Richmond Jazz Festival

What's On

Friday 9 September 7.30pm Tickets £8 - £11


Alexander Bone Trio

Alexander Bone - saxophone, Toby Comeau - piano, Joe Lee - bass guitar

Alexander was born in England in 1996 and is a saxophonist, pianist, composer and music producer.

In March 2014, he was the winner of the inaugural BBC Young Musician - Jazz Award, on the saxophone, which was broadcast on BBCFour and BBC Radio3. Alexander has since performed with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and at the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican Centre and the Manchester Jazz Festival. He also made a guest appearance with the Gwilym Simcock Trio at the BBC Young Musician - Jazz Award earlier this year.

Although still a student at the Royal Academy of Music, Alexander's professional career would seem to be well underway.

To see and hear Alexander, google, Media - Alexander Bone

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Saturday 10 September 7.30pm Tickets £8 - £16


Ian Shaw, voice, piano

Ian Shaw is noted for his extraordinary, flexible, adventurous vocal style and his ability to re-interpret not only jazz standards but also rock and pop songs.

Ian was born in Wales in 1962. His career as a singer, pianist and songwriter began in the 1980s. By 1997, he had established himself as the UK's top jazz singer and was performing regularly in the USA. Other international appearances have included Canada, Dubai, Belarus, France, Italy and Germany.

Ian has released over 20 well-received albums and was named Best Vocalist at the BBC Awards in 2004 and 2007.

To see and hear Ian, google, Ian Shaw - Home

Sunday 11 September 7.30pm Tickets £7


Richmond Jam

This talented ensemble of young, improvising, musicians from Richmond and the Dales, return to provide another feast of original music and jazz standards. Richmond Jam arose out of a workshop at the 2009 Richmond Jazz Festival. Since then, regular workshops - some led by professional jazz musicians - have taken place to help young musicians aged between 12 and 18 years to create their own music through individual and group improvisation. This performance is a showcase of their talent.

George Mayo - piano, keyboard James Newson - guitar Lucy Padget - voice, guitar Ollie Carr - trumpet, flugelhorn, piano, keyboard Rob Ellison - drums, percussion Sam Maunder - trumpet, flugelhorn Stefan Wardale - 'cello, piano, keyboard, guitar, voice Tom Knox - guitar, bass guitar Tom Maunder - alto saxophone Zak Hornby - bass guitar, guitar


Professional Workshop Leaders

Paul Edis

James Mainwaring


Colin Bailey Director BlueBoxt Productions

Chris Powls Artistic Director Richmond Jazz Festival

Richmond Jam welcomes new members.

If you are a musician aged between 12 and 19 years, why not come along to a couple of workshops and find out if Richmond Jam is for you?

For more information please email

Experience of ‘playing by ear’ is not necessary.

Richmond Jam receives funding from NYMAZ and is supported by Richmondshire Children and Families' Service: Prevention and BlueBoxt Productions