Cleveland Watkiss: The Music of Duke Ellington 9 March
Trish Clowes 23 March
"It Don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing..."
That's the phrase The Duke is most famous for, and we'll be hearing a lot of swing and a lot of Duke Ellington famous tunes when Cleveland Watkiss, Tom Harrison, Robert Mitchell, Conor Chaplin and David Lyttle come to Seven Arts with "The Music of Duke Ellington" on Thursday 9 March. Lots of other concerts to look forward to as well this coming month - for example talented sax player Trish Clowes and the Glow Quartet, superbly gifted composer and pianist Elliot Galvin and our first Latin Jazz double header with Toco Madera and Vanessa Rani's band. Our busy month starts with two lovely jazz singers
Elaine Crighton @Inkwell Sat 4 Mar 1.30pm
Elaine Crighton vocals, Martin Waugh piano, Will Powell guitar, Steve Crocker bass, Steve Mullarky drums. One of Scotland's up and coming jazz vocalists Elaine Crighton is this month's "Inkwell Diva" in the Inkwell Cafe with Edinburgh pianist Martin Waugh. @Inkwell Arts 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3LW Sat 4 Mar Payf collection.
Tiptoe @Inkwell Sun 5 Mar 1.30pm
Alice Higgins vocals, Will Blackstone trumpet, Conall Mulvenna guitar and Roz MacDonald bass. Tiptoe give a fresh soulful perspective on the music of Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, plus r&b and soul as they celebrate the oneness of musical styles that are too often regarded as distinct or unrelated. Music here https://tiptoe-official.bandcamp.com/releases. @Inkwell Arts 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3LW Sun Mar 5 1.30-4pm £9/7 (NUS £5)
"Unfolding in Tempo". The Music of Duke Ellington - Cleveland Watkiss/Tom Harrison @Seven Arts Thus 9 Mar 8.00pm
Cleveland Watkiss vocals; Robert Mitchell: piano; Tom Harrison: sax; Conor Chaplin: bass; David Lyttle: drums. A joyful celebration of the music of the jazz legend Duke Ellington and his long-time collaborator Billy Strayhorn. The band features internationally recognised vocal star Cleveland Watkiss, as well as MOBO nominee David Lyttle and Steinway artist Robert Mitchell. “Duke Ellington is the daddy of our music. I’ve performed his work many times, but in this setting I can explore his music with a freedom I’ve never had before. When the music starts, anything can happen!” Cleveland Watkiss. Support from the Jeff Hewer Quartet from 8pm. Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD. Thursday evening 9 Mar @Seven Arts Music starts 8.00pm £18/16 (NUS £5)
The Latin “ALL DONE BY 7” featuring Toco Madera and Vanessa Rani Group @Seven Arts Sun 12 Mar 4.00pm
An early evening of Latin music and jazz featuring Toco Madera and Manjula
4.00 Vanessa Rani group with Vanessa Rani -vocals Matthew Aplin – Piano Sam Dutton-Taylor – Bass, Joost Hendrix drums and Anna Cabré-Verdiell Bosch dancer
5.30 Toco Madera : Tom Sharp trumpet, Jess Clarke vibraphone, Matthew Aplin piano, Sam Dutton-Taylor bass guitar, Alan Drever-Smith percussion, Brendan Bache- drums and percussion.
Toco Madera are a Latin jazz sextet based in Leeds, playing a variety of original compositions and arrangements of popular songs from both the jazz and pop idioms. Vanessa Rani is a singer originally from Leeds now based in London. Her set will include Anna Cabré-Verdiell Bosch, a dancer from Northern School of Contemporary dance who is also a staff member at Seven Arts. @Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD. Sunday early evening 12 Mar 4-7pm £10/8 (NUS £5)
Rush Hour Jazz with Ros Lewis @Seven Arts Bar Wed 15 Mar 6pm
Chapel Allerton's own jazz chanteuse Ros Lewis is back at our March Rush Hour Jazz with the Seven Jazz trio to entertain you on your way home - guitarist Will Powell, Steve Crocker on bass and Dom Moore on drums. Dave Lewis will be guesting on trombone too. All topped-off by the infectious joy-filled voice of Ros. Music starts 6pm finishes 7pm. Payf bucket collection. Seven Arts Bar 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD on Wed 15 March 6-7pm
March Inkwell Jazz Jam @Inkwell 19 Mar 1.30pm
Bring your horn or your voice and join in our March jam session – or just come along and watch the fun! The Seven Jazz trio will be there to support you. @Inkwell Arts 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3LW Sunday afternoon Mar 19 1.30pm start £7/5 (NUS and performers £5)
Trish Clowes, Gareth Williams and "Glow Quartet" @Seven Arts 23 Mar 8pm
Trish Clowes saxophone Gareth Williams piano Calum Gourlay bass Martin France drums
Both exceptional musicians, Gareth and Trish have worked together a few times in the last year or so, and recently decided to create a more formal collaboration in the Glow Quartet . The idea behind the band is to bring generations and styles of musicians/music together, playing arrangements of standards plus originals by the two of them. Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQniHQ56luY . Support from the Seven Jazz Voices Choir led by Tessa Smith 8pm. Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD. Thursday evening Mar 23 @Seven Arts Music 8.00pm £16/14 (NUS £5)
Elliot Galvin Trio@Seven Arts Sun 26 Mar 1.30pm
Elliot Galvin -piano, Tom McCredie -bass and Corrie Dick -drums
Elliot Galvin is one of the rising stars of UK jazz. A superbly gifted composer and pianist, with a maverick imagination and magpie like ability to blend a disparate world of influences into his own unique musical vision. "He’s the kind of artist you always want to stay tuned in to, because you know he’s going to keep on coming up with surprises." - John Fordham (The Guardian). Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD. Sunday afternoon 26 Mar 1.30pm start £10/8 (NUS £5)
Seven Jazz Workshops and Choir@Inkwell
Jazz Workshops meet on Sunday mornings 5th and 19th March to help you lean more about jazz playing @Inkwell 10-12 am cost £10 (or £8 conc) per session. Tutors are Tom Sharp, Dom Moore or Pete Rosser e: email@example.com tel 0113 2370700.
The “Jazz Voices” choir meets Monday evenings to sing popular jazz tunes led by Tessa Smith @Inkwell Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton. 7-9pm, £5 per session e: firstname.lastname@example.org tel 07544 352594. Last Spring rehearsal Mon 13 March 7-9pm. Summer series will be led by Nicki Allan start again after Easter on 8 May
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