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Jazz in Leeds (Seven Jazz) - Autumn/Winter Programme
Seven Jazz in Chapel Allerton Leeds have announced their Autumn/Winter programme which starts off with the Chapel Allerton Festival Jazz Sunday on 31 August in Regent Street and runs through to the Christmas Party at Inkwell on Sunday afternoon 21 December with the Nicola Farnon Trio
2014 marks the seventh anniversary of Seven Jazz – the club started on the 30 September 2007. Seven Jazz now run international fortnightly concerts on Thursdays at Seven Arts and weekly showcase events for local bands at both Seven Arts and Inkwell, along with two fortnightly jazz workshops for musicians and a jazz choir. Since 2007 Seven Jazz (which is run by volunteers) has run over 500 gigs. In 2015 will embark on yet another venture, the Leeds Jazz Festival
The Leeds International Jazz Concert series at Seven Arts includes appearances from the Nigel Price trio with Alex Garnett (our Seventh Anniversary party) on Thursday evening Oct 2nd, a rare appearance from one of the finest jazz pianists in the world, Enrico Pieranunzi with his trio on Thursday evening Oct 16, the first performance of Indo Jazz saxman Jesse Bannister’s new band “Play Out” that features pianist Zoe Rahman on Thursday evening Nov 6, a rare Leeds appearance by Julian Siegel /Phil Robson’s band “ on Partisans” on Thursday evening Nov 20th and finally the legendary Stan Sultzmann with his band “Neon” on Thursday evening 4 December.
The Sunday afternoon showcase gigs feature international rising stars too - the likes of saxman Dan Shout from South Africa, guitarist Steve Buckley with “Wagon Train” (Steve was the first musician to appear at Seven Jazz in 2007 so it is good to see him back), the legendary Leeds improv pianist Matt Bourne in a trio setting with Gary Jackson on bass and Sam Hobbs on drums, the “Eyes Shut Tight” Trio and Sam Gardner’s “Samadhi” featuring top Polish saxman Krzysztof Urbanski and Dutch based pianist Dominic J Marshall – also the last gigs Sam will do in Leeds before moving to London Details of all of the gigs can be found on the Seven Jazz website www.sevenjazz.co.uk and are listed below. The evening international concert series start at 8.30pm, and the Sunday afternoon showcase gigs run between 1 and 4pm; ticket prices are detailed on the website; evening gigs are typically £16/14 concessions with a £5 standby ticket for full time students, Sunday lunchtime gigs are £7/5 concessions.
International Evening Jazz Concert Series at Seven Arts :
Thursday evening Oct 2 Nigel Price trio with Alex Garnett: 8.30pm @Seven Arts £16/14
Thursday evening Oct 16 Enrico Pieranunzi trio: 8.30pm @Seven Arts £16/14
Thursday evening Nov 6: Jesse Bannister’s “Play Out” – 8.30pm @Seven Arts £16/14
Thursday evening Nov 20 : “Partisans” 8.30pm @Seven Arts £16/14
Thursday evening Dec 4 : “Neon” Quartet 8.30pm @Seven Arts £16/14
Showcase Jazz gigs in Chapel Allerton
Thurs evening 4 Sept: Jazz Concert to launch the National Centre for Race Walking sports charity 8.30pm @Seven Arts £10/8
Jean Watson’s Jazz Collective, the JoeLuca Ensemble and Will Powell’s “Short Stories”:
Sunday afternoon 14 Sept: Ros Lewis and friends – 1.30pm @Inkwell £7/5
Sunday afternoon 21 Sept: Dan Shout+Martin Longhawn trio –1.30pm Seven Arts £7/5
Sunday afternoon 28 Sept: Paul Edis Sextet -1.30pm @Seven Arts £7/5
Sunday afternoon 5 Oct: Matt Parkinson Quintet@Inkwell £7/5
Sunday afternoon 12 Oct: “The Jazz Worriers” 1.30pm @Seven Arts £7/5
Sunday afternoon 19 Oct: Steve Buckley’s 'The Wagon Train' -1.30pm @Inkwell £7/5
Sun afternoon 26 Oct: Matt Bourne, Gary Jackson, Sam Hobbs - 1.30pm @Seven Arts Sunday afternoon 2 Nov: Nicki Allan/Rod Mason quartet - 1.30pm @Inkwell £7/5
Sunday afternoon 9 Nov: “Eyes Shut Tight” - 1.30pm @Seven Arts £7/5
Sunday afternoon 16 Nov: Johnny Hunter quartet - 1.30pm @Inkwell £7/5
Sunday afternoon 23 Nov: Sam Gardner’s “Samadhi” - 1.30pm @Seven Arts £7/5
Sunday afternoon 30 Nov: Zoe Gilby Quartet - 1.30pm @Seven Arts £7/5
Sunday afternoon 7 Dec: Robin Porter Quartet - 1.30pm @Inkwell £7/5
Sunday afternoon 14 Dec: Autumn Jazz Café - 1.30pm @Seven Arts £7/5
Sunday afternoon 21 Dec: Nicola Farnon Trio - 1.30pm @Inkwell – our Xmas Party £7/5
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014
This year Ilkley Summer festival are very excited to be hosting a JAZZ DAY on Monday August 25th (Bank holiday Monday) in The Studio on the Grove as part of their music weekend, where a large 200 seater marquee will be filled to the brim with exciting Jazz music and next year, with your support, it might just become a Jazz Festival…!
