The line up for Scarborough Jazz Festival - starts Friday

Festival director Mike Gordon, his wife Marianne and, standing, Scarborough Spa general manager Jo Ager
Festival director Mike Gordon, his wife Marianne and, standing, Scarborough Spa general manager Jo Ager

The 13th Scarborough Jazz Festival starts on Friday September 23 and promises three days of diverse sounds.

Mike Gordon, the director for Scarborough Jazz Festival said “After the incredible complimentary evaluations we received for the 2015 festival I knew it was going to be a tough challenge to do better this year. But I think we might have done it with an impressive, balanced, entertaining line-up.”

One of the stars is singer Liane Carroll. She appeared solo at the 2009 festival. “She was tremendous,” said Mike. “So I rang her and asked if she would do a solo spot again. ‘Love to darling’ was the quick answer.”

The line up at the Scarborough Spa is

Friday September 23.

12.30pm Artephis; 2.15pm Benn Clatworthy Quartet; 4pm Pan Jumby; 7pm Gareth Williams and Trish Clowes; 8.45pm Alan Broadbent/Georgia Mancio ‘Songbook’; 10.30pm The Abstract Truth Big Band

Saturday September 24

12.30pm Nicola Farnon Trio; 2.15pm SK2 Jazz Orchestra; 4pm Barnes/O’Higgins and The Sax Section; 7pm Malija; 8.45pm Charlie Parker on Dial; 10.30pm Waterman/Nighingale/Barnes play Henry Mancini

Sunday September 25

12.30pm: Vula Viel; 2.15pm Adam Glasser’s South Africa and Beyond; 4pm ARQ; 7pm Liane Carroll and 8.45pm Brandon Allen Six