Jazz at the Keys presents high quality modern jazz performed by leading musicians in convivial and atmospheric surroundings at an affordable price. We aspire to entertain and enthuse in the hope that you will discover the delights and surprises of this wonderful music created in the moment. Whether you are a jazz aficionado, simply curious as to what jazz is all about, or somewhere in between, we extend a warm welcome to you all. Licensed Bar
|Ticket Prices For All Events:||£10 - Students £7||Doors Open 8.00 Sessions Start 8.30||Book Tickets|
Spring - Summer 2018 - 9th February
John Helliwell - John Ellis Quartet
Born in Todmorden, Yorkshire an English musician and the saxophonist and occasional keyboardist, woodwind player, and background vocalist for the rock band Supertramp. He also serves as an MC during the band's concerts, talking to and making jokes to the audience between songs.
Helliwell played with The Alan Bown Set, replacing Dave Green when he joined in January 1966, before joining Supertramp in 1973 along with bassist Dougie Thomson, who convinced Helliwell to make the move. In 2004, Helliwell formed the band Crème Anglaise with Mark Hart, who had joined Supertramp in 1985. This group recorded their eponymous debut album in 2005.
In 1987, Helliwell played on Pink Floyd's album A Momentary Lapse of Reason; his name was misspelled as "Halliwell". This was after Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour had played on Supertramp's album Brother Where You Bound. He also played on the third album of French singer Jean-Jacques Goldman in 1985.
During a professional lull in the 1990s, Helliwell began studying for a music degree at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, but he discontinued his studies to join Supertramp on tour when Some Things Never Change was released. In 2004, Helliwell contributed saxophone work on the Simon Apple album "River To The Sea".
Helliwell contributed clarinet to The Pineapple Thief's song "Fend For Yourself" from their Your Wilderness album which was released in 2016
The House Rhythm Section
|Ben Crosland||Dave Tyas|
Jazz at the Keys - Great Music - Great Ambience
Jazz At The Keys - 2018 Spring - Summer Season
|9th February||15th March||21st April||6th July|
|John Helliwell/John Ellis Quartet||Ben Crosland's Threeway featuring Steve Waterman and Steve Lodder||Frank Ricotti/John Parricelli Quartet||Derek Nash with Ben Crosland Trio|
Jazz At The Keys - 2018 Autumn - Winter Season
|7th September||5th October||16th November||7th December|
|Stan Sultmann and Henry Lowther with Ben Crosland Trio||Mark Nightingale with Ben Crosland Trior||Snake Davis with Ben Crosland Trion Parricelli Quartet||John Etheridge Trio North|
Jazz At The Keys - 2017 Autumn - Winter Season
|8th September||13th October||10th November||6th December|
|Snake Davis with the Ben Crosland Trio||Ben Crosland Quintet plays the Ray Davies Songbook||Simon Spillett with the Ben Crosland Trio||Dave Newton/Jon Taylor Quartet|
Jazz At The Keys - 2017 Spring - Summer Season
|11th February||25th March||8th. April||1st July|
|John Ethridge||Alan Barnes with Ben Crosland Trio||Mike Walker/Iain Dixon Quartet||Alan Skidmore with Ben Crosland Trio|
Jazz At The Keys - 2016 Autumn-Winter Season
|9th September||1st October||5th November||2nd December|
|Snake Davis||Mark Nightingale||Tina May with Nikki Iles Trio||Art Themen|
Jazz At The Keys - 2016 Spring-Summer Season
|6th February||5th March||2nd April||7th May||4th June||2nd July|
|Dave O'Higgins and Steve Waterman||Alan Barnes||Jim Mullen/Rod Mason Quartet||Stuart McCallum Trio.||Martin Shaw||Dennis Rollins|