Frederiks home-grown music event ‘Hope Street Jazz’ expands across four nights due to its rise in popularity.
Hope Street Jazz which takes place at Hope Street venue Frederiks has now added Sunday to its weekly event roster sitting alongside Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights – making it the biggest Jazz night in the city.
Frederiks has always enjoyed a reputation as a destination for performance, with music lovers drawn to the venue not only for the artists on the bill, but its intimate, ambient surroundings – making it the natural home for Jazz in Liverpool.
The brainchild of DJ John Dean, Hope Street Jazz was established as a showcase for both Jazz musicians including Bop Kaballa, Dayzy & Troupeau de Couleur and Bob Whittaker Quartet – and those artists breaking onto the music scene, with both solo and group performances.
This support for emerging talent gives musicians who are at the start of their career the opportunity to play on the same bill and often alongside established musicians who make the pilgrimage to perform at Frederiks from across the UK, and internationally.
Speaking about the event’s swift rise in popularity, John Dean said:
“Part of Hope Street Jazz’s appeal is that it is accessible by everyone – we get a real mix of guests from students through to older generations, all coming together with their love of live music. It’s great to see the event grow especially despite the challenges of the last few years it’s clear there is a continually growing love for live Jazz in the city.”
“On a typical night there’s students dancing next to spritely Nans, city centre residents jiving alongside curious tourists who’ve stumbled over us – it’s a completely mixed-up audience, and it works brilliantly.”
Most Jazz nights at Frederiks end with an open jam for any musicians who want to get up and play along with guest performers, and John actively encourages participation:
“The Jazz nights can be really energetic – at the end you feel like you’ve been part of something creative, with people bringing along an instrument.”
Entry is free for Hope Street Jazz events and they take place at Frederiks every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 8pm.
October’s event programme sees Diego, Bill & The Preachers and Sweet Beans Band amongst the line up.
Frederiks offer a pre-event menu for diners on Jazz nights plus Roast until late on Sundays – for reservations please contact the venue direct on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are an artist who is interested in playing at a Hope Street Jazz event at Frederiks please email John Dean for more information Hopestreetjazzrecords@gmail.com
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