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Leeds Jazz Festival event: Electric Lady Big Band ’50 Years of Hendrix’s Masterpiece’

Sunday 21 July Doors open 6pm Music 6.30pm

Formed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s epic third album Electric Ladyland, the all star Electric Lady Big Band re-imagine the whole album, in sequence. Jimi’s 1968 masterpiece is a sprawling epic straddling the worlds of blues, funk, jazz, pop and psychedelia and was as groundbreaking for its concept as it was for pioneering new studio techniques. Recalling the recordings of the late great Gil Evans featuring the music of Jimi Hendrix, The Electric Lady Big Band tackle this vital work with love and respect in an attempt to realise Hendrix’s wish to “have a big band that I can write and conduct for.” An undoubted 2019 festival highlight – book early!

Denny Ilett – gtr/voc/arranger
Simon Gardner – trumpet
Noel Langley – trumpet/flugelhorn
Laura Jurd – trumpet
Yazz Ahmed – trumpet/flugelhorn
Winston Rollins – trombone
Ian Bateman – trombone
Ashley Slater – trombone
Richard Henry – bass trombone
Nathaniel Facey – alto saxophone
Iain Ballamy – tenor saxophone
Ben Waghorn – tenor saxophone/flute
Kevin Figes – baritone saxophone/flute
Dan Moore – Fender Rhodes/Moog
Thad Kelly – bass
Ralph Salmins – drums

Tickets www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleedsfestival2019


We have seven evening concerts this Spring so why not buy a bargain season ticket -see all of them and support JAZZLEEDS! £85 full price/£75 concessions, 25’s and under half price.


on second and fourth Monday each month evening led by Tessa Smith @Inkwell Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton. 7-9pm, £6 per session £30 for the series e: [email protected]


on first and third Sundays each month @Inkwell 10.00- 12.00pm, cost £10 (or £8 conc) per session. e: j[email protected] 

Tel 0113 2370700.


We acknowledge the support and help from Leeds City Council, Leeds Inspired, 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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