From Seven Jazz in Leeds
This March we've got jazz karaoke, gypsy jazz, a big band, a superb jazz guitarist, and "our man in New York" Andrew McCormack with saxman Mark Lockheart. Variety is the spice of life!
Jamie Taylor's "Outside Line" @Seven Arts 1.30pm, Sun 8 March £7/5 concessions
Local hero jazz guitarist Jamie Taylor's “Outside Line” quartet, featuring saxman Matt Anderson, bassist Garry Jackson, and drummer Dave Walsh. The quartet strike a good balance between the contemporary and the traditional.
Inkwell Jazz Cafe @Inkwell 1.30pm, Sun 15 March £7/5 concessions
We feel there is something special about our Seven Jazz Cafe. We've had solo banjo players, boogie pianists, Flanders and Swann affectionados, school and youth bands, lots of singers and instrumentalists and our own choir and workshop bands. So as the word "jam session" doesn't really do it justice and we'll try the term "Jazz Karaoke" instead! The rhythm section is led by one of the North-West's finest keyboard players, John Quinn. Listeners very welcome too.
Leeds University Union Big Band @Seven Arts 1.30pm, Sun 22 March £7/5 concessions
Formed in 1987, this 22 piece big band is a Leeds University Union society and performs around Leeds and the West Yorkshire area. The band has played at venues like the Leeds Brudenell Club and in 2012 performed with jazz singer Liane Carroll.
Andrew McCormack Quartet, feat. Mark Lockheart @Seven Arts Leeds 8pm, Thursday 26 March £16/14 concessions
Andrew McCormack: piano; Mark Lockheart: sax; Sam Lasserson: bass; Chris Higginbottom: drums. New York resident Andrew McCormack is a world-class pianist, and both a brilliantly original performer and formidable composer. Since bursting on to the scene in 2007 he has captivated audiences with his emotional and expressive style. His trio here is supplemented by Mark Lockheart’s vibrant and skilful sax playing. http://mccormackmusic.com/
Support is The Benjamin Sermon Quartet 8-8.30pm
Matt Holborn Gypsy Jazz Quartet @ Inkwell 1.30pm, Sun 29 March £7/5 concessions
Matt Holborn-violin, Ben Mallen-lead guitar, Ben Danzig-rhythm guitar, Simon Read- double bass. Matt Holborn Gypsy Jazz Quartet recreate the music of Stefan Grapelli and Django Renihardt. "Amongst other young jazz violinists in the UK, Matt stands out with his instantly recognisable sound, a good use of violin techniques and intelligent musicality.” (Tim Kliphuis).
Jazz Voices Choir Our Jazz Voices choir led by Tessa Smith on Monday 9 March 7pm we are recording a session for jazz radio presenter James Fernie at the very wonderful Leeds Chapel FM radio station. The web link to the station is here - http://www.elfm.co.uk/ . The Jazz Voices choir will then be performing live at the Jazz Café at Inkwell (along with our Jazz Workshop band) Sunday 15 March
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.
Weblinks and Tickets
Check out our Seven Jazz Website where there are links so you can follow us on our Facebook and Twitter sites. Tickets for our concerts are available on the door, or in advance at any Seven Jazz gig, or online at our Ticketsource booking site - here
See you soon at Seven Jazz!