Thursday, 31 March 2016

John Wall hangs up his hat

From John Wall

"Louis Louis Louis are the guests at Leeds Jazz Club April 5th which is my last night as promoter at LJC.

So am looking forward to a real stomping show with lots of old friends showing their faces, it should be a real hoot.

Next week Sarah Sharpe takes over full running of the club so come on down and find out whats afoot.

Last weeks band the Savannah Jazz Band played their cotton socks off, I don't think I have heard them in better form.

So I come to the end of nearly fourteen years in the hot seat at LJC and I do so hope you give it all your support under the new management. I will still be down the Con club come Tuesday nights and I am looking forward to a great new scene.

Keep on JAZZIN" .

John Wall.

John Wall has been associated with the club since the beginning and in sole charge since 2002. As a guitarist and vocalist with his own groups; as the proprietor (now retired) of the well known John Wall Entertainment Agency and as a long time jazz promoter, John has the experience and the contacts to keep the club moving forward. He has been jazz enthusiast from the moment he heard the Original Dixieland Jazz Band belting out Tiger Rag on a 78 rpm which his brother Bill brought back from Burma just after the war (National Service). The highlights of his playing career include three trips to New Orleans with / in the “K C Moaners” in 1994, 1995 and 1997 (K C being Ken Colyer of course).

Leeds Jazz Club, Armley Conservative Club, Armley Ridge Road, Armley, Leeds LS12 3NU
£5 £3 concessions/NUS
Contact Information : 0113 2638393
8:30 - 11pm

Malija's Yorkshire tour

Malija with saxophonist Mark Lockheart, Jasper Høiby on bass and Liam Noble piano, will be starting their mini three date Yorkshire tour tonight in Leeds then playing in Sheffield and York. Described as original music with influences from bluegrass, tango and jungle grooves (or as Jasper Høiby put it “weird, simple, complicated, free, tight, floaty, ugly, beautiful and heartfelt depending on your mood”).

The  Guardian preview on Saturday was very positive  but you can check out some clips that are just up on the BBC Radio 3 website from their broadcast on 'Jazz Now' on Monday night on Radio 3 and see what you think!

The three Yorkshire dates plus a workshop are

Thu, 31 Mar Seven Arts Leeds, Leeds, UK (Seven Jazz Leeds)
Fri, 1 Apr  Crucible Studio, Sheffield, UK (Sheffield Jazz)
Sat 2 April Jazz Workshop at Crucible Sheffield 10-12.30pm (Music in the Round) 
Sun, 3 Apr The National Centre For Early Music (NCEM), York, UK

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Keith Tippett Octet - The Nine Dances Of Patrick O'Gonogon

Keith Tippett

From Martin Archer, director of Sheffield based Discus

Composer/pianist Keith Tippett needs little introduction to those with an ear to the ground in the world of creative music.  Appearing initially on the London jazz scene in the 1960's, Keith quickly forged a reputation as a formidable player, bandleader and composer.  His large scale work Septober Energy for the 50 piece ensemble Centipede remains a benchmark recording in the history of this music.  Subsequently leading ensembles as diverse as Mujician, Ovary Lodge, his duo work with Julie Tippetts plus appearances as an improvising piano soloist have consolidated his position as a major figure in both improvised and composed music.  In 2016 he remains as active as ever on the international stage.

The Nine Dances Of Patrick O'Gonogon was commissioned by Richard Wiltshire and was recorded by the Keith Tippett Octet at Real World Studio in the UK.

This new suite is based on themes from Irish folk music and was written for his new octet, which includes several recent graduates from the Royal Academy of Music’s jazz programme along with a long-time collaborator, the drummer Peter Fairclough, and the London-based Italian trumpeter Fulvio Sigurta.

Fulvio Sigurta (trumpet/flugel)
Sam Mayne alto (sax/clarinet/flute)
James Gardiner-Bateman (alto sax/flute)
Kieran Mcleod (trombone) Rob Harvey (trombone)
Tom McCredie (bass) Peter Fairclough (drums/percussion)
Keith Tippett (piano/composer)
Julie Tippetts (voice).

