Jazz at Stapleford Granary this Autumn

Kate Romano, CEO said:


‘There’s something very special about returning to the Granary’s concert hall as the nights draw in. Perhaps it's the warmth of the soft yellow brick walls and the woody smell of Douglas fir combined with the thrill of live music-making - an unbeatable blend of familiarity and exploration. From delicate instrumentals and swinging classics to a brass-fuelled party band, we present a season of world class jazz to while away the longer autumn evenings and bring an upbeat twist to your Sunday lunchtimes.’


September opens with the brilliant clarinettist / saxophonist Mark Crooks and his quartet: four virtuoso and award-winning players performing arrangements of jazz standards, swing and bossa nova classics. Mark has released three highly-acclaimed albums and is a member of the superb Back To Basie Orchestra and the celebrated John Wilson Orchestra with whom he regularly performs at the BBC Proms. Hear Mark Crooks Quartet at the Granary on Sunday 18 September.


Laura Jurd brings her new brass-fuelled Big Friendly party band to the Granary on Friday 30 September. This acclaimed trumpet player and composer breathes new life into Celtic folk traditions with a sprinkling of the blues and alt-rock played by her band of superb brilliant instrumentalists. Expect big friendly tunes and grooves-a-plenty as Laura celebrates the release of her fourth album as a lead musician.


Liam Noble has earned a reputation as one of Britain’s most versatile and inventive pianists, as a soloist, leader and sideman. The Guardian described his recent album - The Long Game - as ‘a terrific, rhythmically wily, electronics-steeped adventure'. Discover a compelling mix of acoustic piano and electronics from Liam Noble Trio on Sunday 9 October at 12pm


Espen Eriksen Trio was formed in 2007 and has released six critically acclaimed records on the Norwegian label Rune Grammofon. The trio’s unique and acclaimed sound is founded upon highly melodic and lyrical instrumentals, described by the Independent as 'delicate, ambiently inclined'. They play at the Granary on Friday 14 October.



A jazz saxophonist with a gift for melody, Josh Kemp is known for his lyrical improvising style and imaginative compositions and collaborations. As part of a major UK tour, his ‘Coltrane Project’ - Kemp's personal tribute to John Coltrane and his 1964 studio album A Love Supreme - comes to the Granary on Friday 28 October. Josh is joined by Alex Hutton (piano), Dave Mannington (double bass) and Steve Storey (drums).