Seven Jazz Leeds presents a new autumn season of the very best of international and UK jazz, mixed with brass band jazz, salsa and big bands.
Headlining the evening international concert series is legendary UK tenor sax star Andy Sheppard who brings his European Quartet to Seven Arts with Eivind Aarset on guitar and electronics, Michel Benita on double bass, Michele Rabbia on drums (Nov 26th) , brilliant young jazz vocalist/violinist Alice Zadawski whose influences include New Orleans soul, classical training and improvised music (Oct 22nd), Los Angeles based tenor saxman Benn Clatworthy (Oct 8th), “Mingus Moves” an all-star septet featuring Chris Biscoe and Tony Kofi on saxes, Henry Lowther trumpet, Kate Williams piano, performing the music of Charles Mingus (Dec 3), a special birthday concert for saxman Russell Van Den Berg with a quartet featuring pianist Ivo Neame (Nov 12) and for Christmas, the exuberant Alan Barnes and his “Christmas Carol Suite” - another all-star band featuring Bruce Adams trumpet, Mark Nightingale trombone, Robert Fowler and Karen Sharp saxophones, David Newton piano, Simon Thorpe bass and Clark Tracey drums playing a musical jazz suite based on the Dickens classic.
Our Sunday afternoon concerts this autumn include young European Jazz award winning pianist Eliot Galvin (Sept 13th) Polish guitarist Maciek Pysz (Nov 22nd),and star saxman and trumpeter Phil Meadows with Laura Jurd (Oct 11th). We also welcome JazzFM favourites the jazz brass band Bad Ass Brass, salsa kings the Mañana Collective and two fine vocalists Jenny Smith and Kate Peters and their new group "Lady Luck". Our Christmas Party features the new band everyone in Leeds is talking about – the swinging Tom Sharp Big Band.
Our “Seven Jazz introduces” slots featuring six new talents from the burgeoning Leeds Jazz scene. We also have for the first time “Seven Jazz unplugged” where some of our events will be un amplified, taking advantage of the lovely acoustics of the Seven Arts venue.
All these events take place at our Seven Arts venue in ChapelAllerton Leeds LS73PD. More information can be found our website or you can pick up a Seven Jazz leaflet from Seven Arts or Leeds Visitor Centre.
Tickets can sell out fast for many concerts so to ensure you get yours buy them online at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sevenjazzleeds. Even better buy a bargain season ticket for all of our six evening concerts. More details www.sevenjazz.co.uk or follow us on Facebook and Twitter
Autumn programme listing 2015
Sun 6th Sept Jazz Sunday, Chapel Allerton Festival @Regent Street, Chapel Allerton 12.30-7pm £3
Sun 13 Sept Elliot Galvin Trio 1.30pm £7/5 conc
Sun 20 Sept Jiannis Pavlidis/Matt Anderson and Declan Forde/Will Howard 1.30pm £7/5 conc
Sun 27 Sept “The Cooker” @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £7/5 conc
Sun 4 Oct “The Kumpus Quartet” @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £7/5 conc.
Thus Oct 8 Benn Clatworthy Quartet Seven Arts 7.45pm £16/14 conc. “Seven Jazz introduces” The Georgina Barr/Calvin Travers group in support from 8pm
Sun 11 Oct Phil Meadows Group feat Laura Jurd @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £7/5 conc
Sun Oct 18th Bad Ass Brass @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £7/5 conc.
Thus Oct 22nd Alice Zadawski @Seven Arts 7.45pm £16/14 conc. “Seven Jazz introduces” Ben Powling/Will Powell group in support from 8pm
Sun Oct 25th Jazz Jam @Inkwell Arts 1.30-4pm £7/5, conc includes performers
Sun Nov 1st Tom Rivière’s Family Band @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £7/5 conc
Sun Nov 8th Manana Collective @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £7/5 conc
Thus Nov 12th Russell Van Den Berg Quartet @Seven Arts 7.45pm £14/12 conc. Seven Jazz introduces Sam Dutton-Taylor quartet in support from 8pm
Sun Nov 15th Al Wood Quintet : “Benny Carter meets Gerry Mulligan” @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £7/5 conc
Sun Nov 22nd Maciek Pysz guitar, Yuri Goloubev double bass, Asaf Sirkis drums
@Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £7/5 conc.
Thus Nov 26th Andy Sheppard Quartet @Seven Arts 7.45pm £20/18 conc. Seven Jazz introduces” Johnny Tunnard trio in support from 8pm
Sun Nov 29th Firebird Quartet @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £7/5 conc
Thus Dec 3rd Chris Biscoe “Mingus Moves” @Seven Arts 7.45pm £18/16 conc. “Seven Jazz introduces” DS Murray quartet in support from 8pm
Sun Dec 6th “Lady Luck” feat Jenny Smith and Kate Peters. Support (1.30-2pm) from the Jazz Voices Choir @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £7/5 conc
Thus Dec 10th Alan Barnes’s “Christmas Carol” Octet @Seven Arts 7.45pm £20/18 conc. “Seven Jazz introduces” Sam Hamstead (sax) with Dan Clarkson (piano) in support from 8pm
Sun December 13th Winter Jazz Café Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £7/5 conc includes performers
Sun December 20th Seven Jazz Xmas Party : The Tom Sharp Jazz Orchestra @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £10/8 conc
Sun December 27th The Great Escape Jam Session @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £7/5 conc includes performers