Our December programme! The Seven Jazz Leeds countdown to Christmas starts here...
Thursday 4 December 8pm - "Neon" Quartet@Seven Arts
Stan Sulzmann: tenor sax; Kit Downes: piano; Jim Hart: vibes; Tim Giles: drums
“A delightful surprise….purposefully hip and vibrant…Hart’s conversations with Downes sound like some of the most seductive piano-vibes dialogues this side of John Lewis’s and Milt Jackson’s in the legendary Modern Jazz Quartet”. Guardian****
Support from Anne Cleveland (vocals) and the Allsorts trio (Aron Kyne -piano; Pete Gavin -bass; Katie Patterson -drums).
£16/14, full time students £5, kids under 16 free.
Sunday 7 December 1.30 pm: Robin Porter's Quartet@Inkwell
Robin Porter- Tenor Saxophone, Jonathan Brown- Guitar, Sam Vicary- Double Bass, Tom Hawthorn- Drums
Robin Porter is a brilliant young Leeds sax player who has ben making waves on both the local and national scenes.This is a gig on Robin's first national tour - he’s been at the Proms on the BBC – playing “Border Sounds” at Proms Plus with poet Francis Leviston and played a lovely gig at our Inkwell venue earlier this year. Glad to say he's back!
£7/5 conc, kids under 16 free
Sunday 14 December 1.30 pm: Autumn Jazz Cafe@Seven Arts
Come along and enjoy the fun! Bring your instrument or brush up those vocals and come down and join in. There will be a first-class rhythm section there to support you (the trio will have Declan Forde on keys - just back from Berlin - and Jay Davis up from London on drums). The Seven Jazz Voices Choir led by Tessa Smith will be singing a few and the Seven Jazz Saturday Workshop band led by Dom Moore and Robin Porter will be wowing us with their talent. And listeners are very welcome too!
£7/5 conc, kids under 16 free concessions includes performers
Sunday 21 Dec 1.30pm : Nicola Farnon Trio@Inkwell
Nicola Farnon -bass and vocals, Piero Tucci -sax and piano, Phil Johnson –drums
Our Christmas jazz party! Nicola is a classic singer/double bass player- whether in the Ella Fitzgerald swing or Dusty Springfield soul mould. - and widely recognised as one of the most accomplished jazz/swing vocalists in the UK. Her pianist and sax player Piero Tucci is a fantastic foil too!http://www.nicolafarnonmusic.com/. In association with Jazz North’s “Northern Line”
£7/5 conc, kids under 16 free concessions includes performers.
The Great Escape! Tues 30 Dec 8.30pm@Seven Arts
You'll need a break from festive frivolities this Christmas! Te "Great Escape" jazz open mike session is for you - Tues 30 Dec 8.30pm - 10.30pm at Seven Arts Leeds 31 Harrogate Road Leeds LS73PD
Bring your instrument or brush up those vocals and wow us with your talent. Wear that winter woolly warmer for the first (and only) time? Get away from the turkey sandwiches and come along and enjoy the fun. There will be a rhythm section there to support you. Listeners are very welcome too!
£7/5 concessions (concession price includes performers so bring an instrument! Or your voice…) @ Seven Arts Leeds- doors at 8pm
All concerts promoted by Seven Jazz Leeds at
Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton : 31 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS7 3PD or
Inkwell in Chapel Allerton 31 Potternewton Lane LS7 3LE
Tickets Online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sevenjazzleeds
You can purchase tickets the door also