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Thursday 9th December 2021

James Morton's Porkchop Jazz Night

— Ashton Court
A special evening of Jazz infused music featuring James Morton's Porkchop Organ Quartet and support act The Spotlights by Lady Nade
price: Headfirst Tickets


Arts Mansion presents: Winter Warmers, cosy evenings of entertainment featuring wide ranging eclectic acts to help get you in the festive spirit.

Presenting........ James Morton Pork Chop and The Spotlights -Lady Nade

Opening act The Spotlights by Lady Nade who is an Eclectic Americana Folk Singer and Songwriter accompanied by Guitar virtuoso Holly Carter. The Two blend jazz and blues into something that’s simply Spellbinding - words and melodies that nourish the mind and body through life’s complicated tapestry.

James Morton’s Porkchop is a sax lead Hammond organ quartet formed in 2009.
Drawing from the inspiration of Jazz, Soul, Gospel, New Orleans, Funk and the “Blue Note” recordings of the early 1960’s James Morton’s Porkchop is a heady high energy mix of all of these
influences, with lyrical sax, the unmistakable soulful sound the Hammond organ, flaring guitar and driving drums. James leads from the front and is one of the most exciting saxophonists of his generation having worked with some of the most prolific artists in the world today over many different genre's including: Fred Wesley and The New JB’s, Pee Wee Ellis, Tony Allen, Kasabian, NPG Hornz (Prince’s horn section), Raphael Saadiq, Pendulum, Jazz Jamaica, Angelique Kidjo, Ce Lo Green,
The Herbaliser and Roni Size to name just a few. James’ unique lyrical and rhythmic style allows him the ability to directly “speak” to his audience conveying a strong sense of emotion that really connects with people and is what makes him such a special and in demand player. All members of the group are world class internationally touring musicians.
The album “Don’t You Worry 'Bout That” was released in the UK on Fresh Ground Records in 2010 to critical acclaim. Later on in 2010 the album was signed by Munich based Record C.A.R.E. Music and released extensively across Europe and beyond.
8pm - 11.30pm

The Arts Mansion (Ashton Court) is now an inclusive multi-use arts venue for Bristol and North Somerset facilitating art, theatre, performance and community activities in Ashton Court.

Bristol Light Up Event - There is another outdoor Light Up Bristol event happening in the grounds of the estate between 4-8.30pm from 19th-24th December. Please note there will be stewards checking tickets when you enter the estate. Please show proof of your tickets and they will guide you to the entrance of the Mansion, as there is a one way pedestrian system in place.

Address: Ashton Court Mansion, Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton BS41 9JN

Directions to Ashton Court Estate (North Somerset) with public transport - The following transport lines have routes that pass near Ashton Court Estate
Bus: X3a, X3, X4 leaves from Bristol city centre (opposite The Hippodrome) every 11 minutes, Last buses return at 10.22pm and 11.22pm link to times here. Once you are dropped off at Clifton Lodge it is a 5-10 minute walk up to Ashton Court Estate. To find out about the latest on the roads and get comprehensive travel directions by public transport please visit TravelWest.info


There are free car parking spaces at the Mansion House car park: including 10 disabled parking bays. Please car share, use public transport, taxi and cycle wherever possible as car park spaces in Main car park are limited. There will be overspill car park options nearby which will require a 5-10 minute walk up to the estate. If you are coming by bus, scooter, or bike - there is festoon lighting from the bottom of the Kennel Lodge Road Entrance.

Follow the signs for the Light-Up Bristol, illuminated trail and come through the West Lawn Entrance (opposite the coffee and donut hut and marshmallow roasting point).

There is a disabled access entrance and toilet at the venue. If you need further information or have specific access needs, please contact us so that we can make your visit as easy as possible. We can also provide complimentary tickets for your carer. Unfortunately there are no hearing loops in the Music Room.

Our bar is card only.

You can buy tickets at the bar subject to availability

Help us to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19.
As well as a copy of your headfirst ticket, attendance at our events will require the presentation of your NHS COVID Pass, evidence of immunity or of a negative lateral flow test. You can download your digital NHS COVID Pass and print it or show us a copy on your phone. Visit https://covid-status.service.nhsx.nhs.uk/ to get your NHS Covid Pass. If you are taking a Lateral Flow test please register the result on the NHS app and you’ll receive a confirmation text which you need to show to gain entry to the Arts Mansion. Self-declared exemptions will be permitted. Please do take a lateral flow test to help protect others. Please bring a mask as masks are required for visitors walking through public areas but you can pop off your mask when you are in the music room. Windows will be opened to provide ventilation during the event. We also have reduced the capacity of our events to make our events as safe as possible for visitors. There are hand sanitiser points throughout the venue

See you soon for some warming festivities!

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James Morton's Porkchop Jazz Night  at Ashton Court in Bristol
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