‘Leeds Guitarist Nik Svarc, Drummer-Percussionist Steve Hanley and Keyboardist Martin Longhawn join the dots between Jazz-Rock and Hammond funk, discovering an interesting angle for an old-school sound mixed with some hyper-catchy hooks and grooves’ – JAZZWISE.
‘Rather than swinging standards…ambient grooves, post-rock jams and Krantz-esq solos are the order of the day. Svarc demonstrates his technical command of the guitar once again and his uses a variety of sounds to great effect.’ – Jazz In York.
‘When you listen to good jazz, at least when I do, one type of sound that I tend to gravitate to would be the organ trio format. It has to have a certain funk to it. It definitely needs to “go out there”, and most assuredly needs to have a good guitar. This Organ Trio has all of these elements, and more. They do a great job conjuring up those old thoughts of the 60′s, and Jimmy Smith. Music should be enjoyed, and when people are there to simply watch, not talk, you know your battle with the crowd is over.’- Tony Rice
14:30-16:30: Masterclass for University of Hull students. Observers welcome.
Following a £9.5 million redevelopment, Middleton Hall re-opened its doors in late 2016 as a 400-seater concert hall. The versatile venue is used for classical music concerts, and with adaptable acoustics, it is also used as a surround-sound cinema and theatre space.