Friday, 7 April 2017

Seven Jazz has Electro, Caribbean, Swing and Funk to tempt you .

Dan Goldman Elec-trio Sun 23 April

Something for everyone at Seven jazz this April! Leeds own steel pan maestro Dudley Nesbitt has always dreamed of showcasing his wizardry with a jazz big band. Now he's got the chance - he's been rehearsing with the brilliant Leeds College of Music Jazz Orchestra to perform a special programme at Seven Arts showcasing the jazz steel pan. Plus a special double header of electro jazz as we feature another of our "All Done By Seven" Sundays, swing jazz with the Flycats on International jazz day, improv and contemporary rock with Big Band Wolf and the lovely jazz vocals of Georgina Barr on Easter Sunday.

Big Bad Wolf 
Sunday afternoon @Seven Arts Sun 9 April 1.30pm
Jay Davis -drums, Owen Dawson -trombone, Rob Luft guitar, Michael de Souza bass VI
Featuring Jay Davis and Michael de Souza, two Leeds College of Music alumni, Big Bad Wolf is a London based band featuring washy guitars, ambient vocals, brassy hooks and deep grooves. Big Bad Wolf have developed a unique way to bridge the gap between improvised music and contemporary pop/rock styles.
"I really like the kind of combination of lazy trombone and darting guitar riffs" - Jez Nelson, BBC Radio 3 (Jazz On 3)
@Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD Sunday afternoon April 9 1.30pm start £10/8 (NUS £5)

Georgina Barr Quintet
Easter Sunday afternoon @Inkwell Sun 16 April 1.30pm
Georgina Barr vocals, Brendan Duffy Sax, Martin Longhawn piano, Steve Crocker bass, Dave Lee drums.
Leeds singer Georgina Barr used to be part of LYJRO many moons ago, now having graduated from Leeds College of Music she makes a welcome return to Inkwell with her own brand of jazz singing and with Brendan Duffy on saxophone
@Inkwell Arts 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3LW  Sunday afternoon April 16 1.30pm start £9/7 (NUS and performers £5)

Rush Hour Jazz with Brendan Duffy 
Wednesday @Seven Arts Bar Wed 19 April 6pm
Brendan Duffy is Leeds’s favourite tenor sax players, music educator and all round good guy. This session will feature him accompanied by the Seven Jazz trio and there will be a bit of Latin, some Funk, some dancing (up to you!) and great jazz
@Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD. Wed 19 April 6-7pm. Payf collection.

The Electric “All done by 7” featuring Dan Goldman's "Elec-Trio" and Svarc-Hanley-Longhawn 
Late Sunday afternoon @Seven Arts Sun 23 April 4.00-7.00pm
Our second early evening double header this time featuring something electric...
4.00 ElecTrio - Dan Goldman Rhodes + JDXA, Hamlet Luton, Bass and Gordon Kilroy, drums 
5.30 Svarc-Hanley-Longhawn - Nik Svarc guitar, Steve Hanley drums and Martin Longhawn keyboards. 
Dan Goldman - alias JD73, is a legendary Leeds keyboardist/producer. He's played with the big names of jazz funk and pop - Morcheeba, TY, Dennis Rollins' Badbone & Co, The Haggis Horns, The Jamiroquai Band The New Mastersounds Nightmares on Wax, Shlomo, Eska, Corinne Bailey-Rae, and many more. He's recently been given the accolade of bring part of the Jazz North "Northern Line" rosta of artists. Electro trio feature Hamlet Luton bass and Gordon Kilroy drums play hot, steamy, edgy, nasty, funk-fusion.
Svarc Hanley Longhawn features Leeds jazz- funk heroes Nik Svarc, Steve Hanley and Martin Longhawn. 'These three push all the buttons, tick all the boxes. You want funk? you got it? You want Jazz? It's right there. Maybe you want to go a little towards the outside? They'll take you there and bring you back in one piece'. Lance Liddle - Bebop Spoken Here
Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD. Sunday early evening 23 April 4-7pm @Seven Arts £10/8 (NUS £5)

Dudley Nesbitt + Leeds College of Music Jazz orchestra
Thursday evening @Seven Arts on Thursday 27 April 8pm start
Leeds own steel pan maestro Dudley Nesbitt performs a special programme at Seven Arts showcasing the jazz steel pan. Dudley was the arranger for Steel Orchestras in Panorama in his native Trinidad – their equivalent of the Proms! This evening will be a chance for Dudley to play with the brilliant student musicians of the Leeds College of Music award winning Big Band. The Big band will be led by tenor saxman, staff member and alumnus Rob Mitchell.
Support from the Pan Workshop band 8pm
Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD. Thursday evening April 27 @Seven Arts Music 8.00pm £16/14 (NUS £5)

Swing Jazz with The Flycats
@Seven Arts Sun 30 April 1.30pm
Jonny Enser: Trumpet, Alex McDowall: Guitar, Arran Kent: Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Rosie Turton: Trombone, Oliver Cadman: Piano Alec Hewes: Bass Finn Booth: Drums Rita O'Idenberg: Vocals 
A special swing Jazz event for you to celebrate International Jazz day. Our Sunday afternoon gig features a band that take their name from one of the hippest jump bands of the 1940's, The Flycats.  showcasing the swing music frfom jazz's history featuring Duke Ellington, Cootie Williams, Pete Johnson, Frankie Newton, Charlie Christian and others. If you want a tour around jazz history this is a good place to start!
Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD. Sunday afternoon 30 April 1.30pm start £10/8 (NUS £5)

Seven Jazz Workshops and Choir@Inkwell 
Next Jazz Workshop is on Sunday morning 7 May  @Inkwell 10-12 am cost £10 (or £8 conc) per session. Tutors are Tom Sharp, Dom Moore or Pete Rosser e: tel 0113 2370700.

The “Jazz Voices” choir next meets again Monday evening 8 May 7-9pm to sing popular jazz tunes. As leader we welcome back Nicki Allen, popular Leeds jazz singer and tutor at Royal Northern College of Music. @Inkwell Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton. 7-9pm, £5 per session e: tel 07544 352594. Starts 8 May

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See you soon at Seven Jazz!

Steve Crocker
Seven Jazz Leeds

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