Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Preview - Something for the weekend sir?

This coming weekend will be something of a weekend jazz spectacular in Leeds with Seven Jazz Leeds promoting not one but two award winning bands

On Saturday evening 19th October 8pm there is Anglo American supergroup THE IMPOSSIBLE GENTLEMEN who were recently voted “Best jazz group 2013” in the Parliamentary Jazz awards. Inspirational, dazzling, melodically enthralling music from two of the UK’s finest musicians with two great stars of the US jazz scene. Multi award winning pianist Gwilym Simcock has been named checked as a "genius" by no less Chick Corea. Mike Walker is one of Europe's most exciting guitarists and a big favourite of the Leeds audience. Steve Rodby has been the bassist with the Pat Metheny Group for the past 30 years. Drummer Adam Nussbaum’s work with Michael Brecker won him a Grammy in 1988
@Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton

Then on Sunday afternoon 20th October 3-5pm there is the ZOE RAHMAN QUARTET appearing in an afternoon concert at the Clothworkers Hall, University of Leeds as a joint promotion between the University and Seven Jazz Leeds. Zoe is one of the brightest stars on the contemporary jazz scene -a vibrant and highly individual pianist/composer with a style deeply rooted in jazz yet reflecting her classical background, her British/Bengali heritage and her very broad musical taste. Having played sell-out shows this year with her Kindred Spirits album, pianist Zoe Rahman has just won Best Jazz Act in the prestigious 2012 MOBO awards.

Good to see live jazz is flourishing in the north!

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