Upcoming Events

Nigel Price Quartet

Wednesday 7 November 8.00pm (doors open 7.00pm)
Lovedays, Quay Road, Charlestown, PL25 3NX

Nigel Price Quartet

Nigel Price (guitar), Vasilis Xenopoulos (saxophone), Ross Stanley (Hammond organ), Matt Home (drums)

Over a career spanning more than 25 years, award winning jazz guitarist, Nigel Price has become widely acknowledged as one of the hardest working musicians in the business.

Musically, his blend of flowing bebop lines, deep blues sensibility and his mastery of chording continue to delight audiences and fellow musicians alike. His career highlights include a support show for Gladys Knight at The Royal Albert Hall and an appearance on Van Morrison’s recent album ‘Keep Me Singing’.

He has worked tirelessly to organise his own tours (including a 56 date tour in late 2016) and has picked up a Parliamentary Jazz Award (Best Jazz Ensemble, 2010), a nomination for a British Jazz Award (Best Guitarist, 2014) and a British Jazz Award (Best Guitarist, 2016) along the way.

Nigel is a regular performer at London’s Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club where he has made more than 500 appearances.

“‘Wow’. Lovers of jazz across the UK – prepare to be taken by storm by the Nigel Price Organ Quartet. An experience not to be missed!” The Jazz Mann

“Nigel Price is probably the most dynamic and gifted guitarist on the British jazz scene today.” 
★★★★ All About Jazz

Licensed bar from 7.00pm. Suppers available until 8.00pm

Tickets in advance :
Standard : £12.00 (£14.00 On The Door)
Under21s : £7.00 (£8.00 On The Door)

BOX OFFICE – CRBO 01726 879500 Online www.crbo.co.uk
Or Buy at Tourist Offices in
Falmouth, Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard, Launceston etc



Lorraine Baker ‘Eden’

Heligan Kitchen, Heligan Gardens

Wednesday 17th October 2018  20:00 (doors open 19.00)

  • Lorraine Baker – drums
  • Paul Michael – electric bass
  • John Turville – piano
  • Alex Merritt- tenor saxophone

Lorraine Baker is a drummer, percussionist and bandleader. Originally from Kent, she started playing the drums for a local swing band when she was 14 years old. She gained a great deal of valuable experience here and went on to graduate from Trinity Laban with First Class Honours in 2009.

Lorraine is embarking on an 19 date UK tour funded by Arts Council England to support the launch of her debut album “Eden,” released on independent jazz label Spark!, and funded by the Jazz Services Recording Support Scheme along with a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.

Inspiration for this album came from a unique experience, when Lorraine gained the opportunity to perform the Don Cherry tune “Guinea” with international bassist Dave Holland, who had played and recorded with Ed Blackwell himself.

Lorraine has always admired the dance-like quality of Blackwell’s playing, and has crafted her latest project with the drums at the centre, re-arranging tunes that Blackwell famously played and adding exciting modern compositional twists.

Tracks include ‘Dakar Dance;’ a drum-heavy, infectious riff-based tune, ‘Thumbs Up;’ a raw fusion of progressive rock and afro groove, and ‘Blues Connotation;’ with an agitated, edgy introduction exploding into hard driving swing.

Critically acclaimed pianist and mentor Liam Noble features on the album, who will be replaced by the award winning John Turville for the tour. Lorraine’s lifelong musical partner Paul Michael features heavily on electric bass and the quartet is completed by virtuosic saxophonist Alex Merritt.

Lorraine has performed at many prestigious venues including Tokyo Opera House, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, the Royal Albert Hall amongst many more, as well as recording at Maida Vale studios and for BBC Radio 4. She has performed a series of gigs with accomplished vocalist Christine Tobin and her band, featuring Gilad Altzmon. She features on Christine’s latest recording, ‘Pelt.’

“Lorraine has a magical quality in her playing which is perhaps the rarest of all things musical.” Jeff Williams – Drummer/composer/educator

“I had a wonderful time playing with Lorraine Baker while recently in London. She swings hard and plays in a style deeply rooted in the tradition of the great drummers of jazz.” Gary Smulyan – award winning NY based baritone saxophonist

“I have no doubt that Lorraine Baker will make a valuable contribution to the musical landscape of the jazz scene and I am excited to follow her career.” Christine Tobin – internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist

“Lorraine Baker’s dynamic range and musical concept is mature and advanced for someone so young.” Christine Tobin – internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist

