Have a snifter for Geoff’s birthday

Geoff Eales
Geoff Eales

He’s a master of the keyboard, and you needn’t take our word for it – Geoff Eales will be proving the point on Saturday night with an eclectic set of jazz, folk and classical music at Stony Stratford’s York House Centre.

This date – part of a 22-date UK tour – also coincides with Geoff’s birthday, so expect an added celebratory air.

Singer Pat Allati and classical guitarist Don Perra will also join Geoff and his band for the show.

Tickets are on sale at £7 and doors open at 7.30pm.

Click to www.wegottickets.com/event/350233 or buy directly from the York House Centre.

‘Have a snifter or two at our real ale and cider bar,’ invite organisers.

It’d be rude not to.

The Bedford Jazz Festival returns this weekend, with 20 or so artists performing at venues across the town, at venues including The Corn Exchange and The Quarry Theatre.

New York-based trumpeter and Blue Note artist Ambrose Akinmusire and his quartet will headline at The Quarry Theatre on Saturday night (tickets £15).

It’s a bit of a scoop too, this one; it is the last date on the group’s European tour, and the sole English date.

Wrapping things up on the Sunday will be the perfect partnership of Jacqui Dankworth and Charlie Wood.

Join the acclaimed singer and pianist team in the main auditorium at The Corn Exchange when they perform their Just You, Just Me project, which celebrates some of the great musical partnerships of the 20th century.

Additionally, the new inclusion of a community stage offers a platform to local musicians, and is a free entry staging.

There’s plenty to dig into, and you’ll find full details at www.conscia.org