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STUART HOLMES FRINGE FESTIVAL A huge array of free concerts and performances in venues across Cheltenham as part of the Budvar Cheltenham Jazz Festival

30 April – 4 May Box Office 0844 576 7979

cheltenhamfestivals.com/jazzfringe


STUART HOLMES SPONSOR OF JAZZ FRINGE 09 We are delighted to be sponsoring the Fringe Festival for a second year. Again, we can see and listen to a host of inspiring events across town which we are very proud to be supporting. Music is always high on the agenda at The Stuart Holmes Hair & Beauty Salon where you will hear anything from Ella Fitzgerald to Ravi Coltrane with a lot in between! For more information from the salon and to keep up with future events and promotions log on to www.stuartholmes.co.uk/ promotions and register your details. Have a great festival!

WELCOME The Budvar Cheltenham Jazz Festival is once again delighted to host a huge fringe programme so kindly supported by Stuart Holmes. The vast majority of artists featured in this programme come from within a 50 mile radius of Cheltenham making this a celebration of locally produced music within the confines of the international festival. All artists are giving up their time free so you can enjoy this incredibly diverse line-up involving hundreds of musicians in over 20 venues without it costing you a penny in entry fees. Outside on the streets you’ll also be able to see Youngblood Brass Band, Cleeve Samba School, 100’s of dancers and special busking spots (follow the footprints!) on the Promenade. A special thanks to our Fringe Director, Stefan Edwards for organizing this year’s bonanza.


BUDVAR BREWED JAZZ COMPETITON In association with Budweiser Budvar and The Morning Advertiser, Cheltenham Festivals has been running a pre-Festival competition to find the very best pub Jazz band in the UK. Nationally pubs and bars have been sending in entries for their band to win the chance to perform at the Festival. The competition has been causing great excitment in the pub industry with some very exciting new performers. Don’t miss out on our Grand Finale, where the UK’s best up and coming bands will compete to win a chance to play in our Festival marquee and at the Pub In The Park Festival.

GRAND FINALE Friday 1 May 2pm Monty’s @ The George

WINNING PERFORMANCE Saturday 2 May 5.30 – 6.30pm


Thursday 30 April

Friday 1 May

THE STUART HOLMES HAIR & BEAUTY SALON

MONTY’S BRASSERIE

6.30–7.30pm Jazz Fringe Festival Launch Party Katie Marie We celebrate the launch of the fringe with Katie Marie. Just back from her second tour of Germany, this singer-songwriter and multiinstrumentalist sounds like Jewel, Joni Mitchell and Ani Difranco. myspace.com/funkeegirl

D-BAR

7pm–late, Dave Harper Band Local legends Dave Harper Band combine cool blues with funked up rock. The band are headlining a full night of live music.

THE BAYSHILL

7–9pm, Ben Okator Born in Nigeria, Ben’s early life was shaped by his experiences as a child soldier. The pain and destruction he witnessed influence his reggae songs, which reflect a plea for justice, truth and love. myspace.com/benokaformusic www.benokafor.com

THE BEEHIVE

8–10pm, Jazulu Jazulu mix swing standards with vibrant new approaches to modern classics. This band are on a mission to make heads nod and feet tap. myspace.com/jazulumyspace

MONTY’S BRASSERIE

9–11pm, Ben Kane trio Ben Kane drums, Nick Jurd bass, Nick Rundle tenor. A performance by musicians from the Birmingham Conservatoire. www.conservatoire.bcu.ac.uk

THE CONSERVATORY CAFÉ BAR

9–11pm Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun These local folk-rock heroes have supported the likes of Frank Turner, Mumford & Sons, and Chris T-T as well as appearing at Two Thousand Trees and Wychwood Music Festivals. myspace.com/jimlockey

2–4pm, Budvar Brewed Jazz Competition Final In association with Budweiser Budvar and the Morning Advertiser, Cheltenham Festivals has been running a pre-festival competition to find the best pub jazz band in the country. This is the final stage in the competition.

