Chapel Allerton Festival is on the move. Our beloved street venue will see us back soon but doesn’t suit any sort of social distancing, even reduced measures that may well be in place by late summer. But we will not been bowed by the new normal! Over Festival weekend (Sept 4-5) we will be holding scaled-down outdoor sessions at Gledhow Sports and Social club . This will be family friendly and there is ample space to spread out but still enjoy food, drink and music in the company of others. Selected Chapel Allerton venues and spaces will also host music events and activities around the time of the Festival.
The Jazz and Blues Sunday this year takes place at Gledhow Sports & Social Club, Leeds, LS8 1NQ on 5 September. It starts at 1pm and finishes at 6pm. The field will be open for stalls, kids activities etc from 11 am.
The line up will feature these ever popular festival favourites:
1.00pm Leeds Youth jazz Rock Orchestra directed by Brendan Duffy – the legendary Leeds youth band- they’ve not played live for ages so lets cheer them on
2.15pm James O’Hara Blues band – superb Chicago blues from James O Hara guitar and vocals John Burr harmonica Paul Corry guitar and Chris Sykes drums
3.30pm The Big Easy a lively five piece swing band from Leeds, consisting of vocals, trumpet, guitar, double bass and drums. Music from the best swing swing from throughout the 20th century.
4.45 Ubunye A vibrant seven piece Afro Jazz/dance band based in the UK, featuring three vocalists from Kwa Zulu Natal in South Africa and a four piece rhythm section. The music is an inspirational blend of jazz, Isigqi-traditional Zulu music-and Afro-pop. High energy African beats and traditional sounds morph into more contemporary musical styles, telling stories of human struggles with themes of universal resonance
There will be at seat service from the Sports Club Bar. Let’s bring the sunshine!
Jazz and Blues Sunday picnic 5 Sept 1-6pm Gledhow Sports Club Field Gledhow Ln, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 1NQ