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

5 For more information about the Festival and Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues visit: www.rvjazzfestival.co.uk No surprise that these two very popular and immensely talented UK musicians have headed up numerous UK jazz festivals and are making welcome returns to a Ribble Valley stage, albeit making a debut at Clitheroe's popular new venue, Holme's Mill. Alan and Dave have been playing duets together for over many years. As multi award-winners they both cover a vast repertoire from Louis Armstrong to Chick Corea and play with an empathy that can only come with long experience. The emphasis, as always, is on swinging, accessibility and interplay. Not only that, it is notable that their performances are very accessible, and extremely engaging. Probably the best festival opening gig in 8 years. Playing in support are the young Burton-in-Kendal band, Muskrat Ramble, who appeared at Lancaster Jazz Festival 2017, and who will bring the swing to anything! - Festival Opening Night THURSDAY 3 MAY The Sharp 4 Quartet Stage: 8:00pm to 10:00pm Venue: Emporium | FREE! The Sharp 4 Quartet play an appealing mix of jazz standards and popular tunes covering a range of styles; swing, Latin, groove and modal, guaranteeing a sonic delight for an Emporium audience. Julie Edwards Trio Stage: 8:00pm to 10:00pm Venue: The Dog Inn, Longridge | FREE! The Julie Edwards Trio is a festival regular. Julie, & Kevin Dearden - a 7-string electric bass player, work as a duo, frequently appearing as a trio with Ed Barnwell on piano. The modernised Dog Inn boasts fine accommodation and restaurant facilities. Table bookings - 01772 780800 Trish Ferrarin's Breaking Jazz with Arthur Geldard Stage: 8:00pm to 10:00pm Venue: Aspinall Arms | FREE! Trish Ferrarin's Breaking Jazz is a popular band at Ribble Valley Jazz Festivals, and is increasingly featured at dinner jazz sessions in Ribble Valley area. Trish is an experienced jazz piano player, a jazz music tutor and workshop leader. Breaking Jazz and Arthur Geldard will perform popular tunes from the Great American Songbook in the in the bar area at Aspinall Arms. Alan Barnes & Dave Newton Doors: 7:00pm | Stage: 7:30pm to 10:30pm Venue: Holmes Mill | Adv Ticket: £12/£11, under 16s: FREE! Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues is delighted to have Alan Barnes and David Newton open our 2018 Ribble Valley International Jazz Festival.