Huddersfield Jazz Guitar Festival

Huddersfield Jazz Guitar Festival

Saturday Evening Concert

Randy Johnston Band

8pm

Randy Johnston is one of the most widely recorded and prolific guitarists of his generation.  He has released 12 albums as a leader for the Muse, Highnote, J Curve, Mel Bay, and Random Act labels and has appeared on dozens of recordings with other top recording artists.

Randy moved to Richmond, Virginia, at age thirteen and played rock music as a teenager. He studied at the University of Miami late in the 1970s, occasionally involved in jam sessions at a Unitarian Church with Ira Sullivan. In 1981 he moved to New York City and spent the rest of the decade working as a sideman. During these years, he accompanied Etta Jones and Houston Person.

In 1991 he signed with Muse Records; his first two albums were produced by Person and engineered by Rudy Van Gelder. He has recorded steadily as a leader since then and has also played as a sideman on albums with Lionel Hampton, Lou Donaldson, Jack McDuff, Lonnie Smith, and Joey DeFrancesco.

Remi Harris Duo

9.30pm

Remi Harris is an exciting Jazz & Blues guitarist from the UK who’s unique style draws inspiration from artists such as Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Peter Green and Led Zeppelin. He has performed at Buckingham Palace, Montreal Jazz Festival, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with Jamie Cullum, on BBC 4 Television and live on BBC Radio 2 & 3.

In his live shows Remi plays an eclectic mix of jazz standards, improvisations, original compositions and new arrangements of his favourite tunes. He plays a variety of acoustic and electric guitars and the shows are interspersed with his commentary about the history of the music and instruments he’s playing.

Remi will be accompanied by Tom Moore on Double Bass.

Tom Moore Graduated from The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2009 where he is currently based, Tom has since been regularly performing around the U.K with a variety of bands and musical projects. Starting at a young age on guitar, quickly moving to the electric bass and joining local youth bands, he was able to perform at prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall and The North Sea Jazz Festival and more recently supporting Jools Holland with singer-songwriter Purdy.

So make sure you book your tickets by clicking on the link below

Time: 8pm – 11pm

Small SeedsVenue:
Small Seeds
Castlegate,
Huddersfield
HD1 2UD

Cost: £17 (Concessions available on request: Students /OAP: £14) 

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