Newcastle Jazz & Blues Festival 2016 at Blakey's
Saturday 28 - Monday 30 May

Blakey's Cafe Bar plays host to great live music performances throughout the Jazz and Blues Festival weekend in Newcastle-Under-Lyme. Entry is FREE!

Featured Artists:

Saturday 28th May
    21.00 start
Lucas D & The Groove Ghetto


Sunday 29th May
Chris Bevington   21.00 start
Chris Bevington & Friends
The band features a whole host of talent: Chris Bevington plays bass or double, Scott Ralph and Jim Kirkpatrick on guitar and vocals, George Glover (Climax Blues Band), Aidan Goldshaw on keys, Paul Burgess (10cc) and Andy Carr on drums, Jamie Bannister on sax and Kate Robinson and Sarah Miller on backing vocals.

Monday 25th May

Mick Giliker   12.00 start
Mick Giliker
A lover of all things Donny Hathaway (plus daughter Layla, by the way), Mick Giliker adds his own stamp to a host of songs from many eras - including a selection of standards which have re-emerged quite rightly into favourites once again. Guitar accompanied, there's undoubtedly something for most listeners or as Mick puts it, hopefully complements everything before you on your plate.

    14.30 start
Kieran Matthews Quartet

Lee Jones   17.00 start
Lee Jones Trio

Lee Jones is a UK guitarist and composer. He has performed around the national jazz scene in recent years and appeared as a special guest with guitarist Martin Taylor at the Pizza Express, London.

After winning Jazz FM’s “Best New Instrumentalist” award, Lee completed the BMus (Hons) jazz course at Birmingham Conservatoire in 2007; studying with Partisans’ guitarist Phil Robson.

He has released two solo albums; “Swish” (2007) and "Songs from the 13th Hour" (2011) with former WEA producer Simon Tittley; recording alongside Larry Coryell, Jean Toussaint, Dennis Rollins, Ric Sanders and Chris Dagley amongst others. He also teaches guitar privately and for various colleges.

Lee is currently recording a third solo album for 2014/15 release and undertaking a PhD in jazz composition at The University of Salford.

Scott Ralph   20.30 start
Scott Ralph & Friends


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