Following the courtships and disguises of its satirical, farcical characters, London Assurance is a merry parade of wittily constructed skirmishes between love and money, town and country, nature and artifice.
21st - 23rd February & 27th February - 2nd March
The Ben Holder Quartet
Back at the Venture after some years, Ben is our favourite violin player. He is always entertaining with interpretations of music by Stephan Grappelli and other swing artists. He first appeared at The Venture Jazz Club 12 years ago as a very young man and has never looked back!
Saturday 9th March
IOTA are a folk / rock superband, comprised of a trio of ladies at the top of their field. Sally Barker, Marion Fleetwood, and Anna Ryder are well known musicians in folk music: they play between them guitar, accordion, banjo, fiddle, cello, keyboard, and percussion. They all sing like angels, and are superb songwriters too. They have played with the stars - Tom Jones, Bob Dylan, Robert Plant, The Poozies, Richard Thompson, and many others. What a pedigree - IOTA - a great act to watch!
Saturday 16th March
Martin Bennett's Green River Band
This great rousing band comes to the Venture Jazz Club for the first time. Six outstanding Lancashire jazz musicians give great entertainment. Martin has travelled the world playing in Australia/Canada/USA and is a regular visitor to Norway. He switched from Trombone to Keyboard some years ago and has a superb musical reputation.
Saturday 13th April
Jeff Barnhart's International Jazz Band
From Connecticut USA, Jeff and Anne Barnhart tour the UK with British musicians Graham Smith on drums and John Hallam on reeds. Jeff is an international artist with a worldwide reputation as a stride pianist. John Hallam an exceptional reed player, he has his own quartet and is invited to all major British jazz festivals.
Saturday 25th May