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Friday, 18 August 2017

Chapel Allerton Village jazz Festival gears up

   Dave O Higgins
 Hyde Park Brass
 James O Hara 
 Nag Champa 

The Chapel Allerton Village Jazz Festival in Leeds gets underway in a couple of weeks starting Friday 1st September  and running to Sunday 3rd September. Dazzling jazz sax player Dave O'Higgins will headline, with a special performance with material from his latest album, "It's Always 9.30 in Zog" at Seven Arts on Saturday 2nd September. "He plays with quite exceptional fluency and his fund of ideas never runs out" - Observer. His band will also be giving a masterclass before the concert

There is a definite "funky feel" to the bands on offer at this second Village Jazz Festival . Dave Kane's amazing Magic Ya Ya band open the festival on Friday 1st September, then there are performances on Saturday by bluesy songstress Terry Shaltiel with guitarist Esmond Selwyn and on Sunday afternoon on the main festival Regent Street stage by rising stars Nag Champa, Dan Goldman's Elec-trio, Hyde Park Brass plus a final set from the popular James O'Hara Blues Band

There are a whole host of other performances over the weekend as well including pop-up sets from the Washboard Resonators in  the cafes of Chapel Allerton village, a set from community big band, Mojo 78, popular vocalist Marlena Rose with Canadian guitarist Jeff Hewer and the latin rhythms of Tempo Feliz

All in all 4 venues with 14 different bands - plus the rest of the Chapel Allerton Arts Festival to enjoy too.

Fri 1 September Dave Kane’s Magic Ya-Ya Band @Seven Arts doors 7.30pm
Dave Kane - electric bass & composer. Chris Sharkey – guitar, Matt Bourne – keys, Si Kaylor & James Mainwaring - tenor saxes Ollie Dover - Bari sax. Joost Hendrickx & Sam Hobbs - drums.
Support from 8-8.30pm: Will Powell’s “Chunky Indulgence” 8.00-8.30pm
Tickets on the door or in advance £12/10 tickets https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/EMFDMM

Sat 2 Sept @The Woods - free event with Washboard Resonators 12.45 – 1.45 Tempo Feliz 2pm- 3.30pm Terri Shaltiel and Esmond Selwyn 3.45pm- 5.30pm

Sat 2 Sept @Inkwell - free event with Jeff Hewer guitar and Marlena Rose vocals 1.30-3.30pm

Sat 2 Sept Dave O’Higgins Quartet @Seven Arts doors 7.30pm
Dave O’Higgins - tenor and soprano saxes ,Graham Harvey – piano, Geoff Gascoyne – bass, Sebastiaan de Krom - drums.
Support from 8-8.30pm: pianist Pete Rosser’s “Monk” duo with saxman Richard Ormrod
Masterclass at Seven Arts with the quartet 5-6pm £5 on the door (open to all)
Tickets on the door or in advance £12/10 https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/EMFEDE
Ticketed  masterclass £5 https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/EMIJLG

Sun 3 Sept Jazz Funk and Blues Sunday @Regent Street Main Stage –free event
12.00 Mojo 78 Big Band directed by Dave Evans,
1.15pm Hyde Park Brass https://soundcloud.com/hydeparkbrass/how-will-i-know
2.30pm Dan Goldman's Elec-trio https://jd73.bandcamp.com/track/steppin-up-live
3.45pm Nag Champa https://soundcloud.com/nagchampaband
5.00pm James O Hara Blues Band https://soundcloud.com/bencow/the-james-ohara-blues-band-1

More details here http://chapelallerton.org.uk/?page_id=465

The Village Jazz Festival is promoted by the new Jazz Leeds organisation and it supported by Art Council England and Jazz North's Northern Line


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