Monday, 2 January 2017

Music is the remedy at Seven Jazz Leeds!

Riff Raff 8 January 
Cloudmakers "Five" 19 January 

Start the year listening to great jazz or come and join in too with our Seven Jazz choir, our workshop or our jazz jam session in Chapel Allerton, Leeds! Your new year jazz cure starts here..

Sun Jan 8 Dave Mannington’s “Riff Raff”  
@Seven Arts - doors open 1pm. Music 1.30-4.00pm Tickets £10/8 concessions
Brigitte Beraha – vocals, Tomas Challenger – Sax, Ivo Neame - Piano/accordion, Rob Updegraff – guitar, Dave Manington – Bass, Tim Giles – Drums

Jazz super-group "Riff Raff", features some of the most acclaimed musicians in the country, and led by founder member of London's Loop Collective, Dave Manington on bass, a musician who has played with an incredible array of stars (including Marius Neset and Gwilym Simcock) and also featuring Brigitte Beraha (Kenny Wheeler, Henry Lowther) on vocals, Tom Challenger (Outhouse, Red Snapper) on tenor sax, Ivo Neame (Phronesis, Fringe Magnetic, Cinematic Orchestra) on piano/Rhodes/accordion, Rob Updegraff (Ronnie Scotts All Stars, Eska, Zigaboo Modeliste) on guitar, and Tim Giles (Iain Ballamy, Art Farmer) on drums/percussion. This is jazz that draws on classical, folk and electronic music that is quirky, lyrical, and engaging. “Grooves like hell” – Jazzwise (£10/8 concessions, students £5)

Sun Jan 15 Jazz Cafe and Jam Session
@Inkwell doors open 1pm, music 1.30-4.00pm Tickets £7/5 concessions (concessions includes performers). A warm welcome to everyone to our new monthly jam session at Inkwell! Bring your instrument, your voice, even your band - or just come along and enjoy the fun! The Seven Jazz band will be there to support you.

The first of international jazz concert in on Thursday evening 19 January featuring vibesman Jim Hart:

Thurs Jan 19th: "Cloudmakers" feat. Hannes Riepler + Antonin Tri Hoang 
@Seven Arts - doors open 7.30pm, music 8-11pm. Tickets £16/14 concessions; full time students £5 on the door
Hannes Riepler: guitar; Antonin Tri Hoang: alto sax, Jim Hart: vibes; Michael Janisch: bass; Dave Smith: drums. 
Cloudmakers represents the culmination of over a decade of musical growth between three of the finest musicians in the UK, vibesman Jim Hart with drummer Dave Smith and MOBO award nominated bassist Mike Janisch.  Cloudmakers ‘Five’ is a new project which features special guests Antonin-Tri Hoang (France) on Alto sax and clarinet and Hannes Reipler on guitar (Austria). The quintet will be playing all new music drawn from such diverse musical worlds—including free-jazz, funk, electronic experimentation, pure swing and unbridled improvisation. "Their music is impossible to resist" - 4 Stars, Downbeat Magazine
Support is from Seven Jazz's own Jean Watson sextet 8pm

Sun Jan 22 "Perpetual Motion Machine"
@Seven Arts, doors 1pm, music 1.30-4.00pm. Tickets£10/8 concessions; full time students £5 on the door
Sam Dunn and Jamie Taylor guitars, Ben Lowman and Riley Stone-Lonergan on saxes Garry Jackson bass and Steve Hanley drums
Perpetual Motion Machine play their own original music; a dynamic mixture of jazz, rock, funk and ambient soundscapes, with an energy and dynamism that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Sun Jan 29 Leeds University Union Big Band
@Seven Arts, doors 1pm, music 1.30-4.15pm Tickets £10/8 concessions; full time students £5 on the door
Trumpets- Dan Coulthurst, Rich Hodgson, Sam Rosenbach, George Pierson, Ed Harrison; Trombones -Elliot Crouch, Charlie Knighton,Lewis Hammond,Alex Barrie Alto Saxes - Jasmine Whalley, Danielle Drew, Tenor Saxes - Paul Smith, Olivia Rome, Baritone Sax - Sarah Austen. Guitar - Elliot Wenman, Bass - Dave Edwards, Keyboard - Joe Whelan, Drums and Percussion - Chris Cox and James Law Vocals - Michael Ahomka Lindsay and Mared Williams
Formed in 1987 as part of the Leeds University Union Music Society they have moved from its humble beginnings to an independent, semi-professional band gigging around Leeds, the wider Yorkshire area and further afield. The repertoire features tunes by the likes of Count Basie and Thad Jones, and with Big Band arrangements of pop tunes ranging from Michael Jackson to Justin Timberlake.

Seven Jazz Workshops and Jazz Choir:
Don't forget also if you'd like to take part in our workshop classes then our Seven Jazz Voices Choir start their rehearsals again @Inkwell on Monday 9 January 7-9pm led by Tessa Smith - just come along, join in and sing, or contact The Jazz Workshop is now based at Inkwell on Sunday morning 10-12pm on the first and third Sundays of each month starting on Sunday 8 January led by Tom Sharp and Dom Moore - for information about this, contact

Inkwell Divas
Saturday 7 Jan 1.30-3.30pm – the first "Inkwell Divas" of 2017 features talented jazz vocalist and flautist Sarah Henderson with the Seven Jazz trio (Inkwell's vegetarian cafe too! Payf collection)

Rush Hour Jazz 
Wednesday 18 Jan 6-7pm - Rush Hour Jazz in the bar at Seven Arts with James Boyes (tenor sax) and the Seven Jazz trio (payf collection)

Our details: 
Seven Artspace: 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD.Tel 0113 2626777.
Inkwell: 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3LW. Tel  0113 3070108.
Our Seven Jazz Website is where there are links so you can follow us on our Facebook and Twitter sites.

We’ve got six fantastic evening concert happening this spring - why not buy a season ticket and see all for £70 or £60 concession? Tickets here Also, if you'd like a copy of our new Spring 2017 leaflet with all the details you can also pick one up at Leeds Visitor Centre next to the Central Library, at Jumbo Records, Chapel Allerton library and at our two venues, Seven Arts and Inkwell.

We wish you all a happy New Year and look forward to seeing you soon at a Seven Jazz event!

Steve Crocker
Seven Jazz Leeds

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