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

6 Book tickets at The Grand’s Ticket Office - see full details at the bottom of page 3. Thursday 3 May - Festival Opening Night Clare Teal and her Trio Doors: 7:00pm | Stage: 7:45pm to 10:00pm Venue: The Grand | Adv Ticket: £24 We are honoured to welcome Clare Teal, award winning jazz vocalist and BBC presenter, as our headline act. Clare is one of the UK’s best loved performers, and one of our greatest interpreters of song. She will be accompanied by her excellent trio to bring “Swing’s The Thing,” a celebration of popular music from the golden age of song. It will be upbeat and uplifting to the extreme. Clare’s concerts with her most creative trio are renowned across the country for their fabulous arrangements interspersed with Clare’s warm and witty storytelling. We predict a real night to remember. - The Big Night with Clare FRIDAY 4 MAY Red Hot Drop Stage: 8:00pm to 10:00pm Venue: Royal British Legion | FREE! Returning to the festival, a Clitheroe based 7-piece soul/ funk/jazz band led by the outstanding vocals of Abi Fielding. Shades of Django Stage: 8:00pm to 10:00pm Venue: Aspinall Arms | FREE! Preston-based Shades of Django play American Swing, classical music & gypsy music creating a unique sound in praise of Django Reinhardt. Trish Ferrarin's Breaking Jazz with Arthur Geldard Stage: 8:00pm to 10:00pm Venue: Esc CC | FREE! Arthur Geldard kept his passion for jazz at university, singing for the Leeds University Big Band. Influences include Frank Sinatra & Joe Williams. Arthur will sing tunes from the Great American Song Book - splendidly supported by Trish Ferrarin & John Fuller. Eric Ainsworth Quartet & Arthur Geldard + Trish Ferrarin & Sam French Doors: 12:00pm | Stage: 12:30pm to 3:00pm Venue: United Reformed Church | Adv Ticket: £14 (inc. lunch) / £13 members Ribble Valley Jazz Festival presents ‘ Lunchtime Live ’ at the United Reformed Church. Ticket price includes lunch - cottage pie, meat or veggie. Local musicians Trish Ferrarin (piano) and Sam French (saxophone) start the concert with a classical work: ‘Phil Wood’s Sonata for Piano & Sax’. After a short break for lunch, Eric Ainsworth introduces his trio and guest musicians, Andy Wallis (saxophone), and Arthur Geldard (vocals). Eric’s career in jazz spans 60 years. He has an enviable wide network of colleagues, any of whom, including Andy Wallis and Arthur Geldard, he can call on for guest performances. Freedom Passes give access to this Lunchtime Live gig, but pass holders can upgrade for £5 to have lunch.