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Here’s something to look forward to – our JazzReset21 with an eclectic mix of Jazz, funk, and world music from some of the UK’s leading artists

A weekly evening programme  @Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS73PD. Starting time 7.30pm. Finish 9.45pm (except *)
 

20 May: “About Time” – Leeds based Scottish trumpeter Malcolm Strachan’s new funky jazz sextet featuring Nico Widdowson, piano, Courtny Tomas double bass,  Erroll Rollins drums, Atholl Ransome, tenor saxophone, Danny Barley trombone, and Malcolm himself on trumpet. Live gig with limited seating – book now! £16/14 (25 and under £8)

27 May: Ian Shaw “What’s New” – with Ian Ballamy sax and Jamie Safir piano (2 concerts 7pm and 9.00pm)* £20/18 (25 and Under £10) Live gig with limited seating

3 June: Liam Noble “The Long Game” feat Liam Noble piano Seb Rochford drums and Tom Herbert bass £16/14(25 and under £8). Live gig with limited seating

10 June :  Josephine Davies’s “Satori” with Josephine Davies tenor Dave Whitford bass and James Maddren drums. £16/14 (25s and under £8) Live gig with limited seating

17 June: Byron Wallen – “Four Corners” with Byron, Wallen trumpet, Rob Luft,  guitar Paul Michael bass Rod Young drums. £16/14 25s and under £8. Live gig with limited seating

24 June: Andrew McCormack solo and trio – Andrew McCormack piano, Joe Downard on bass and Rod Youngs on drums.£16/14 25s and under £8. Live gig with no restrictions (we hope!)

8 July: Rafe’s Dilemma celebrate their new collaborations with local plywrights – featuring Nel Begley on vocals, Jamil Sheriff keyboards, Sam Vicary bass, and Katie Patterson drums. £14/12, 25’s and under £7. Live gig with no restrictions (we hope!)

Tickets for the above live gigs www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds or livestreamed through our JazzLeeds facebook site  www.facebook.com/jazzleeds

A weekly Sunday afternoon series featuring bands from the Leeds jazz scene @Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS7 3PD. Sundays 1.30pm-4.00pm.

Sundays May 9 and May 16: College Collection 2021: as part of helping young jazz musicians at Leeds Conservatoire we are livestreaming two concerts on Sunday afternoons on May 9th and 16th between 1.30 and 4pm with two performances each of 40 minutes. These will be livestreamed free from Seven Arts and broadcast via our JazzLeeds Facebook site www.facebook.com/jazzleeds. No live audience Livestream only

Sunday 23 May Tessa Smith Quintet featuring Jason Scott piano, Sam Jackson bass and John Arnesen drums. Tickets via our JazzLeeds ticketsource  site:   £10/8 live performance

30 May Louise Gibbs“Love you Madly” tribute to Duke Ellington: with Frank Griffiths sax, Richard Wetherall piano. Tickets via our JazzLeeds ticketsource  site:   £10/8 live performance

6 June Jazz Cafe and Jam Session: Come along and sing/play of just watch! With the JazzLeeds rhythm section to support you  Tickets via our JazzLeeds ticketsource  site:   £7/5 live performance  Performers free but please book in advance by sending an email to [email protected]

Sunday 13 June Ben Powling Quartet:  Contemporary jazz featuring Leeds based World Service Project/Vipertime/Mansion of Snakes frontman Ben Powling on sax with Ben Haskins on guitar, Sam Quintana on bass and Josh Smout on drums. Tickets via our JazzLeeds ticketsource  site:   £10/8 live performance

Sunday 20 June Caroline Boaden Band: One of the most respected and experienced drummers around, with a diverse career that has taken in playing with a range of artists including Art Farmer, Jason Rebello, Peter King, Eberhard Weber, and Kenny Davern. Caroline is bringing a wonderful collaboration featuring four highly individual musicians, Jamil Sheriff (piano/keys), Ed Harrison (double bass), and Stella Midgley (lap steel guitar/guitar/vocals).£10/8 live performance

Sunday 27 June: Sontuno With Tom Sharp on trumpet, Sontuno bring you the classic Cuban sound to the UK. Perfect for listening, or chilling out (and dancing – if we are allowed!) £10/8

4 July Jazz Cafe and Jam Session: Come along and sing/play of just watch! With the JazzLeeds rhythm section to support you  Tickets via our JazzLeeds ticketsource  site:   £7/5 live performance  Performers free but please book in advance by sending an email to [email protected]

11 July Dave Edwards Quintet.  Bass guitarist Dave Edwards leads a quintet of Leeds finest players. Dave Edwards (el bass) Alex Fisher (sax) Will Blackstone (tpt) Nico Widdowson (keys) Steve Hanley drums. £10/8 live performance

Tickets for all these live afternoon performances www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds or livestreamed through our JazzLeeds facebook site  www.facebook.com/jazzleeds

Autumn 2021 concerts – dates so far 

Oct 7 Nicki Iles Jazz Orchestra:  Award winning pianist and composer, Nikki Iles takes her 20 piece Jazz Orchestra on a national tour marking a new chapter in a long and distinguished career in British Jazz, gathering together commissions from over the years, new orchestrations of her own small band tunes and new compositions, all played by the remarkable band she has assembled. The depth and range of the exhilarating writing and arranging suggest it will be less like a debut, but more like seasoned hand and a distinctive voice, with the music bought to vivid life by a top drawer band. 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 £22/£20

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

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

Nov 18 Clark Tracey Sextet: feat. Alex Ridout – trumpet, Dan Higham – trombone, Alex Clarke – alto/flute, Will Barry – piano, James Owston – bass, Clark Tracey – drums Live concert: Tickets £16/14 25s and under £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

No workshops at present but tutor Dominic Moore is organising some online tuition

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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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