A special treat for all Big Band fans – come and hear some of the best classic big band charts performed by some of Leeds’ top musicians
Tom Sharp Jazz Orchestra
Saxes: James Boyes, Tom Richards, Rose Sharp, Laurie Covell, Anna Chandler.
Trumpets: Tom Sharp, Joe Roughton, Fee Buckton, Stuart Wilson, Ciaran Diston.
Trombones: Tom I’Anson, Chris Burge, Pat Martin, Oli Smedley.
Rhythm: Joe Boyes (pno), Will Powell (gtr), Dave Edwards (bass) and Joshua Smout (drums).
The Tom Sharp Jazz Orchestra began life as a rehearsal big band in Leeds, but has swiftly become one of West Yorkshire’s most in-demand jazz ensembles. The band started by performing at our legendary Seven Arts Christmas concert in 2016, and shortly after went on to win the prestigious Great North Big Band Competition. With Tom Sharp as musical director, the band plays music from all across the big band repertoire of the twentieth century, focussing on the big swingers of the 50s & 60s, as well as showcasing arrangements from members of the orchestra.
Sunday 23 January @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £10/8 25 and under £5, kids under 16 free