Time & Location
21 May 2023, 14:00 – 16:00
The Irish Centre, 86 Fitzwilliam St, Huddersfield HD1 5BB, UK
About the event
Come join us on Sunday 21st May, LIVE from the Irish Centre on Fitzwilliam Street in Huddersfield, as Huddersfield Jazz welcome back the fabulous John Etheridge Trio North.
John Etheridge is one of Britain’s finest contemporary guitarists with an awesome technique and an extraordinary diversity of playing experience, having worked with, amongst others, Soft Machine, Yehudi Menuhin, Andy Summers, Nigel Kennedy, Stephane Grappelli, John Williams and Pat Metheny. He is currently touring the world with Soft Machine.
Ben Crosland and Dave Tyas are well known to northern audiences, having worked for many years with many of the UK’s finest jazz musicians, as well as visiting American soloists in a variety of contexts.
The Trio began touring across the North in 1999 and its annual tours since then have become an established part of the jazz calendar. The group has also performed across the country and in London. Soloists including Ben Castle, Dave O’Higgins, Martin Shaw, Theo Travis, Ed Jones and Brandon Allen have all appeared with the Trio on club dates and at festivals. The band plays an attractive and entertaining mix of standard tunes, rocky/bluesy material and original compositions. John invariably includes one of his engaging solo spots during a performance.
The Trio recorded ‘Stitched Up’ in 2006. Humphrey Lyttelton has said of ‘Softly as in Morning Sunrise’, a track from the album: ‘John Etheridge is a versatile guitarist whose wizardry enables him to produce a whole anthology of unexpected sounds from a wide range of guitars. Here’s a rattling piece that I find so exciting that I feel no need to apologise for calling its timbre ‘the apotheosis of the curtain wire’.
John Etheridge - Guitar
Ben Crosland - Bass
Dave Tyas - Drums
‘John Etheridge is an incredible guitarist… He is lyrical, dramatic, restrained yet over the top, simple yet complex, allowing the music to take him where it will’ - Kev Rowland, Jazz Music Archives
‘I never wanted to be a star, just a highly respected musician like John Etheridge’ - Sting
Picture Credit: Sefton Samuels
Ticket Prices / Availability:
Tickets are priced at £14.00 per person (plus 0.35p booking fee). Tickets can be purchased online via the Huddersfield Jazz website, or on the door on the date of the event.
Note: Payment on the door can now be made by card.
Tickets will be limited to the venue fire safety capacity. Huddersfield Jazz & The Irish Centre reserve the right to refuse entry.
Start/Finish Times / Refreshments:
As per past events the gig will start at 2pm and finish at 4pm with a short mid session break. Full bar facilities will be available on the day.
The Irish Cente is located on Fitzwilliam Street in Huddersfield - 86 Fitzwilliam St, Huddersfield HD1 5BB.
Car parking is availabe on the street / in the car parks opposite the Irish Centre.
Huddersfield Jazz / The Irish Centre take no responsibility for incorrect parking / any fines incurred.
John Etheridge Trio North£14.00+£0.35 service fee