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Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Jazz Leeds Springs into action

 Harry Allen 11 April
Alan Barnes and Dave Newton  19 April

We hope you enjoyed our March presentations. Can we do more in April? We'll try! We have nine bands for you to choose from, so let's go...

Emily Brown - the jazz singers
Sunday afternoon 7 April @Inkwell Leeds £9/7 NUS under 25 half price. Kids under 16 free Emily Brown vocals, Stuart Macdonald sax, Jason Scott piano, Fergus Quill bass Chris Bowie drums Talented Yorkshire based singer Emily Brown is making a big name for herself on the northern jazz scene.

Harry Allen Quartet
Thursday 11 April 8pm- £16/14  @Seven Arts  £16/14 (under 25's £8) Harry Allen sax, Andrea Pozza  piano, Simon Woolf bass, Anthony Pinciotta drums. American jazzman Harry Allen is one of the finest exponents of swing saxophone in the world today. An exceptional talent, able to play tunes such as Body and Soul in the style of tenor players Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Flip Phillips, and Sam Donahue. He is a traditionalist in the manner of Scott Hamilton. His Quartet features Italian pianist Andrea Pozza and New York drummer Anthony Pinciotta. Support 8-8.30pm is from Wayne Pollock's Carioca Soul 

The Shadow Quartet
Sunday 14 April @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm Doors 1pm Tickets £10 full price £8 concessions half price for under 25’s. Kids under 16 are free. Leon Johnson-Sax Michael Bardon-Double Bass Paul Hession-Drums Jonnie Khan-Guitar Tony Burkill can’t appear as programmed but we’ve been able to arrange The Shadow Quartet for you to enjoy instead! A jazz sound of the sixties catapulted into the future with the immediacy of the avant-garde whilst sailing the hypnotic swell of outer space.

Alan Barnes and Dave Newton duo
Bar on Park Lane, Roundhay – Good Friday 19 April 8pm £10/8 (under 25's £5) Alan Barnes saxes, Dave Newton keyboards Sax player and jazz impresario Alan Barnes and award winning pianist David Newton have been playing duets together for over 40 years. Expect a hugely entertaining programme of straight ahead jazz flawlessly played and interspersed with lots of anecdotes.

Ros Lewis's "Tailgaters"

Easter Sunday 21 April @Inkwell 1.30pm start £9/7 conc (Under 25's £5) Traditional jazz for Easter Sunday from Chapel Allerton’s own Ros Lewis and her band featuring Frank Brooker on sax/clarinet.

College Collection 2019

@Seven Arts Sunday afternoon 28 April 1.30pm £7/5 kids under 16 free. The first of our two regular afternoons where we feature three stunning new jazz groups from the final year of the Leeds College of Music BAJazz course......

*Emily Kent project The Emily Kent Project combines contemporary jazz with distinct grooves inspired by musicians such as Pat Metheny, Bobby Mcferrin and Norma Winston. Her set will also make use of a full band and other instrumental features, combining to bring their audience a performance of world inspired Jazz music.

*Yaatri feat Liam De Tar Yaatri is a five piece jazz crossover quintet formed in Leeds in 2018. Their blend of complex composition and ethereal soundscapes captivates the heart as well as the mind. Influenced by the emotive quality of the Scandinavian jazz tradition, the momentum of the rhythms of India and the energy of rock and roll, their music has a strong sense of purpose and journey.

*Alasdair Pennington Quintet Quintet featuring tenor, trumpet, piano, double bass, piano and drums. Expect swing, contemporary bebop heads and modern arrangements of American Songbook compositions which attempt to experiment with timbre, time feel, dynamic contrast and group improvisation and communication.

Other news!
Leeds Jazz Festival Earlybird Tickets - your last chance to buy one for £99! Available to Easter Sunday More information about Leeds Jazz Festival on the website

Rush Hour Jazz - Dan Barker Bey
Wed 17 April @Seven Arts bar 6-7pm Saxman Dan Barker Bey brings his contemporary versions of jazz standards with more than a nod to the great Coltrane.  Dan Barker-Bey - Saxes Will Powell- Guitar Steve Crocker- Bass Dom Moore- Drums

Our Venues:
Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD
Inkwell Arts: 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3LW
Bar on the Park Roundhay (at Roundhay Golf Club) LS82EJ

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See you soon as one of our gigs!

Steve Crocker

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