Darlington Jazz

2018 Programme

Ray  Sams  ray@darlingtonjazz.co.uk   Graham Foster graham@darlingtonjazz.co.uk

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Programme for 2018

No session in January

Saturday 3rd February 2018

The Big Easy Swing Band

The Big Easy have taken some of the greatest tunes by the giants of swing, and added their own arrangements, to bring you an afternoon of swing


Saturday 3rd March 2018

T.J.Johnson Band with Jamie Brownfield

Singer and pianist T.J Johnson is one of the country’s great jazz and blues performers. Joining T. J and his band this afternoon is trumpeter Jamie Brownfield, and together they will bring you a heady mix of jazz, blues, and swing.

Saturday 24th March 2018

The Dave Donohoe Band

Trombonist Dave Donohoe leads one of the finest New Orleans bands in the U.K. He has worked with many of the greats of New Orleans jazz, both here, and in the States, including trombonist Jim Robinson, who was one of Dave’s heroes.

Saturday 7th April 2018

The Savannah Jazz Band

Yet another of the U.K’s great New Orleans style bands. Firm favourites at Darlington, you are guaranteed an afternoon of good raw jazz.



Saturday 5th May 2018

Jeff Barnhart and John Hallam

The Club’s jazz season wouldn’t be complete without a session from Jeff and John, together with Keith Stephen and Bruce Rollo. Their Mr. Men line up guarantees an afternoon of the jazz that you love.

Saturday 2nd June 2018

Mike Lovell’s  Six in a Bar

New to Darlington, Six in a Bar, is a classic 1920s/1930s jazz band, featuring some of the finest jazz musicians from the North West of England. Their programme includes music from such great as Armstrong, Morton, Waller and Henderson.



Saturday 7th July 2018

Spat’s Langham’s Hot Fingers with Emily Campbell

Hot Fingers capture that lazy Sunday afternoon feeling. Their programme is played beautifully, with wit and aplomb, held together by their unique style and astounding musicianship. Not to be missed, just ask anyone who heard them last year.

Saturday 4th August 2018

Emily Bacon’s Good Time Gang.

The Good Time Gang is rooted in the New Orleans style of jazz. Emily is joined by mum and dad, Liz and Paul Bacon, together with musicians inspired by the ‘Good Time Bands’ of the 40s, 50s, and 60s.  Let the good times roll.

Saturday 8th September 2018

Jeff Barnhart and Thomas ‘Spats’ Langham

These seasoned musicians are sure to astound and delight as they play their hearts out on a selection of great tunes.  After their last appearance here, our discerning audience gave them a standing ovation.


Saturday 15th September 2018.

Jeff Barnhart’s Silent Comedy Film Festival

Weaving his musical magic from scene to scene, Jeff will provide an unforgettable afternoon of education, entertainment, and above all laughter, as he performs live era-appropriate piano accompaniment to classic silent films.

Saturday 6th October 2018

The Lazy River Band

Chris Perrin brings his Lazy River Band to Darlington. A traditional New Orleans style band, who promise a great afternoon of classic jazz.


Saturday 3rd November 2018

The New Century Ragtime Orchestra.

The NCRO return to continue their musical roller coaster ride through the music of the ‘Jazz Age’. This is an outstanding twelve piece orchestra,  based here in the North East

Saturday 1st December 2018

Emma Fisk’s Hot Club du Nord

Emma Fisk is a very fine jazz violinist who has played alongside many inspiring musicians including Keith Nichols, Spats Langham, Enrico Tomasso, Guy Barker, Robert Fowler, Martin Litton, and in London with the Jazz Repertory Company.
‘For lovers of the classic Stephane Grappelli – Django Reinhardt approach this is right up there amongst the best in the U.K’    Paul Bream, Jazz Alert.

All events take place at St. Augustine's Parish Centre on Larchfield Street.
They are normally on the 1st Saturday of the month and entry is £10.00 per person.

Please note: Occasionally due to unforeseen circumstance it may be necessary to change the programme at short notice.

Whenever possible we will announce such changes on this site but we reserve the right to make changes without such notice.