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Friday, 28 March 2014

Tenor madness in Leeds..

Brandon Allen

Heavyweight international jazz sax stars feature in the evening concerts at Leeds Seven Jazz this month, starting with Aussie jazzman Brandon Allen, then Scottish tenor star Tommy Smith and at the end of the month a rare visit from the European Jazz Quartet with Alan Skidmore and Gerd Dudeck.

The Sunday afternoon jazz showcase concerts feature the up and coming trumpeter Laura Jurd with her Quartet (including European Young Jazz Musician 2014 winner pianist Eliot Galvin), two groups led by young Leeds saxmen Ben Lowman and Robin Porter - with his 10 piece Django project - and the witty and very groovy jazz vocals/piano of Kevin James

Thursday evening 3 April BRANDON ALLEN QUARTET@Seven Arts
Feat Brandon Allen-tenor sax, Ross Stanley- piano Mick Hutton- bass Chris Higginbottom-drums
Evening concert series @Seven Arts 8-11pm £16/14 conc
Brandon’s 2012 gig at Seven Arts was a tenor/trumpet/organ/drums affair. This time he returns with a new quartet line up showcasing his exciting unashamedly emotional soaked- in- the-blues-tradition tenor style.
Details: http://www.sevenjazz.co.uk/whats-on/evening-concerts/995-brandon-allen-quartet-
Tickets: http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sevenleeds/ 

Sun afternoon 6 April LAURA JURD QUARTET@Inkwell
Laura Jurd trumpet, Elliot Galvin on piano, Conor Chaplin on electric bass and Corrie Dick on drums. @Inkwell Arts 1-4pm £7/5 conc
Drawing  upon original compositions and traditional melodies as a basis for improvisation, this classic quartet line-up fuses elements of European folk, jazz and classical traditions, creating a unique and distinctive sound world.
http://www.sevenjazz.co.uk/whats-on/concerts/997-laura-jurd-quartetinkwell

Thursday evening 10 April TOMMY SMITH WITH BRIAN KELLOCK @SevenArts
Evening concert series @Seven Arts 8-11pm £16/14 conc
Seven Arts is a lovely venue for small intimate music and so we are really looking forward to a sax and piano combination featuring two of Scotland's most famous jazz artists, saxophonist Tommy Smith and pianist Brian Kellock who will be teaming up to bring you a beautiful and imaginative jazz.
Details: http://www.sevenjazz.co.uk/whats-on/evening-concerts/996-tommy-smith-and-brian-kellock
Tickets: http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sevenleeds/ 

Sun afternoon 13 April BEN LOWMAN’S DJANGO NONET+1 @SevenArts
Ben Lowman - Tenor Sax, Jonny Faull - Soprano Sax, Andy Cox - Alto Sax, Sam Houghton - Bari Sax, Aron Kyne  - Accordion, Ben Danzig - Guitar, Jamie Taylor - Guitar, Sam Vicary - Upright Bass, Matt Davies - Kit.
In this Le Grand Depart year in Leeds, hear some contemporary French swing style jazz from this mini big band of young Leeds musicians
 @Seven Arts 1-4pm £7/5 conc
Details: http://www.sevenjazz.co.uk/whats-on/concerts/998-ben-lowmans-django-projectseven
Tickets: http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sevenleeds/ 

Sun April 20 Easter Sunday gig THE PORTER QUARTET@Inkwell
Robin Porter- Tenor Saxophone, Jonathan Brown- Guitar, Sam Vicary- Double Bass, Tom Hawthorn- Drums
From “The Proms” to Chapel Allerton- young tenor saxman Robin Porter is going places!
@Inkwell Arts 1-4pm £7/5 conc
Details http://www.sevenjazz.co.uk/whats-on/concerts/999-the-porter-quartet
Tickets http://sevenjazzleeds.ticketsource.co.uk/ 

Thursday 24 April 8pm THE EUROPEAN JAZZ QUINTET @SevenArts
Featuring Alan Skidmore tenor sax, Gerd Dudek tenor and soprano sax, Steve Melling piano, Ali Haurand bass, Clark Tracey drums
A rare visit from this legendary quintet bringing together some of the leading musicians of Euro-Jazz. Formed in 1976 the European Jazz Ensemble have become a bit of a jazz legend.
Details http://www.sevenjazz.co.uk/whats-on/evening-concerts/1034--the-european-jazz-quintetseven-arts
Tickets: http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sevenleeds/

Sun April 27 KEVIN JAMES QUARTET@SevenArts
Kevin James - vocals/piano, Malcolm Strachan trumpet, special guest- bass, Matt Morgan – drums
Swinging vocalist and sensitive pianist makes a welcome return to Chapel Allerton
@Seven Arts 1-4pm £7/5 conc
Details http://www.sevenjazz.co.uk/whats-on/concerts/1000-kevin-james-quartetseven
Tickets http://sevenjazzleeds.ticketsource.co.uk/

Venues
Seven Artspace: 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD.
Inkwell Arts: 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3LW (the former Shoulder of Mutton)
Details www.sevenjazz.co.uk 



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