Sun, 01 Aug | Laurence Batley Theatre Courtyard

The Nicola Farnon Trio

Come join us for this special Yorkshire Day event as we welcome back the fabulous Nicola Farnon Trio.
The Nicola Farnon Trio

Time & Location

01 Aug, 14:00 – 16:00
Laurence Batley Theatre Courtyard, Queen St, Huddersfield HD1 2SP, UK

About the Event

Come enjoy this special Yorkshre Day event in the spectacular Lawrence Batley Theatre courtyeard.  Huddewrsfield Jazz and the Lawrence Batley Theatre have teamed up to present this special one-off event in celebration of Yorkshire Day.

Nicola Farnon

Nicola Farnon is a stunning vocalist and accomplished double bass player. In demand throughout Europe, the well-travelled jazz singer and bassist recently completed a sell out tour in Ukraine. 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!

Huddersfield Jazz & Café Society are proud to welcome back the fabulous Dizzy Club. 

Almost no other band seems to possess the ability to perform in so many varied and diverse venues as The Dizzies.  You are just as likely to find them performing for a club full of twenty-something “cool cats” as to an audience of “traditional” jazz fans.  

With a repertoire full of artistic contradictions,their appearance at many different music clubs gives the clue as to why they enjoy such a massive appeal.  Their music often crosses stylistic divides, simply because they are so interesting musically.  With influences from Hot Club, 40s swing, Blue Note Soul and Sinatra (and often with Latin rhythms), this gives them an edge which most bands would die for. 


John Naylor - Vocals & Guitar Shez Sheridan - Lead Guitar, Lap Steel & Guitar Mike Fleming - Double Bass & Vocals John Watterson - Drums 

Doors open at 1:30pm with a finish time of around 4pm.  There will be an interval of 20 minutes in which refreshments (coffee, soft drinks and cakes) will be available to purchase. 

Ticker Prices: £10 Adults / £5 Students 

Tickets available over the counter at Café Society and online via the Huddersfield Jazz Website -

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