Discus is running a Kickstarter campaign to make this release possible and to sell as many copies as possible in advance of the release date (Summer 2016).  Do feel free to help! Here is the link 

Alison Eastwood & Darren Dutson-Bromley at UCC

Alison Eastwood
Ken Butler writes

Alison Eastwood has had an interest in singing from an early age gaining an A in her music higher from Alford Academy before moving to Aberdeen College where she gained two musical teaching diplomas and a recital diploma alongside her grade 8 music theory.

Moving to "God's own county" in 2003 Alison continued her musical training at Leeds College of Music studying with the renowned Mary Plazas and Lynne Dawson, with whom she still studies. Whilst there she gained a BA (hons) in Music Studies and a Post Graduate Diploma in the same subject specialising in opera.

Darren Dutson-Bromley studied both jazz and classical guitar in Leeds and has worked professionally as a performer ever since. In 1996 he worked for the Princes Trust where he performed with both Prince Charles and Jools Holland which led to a number of television appearances.

9.00pm –11.00pm Wed 13 March

Future UCC programme


Admission is free,  and drinks are reasonably priced with a different guest beer every week. There is ample car parking space which is overseen by CCTV. Come and enjoy a relaxing evening of blues and jazz

Undercliffe Cricket Club
Intake Road,
Tel. 01274 637162

Contact Ken Butler 01274 611830 OR 07942 901053,

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Quincy Street Quintet swings into Hornby

From Sam Ashton at Hornby Jazz, Lancaster

Hello again fans,

I`m now able to confirm the personnel of this exciting band: the Quincy Street Quintet: Pete Major leading on piano; Paul Palmer, saxophones, John Morman, trombone; Laurence Canty, bass; and Peter Boocock, drums. We are promised two sets of jazz and swing standards and blues; and having seen this band I know it will all swing like mad.

At Hornby Village Institute, Main Street, (A683) Hornby, Lancaster, LA2 8JR on Friday 8 April. Doors and bar open at 7.30, music from 8 pm.

Tickets £10, available on the door or ring 015242 call, ( or e-mail me) it will be most helpful.

Happy Easter,


P.S Remember our two pubs, the Castle Inn & the Royal Oak for a pre gig bite.

PPS If you are coming from the north think on that Lloyn bridge is still closed as a consequence of flood damage

Your jazz Co-op needs you!

From Carrie and Ann at the Jazz Co-op Newcastle

Dear all,

Gateshead International Jazz Festival is soon upon us. We are looking for some willing volunteers to help promote the Jazz.Coop on our stall on the concourse at The Sage the weekend of 15th to 17th April. We are hoping to attract new investors and promote our education programme and gigs.
We are hoping to schedule two hour slots with at least two people on the stand. If you can spare some time over the weekend please contact Ann  who is coordinating the rota at:  or call her on 0191 4560888

Times people are required are below:

Friday between 8-10pm
Saturday 1-5pm 7-11pm
Sunday 1-9pm

We look forward to hearing from you,

Carrie and Ann

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Crookes Social Club- Sheffield Jazz's new venue

Crookes Social Club- Sheffield Jazz's new venue

Sheffield Jazz be moving their main venue from Millennium Hall, on Ecclesall Road to a new larger venue this autumn.

From Neil Pepper "As you may have heard or noticed, the Social Club which operated next to Millennium Hall closed and the steward, Shawn, left at the start of January. Although arrangements have been made by the Polish Catholic Diocese to keep the venue going until the end of the Spring 2016 season the situation has been far from ideal and major uncertainties remain about what the future might be and whether the Hall’s use as a jazz venue is compatible with the future uses of the rest of the building.

This has made it impossible for us to plan with any confidence to remain there. After much thought and research we have therefore decided to move from the start of the Autumn season to move to a new venue: Crookes Social Club.