THE STUART HOLMES HAIR & BEAUTY SALON

12–4pm, Jazz DJs DJs playing the best in jazz, blues, swing, funk, latin and fusion.

LAZE DAZE

7–8.30pm, Rokhsan Rokhsan’s beautiful voice and catchy indie tunes wowed audiences at last year’s festival. We are delighted to invite her back. myspace.com/poundformytambourine

THE RAILWAY

7–9pm, John Fleming Quartet John Fleming tenor, Ben Kane drums, Tim Thornton bass, Andy Bunting piano. A performance by musicians from the Birmingham Conservatoire. www.conservatoire.bcu.ac.uk          

THE VINE

8–10pm, Faithful Child Faithful Child play funky jazz pop, with a twist of rock. The band are gaining recognition on the London music scene for their quirky songs and catchy melodies. myspace.com/faithfulchildmusic

MONTY’S BRASSERIE

8–11pm, Phil King Phil’s chilled out soulful tunes have won him praise from music press and audiences alike. He has performed all over the UK and his songs have been featured on BBC Radio 2. Phil is also playing a solo set in the Budvar Jazz Marquee on Sunday at 5.30pm. myspace.com/philmking www.phil-king.net/

THE CONSERVATORY CAFÉ BAR

9–11pm, 8-fold 8-fold have been stunning audiences with their inimitable brand of gyp hop. They fuse styles such as hip hop, jazz, funk and drum and bass in energetic and exciting live performances. myspace.com/8fold www.8-fold.co.uk

SLAK

9–late, Electro bands and DJs The night kicks off with live performances from Brickwerk, Puppy Bucket & Donny Choonara, Warp Whistle & Ion Beale and Messy Idiot. After the bands, electro DJs will be playing spinning records in to the early hours.

D-FLY

10–late, Fat Digester A music based collective that at times include dancers, rappers and visual artists. They fuse fun and social comment in a blend of Jazz, Funk, and Hip Hop. myspace.com/fatdigester www.fatdigester.com

HOTEL DU VIN

11pm–late, Late Night Jam Session The after hour festival hub where some of the festival’s most exciting musicians will be coming to jam with our house band of students from the Birmingham Conservatoire. Admission is free but limited by space.


Saturday 2 May FLASH MOB DANCE CLASH

If you’re around in the High St around noon or the Promenade around 11am, look out for a dance spectacular on the streets courtesy of the combined forces of Salsa Squad and JazzJiveSwing.

STUART HOLMES HAIR AND BEAUTY SALON

12–4pm, Jazz DJs DJs playing the best in jazz, blues, swing, funk, Latin and fusion.

XPOSED CLUB AT UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE, PITTVILLE STUDIOS

Urban Bushmen: A celebration of the music of the Art Ensemble of Chicago Workshop, 12–2.30pm Project Improvisation at the Xposed Club invites all musicians of any standard to a workshop. This year we will explore the methods and music of the Art Ensemble of Chicago. The workshop leader will develop a piece for performance later in the evening. It will largely be improvised, but it will also make use of words, pre composed music and visuals to create an event in the spirit of the great Chicago ensemble, encompassing styles from across the spectrum of jazz, swing, rock, classical, Africa and the world.    Performance, 7pm Those of you who witnessed last year’s Sun Ra tribute will know that the for the Xposed club event will produce an evening of intensity, energy and great improvised music. This year the performance (based on the workshop earlier in the afternoon) will explore and celebrate the music of the Art Ensemble of Chicago. It will use words, and pre composed ideas as well as the talents of all the musicians to create an evening of Great British music. It will encompass style from across the musical world from jazz and swing to African dance reflecting the interests and influences of all those taking part. www.xposedclub.co.uk myspace.com/thexposedclub

COPA

4–6pm Dan Conti and Ruth Bewsey Acoustic singer songwriters Dan Conti and Ruth Bewsey perform an intimate afternoon gig. The duo will perform a mixture of cover versions and their own songs.   myspace.com/dancontimusic myspace.com/ruthbewsey

