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Here’s the latest information about our  autumn gigs an eclectic mix of Jazz, funk, and world music from some of the UK’s leading artists @Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS73PD unless stated…..

Sunday Sept 19Mangorata led by Conservatoire student Miles Pillinger- drums, with rising stars Olivia Cuttill -trumpet, James Absalom -tenor sax, Jj Petrie – percussion, Liam Mason – keys, Chris Williams -bass. They were one of the highlights of the Reset21 Festival. @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £10/8

Sunday Sept 26 – no gig as it is the “World on our Doorstep” Festival at Seven

Monday Sept 27 The JazzLeeds Workshop   7pm-9pm £10/8 at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm Barn. If you want to join in and impovise then come along or contact Dom on (mail), all welcome [email protected] Looking forward to this one!  one more time… 

Sunday Oct 3 Dom Ingham Quintet Wakefield-born violinist Dominic Ingham  brings a brilliant band of talents from the London jazz scene, celebrating his debut album ‘Role Models @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £10/8

Wednesday Oct 6 Leeds tenor saxplayer Will Howard and the JazzLeeds trio – Rush Hour Jazz. @Seven Arts 6-7.15pm payf

Thursday Oct 7: Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra:  Nikki Iles – Conductor, Piano, Accordion Mike Walker – Guitar Steve Watts – Bass Ian Thomas – Drums; Saxophones: Andy Schofield – Alto, Soprano, Flute Paul Jones – Alto, Flute Julian Siegel – Tenor, Bass Clarinet Tori Freestone – Tenor, Flute Karen Sharp – Baritone, Tenor, Clarinet Gareth Lochrane – Flute, Trumpets: Tom Walsh Henry Lowther James Copas Nick Smart Trombones: Gordon Campbell Richard Henry Ollie Martin Harry Maund. Live concert: Tickets £25/£20. Two houses starting at 7pm and 9pm (doors 30 minutes beforehand) https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/saturday-28-mar-nikki-iles-jazz-orchestra-seven-arts-8pm/

Sunday Oct 10 Jazz Café and Jam session– come and play/sing or just watch! @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm  £7/5- it’s free for performers

Friday Oct 15 Ari Hoenig Trio: with US star Ari Hoenig drums, Tom Ollendorf guitar and Conor Chaplin bass  Live concert: Tickets £16/14, 25’s and under £8 7.30pm https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/fri-oct-15-ari-hoenig-trio-seven-arts-7-30pm/

Sunday Oct 17 Ancient Infinity Orchestra led by bassist and composer, Ozzy Moysey eleven musicians, conducted cacophonies, rivers of shimmering bells, often described as a cosmic and meditational experience. @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm  £10/8

Thursday Oct 21 Nigel Price Quartet: “Wes Reimagined” with Nigel Price guitar, Vasilis Xenopoulos tenor sax, Ross Stanley Hammond organ, Joel Barford drums. Live concert £16/14, 25s and under £8 7.30pm https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/nigel-price-organ-trio-featuring-vasilis-xenopoulos-3-dec/

Sunday Oct 24 Munch Manship Octet playing “West Coast jazz” – the repertoire of Dave Pell, a 1950’s/60’s US jazz arranger @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm  £10/8

Saturday 30 October: Jazz Jam at the Farm! Grab your instrument and come and jam/sing with us! Its payf and all levels of expertise are welcome – or just come and watch – its all about the vibes! @Meanwood Valley Urban Farm Barn cafe 3-5pm. Refreshments available

Sunday Oct 31 – no gig

Wednesday Nov 3 Rush Hour Jazz @Seven Arts 6-7.15pm payf

Sunday Nov 7 Jeff Hewer Quartet. Canadian Leeds-based guitarist explores the soundscapes of contemporary jazz.  @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £10/8

Thursday November 11th US alto sax star Greg Abate Quartet. 7.30pm Tickets £16/14 , 25’s and under £8 7.30pm https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/greg-abate-quartetthursday-11-november/

Sunday Nov 14 Nishla Smith Quintet : Nishla Smith is a rising star jazz singer based in Manchester. Her new album ‘Friends with Monsters’, is coming out with Whirlwind this autumn. @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £10/8

Thursday Nov 18 Clark Tracey Sextet: Mark Armstrong – trumpet, Dan Higham – trombone, Tom Ridout – reeds, Will Barry – piano, James Owston – bass, Clark Tracey – drums Live concert: Tickets £16/14 25s and under £8 7.30pm https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/clark-tracey-sextet-seven-arts-thursday-18-november/

Sunday Nov 21 Universal Time: Richard Jones – keys Jamie Taylor – guitar Richard Iles – flugelhorn Steve Hanley – drums. Universal Time is a collaboration between four musicians already well known to Northern audiences @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm  £10/8

Sunday Nov 28th Adam Fairhill and Johnny Hunter – “Winifred Atwell Revisited” exploring the repertoire and idiom of a neglected figure of 1950s British popular music, the Trinidadian pianist Winifred Atwell @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm  £10/8

Thus December 2 Liane Carroll and Brian Kellock Some musicians are talented, some brilliant and a few just seem to be made out of music. Liane Carroll is one of these. It’s hard to think of a better matched keyboard companion than Brian Kellock, Scotland ‘s finest jazz pianist @Seven Arts, Thursday 2 December £20/18

Sunday Dec 5: Doomtet – bass guitarist Dave Edwards leads a quintet of Leeds finest players playing his own compositions . Dave Edwards el bass, Alex Fisher sax, Will Blackstone tpt, Nico Widdowson keys, Steve Hanley drums @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm  £10/8

Sunday December 12 Rafe’s Dilemma: Celebrating their new collaborations with local playrights Nel Begley on vocals, Jamil Sheriff keyboards, Sam Vicary bass, and Katie Patterson drums. a Jazz North Northern Line artist @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm  £10/8

Thursday Dec 16th Jeremy Sassoon sings and plays the Ray Charles songbook. Jeremy Sassoon’s tribute to the music of Ray Charles captures the imagination of Jazz, Blues and Soul audiences alike. @Seven Arts 7.30-10pm £16/14

Sunday Dec 19th JazzLeeds Christmas gig with Nicki Allen Quintet.  Nicki Allan has been recording a new Christmas CD featuring some Christmas jazz tunes and some old favourites with her quartet. @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm  £10/8

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JAZZ VOICES CHOIR

No jazz voices choir at present but Tessa Smith our choir leader is organising an online choir – details

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JAZZ  WORKSHOPS

Workshops will run fortnightly on Monday evenings from 19 July (ie 2 August, 16 August, 30 August, 13 Sept and 27 Sept) over the summer at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm Barn Sugar Well Rd, Leeds LS7 2QG, 7-9pm cost per sessions £10/8. All instruments and standards welcome – all you need is a wish to learn how to improvise and play jazz tunes. There is a piano available and a drum kit, otherwise please bring your instruments. To join – contact the tutor Dominic Moore.

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Acknowledgements

We acknowledge the support and help from Leeds City Council, Leeds Inspired, Arts at Leeds, Jazz North, Seven Arts and Inkwell. We are a member of NorVolJazz – the Northern Voluntary Promoters Jazz Network – blog https://northernjazz-live.blogspot.co.uk/

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