The Club has a very good and comfortable concert hall with an excellent bar and other facilities. Nearby Crookes Road is well served by buses (52 and 52a)  from central Sheffield. They are very keen to have us and we look forward to working with them"

Sheffield Jazz's last gigs at Millennium Hall will be Tom Cawley’s Curios Friday 22 April, Vein Trio + Greg Osby on Friday May 6th and finally American born alto sax player Allison Neale and her quintet (Allison Neale: saxophone with Nathaniel Steele: vibes; Leon Greening: piano; Julian Bury: bass; Steve Brown: drums) on Friday May 20th.

Sheffield Jazz will be taking a summer break from their bigger concerts, resuming these in their autumn season on 30 September with the Benn Clatworthy Quartet at their new venue at Crookes Social Club, S10 1TD. For Crookes Social Club directions and map see:,-1.5050108,16z

They will also continue to organise periodic gigs at Crucible Studio as well, in collaboration with Music in the Round

In the meantime you can still see great jazz on their other Wednesday evening venue at The Lescar Sharrowvale Road, Sheffield, S11 8ZF - for example this coming Wednesday 23 March is the Piero Tucci Quartet and Wed 30 March Tim Thornton.

More details of the Sheffield Jazz and Lescar programmes at

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Two current shows at Leeds College of Music's Venue

Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir present a Jazz and modern music programme which will feature the YPC performing the ever popular ‘Mass in Blue’ by Will Todd, accompanied by the LCoM Jazz Band and featuring the marvellous voice and stage presence of Laura Barnes (a former LCoM student and Margaret Markland Bursary winner, now making her own successful way as a soloist).

The programme also includes ‘A Little Jazz Mass’ by Bob Chilcott, accompanied by Jazz Trio.
The remainder of the programme will feature and the very best of the LCoM’s musicians, soloists, composers and combos in a variety of other items.

Saturday 19th March 2016 at 7.00pm in ‘The Venue’, Leeds. Tickets are only £12

Leeds Contemporary Jazz Orchestra tribute to Kenny Wheeler
feat. Lauren Kinsella, Henry Lowther, Richard Iles

CJO pay tribute to the late Kenny Wheeler, who’s contribution to contemporary jazz will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression. This concert is going to draw from Kenny’s extensive catalogue of original music for large ensemble and feature his classics.

CJO will be led by Richard Iles, an associate of Kenny Wheeler, joined by legendary trumpet player Henry Lowther, who performed on the original Kenny Wheeler album ‘Music for Large and Small Ensembles’, and Jazzlines Fellow Lauren Kinsella as vocalist.

Monday 21 March 7:30PM The Venue Tickets £8 / £5 (free for LCoM staff and students)

Friday, 18 March 2016

Cleethorpes Jazz festival details announced

Cleethorpes Jazz Festival this year takes place between 24 and 26 June at McCormack's Bar, Kings Road in Cleethorpes

Headline acts so far announced include: Lianne Carroll, Janet Seidel, Gilad Atzmon, Dave Newton, Mark Nightingale, Swiss group "Vein", Roger beaujolais, Sue Richardson, and Matt Skelton Septet. 

There will also be a special festival piece commissioned by Festival Director Gill Wilde - original music from Alan Barnes "A Grimsby Fish Tale" 
Earlybird tickets £75 for all 15 bands

Tickets 01472 873730

Stellar line up at the Ribble Valley Jazz Fest

Bill Lawrence 28 April

Local National and International stars head for Clitheroe at the end of April for the 7th Ribble Valley Jazz Festival between 28th April and 1 May. There are more than 50 concerts to choose from. Highlights this year are-

