Michelson Morley @Seven Arts 12 June
Hi jazz supporters!
Our Seven Jazz "Take Five" concerts in June start this Sunday June 5th with a new Leeds band:
Will Powell/Ben Powling quartet
Sunday afternoon June 5 1.30-4pm, £7/5 conc
Ben Powling (sax) Will Powell (gtr) with Sam Jackson (bass) and Luke Reddin-Williams (drums)
Exciting new band from Leeds featuring Seven Jazz's Will Powell on guitar and young saxman/jazz club organiser Ben Powling playing tunes of Will and Ben's, plus some tunes by Wayne Shorter, Jim Hall and John Scofield, with influences from electric-era Miles to contemporary bands like Polar Bear, Partisans and Troyka. Some have a more alternative-rock influence/sound, and some will be slightly 'out there' - as per Will's, Ben's, Sam's and Luke's tastes.
Seven Jazz@Seven Arts
Sunday afternoon 12 June, 1.30- 4pm £10/8 conc
Jake McMurchie sax, Dan Messore on guitar, Will Harris on bass, Mark Whitlam on drums
In a rare Leeds appearance, Bristolian jazz electro-minimalism pioneers Michelson Morley featuring "Get the Blessing" saxman Jake McMuchie play @Seven Arts in advance of their upcoming album release on Babel label 'Strange Courage'. Melodic,atmospheric, minimalist music. Perhaps the most original and exciting new UK jazz bands of 2016!
Kathy Dyson with Al Morrison's trio
Seven Jazz@ Inkwell
Sunday afternoon 19 June 1.30-4pm, £7/5 conc
Kathy Dyson guitar, Al Morrison guitar, Ben Crosland bass and Caroline Boaden drums
Change of plan as Deirdre Cartwright who was originally scheduled is now unavailable but we're more than happy to welcome Deidre's long time musical collaborator and fellow guitarist Kathy Dyson to play instead. Accompanying Kathy will be York guitarist Al Morrison's trio for a joyful set of jazz standards and originals.
James Robinson Quintet play the music of Ronnie Bottomley
Sunday afternoon 26 June, 1.30-4.pm, £10/8 conc
Joel Purnell (tenor), Ian Chalk (trumpet), Graham Hearn (piano), Richard Hammond (bass), James Robinson (drums) and Ronnie Bottomley (MD)
Leeds drummer James Robinson and this all-star band interprets the small band jazz pad of Leeds legendary band leader Ronnie Bottomley.
John Etheridge and Vimala Rowe
Thursday evening 30 June Doors open 7.30pm £16/14 conc
Legendary English guitarist brings sensational new vocal star Vimala Rowe to Seven Arts for an evening of passion and soul. John will play some of his celebrated solo set and then be joined by Vimala for an intimate guitar /vocal duo, featuring repertoire drawn from sources across the world.
"Awesome authority whenever he touches a guitar" - The Guardian
"National Treasure" - Birmingham Post
Support from: Tessa Smith directing the Jazz Voices Choir 8.00pm
Seven Artspace: 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD.
Inkwell: 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3LW (the former Shoulder of Mutton pub)
Tickets on the door or online: www.ticketsource.co.uk/sevenjazzleeds