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Zoë Gilby Trio
Zoë Gilby Trio

Sun, 20 Nov


Smile Bar & Venue

Zoë Gilby Trio

Come join us as we continue our Autumn & Winter 2022 season in our exciting new home - Smile Bar & Venue, Huddersfield.

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Time & Location

20 Nov 2022, 14:00 – 21 Nov 2022, 16:00

Smile Bar & Venue, 38 Wakefield Rd, Aspley, Huddersfield HD1 3AQ, UK

About the event

Come join us as we continue our Autumn & Winter 2022 season in our exciting new home - Smile Bar & Venue.

Huddersfield Jazz are proud to welcome for the first time The Zoë Gilby Trio.

Description / Bio:

Winner of Parliamentary Jazz Awards Jazz Vocalist of the Year 2019 Zoe Gilby’s  “Aurora” album is out now.  Inspired by the instrumental compositions of award winning, Grammy nominated U.S trumpeter Tom Harrell.

Zoë Gilby is a vocalist and songwriter, making a stunning impression on the music scene today.  Her compelling original compositions are written with double bassist husband Andy Champion.  A powerful collection of songs with a strong narrative.  Supported by guitarist Mark Williams and drummer John Bradford  they deliver a commanding mix of musical sophistication and dramatic edge.  An engaging repertoire of story telling and atmosphere, her stockpile of music also includes an adventurous blend of contemporary composers from Kate Bush to Pink Floyd and the sensitive treatment of jazz standards, completes this particular “story-book” Touring the UK and internationally, she continues to perform at prominent jazz festivals and venues.

Quartet Lineup:

Vocals – Zoë Gilby

Guitar – Mark Williams

Double Bass – Andy Champion

Drums – John Bradford


“A mix of intelligent original songs and innovative arrangements of tunes by both jazz and pop composers. It’s the quality of the original songs that make this jazz vocal album stand out from the pack.” - The Jazz Mann Album: Twelve Stories

“Spirited songs with a certain gritty personality poking through.” - Marlbank Album: Twelve Stories

“Deserves wider recognition and a major record deal. An excellent CD.” - Courtney Pine BBC Radio 2 Album: Now That I am Real

“A Wonderful CD” - Sheila Jordan Album: Looking Glass

“Sparkling debut by an exuberant singer whose lively personality comes across on every track. Sheer enjoyment throughout.” - Jazz UK Magazine Album: Now That I am Real

“A wide vocal range, warm timbre and clear diction which she uses skilfully to unveil her moods. It’s clear that she’s already found her own voice.” - All About Jazz, USA

“Talent, skill and a beautiful voice.” - Mod Radio, MADRID


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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.

Tickets will be limited to the venue fire safety capacity.  Huddersfield Jazz & Smile Bar & Venue 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 , with a small hot / cold food menu for anybody wishing to grab a quick snack.

Venue Location:

Smile Bar & Venue is located in the old Top Spot snooker hall on Wakefield Road in Huddersfield.  The address for the venue is - 38 Wakefield Road, Aspley, Huddersfield, HD1 3AQ.

Car Parking:

Car Parking is available across the road from the venue, adjacent to Aspley Marina.  Costs vary from £2 for 2 hours, £3 for 3 and £4 for 4 hours.  Bookings will need to be made via the Horizon Spaces app (available through the Apple / Google app store), or by calling their automated booking line on 0330 333 8446.

Car Park Location ID: 4833

Please Note

Huddersfield Jazz / Smile Bar & Venue take no responsibility for incorrect parking / any fines incurred.


  • Zoe Gilby Trio

    Come join us as we continue our Autumn & Winter 2022 season in our exciting new home - Smile Bar & Venue, Huddersfield.

    +£0.35 service fee



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