JazzLeeds’ part in the 

Leeds Jazz Festival 2022

Ubunye @Seven Arts – Friday 10th June 7pm £14/12

A special Friday jazz gig at Seven Arts for vibrant seven-piece Afro Jazz/dance band based in the UK. 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.

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As part of this years’ Leeds Jazz Festival (June 1-12th 2022) JazzLeeds will be presenting a series of international gigs at Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton, Howard Assembly Room, The Wardrobe, The Victoria Gate Festival Tent and elsewhere in the city with artists from Europe and the USA as well as the best of Leeds.
 

“Bird Migration” is a 13-piece ensemble led by Austrian pianist Hans Koller established to celebrate the 100th anniversary Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker. American Saxophonist Michael Moore plays cutting edge jazz of openness and excitement with very special sense of humour with a trio of John Pope on bass and Johnny Hunter on drums. JazzLeeds are partnering with Howard Assemby Room to present Issie Barratt’s “Interchange”, an exciting and creative new initiative designed to champion ten of the nation’s most innovative women composers and improvisers, including trombonist Rosie Turton, cellist Shirley Smart, pianist Zoe Rahman and Leeds’s own Caroline Boaden on drums. “Reciprocity” is an all-star international quartet inspired by the music of Pat Metheny led by French drummer Olivier Le Goas and featuring a rare UK appearance by Doncaster born pianist John Escreet with rising-star American guitarist Nir Felder and bassist Chris Tordini.

Our festival concerts also feature the best of Leeds – with Ubunye, a vibrant seven-piece Afro Jazz/dance band, an inspirational bsic and afro pop, Dan Barker-Bey, local sax/flute hero and young singer Amy Clark with her all star quartet. The Festival tent will feature bands including Alligator Gumbo, Os Caras, Blues Spectrum, Hyo Kung, Olivia Cuttill and more

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JAZZ VOCAL WORKSHOPS

Thank you to all participants in the Spring programme of the jazz vocal workshops! It’s been great fun, and if you’re interested in future opportunities to sing jazz songs in a group setting and learn more about the great jazz singers of history who inspire us then please contact the tutor Oliver Bolton.

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JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL WORKSHOPS

Workshops have started again and run fortnightly at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm (Barn Sugar Well Rd, Leeds LS7 2QG) on Sunday mornings, 10:30am-12:30pm (future dates include: 22nd May and 12th June). Cost per session: £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. Limited spaces available. 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 Meanwood Valley Urban Farm. We are a member of the Northern Voluntary Promoters Jazz Network, and you can access their blog here: https://northernjazz-live.blogspot.co.uk/

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JazzLeeds, 11 Gledhow Park Drive, Leeds LS7 4JT

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