Help support us. Choose your gift:
Your donation has been added to your basket! Thanks!
Sorry, there was an error. Please reload the page and try again.

Shirley Smart Trio – Live Stream

  • Online
  • £5.50

Featuring: Shirley Smart – Cello / John Crawford – Piano / Demi Garcia Sabat – Percussion

A charming kaleidoscope and jazzy showcase of her global folk music-inspired compositions’ – Jazzwise

Cellist Shirley Smart is recognised as one of the UK’s most versatile and creative cellists.

Equally at home and well-versed in jazz and Middle Eastern music, as she is in classical music, Shirley has quickly become known as one of the most creative cellists on the music scene and has worked with many leading jazz and world music groups.

Originally trained under Raphael Wallfisch at the Guildhall School of Music, and Janos Starker in Paris, she subsequently moved to Jerusalem, where she remained for 10 years, studying and performing a wide variety of musical traditions from the North Africa, Turkey and Middle East.

Shirley’s trio draws on her eclectic background to bring together her jazz, blues and world music influences.

For her Manchester performance she is joined by John Crawford, one of the UK’s leading jazz pianists, who shares her interest in Latin and world influenced jazz, and long-term collaborator, and flamenco master Demi Garcia Sabat. Their first album, Long Story Short, was released in 2019 to critical acclaim.

Shirley Smart Trio website

In partnership with NQ Jazz and The Yard. Made possible by Arts Council England’s Supporting Grassroots Live Music fund.


Please note: When attending in-person events please allow at least 30 minutes prior to the start time to be seated in a safe and socially distanced way ready for the performance.

All dates & times

No upcoming events

You may also like

  1. The Yard

    Arun Ghosh

    Mon 26 September 2022, 7:30pm

    “…uproarious and irresistible” – Daily Telegraph “Life-affirming music that transcends cultural barriers” – Manchester Evening News IndoJazz sensation Arun Ghosh makes...

  2. The Stoller Hall

    Many Voices of Eve: The Printmakers + London Vocal Project

    Sun 2 October 2022, 6pm

    ‘Rooted in the gospel tradition, this is an outfit with exceptional potential — the hushed harmonizing was a delight… more...

  3. Carole Nash Hall

    Making Tracks

    Wed 5 October 2022, 7:30pm

    Part of our Sounds of Nature programme ‘One of the most exciting purveyors of international music in the UK’ – Songlines Magazine...

  4. The Stoller Hall

    The Orielles at The Stoller Hall, Featuring Northern Session Collective

    Fri 7 October 2022, 7:30pm

    ‘Right up my street musically’ – Annabella Coldrick, CEO of Music Manager Forum Formed when they were still teenagers, the...