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Monday, 28 January 2019

Jazz to warm your heart in Leeds!

A lot to look forward to this month - music from two big bands, jazzy-pop, women led groups, international musicians from New York, plus a new venue! We have six bands concert for you, plus to start - one of our ever popular jazz cafes at Inkwell.. .

Jazz Cafe and Jam session Sunday afternoon 3 Feb 2019 @Inkwell Leeds £7/5, performers and kids under 16 free. 1.30-4pm Come down and listen or join in at our Inkwell February jazz jam. Friendly and supportive (and free!) for performers whether instrumentalists or singers. All ages welcome. Jazz trio to support you - Matt Aplin piano, Steve Crocker bass, Steve Mullarkey drums.

Ari Hoenig Trio SATURDAY evening 9 Feb 2019 @Seven Arts Doors 7.30pm Music 8pm  £16/14,  25's and under £8 Ari Hoenig drums, Tom Ollendorff on guitar, Conor Chaplin on Bass. Ari Hoenig is one of the jazz worlds most respected and innovative drummers. A prolific bandleader and sideman, he has appeared on over a hundred recordings and worked with a diverse spectrum of artists including Wayne Krantz, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Joshua Redman and Chris Potter. Support: Matt Nicholas sextet 8-8.30pm

Emma Johnson’s “Gravy Boat” with Nishla Smith Jazz Leeds/Madame Jazz presentation, Sunday afternoon 10 Feb 2019 @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £10/8  Emma Johnson sax, Calvin Travers guitar, Angus Milne double bass, Ali Wells drums, Nishla Smith vocals. Emma’s first project for small ensemble aims to explore the different textures and possibilities that emerge from a small band of close knit musicians performing together. Nishla Smith moved to the UK from Berlin in 2017. This year she has been one of Manchester Jazz Festival’s talent development artists.

Jazz at Roundhay opening night feat Enrico Tomasso Friday evening 15 February @The Bar on Park Lane 8pm-11pm Doors 7.30pm  Tickets £10/8 Enrico Tomasso trumpet with Andy Cholerton keyboard, Steve Crocker double bass Paul Smith drums. A new monthly jazz session on the third Friday of every month in Roundhay in Leeds. We’re starting off with a special visiting guest swing trumpeter and vocalist (and a Leeds lad) Enrico Tomasso. We’re hoping for great things from this new Jazz Leeds venue! Come and join us at The Bar on Park Lane next to Roundhay Golf Course. Ample car parking. Tickets or on the door if not sold out.

Derrick Harris’s Be-pop Quartet @Inkwell Sunday afternoon 17 February 1.30pm £9/7 (25 and under £5 kids under 16 free) Derrick Harris guitar, Jez Platt piano/organ, Paul Chamberlain bass, Paul Smith drums. Guitarist Derrick Harris arranges seminal pop tunes in a jazzy format. As well as leading his own groups, Derrick frequently guests as a soloist with bands up and down the country.

Leeds University Union Big Band Sunday afternoon 24 Feb 2019 1.30-4pm £10/8  @Seven Arts, 25's and under £5, kids under 16 free  A welcome return for this big band who play a wide variety of dance band/big band repertoire including swing, funk and jazz. .

Patchwork Jazz Orchestra Thursday evening 28 Feb 2019 @Seven Arts Doors 7.30pm Music 8pm (£14/12 25's and under £7) A melting pot of influences with music ranging from luscious and sweet melodies to broad walls of sound, from drum and bass to funeral marches, from fairytale ballads to calypso. The musical glue binding it together are 17 of the best young London musicians  and their universal passion for improvisation. Support 8-8.30pm Kathy and John Dyson’s “Inside Out” duo 

Other news...
Rush Hour Jazz this month-  Wed 20 Feb with young Leeds saxman Ben Powling (World Service Project, Wandering Monster, Vipertime, Mansion of Snakes) @Seven Arts Bar between 6-7pm payf

Instrumental Workshops led by Tom Sharp and Dom Moore continue on Sun Feb  3 and Sun Feb 17th 10am-12 midday at Inkwell in Chapel Allerton,

JazzLeeds Voices Choir directed by Tessa Smith  meets on Monday evenings Feb 11th and 25th 7-9pm at Inkwell in Chapel Allerton,

Our Venues: 
Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD,
Inkwell Arts: 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3LW
The Bar on Park Lane, Park Lane, Roundhay, LS8 2EJ

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See you soon as one of our gigs!

Steve Crocker

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