Pianist, Keyboardist, Songwriter and Musical Director, Jamie Safir is in high demand across the UK and Europe and has worked with some of the finest names in contemporary jazz, pop and soul music.
His performance credits in Pop Music include: Will Young, Olly Murs, Rebecca Ferguson, The Brand New Heavies, Steps, Paul Heaton (The Beautiful South), Gabrielle Aplin & Tony Christie. As a prominent member of the UK Jazz Scene he has worked with: Ian Shaw, Judi Jackson, Claire Martin OBE, Liane Carroll, Joe Stilgoe, Iain Ballamy, Stan Sulzmann, Barb Jungr & Natalie Williams. Jamie's brilliant and sympathetic backing of Ian Shaw and Iain Ballamy at our 2019 event was one of the highlights of the festival for many people. It is wonderful to therefore welcome him as a performer in his own right this year. The acoustics and grand piano of the Minster will be a great setting for Jamie, who is joined by an old friend from Manchester days - Jon Thorne (double bass) who is, along with Ken Black (drums) one of the mainstays of the local jazz scene.