The Matt & Phreds ALL STAR Jam is hosted by one of the most exciting young Manchester bands, DREAMER.
Alongside DREAMER, we will be inviting Guest Musicians to join the band and Jam with anyone who wants to take part. *Watch this space to see who will be joining Dreamer tonight, it's a good one!*
Tonight, Monkfish will be mixing up hot Gypsy Jazz rhythms with cool Bop and throwing in the odd Latin Groove and bit of Blues for good measure. Expect tunes by Django Reinhardt, Grant Green, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and a few original compositions too.
Kyla's monthly residency during 2016 has been very popular with our guests and Kyla's faithful fans and we are happy to announce Kyla and Danny are continuing their residency in 2017.
Last year saw the launch of Kyla's new album, 'Throw Away Your Blues'. If you're at this gig, pick yourself a copy up from Kyla or Danny, it's great and she'll also sign it for you, if you ask nicely!
Another of our favourite residencies of 2016, the Jamie Brownfield Quartet continues into 2017. It's a great band to listen to to start your weekend a day early!
THE NYBB BOY'S ARE BACK!
Our 2016 early Saturday evening free gigs were such a hit we've decided to bring them into 2017, starting with Jeremy Sassoon tonight!
Our favourite singer songwriter Charlie Cooper is back with her full band this evening!
Charlie writes vintage soul, updated perfectly, sung with deep and husky soul-pipes!
Django enthusiasts of the north unite for the Matt and Phreds Gypsy Jazz Jam session!
Gypsy jazz is a form of acoustic jazz first heard in the 1930s by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, the music has been progressing ever since and has become one of Europe's true art forms with thousands flocking every year to Django festivals around the world!