The Bill Laurance Trio + Nag Champa
Date: Thursday 28 April, From 7:00pm, Stage: 7:30pm to 10:30pm.
Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL 
Tickets: £15 Adv
Bill Lawrence (keyboards) Jon Harvey (bass), Richard Spaven (drums) and percussionist Felix Higginbottom. 
Over the past decade, Snarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to one of the most internationally respected names in instrumental music. Taking a break from the global commitments of the trans Atlantic ensemble, we are absolutely thrilled to bring one of its original and core members, pianist and composer Bill Laurance, to open the 7th Ribble Valley Jazz Festival

Ben Crosland Quintet: “The Ray Davies Songbook”
Date: Friday 29 April, Doors 7:00pm, 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Venue: The Grand | Tickets: £15 | From: The Grand website.
Dave O’Higgins - tenor/soprano saxes, John Etheridge – guitar, Steve Lodder - piano/keys, Sebastiaan de Krom - drums, Ben Crosland - bass.
Ray Davies’ songs are rooted in the blues, music hall, popular song, variety and musical theatre – the perfect vehicles for jazz interpretation. Ben Crosland has assembled a Quintet of international quality to perform these imaginative arrangements

Martin Taylor Concert and Remi Harris Trio - presented by the University of Central Lancashire
Date: Saturday 30 April, Doors 2:00pm, 2:15pm to 4:30pm
Venue: The Grand | Tickets: £15 | From: The Grand website.
Martin Taylor - guitar. Remi Harris Trio: Remi Harris - guitar, Caley Groves - guitar, Mike Green - double bass.
Martin Taylor is “the acoustic guitarist of his generation” and the world’s foremost exponent of solo jazz and fingerstyle guitar playing. His inimitable style, dazzles audiences with a style combining virtuosity, emotion and humour with a strong, engaging stage presence!  He has a record 14 British Jazz Awards with several albums in the Top 10 in USA and Europe. He is supported at this concert by rising jazz guitarist Remi Harris and his Trio.

Claire Martin & Ray Gelato
Date: Saturday 30 April, Doors 7:15pm, 8:00pm to 10:30am
Venue: The Grand | Tickets: £20 Adv | From: The Grand website.
Claire Martin - vocals, Ray Gelato - saxes, Dave Newton - piano.
Fresh from her star appearances at the televised BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Ribble Valley Jazz Festival is thrilled to present Claire Martin OBE alongside her the hugely talented saxophonist Ray Gelato.

Courtney Pine & Zoe Rahman
Date: Sunday 1 May, Doors 7:30pm, 8:00pm to 10:30pm
The Grand | Tickets: £20 Adv | From: The Grand website.
Courtney Pine continues to break new ground with a string of highly acclaimed recordings and numerous prestigious Industry awards behind him. For this performance Courtney has stripped everything right back for the most intimate show of his long and celebrated career as he takes to the stage playing bass clarinet accompanied only by fellow Mercury nominee and MOBO Award winning pianist, Zoe Rahman.

More information and tickets

Terence Blanchard, Courtney Pine & Charles Bradley @GatesheadIJF

Kris Bowers - Sat 16 April

The 12th Gateshead International Jazz Festival is back next month between 15-17 April. New Orleans trumpeter Terence Blanchard shares a Saturday night double bill with Courtney Pine & Zoe Rahman. Blanchard is a five time GRAMMY winning trumpeter, bandleader and composer who first emerged as a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in the 80s. British saxophonist and festival favourite Courtney Pine returns to perform the opening set accompanied only pianist, Zoe Rahman. In a programme of favourite ballads that range far and wide, from Duke Ellington to Chaka Khan, this is chamber jazz of the highest quality.

There’s a lot more to discover at this year’s festival including acclaimed jazz experimenter and legendary improviser Evan Parker, returning festival favourite Cuban jazz pianist Roberto Fonseca and award-winning jazz, gospel, blues and soul singing sensation Gregory Porter. World jazz is covered by the eclectic sound of French trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf and up and coming New York based pianist Kris Bowers whose music combines jazz with hip hop, RnB, electronic, rock and all points in between.

