On Sunday visitors can listen to the classic jazz to swing of The Eagle Jazz Band and the Grappelli
swing of Fret and Fiddle at the Cathedral Hotel for PS15.
Liverpool Empire, Lime Street, 0844 871 3017 - Mon, 20 May - Sat, 25 May John Etheridge's Sweet Chorus Jazz guitar legend John Etheridge pays tribute to Stephane Grappelli
, the greatest jazz violinist of the 20th Century.
A Stephane Vivaldi B Stephane Fricatti C Stephane Grappelli
D Stephane Milo 8.
Comprised of Lesley Locke on violin and vocals and Tommy Locke on guitar and vocals, the musicians specialise in this style of jazz which was made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli
He has opened for Herbie Hancock and Stephane Grappelli
and performed with entertainers and pop artists of stage, screen, studio and TV fame.
The encore provided an opportunity to hear a Stephane Grappelli
composition courtesy of an impromptu cello part for the festival artistic director - a lovely end.
Keeping alive the spirit of the great Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli
, this North Wales Jazz presentation will feature classic numbers like Cherokee, Puttin' on the Ritz and Limehouse Blues.
They include Yehudi Menuhin, Isaac Stern, Stephane Grappelli
and Mark O'Connor, whom Kennedy rates as one of the most important violinists alive today, as well as jazz guitarist Jarek Smietana who he has got to know thanks to frequent visits to Cracow.
The aptly named threesome - Whit Smith (guitar), Elana James (fiddle/vocals) and Jake Erwin (upright bass) - combine incendiary interplay which draws on the old Paris Hot Club pairing of Reinhardt and Grappelli
with the Texasswing of Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys.
He worked with Django Reinhardt's former partner, violinist Stephane Grappelli
, for 11 years and since has attained the reputation as the world's leading solo jazz-guitarist.
The festival will feature Roy Sainsbury, who has performed with several bands at some of the country's most prestigious jazz clubs, including Ronnie Scott's in London; Nigel Price, former member of the James Taylor Quartet and also a regular at Ronnie Scott's; John Etheridge, who has recorded with iconic jazz fusion group Soft Machine as well as a number of world-famous musicians such as Stephane Grappelli
and Nigel Kennedy; and Remi Harris, runner-up in two categories of the British Jazz Awards 2014.
O'Connor has traveled from fiddle contests to classical concert halls, with trips with such jazz masters as Stephane Grappelli
along the way as he picked up two Grammy awards and eight Grammy nominations in different categories.