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Viviana Zarbo Jazz Trio

Italian born Viviana is a versatile artist whose musical theatre background enriches her naturally multifaceted jazz vibe.

She performs some of her favourite music from across the world, and generations, in her fresh jazz way. Accompanied by her trio: Craig Milverton on piano and Renato d’Aiello on saxophone

WHY? ‘The audience could not keep their eyes from the stage’ thejazz.co.uk

£15 (£13 conc)

Viviana Zarbo's Website


Julian Siegal

The immensely creative musician forms a duo with trumpeter Paul Jordanous.

They are joined by the superb Pendulum Rhythm Section, headed by Clark Tracey (drums) with Alex Hutton (piano) and Andy Cleyndert (bass). Julian has won Best Instrumentalist at the BBC Jazz Awards and a London Jazz Award in 2011.

WHY? ‘One of the UK’s most creative saxophonists’ MOJO

£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)


Christian Garrick and his Budapest Cafe Orchestra

Christian Garrick (violin, darabuka)
Eddie Hession (button accordion)
Adrian Zolotuhin (guitar, saz, balalaika, domra)
Kelly Cantlon (double bass)

The Budapest Café Orchestra were established in 2009 by British composer, violinist and band leader, Christian Garrick.

They play traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the world. Raucous, toe-tapping Balkan and Russian numbers are combined with jazz and swing inflections. Klezmer, Romanian Doinas and Hungarian Czardas are awarded fresh treatments before they give way to a disarmingly beautiful arsenal of ballads such as the Schindler's List theme or Andy Statman's bitter sweet The Flatbush Waltz. The diverse repertoire often even strays over into the technicolour territory of many a well-loved film or television score.

WHY? ‘Back by popular demand, the fiery vivacity and awe-inspiring musicianship of the finest purveyors of Eastern European gypsy music this side of a Lada scrap heap will leave you with a grin on your face and rhythm in your feet’ The Times

‘The music is magic in their hands’ Sean Rafferty BBC Radio 3

‘Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires - plus a few surprises along the way - hugely entertaining, immense skill and profound musicianship, a show by the BCO is good enough to make you want to book that holiday down the Danube!’ Songlines

‘The boys from the BCO eek out an interesting advantage over others in that they are musically connected to the culture rather than culturally connected to the music and this manifests itself in their performances which are among the most fulfilling live entertainment spectacles you are ever likely to find of any genre’ BBC Celtic Connections

Courtyard Theatre
£16, £14 Supporters


Budapest Café Orchestra's Website


Jim Mullen

One of the world's leading jazz guitarists and an icon of the UK jazz scene.

Jim's bountiful and melodic sounds will enchant you. He’s known for his work with Average White Band and being one half of jazz funk band Morrissey-Mullen. He performs with his rhythm section of choice: Clark Tracey (drums), Andy Cleyndert (bass)
and Alex Hutton (piano).

WHY? ‘Mullen’s palette of raunchy blues, graceful bebop and purring tenderness still glows’ The Guardian

£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)


Seasons Greetings with Steve Waterman

A long awaited return of this great UK jazz artist.

Steve is one of the busiest jazz musicians in Europe. Steve forms an excellent duo with the flowing sounds from the young saxophonist Piers Green. They are joined by The Pendulum Trio: Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? Steve has won numerous jazz awards over the years, including a BBC British Jazz Award

£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Steve Waterman's Website

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