The full line-up is at

Thursday, 17 March 2016

The Tim Garland Quartet @Ribble Valley Jazz Club

Tim Garland: saxophone; Jason Rebello: keyboards; Ant Law: guitar; Asaf Sirkis: drums

Saxophonist Tim Garland is an undisputed star of British Jazz. He's a Grammy winning composer and saxophone virtuoso who has toured internationally with Chick Corea and others for almost two decades. His latest quartet features the great Jason Rebello on keyboards, the eight string guitar of Ant Law and long-time Garland collaborator, star drummer, Asaf Sirkis. Taking a more electric line than Garland’s previous projects, this super group bristles with virtuosic and soulful energy with a new set, more rhythmically driving than anything Garland has previously created.

“Garland has been a fine original composer and much sought after instrumentalist (most notably for Chick Corea) since the 1980s, Imaginative and consummately crafted”…5 stars, John Fordham The Guardian (reviewing Songs To The North Sky 2014)

“His level of genius is rare“…Chick Corea

Friday 8th April 8.00pm
The Tim Garland Quartet
The Atrium Cafe Bar,
Castle Hill,

More details

Gordon Tetley Big Band - still swinging!


From Michaela Smith

The Dubrovnik Hotel is a few steps from Lister Park in Bradford and is an elegant hotel in a converted mill house, providing the perfect venue for the Gordon Tetley Big Band with vocalist Michaela Smith to entertain every Monday evening from 8.30pm (except Bank Hols).

The band have been performing swing, jazz and big band classics for more than 45 years!  There is good on site parking available and it's free entry. Come along!

Dubrovnik Hotel, 3 Oak Avenue, Bradford, BD8 7AQ

Monday, 14 March 2016

Schnellertollermeier + Motherese and Guests at Fusebox

Andi Schnellmann – bass, Manuel Troller – guitar, David Meier – drums

“Schnellertollermeier’s X makes a statement about what is possible for the guitar trio in terms of composition and performance in the 21st century, yet asks many new — and at the moment unanswerable — questions about them as well. It rocks.”

Motherese chnellertollermeier
Aby Vulliamy – viola and vocals, Maria Jardardottir – vocals, Laura Cole – viano and vocals, with guest vocalists Kari Bleivik and Stephanie Hladowski

Motherese is a band of mothers brought together especially for this year’s Women In Music Festival in Newcastle run by Jazz North East. The collaboration involves a core trio of composers and improvisors, using an exciting combination of pre-composed music, structured improvisation and free improvisation, loosely exploring the theme of parenthood. The core trio have several dates booked in various cities, and in each place, they will be joined by local musician mothers, whose impromptu contributions will be incorporated with flexibility, sensitivity and creativity; all necessary attributes for parents adapting and responding to their families’ ever-changing needs. The organic and spontaneous nature of the whole process, in terms of writing, developing and performing the work, reflects our experience of motherhood; we’ve felt very inspired and excited and energised, as well as a little lost and overwhelmed at times. We’re confident that the music will be interesting and challenging and exciting and beautiful and moving at times, and we hope folk will want to come and experience it.

Aby Vulliamy
Maria Jardardottir
Laura Cole
Kari Bleivik
Stephanie Hladowski

Doors open 8 pm, Music starts 8.30 pm. Admission price: £8/£6 on the door.

At the Fox and Newt, 9 Burley Street, Leeds LS3 1LD (opposite Park Lane College) Tel: 0113 245 4527.

Sproggits is back - with Ed Jones!

Ed Jones

From Harry Orme

SPROGGITS is back for another go around at Wharf Chambers, oh boy, and what a lovely line-up we have for you this month. Ed Jones is bringing his trio Bad Ash to Sproggits as part of their UK tour, and for one night only we'll be treated to their collaboration with the one, the only, the Matthew Bourne, fresh from releasing his new record of Moog madness. Opening up the night we'll have Joe Simmonds' sextet playing original material inspired by The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Jon Hassell and electric Miles Davis. Surely not to be missed! Also not to be missed is, as always, the Leeds jazz scene's greatest-worst raffle. We'll be announcing our very exciting support band very shortly.

