Monday, 16 November 2015

The Leeds Scene..

The Leeds jazz scene is always changing so here is the update news of the more regular gigs - if you know any different please let me into the secret!

The Wardrobe have some interesting gigs resulting from their link with the Band on the Wall - Go Go Penguin are 19 February, the Bill Lawrence group 8 March 2016

The Howard Assembly Room have a clutch of interesting jazz gigs in 2016 -  Mingus Big Band 23 Jan 2016, Mulatu Astatke 10 Feb 2016 and Colin Stetson 11 Mar 2016

Seven Jazz have a number of international evenings in the new year at Seven Arts - Peter King (Thurs Jan 21st) then country blues legend Steve Phillips with the Rough Diamonds (Fri 5 Feb) , star jazz singer Ian Shaw with Barry Green on piano playing the "Jewish jazz song book" (Thurs 18 Feb), New York based guitarist Phil Robson and his organ trio (Thurs March 3rd), US drummer Jeff Williams with a quintet featuring rising tenor sax player John O'Gallagher (Thurs 17 March), Mark Lockheart's highly rated new band "Majila" with Liam Noble and Jasper Hoiby (Thurs (31 March), and then a special treat - Art Blakey's saxman Jean Touissaint with his highly acclaimed "Roots and Herbs" Blakey project (Thurs 14 April).

Then there are still loads of  regular gigs -

Mondays -
Jazz at the Grove Leeds LS2: monthly on second monday; contemporary jazz with the band "Abtuse" 8pm then jam session 9pm
Crowd of Favours Weekly Jam 7pm - late  8 Harper Street, LS2 7EA Leeds

Tuesdays -
Leeds Jazz Club in Armley: Armley Conservative Club, weekly, traditional jazz and swing 8pm

Wednesdays -
Jazz at LS6 Cafe Hyde Park: weekly contemporary jazz with different band each week at 8pm, and jam session 10pm
The Lock In at Trinity Arts Boar Lane Leeds City Centre: monthly, jazz and various musics 8pm
The B-side at Leeds College of Music: monthly, student jazz groups 7.30pm
Strawberry Jam at the Fox n Newt, Burley Road LS3: jazz, funk, experimental, first Wednesday in month  8.30pm

Seven Jazz @Seven Arts Chapel Allerton: fortnightly international contemporary jazz concerts 7.45-11pm

Cafe Lento Headingley: fortnightly mainly contemporary jazz 8.00pm
Heart Jam Headingley: monthly jam session, last Friday in each month 7.30pm

Jazz at Heart Headingley: monthly, contemporary jazz 8pm
Jazz at the Spa: Village Hall, Boston Spa: weekly mainstream jazz 7.30pm
Jazz in the Cafe at Inkwell Chapel Allerton:  afternoons -Inkwell Jazz Divas monthly first Monday, Sky High Trio monthly last Monday, 1.30-4pm
Fusebox at the Fox n Newt Burley Road LS3: monthly, jazz, improv and beyond 8pm

Seven Jazz @Seven Arts and @ Inkwell Chapel Allerton: weekly afternoons, regional/international, contemporary jazz, latin, big band, blues 1.30-4pm
Jazz at the Sela Bar Leeds City Centre: monthly contemporary jazz 9pm
Brendan Duffy at the Head of Steam Mill Hill, Leeds City Centre near station, weekly residency 7.30pm

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