There have been many requests for much more quality jazz in Ilkley over the last few years. Established Jazz artists such as Claire Teal, Claire Martin and many others have performed in Ilkley to deeply appreciative audiences and far from being stuck in the past, jazz is a constantly developing genre where artists past and present are continually working on new and vibrant projects. Yorkshire is very lucky to have an immense amount of jazz talent both established and emerging new faces. The Jazz Day is a celebration of Yorkshire’s exceptional Jazz heritage. It is also a bit of an experiment, as if this day proves to be a big success it could well turn into a fully fledged Jazz Festival next year.
The day starts at 10.30 with a 2 hour Jazz Workshop, free of charge and open to all abilities, run by two exceptional Jazz musicians Adrian Knowles (double bass) and Ben Lowman (Tenor Saxophone).
Ben Lowman’s Django Project opens the day’s music at 2 pm. This talented ensemble ‘specializes in playing Gypsy Jazz with a unique twist. They perform tightly arranged covers and originals in a French Gypsy Jazz style. The band have beautifully intertwined melodies with a steaming hot rhythm section, combining to create a rich, driving authentic sound! They are heavily influenced by artists such as Django Reinhardt, Martin Taylor and Birelli Lagrene and aim to bring the style out of the lime light around the UK.’
At 4 pm Ilkley welcomes the New York Brass Band (NYBD) all the way from York! This exuberant and uber talented band have really been making a name for themselves over this last couple of years and play a mixture of Jazz Standards and pop classics in the New Orleans style of Jazz. New York Brass Band are North Yorkshire’s only contemporary New Orleans inspired Brass Band. Hailing from the ancient streets of York the band are part of a funky brass revolution that is sweeping the UK. Inspired by Rebirth Brass Band, Soul Rebels, Hot 8, Youngblood and Brassroots, NYBB pack a powerful punch of relentless drums, rumbling tuba and wailing horns… nothing kicks a party into gear like the sound of this smokin’ New Orleans Mardi Gras Jazz Band, so put your dancing shoes on for this one!
To close the day at 7.30pm Beverley Beirne’s Stripey Animals headline the evening slot. Beverley Beirne is a jazz singer fast becoming known for her ability to innovate as for her stunning voice. A truly gifted interpreter she sings a captivating mix of jazz standards and exciting interpretations from other genres. She has sung at festivals around the country including Marsden Jazz Festival and Callander Jazz & Blues Festival. Beverley is also due to be appearing at the prestigious Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho (August 18th) with Saxophone legend Duncan Lamont and acclaimed London singer Esther Bennett.
For the Jazz Day, Beverley is excited to be performing her new project The Stripey Animals, with exceptional northern musicians Ben Lowman (Tenor Saxophone), Adrian Knowles (Double Bass) and Matt Parkinson (Drums, Congas, Percussion). The band do not include chorded instruments, following the format of Gerry Mulligan and Ornette Coleman's earlier works, but with the inclusion of a vocalist. Thoughtfully chosen songs from rock, pop and musical theatre are amongst jazz standards and some originals to create exciting, edge of your seat performances! Something different!
DAY TICKETS AT £10 ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE IN ILKLEY AND ONLINE
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