Sheffield Jazz spreads wings

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Sheffield Jazz spring season features a mix of nationally and internationally recognised artists which should appeal to all kinds of jazz lovers, young and not-so-young, and to rock fans too.

It also ventures out to a new venue, the Auditorium at Sheffield University Students Union, to tap into the potential audience among Sheffield’s large student community.

The season starts with the great jazz vocalist Ian Shaw on Friday, January 24, at their regular home at the Millennium Hall on Ecclesall Road follwed by appearances by Gary Crosby, Kit Downes, Dennis Rollins, a celebration of the Modern Jazz Quintet by a great set of younger UK musicians, Jean Toussaint, Brandon Allen, John Turville, Led Bib, Michael Wollny, Julian Siegel and rounded off on May 16 with classic vocal-led jazz from the Anita Wardell/Dave O’Higgins Quintet

In addition, on Friday, March 14, Jay Phelps brings an all-star sextet (including Soweto Kinch) to rearrange the classic music of Miles Davis to the Crucible Studio, and on Thursday, March 27, Get The Blessing are at the Auditorium.