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Saturday, 25 January 2014

Jazz-at-Heart gigs, Leeds 2014

Jazz-at-Heart gigs 2014 
HEART – Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre
Bennett Road
Leeds LS6 3HN

Dominic Marshall Trio 
Saturday 22 February 2014 7.30 p.m. £8 (£5 concessions)
Dominic J Marshall: piano; Tobias Nijboer: double bass; Kaspars Kurdeko: drums.
'brings together a great heritage of the past, but also something very fresh and new' - Jamie Cullum
Support: Moysey’s Noisy Sextet

Kasseldown Quintet 
Saturday 22 March 2014 7.30 p.m. £8 (£5 concessions)
A new project led by Harry Orme, formed in late 2013 playing all original compositions. With special guest Matt Anderson, who has been making waves performing and recording as a sideman with Jiannis Pavlidis, Jamie Taylor and Jamil Sheriff, as well as leading his own projects. Also, rising stars of the northern scene: Declan Forde (Piano), Sam Vicary (Bass) and Sam Gardner (Drums).
Support: Toby Noble Trio

Eirik Svela Trio
12 April 2014 7.30 p.m. £8 (£5 concessions)
The trio features Eirik Svela (Guitar), Simon Read (Bass) and John Arnesen (Drums). The band plays firmly within the hard-bop tradition drawing influences from legendary guitarists such as Wes Montgomery and Pat Martino. The trio’s repertoire is a mix of interpretations of standards and some original tunes.
"If I hear anything better all Fringe I'll eat my umbrella" (Audience member, Buxton Fringe)

Sam Watts Solo Piano
17 May 2014 7.30 p.m. £8 (£5 concessions)
Sam studied at Leeds College of Music before continuing his studies at the Royal Academy of Music with a scholarship. He graduated with distinction in 2013, also winning the Humphrey Lyttleton prize. In November he performed a solo concert in the 2013 London Jazz Festival playing a selection of ragtime/stride piano pieces. This evening he takes us through his influences on solo piano, leaving not a dry eye in the house.

Apollo US presents: Fat Face Trio
7 June 2014 7.30 p.m. £8 (£5 concessions)
Jazz at Heart hosts the first Transatlantic tour by Apollo Jazz Network. Hailing from North Carolina, Fat Face Trio features trumpet, tuba and guitar. Led by trumpet Matt Postle, the group plays a diverse range of music and embraces the challenge of their unconventional line-up. A rare UK appearance from a group which promises unexpected turns and a fresh take on the jazz trio.

Apollo US presents: Veronneau
26 July 2014 7.30 p.m. £8 (£5 concessions)
Launched in 2010, international quartet Veronneau have captivated festivals, concert halls and jazz clubs across North America and Europe. Led by French-Canadian singer Lynn Veronneau, the group play a mix of bossa nova, swing, samba and gypsy jazz performed not only in English but in French and Portuguese, too! The band return to the UK this summer following on from hugely successful festival appearances in recent years.

T: 0113 275 4548

Lesley Jeffries

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