Monday, February 3, 2014

Leeds Jazz Listings
Jazz-at-heart gigs 2014

Dominic Marshall Trio
Saturday 22 February 2014 7.30 p.m. £8 (£5 concessions)
Dominic J Marshall: piano; Tobias Nijboer: double bass; Kaspars Kurdeko: drums.
'brings together a great heritage of the past, but also something very fresh and new' - Jamie Cullum
Support: Moysey’s Noisy Sextet
Kasseldown Quintet
Saturday 22 March 2014 7.30 p.m. £8 (£5 concessions)
A new project led by Harry Orme, formed in late 2013 playing all original compositions. With special guest Matt Anderson, who has been making waves performing and recording as a sideman with Jiannis Pavlidis, Jamie Taylor and Jamil Sheriff, as well as leading his own projects. Also, rising stars of the northern scene: Declan Forde (Piano), Sam Vicary (Bass) and Sam Gardner (Drums).
Support: Toby Noble Trio
 Eirik Svela Trio
12 April 2014 7.30 p.m. £8 (£5 concessions)
The trio features Eirik Svela (Guitar), Simon Read (Bass) and John Arnesen (Drums). The band plays firmly within the hard-bop tradition drawing influences from legendary guitarists such as Wes Montgomery and Pat Martino. The trio’s repertoire is a mix of interpretations of standards and some original tunes.
"If I hear anything better all Fringe I'll eat my umbrella" (Audience member, Buxton Fringe)

 Sam Watts Solo Piano
17 May 2014 7.30 p.m. £8 (£5 concessions)
Sam studied at Leeds College of Music before continuing his studies at the Royal Academy of Music with a scholarship. He graduated with distinction in 2013, also winning the Humphrey Lyttleton prize. In November he performed a solo concert in the 2013 London Jazz Festival playing a selection of ragtime/stride piano pieces. This evening he takes us through his influences on solo piano, leaving not a dry eye in the house.
 Apollo US presents: Fat Face Trio
7 June 2014 7.30 p.m. £8 (£5 concessions)
Jazz at Heart hosts the first Transatlantic tour by Apollo Jazz Network. Hailing from North Carolina, Fat Face Trio features trumpet, tuba and guitar. Led by trumpet Matt Postle, the group plays a diverse range of music and embraces the challenge of their unconventional line-up. A rare UK appearance from a group which promises unexpected turns and a fresh take on the jazz trio.      
Apollo US presents: Veronneau26 July 2014 7.30 p.m. £8 (£5 concessions)
Launched in 2010, international quartet Veronneau have captivated festivals, concert halls and jazz clubs across North America and Europe. Led by French-Canadian singer Lynn Veronneau, the group play a mix of bossa nova, swing, samba and gypsy jazz performed not only in English but in French and Portuguese, too! The band return to the UK this summer following on from hugely successful festival appearances in recent years.

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Seven Jazz Leeds springs into action!
Leeds is the place to be for jazz this Spring. Shake off the winter blues with some great jazz! Lots of international stars, and lots of talented Yorkshire bands to see at Seven Jazz’s two venues, Seven Arts and Inkwell Arts in Chapel Allerton. 
Firstly award-winning jazz alto saxophonist and hip hop star Soweto Kinch celebrates the release of his studio double album titled ‘The Legend of Mike Smith’ - the tale of a young MC caught in a very modern world of temptation on January 23rd at Seven Arts. Then Canadian Trumpeter Jay Phelpes has put together a wonderful trans-Atlantic sextet to perform the music of Miles Davis in his “Projection of Miles” concert for February 20th.  Leeds based jazz singer Louise Gibbs premieres her new “Seven Deadly Sings” on March 6th, a jazz song cycle scored for voice and septet and a star line up of international musicians such as Tony Kofi, Tim Whitehead and Quentin Collins and then the same month on March 20th Jean Toussaint – the sax playing member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - returns Seven Arts leading his own quartet.
Australian tenor sax jazz star Brandon Allen with his exciting new quartet on April 3rd and finally before Easter on 10th April the superb duo of saxman Tommy Smith and pianist Brian Kellock make it down from Scotland – just before they close the border!
The funky Sunday afternoons provide good entertainment and good value too with some wonderful new Leeds based bands including bassist Simon Read’s Octet, saxman Robin Porter’s Quartet, fresh from this year’s Proms, the piano trios of Jami Sheriff and Declan Forde, guitarists Jamie Taylor and Gary Boyle, saxman Will Howard’s double drum Quintet, and from London the wonderful young trumpet star Laura Jurd.
To get jazz fans in the mood for Le Grand Depart from Leeds we have a couple of groups that recreate the music of Stefan Grapelli and Django Renihardt – Ben Lowman’s Django Project and Matt Holborn’s Gypsy Jazz quartet. And for those who like jazz singers we have welcome returns by Kate Peters and Kevin James!
All this to see enjoy then.  But if you want to join in too, then there is the highly successful Seven Jazz workshop, improvisation group, the Seven Jazz Voices Choir and the Spring Jazz Café and Jam Session on March 30th!
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Sela Bar
Continues to run with its Cooler and Tuesday night sessions, most gigs start about 9pm
Feb 4th- Matt Anderson Quartet
Matt Anderson-Sax , Nik svarc -Guitar , Simon Read-Dbl Bass, Sam Gardner-Drums
Feb 11th -Joel Purnell
Joel Purnell-Sax , Nik Svarc-Guitar, Garry Jackson-Bass,  Dave Walsh -Drums
18th Feb -Scott Devine Project
25th Feb -Harry Orme Quintet
Harry Orme-Guitar, Will Howard –Sax, Declan Forde-Piano, Sam Vicary-Bass, Sam Gardener -Drums
4th March-Jiannis Pavlidis  Quartet
Jiannis Pavlidis-Guitar , Matt Anderson –Sax,  Sam Vicary –Bass,   Sam Gardner-Drums
11th March -Svarc/Hanley/Longhawn
Nik Svarc Guitar, Steve Hanley Drum, Martin Longhawn Keys
18th March -Afuri Ko
Hiroshi Fukutomi – guitar, Akiko Horii – percussion, Jim Funnell - keyboards
25th March -Bloom Collective
Lorentz Bloom-Guitar ,  Sam Quintana – Bass, Luke Szoltysek- Drums
Apr 1st- Russell Van Den Berg
Russell Van Den Berg-Sax, Garry Jackson-Bass, Dave Walsh-Drums, Nik Svarc-Guitar,  Martin Longhawn-Keys
April 8th - Chillingworth/Svarc/Jackson/Hanley
Michael Chillingworth-Sax, Nik Svarc-Guitar, Garry Jackson-Bass, Steve Hanley-Drums
April 15th-Svarc/Jackson/King
Nik Svarc –Guitar, Garry Jackson-Bass, Si King-Drums
April-22nd- Kristian Borring Trio
Mick Coady-Bass, Jon Scott-Drums
April 29th-Joseph Howell Quartet
Joseph Howell – Guitar, Ian Bumstead -Tenor Sax, Marcus Penrose – Bass, Peter Ibbetson -Drums.
6th May-Cat Daniels Quartet Featuring James Mainwaring (Roller Trio)
Cat Daniels-Bass, James Mainwaring –Sax, Joost Hendrickx –Drums, Guitar -T.B.C
13th May Sam Dunn Trio
Garry jackson-Bass, