Friday, 6 February 2015

Jazz at Leeds GSAL

Mark Lockheart

Adrian Knowles writes

The Grammar School at Leeds Festival of Creativity takes place between the 14 - 28 March 2015.

GSAL JAZZ CLUB 20th March 2015 
Come and enjoy student vocalists perform classic songs from the Great American Songbook, accompanied by a professional Jazz Trio. GSAL Theatre Foyer will be transformed into an atmospheric Jazz Club setting for the evening. Audience will be seated cabaret-style; bar service will be available, including real ale courtesy of our sponsor, Daleside Brewery.
Tickets £7/£5
Doors 7.30pm
Music 8.00pm

MARK LOCKHEART will deliver a workshop on Friday 27th March at 10am at GSAL the following day on from his appearance on tenor saw eih Andrew McCormack at Seven Jazz at Seven Arts in Leeds on Thursday 26th March. Some limited space for non-students; please contact

BIG BAND BASH Saturday 28th March 2015
As a finale to Arts’15 Festival of Creativity at GSAL, we are delighted to be welcoming Rothwell Temperance Band, 6-times Yorkshire Championship winners, and International Masters Championship Brass Band, to the school. Musicians from Leeds College of Music and some surprise past pupils of GSAL will swell the ranks for the evening! Rather than traditional brass band music, the repertoire for the evening will be drawn from the world of big band, swing and popular music. After a section from Rothwell Temperance Band to open the concert, GSAL Swing Band will perform, and then a final set will feature an exciting massed-band set with both bands + guest performers combined, including a specially commissioned work from Arranger Phil Steele. GSAL Assembly Hall will be transformed for the evening. The audience will be seated cabaret-style, around tables, and there will be space for dancing! A licensed bar will be available for the evening.
Doors open at 7.00pm; music between 7.30pm and 10.15pm.
Information and booking details can be found at:

The Grammar School at Leeds
Alwoodley Gates
Harrogate Road
LS17 8GS
Sat Nav: LS17 9NA

Telephone: 0113 229 1552
Fax: 0113 228 5111


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