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Posted on 08/09/2015 by Helga Pearson
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Leading jazz musicians will tread the boards with up-and-coming local talent at Richmond's annual jazz festival, being held this weekend at The Georgian Theatre Royal.

Starting off the festival on Friday 11th September is a double bill featuring two groups of young musicians who are fast making a name for themselves across the UK. Square One (pictured) is a Glasgow-based jazz quartet comprising Joe Williamson (guitar), Pete Johnstone (piano), David Bowden (bass) and Stephen Henderson (drums). They are joined by the talented Continuum Trio who originate from Leeds College of Music and feature Will Sensicle (guitar), Will Stockbridge (bass guitar) and Peter Udall (drums).

On Saturday 12th September, two of the UK's front rank jazz artists Norma Winstone and Nikki Iles will take to the stage. Norma has performed with many leading European and American jazz musicians and has twice been nominated for the BBC Jazz Awards for Best Vocalist. Nikki is well-known as a pianist and composer and leads her own quintet and two trios.

Rounding off the festival on Sunday 13th September is Richmond Jam, a talented ensemble of musicians aged between 12 and 19 years from Richmond and the Dales.

Tickets from £7 to £15. Call 01748 825252 or via the online booking section on this website.

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