Jazz Saturdays at Ma Boyle’s – November and December listings all the way to Christmas Eve
All of a sudden the festive season is getting closer. Anticipation grows. The clocks have gone back. Christmas decorations start appearing in windows. And for Ma Boyle’s Alehouse and Eatery and Parrjazz, this also means unveiling their final run of Jazz Saturdays dates at the historic maritime venue, all the way to their Christmas Eve special to see out the year in the finest of styles.
The partnership continues to introduce a vibrantly kaleidoscopic range of jazz sounds to Liverpool, infused with and inspired by the magic of New Orleans and Brazilian beats to the simmering back streets of Paris. A spectrum of jazz innovators, stars and collectives have made Saturday nights their own at Ma Boyle’s, hand-picked by Parrjazz to enrapture guests, with all shows free to attend. November and December’s dates feature returning favourites including Baiana and The Manouchetones to a debut from Sandcastles, whilst Rob Stringer is the special guest for the final show of 2022 – Christmas Eve.
Ma Boyle’s founder Iain Hoskins says:
“It’s been a tremendous year for Jazz Saturdays at Ma Boyle’s and collaborating with Parrjazz has been a roaring success. Between us we have cultivated a loyal following who crave something a bit different for their nights out. Jazz suits Ma’s so well. It’s cosy and intimate especially at this time of year into winter and our regular weekly evening of beautiful music keeps growing. We’re excited for the final run of shows for 2022, then there’s a break until Saturday 21st January 2023.”
Don’t forget all Jazz Saturdays events are completely free and start at 8.30pm – table can be reserved here: www.maboyles.com
Jazz Saturdays – November and December listings
Saturday 5th November – ERNIE’S SHACK
Ernie’s Shack are formed by members of The Jubilee Stompers, mixing jazz and folk melodies with a splash of improvisation. They will be playing original music by Charlie McKeon (guitar), Parabhen Lad (double bass) and Martin Smith (trumpet).
Saturday 12th November – BAIANA
Baiana is the pop and Brazilian jazz band from Liverpool with a totally tropical twist. Born in Liverpool and blessed in Rio, Baiana bring the music, glamour and charm of Brazilian jazz and pop to every show celebrating the music of Brazil, classic bossa nova as well as original material.
Saturday 19th November – MANOUCHETONES
It’s easy to picture the swinging dance halls of the Champs Elysée or the smoke-filled jazz clubs of the Montmartre with The Manouchetones performing. This evening will be special.
Saturday 26th November – BLIND MONK
Jazz Saturdays welcomes back the renegade Blind Monk to Ma Boyle’s in all their blazing glory. On Sax Bob Whittaker and double bass Hugo Harrison.
Saturday 3rd December – MATT NICKSON
Matt Nickson is a saxophonist and flautist and founder of Matt and Phred’s Jazz Club in Manchester. It’s been one of the main driving forces in jazz and live music over the last 25 years in the North-West England. Matt has a beautifully flowing melodic sound playing saxophones, flute and clarinet.
Saturday 10th December – BAIANA
Baiana are back for their final Jazz Saturday show of 2022. Expect plenty more of their bossa Nova beats, seductive sambas and live Latin music.
Saturday 17th December – SANDCASTLES
Sarah Sands (vocals) and Jack O’ Hanlon (guitar) make their Ma Boyle’s debut as Sandcastles. Playing soulful renditions of Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder and Steely Dan, there could even be a few festive classics thrown in too as Christmas get ever closer.
Saturday 24th December – Christmas Eve Jazz Brunch at Ma’s with ROB STRINGER
A festive tradition is Ma’s Jazz brunch on Christmas Eve. Rob Stringer sings all the favourite Christmas classics to fill the intimate space with a warm festive glow. Ma’s is open from 10am with live music from midday with a 5pm close.
Jazz Saturdays takes a Christmas break and will be back at Ma Boyle’s on Saturday 21st January 2023.
Ma Boyle’s Alehouse & Eatery, 7 Tower Gardens, Liverpool, L3 1LG
Free and every Saturday from 8.30pm