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August 2017

The Ambleside Days Quintet with John Helliwell’s Creme Anglais

August 31 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Zeffirellis, Compston Road
Ambleside,
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Thursday 31st August in Zeffirellis Main Auditorium. This Festival opens with some of the world's most outstanding contemporary jazz musicians. The evening opens with John Helliwell's Creme Anglais at 7.30 pm Founder member of Supertramp, John Helliwell has always had a passion for contemporary jazz and opens this festival with his five piece ensemble Creme Anglais. At approximately 9pm we welcome the Ambleside Days Quintet featuring Dave Holland: Double Bass, Mike Walker: guitar, Gwilym Simcock: Piano, Asif Sirkis: Percussion and…

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September 2017

The Joe Locke Quartet with special guest Tim Garland and The Gwilym Simcock, Dave Holland, Mike Walker Trio

September 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Zeffirellis, Compston Road
Ambleside,
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Friday 1st September in Zeffirellis main auditorium. The evening set opens at 7.30pm with Gwilym Simcock solo piano then joined by Dave Holland on double bass and Mike Walker on guitar. Joe Locke is widely considered to be one of the major voices of his instrument. Long known to be a soloist capable of stunning physical power and broad emotional range, it was not until the last decade that he emerged as the composer, band leader and conceptualist that he is…

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The Printmakers and The Tim Garland, Joe Locke and Gwilym Simcock Trio

September 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Zeffirellis, Compston Road
Ambleside,
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Saturday 2nd September in Zeffirellis Main Auditorium The Printmakers set out to cross the boundaries that traditionally separate jazz, folk and the contemporary music world and are united by a love of song. The repertoire has the distinctive air of English song, including originals by band members, as well as exploring the relatively uncharted territory of Ralph Towner, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell and Fred Hersch. This is an extraordinary group that has something that will touch everyone. Norma Winstone vocals,…

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An Evening With Dave Holland

September 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

This concert begins with Dave Holland on solo Double Bass. He is then joined by Grammy nominated ECM recording artist Norma Winstone and Pat Metheny's pianist Gwilym Simcock and the incomparable Mike Walker on guitar. The second set sees Dave and many of the outstanding musicians that have performed over the last 4 days come together for a joyful climax to this unique festival.  

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