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

8 Book tickets at The Grand’s Ticket Office - see full details at the bottom of page 3. - Street Fest + Classical Interludes SATURDAY 5 MAY A Classical Interlude: Guitar & Flute Doors: 10:30am | Stage: 11:00am to 12:00pm Venue: Clitheroe Library | Adv Ticket: £5 /£4 members, under 16s: Free Ribble Valley Jazz Festival enthusiastically includes a classical music programme as a festival cross- arts activity. For the 2018 festival our classical music programme includes a morning session featuring 3 guitarists and a flautist. The Volente Duo will perform works from the renaissance and classical periods, to contemporary and jazz, and feature composers such as Bach, Giuliani, Mozart, Faure, Piazolla, Rodrigo and Duarte. John Hesketh's & Ian Plested's programme will include a Sonata by Christian Gottlieb Scheduler and a piece by Michael Praetorius from the Renaissance period. The piano session runs from 1pm to 2.30pm. Come to either/both sessions but book early, only 50 seats! Tickets for each session are £5, or £8 for both. The Festival Freedom Pass includes access to both morning and afternoon Classical Interludes. How Monkey Found His Swing Doors: 10:45am | Stage: 11:00am to 12:00pm Venue: The Grand | Adv Ticket: £6/£5 members - Family Ticket £20 The Grand is thrilled to host this family friendly workshop / performance, as part of the Ribble Valley Jazz Festival, in association with Jazz North. The HSQ Quartet presents "How Monkey Found His Swing", a musical journey through the jungle, narrated by the acclaimed storyteller Ursula Holden Gill, who weaves a tale around saxophones and percussion. Saturday Street Fest Stage: 12:00pm to 5:00pm Venue: Castle Street | FREE! 12noon to 1pm Wrong Direction - Clitheroe Barbers Shop Choir Wrong Direction is a group of seven amateur actors who have set up as a barber's shop choir with a repertoire of nearly 30 songs combining traditional Barber Shop classics with hits from the 70's re-written in Barber Shop style. Puts a smile on your face! 1pm to 2pm St Christophers CE High School, Accrington St Christopher's CE High School Swing Band are frequent festival performers. Talented young musicians will be playing a selection of jazz from the swing era. Band Director/Teacher - Helen Davies 2pm to 3pm The Cassis Collective Quartet We welcome a new band to the festival. The Cassis Collective Quartet is a classic jazz duo of guitar & violin, plus double bass, and French singer. The band will play songs from the early jazz years up to the present day. 3pm to 4pm BluFunk Syndicate Blufunk Syndicate is a fortress of 20% jazz & 80% funky tunes. Directed by local band leader Paul Rigby, and featuring stunning vocals from Abigail Fielding, the band covers classic tunes by James Brown, Herbie Hancock, Sting, and Stevie Wonder. 4pm to 5pm Blowjangles Yellow & purple suits means Blowjangles are back in town bringing the Saturday Street Festival to a close. Not many better ways to "Enjoy Yourself" standing in front of a Castle Street marquee ready for the high impact of a Blowjangles concert. The Pendle Jazzmen Stage: 11:00am to 1:00pm Venue: Maxwell's Café Bar | FREE! Pendle Jazzmen, a Dixieland/mainstream jazz band are regulars at Ribble Valley Jazz Festival. They will entertain the Saturday morning crowds under the canopy outside Maxwells. Familiar tunes will set your feet a-tapping.