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Jazz Saturdays are back at Ma Boyle’s this month

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By The Guide Liverpool

Jazz Saturdays are back at Ma Boyle’s this month

Liverpool institution Ma Boyle’s Alehouse & Eatery and longstanding jazz promoters Parrjazz are proud to announce Jazz Saturdays is back from this weekend.

The weekly regular has had a much-needed winter break and returns on Saturday 21st January with a brand-new run of intimate shows at the iconic maritime venue – its subterrain and off-circuit setting has made Ma Boyle’s the perfect home for jazz in Liverpool.

As a weekly event, 2023 marks 8 years of Jazz Saturdays at Ma Boyle’s making it the longest running weekly jazz night in the city.

Ma Boyle's
Credit: Ma Boyle’s

Jazz Saturdays is all about bringing some of the region’s finest performers to Ma Boyle’s and special guests from further away. The partnership continues to introduce a vibrantly kaleidoscopic range of jazz sounds to the city, always infused with and inspired by the magic of New Orleans and Brazilian beats to the simmering back streets of Paris. A vibrant spectrum of innovators, stars and collectives make Saturday nights their own at Ma Boyle’s, curated and programmed by Parrjazz to enrapture guests each weekend. And as always, all shows are free to attend.

Ma Boyle’s founder Iain Hoskins says:

“Now the winter is over, we’re feeling very proud to be welcoming Parrjazz Jazz Saturdays crew back to Ma Boyle’s from this weekend. Together we’ve got some very special guests who will soundtracking each Saturday in our intimate little hideaway. It’s great to continue working with Parrjazz as we are creating something special here and celebrating all things jazz.”

FRANK GRIFFITH – SATURDAY 21ST JAN

A renowned saxophonist, clarinettist and arranger, Frank Griffith developed his distinctive New York jazz sound living and performing in the city for over 20 years. Frank plays many forms of jazz including modern, mainstream, and traditional alongside funk and soul. He’s always a treat a Ma Boyle’s and Frank has the honour to open up the 2023 season.

Ma Boyle's
Frank Griffith

BLIND MONK – SATURDAY 28TH JAN

Ma Boyle’s and Parrjazz welcome back the renegade Blind Monk in all their blazing glory. On Sax Bob Whittaker and double bass is Hugo Harrison.

NEIL YATES – SATURDAY 4TH FEB

The multi-instrumentalist composer, arranger and educator Neil Yates worked initially for the BBC Big Band and as a high profile session musician, performing and recording with the Brand New Heavies, Black Grape, Alison Moyet and Robbie Williams. His solo material including jazz albums New Origins and Five Countries.

CUBA VIDA BAND – SATURDAY 11TH FEB

The Cuba Vida Salsa Band are an exciting group offering a unique sound emerging from Latin, jazz, funk, reggae-ton, salsa music and more offering an extraordinary atmosphere on and off the dance floor.

DEAN MASSER – SATURDAY 18TH FEB

The North West’s most acclaimed saxophonists and former member of the Jack Parnell Quartet, which recorded a live album during a week-long stint at Ronnie Scott’s. Since then, Dean has played alongside many of the leading names in British jazz at numerous venues and festivals.

THE MANOUCHETONES – SATURDAY 25TH FEB

It’s easy to picture the swinging dance halls of the Champs Elysée or the smoke-filled jazz clubs of the Montmartre with The Manouchetones performing.

Ma Boyle's
The Manouchetones

FRANK GRIFFITH – SATURDAY 4TH MARCH

Originating from the West Coast, renowned saxophonist, clarinettist and arranger, Frank Griffith developed his distinctive New York jazz sound living and performing in the city for over 20 years.

Further dates will be announced soon.

Jazz Saturdays events are completely free and start at 8.30pm – tables can be reserved here.

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