John Taylor/Diana Torto/Julian Siegel
Sun Jan 4 “The Blues Dudes”@ Inkwell 1-4pm £7/5
Blues, Jazz and more with Ian Rose on Hammond organ, Rich Jevons guitar, Keith Jevons bass and James Robinson drums and John “Mr Blues” Taylor on sax
Sun Jan 11 “Tarantismo” @SevenArts 1-4pm. £7/5
Led by Matt Hurt- Tres with Ana Luisa Muñoz- vocals, performing classic songs by the Buena Vista Social Club, Cachao, and La Excelencia
Thurs Jan 15 John Taylor's New Group - "Paul" and more @Seven Arts £20/18 7.45pm
The first of international jazz concert features a jazz legend pianist John Taylor, with his new group. One of the truly great jazz piano players of post ’60s British jazz, John Taylor is famous for associations with many world-class players and a wealth of recordings on ECM records with people like Ralph Towner, Norma Winstone, Peter Erskine, and Kenny Wheeler. This is his new group, and the "Paul" in the title is Paul McCartney. John has decided to rearranged some of his tunes, some really old and some recent, and to combine them in a programme where his own compositions and other contemporary jazz musicians are fitting in together with some songs of the former Beatles. The programme is fresh, brilliant. Vocal virtuoso Diana Torto is part of his new group - she has worked with John in a duo for ten years. With Julian Siegel’s beautifully sensitive saxophone playing it should be an evening to cherish.
Support from Will Howard (sax) Declan Forde (piano) 8pm
Sun Jan 18 Inkwell Jazz Jam 1-4pm £7/5
Our new monthly jazz and blues jam session at Inkwell. Bring your horn, your axe, your voice or just come and watch the fun!
Sun Jan 25 Rod Mason's "Elements"@SevenArts 1-4pm £7/5
Popular saxman Rod Mason’s driving jazz funk band with Richard Weatherall – keyboards, Richard Hammond - bass and Dave Walsh - drums.
Don't forget also if you'd like to take part in our workshop classes then our Jazz Voices Choir start rehearsals again on Monday 5 January 7-9pm led by Tessa Smith. Guitarist Dom Moore continues to run his fortnightly Tuesday and Friday evening Improvisation group at Meanwood starting Fri 9th 7.30-10pm. The Saturday afternoon Jazz Workshops starts again 2-4pm at Seven Arts on Sat 10 January. For information about any of this contact Jean Watson on 0113 268 9062
Seven Artspace: 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD.Tel 0113 2626777.
Inkwell: 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3LW (the former Shoulder of Mutton pub) Tel 0113 3070108.