Beaufort Jazz

Great music – and you are invited!


In addition to our normal jam nights we have organised some  memorable gigs over the years. These gigs have brought some of the very best musicians in the world to Burscough.

They probably need no further introduction and are listed below in alphabetical order. There will usually be a link to their website which you can find by clicking on their name.  We hope to update this page regularly to include all the excellent musicians that have played at these gigs.

Future gigs  and contact details will be announced on the home page. These are usually sell-outs so if you are interested, please book your ticket at the earliest opportunity.

Angelo Debarre Beaufort Jazz

Angelo Debarre Beaufort Jazz

Angelo Debarre

The Angelo Debarre Quartet was our  first gig of 2006 on February 16th. It was their only North West gig and therefore attracted a very good audience. The event leaflet shows that the quartet was made up of Chris Garrick, Dave Kelbie and Pete Kubrick Townsend.

This picture was taken in November 2004 which was probably his first visit to Beaufort Jazz. Unfortunatly the event leaflet has been lost so we cant be sure or remember details of the band that night.

Ritary Gaguenetti

Ritary appeared at Beaufort Jazz on October 22nd 2009 and was supported that evening by the Hot Club of Knotty Ash. This was the first special gig we had at the Briars Hall Hotel. The promotional poster was a particularly good design.

John Jorgenson

John is always a popular act. His last gig at Beaufort Jazz was on the 2nd March 2009. In those days we were still at the Beaufort Hotel – as can be seen here from the event leaflet we used. Trez Fez supported that night. He has also appeared on at least two previous occasions, one of which was the 13th of April 2006. This Youtube video was from his gig in April 2007 and captures his very dramatic intro to Ultraspontane.

Fapy Lafertin

Lollo Meier Beaufort Jazz gig

Lollo Meier

Lollo Meier

If you enjoy Gypsy Jazz played at a ferocious pace with little opportunity to draw breath then you will probably want to give a Lollo Meier gig a miss –  for his style is more about melody, harmony and subtlety. Not only one of world’s finest Gypsy Swing guitarists, Lollo is also a composer of some renown, as those who have seen one of gigs will testify. At Beaufort Jazz we have had the pleasure of seeing him perform on two occasions and both times he has been very well received by an appreciative audience.

He is now well overdue another visit to the North West since his Beaufort gigs and a very enjoyable performance at the Southport Jazz Festival in 2006. Hopefully we can entice him back at some stage. In the meantime its worth searching out some of his music, in particular his album Rosas which contains many of his own compositions.

Colin Cosimini and Moreno Beaufort Jazz gig

Colin Cosimini and Moreno


A flamboyant performer who has played once at Beaufort Jazz on the 5th September 2007. Supported on the night by the Hot Club of Knotty Ash.

The picture shows Moreno who was accompanied by the well-known Gypsy Jazz guitarist Colin Cosimini that night. George Trebar was on bass for the evening. Not sure where we got that strange table!

Many thanks to George Eaton for the photo. George has captured many Beaufort Jazz moments on film and has generously let us share them on this blog. It has been scanned and the quality is a little grainy – but it helps document some of the rich Beaufort Jazz history and remind us of some of the fine gigs we had at the Beaufort Hotel.

Robin Nolan 

Robin Nolan appeared at Beaufort Jazz on the 11th February 2004. That evening he was supported by Gadjo Jazz.

Gary Potter Beaufort Jazz

Gary Potter playing a Beaufort Jazz gig

Gary Potter

Gary has appeared a number of times at Beaufort Jazz.  On the 11th of January 2010 we had David Reinhardt booked to play to celebrate the centenary of  Django’s birth.  The event leaflet can be seen here. Unfortunately David Reinhardt broke a finger and Gary stepped in at short notice to fulfill the gig. Swingology supported that evening.

Previous gigs below featured Gary playing with many renowned musicians.

Gary Potter Quartet – 22nd February 2008

Gary Potter and Spats Langham – 23rd November 2006

Gary Potter and Tim Kliphuis – 13th July 2005

Gary Potter and Andreas Oberg – 25th April 2005

Gary Potter Trio with special guest Anthony Ormesher – 23rd January 2004

George Washingmachine– 18th October 2007



  1. what were the names of the people who played the last spot on Monday night 2nd April? The man from Liverpool, the rhythm guitarist, and the guest violinist?

    Comment by John | April 3, 2012 | Reply

    • Hi John

      I hope that you enjoyed the evening – as you might have gathered there were some very good musicans playing…

      I suspect that Gary Potter was the “man from Liverpool” and he would have played lead guitar for most of the second set. Rhythm guitar was played by Mickey Dunne and for the last half of the set Gary was joined on stage by guitarist Adam Palma – who wore the baseball cap. The guest violinist was Daniel John Martin who is based in Paris.

      Comment by beaufortjazz | April 3, 2012 | Reply

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