Saturday 16th June – HEADINGLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL @ HEART Community Centre, Headingley with The Nicki Allan Project, Featuring Nicki on Piano/Vocals, Rod Mason Saxophones, Josh Brierly Bass and Steve Hanley Drums. Closing the festival this year with an eclectic mix of swinging hot tunes and cool grooves.
Sunday 17th June 2018 – Inkwell Jazz with The Nicki Allan & Andy Cholerton Jazz Duo. Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds – Nicki & Andy will be turning out rhapsodic renditions of wonderful hidden Jazz gems for their Father’s Day Performance. Don’t Miss! Entrance fee £8
Saturday 14th July 2018 – ZEFFERELLIS JAZZ BAR, Ambleside, Windermere, Cumbria – THE NICKI ALLAN TRIO, featuring Nicki on Piano/Vocals, Ronnie Bottomley Drums and Bass Ian Mann, Performing arrangements of standards, Bossa novas, original music and all music from their forthcoming new EP out later this year.
Sunday July 22nd 2018 – JAZZLEEDS FESTIVAL PRESENTS IAN SHAW WITH SUPPORT FROM THE LEEDS JAZZ VOICES CHOIR – at Leeds College of Music in the Roof top room. Ticket info to follow and check out Jazzleeds for more details. Performance time starts at 1pm with Atlantic Jazz, then Raife’s Dilemma at 3 till 4pm and Ian shaw at 4pm.
Tuesday 7th August 2018 – THE MANHATTAN SOUND BIG BAND – Moorlands Social Club, Bradford Road, Cleckheaton. Vocalist Nicki joins the Big Band for an evening of classic Swinging tunes from the Big Band Era. Music starts at 8.30pm. Door fees apply £6
Wednesday 8th August 2018 – THE NICKI ALLAN QUARTET – JAZZ AT UCC, BRADFORD – , with Nicki on Piano and vocals, Garry Jackson Bass, John Settle Drums and Rod Mason Saxophone. Join us for an evening of Eclectic Jazz and original music with this stellar band lineup. Doors open at 8pm and music at 9pm.
Thursday 9th August 2018 – ORCA @ CUCINA, MORLEY 106A Queen St, Morley, Leeds, LS27 9EB – A rare opportunity to see this Funky line up play. Venue upstairs in the Jazz bar of this stylish Mediterranean Restaurant. Featuring Rod Mason Saxophones, Garry jackson Bass, Nicki Allan Piano and Vocals and Paul Smith ( sitting in for Caroline) on Drums. Booking is recommended. Music from 9pm till 11pm. Tickets available at the venue priced £10 each.
Wednesday 15th August 2018 – NICKI ALLAN DUO – Ilkley Jazz festival @ Quinta – As part of the Ilkley Festival Nicki Allan Jazz piano & Vocals and Rod Mason Saxophones & percussion, will be performing an exciting programme of stylish re-arrangements of song book standards in this modern cuisine Restaurant from 7pm. Booking recommended. For the whole Ilkley Jazz programme visit their Facebook and website via the link.
Saturday September 1st 2018 – Chapel Allerton Fringe Festival Open day – Chapel Allerton Snooker club Car Park – Come and join the fun and be part of a whole weekend of Arts, Music and Crafts. The alternate or Fringe festival, as it has been coined in recent years runs adjacent to the main town festival on Chapel allerton high street and features a more ‘Jazz/Rock’ vibe , featuring a great line up comprising of The Nicki Allan Jazz Band ( Derrick Harris, Steve Hanley and Adrian Knowles) Dudley Nesbit Steel Pans, Red Eye Classic Rock Band, Nine Violets original band from Dewsbury, Alibi Pop duo, Adele Harley Reggae experience and more…Food stalls and very reasonable bar prices at the Club plus FREE entry. All we need is the Sun to shine for a terrific afternoon. Come along and tell your friends. Showtime from 12.30pm.
Tuesday 4th September 2018 – THE MANHATTAN SOUND BIG BAND – Moorlands Social Club, Bradford Road, Cleckheaton. Nicki joins the Big Band as lead Vocalist for an evening of classic Swinging tunes from the Big Band Era and beyond. Music starts at 8.30pm. Door fees £5 apply.
Sunday 16th September 2018 – SUNDAY JAZZ AT BATLEY CENTRAL, 436 Bradford Road
Batley WF17 5LS West Yorkshire – Band leader Reg Hargreaves has asked me to stand in for him this Sunday on both Piano and Guest vocals. Accompanied on Guitar by the excellent Derrick Harris, Franny Heywood Drums and Phil Kampen on Double Bass. Music from 1.15pm till 3.30pm. FREE ENTRY.
Friday 28th September – THE MANHATTAN SOUND BIG BAND – Slaithwaite WMC, – Nicki joins the Big Band as lead Vocalist for an evening of classic Swinging tunes from the Big Band Era and beyond. Music starts at 8.30pm. Door fees £5 apply.
Sunday 30th September – The HEAD OF STEAM, LEEDS with the BRENDAN DUFFY COLLECTIVE. Live music from 7.30pm from this energetic ensemble featuring Nicki on Guest vocals. FREE ENTRY.
Thursday 4th October 2018 – The Harrogate Brasserie, 28 Cheltenham parade, Harrogate HG1 1DB – Jazz Piano & Vocals by Nicki and a varied selection of Joni Mitchell, Jazz Standards, Singer songwriter classics and maybe the odd classical piano. There’s a great outdoor sun terrace for sipping Gin or wine whilst listening to the music or come dine A La Carte style from the new food menu. Music from 7 till 10pm.
Thursday 11th October 2018 – The Harrogate Brasserie, 28 Cheltenham parade, Harrogate HG1 1DB – Jazz Piano & Vocals by Nicki and a varied selection of Joni Mitchell, Jazz Standards, Singer songwriter classics and maybe the odd classical piano. There’s a great outdoor sun terrace for sipping Gin or wine whilst listening to the music or come dine A La Carte style from the new food menu. Music from 7 till 10pm.
Sunday 25th November 2018 – THE NICKI ALLAN QUARTET , Huddersfield Jazz, Cafe Society 15 Byram Street Huddersfield HD1 1DR – 2 – 4 PM. Featuring Nicki Allan on piano and vocals, Rod Mason Saxophones, Bass and drums. Doors open at 1.30pm. Tickets for this concert are available at the Huddersfield Jazz Website –www.huddersfield-jazz.co.uk Cafe Society, 15 Byram Street, Huddersfield HD1 1DR
“Expect a show of exciting original songs and some fine quirky re-arrangements of standards with a slightly bluesy, soulful feel all put together with a multitude of soloist flair and finesse from this classy outfit.”
Wednesday February 20th 2019 – NICKI ALLAN DUO – MONKMANS, ILKLEY – featuring Nicki Jazz piano and vocals & Rod Mason Saxophones and percussion. Pre-booking is essential at this boutique French Jazz restaurant. Click the link above to find contact details for the Venue.