Alan Barnes & Dave Newton RVJ&B Festival Launch

3rd May 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues is delighted to have Alan Barnes & David Newton open the 2018 Ribble Valley Jazz Festival at Holmes Mill.

It’s no surprise that these two popular and immensely talented UK musicians that have headed up numerous UK jazz festival are making a welcome return to a Ribble Valley stage. Alan & Dave have been playing duets together for over 30 years. As multi-award winners they both cover a vast repertoire from Louis Armstrong to Chick Corea and play with an empathy that can only come with long experience. The emphasis, as always, is on swing, virtuosity and interplay. Not only that, it is notable that their performances are very accessible, and extremely engaging. Probably the best festival opening gig in 8 years!

Playing support are the young Burton-in-Kendal band, Muskrat Ramble, who appeared at Lancaster Jazz festival in 2017 and who will ‘bring the swing to anything!”

Tickets are £12 available from The Grand, Clitheroe or click here to buy online.