Monday, 17 April 2017
Snake Davis @JazzLeeds Day of Jazz 3 August
Who better to be the headline act at the first JazzLeeds jazz day than Snake Davis Band?
Snake Davis is regarded as one of the most talented saxophonists in the music business today. Expect to hear anything from jazz standards to a Michael Jackson or Prince hit and lots of tunes in-between. An alumnus from Leeds College of Music (he funded himself by busking and gig money!) he is now in demand as one of the biggest names on the British scene, as well as visiting artists from overseas.
Snake is joined on stage by his band - Paul Birchall, keys, composer and lifelong friend, Simon Goulding, bass player extraordinaire with an impressive biography as long as your arm and Ali Thynne on drums, a most talented drummer who has also come out of Leeds College of Music and the new kid on the block. All are consummate musicians and clearly enjoy performing together.
This music doesn’t fit into any bracket. In truth, it’s real soul music. Snake said “I believe that any music that moves you is soul music”. You can expect to hear an exciting combination of old favourites as well as new material. This is genuine, emotional, feel good music.
“Snake Davis has one of the most passionate Sax styles and simple bluesy approaches a-la Sanborn heard in these Isles for a while” Time Out
“A virtuoso saxophonist” Daily Telegraph
Earlier in the day we have free concerts in Millennium Square for JazzLeeds Fest 17 featuring Hyde Park Brass, Slide Area, The Big Easy and Tom Sharp's Jazz orchestra (12-2pm and 5-7.30pm). There will also be a jazz workshop in the afternoon if you want to learn to play jazz led by Leeds guitarist Dom Moore
All the Millenium Square Jazz events are free. Tickets for Snake Davis Band (£18/16) http://www.leeds.gov.uk/carriageworks/Pages/Event.aspx?s=5951
Tickets for the the workshop "How To Learn Jazz: A Beginners Guide" with Dom Moore (£5) http://www.leeds.gov.uk/carriageworks/Pages/Event.aspx?s=5952
JazzLeeds jazz day is part of the Leeds Summer Music Festival 2017