Richmond Jazz Festival


Friday 14th September

Atlantic Soul Messengers

Atlantic Soul Messengers are an eight-piece band who play all the soul favourites, plus blues and a variety of other styles including hits by Peter Gabriel, the Doobie Brothers and the Scissor Sisters.

Roller Trio – 2011 Winners of the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award

‘Comprised of electronics/tenor sax player James Mainwaring, guitarist Luke Wynter and drummer Luke Reddin-Williams, Roller Trio mix contemporary jazz, rock-edged riffs, angular sax explorations, brooding beats and dub-step style electronics with heady improvisation.’ Jazz Magazine

Saturday 15th September

Martin Taylor and Alan Barnes

World-class guitarist, Martin Taylor and Britain’s number one mainstream reeds player Alan Barnes play a concert of straight-swinging jazz over tunes such as Ain’t Misbehavin’, Stranger on the Shore, Mean to Me, The Song is You, Henri Mancini’s Two for the Road and some of their own tunes.

Sunday 16th September

Richmond Jam

Richmond Jam is an exciting group of young musicians from Swaledale who’s debut concert at the Georgian Theatre Royal in 2010 was enthusiastically received. Their repertoire is comprised of music in a variety of styles created through improvisation over existing tunes and tunes by group members developed through collaborative improvisation. This process provides Richmond Jam with a launch-pad for journeys into the unknown powered by high octane energy!

Richmond Jam gratefully acknowledges financial assistance from Keyfund.