'Made in the UK,' America's largest series of British Jazz, will showcase four English groups, three Scottish and one from Wales at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (10-18 June 2011). The exciting line up from England includes the Soweto Kinch Quartet, Jason Yarde and Andrew McCormack, Ronnie Scott's All Stars and John Escreet. Martin Taylor and Alison Burns, the Fraser Fifield/Graeme Stephen Duo and Alan Benzie's trio will represent Scotland. Martin Taylor will also perform solo. Representing the Welsh jazz scene is the Paula Gardiner/Huw Warren Duo.
XRIJF has become one of the USA's leading jazz festivals and this year celebrates its 10th anniversary. As well as presenting legendary artists from the jazz community such as Wynton Marsalis and Dave Brubeck the XRIJF places strong emphasis on presenting the emerging artists from around the world.
Made in the UK has become an integral part of our festival. We are already discussing the development of the series at other North American and Canadian festivals for the 2012 festival. Made in the UK is going from strength to strength." John Nugent, Festival Director XRIJF.
The series continues to support the artists at additional US venues: Ronnie Scott's All Stars return to Birdland on 13 June after the success of last year's concert; Soweto Kinch will be performing at The Painted Bride in Philadelphia on 11 June and making his debut appearance at Dizzy's Club, Coca Cola, Jazz @ Lincoln Center on 14 June; Jason Yarde and Andrew McCormack will be performing at the Radisson Riverside Hotel as part of the JazzWeek Summit on 17 June and Martin Taylor has a further eight US dates. In 2011 the British Council, Wales Arts International and Creative Scotland have joined producer ESIP and its partnersJazz Services, Glasgow International Jazz Festival, PRS and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Dramato support the 2011 'Made in the UK' international concert series.
XEROX ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
Fri 10 JuneSoweto Kinch Quartet
Sat 11 JuneRonnie Scott's All Stars present The Ronnie Scott's Story
Sun 12 JuneRonnie Scott's All Stars present A Foggy Night in London Town
Mon 13 JuneJohn Escreet Solo
Tues 14 JuneRWCMD presents Paula Gardiner/Huw Warren
Wed 15 JuneAlan Benzie Trio
Thu 16 JuneFraser Fifield/Graeme Stephen
Fri 17 JuneJason Yarde/Andrew McCormack and Martin Taylor/Alison Burns at Max @ Eastman's Place
Sat 18 JuneMartin Taylor Solo
Sat 11 JuneThe Painted Bride, Philadelphia
Tue 14 JuneDizzy's Club, Coca Cola (Jazz @ Lincoln Center, NYC) RONNIE SCOTT'S ALL STARS
Mon 13 JuneBirdland, NYC
JASON YARDE/ANDREW McCORMACK DUO
Fri 17 JuneJazzWeek Summit Radisson Riverside Hotel, Rochester
Thurs 16 Junewith David CrismanNew York, NY, City Winery
Sun 19 Junewith Alison BurnsAshbury, NJ, Chico's House of Jazz
Wed 22 JuneSoloNorthampton, MA, Iron Horse
Thur 23 JuneSoloBoston, venue TBC
Fri 24 JuneSoloNashville, venue TBC
Sat 25 JuneSoloDenver, CO, Botanic Gardens
Mon 27 JuneSoloAnnapolis, MD, Ram's Head
Tues 28 Juneas special guestNew York, NY, venue TBC