Thursday, 31 December 2020

2020 reflections at Jazz Leeds

Thanks to all the musicians who've made 2020 a memorable year - but in a good way. We're glad we've helped to keep the live scene going in Leeds, and host a few international big names too..

Em Brown Quintet
Teena Lyle Quintet
Gary Boyle Quartet
Jeff Hewer Trio
Soul Surgeons
Ed Kainiek Quartet
Eirik Svela Quintet
Zoe Gilby Quartet
Emilia Mårtensson group
Ethan Iverson/ Martin Speake Quartet
Will Powell Trio
John Settle Quartet
Manouche North  
Sam Jackson and Harry Orme
Rebecca Frodsham
Washboard Resonators
Nicki Allen Quartet
Hyde Park Brass
Toby Jack Brazier group
Ben Powling Quartet
Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat  
John Taylor’s Blues Dudes
Eliot Richards “Meantime”
Bassa Bassa  
Rhythm de Luxe
Alice Higgins
Jeremy Sassoon Quartet
Rory Ingham+Dom Ingham+Jonny Mansfield+Will Harris
Jennie Hammond sings Blossom Dearie
Will Howard Trio  
Tom Sharp Quartet's tribute to Clifford Brown
The Bluebirds
Ends and Means
Kate Peters Quartet
Henry Botham
Fergus McCreadie Trio

Plus... thanks to our jam session participants, to Joey Dunn for her live gig drawings, and to our "living room" recording stars with live sessions by Jeff Hewer, Nicki Allen, Chris Lloyd, Jenny and John Chamberlain, Ed Barnwell and more

Many many thanks also to Seven Arts for allowing us to put the gigs on, to Gledhow Sports Club who hosted our Flying High Jazz picnic (we'll be back!), to Chapel FM for allowing us to do the Jazz Unlocked Radio shows, to Leeds Inspired, Music Leeds, Jazz North for encouragement, and last but not least to all our jazz supporters - we couldn't have got though the year without you.

Happy New Year, and let's hope its a good one for us all!!

Steve Crocker

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