Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Seven Jazz spring series in Leeds

Marius Neset Quintet 16 April

Seven Jazz has six major international jazz dates this spring in Leeds. There are some inspiring piano players - jazz legend John Taylor with his new group, rising star Gwilym Simcock, New York based Andrew McCormack, and following in his famous father's footsteps, Darius Brubeck. Then of course there is Liane Carroll, a superb pianist too, though she has won her various national jazz awards because of her soulful voice. As for the saxes, you can enjoy rising stars Marius Neset and Trish Clowes, and current jazz heroes Mark Lockheart and Dave O'Higgins. All the concerts are Thursday evenings at Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton. Don't miss a minute!      

Thursday 15 January Doors 7.45pm
John Taylor's New Group play "Paul" and more 
One of the truly great jazz piano players of post ’60s British jazz, John Taylor is famous for associations with many world-class players. "Paul" is Paul McCartney. John has decided to rearranged some of his tunes, some really old and some recent, and to combine them in a programme where his own compositions and other contemporary jazz musicians are fitting in together with some songs of the former Beatles. The programme is fresh, brilliant. Vocal virtuoso Diana Torto is part of his new group - she has worked with John in a duo for ten years. With Julian Siegel’s beautifully sensitive saxophone playing it should be an evening to cherish.
Support from Will Howard (sax) Declan Forde (piano)  
Tickets £20/£18 conc

Thursday 5 February Doors 7.45pm
Liane Carroll Trio 
Liane Carroll is one of the UK’s greatest musical treasures. A soulful, impassioned singer and superb pianist – her range runs from a heartbreaking ability to live an emotional lyric to breathless vocal virtuosity that makes an audience jump with joy. Here’s a chance to see her back with the trio with Roger Carey (electric bass) and Mark Fletcher (drums) - book early!
Support from Coney Island Babies
Tickets£16/14 conc

Thursday 26 February Doors 7.45pm
Trish Clowes Quintet with Gwilym Simcock 
Top class quintet showcasing BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Trish Clowes sax; Gwilym Simcock: piano; Mike Walker: guitar; Calum Gourlay: bass; James Maddren: drums. Inspired by her visit to meet major influence Wayne Shorter in California, her music explores a fascinating hinterland between jazz and contemporary classical – fluent, thrilling improvisation, languid, evocative melodic lines and shifting textures.
Support from Stretch Trio - Andy French - Saxophone Calvin Travers - Guitar Tom Higham – Drums
Tickets £16/14 conc

Thursday 26 March Doors 7.45pm
Andrew McCormack Quartet ft. Mark Lockheart 
New York resident McCormack, a world-class pianist, is a brilliantly original performer and formidable composer. Since bursting on to the scene in 2007 he has captivated audiences with his emotional and expressive style. His trio here, with Sam Lasserson on bass, Chris Higginbottom drums, is supplemented by Mark Lockheart’s vibrant and skilful sax playing.
Support from Benjamin Sermon Quartet - Benjamin Sermon (voice and piano), Joe Lockwood guitar 
Tickets £16/14 conc

Thursday 16 April Doors 7.45pm
Marius Neset Quartet
This young Norwegian saxophonist has made a huge impact. Touted as heir to Jan Garbarek’s mantle he combines amazing technical prowess with deep expression and a highly original sound. This all-star Anglo-Scandinavian quintet is the ideal vehicle for his remarkable energy, creativity and imagination. His quintet has Magnus Hjorth on piano, Jim Hart- vibes, Petter Eldh- bass, Joshua Blackmore-drums
Support from Zeitgeist - Alex Podrasa keyboard, Sam Quintana bass, Tom Higham – Drums
Tickets £16/14 conc

Thursday May 7th Doors 7.45pm
Darius Brubeck Quartet 
Following in his famous father Dave Brubeck's footsteps, Darius has developed his own reputation as a great, swinging pianist. Dave O’Higgins adds his enormous range of feel and skill to the band, whose eight years working together have produced a deep mutual understanding and interaction. Matt Ridley is on bass; Wesley Gibbens: drums
Tickets £16/14 conc

All concerts promoted by Seven Jazz Leeds at Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton
Address: 31 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS7 3PD
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Season Tickets for all six International Jazz Series Season concerts also available online £60/48 concessions
You can purchase tickets at any of our Sunday afternoon or Thursday evening gigs
To reserve tickets, text 07854 352594

Plus Sunday lunchtime showcase bands every Sunday afternoon  1.30-4pm at Seven Arts or Inkwell in Chapel Allerton, Jazz Workshops on Tuesdays and Friday evening at Meanwood and Saturday afternoons at Seven Arts. The Seven Jazz Voices Choir meet on Monday evenings at Inkwell.

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