Heligan Kitchen Supper Menu

Chicken and chestnut mushroom pie with a puff pastry top, buttered new potatoes, seasonal veg. £10.95 / Heligan’s rare breed shredded beef stew with wilted greens and fresh Heligan bread. £10.95 / Mixed English beans marinated in herbs & spices, Khobez flatbread, raitha and Salad (Vegan). £9.95 / Seasonal vegetable lasagne with toasted garlic bread and mixed salad. £9.95 (Vegetarian)

Doors open and Licensed bar from 7.00pm. Suppers available until 8.00pm

Book Tickets –  01726 879500  on online HERE

Or buy at Tourist Offices in Falmouth, Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard, Launceston etc

Tickets in advance :

Standard : £12.00   (£14.00 On The Door)

Under21s :  £7.00 (£8.00 On The Door)

Dave Hankin Big Band : ‘The Magic Of Glenn Miller’

Saturday 15 September

Keay Theatre, St Austell – 7.30pm

A Restormel Arts andWhite Gold Festival presentation
Dave Hankin invites you to experience the sounds of a bygone era as he brings his 18 piece Big Band to the St Austell for the first time to recapture the timeless classics of the incomparable Glenn Miller Orchestra.
Come and hear this incredible band and the music that will transport you back to the heady days of the 1940s and listen to unforgettable numbers such as “In The Mood”, Moonlight Serenade” , “Chattanooga Choo Choo” , “Pennsylvania 6-5000” , String Of Pearls” and “Tuxedo Junction”.
This is an unmissable show for jazz and swing fans alike or the incurable romantics who want to step back in time.
Audiences of all ages will be thrilled by the sound of this amazing Big Band.
The Dave Hankin Big Band have been described in the press as “jaw-droppingly good” and “exceptional…they could not be bettered”. 

Doors Open & Licensed Bar from 7.00pm

Tickets on sale HERE or on 01726 879500

Renato D’Aiello with Craig Milverton Trio

Chycara, Carnon Downs

Wednesday 20th June – 8pm

Renato D’Aiello was born in Naples and studied saxophone with virtuoso sax player Antonio Andolfi, then with Sal Nistico (American tenor sax player with Woody Herman), Steve Grossman (who played with Miles Davis) and Tony Scott.

D’Aiello started his professional career playing with Giovanni Tommaso’s Big Band and, in 1987, received a full tuition scholarshipfrom Berklee in Boston. International tours followed.

In 1999, Renato moved to the UK.. During this time, he has worked extensively in Europe with major concerts in France, Italy, Germany, Spain and Finland in addition to performing at the Malta Jazz Festival.

He has played with major players including Keith Copeland, Roland Prince, Jim Mullen, Claire Teal, Bruce Forman, Gene Calderazzo, Bruce Adams, Gilad Atzmon and Patrice Galas. For the past four years, Renato D’Aiello has led a regular Monday night session dubbed the Late Late Show at Ronnie Scott’s.

For this concert he is performing with the award-winning  Craig Milverton Trio

  • Craig Milverton, piano
  • Ashley John Long,  bass
  • Coach York,  drums

“Renato is a superlative saxophonist with a passionate and poetic soul. He has all the virtues – a beautiful sense of time and pacing and a technique which effortlessly projects his brilliantly flowing ideas.” (Ian Carr, Jazz writer)

…When you hear it on the subtly-simmering ‘For Heaven’s Sake’ you know you’re in the presence of a master improviser.” (Brian Blain, Jazz UK)


Miracle Theatre’s The Cherry Orchard

Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 August

Tregrehan Gardens – 7.30pm

This summer, Miracle unpacks Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family, whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy.

Obstinate and self-absorbed, they are deaf to the rumblings of change which surrounds them, and unable to accept help when they need it.

Will it take a revolution to destroy their cosy world of privilege and entitlement – or will their own stupidity be enough?

Bill Scott’s new adaptation treads a tragicomic tightrope, bringing out all the humour and pathos of Chekhov’s masterpiece which, more than a century after it was written is as popular as ever.

Audiences of all ages can enjoy the full ‘open air theatre experience’, by bringing along cushions and blankets along with a well-stocked picnic or sample the delicious food and drinks provided onsite. Prepare for all weathers and arrive early for a special night of theatre performed under the stars!

Licensed bar + refreshments available and Keep Cornwall Fed will be offering hot food – Paella, Beef Chilli & Vegetable Chilli before the play and during the interval.

Ticket prices | Adult £14 | Concession £12 | Under 16 £8 | Family £40

Tickets available via CRBO on 01726 879500 or ONLINE