09
Oct
2014

Shannon Reilly Trio

Friday 17th October

Food served from 7:30pm

Music starts 8:30pm

Tickets £6 available in advance from the Cafe

Taking the UK by storm, fabulous Lincolnshire based emerging vocalist Shannon Reilly is joined by guitar virtuoso Pat McCarthy and fine bassist Warren Jolly. “This is superb music that manages to pull off that difficult trick of having a broad appeal whilst still satisfying the jazz connoisseur” – Gill Wilde, Jazz Promoter of the Year. “The most talked about gig of the week” – John Holland, New Jazz 5.

 

Tickets available from the cafe or online at;

http://www.seetickets.com/event/shannon-reilly-trio/cafe-portico/811716

09
Oct
2014

Nicola Farnon Trio

Friday 26th September

Food Served from 7:30pm

Music Starts 8:30pm

Tickets £6 available in advance from the Cafe

With Nicola’s trio you get a lot of musical talent for such a small band. It comprises of voice, tenor sax, piano, double bass and drums and with Piero Tucci – “a jazzer’s dream, as unpretentiously skilfulon keys as he is on sax.” Sandman magazine – and the intense and propulsive drumming of Phil Johnson, these three musicians combine to give a performance that will startle you with its genuine love of music and melody. They all aim to enjoy themselves fully, to entertain joyfully – and to swing yer socks off!

 

Tickets available from the cafe or online at;

http://www.seetickets.com/event/nicola-farnon-trio/cafe-portico/811715

 

09
Oct
2014

Stevie Smith Trio

Friday 5th September

Food served from 7:30pm

Music Starts 8:30pm

Tickets £6 available in advance  from the Cafe

Lincoln based drummer Stevie Smith presents his all star trio, featuring the talents of the fabulous Thom Whitworth (guitar) and Dave Shields (bass). Stevie has worked with the likes of Jim Mullen, Alan Barnes, Jean Toussaint as well as being a former member of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.

 

Tickets available from the cafe or online at;

http://www.seetickets.com/event/stevie-smith-trio/cafe-portico/811713

 

09
Oct
2014

Liteside Jazz

Friday 11th July

Food served from 7:30pm

Music Starts 8:30pm

Tickets £6 available in advance  from the Cafe

Liteside are a six-piece swing, Latin and party band. “We call our music Latin jazz for people who don’t think they like jazz. It’s jazz-based but on the lighter side. We play sweet, foot-tapping tunes and smooth ballads for you to dance and bop around to. From swing to boogie-woogie, rock & roll, classic pop such as the Beatles, Latin and jazz rock.”

11
Aug
2014

Lydia Bauman Making Colour

Tuesday 2nd September

Food served after lecture

Lecture starts 6:30pm

Tickets £10 including a tea or coffee

‘Making Colour’, the first exhibition of its kind in the UK, invites you on an artistic and scientific voyage of discovery. From sparkling minerals to crushed insects, learn about the surprising materials used to create pigments and the incredible journeys made by artists in their pursuit of new hues.

Span hundreds of years from the early Renaissance to the Impressionist movement as you take in displays of paintings, mineral specimens, textiles, ceramics and glass.

 

Tickets available from the cafe or online at;

http://www.seetickets.com/event/lydia-bauman-making-colour/cafe-portico/811714

 

11
Aug
2014

Lydia Bauman 1st World War Artists and Art

Tuesday 1st July

Food served after lecture

Lecture starts 6:30pm

Tickets £10 including a tea or coffee

A war artist will have depicted some aspect of war through art; this might be a pictorial record or it might commemorate how war shapes lives. A war artist creates a visual account of war by showing its impact as men and women are shown waiting, preparing, fighting, suffering, celebrating.

The works produced by war artists illustrate and record many aspects of war, and the individual’s experience of war, whether allied or enemy, service or civilian, military or political, social or cultural. The rôle of the artist and his work embraces the causes, course and consequences of conflict and it has an essentially educational purpose.

17
Mar
2014

Farrar Joy

Friday 25th April

Food served from 7:30pm

Music starts at 8:30pm

Tickets: £6 Available at the Cafe

 

Having played her way around the globe and in venues like Ronnie Scotts in the UK we can safely say that Farrah Joy knows her trade. Farrah brings a sophisticated and eclectic mix of well known soul, blues and Jazz Classics influenced by Dinah Washington, Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald among others, we can most certainly expect a thoroughly memorable performance from this Lincoln born artist. 

 

17
Mar
2014

Andrew Wood Trio feat; Dave O’Higgins

Saturday 10th May

Food Served from 7:30pm

Music starts 8:30pm

Tickets £6

 

The jazz scene comes to Lincoln for its annual 9-day celebration of jazz music featuring UK and international acts including with Cafe Portico featuring Andrew Wood Trio feat; Dave O’Higgins. Expect some fireworks when this world class saxophonist teams up with our very own local hero

 

17
Mar
2014

Warbirds

Friday 16th May

Food served from 7:30pm

Music starts at 8:30pm

Tickets: £6


Café Portico favorites The Warbirds return with an evening full of beautifully written, heartfelt indie-pop songs. The boys have courted a lot of coverage of late, chances are you’ve heard them either on BBC Radio Lincs (as their National Tip for the song ‘Kid On The Street’), in any Co-op around the country (as their artists of the week) or at the Oxjam music festival in Lincoln.

 

 

 

17
Mar
2014

Red Wine & Ravioli

Friday 23rd May

Tickets £18.95 per person

Join us at Cafe Portico for an evening sampling one of Northern Italy’s favourite pasta dishes. We will cook a selection of Ravioli for you to savour and accompany them with wines from the Piemonte Region where my family come from. Please book with Sim at the Cafe.