LIVE JAZZ

Our live Friday night jazz adds a special atmosphere for a memorable and relaxed dining experience.

Tables can be reserved for dining only.

Call 01497 820841 to book a table

 

EVENTS: COMING SOON

30th August DAVE PRICE TRIO

Wednesday 4th September GRAHAM PIKE trumpet
with GUY SHOTTON piano, OLLIE BLANCHFLOWER bass, JOHN GIBBON percussion
Our Hay Festival regulars are here for a mid-week special featuring Graham Pike who specialises in chromatic harmonica, trumpet, flugelhorn and great vocals.

6th September DAVE PRICE TRIO

13th September DAVE PRICE TRIO

20th September GLEN MANBY Alto Sax
with GUY SHOTTON piano, ERIKA LYONS bass, JOHN GIBBON percussion
Glen Manby, the Cardiff based saxophonist and composer is known as an extremely polished but relaxed performer. A master of the technically demanding genre of hard bop. 

4th October DAVE PRICE TRIO

11th October DAVE PRICE TRIO

18th October DAVE PRICE TRIO

25th October JEFF HOOPER singer
with GUY SHOTTON piano, ERIKA LYONS bass, JOHN GIBBON percussion

Jeff Hooper is one of the most talented and best-liked singers on the European music scene and an internationally known cabaret artist. During his career Jeff has worked with many stars including Matt Monro, Morcambe & Wise, Stephane Grapelli, Tom Jones and Dame Shirley Bassey. He is a great favourite on the BBC Radio 2 Show and Friday Night is Music Night. Whenever Jeff performs at The Old Black Lion it is a night to remember!

1st November DAVE PRICE TRIO

8th November DAVE PRICE TRIO

15th November DAVE PRICE TRIO

Friday 29th and Saturday 30th November HENRY LOWTHER trumpet with GUY SHOTTON piano, OLLIE BLANCHFLOWER bass, JOHN GIBBON percussion
Bandleader, composer and trumpeter, Henry Lowther’s work on the British jazz scene for the last 50 years reads like a ‘Who’s Who’. He played at Woodstock in 1969 with Keef Hartley and has played regularly with, amongst others, Gordon Beck, Michael Garrick, Graham Collier, Mike Gibbs, Pete King, Loose Tubes, John Surman, John Taylor, Stan Tracey and Kenny Wheeler. As a session musician Henry has recorded with Bing Crosby, George Harrison, Elton John, Henry Mancini, Paul McCartney, Sammy Davis Jr., Sir Simon Rattle, Nelson Riddle and Talk Talk among many, many others.

 

DAVE PRICE TRIO - OUR HOUSE BAND

Dave Price (piano) lives in Grosmont and is a frequent presence on the jazz scene in Herefordshire and the Borders. As well as playing local gigs Dave has backed many famous soloists including Art Farmer, Nat Adderley, Kenny Wheeler, Tubby Hayes, Ronnie Scott and George Melly. We love him, his enthusiasm and support.

Erika Lyons (bass) though now living in the Kington was once a London based professional (under her maiden name of Erika Howard) and also studied and worked in New York for seven years back in the 1970s. She really works her double bass, has amazing musicality and perfect pitch which keeps us all on our toes.

Dayne Cranenburg (bass) lives close by Hay and is a well-known bassist.  He has had a varied musical career playing with the band Gong at Glastonbury in the early 1980’s and as a session musician. He loves funk jazz and is a very popular character at Black Lion Jazz.

John Gibbon (drums) a resident of Hay-on Wye, has been involved in the Jazz scene since his youth and for many years ran a jazz night club which showcased the great acts of the day. John has toured the world being much in demand for his jazz drumming skills. He has brought depth to Black Lion Jazz as well as variety to our programme introducing some of his old friends like the Phil Mead Trio, Jim Mullen and Art Themen. 

Photography © Nick Day

Photography © Nick Day