Thursday, May 1

7.30pm Camerata Ritmata Grindleton Pavilion Music from all corners of the globe.

Friday, May 2

12noon Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Swing Band The Grand, York Street, Clitheroe Directed by Nigel Spooner with a lunchtime session of jazz standards. Special guest appearance from ex-CRGS Swing Band musicians: pianist John Wickham, bassist Adam Lynch and drummer Tom Rice.

5pm Djangobop The Post House Hotel, Clitheroe Dinner Jazz: Free gig - advise booking a table - tel: 01200 422025 Djangobop play a heady mixture of standards, originals and Django Reinhardt compositions epitomising the Bohemian café scene of post war Paris.

8pm The Berry Trio The Atrium at Clitheroe Castle, An unusual line up of voice/piano, sax and bass featuring Steve Berry and his two eldest children Jessica and Dan.

8pm The Boneshakers Clitheroe Social Club, Wellgate, Clitheroe, Originally formed in 1962 as the house band of the legendary Macambo Club in Darwen, the Boneshakers re-formed in 2010. Expect energy Sixties’ R’n’B classics.

8pm Julie Edwards & Kevin Dearden Duo The Spread Eagle, Sawley Vocalist Julie Edwards and guitarist Kevin Dearden have worked exhaustively around the north of England and beyond.

Saturday, May 3

10.30am Jazz Train with Blowjangles The Blackburn to Clitheroe Train Take a mid-morning Jazz Train from Blackburn to Clitheroe with Blowjangles!

From 11am Street Jazz Festival The Marquee, Castle Street, Clitheroe and venues around town.

Featuring: West Valley Hot Club, Dales Jam, St Augustine’s RC School Big Band, Blowjangles, Clitheroe Ukulele Orchestra, Marmaduke Schnitzel and The Vacant Radiators, Ribble Valley Jazz Collective.

11am Kevin Morris Clitheroe Library Fine jazz guitar standards from festival regular, Kevin Morris.

11am Ribble Valley Arts Studios Harris Court, Wellgate 11.30am Pendle Jazzmen Maxwell's Cafe Bar, King Street Trad Jazz under Maxwell’s Café Bar Canopy.

12noon Mark Lewis Trio & Friends The Old Post House Hotel, King Street, Clitheroe Festival regulars Mark Lewis Trio and Friends will be charming diners with some fine jazz standards.

12noon Aeola with Allison Clarke on vocals The Atrium Café Bar The Manchester-based band play jazz standards from some of the greats. Billy Holliday, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald.

1pm A Brief History of Piano Jazz The Grand Trish Ferrarin and Paul Topping will look at the development of piano playing within the genre of jazz.

3pm J J Wheeler The Swan & Royal Hotel, Castle Street, Clitheroe Formed in 2009, recent performances include the Royal Albert Hall 5pm Cottonhouse Shakers The Rose & Crown, Castle Street, Clitheroe, The Cottonhouse Shakers return to the Rose & Crown following their very successful appearance two years ago. presenting an eclectic mix of soulful blues and jazz funk.

8pm National Youth Jazz Orchestra The Grand Saturday night festival headliners, the NYJO is one of the UK’s longest-running ensembles for young people under 25 playing big-band jazz.

8pm Marley Chingus The Atrium Cafe Ba Liverpool based Marley Chingus offer electrifying performances of their 21st Century Be Bop.

8pm John Wickham Trio Maxwell's Cafe Bar The trio are local young men who have played together for over five years.

9pm Dub Jazz Soundsystem The Atrium Cafe Bar Dub Jazz are back from their fantastic sell-out 2012 Festival appearance with more of an awesome mix-up of heavy dub and psychedelic modal jazz.

Sunday, May 4

10am Improvisation Workshop - Trish Ferrain The Grand Bring your own instrument and work with others to improve jazz improvisation skills under expert tuition.

12noon Paul Rigby Quartet The Atrium Café Bar The president of Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues returns to The Atrium with his band for a lunchtime gig.

12.30pm Trombone Workshop - Dennis Rollins The Grand A chance for up to 20 trombonists, with at least 50% being young people, to fine tune their skills with one of the UK’s best trombone players.

1pm Sonny Intervals The Emporium, Moor Lane, Steve Hemsworth and Janet Style make their Festival debut at the Emporium Wine Bar on Jazz Sunday!

2pm Eric Ainsworth Trio & Friends The Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley, The Trio will play a fine range of jazz standard.. Eddie Taylor guests on trombone.

Line-up: Eric Ainsworth - piano/keys, Jimmy Scaife - drums, Ken Marley - bass, Eddie Taylor - trombone.

2.30pm Dennis Rollins Velocity Trio The Grand Virtuoso trombonist and composer Dennis Rollins is well known on the British and international jazz scene.

5pm Rob Livesey Trio The Rose & Crown Expect tunes you know, but done in a way you don’t, with the emphasis on improvisation and permutation.

5.30pm Saxophone Workshop - Snake Davis The Grand Snake Davis is well established as one of the top UK saxophonists, so it’s a privilege to have him run a sax workshop during the Ribble Valley Jazz Festival up to 20 players.

6pm Poetry meets Jazz!

The Swan & Royal Hotel A first for Ribble Valley Jazz Festival! This gig kicks off with an early evening half-hour presentation of music themed poetry 8pm Snake Davis Band The Grand Snake returns to town with The Snake Davis Band and the audience can expect a fabulous set of supremely performed melody driven jazz-funk as well as some classic soul and Northern standards.

Monday, May 5

10.30am Drumming For Beginners - Paul J Rigby The Grand This workshop is aimed at drummers of all ages who are curious about learning to play drums but haven’t had the opportunity to try.

12noon Matt Holborn Quartet The Atrium Café Bar An exciting young Leeds-based gypsy jazz band.

2pm Gary Boyle’s Bruze The Rose & Crown Guitarist Gary Boyle, from 70s jazz/rock fusion band Isotope, returns with this new trip featuring Ian Rose (Hammond organ) and Steve Tann (drums).

4pm Tipitina & The One Voice Community Choir The Grand A unique and exclusive festival collaboration concert between one of the best-rated Blues bands in the business, Tipitina, and the highly regarded Lancashire based, the One Voice Community Choir.

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