Doors // 8.00pm
Music // 8.30pm
Entry // £3-£10 (pay what you can afford)

BAD ASH + special guest Matthew Bourne
You should definitely come and see this band. But don't take our word for it:
Ed Jones (Tenor/Soprano Sax, Bass Clarinet) - "A formidable saxophonist... he’s an improviser to his fingertips, a player of forceful imagination, and one of the UK’s most distinctive saxophonists" John Fordham, The Guardian.
Mark Sanders (Drums) - "...the ubiquitous, diverse and constantly creative drummer Mark Sanders, who always outdoes himself, whether playing with restraint or erupting like a dynamo"
Bruce L Gallenter, Downtown Music Gallery
Mark Lewandowski (Double Bass) - "...a huge, vibrant, singing tone... some amazing solos, with the agility and articulation of a horn player" Nottingham Post
Matt Bourne (Keyboards/Electronics) - "Year zero improvising of the highest order" Jazzwise

Joe Simmonds - Guitar, Trumpet
Matt Cliffe - Saxophones, Flute
Elliot Roffe - Bass
Simon Henry, Joel Stedman - Percussion
James Milligan - Electronics

The Joe Simmonds band are seeking to combine contemporary elements with traditions from India and Africa in order to offer a different perspective to people on the function of improvisation in music. Playing original material, the band are experimenting in order to discover a shared experience between the performer and audience inspired by artists such as The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Jon Hassell and electric Miles Davis.

21 Mar 20:00
Wharf Chambers
Ground Floor, 23 - 25 Wharf Street, LS2 7EQ Leeds

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Sponsor a key for Inkwell's new piano!

Inkwell is a fantastic place - a safe, creative and accessible venue in Leeds challenging the stigma of mental health.

Seven Jazz, the voluntary jazz promoter in Leeds - use Inkwell to put on fortnightly jazz and blues concerts. Artists who have played there recently including Laura Jurd, Zoe Gilby, Steve Philips, Big Boy Bloater and Rommi Smith. They also run the "Inkwell Divas" vocal jazz sessions on Saturday afternoons, jam sessions on Sunday afternoons and their jazz choir on Monday evenings.

Seven Jazz want like to buy a Yamaha U3 piano for everyone to use at Inkwell and are putting some of their own funds in to do this. The piano is for everyone to use at Inkwell  - but we'd like the best jazz and blues pianists to beat a path to Inkwell's door!

So do help us by sponsoring a note (or two). Choose your key(s) and we'll make sure we put your name on Joe Warberton's artistic keyboard he's made to celebrate this event. There are 88 keys for you to choose from - you can donate just £5 for one, or buy an octave for £60. Thanks!

Dave Kane Large Ensemble + Alex Bonney & Corey Mwamba @Seven Arts Leeds

From Dave Kane (Leeds bassist, composer and bandleader)...

Hi - I'm doing this gig to celebrate turning 40! If you could please spread the word about it - that would be amazing.  It's a pretty serious band and is going to be a big band playing music that is not the normal type of big band stuff edge of your seat compositions.

Many thanks  and hope to see you at the gig. x

Dave Kane Large Ensemble + Alex Bonney & Corey Mwamba
Seven Arts Leeds
31 Harrogate Road
Leeds LS7 3PD
Saturday 19 March at 20:00

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Ingrid Jensen's Norvoljazz tour dates announced

Great article by Kim Macari about the first Norvoljazz tour with Canadian trumpeter Ingrid Jensen coming up this May - put those dates in your diary!

Ingid Jensen trumpet with Jez Franks guitar, Andy Champion bass, Tim Giles drums

May 26th – Black Swan Venue, Newcastle
May 28th – HEART, Leeds (ft. Jamil Sheriff piano)
May 29th – Ingrid Jensen and the Leeds Jazz Orchestra, Seven jazz at Seven Arts Leeds 1.30pm
June 1st – The Cask, Scarborough Jazz
June 3rd – Wakefield Jazz
June 5th – Ronnie Scott's, London (Quartet & Engines Orchestra)

Here's the link!

