Tomorrow night, Tuesday 11th October, Jon will lead the Hotcha Quartet, featuring violinist Heath Lavery, guitarist Alan Pill and superb Manchester bassist Frank Grime. Sue will guest on vocals, and there'll also be plenty of Django Reinhardt-style vintage swing instrumentals.
Next week on Tuesday 18th October, Sue will be fronting her own trio, featuring firebrand pianist Andrzej Baranek, just back from a European tour supporting Simply Red. Frank Grime on bass completes the line-up, and the evening will feature jazz, bossa nova and blues from the last century of jazz history.
Both gigs start at 9pm, and admission is free.
Said Sue: "Jon and I have co-promoted Tuesday night jazz at the Gillow for nearly four years now. As our hosts Mark and Tash are due to move onto new premises and projects shortly we wanted to finish with a couple of really high quality musical evenings. We're grateful to every who has supported our jazz nights and hope they'll enjoy these final two Gillow sessions featuring fabulous visiting players"
Landlords Mark Cutter and Tash Burns have recently taken over the Apothecary Bar and Lounge in Lancaster, and are working to develop it as a live music venue, featuring the newly installed Bechstein Grand piano. The Apothecary's schedule includes plenty of performances for Lancaster Music Festival, and information on other plans there will be available soon.
Image by Barrie Marshall