Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 September 2014

Big bands, Bill... and all that jazz

One of last year's Jazz Festival hightlights, The Jive Aces, made a return to the festival for this performance at the opening night at Jackie Mullan's.

Various venues, Londonderry, Thursday, April 29 until Monday, May 3

The City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival has reached its ninth year and is offering a great programme which, it claims, will surpass even last year’s “unsurpassable” series of events!

Big names include ex-Rolling Stone Bill Wyman (right) and his band the Rhythm Kings, Europe’s break-out act of the year, Aeroplane, and trad veterans the Bourbon Swing Jazz Band. At the opposite end of the generation picture, 12-year-old guitar star Andreas Varady appears with Dad Bandi, David Lyttle on drums and Michael Janisch on bass. Carmen Ghia and the Hot Rods get into the groove of rockabilly and swing delivered in true 1950s style.

Meanwhile, two excellent ensembles, Dunmall/Niblock/Sanders and the John Cervantes Trio, will be making their first appearances in the city and fans of the great Miles Davis will flock to a live performance of his classic album A Kind of Blue. Also unmissable are the Jive Aces (above), the high-octane Ska Beat and the popular local Ursula McHugh Trio. See www.cityofderryjazzfestival.com/tel: (028) 7137 6545.

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