THE BATH TAVERN

5–7pm, Sarah Ellen Hughes A proficient and versatile singer, well known on the London jazz scene, Sarah spent three years as the principal vocalist of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.   myspace.com/sehughes www.sarahellenhughes.co.uk

THE RAILWAY

5–7pm, Nicholas Stevenson Nicholas’ haunting voice and superbly crafted indie folk songs have gained him supports slots with greats such as Karima Francis, Mumford and Sons and Alessi’s Ark. myspace.com/sirnicholasstevenson http://nicholasstevenson.tumblr.com

THE EXMOUTH ARMS

6–8pm, Out of the Blues This jazz quintet from Leeds College of Music play a mixture of jazz standards and well known motown tunes. myspace.com/outofthebluesmusic

JOHN GORDONS

7–9pm, Marco Marconi An inspirational young artist, Marco Marconi is setting new standards in jazz piano in his native Italy. We are proud to welcome him for his UK debut. Marco is also playing on Sunday afternoon at The Vine. myspace.com/marcomarconi www.marcomarconi.com/

THE VINE

7–9pm, Ezekiel Butler This band’s catchy tunes and sultry vocals have secured them a record deal and celebrity fans including comedians Al Murray and Arthur Smith. myspace.com/ezekielbutler   

THE BAYSHILL

8–10pm, Jim Bashford Quintet A performance by musicians from the Birmingham Conservatoire. www.conservatoire.bcu.ac.uk

THE BEEHIVE

8–10pm, Swing From Paris This four piece jazz ensemble bring their own sound to jazz and swing classics, while evoking the sounds of the streets of Paris. myspace.com/swingfromparis

THE STRAND

9–11pm, Zoo Featuring a distinctive mix of jazzinfused songwriting with electronic and acoustic instruments, ZOO create a blend of warm, absorbing and emotive music. Support from local duo John Madden and Tom Mitchell. myspace.com/zoomusicuk www.zoo-music.co.uk myspace.com/johnmaddenmusic

LAZE DAZE

9–11pm, Sarah Broughton band Lydia Glanville perc, Matt Heery guitar. A performance by musicians from the Birmingham Conservatoire. www.conservatoire.bcu.ac.uk

BUDVAR JAZZ MARQUEE 11am–2pm, Jazz It Up! Hooray! - another unmissable opportunity to listen to the best of Gloucestershire school jazz. Cartoon themes, arranged by the irrepressibly creative Sid Peacock, are the flavour of the day in the laid back atmosphere of the marquee. So come along and listen out for your favourite tune, whilst spotting the jazz stars of the future. 2.30–3.30pm, The Dixies This young, local jazz band play a wide range of jazz music, from toe tapping Dixie standards to the far flung corners of the jazz genre. Their playing is influenced by a wide range of styles, with everything from ‘Big Band’ to Bhangra. myspace.com/thedixies    


Sunday 3 May 3.30–4.30pm, Tom Bunting’s Bird Food Alex Merritt, tenor, Sam Wooster, trumpet and Sam Jesson, drums. A performance by musicians from the Birmingham Conservatoire. www.conservatoire.bcu.ac.uk 4.30–5.30pm, Mundo Pequeno Their music has the power to move both your heart and your feet. Their sound is full of joy and passion, influenced by music from all around the world. www.mundopequeno.co.uk 5.30–6.30pm, Budvar Competition Winner In association with Budweiser Budvar and The Morning Advertiser, Cheltenham Festivals has been running a pre-festival competition to find the best pub jazz band in the country. The winner will perform their songs in the Budvar Jazz Marquee. 6.30–7.30pm, Bad Ass Brass An exciting, high adrenaline funk experience, featuring breathtaking trumpet playing, infectious grooves, tuba driven bass lines and exceptional jazz solos. myspace.com/badassbrassgroup     7.30–8.30pm, Fat Digester A music based collective that at times include dancers, rappers and visual artists. They fuse fun and social comment in a blend of Jazz, Funk, and Hip Hop. Fat Digester are also playing at D-Fly on Friday night. myspace.com/fatdigester www.fatdigester.com

HOTEL DU VIN

11pm–late, Late Night Jam Session The after hour festival hub where some of the festival’s most exciting musicians will be coming to jam with our house band of students from the Birmingham Conservatoire. Admission is free but limited by space.

