Not content with two jazz venues at Seven Arts and Inkwell, from this weekend Chapel Allerton will have a third - "The Woods" in the former Hummingbird premises on Stainbeck Lane in Chapel Allerton centre.
Owners Tom Edger and Chris Barry aim to make the venue known for different types of music, including jazz and swing, for film and other perfomance arts.
"An eclectic mix of free events will happen throughout the week, with swing bands hitting the stage on Sundays, music cinema screenings on Mondays, Voices in The Woods taking place on Tuesdays, cult cinema club happening on Wednesdays and blues bands playing live Thursdays. Fridays and Saturdays are all about local funk and soul bands, followed by DJs playing a range of music that will include everything from 80s disco to classic indie hits."
Chris is particularly keen to put on some of the bands and musicians coming out of Leeds College of Music - there will be contemporary jazz there on some nights. Leeds trombonist Matt Ball is promoting as jazz and swing session “Canopy Swings” every Sunday nights and once a month Monday contemporary bands "Canopy Jazz".
Perhaps after Le Grand Depart Chapel Allerton is becoming the new left bank! Upcoming gigs at Woods
THE ANTHONY KINSEY QUARTET
13 July 7pm
MATT APLIN TRIO/ HARRY ORME
14 July 8.30pm -
THE ANYA FAULL QUARTET
20 July 8.30pm -
DOORS OPEN 7:30 PM
55 Stainbeck Lane,
Leeds LS7 3PG
tel 0113 307 0111