Since their formation in August 2010 The Lewis Hamilton Band have booked shows from Shetland to Poland, and have appeared at most of the UK’s biggest blues festivals, including Main Stage performances at Hebden Bridge and Maryport.
Local guitar hero Stuart McCallum plays his most recent material at
Matt&Phreds the 1st Wednesday of each month. Best known for his work
with Cinematic Orchestra, Stuart's music fuses electronica, jazz and
folk to create a magical combination of both acoustic and electronic
instruments that gives his music such a distinctive sound. Regular
The Hot Club of Clowntown play gypsy jazz in the traditional style, made famous by Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grapelli and their 'Hot Club' quintet. The band are based in Sheffield, and were formed early in 2015.
Lazy River Jazz formed in the early 1970's playing dixieland/swing style music from
the 1920's 30's and 40's.
Highlights of the band include featuring the legendary Natt Gonella, and performing at
Wigan International Jazz Festival.
The band will play music of Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller,Benny Goodman,and
of the Charleston era.
The Dana Ali Band is a Neo-Soul band based in Honley, near Huddersfield. Formed by husband and wife Dave Hewitt and Dana Ali, the band takes elements of Blues, Jazz, Soul, R&B and Funk to create a fresh and distinctive sound.
The 2nd Monday of every month sees an open invitation to all local Jazz musician's to come and jam with the house band, led by Johnny Hunter. The now infamous Matt & Phred's Jazz Jam has attracted the likes of Chuck Perkins, Lonnie Liston Smith and his Band, and Benn Clatworthy, as well as members of the Riot Jazz Brass Band, GoGo Penguin and the Beats & Pieces Big Band.
Samuel C Lees is one of the UKs most exciting gypsy jazz guitarists combining fire and flare of modern guitarists and a sense of grace and melody of classic gypsy jazz players like Django himself. He has worked throughout many genres and plays with some of the greatest musicians on the planet like Yngwie J Malmsteen, Robben Ford, Lollo Meier, and bass legend Jack Bruce.