CHELTENHAM ART GALLERY & MUSEUM

2–4pm, Christian Walsh and Dominic Thatcher Christian on guitar and Dominic on saxophone, play a relaxed afternoon session. myspace.com/christianwalshlive

THE VINE

2–4pm, Marco Marconi Italian pianist Marco Marconi plays a relaxed afternoon session. Marco is also playing on Saturday evening at John Gordons. myspace.com/marcomarconi www.marcomarconi.com/

THE RAILWAY

3–5pm, Black Carrot A vibrant quintet who perform new-wave rock with a psychotic edge. Black Carrot put the art back into Artrock! myspace.com/theblackcarrot www.blackcarrot.net/

FROM IMPERIAL GARDENS AND THEN ON WALKABOUT FROM 5PM

Youngblood Brass Band & Cleve Samba School Drawn together from across the US, Youngblood mix live hip hop with the instruments and style of a New Orleans’ street marching band. They’ll be doing a full live set later at the Blow Pop club night at the Town hall. Also listen out for the mighty Brazilian percussion of the Cleve Samba School.

COPA

4–6pm, Jim Lockey and Joe Summers Jim and Joe bring their own powerful brand of contemporary folk music to the fringe festival. The duo sound like a mixture of Bright Eyes, Johnny Flynn and Bob Dylan. myspace.com/jimlockey myspace.com/joesummerstheband

JOHN GORDONS

7–9pm, Swiss Trio Swiss Trio play ‘fraudulent jazz’, a dynamic and exciting fusion of infectious melodies, rock rhythms, electronica musings and jazz improvisation.

BLUSH

8–10pm, Zenith Prepare to be bowled over by the beautiful vocals of Sam Hudson and the catchy melodies of this chilled out electro-acoustic act. myspace.com/zenithishere

THE NORWOOD ARMS

9–10.30pm, Zang Tang Zang Tang are a quintet from Herefordshire. They play jazz funk with latin grooves and a hint of acid jazz. myspace.com/zangtangband    

SLAK

9–11pm, Chris Cundy Experimental musician Chris Cundy has collaborated with a wide range of artists including Guillemots, Gannets and Longstone. Chris has performed on BBC Radio 3’s ‘Jazz on 3’. myspace.com/christophercundy   

BUDVAR JAZZ MARQUEE 11am–2pm, Jazz It Up! Hooray! - another unmissable opportunity to listen to the best of Gloucestershire school jazz. Cartoon themes, arranged by the irrepressibly creative Sid Peacock, are the flavour of the day in the laid back atmosphere of the marquee. So come along and listen out for your favourite tune, whilst spotting the jazz stars of the future. 2.30–3.30pm, Norton’s Dixie Kings A young Dixie style jazz band from Kent. The age range is 14-17 and all solos and choruswork is improvised. They won an outstanding performance award at the 2008 National festival of Music for Youth. Their appearance has been made possible with the support of the Martyn Donaldson Music Trust. www.mdmt.org.uk


Monday 4 May 3.30–4.30pm, El Patio Primo A four piece flamenco-rumba band, based in Bristol. Their repertoire of traditional Spanish music encompasses cover material and originals. myspace.com/elpatioprimo 4.30–5.30pm, Jimmy Brewer Band Jimmy Brewer guitar, Nick Rundle sax, Tim Thornton bass, Lewis Clement piano and Ben Kane drums. A performance by musicians from the Birmingham Conservatoire. www.conservatoire.bcu.ac.uk 5.30–6.30pm, Phil King This Bristol based singer plays soulful acoustic songs. Phil is also playing at Monty’s Brasserie on Friday. myspace.com/philmking www.phil-king.net 6.30–7.30pm, CNS Allstars Oxfordshire based band CNS AllStars formed in July 2007. This nine piece band play feel good tunes including jazz, swing and big band music. myspace.com/cnsallstars      7.30–8.30pm, Ipso Facto Ipso Facto combine energetic performances with a repertoire of modern jazz funk classics loved by music aficionados worldwide. www.ipsofacto.org.uk

HOTEL DU VIN

11pm–late, Late Night Jam Session The after hour festival hub where some of the festival’s most exciting musicians will be coming to jam with our house band of students from the Birmingham Conservatoire. Admission is free but limited by space.

