moss Project, and described by
The Guardian as 'a significant new UK jazz force'.
Let Spin consists of Moss Freed (guitar), Ruth Goller (bass), Chris Williams (sax), and Finlay Panter (drums).
Four great individual voices yet with a really cohesive group sound. Their music moves quickly from thrashy punk to heavy grooves and more reflective and
complex territory, with influences from Rage Against The Machine, Bill Frisell and Middle Eastern folk music.
"...rock fury and sonic overload.exploding into killer riffage.with blistering solos from Freed and Williams. " The Jazz Mann
|17th August 2016|
|Misha Gray's Prehistoric Jazz Quintet£6|
One of the best surprises we've had at The Lescar over the last few years was this wonderful vibrant and energising band featuring musicians based in Manchester,
and led by France-based pianist Misha Gray. Featuring Nick Walters (trumpet), Kyran Matthews (sax), Misha Gray (piano), Hugo Harrison (bass), Johnny Hunter (drums).
We couldn't wait to get them back. Blistering solos, and soulful arrangements and playing. If you don't come along and hear their wonderful
'Cave of the Forest King', you won't have lived! Sure to be a highlight of the year at The Lescar.
|24th August 2016|
|Garry Jackson, with Matthew Bourne and Sam Hobbs£6|
A wonderfully inventive piano trio who blew us all away last year, featuring a swift return for Matthew Bourne, one of the most innovative musicians to have
emerged from the UK jazz and improvised music scenes, and a commanding pianist with incredible technique, joined by two huge talents from the Leeds jazz scene:
Garry Jackson is a forceful and rhythmic bass player, and Sam Hobbs on drums is a long time associate of Matthew's, notably on a Ninja tunes reworking of
Amon Tobim's music.
Expect intensity, surprises and beautiful music in equal measure.
"Bourne confronts listeners with the rawness of his music, rather than manipulating them with familiar licks. He improvises with a cyclonic
energy and virtuosity, and rummages in a bag of influences gathered from all over the past century's music" The Guardian
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