Time & Location
11 Jun 2023, 14:00 – 16:00
The Irish Centre, 86 Fitzwilliam St, Huddersfield HD1 5BB, UK
About the event
Come join us for our final act as part of our Spring & Summer 2023 season. Huddersfield Jazz are proud to welcome back the fabulous Nicola Farnon.
Nicola Farnon is a stunning vocalist and accomplished double bass player. Farnon has a remarkable musical pedigree, both parents being professional classical musicians and her great uncle no less than the late Robert Farnon.
Appearing regularly on the national and international jazz circuit, Nicola leads her trio and quartet with a wonderfully warm and upbeat stage presence. Her numerous line-ups include such Jazz luminaries as Dave Newton, Digby Fairweather, Jim Mullen, Bruce Adams, Roy Williams and Alan Barnes and she has supported class jazz acts as diverse as Eliane Elias, Courtney Pine, Georgie Fame, Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine, Humphrey Lyttleton and Acker Bilke.
With her natural musicality, versatility and attention to detail, she keeps audiences spellbound with classic songs ranging from 1930's to the 1970s. A truly talented singer, Nicola is a class act with a passionate and swinging style, outstanding personality and a charismatic stage presence to match - and an uncanny ability to adapt her performance to captivate and embrace any audience
The Nicola Farnon Trio:
With Nicola's trio you get a lot of musical talent that manages to pack a mighty punch for a seemingly small outfit as, although only three, between them they cover vocals, double bass, piano, (occasionally sax!), drums and percussion. Farnon manages to combine her exceptional talents of singing and playing bass whilst leading a trio brimming with versatility and integrity. They play an eclectic mixture of popular standards (and a few of Nicola's own very catchy originals); classy arrangements with a mixture of swing, latin - and the moving, heart rending ballads that people never tire of. They all aim to enjoy themselves fully with a delightfully original and very inclusively warm (and often witty!) performance. Ultimately these three musicians combine to give a performance that will startle you with it's genuine love of music and melody, to entertain joyfully - and to swing yer socks off!
Nicola Farnon - Double Bass / Vocals
"jazz music and entertainment of the highest order. How does her trio manage to sound like a jazz group twice the size?" - Seven Jazz
“She’s a remarkable performer on stage, a fine singer and an outstandingly swinging and propulsive bass player with an outgoing personality to match...I declare that she is a class act who should be on every jazz festival in the land….A sure fire hit!” - Humphrey Lyttleton
~A wonderful, and indeed extended, showing of the variety that three musicians can bring to a well-worn form. (The trio) captivated and held the audience with an entertaining evening of jazz—creatively demanding and superbly played." - Wakefield Jazz
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.
Nicola Farnon£14.00+£0.35 service fee