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
The JOE SIMMONDS Band
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
Ground Floor, 23 - 25 Wharf Street, LS2 7EQ Leeds