All events will be held at the Stadium Leisure Club (unless otherwise stated)

Chris Walker and the Pedigree Five


To follow our AGM 

The Pedigree Five is a traditional jazz group that has toured their ‘Salute to Trad Show‘ for the last 10 years. For their 2024 tours they are broadening the selection of numbers to include a selection of Jazz, jive and swing.  
Their new show is titled MARDI GRAS MEMORIES and continues the influence on the band of some of the great names that created the original music in the southern states of America. Hence they now tour extensively, and if you miss them when they are in your area, you will miss out on a great show. 

Chris Walker (clarinet, alto and baritone saxophone) Andy Chislett (trumpet and Flugelhorn), John Noddings ( banjo, guitar and vocals) Ken Ames (double bass and vocals) and Sy Gorelick (drums and percussion). 

Double Phil 


We are delighted to present an eagerly awaited return visit for a band who made their NRC debut in 2022 and were an instant hit displaying virtuoso musicianship combined with great entertainment. 

Phil Lucas (trumpet) and Phil Shotton(reeds) are both established musicians on the North-West jazz scene who individually are involved in several different projects. When working together around jazz venues the usual format is to appear as a duo guesting with various rhythm sections. For this night the rhythm section consists of Pianist Roger Browne who appeared frequently at the club during the 1990s and 2000s with Mart Rodger’s Manchester Jazz, a band which he now leads, while bassist Rae Owens is no stranger either having appeared with the Chicago Teddy Bears society Jazz Band. The line-up is completed by Jack Amblin, a vintage drum specialist and collector who amongst many other things has recently toured the UK with post modern Juke Box. 

Jeff Barnhart (band TBA.) 


Wabash Jazzmen 


Windy City Weatherbirds 


Jeff Barnhart (band TBA.) 


Bob Hunt’s Harlem 8 


Richard Leach’s Street Band 


Kevin Grenfell’s Jazz Giants


 Christmas party