Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Text- Steve Crocker from Seven Jazz Leeds writes…
“This year the Chapel Allerton Festival in Leeds features the Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra, just back from a tour of South Africa, bassist Simon Read's new Octet with rising trumpet star Laura Jurd, Richard Ormrod’s seven piece ska tribute to John Coltrane “A Dread Supreme”, trumpeter Enrico Marchesi’s brand new edition of his salsa band “Bourbon et Tequila” and the nine piece blues band led by guitarist Al Morrison- the Blues Experience. All these dates are on - the music starts at and finishes at and costs only £3 in the famous festival buckets.
Elsewhere in the festival weekend there are appearances from The Abstract Hip Hop Orchestra ( evening ) and Chunky Butt Funky ( evening ) plus Leeds jazz singer Tessa Smith directs the new Festival Community Choir on the afternoon main stage at ”
More details are here http://www.sevenjazz.co.uk/
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Mark Beirne-Smith from Jazz Goes to Leeds writes....
This is a fabulous Jazz Festival which I have been to a couple of times, with some of the best local acts performing... It should be on everyone's calendar.
Below is a pic of Spear, from 3 years ago, who will be performing this year with A Dread Supreme.