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The Addams Family

Hamilton District Youth Theatre present the magnificently macabre new musical comedy, The Addams Family.

The Town House, Hamilton

Sat 2 May

£10 (£9) / 01698 452299

McKenzie Sawers Duo

The pair from Edinburgh embraces jazz, classical, world and folk with their saxophone and piano.

Hull University

Fri 8 May

£6 (£5) / 01482 466943

Inverness Town House

Thu 14 May

£6 (Children £1) / 01463 234234

St Andrews Cathedral

Sat 16 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01334 472563

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Lunchtime Jazz

Pianist Esmond Clements performs jazz with other musicians.

Farnham Maltings

Tue 5 May

Barley Room

£5 / 01252 745444

Tue 2 Jun

Barley Room

£5 / 01252 745444

Cleethorpes Jazz Festival 2015

A three day festival of top quality jazz in the beautiful resort of Cleethorpes. includes Anita Wardell, Alan Barnes, Dave Newton, Namvula, Sarah Gillespie, Jazz Worriers, Dave O'Higgins, John Horler, Alec Dankworth, Winston Clifford, Ultraswing.

McCormacks Bar, Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes

Sat 27 Jun

£21–£85 / 01472 811303

Sun 28 Jun

£21–£85 / 01472 811303

Monday Showcase Series: Monkathon

A celebration of the music of Thelonious Monk. Hear all 70 Monk compositions played in various venues and settings across the city, in a variety of interpretations.

Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University

Mon 8 Jun

Recital Hall

Free / 0121 331 5901

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Anita Harris

At fifteen she was 'discovered' and whisked away to appear in a Vegas revue – and she hasn't stopped since, appearing in films, musicals and bands. Now, 50 years on, she brings her own story to the stage, with an evening of song, dance, chat and humour.

The Brindley, Runcorn

Wed 29 Apr

£14 / 0151 907 8360

Junction, Goole

Tue 21 Apr

£7 / 01405 763652

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

Jazz sounds for a Sunday Afternoon featuring a selection of local talent playing, funk and Latin to Dixieland.

Blue Lamp, Aberdeen

Sun 3 May

£4–£5 / 01224 641122

Sun 7 Jun

£4–£5 / 01224 641122

Julian Arguelles: Tetra

The acclaimed saxophonist and composer is joined by Kit Downes on piano, Sam Lasserson on bass and the drummer, James Madden.

Pizza Express Jazz Club, London W1D

Sat 25 Apr

£15 / 020 7437 9595

Live New Orleans Jazz

Lazy Alligator Jazz Band play New Orleans Jazz.

Glenfield Social Club, Leicester

Sun 3 May

Free

May at the Musicals

West End showtunes from Wicked, Grease and more.

The Corinthian Club, Glasgow

Sun 24 May

£18 / 0141 552 1101

Ticket includes a glass of prosecco.

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A White Christmas with the New Foxtrot Serenaders

The New Foxtrot Serenaders perform all the old Christmas classics, from Bing to Sinatra, and Gershwin to Berlin.

Brookside Theatre, Romford

Sat 12 Dec

£15 / 01708 755 775

Acoustic Nomads

The two-piece plays both early and mainstream jazz.

The Lexington, London N1

Sun 3 May

Free / 020 7837 5371

Sun 10 May

Free / 020 7837 5371

Sun 17 May

Free / 020 7837 5371

Airlie Scott With Slow Cat Crossing

A jazz band with a love of all things swing, expect songs from the American songbook, Portuguese bossa novas, some Galician and Spanish classics and the

Riverhouse, Walton-on-Thames

Sun 17 May

£12 (£10) / 01932 253354

Alan Benzie Trio

The accomplished Scottish jazz pianist, who in 2010 won the Berklee Billboard Award, performs performing originals from their new album with Andrew Robb on double bass, and Marton Juhasz on drums.

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Fri 24 Apr

Cafe Bar

Free / 0121 345 0600

Alan Owens Big Band

Big band and swing favourites.

The Forum, Northallerton

Sun 3 May

£3 / 01609 776230

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Alistair Adair Band

The band plays jazz with support from Hamstead/Cliffe Quintet and Simon Henry Trio.

Seven Arts Centre, Leeds

Sun 3 May

£7 (£5) / 0113 262 6777

Anthony Strong

The singer-songwriter and pianist performs tracks from his latest album Stepping Out, featuring a mix of classic jazz songs and swinging originals.

Ronnie Scott's, London W1D

Sun 24 May

£12–£15 / 020 7439 0747

Artie Zaitz

The acclaimed guitarist plays jazz.

Eagle Tavern, Rochester

Sun 26 Jul

Free / 01634 409040

Ben Martin Quartet

The saxophonist performs modern jazz as part of the four-piece group.

Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Fri 24 Apr

Free / 0115 989 5555

Benoit Viellefon Trio

A mix the good-time Gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt with iconic classics from the timeless Great American Songbook.

Boisdales Of Canary Wharf, London E14

Sun 17 May

Free / 020 7715 5818

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Bless The Funk

Four days of jazz, funk and soul, featuring DJs such as Redd Pepper, Brian Jay, John Douglas, DJ Trix and more.

Azur, St. Leonards-on-Sea

Sat 23 May

£25 day ticket (Weekend ticket £45) / 01424 465 267

Sun 24 May

£25 day ticket (Weekend ticket £45) / 01424 465 267

Mon 25 May

£25 day ticket (Weekend ticket £45) / 01424 465 267

Blue Harlem

Top swing and jump-blues bands on the London scene, Blue Harlem, with vocalist Sophie Shaw.

Ronnie Scott's, London W1D

Sun 31 May

£12–£15 / 020 7439 0747

Brass Tracks

Edinburgh-based brass quintet Brass Tracks perform classical favourites, musical hits and swing numbers.

Renfield St Stephen's Church, Glasgow

Sat 2 May

Donations welcome / 0141 332 2826

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Brass Tracks Renfield St Stephen's Church, Glasgow

Brecon Jazz Festival

The jazz festival is now in its 31st year and attracts the like of Martin Taylor, Digby Fairweather's Half Dozen, Pigfoot, Gogo Penguin, Timo Lassy Band and Adriano Adewale this year.

Brecon Cathedral

Sat 8 Aug

£15–£22.50 / 01874 623857

Sun 9 Aug

£15–£22.50 / 01874 623857

Christ College Brecon

Sat 8 Aug

£12.50–£18 / 01874 615440

Sun 9 Aug

£12.50–£18 / 01874 615440

The Guildhall, Brecon

Sat 8 Aug

£10–£18

Sun 9 Aug

£10–£18

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Brian Kellock and Dick Lee: Spirit of Jazz

Brian Kellock and Dick Lee Brian Kellock, piano, and Dick Lee, reeds and recorder. ‘Intimately convivial hour and a quarter romp through jazz history … fine playing … the habitually ebullient Kellock … deliciously liquorice-toned clarinet’ (Scotsman). Age category: PG

Valvona & Crolla, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 25 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 26 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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