Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Live Jazz in Leeds - September and October

Rory Ingham,  Dom Ingham, Will Harris and Jonny Mansfield – Wed 9 Sept

Jazz in the Courtyard-  September

Live distanced jazz gigs from Leeds in the Seven Arts Courtyard (if dry), Sunday afternoons 1.30-3.30pm and every Wednesday evening 6-7.30pm. If the weather is wet the gig will be held inside the venue (also distanced). (all this of course depends on the local lockdown situation in Leeds - if that changes we may need to reschedule concerts).

Rory Ingham, trombone and Dom Ingham violin, Will Harris bass, Jonny Mansfield vibes – Wed 9 Sept Rush Hour Jazz 6-7.15 pm (pictured).
Rory Dom and Jonny are all staying in Yorkshire at present – so we thought let’s hear them all together at our Rush Hour gig. Their bands and music will familiar to our jazz audience through contemporary jazz groups like Bonsai, and Elftet. Bassist Will Harris is actually coming up from Bristol too! This will be a lovely example of how the lockdown can produce some rare music!

Jennie Hammond sings Blossom Dearie – Sun 13 Sept 1.30-3.30pm.
Jennie Hammond interprets the songs of Blossom Dearie, a remarkable vocalist jazz pianist, and composer from the bebop era who was able to bridge the gap between west side rhythm and east side lyrical content throughout her career. Jennie Hammond has been singing ever since she can remember. She has studied the vocal greats of all time, Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley Horne, Carmen McRae, Norma Winstone, Carol Kidd and Blossom Dearie to name but a few and was gigging by the age of 14. With Jason Scott on piano, Will Powell guitar Steve Crocker bass and Dom Moore drums.

Will Howard Trio – Wed 16 Sept Rush Hour Jazz 6-7.15pm
Leeds’ wizard of the tenor saxophone plays the music of the jazz giants from Dike Ellington onwards- with Elliott Roffe on bass and Will Blackstone drums

Sunday Jazz Jam session 20th Sept 1.30-3.30pm:
A courtyard  jazz jam session with the JazzLeeds Trio supporting people who wish to come and sing or play. Numbers for the jam session limited due to Covid 19 restrictions. Please contact Steve Crocker if you would like to play email: crockersteve@ntlworld.com Starts 1.30-3.30pm

Svarc- Hanley-Longhawn Rush Hour Jazz 23 Sept 1.30-3.30pm

Nik Svarc –Guitar/Loops, Steve Hanley-Drums, Martin Longhawn- Organ/Keys.‘Leeds Guitarist Nik Svarc,Drummer-Percussionist Steve Hanley and Keyboardist Martin Longhawn join the dots between Jazz-Rock and Hammond funk,discovering an interesting angle for an old-school sound mixed with some hyper-catchy hooks and grooves’-JAZZWISE

Tom Sharp quartet – Sunday afternoon 27 September 1.30-3.30pm Featuring some of the best young musicians in Leeds, and featuring the expressive jazz trumpet of Tom Sharp, with Nico Widdowson on piano, Fergus Quill bass and Josh Smout drums .

Kate Peters Quartet play Rush Hour Jazz – Wed 30th Sept 6-7.15pm

Kate Peters is a uniquely talented and versatile vocalist based in the north of England. .
A graduate of Leeds College of Music, Kate has worked in a wide variety of styles and areas of the music industry. Her versatility as a vocalist has enabled her to perform and record everything from Dance Music to Jazz to Musical Theatre and she has had the pleasure of working alongside some amazing artists, such as Candi Staton, Jaki Graham, Roachford, Katrina Leskanich (Katrina and the Waves) and Angie Brown. ‘Sultry, sexy, fruity vocals.’ (Seven jazz.co.uk)

These September gigs are Pay as you feel - fully distanced, table service.
Please check for updates on our web page www.jazzleeds.org.uk or the Seven Arts web page www.sevenleeds.co.uk

Jazz and blues inside Seven Arts - October

Looking ahead to October and our gigs inside distanced gigs at Seven Arts. Seating will be restricted to 40 people maximum and we will be having concerts with one long set rather than having an interval. For popular concerts we will be having two separate ticketed performances on the same day,

Sunday afternoon 4th October
we have a blues session - James O’Hara with the Bluebirds
Featuring popular blues singer and guitarist James O Hara, the local legend that is Cleve Frecketon on vocals and keyboard, John Burr on harmonica, Barkley McKay keyboard and guitar, Courtny Thomas bass and Gordon Kilroy drums.  There will be two separate performances of an hour each for this popular gig.
Performance times at 1.30pm and 3.15pm. Tickets for each performance £10/8
Sunday afternoon 11th October “Means and Ends”  featuring  Ben Lowman sax, Jamie Taylor guitar, Martin Longhawn organ and Steve Hanley drums. 
Laid back grooves and hard swinging Blue Note tunes.
One performance from 1.30pm. £10/8

Sunday afternoon 18th October: Latin Jazz “Catimba” with Raquel Alvaro, Vincente Margueles piano, Andy Leggett bass, Brendan Bache drums  One performance from 1.30pm. £10/8

Sunday afternoon  25th October: - Henry Botham solo blues and boogie piano 
Henry is one of the UK’s leading solo Stride, Blues and New Orleans pianists
One performance from 1.30pm. £10/8 
29th October: Thursday evening - Fergus Mcreadie Trio .
Fergus McCreadie: piano; David Bowden: bass; Stephen Henderson: drums £14/12
Our first evening concert of the autumn will feature Fergus McCreadie, a phenomenal young pianist and his trio is one of the most exciting young groups in European jazz at the moment. They were the winner of Album of the Year in the 2019 UK Parliamentary Jazz Awards for their album “Turas”. The trio concerts have earned five-star reviews and an invitation to appear at Ronnie Scotts’ International Piano Trio festival. They have also featured at Oslo and Stockholm Jazz Festivals.  Playing music that reflects the Scottish landscape and traditions while honouring the American and Nordic jazz legacies, they brought audiences to their feet across Northern Europe during their Spring ’19 tour. “Simply outstanding” – Jazzwise. “Think Erik Satie running on Islay Malt rather than Absinthe” – The Scotsman, 5* review of Turas.  “real personality … lucidly atmospheric … fire and virtuosity” – The Times www.fergusmccreadie.co.uk/
There will be two separate performances of this popular gig
Performance times - 7pm and 8.45pm 

Tickets to all our indoor concerts are available on https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds

Stay safe, stay cool, keep supporting our live jazz!

Steve Crocker


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