A magnificent duo take to the stage in Leeds this Spring as the Howard Assembly Room’s jazz programme brings you two of the great pioneers of American jazz: Dave Douglas and Uri Caine.
Two highly influential jazz musicians from across the pond, distinguished trumpeter Dave Douglas and keyboard wizard Uri Caine unite in a compelling evening of vivacious, fierce and phenomenal playing. Jaw-droppingly talented, the duo will treat you to a special selection of songs, hymns and improvisations ahead of their 2014 CD release in summer 2014. Having worked together in various forms for over 30 years, their new album and tour brings out the very best of their collaboration.
True improvisers, you never know where the night may take you so get booking those tickets now.
‘The unassuming king of independent jazz’
Downbeat on Dave Douglas
Friday 2 May 7.45pm£15
Still to come this April:
Electrifying American jazz singer René Marie draws together jazz, soul, gospel and Americana in a stunning one-off concert. René Marie will dazzle with her powerhouse vocals and smooth tones as she joins us for a night of songs to her homeland. Taken from her album, Voice of My Beautiful Country the evening draws together jazz, soul, gospel and Americana in a stunning one-off concert, this is one for the diary.
‘It's her ability to step inside the song and make the lyrics come alive that really sets her apart’
The Arts Desk
Wednesday 23 April 7.45pm
Award-winning jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard and outstanding pianist Joanna MacGregor join forces to create a magnificent new live score for silent film Sunrise - A Song of Two Humans, F.W.Murnau’s 1927 masterpiece especially for the Howard Assembly Room. A story about innocence and experience, urban and rural American, about love and violence, this is a sensational night out.
Saturday 26 April 7.30pm
For more information and to book tickets visit howardassemblyroom.co.uk or call Leeds Grand Theatre Box Office on 0844 848 2727
Howard Assembly Room is situated on the 2nd floor of Leeds Grand Theatre