THE EXMOUTH ARMS

3–5pm, Kadesha Drija Kadesha is a 16 year old singersongwriter from Wales, with blues and jazz influences. She works closely with producer Len Arran, whose work includes three platinum albums with Skin and Skunk Anansie. myspace.com/kadeshadrija www.kadesha.net

THE NORWOOD ARMS

3–5pm, Mike Isaac Band This band play a blend of funky jazz with a hint of latin and some fusion in the mix. myspace.com/mikeisaacmusic www.mikeisaac.com

THE CONSERVATORY CAFÉ BAR

3–5pm, Nick Bowley Quartet     This jazz funk band add a touch of finesse and attitude to the usual stereotype of a jazz quartet. They play a diverse repertoire, consisting of jazz and funk standards and originals.    myspace.com/thenickbowleyquartet

BUDVAR JAZZ MARQUEE 11–12pm, Tommy Charles Tetraphonic The spirit of jazz thrives in this energetic off-kilter four-piece from Cheltenham. The band play jazz, bebop, cool, latin, and groove. 12–1pm, Cirencester Youth Big Band This young band will be playing a variety of traditional big band classics like In the mood and tango pieces, such as Jealousy.        1–2pm, Kieron Mcintosh Quintet Luis Mathers tenor, Andy Bunting piano, Robert Anstey bass, James Bashford drums. A performance by musicians from the Birmingham Conservatoire. www.conservatoire.bcu.ac.uk

2–3pm, Big Brunch Band Big Brunch Band play big band swing, latin, rhythm and blues, soul and reggae. Since forming in 2005 they have grown from strength to strength and now have over 20 members. www.bigbrunchband.co.uk 3–4pm, Ninho de Cobras This collective of musicians and singers performs roots style samba from Rio. Expect an informal performance with audience participation, clapping, singing and dancing. myspace.com/ninhodecobras

D-FLY

9pm–late, Ninho de Cobras The Festival closes with a performance from Ninho de Cobras starting and ending late!


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1 Blush, 1 Regent Street, GL50 1HE 2 Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, Clarence Street, GL50 3JT 3 Copa, 66 Regent Street, GL50 1HA 4 D-bar, 2 Bath Road, GL53 7HA 5 D-Fly, 40 Clarence Street, GL50 3NX 6 The Exmouth Arms, 167 Bath Road, GL53 7LX 7 John Gordons, 111 Montpellier Arcade, GL50 1SU 8 Laze Daze, 81 The Promenade, GL50 1PJ 9 Budvar Jazz Marquee, Imperial Gardens, GL50 1QA 10 Monty’s Brasserie, 41 St Georges Road, GL30 3DZ 11 Slak, 16 Bath Street, GL50 1YE

12 Stuart Holmes Hair & Beauty Salon, 5 Imperial Square, GL50 1QB 13 The Bath Tavern, 68 Bath Road, GL53 7JT 14 The Bayshill, 85 St Georges Place, GL50 3PP 15 The Beehive, 1-3 Montpellier Villas, GL50 2XE 16 The Conservatory Café Bar, 104-106 Winchcombe Street, GL52 2NW 17 The Norwood Arms, Leckhampton Road, GL53 0AX 18 The Railway Inn, New Street, GL50 3QL 19 The Strand, 40-42 High Street, GL50 1EE 20 The Vine, 47 High Street, GL50 1DY 21 Pittville Studios, Albert Road, GL52 3JG 22 Hotel du Vin, Parabola Road, GL5O 3AQ

Stuart Holmes Jazz Festival Fringe brochure 2009  

Stuart Holmes Jazz Festival Fringe brochure 2009