Liverpool Jazz Club
Wednesday 17 January 2018
Everyman Theatre (Bistro), Liverpool
Liverpool Jazz Club at the Everyman Theatre (Bistro) feature the superb saxophonist/vocalist, Rosie Harrison. House band, guests, jam session. Free admission. Hope to see you in Hope Street!
The Capstone Theatre
The Capstone Theatre Spring 2018 Season
The Capstone is delighted to announce the launch of its spring 2018 season, which runs from late January to May 2018, and promises an eclectic range of artistic delights with a particular focus on contemporary music, jazz, world music and contemporary dance.
The season boasts two festivals, the sixth incarnation of Liverpool International Jazz Festival (22nd – 25th Feb) and the annual Cornerstone Arts Festival, a multi-arts festival (3rd – 10th March). In addition, there is a scattering of performances from Capstone regulars Milapfest, Liverpool Mozart Orchestra, Merseyside Improvisers Orchestra and others.
Some early season highlights include concerts by James Taylor Quartet, Get The Blessing, Jason Rebello, Arun Ghosh and Soft Machine (all performing as part of Liverpool International Jazz Festival).
Other performances this season include Tooth + Nail Theatre Company, The Katona Twins, Lizzie Nunnery and a Sky One Brexit commission by writer John Godber (all as part of The Cornerstone Arts Festival).
Later in spring audiences are treated to a concert by Australian musical improv trio The Necks (20th March) as part of a 3-day series focusing on musical improvisation, contemporary dance from Sweetshop Revolution (22nd March) and The New Zealand Dance Company (17th April) and music from seasoned American singer songwriters Tom Paxton (13th April) and Dean Friedman (5th May).
• Brochure 2018 here
The Capstone Theatre Shaw Street, Liverpool L6 1HP
Mykal Rose - The Sounds of Black Uhuru (1977-1985)
Saturday 17 February 2018
District, 61 Jordan Street, Liverpool, L1 0BW
Positive Vibration presents...
The Sounds of Black Uhuru (1977-1985) performed by the legendary, Mykal Rose.
We're honoured to be bringing to Liverpool one of Jamaica's most distinguished singers, Mykal Rose. As a member of Black Uhuru, Rose was one of the foundation stones of the roots movement, before launching a successful career in the modern dancehalls.
His work with Uhuru helped bring the group a Grammy, while his distinctive vocals launched an entire musical style - the Waterhouse sound.
On Saturday 17th February 2018, Rose will be performing a very special show, featuring songs from Uhuru albums - Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, Red, Sensimilla, Chill Out, Tear it Up Live, and Grammy award-winning, Anthem.
Rose will be backed by the mighty, Mafia & Fluxy.
Support on the night comes from Liverpool-based sound system, One a Penny Sound System.
Tickets (£12.50 +bf): Tickets
Leveret and Spiro
Wednesday 28 February 2018
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Featuring seven of the UK’s top instrumentalists in two incredible ensembles, the Eccentric Orbits Tour showcases the unique and distinctive music of Leveret and Spiro in a show that will fly the flag for new English instrumental music. The two groups share much of the same raw material – tunes from a handful of 18th-century tunebooks, as well as original compositions – but their musical orbits follow widely divergent paths.
Leveret, described by The Guardian as “the finest of traditional English folk today: a trio of poise and subtle gesture, of deft layering, graceful swing and gorgeous understatement”
rely on their mutual trust and intuition to create their music entirely in the moment – there are no arrangements and the focus shifts constantly and compellingly between three masters of their instruments.
Spiro draw inspiration from minimalism and electronic music to “create ecstatic, interlocking, intricate musical patterns that are as hypnotising and beguiling as the most complex Fibonacci sequences”
(Songlines). Their live shows feature intense ensemble playing which transports audiences on an exhilarating journey far away from their roots in English folk.
This joint tour is a limited opportunity to hear the contrasting music of two of England’s finest and most original instrumental ensembles, and will include a unique joint finale. An evening of thrilling new acoustic music that combines consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity.
Voices of Lent
Saturday 17 March 2018
Venue: All Hallows Church, Allerton, Liverpool. L18 6JJ
Surrounded by the beautiful Pre-Raphaelite windows come and listen to some calm and reflective music for Lent.
The Liverpool Welsh Choral, conductor Keith Orrell, organist Stephen Hargreaves and soloists will delight with their presentation of Haydn's Little Organ Mass and works by Finzi and Chilcott.
Tickets £12.50 (unreserved) from Mavis Owens
Tel. 0151 652 6374
Positive Vibration - Festival of Reggae 2018
8 June 2018
Where: Baltic Triangle, Liverpool
The UK’s award-winning celebration of reggae music and Jamaican heritage returns in June 2018 for a jam-packed weekend of cultural appreciation and positivity.
Since its inception in 2016, Positive Vibration - Festival of Reggae has quickly established itself as one of the UK’s most exciting and eclectic reggae festivals, playing host to internationally renowned bands, legendary sound systems & selectors and some of the brightest new talent.
The 2018 festival is no exception, with some absolute heavyweights already confirmed:
Macka B & The Roots Ragga Band
Adrian Sherwood and Creation Rebel
Sister Nancy and Legal Shot Sound System
Misty in Roots
Channel One Sound System
Manudigital with Parly B and Bazil
Radikal Guru with Echo Ranks and Cian Finn
Dubkasm with Solo Banton
Count Skylarkin’ presents ‘Derek’s Island Discs’
Taking place over the 8th & 9th June 2018 across the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool, the festival also sees the return of The Art of Reggae Exhibition – a successful collaboration between Positive Vibration and the International Reggae Poster Contest.
The exhibition, which supports the Alpha Boys School in Jamaica, will showcase 100 reggae-inspired posters, designed by illustrators & artists from over 70 countries.
Weekend Tickets: Tickets
Children under 12 go free.