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Monday, 5 August 2019

Village Jazz Festival in Chapel Allerton

Chapel Allerton Arts Festival and Jazz Leeds present three days of jazz blues and soul 29 August- 1 Septenber finishing up with the Sunday afternoon finale on the main stage in Regent Street

Rafe’s Dilemma with Nel Begley and Jamil Sheriff
Thursday evening 29 August 2019 @Seven Arts Leeds £10/8 (£5 for 25 and under) 8pm
Part of a double header concert featuring Festival Commisions, Rafe's Dilemma celebrate the play Spring and Port Wine by Bill Naughton. Rafe’s Dilemma bring a mix of jazz, electronic music and rock to create an intriguing sound. The quartet immerses you in the story of a family on the edge, using spoken word, improvisation, synthesised soundscapes and carefully crafted songs. Expect to live the story through their music, feeling the multitude of emotions we all have towards our families and upbringings with an electric new perspective.
Lineup: Nel Begley vocals / Jamil Sheriff keyboards / Sam Vicary bass / Katie Patterson drums

Phil Green’s Biggish Band
As support to Rafe's Dilemma, we present Phil Green's Biggish Band. Chapel Allerton jazz trumpet and flugelhorn player Phil Green has always written distinctive melodies and compositions. This Festival Commission will give us a chance to hear his music played by a nine piece ensemble drawn from some of the best ensemble musicians in Leeds

Ubunye
Saturday evening 31 August 2019 8pm £10/8 (25 and under £5) @Seven Arts
Lineup: Thanda Gumede, Nokuthula Zondi-Kamudyariwa, Xolani Mbathe vocals / Dave Evans keyboards / Nik Rutherford guitar / Kenny Higgins electric bass / Alex Wibrew drums. (picture Maria Alzamora). Ubunye represents Leeds pianist Dave Evans’ long-lasting interest in South Africa and its music. He combines his jazz quartet with a trio of close harmony vocalists (South Africans from the Huddersfield area). Ubunye (‘one-ness’) unites singers hailing from KwaZulu Natal in South Africa with gospel and R’n’B musicians from Yorkshire, in an inspirational blend of jazz, Isigqi (traditional Zulu music) and Afro-pop. High energy African beats and traditional sounds morph into more contemporary African musical styles. All that and the jazz skills of an established quartet led by Dave

Jazz Blues and Soul Sunday : Soul Surgeons
Sunday afternoon 1 Sept @ Regent Street: 12 midday: payf bucket collection (£3 advised) Address: Regent Street Main Stage, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 4PE
Starting off the Jazz Blues and Soul Sunday we welcome the return of the ever popular Soul Surgeons, a nine piece band of local musicians, who have been performing together for over twenty years. A lively, soulful mix of music is guaranteed to get even the most reluctant dancers up in Regent Street

Rhythm De Luxe
Regent Street Main Stage 1pm Jim Wright guitar, Frank Brooker sax, Andy Henderson tpt, Phil Kampen bass, Paul Smith drums
By popular demand Chapel Allerton’s own banjo maestro Jim Wright leads a group playing the traditional jazz of Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong plus a little bit of country blues

Vibe-ology
Regent Street Main Stage 2pm Led by vibes man John Settle. Vibe-ology puts a groovy spin on the traditional organ quartet form. Leeds vibeist John Settle uses vibes as a frontline instrument in a group inspired by organist “big” John Patton and vibes man Bobby Hutcherson. Jazz, blues, latin and funk modes.

Kyla Brox Blues Band
Regent Street Main Stage 3pm Kyla’s voice remains a stunning example of the soul singer’s art: turning up the heat by degrees, lulling and charming before unleashing emotional catharsis, and blurring the distinction between pleasure and pain like the soul greats of old. Without doubt the most authentic UK blues and soul singer of her generation

New Position
Regent Street Main Stage 4pm Leeds-based nine-pack of funk/jazz slammers featuring Alice Higgins (vocals) and Conal Mulvenna (guitar) with a trio of lead singers. Bitter-sweet switter-beats alongside popcorn-funk that may well get stuck in your teeth. But it’s not bothersome – it tastes good.

Louis Louis Louis
Regent Street Main Stage 5pm Classic rhythm ‘n’ blues, doo-wop and ska with thumpin’ slap bass, honkin’ horns, raucous four-part vocal harmonies and a driving piano boogie to finish off the festival.(pic Mike Powell)

Old Time Rags
Laurence Marshall and Phoebe will be entertaining up in Regent Street bertween the main stage bands. They play a lot of the turn of the century stuff with jug band, folk, jazz and blues and it is based around myself one man banding and phoebe step dancing.

See you at the Chapel Allerton Festival!


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