Gig: Jazz and Roots are unplugged in Liverpool

Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 23, 2008

I went to see Johnny Dickinson at the Rodewald Suite at the Phil last year and it really is a great venue.  Good sound, good views and good atmosphere.  So it was great to see these intimate shows continuing, please read the press release to see that there is some blues in there as well …..

After Eight, the Phil’s very popular series of jazz, roots and unplugged gigs in the intimate setting of the Rodewald Suite, is back with a new season…

£10 tickets for all the events became available on our box office this week, so book early to avoid disappointment. Click any event below for more information.

General Sale: NOW

Preston Reed

Friday, 26 September 2008, 8.00pm

 Reed has single handedly reinvented acoustic guitar playing. First-time listeners find it impossible to believe that they’re hearing just the one musician, in real time.

Stefan Grossman

Friday, 3 October 2008, 8.00pm

A student of the legendary Rev. Gary Davis, Grossman studied with other country blues guitarists including Mississippi John Hurt, Son House, Skip James and Fred McDowell. Live performances like this are rare.

Joe Stilgoe

Saturday, 4 October 2008, 8.00pm 

 Young and highly original, Stilgoe’s style, although unique, is reminiscent of the great pianist and singers like Buddy Greco, Nat King Cole and Harry Connick Jr

Neil Cowley Trio

Friday, 10 October 2008, 8.00pm 

Winner of the Best Album at the 2007 BBC Jazz Awards, Cowley’s small but potent jazz trio play jazz with attitude and without a cliché or grey beard in sight!

Trio Valore

Tuesday, 14 October 2008, 8.00pm 

Trio Valore is the new super hip and ultra cool jazz dance project from Steve White, Damon Michella and Seamus Beaghen.

An Evening with Billie Holiday

Thursday 30 & Friday 31 October 2008, 8.00pm 

This one woman show set in a small jazz club takes the audience on an intimate and personal journey, through Billie’s life.

Erik Mongrain

Friday, 14 November 2008, 8.00pm 

With the guitar on his lap, he tapped the chords as if it were a piano. The effect was spectacular and he has become a sensation.

Jon Thorne’s Oedipus Complex

Friday, 21 November 2008, 8.00pm 

The trio featuring Thorne on Double Bass, Luke Flowers on Drums and Steve Brown on guitar play a unique brand of gentle, moody jazziness.

Eduardo Niebla

Friday, 5 December 2008, 8.00pm

Niebla the dazzling Spanish guitar player and composer and Carl Herring with accompaniment.

John O’Connell Trio

Friday, 12 December 2008, 8.00pm

O’Connell’s musical influences are rooted in acoustic, folk and classical guitar.

The Rodewald Suite, a delightfully intimate space, has its own entrance in Sugnall Street. Its cabaret seating, in-house bar, rooftop terrace, and the opportunity to meet the artists afterwards make it an ideal venue for a great night out with friends.

To purchase tickets, please call the box office on 0151 709 3789 or order online at Remember you can sign up to the Phil’s priority booking scheme to make sure you never miss out on sold out shows.

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