Ribble International Valley Jazz Festival 2018, 3rd - 7th May

10 Book tickets at The Grand’s Ticket Office - see full details at the bottom of page 3. - Norwegian Good! (Brilliant Really!) SATURDAY 5 MAY Event sponsored by Barbara Stephenson & Phil Lee Ribble Valley Jazz Festival is honoured to welcome the visionary Norweigan keyboardist, composer and producer Bugge Wesseltoft to perform at the 2018 festival. Bugge, his solo work covers a broad spectrum: from melodic piano parts to experimental and atonal music and noise and even manages to find space to integrate a new version of a standard. Many rhythms and grooves, both primeval and modern, are looped and entwined, and often sounds are distorted and reshaped on the fly; the concerts have a strong free improvisational component. Bugge released a beautiful solo piano album "Everybody Loves Angels" in October 2017 as a follow up to his groundbreaking "New Conception of Jazz". Bugge's live performance will be preceded by an hour long workshop, where he will talk exclusively to the audience about his career and music. Bugge Wesseltoft Doors: 7:30pm | Stage: 8:00pm to 10:00pm Venue: The Grand | Adv Ticket: £18/£17 members Wesseltoft is multi-decorated with critics’ prizes for creating a unique, fresh blend of “modern jazz”. Bugge Wesseltoft - Masterclass Doors: 5:45pm | Stage: 6:00pm to 7:00pm Venue: The Grand | Adv Ticket: £10/£8 members This intimate hour-long workshop from Norwegian jazz pianist and composer Bugge Wesseltoft will give an insight into his career as a musician and his approach to his art. It will include anecdotes and pieces of music and will be an exclusive opportunity to get up close and personal to one of Europe's most distinguished jazz musicians. Since the early 1990s, Bugge Wesseltoft has made an impressive, truly post-modern transition from his ECM Nordic jazz traditions, playing and recording together with the likes of Jan Garbarek, Sidsel Endresen, Terje Rypdal, Nils Petter Molvaer and Jon Eberson, to forming his own innovative New Conception of Jazz group and exquisite label "Jazzland Recordings". Jack Bond Blues Band Stage: 7:00pm to 9:00pm Venue: Rose & Crown | FREE! See the Jacky Bond Blues Band at the Rose & Crown Blues Stage. Jacky, a legendary blues, harmonica player/singer appeared in the 60's with the Hurgs, performing on the same bill as top British Blues bands including John Mayall's Blues Breakers, Fleetwood Mac, and the Rolling Stones. Julie Edwards Trio Stage: 8:00pm to 10:00pm Venue: Inn at the Station | FREE! The Julie Edwards Trio is a regular band at Ribble Valley Jazz Fest and dinner jazz venues. Julie & Kevin Dearden, a 7-string electric bass player, work as a duo, frequently appearing in trio or quartet format with top regional players such as Ed Barnwell on piano. Expect the trio to present lively interpretations of popular jazz standards.

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