Jazz galore at Shrewsbury venue

Two of the hottest acts on the UK jazz scene will shortly be making appearances at a leading Shropshire arts and music venue. The Hive Music and Media Centre in Shrewsbury is preparing to host the renowned Mornington Lockett alongside the Tom Hill Trio - followed by a further concert from acclaimed musician Tim Kliphuis, who will also perform within a trio of talented musicians.

Shrewsbury Jazz Network will play host to Mornington Lockett, who returns to the venue after originally performing last year to much success. His performance will launch the Network's 2013 series of quality jazz events, when he takes to the stage on Saturday January 12. Doors and bar for the event will open at 7:30pm and the concert starts at 8pm. Tickets cost £10, with under 16s able to enter half-price at £5 - and tickets are available from the Hive in advance or on the night itself.

The Tim Kliphuis Trio are scheduled to perform at the Shrewsbury venue as part of a new partnership between the Hive and Shropshire Music Trust. Tim himself will be accompanied on stage by guitarist Nigel Clarke and Roy Percy on double-bass. His gig will be on Wednesday January 23, starting at 7:30pm. Organisers claim the performance will excite all musical tastes and ages with it's true musical mix - and tickets are priced at £10 for adults, £5 for young people.

Habib Malik-Mansell from the Hive said "The Hive has established itself as one of Shropshire's premier venues for fantastic folk music - but is also important to remember that our jazz offering for music fans is just as exceptional. Shrewsbury Jazz Network continue to deliver world-class talent through their regular concerts - and the addition of Tim Kliphuis in collaboration with Shropshire Music Trust, adds a jewel to the crown in our newly launched spring programme!"

Tickets for both events, plus the Hive's other activities, can be booked by calling the centre on 01743 234970 or visiting the Hive in person at 5 Belmont, SY1 1TE. For further information visit http://www.hiveonline.org.uk/