Autumn leaves may be falling but there's a lot of special music blooming this month at Seven Jazz in Leeds!
Nérija! @Seven Arts Thursday 3 Nov Doors 7.30pm £16/14 conc (NUS £5)
Sheila Maurice-Grey trumpet, Rosie Turton trombone, Cassie Kinoshi alto saxophone, Nubya Garcia tenor saxophone, Shirley Tetteh guitar, Inga Eichler double bass, Lizy Exel drums
Nérija (pronounced ‘Ne-ree-ya’) began from a Tomorrow’s Warriors initiative seeking to encourage young women to play jazz. Now they are a collective of accomplished musicians playing their original compositions and arrangements. Nérija have toured to Europe in such places as Norway and Germany, recently performing at London’s Ronnie Scott’s and ‘Jazz in the Round’. They have also played alongside top UK jazz musicians such as Nathaniel Facey of Empirical and Zoe Rahman.
Support from jazz vocalist Nel Begley 8.00pm
Richard Iles "Paradise Trio" Sunday Nov 6 @Inkwell 1.30pm start £9/7 (NUS £5)
Richard Iles – flugelhorn, Mike Walker-guitar, Les Chisnell - piano
The Paradise trio builds on Richard Iles’s experience of playing with guitarist Mike Walker and pianist Les Chisnell in varied contexts over the past 25 years. Ideal champions of his music inspired by the Jimmy Guiffre trios of the ’60s.
Laura Jurd’s "Dinosaur” Sunday Nov 13 @Seven Arts 1.30pm start £10/8 (NUS £5)
Laura Jurd: trumpet, Elliot Galvin: keyboard, Conor Chaplin: electric bass Corrie Dick: drums
Led by multi-award-winning, BBC New Generation Artist trumpeter and composer Laura Jurd, the band plays music influenced by a wealth of musical traditions including folk, minimalism and rock music. These four powerhouse musicians of their generation never fail to create seismic shifts with the perfect blend of groove, melody and abandon.
Jim Rattigan’s “Pavillon” @Seven Arts Thursday 17 Nov Doors 7.30pm £20/18 conc (NUS £5)
Jim Rattigan: French horn; Martin Speake: alto sax; Andy Panayi: tenor sax, Mick Foster: baritone sax; Percy Pursglove, Robbie Robson, Steve Fishwick: trumpets; Mark Nightingale: trombone; Sarah Williams: bass trombone; Hans Koller: piano; Dave Whitford: bass; Martin France: drums.
A very special event as we welcome a fabulous line-up of jazz talent. Playing all original music, French Horn player Jim Rattigan’s 12 piece ensemble Pavillon will take us through two sets combining fantastic musicianship and improvising by some of the most highly-respected names on the UK and international jazz and improvised music scenes. If you like the music of Gil Evans and Mike Gibbs, you’ll love this!
Support from Joel Fellick and Fergus Vickers guitar duo 8.00pm
Jami Sheriff Trio Sunday Nov 20 @Inkwell 1.30pm start £9/7 (NUS £5)
Jami Sheriff piano, Garry Jackson bass, Dave Walsh drums
Jami is known throughout the UK Jazz scene for his lyrical and rhythmic approach to original music. He has garnered praise from Jazzwise, JazzUK, The Times and The Guardian for his previous medium and large ensemble recordings. On 30th October he releases his first trio album “Places Like This” the album will be accompanied by a UK tour. http://newjazzrecords.co.uk/jamil-sheriff-trio-tour-and-album-preview/ Original music played by three top names on the Leeds contemporary jazz scene
Josh Kemp Organ Quartet Sunday Nov 27 @Seven Arts 1.30pm start £10/8 (NUS £5)
Josh Kemp tenor sax, Ross Stanley hammond organ, Steve Fishwick trumpet, Tim Giles drums
Saxophonist and composer Josh brings his Hammond organ quartet of international stars to Seven Arts, as part of a 20 date UK tour, playing music from his new album, Rare Groove, inspired by the Blue Note record label.
Tickets online for all these concerts: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sevenjazzleeds
Also we have this month's Inkwell Divas on Sat 5th November 1.30-3.30pm features vocalist Maureen Womble (free) and November's Rush Hour Jazz Seven Arts Wed 16th Nov features Marlena Rose 6-7pm with the launch of her new EP - Matt Aplin is on keyboards (Payf collection)
Jazz Choir/Workshop and Big band Interested in playing or singing jazz? Our Jazz Voices Choir led by Tessa Smith rehearses on Mondays 7-9pm - next on 7 Nov at St Matthews Church Hall, Wood Lane Chapel Allerton, and 14 and 28th Nov at Inkwell. Our jazz workshops taught by Dom Moore and Tom Sharp run on Saturday afternoons fortnightly 2-4pm at Seven Arts -next is Sat 5 Nov, tutor Tom Sharp and our new Seven Jazz Big Band led by Dave Evans rehearses on Thursdays at Gledhow Sports Club on Gledhow Lane.
To join or for more details contact
Jazz Choir: Steve Crocker email@example.com
Jazz Workshop: Jean Watson firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Band: Dave Evans email@example.com
Venues Seven Artspace: 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD.Tel 0113 2626777.
Inkwell Arts: 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3LW (the former Shoulder of Mutton pub)
More Information: www.sevenjazz.co.uk where there are links to our Facebook and Twitter sites - and the Northern Jazz Live blog about other jazz dates in the North
See you soon at Seven Jazz!