Mared Williams - Inkwell Divas Sat 2 June
B.D Lenz Inkwell 1 July
Exciting times for us with our first big JazzLeeds festival in July, but before then, still lots to enjoy from our regular programme. It's four weeks that features some talented jazz singers, a special all afternoon "Jazz on A Summers Day" at the Chapel Allerton Club, and a visit from popular US guitarist BD Lenz
Mared Williams - June Inkwell Divas - Saturday 2 June 1.30-3pm in the cafe at Inkwell featuring this young Welsh vocalist who has been with us at Seven Arts with the Eastgate and LUU Big Bands and really impressed - she's appearing for the first time at the Inkwell cafe in the Inkwell Divas series with her own trio. Free gig – payf contribution
Inkwell Jazz Jam session Sunday afternoon 3 June @Inkwell Doors 1.30pm £7/5 (£5 includes performers) Our June Jam Session come along and sing, play or just enjoy! Joe Boyes is on piano, Trev Prinn on bass and Steve Mullarky on drums
“Jazz on a Summers Day” Saturday afternoon 9 June 1-5pm (organised by Nicki Allan) @Chapel Allerton Club 19 Town St, Leeds LS7 4NB (outside if dry, inside if wet!). A relaxing Saturday afternoon in Chapel Allerton with these five bands. Food and drink available + a big raffle
Nicki Allan Band; Ros Lewis Band; Jeff Hewer Vocal Duo; Wendy Kirkland; Abtuse
- payf contribution
Jazz in the bar feat Brendan Duffy sax and Jenny Hammond vocals Sunday afternoon 10 June - our new sessions at Seven Arts bar - outside in the courtyard if fine, inside if not. Jazz Leeds trio in support@Seven Arts 2-4pm payf collection
Nicki Allen and Andy Cholerton Sun afternoon 17 June @Inkwell Doors 1.30pm £9/7 (NUS £5)
Nicki’s ability to interpret Jazz Classics effortlessly and stylishly has made her a well-respected Jazz singer over recent years. Andy Cholerton is a fantastic solo pianist and accompanist to many world class performers.
June Rush Hour Jazz with Peridot Hill - Wednesday 20 June 6-7pm in the bar @Seven Arts featuring the excellent Chapel Allerton based jazz singer Peridot Hill with the Jazz Leeds trio with Jeff Hewer guitar, Steve Crocker bass and Dom Moore drums + Martin Townshend on sax/flute. payf contribution
Jazz in the bar with saxman and blues singer Jon Taylor- Sunday afternoon 24 June Jazz in the bar @Seven Arts 2-4pm with the Jazz Leeds trio - outside in the courtyard if fine, inside if not. - payf collection
BD Lenz Trio Sunday afternoon 1 July @Inkwell Doors 1.30pm £9/7 (NUS £5)
B.D Lenz guitar, James Rosocha- bass, Joe Falcey – drums.
Mix together the styles of Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, and Stevie Ray Vaughan and you have the recipe for contempo-jazz guitarist B.D. Lenz. This New York native has played guitar since his early teens, is a graduate of Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, and has studied with such masters as Mike Stern, Vic Juris, and Charlie Banacos. BD is making what is a regular visit to us now from the States. He's a pretty cool guy!
Our Venues and websites:
Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD
Inkwell Arts: 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3LW
Chapel Allerton Club 19 Town St, Leeds LS7 4NB (behind the Methodist Hall)
Regular programme here- www.jazzleeds.org.uk
Jazz Leeds Festival (July 19-24th) here - www.jazzleedsfestival.co.uk