The next run of Jazz Saturday sessions at the intimate and historic hideaway are proudly announced by Ma Boyle’s Alehouse and Eatery and Parrjazz.
May in Liverpool will be a huge month for music as Eurovision kicks off. Scintillating jazz sounds will radiate from the Tower Gardens venue in the build up from Saturday 15th April to the grandest of all music celebrations, taking a break on Saturday May 13th for the grand final.
Dates then resume until May 27th. Special guests include Rob Stringer, Blink Monk and Cuba Vida and as always, all shows are free to attend and booking ahead is recommended.
As the city’s longest running jazz weekly, Jazz Saturdays has already introduced some of the region’s finest performers and special guests from further afield. Ma Boyle’s and Parr Jazz continue to focus on a truly kaleidoscopic range of sounds, infused with and inspired by the magic of New Orleans and Brazilian beats to the simmering back streets of Paris.
Ma Boyle’s founder Iain Hoskins says:
“The next few weeks as we build up to Eurovision are going to be incredible and at Jazz Saturdays we’re continuing to showcase the innovators, stars and collectives from the scene. Jazz works so well in Ma Boyle’s – it’s a celebration of the vibrancy and magic the music creates. We’re very excited for the next run of dates coming up.”
Jazz Saturdays listings – 15th April to 27th May
ROB STRINGER – SATURDAY 15TH APRIL
Rob Stringer is a gifted and highly regarded jazz singer and pianist. Rob performs classic hits and modern tunes, reworking them with a swingin’ twist – always a dance floor fave.
NEIL YATES – SATURDAY 22ND APRIL
Multi-instrumentalist composer, arranger and educator Neil Yates worked initially for the BBC Big Band and as a high-profile session musician performing and recording with the Brand New Heavies, Black Grape, Alison Moyet and Robbie Williams.
BLIND MONK – SATURDAY 29TH APRIL
The spirit of Thelonious Monk with rock’n’roll attitude: a gracious nod to the great piano-less trios with an added dose of Led Zeppelin, Nirvana and Persian traditional music.
CUBA VIDA – SATURDAY 6TH MAY
The Cuba Vida Salsa Band are an vibrant group offering a unique sound emerging from Latin, Jazz, Funk, Reggae-ton and Salsa music. The exhilarating line up of vocalists, keys, effects, saxophone, and drums promise an authentic Salsa Party from start to end.
NO JAZZ – JUST EUROVISION! – SATURDAY 13TH MAY
Jazz Saturdays takes a break this weekend for all things Eurovision.
MANOUCHETONES – SATURDAY 20TH MAY
With eyes closed and mind open, picture the swinging dance halls of the Champs Elysée or the smoke-filled jazz clubs of the Montmartre – The Manouchetones have the soundtrack to take Ma Boyle’s there.
BLIND MONK – SATURDAY 27TH MAY
Capping off the end of May, Ma Boyle’s and Parrjazz welcome back the renegade Blind Monk in all their blazing glory. On Sax Bob Whittaker and double bass is Hugo Harrison.
Summer dates will be announced soon.
All Jazz Saturdays events are completely free and start at 8pm – tables can be reserved here.