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Music in the Round and Sheffield Jazz get practising

In the coming year Sheffield's Music in the Round will be exploring classical improvisation through a number of events.

To kick off the series, we invite jazz and classical enthusiasts to a friendly and welcoming workshop in partnership with Sheffield Jazz, run by experts Mark Lockheart, Jasper Høiby, and Liam Noble. There is no set standard for joining in, so bring an instrument or just your voice and get ready to get creative!

When and where?
Saturday 2 April, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm. Crucible Studio, Sheffield

Participant tickets: £10 / £8 Disabled & Unemployed / £6 Under 18s & Students

Book online at: or call 0114 281 4660

Mark Lockheart, Jasper Høiby and Liam Noble will be appearing as Majila live at Seven Arts Leeds on Thus 31 Mar and at the Crucible studio on Friday 1 Mar

Jazz in Wilmslow in March

Brownfield-Byrne Quintet 29 March

The March programme for Jazz in Wilmslow-every Tuesday

March 8th:- ROSIE HARRISON (vocals/alto sax), TERRY BRUNT (trombone) and The PETER ROBINSON trio

March 15th:- JULIE EDWARDS (vocals), KEVIN DEARDEN (bass), ED BARNWELL (keyboard), ED KAINYEK (reeds)

March 22nd:- PAUL SAWTELL (vibes/melodica) with The ANDRZEJ BARANEK trio


Wilmslow Conservative Club, 15, Grove Avenue, Wilmslow SK9 5EG (01625) 528336 8.30pm £7 on the door.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Jazz in the Village. Seven Jazz Leeds in March

Phil Robson Organ Trio 3 March 
 Jeff Williams Group 17 March
 Majila 31 March

We're looking forward to bringing more international jazz stars to Chapel Allerton in Leeds during March !
Thus March 3: Phil Robson's "Organ Trio @Seven Arts 7.45pm 
Phil Robson guitar, Ross Stanley, Hammond organ, Gene Calderazzo drums .£16/14 (NUS £5 on the door)

Phil Robson is one of the most exciting and imaginative jazz musicians around. He’s found his own way back into the Hammond organ jazz tradition with this his organ trio. You will hear powerful melodies, grooves and burning improvisation all melded together by the formidable blend of Phil’s guitar and Ross’s Hammond, driven by Gene’s dynamic drumming.

Seven Jazz introduces rising star Leeds singer Alice Higgins and "Tip Toe" 8-8.30pm

Sun March 6: "Jam Experiment" @Seven Arts 1.30pm
Rory Ingham trombone, Alexander Bone saxes, Toby Comeau piano, Joe Lee bass, Jonathan Mansfield drums. £10/8 (NUS £5 on the door). Kids under 16 free
Jam Experiment are a quintet of young musicians formed by Manchester trombonist Rory Ingham and including the winner of the inaugural BBC Young Musician Jazz Award, saxophonist Alexander Bone. "The Jam Experiment is one of the best young bands I've ever heard " - Alan Barnes

Sun March 13:Seven Jazz Spring Cafe @Inkwell 1.30pm
£7/5 conc, concessions include performers, kids under 16 free
Bring your instrument or your voice and join in, or just watch the fun! The Jazz Voices Choir will be back singing at the Cafe led by Tessa Smith and the Jazz Workshop band will be performing too led by Tom Sharp and Dom Moore. The resident trio is Andy Cholerton on piano, Steve Crocker on bass and John Settle on drums

Thus March 17: Jeff Williams Group featuring Kit Downes @Seven Arts 7.45pm 
Jeff Williams drums; John O’Gallagher, saxophones; Kit Downes piano; Sam Lasserson bass. £16/14, NUS £5 on the door

One of the world’s top drummers, American Jeff Williams cut his teeth backing the likes of Stan Getz, Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano and this quartet features some of the UK’s leading young players plus John O’Gallagher, Jeff’s alto saxophonist from New York where he has been working with artists such as Joe Henderson, Maria Schneider, Billy Hart, and numerous others.

