Al Morrison’s Blues Experience
Every year the Chapel Allerton festival in Leeds finishes off the weekend by showcasing the best of jazz, blues and salsa from Leeds on the main stage in Regent Street, Chapel Allerton .
This year the date is Sunday 31 August 12.30-5.30pm and there is another entertaining line up…
12.30-1.30 Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra (LYJRO)
LYJRO’s aim is to offer young people of Leeds the opportunity to experience through performance, the spectrum of jazz related styles ranging from swing to ‘hip hop’ and funk. There is also established a training band which introduces the young people to the first steps in improvisation and jazz ensemble work. Brendan Duffy, charismatic Leeds sax player, is the band leader.
1.30-2.30 Simon Read Octet featuring Laura Jurd
Simon’s latest project is an octet made up of some of the finest players from Leeds and London and features award winning trumpet star Laura Jurd. Simon Read developed a passion for listening to and writing for a medium size ensemble. The octet recently recorded the EP ‘Times Leap’ which is available for download at http://simonread.bandcamp.com/. This gig is supported by Jazz North.
Laura Jurd – Trumpet/Flugelhorn, Ben Lowman – Alto Sax, Will Howard – Tenor Sax/Clarinet, Kevin Holbrough – Trombone, Michael De Souza – Guitar, tbc – Piano, Simon Read – Bass, Sam Gardner – Drums
2.30-3.30 Richard Ormrod’s “A Dread Supreme”
Saxman Richard Ormrod has give us jazz and cowboys with “Home of the Brave”, jazz and calypso with “Pan Jumby” and now John Coltrane gets the dub treatment in the band that was the hit of the Chapel Allerton Arts Festival in 2011. An intriguing mix of jazz and ska – think Don Drummond and Skatalites . This gig is supported by Jazz North.
Richard Ormrod on tenor, baritone, alto saxes, Chris Campbell, guitar, Bob Birch, organ, synths, Spear, percussion, Sam Hobbs, drums.
3.30-4.30 Enrico Marchesi and ‘Bourbon et Tequila’
Bourbon et Tequila are an exciting nine piece band offering a unique blend of Salsa and Jazz – the very best from North and South America. They play mainly original tunes with a dash of Salsa classics thrown in for good measure and their sets are rapidly earning them an impressive reputation with audiences around the UK and Europe.
“Enrico’s men make you want to dance. Imagine Big Band mixed with chilli seeds and soaring temperatures” The Huddersfield Daily Examiner
Enrico Marchesi trumpet and musical director, James Russell tenor sax, Jim Corry baritone sax, Stuart McDonald alto sax, Andrzej Baranek keyboard, Richard Hammond bass, Chris Sykes timbales, Geoff Winckless congas, Gilberto Sire’ bongos, lead vocal
4.30-5.30 Al Morrison’s Blues Experience
Al Morrison’s Blues Experience celebrates the music of the great blues artists with songs by the likes of Sun/Stax records artist like BB King, Robert Johnson, T-Bone Walker, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton and many more. A special 9 piece big blues band dedicated to playing the blues. The Blues Experience was formed in 2008 and has a debut album “Regal Blues”. Featuring two wonderful blues vocalists, Jenny Smith and Kate Peters, the Blues Experience celebrates the music of the great Blues artists. The band featured 3 Horns plus a top blues rhythm section.
Al Morrison guitar, John McCallum vocals, Jenny Smith vocals, Rob Mitchell sax, Rosie Nichols trombone, James Hamilton trumpet, Rob Yeo piano, Colin Sutton bass, Gordon Kilroy drums
All afternoon for just £3 festival entry (bucket collection).
Address- Regent Street Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 4PE.
Jazz Blues and Salsa Sunday is presented by Chapel Allerton’s Seven Jazz – www.sevenjazz.co.uk