Big names headline at Sodbury Jazz and Blues Festival

April 27 2015

The full line up of the Sodbury Jazz and Blues Festival has been unvelied.

The full line up of the Sodbury Jazz and Blues Festival has been unvelied.
Originally launched as a Jazz event in 2011, the Sodbury Jazz & Blues Festival has played host to some of the jazz worlds top names including Kenny Ball, Jacqui Dankworth, Digby Fairweather, Chris Farlowe, Acker Bilk, Pete Allen, and Clare Teal.
Appearing at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall on Friday 5th June, the highly acclaimed 12 piece show band the Pasadena Roof Orchestra will entertain with their stylish versions of ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s early swing and hot jazz.
American saxophonist, composer and arranger, Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis and his Assembly visit the town the following day bringing with them the soul, funk and blues songstress Lizzie Deane.
Ellis, commonly known as the King of Funk, played with the James Brown Revue between 1965 and 1969 and appeared on many of Brown’s most notable recordings.   
Tickets for both events cost £22.50 or £25 for reserved seats. Email. Rounceval-house@btconnect.com  or call 01454 334410.
The Festival line up, supported by Yate and Sodbury Voice, includes a host of top musicians from across the region appearing at venues throughout Chipping Sodbury. With the exception of the headline events, all other concerts are free to attend.  

The full line up
Friday 5th June
6pm to 8pm Yann Deplechin  Beaufort Hunt, 72 Broad  Street, Jazz, blues and boogie for the early evening from a master of the keyboard  
7.30pm – 10pm Pasadena Roof Orchestra     
Chipping Sodbury Town Hall,
9pm – 11pm Rod Kelly Trio Beaufort Hunt. Entertaining, swinging jazz at the traditional post-concert venue
Saturday 6th June
9.30am to 11.30am    
Sinead McCabe & John Martin  
Hamptons Delicatessen, 21 High Street
Jazz and blues and breakfast, early booking strongly recommended, e. info@thehamptonsdeli.co.uk
12noon to 2pm Rick Payne & Steve Treble            Hobbs House Bakery, 39 High Street
Coffee or a snack lunch at Chipping Sodbury’s famous bakery listening to two of the region’s top blues guitarists
2pm to 4.30pm Cass Caswell Trio & Sinead McCabe        Waitrose Store, Chipping Sodbury
One of the big hit headline acts at last year’s Festival return to entertain shoppers and music fans
5pm to 7pm Marmalade Swing    
The Squire Inn, 67 Broad Street
New to the Festival, a young jazz trio playing swing with a touch of Hot Club guitar
7.30pm to 10pm Pee Wee Ellis Assembly with Lizzie Deane        Chipping Sodbury Town Hall
Sunday 7th June
10.30am to 12.30pm Mirek Salmon & Pete Nicholson        Coffee#1, 31 High Street   
Enjoy your morning coffee while listening to some superb Hot Club jazz on accordion and guitar
1.30pm to 3.30pm Elles Bailey Band    
The George, 63 Broad Street    
Some of Bristol’s best musicians deliver a fabulous upbeat contemporary blues sound, blended with a little soul & a very small side of pop for good measure.