Classic jazz grooves

THERE’S a welcome return for a long-time Trades Club favourite, when guitarist Stuart McCallum brings his superb Trio to the Hebden Bridge HX7 Jazz Club at the Trades Club on December 22.

McCallum has frequently performed at the Trades with organist John Ellis’s band and also with his own outfits. The Trio’s current line-up also features the exciting and explosive Luke Flowers on drums, and the versatile and virtuosic Jon Thorne on double bass.

Together the band have an exciting and distinctly upbeat approach: mixing ultra contemporary electronica with classic jazz grooves which refer back to the sound of legendary Blue Note guitarist Grant Green.

“The HX7 Club completes its second year of existence on the 22nd, so we’ll be celebrating that as well as the imminent Christmas festivities,” said organiser Dave Nelson. “And I really can’t think of a better band than Stuart McCallum’s Trio to get everyone into a great festive mood. Let’s party!”

Phone the club on 01422 845265 to book advance tickets which are £12, and £9 for concessions and members.