Every Wednesday The Lescar is home to the best weekly jazz night in Sheffield.
With a diverse range of music from local, regional and national touring artists
who showcase the depth and vibrancy of the UK Jazz scene, it's an all year round
jazz festival on your doorstep!
Music starts at 8.45 pm, doors 8.15 pm.
Advance tickets are available for all Jazz at the Lescar gigs from Porter Brook Gallery
(Sheffield Music Shop), Hickmott Road, (open 10am - 5pm, Tuesday - Saturday).
You can also catch some great jazz at Sheffield Jazz, with two seasons running annually throughout the
Spring and Autumn at three venues: Crookes Social Club on Mulehouse Road, the Auditorium at Sheffield
University Students Union on Western Bank, and the Crucible Theatre Studio.
We're proud to welcome one of the UK's most foremost pianists and composers, and a musical innovator over 25 years, Robert Mitchell, with his trio,
featuring Tom Mason (bass) and Saleem Raman (drums).
Winner of BBC Jazz Awards, a British Jazz Composer award in 2017, and Gilles Peterson's Worldwide award for best jazz album,
the music on Robert's latest 'Epiphany' EP touches on a more meditative mood, even where the pieces are more upbeat.
It's based on his own poem of the same name that touches on 'those rare, but more direct connections to the infinite'.
Rhythmic and virtuosic, his music switches seamlessly from m-base, funk to latin to free form, with influences from the beat poets and hip hop, and exciting, flowing melodies always there.
This trio's combined playing credits include an incredible list of stars, Robert having played with the likes of Jhelisa Anderson,
Steve Coleman, Greg Osby, and Daymé Arocena. Tom Mason has appeared with Questlove, Lizz Wright, Mark Ronson, Gwilym Simcock and Ghostpoet.
Saleem Raman on drums has played with David Gilmore, Kaidi Taitham, Femi Temowo, and Martin Taylor. Don't miss this!
'Absolutely top quality jazz from one of the world's finest.' - Gilles Peterson
26th September 2018
Miriam Ast and Victor Gutierrez + special guest Matt Anderson£8
A really special and unique evening of intimate vocal/piano jazz. We're delighted to welcome German singer Miriam Ast and Spanish pianist Victor Gutierrez.
Winner of the best vocal ensemble prize at the International Jazz Competition in Bucharest in 2017, and with a brand new album 'Secret Songs' (which featured UK jazz legend Stan Sulzmann),
their music centres around an intense musical dialogue and an approach to their own material,
(and also some very special arrangements of jazz standards) that is both conversational and virtuosic.
Joining Miriam and Victor will be Matt Anderson, one of the most distinctive saxophonists in the country, and winner of the Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition 2017.
Wonderful rich melodies and harmony, improvised story-telling with real emotional intensity.
3rd October 2018
DOUBLE BILL: Samantha Wright Quintet / Bela Horvath Trio£9
The very first gig in a nationwide touring scheme promoting the very best in new talent emerging from the UK jazz scene.
A really exciting double bill featuring two wonderful bands full of rising stars originating from the Birmingham and Leeds jazz scenes.
Germany-based clarinetist Sam Wright leads a quintet originally formed in Birmingham, and featuring Alicia Gardener-Trejo (bass clarinet/baritone sax)
who was with us for that amazing gig last October with her own large ensemble.
Sam is a passionate advocate of the the clarinet in jazz and her music truly reflects this; its an unusual two clarinet front-line, concise, focused,
and with a lovely swinging approach.
Alongside Sam and Alicia, the quintet also features Jonas Oppermann (piano), Tilman Oberbeck (bass) and Jan-Phillip Meyer(drums).
Hungarian pianist Bela Horvath formed his trio in Leeds, with Jack Garside (double bass),
Luke D'Auleriou (drums);
Bela's piano-playing is virtuosic, and the three musicians together draw strongly on the jazz piano trio tradition exemplified by the likes of Keith Jarrett;
poised, interactive, contemporary, melodic and adventurous.
Both bands are startling in their musical maturity, and its a real privilege to be able to showcase them together on the same night.
We're immensely grateful to Arts Council England, Leeds College of Music, and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and the Jazz Promotion Network for their help in enabling this gig to happen.
Watch out for a further double bill later in October!
Also confirmed for later in the year:
10th October 2018 Sam Rapley
17th October 2018 Land of If
24th October 2018 Josh Schofield Quartet + Morpher Double Bill
31st October 2018 Olie Brice Quintet
7th November 2018 Treppenwitz
14th November 2018 Lorraine Baker
21th November 2018 Eirik Svela Group
28th November 2018 Bad Brew + Skeltr Double Bill