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Friday, 1 September 2017

Village Jazz Festival this weekend in Chapel Allerton!

Dave Kane's Magic Ya Ya Band 1 Sept 

The Chapel Allerton Village Jazz Festival in Leeds gets underway on  Friday 1st September  and running to Sunday 3rd September. 

There is a definite "funky feel" to the bands on offer at this second Village Jazz Festival . Dave Kane's amazing Magic Ya Ya band open the festival on Friday 1st September, then there are performances on Saturday by bluesy songstress Terry Shaltiel with guitarist Esmond Selwyn and on Sunday afternoon on the main festival Regent Street stage by rising stars Nag Champa, Dan Goldman's Elec-trio, Hyde Park Brass plus a final set from the popular James O'Hara Blues Band

Dazzling jazz sax player Dave O'Higgins will headline, with a special performance with material from his latest album, "It's Always 9.30 in Zog" at Seven Arts on Saturday 2nd September. "He plays with quite exceptional fluency and his fund of ideas never runs out" - Observer. His band will also be giving a masterclass before the concert

There are a whole host of other performances over the weekend as well including pop-up sets from the Washboard Resonators in  the cafes of Chapel Allerton village, a set from community big band, Mojo 78, popular vocalist Marlena Rose with Canadian guitarist Jeff Hewer and the latin rhythms of Tempo Feliz

All in all 4 venues with 14 different bands - plus the rest of the Chapel Allerton Arts Festival to enjoy too.


Seven Arts 
Fri 1 September Dave Kane’s Magic Ya-Ya Band @Seven Arts doors 7.30pm
Dave Kane - electric bass & composer. Chris Sharkey – guitar, Matt Bourne – keys, Si Kaylor & James Mainwaring - tenor saxes Ollie Dover - Bari sax. Joost Hendrickx & Sam Hobbs - drums.
Support from 8-8.30pm: Guitarist Will Powell’s “Chunky Indulgence” organ trio 8.00-8.30pm
Tickets on the door or in advance £12/10 tickets

Jazz around the Willow Tree!
Sat 2 Sept @The Woods - free event with Washboard Resonators 12.45 – 1.45 Tempo Feliz 2pm- 3.30pm Terri Shaltiel and Esmond Selwyn 3.45pm- 5.30pm (£150  paid by Woods)

Sat 2 Sept @Chapel Allerton Club Nicki Allan band 2pm
Sat 2 Sept @Yorkshire Bank – Alligator Gumbo 4pm
Sat 2 Sept @Chapel Allerton Cafes (Café Opposite, Bucca di Pizza, Cafe Nero, House of Koko, Seven Arts) – The Cafe Run – see all the jazz/roots bands doing short slots

Jazz at Inkwell
Sat 2 Sept @Inkwell - free event with Jeff Hewer guitar and Marlena Rose vocals 1.30-3.30pm

Seven Arts 
Sat 2 Sept Dave O’Higgins Quartet @Seven Arts doors 7.30pmConcert (doors 7.30pm) Dave O’Higgins - tenor and soprano saxes ,Graham Harvey – piano, Geoff Gascoyne – bass, Sebastiaan de Krom - drums. Support from 8-8.30pm: pianist  Pete Rosser’s “Monk” duo feat Richard Ormrod on Bass Clarinet. Pre gig Masterclass at Seven Arts with the Dave O Higgins quartet 5-6pm £5 on the door (open to all). Tickets on the door or in advance £12/10 (tickets  masterclass £5

Sun 3 Sept Jazz Funk and Blues Sunday @Regent Street Main Stage –free event
12.00 Mojo 78 Big Band directed by Dave Evans,
1.15pm Hyde Park Brass
2.30pm Dan Goldman's Elec-trio
3.45pm Nag Champa
5.00pm James O Hara Blues Band

More details here

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