Phil Robson Organ Trio 3 March
Jeff Williams Group 17 March
Majila 31 March
Thus March 3: Phil Robson's "Organ Trio @Seven Arts 7.45pm
Phil Robson guitar, Ross Stanley, Hammond organ, Gene Calderazzo drums .£16/14 (NUS £5 on the door)
Phil Robson is one of the most exciting and imaginative jazz musicians around. He’s found his own way back into the Hammond organ jazz tradition with this his organ trio. You will hear powerful melodies, grooves and burning improvisation all melded together by the formidable blend of Phil’s guitar and Ross’s Hammond, driven by Gene’s dynamic drumming.
Seven Jazz introduces rising star Leeds singer Alice Higgins and "Tip Toe" 8-8.30pm
Sun March 6: "Jam Experiment" @Seven Arts 1.30pm
Rory Ingham trombone, Alexander Bone saxes, Toby Comeau piano, Joe Lee bass, Jonathan Mansfield drums. £10/8 (NUS £5 on the door). Kids under 16 free
Jam Experiment are a quintet of young musicians formed by Manchester trombonist Rory Ingham and including the winner of the inaugural BBC Young Musician Jazz Award, saxophonist Alexander Bone. "The Jam Experiment is one of the best young bands I've ever heard " - Alan Barnes
Sun March 13:Seven Jazz Spring Cafe @Inkwell 1.30pm
£7/5 conc, concessions include performers, kids under 16 free
Bring your instrument or your voice and join in, or just watch the fun! The Jazz Voices Choir will be back singing at the Cafe led by Tessa Smith and the Jazz Workshop band will be performing too led by Tom Sharp and Dom Moore. The resident trio is Andy Cholerton on piano, Steve Crocker on bass and John Settle on drums
Thus March 17: Jeff Williams Group featuring Kit Downes @Seven Arts 7.45pm
Jeff Williams drums; John O’Gallagher, saxophones; Kit Downes piano; Sam Lasserson bass. £16/14, NUS £5 on the door
One of the world’s top drummers, American Jeff Williams cut his teeth backing the likes of Stan Getz, Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano and this quartet features some of the UK’s leading young players plus John O’Gallagher, Jeff’s alto saxophonist from New York where he has been working with artists such as Joe Henderson, Maria Schneider, Billy Hart, and numerous others.
Seven Jazz introduces young band from Roundhay School “Mixolydia” 8-8.30pm Roddy MacSween (Keys), Isabel MacSween (Alto), Joe Hayes (Alto/Tenor), and Rayner Keyse (Bass) Alexei Pisacane (Clarinet/Alto) and Jonah Evans (Drums).
Sun March 20: Mark Chandler and Kevin Holbrough Quintet @Seven Arts 1.30pm
Mark Chandler trumpet, Kevin Holbrough trombone, Jamil Sheriff piano/ Gary Jackson bass and Dave Walsh drums £10/8 concessions, NUS £5, kids under 16 free
In a change to our advertised programme Leeds College of Music jazz tutors Mark Chandler and Kevin Holbrough lead this band playing respects to the great jazz musicians of the past and also including some stunning original compositions by the joint leaders
Sun March 27:Easter Bunny jam session @Inkwell 1.30pm@Inkwell Arts
£7/5 conc, concessions include performers, kids under 16 free. Bring your instrument or your voice and join in, or just watch the fun at our Easter Sunday Jazz Jam!
Thus March 31 Mark Lockheart's "Majila"@Seven Arts 7.45pm
Mark Lockheart saxophone/ bass clarinet; Liam Noble piano and Jasper Hoiby bass.£16/14, (NUS £5 on the door only)
Highly respected, innovative bandleaders in their own right, Malija combines three of the UK’s most exciting jazz musicians – original music with influences from bluegrass, tango and jungle grooves. Høiby described it as “weird, simple, complicated, free, tight, floaty, ugly, beautiful and heartfelt depending on your mood”.
Seven Jazz introduces vocalist Nel Begley and the Elephants 8-8.30pm
Tickets online ww.ticketsource.co.uk/sevenjazzleeds
Venues: Seven Artspace: 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD.Tel 0113 2626777.
Inkwell Arts: 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3LW
More information : www.sevenjazz.co.uk
See you soon at Seven Jazz!