PERFORMANCES:
PARRJAZZ is growing and growing! We are celebrating our 5th birthday in April 2014!  Parrjazz has spread through a variety of venues and with a wide number of international guests. We invite you to join us for the ride, come and be entertained. We love to meet our audience, so be sure to introduce yourselves afterward!

Previous  PARRJAZZ guests include:
Snarky Puppy, Ant Law, Brandon Allen, Dave O'Higgins, Robert Castelli, Sueyo, Steve Parry, Alan Barnes, Tony Judge,Tom Harrison, David Lyttle, Jamie Taylor, Tom Farmer, Digby Fairweather, Go Go Penguin, Trionomy, Steve Chadwick, Steve MacFarlane, John Ellis, Richard Wetherall, Andrjez Baranek, Jochen Eisentraut, Billy Buckley, Dave Goldberg, Orli Nyles, Doreen Edwards, Corey Mwamba, Graham Clark, Simon Spillett, Benn Clatworthy, Dylan Howe, Eryl Roberts, Tilo Pirnbaum, Roy Williams, Dave Edge, Daniel John Martin, Ed Kainyek, Nick Blacka, Matt Owens, Zoe Chiotis, Maria Dunsmore, Victor Brox, Jackie Lomax, Magic Henry, Neil Yates, The Magic Hat Ensemble, Albi Donnelly, Frank Grime, Grant Russell, Mike Walker, Stu McCallum, Steve Berry, Martin Smith, Rob Stringer and more.

ABOUT US:
PARRJAZZ is a night for the enjoyment of jazz music, we like to spread the umbrella of jazz far and wide! There is a resident house band and weekly featured international special guests. The last set of each week is a jam, so come and join the fun! 

PARRJAZZ also presents music on Thursday nights at Monte Carlo Restaurant in Heswall and also larger events such as Snarky Puppy at The Kazimier, Bill Laurance Project and Robert Castelli Boom Quartet at The Capstone Theatre.


THE HOUSE BAND 

GENEVIEVE LAMB

She is a well-known and respected saxophonist/ flautist. She has been working in professional bands for the last fourteen years and has appeared alongside acts such as Edwin Starr, The Crusaders, Youson Dour, Pop Levi and the Bootleg Beatles. She has performed in venues as varied as The Astoria, London, The Derry Jazz Festival, the Dent Folk Festival and the Lubeck Summer Pops, Germany and has recently returned from America where she has been working with artists as diverse as Michael Franti and Spearhead, Jackie Lomax and Badfinger. 
Her work as a session musicians has led to several International releases including a single for British Soul Singer 
Nate James and the theme music to the Stephen Frears film “Liam”.


'COUNT' JOHN McCORMICK

Bass Player and co-founder of PARRJAZZ with Geni, John has had a long and varied career in music of all kinds but especially Jazz. He is at home in most areas of the jazz spectrum from Traditional to Modern, 'Hot Club' to 'West Coast Cool' etc. as he sometimes cheerfully puts it: 'From New Orleans to New Wave'. Because of this he has accompanied many of the top names in the Jazz world over the years - in Jazz Clubs, on tour and at Jazz Festivals both in the UK and abroad. Too many names to mention them all but the list includes musicians and singers such as: Pete King * Don Weller * Stan Tracey * Elkie Brooks * Barney Kessel * Cleo Lane * Scott Hamilton * Madeleine Bell * Jon Hendricks and Joe Newman.  

DANNY WARD

He has been a popular player on the north west scene for many years now after falling in love with jazz as a young teen whilst rooting through his parents' record collection. His resulting obsession with drums, black american music and records endures today! He is a sensitive accompanist and plays regularly with many of the UK's leading lights such as Pete King, Alan Barnes, Gilad Atzmon, Dave O' Higgins et al and he has been involved in projects with some of the newer school includind Tony Kofi and Soweto Kinch. He also plays as many gigs that he can with his contemporaries in the North West and of course has his long term residency here at PARRJAZZ.


ANTHONY ORMESHER

He is a Liverpool-born guitarist who, in 1993 at the age of 12, won the Daily Telegraph Young Jazz Musician of the Year award. After finishing as runner up in the Young Jazz Musician of the Year regional finals in 1997, he went on to study jazz at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Since returning to Liverpool he regularly performs around the Northwest along with annual performances in Germany where in 2006 he won the Berlin Jazz and Blues award.