Morecambe Jazz festival gets busy with Dizzy

Dizzy Hack and the Rhino Horns.
Dizzy Hack and the Rhino Horns.

Foot tapping sounds from a full big band will jazz up everybody’s weekend in 

Dizzy Hack and the Rhino Horns are the headline attraction at the annual Morecambe Jazz festival.

Their bold, brassy and classy set will form part of a free outdoor gig at the Platform (indoors if the weather is bad) on Sunday, July 7 from noon to 5pm.

La’al Big Band, the Lancaster Royal Grammar School Big Band and more supporting artists are also on the bill. It will be a child-friendly occasion so bring the family along.

Morecambe Jazz begins on Friday night (July 5) with Jazz Mansion at Forrest Hills, near Lancaster University. The John Woodhouse Quartet and The Swerve Trio will perform from 8pm until late. The price is £15 including food.

Then the Winter Gardens in Morecambe will open up on Saturday (July 6) from noon to 5pm for Si Conway’s salute to Frank Sinatra, the Lune Valley Vintage Jazz Band and The Jane Crow Band.

Admission is free.

Morecambe Jazz is part of the Morecambe Live series of festivals organised by Steve Middlesbrough’s Kalimba Events.

Kalimba will also host the upcoming ‘Lancaster Lake-The Acoustic Sessions’ at Forrest Hills on Sunday, August 18 from noon until late.

This chilled out afternoon session costs £5 and features music from Kim Seymour, Fiona Ford, Imogen Mechie, Katy Pickles, Molly Warburton, Brendan Cleary and Fay Marie plus guests.