Thursday, September 26, 2013

News - Seven Jazz Autumn Seasons kicks off

Keeping the theme with Seven Jazz, the autumn evening season starts this Saturday with Beats and Pieces a big band from the other side of the Pennines. There is a exciting mix of acts ranging from duet through to The Ronnie Bottomley Jazz Orchestra with the fabulous Lee Gibson. Something for everyone, definitely worth checking out!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

News - Seven Jazz Choir

I have just had a note through from Seven Jazz: Nicki Allan has just got back from Cuba, inspired by Cuban music - which is sung in three part harmony, so come along and join the fun in our Jazz Voices choir!. Either just come along to Inkwell Arts, 31 Potternewton Lane LS7 3LW or contact Jean Watson There are a couple of gigs lined up too. The first class is Monday week, 16th September 7pm-9pm. Cost £5 each, or if you want the complete autumn that’s £25 for all six. Dates for your diary… Mon 16 Sept, Mon 30 Sept, Mon 14 Oct, Mon 28 Oct, Mon 11 Nov, Mon 25 Nov, See you at Inkwell – don’t be late!

Monday, September 2, 2013

News - Autumn round up of gigs

Autumn is fast approaching…
Which means that the listings for Leeds Jazz clubs are coming in!
I thought I would have a roundup of jazz gigs in and around Leeds, get your diaries out!
Please let me know if I have missed any that are open to the general public.

Jazz at the Grove - have the following acts on:
Sept 8th:         Standard Deviation Quartet
Sept 22nd:     Paul Baxter Quartet
Oct 13th:         Laura Jurd Quartet
Oct 27th:         Dee Byrne
Nov 10th:        West Coast Project
Nov 24th:        Matt Anderson/Jiannis Pavlidis  Quartet
Dec 8th:          Stuart McCallum Trio

With the changes to Seven Jazz (3 new and the old venues being used) -
Evening international concert series 8-11pm   
28 Sept          “Beats&Pieces” big band                                                    - Seven Arts
10 Oct             Alan Barnes-Bruce Adams Quintet                                     - Seven Arts
19 Oct             “The Impossible Gentlemen”                                                - Seven Arts
2 Nov              Jerry Bergonzi quartet featuring Gareth Williams - Seven Arts
21 Nov            Art Theman + Dave Newton                                                 - Seven Arts
12 Dec           Lee Gibson with Ronnie Bottomley Jazz Orchestra - Leeds Irish Centre
Sunday afternoon concert series 1-4pm:
8 Sept             Steve Hanley Quartet “Orion”                                               - Inkwell Arts
15 Sept          Eirik Svela Trio                                                                      - Inkwell Arts
22 Sept          Kit Downes Trio                                                                    - Seven Arts 
6 Oct               “Taba Time”                                                                           - Seven Arts
13 Oct             Derrick Harris Trio                                                                - Inkwell Arts 
20 Oct             3-5pm Zoe Rahman Quartet                                    - University of Leeds 
27 Oct              “The Weave”                                                             - Seven Arts
10 Nov            Matt Anderson “Standard Deviation Quartet”                    - Inkwell Arts
17 Nov            Nicki Allan Quintet                                                                 - Seven Arts
24 Nov            Richard Iles “Microscopic”                                                   - Seven Arts
1 Dec              Autumn Jazz CafĂ© and Jam Session                                  - Inkwell Arts
8 Dec              Simon Beddoe Quintet tribute to Donald Byrd                  -Seven Arts
15 Dec           Festive Jazz                                                                           - Inkwell Arts
22 Dec           Dudley Nesbitt and “Pan Jumby”                                         - Seven Arts
Prices and venues may vary so please check the website, the addresses are:
Inkwell Arts, 31 Potternewton Lane Chapel Allerton
Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Road Chapel Allerton
Leeds Irish Centre, York Road   
University of  Leeds,  Clothworkers Hall, Cavendish Road LS2 9DL

The Leeds Jazz Club – Armley 8.30 – 11pm
3rd Sept         Gambit JB (Party Night)
10th Sept       Wabash Jazzmen
17th Sept       Spats Langham & Hot Fingers
24th Sept       New Orleans Heat
1st Oct            Armstrong Oliver Band
8th Oct            White Eagles JB
15th Oct          Harlem Hot Stompers
22nd Oct          Spirit Of New Orleans
29th Oct          Jazz Gentlemen
5th Nov            Savannah JB
12th Nov         Dave Mott's Jazz Classics
19thNov          Gavin Lee's New Orleans
26th Nov         Sussex Jazz Kings
3rd Dec          Tame Valley Stompers
10th Dec        Swingamathing (7 piece Swing Band)
17th Dec        Merseysippi JB + Leeds C Stompers 
24th Dec        No Jazz
31st Dec        No Jazz

The Fuse Box -
Special gig at Hyde Park Picture House, Brudenell Road, LS6 1JD
5th Sept,         4pm* Doors Open at 3.30pm.
6th Sept,         7.30pmDoors Open at 7.15pm.
9 Burley Street; Fox and Newt; Leeds LS3 1LD
24th Sept        FBCOrchestra Open Rehearsal
4th Oct            Silence Blossoms & friends
More to be updated

Sela Bar, 20 New Briggate, Leeds, LS12 1UN. Sun 15 Sep – Stuart McCallum Trio Tue 15 Oct – Compassionate Dictatorship - £7/£5 - 8pm Sun 20 Oct – Jiannis Pavlidis Trio (+ support from The Qul Project) Sun Nov 17 – Joel Purnell Quartet (+ support from Calvin Travers Trio) Tue Nov 26 – Martin Speake Trio with Mike Outram and Jeff Williams - £9/£7 - 8pm Fri Dec 15 – Jamie Taylor's Outside Line (+ support from Peter Johnson Quintet) Unless otherwise stated, all gigs start at 10pm and are free entry. Support bands (where applicable) start at 8:30pm.
More to be updated

On Thursdays there is always Brendan Duffy’s Something Else at The Victoria Hotel LS1 3BB 

Jazz At Heart – Headingly
September 27th - Sam Watts/Mike Fletcher Duo
October 12th - Apollo Collaboration
November 30th - Standard Deviation Quartet
December 14th - Al Morrison's Blues Experience
Ask on their web site to check the first week of September for the autumn-winter programme

Well that’s 83 or more gigs in 4 four months across many styles of jazz, should keep the most enthusiastic music goer busy! I have given the web addresses as the prices vary, so please check before you go.
 It would be great to hear from you which gigs you are looking forward to catching or have been to!