Seven Jazz introduces  young band from Roundhay School “Mixolydia” 8-8.30pm Roddy MacSween (Keys), Isabel MacSween (Alto), Joe Hayes (Alto/Tenor), and Rayner Keyse (Bass) Alexei Pisacane (Clarinet/Alto) and Jonah Evans (Drums).

Sun March 20: Mark Chandler and Kevin Holbrough Quintet  @Seven Arts 1.30pm
Mark Chandler trumpet, Kevin Holbrough trombone, Jamil Sheriff piano/ Gary Jackson bass and Dave Walsh drums £10/8 concessions, NUS £5, kids under 16 free
In a change to our advertised programme Leeds College of Music jazz tutors Mark Chandler and Kevin Holbrough lead this band playing respects to the great jazz musicians of the past and also including some stunning original compositions by  the joint leaders

Sun March 27:Easter Bunny jam session @Inkwell 1.30pm@Inkwell Arts
 £7/5 conc, concessions include performers, kids under 16 free. Bring your instrument or your voice and join in, or just watch the fun at our Easter Sunday Jazz Jam!

Thus March 31  Mark Lockheart's "Majila"@Seven Arts 7.45pm 
Mark Lockheart saxophone/ bass clarinet; Liam Noble piano and Jasper Hoiby bass.£16/14, (NUS £5 on the door only)

Highly respected, innovative bandleaders in their own right, Malija combines three of the UK’s most exciting jazz musicians – original music with influences from bluegrass, tango and jungle grooves. Høiby described it as “weird, simple, complicated, free, tight, floaty, ugly, beautiful and heartfelt depending on your mood”.

Seven Jazz introduces vocalist Nel Begley and the Elephants 8-8.30pm

Tickets online 
Venues: Seven Artspace: 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD.Tel 0113 2626777.
Inkwell Arts: 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3LW
More information :  

See you soon at Seven Jazz!

Steve Crocker

Graeme Wilson at Jazz@Davenham

jazz@davenham presents

Thursday 31st March (in conjunction with Jazz North) - The GRAEME WILSON QUARTET
Tyneside based band with Graeme Wilson tenor saxophone / Paul Edis piano / Andy Champion double bass / Adam Sinclair drums

The sets are of original material, including music from their recent EP Pleasureland and pieces that have just been recorded for a future release. The players infuse driving jazz and latin rhythms with wider enthusiasms for folk and ambient ballads, free improv and the dancefloor. Their tunes explore unusual meters and structures as vehicles for angular and passionate solos, with melodies that tell a story and stay with you.

A taster also on this link -

Tickets from 01606 74502 or 01606 44253

Gig venue - Davenham Theatre: 59 Church Street, Davenham, Cheshire CW9 8NF

Sponsors - Tatton Brewery

Wakefield Jazz ~ March 2016 programme

Geoff Eales

Lee Gibson 

Chris De Saram writes

Only two March gigs as we break over Easter  :

Friday 4th March  -  Welsh piano wizard Geoff Eales’ trio with Noel Langley trumpet. Promoting their new CD “Transience” Geoff is joined by Chris Laurence (bs) and Martin France (dr).

Friday 11th March  -  Classy singer Lee Gibson accompanied by the Chris Holmes trio with John Hallam (sax).

You can buy online via the gig’s page on the website  at the club or by post to Judith Waterhouse,  3, Bramley Park, Church Lane, Bramley, Rotherham, S66 2RU.   Please make cheques out to Wakefield Jazz and include a S A E.

Wakefield Jazz
Wakefield (College Grove) Sports Club
Eastmoor Road
WF1 3RR (Please use WF1 3RZ for satnavs)