Musicon Jazz Festival
4th - 6th March 2011
Musicon Jazz Festival (in association with St Chad's College)
Musicon hosts Durham City's first jazz festival. It will be an exciting weekend: Friday starts with the award winning saxophonist Alan Barnes and the internationally renowned singer Sandi Russell, both performing with the stellar John Horler Trio; Saturday welcomes local bands, culminating with the popular Paul Edis trio and guest saxophonist Vasilis Xenopoulos; the festival closes on Sunday afternoon with a performance by the acclaimed guitarist John Etheridge.
Friday 4th March
7:30pm Quad, St Chad's College, North Bailey
Alan Barnes, Sandi Russell and the John Horler Trio
Alan Barnes (saxophone), Sandi Russell (voice), John Horler (piano), Alec Dankworth (bass), Steve Brown (drums).
Saxophonist Alan Barnes and the John Horler Trio mix standards, be-bop and original compositions to exciting effect. Coupled with the 'formidable vocal force' (The Guardian) of Sandi Russell, this is an evening not to be missed!
Saturday 5th March
4pm-11pm St Chad's College, North Bailey and Music Department, Palace Green
A day to meet people! Come and join us if you play jazz or would like to learn. The afternoon starts with workshops (in the music department) and showcases by local bands (in St Chad's College), including the exciting "Off the Leash", featuring Paul Beck (piano), Doug Kennard (gtr), Stan Praszczalek (drums), John Steele (saxes), and Katy Trigger (bass) at 4:00pm. At 7:30pm, there is a performance by the Paul Edis Trio with Vasilis Xenopoulos (saxophone) in St Chad's College, to be followed by a jam session. Free entrance all day.
Sunday 6th March
4pm St Chad's College, North Bailey
John Etheridge (guitar)
John Etheridge has been described by Pat Metheny as 'one of the best guitarists in the world'. With his ability to cross labels and genres, as well as playing his own compositions, he is certain to electrify and enthral.
Tickets for Friday and Sunday (for each day): £10.00, Students £4.00, Under 18s £1.00
Free entrance for Saturday
Box Office: Tourist Information Centre, Durham
Tel: 0191 384 7641