Seven Jazz in Chapel Allerton, Leeds have a welcome return this coming month from jazz vocalist Anita Wardell with the Dave O’Higgins Quintet - Dave on saxes, Mike Gorman on keyboard, Ollie Howell on bass and Tristan Maillot on drums- @Seven Arts Chapel Allerton Leeds on Thursday evening 15 May 8pm. Anita Wardell, renowned for her mesmerising vocal improvisation, won best vocalist in the 2013 British Jazz Awards. Dave O'Higgins is a popular and well-known sax player and educator on the international jazz scene. Tickets http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sevenleeds/
May also sees two Leeds College of Music collections organised this year by final year guitarist Lorenz Bloom. The first on Sunday afternoon 11 May 1-4pm features sets from three band - “Moysey’s Noisy Sextet the Ashley Henry group and the Bloom Collective @Seven Arts Chapel Allerton
The second on Sunday afternoon 18 May 1-4pm features the much acclaimed Stretch Trio (they played the "Jazz North introduces" slot at the recent Gateshead Jazz Festival, then the highly rates “Zeitgeist” and guitarist Joe Simmons with his group @Inkwell Chapel Allerton Leeds Come and see the bands of the future!
Finally on Sunday afternoon 25 May 1-4pm, a much awaited jazz and film event with "The Dales Jam" band led by the irrepressible Richard Ormrod with music to accompany some West Riding silent short films @Seven Arts 1-4pm £7/5 conc
More information www.sevenjazz.co.uk
Seven Jazz venues: Seven Artspace Chapel Allerton, 31(a) Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, LEEDS LS7 3PD, Tel 0113 26 26 777
Inkwell - the former Shoulder of Mutton pub, 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, LEEDS LS7 3LW, Tel 0113 307 0108