Favourite city jazz singer Myrtle swings into The Lescar

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Myrtle George and Chris Walker, The Lescar

A firm favourite on the Sheffield jazz scene, singer Myrtle George brings a great swinging band featuring a bunch of Sheffield’s finest musicians, playing the music of Julie London.

The band line-up is Piero Tucci (sax), Chris Walker (guitar), Jamie Taylor (guitar) and Steve Brickley (double bass).

The popular Jazz at The Lescar weekly Wednesday night series continues with January 22 with Mainwaring / Bourne / Bardon / Hendrickx.

Mercury Prize nominee and MOBO prize-winning saxophonist and composer James Mainwaring (Roller Trio), internationally-reknowned improvising pianist Matthew Bourne, bassist Mick Bardon and Joost Hendrickx on drums promnise an energetic and engaging mix of jazz, groove and the avant-garde.

On January 29, guitarist Ant Law returns with a band featuring Michael Chillingworth (Troykestra, Round Trip), Tom Farmer (Empirical, Round Trip) on bass, and James Maddren (Kit Downes, Gwilym Simcock) on drums.

Ant has worked with the likes of Mica Paris and Leon Ware, but here he presents his own virtuosic music, infused with the intense sound of the New York jazz scene.

On February 5, Sheffield’s Jamie Taylor is joined by the cream of the young London jazz scene, as part of a UK tour.

Familiar swinging jazz standards, played with youthful vigour by Tom Harrison (alto sax/flute), Jamie (guitar), Conor Chaplin (double bass), David Lyttle (drums).

Doors open at 8.30pm and the music starts at 9pm. Details: www.jazzatthelescar.com