Brand new jazzies in the city

The Neil Cowley Trio
The Neil Cowley Trio

The Dukes is hosting the headline act at this year’s Lancaster Jazz Festival at the Dukes on Saturday night.

The Neil Cowley Trio, currently holding a Jazz FM award, is not your typical jazz trio.

Neil has done stints with many pop and soul artists including the Brand New Heavies and Adele.

He is a composer and pianist who creates powerful music. Tomorrow the venue is also hosting a day-long Jazz Festival Symposium.

Thinking with Jazz will feature talks to consider the role of festivals within the local economy and a workshop to explore the practical aspects of developing and managing such events.

The symposium is free but early registration is required as lunch will be provided.

Box office: 01524 598500.