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The Dean Stockdale Trio
The Dean Stockdale Trio

Sun, 05 Mar


The Irish Centre

The Dean Stockdale Trio

Come join us in our brand new home (The Irish Centre, Huddersfield) as we welcome the Dean Stockdale Trio to kick off our Spring & Summer 2023 season.

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Time & Location

05 Mar 2023, 14:00 – 16:00

The Irish Centre, 86 Fitzwilliam St, Huddersfield HD1 5BB, UK

About the event

Come join us on Sunday 5th March as Huddersfield Jazz host their first live event of 2023 in the brand new venue that is the Irish Centre on Fitzwilliam Street, in Huddersfield.  Huddersfield Jazz are proud to host the fantastic Dean Stockdale Trio.


Dean Stockdale is a highly regarded jazz pianist, arranger and composer based in the North of England who is known for his sensitive, swinging style. He regularly appears around the UK with his trio and some of the best names in UK jazz. His biggest influences in jazz are the piano styles of Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Gene Harris, Mulgrew Miller and Erroll Garner.

Born in Darlington, Dean started playing piano at the age of seven and was performing in public by 16. He built up a reputation as one of the most reliable musicians on the circuit and quickly became an in-demand pianist for a wide array of musicians. He enjoys the tradition of mainstream jazz with a passion for the American Songbook. He built an extensive repertoire after spending four years performing as resident pianist at London's Savoy Hotel.

From there he moved to Manchester where he regularly appears on the north-west jazz scene. He formed a trio with Gavin and Adam Dawson and, in 2017, released his first album 'Origin' to wide acclaim. The trio has performed at clubs and festivals up and down the UK, including Manchester Jazz Festival and Gateshead International Jazz Festival at The Sage. His compositions have been played on BBC Introducing and BBC Radio 3.

Musicians Dean has performed with include Mark Nightingale, Bruce Adams, Dave O'Higgins, Martin Shaw, Alan Barnes, Martin Speake, Amy Roberts, Dennis Rollins, Dean Masser and David Newton; and venues Dean has performed at include The Sage Gateshead, Bridgewater Hall Manchester, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and Ulster Hall Belfast.

Other performing work includes playing for touring theatre productions, performances with Manchester Camerata Orchestra and Manchester Concert Orchestra. Dean is also a member of the SK2 big band, playing the music of Stan Kenton.

Dean continues to be in demand as a performer with his trio, and as pianist for touring jazz artists, accompanist for vocalists and as a teacher and session pianist. 2021 saw the release of his second trio album entitled 'Promise the Moon’.


Dean Stockdale - Keyboard

Ben Crosland - Bass

Dave Tyas - Drums


"Stockdale's playing is consistently engaging and uniformly excellent" - Ian Mann 

"The musicianship is of the highest order" - Bebop Spoken Here

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.

Venue Location:

The Irish Cente is located on Fitzwilliam Street in Huddersfield - 86 Fitzwilliam St, Huddersfield HD1 5BB.

Car Parking:

Car parking is availabe on the street / in the car park opposite the Irish Centre.

Please Note

Huddersfield Jazz / The Irish Centre take no responsibility for incorrect parking / any fines incurred.


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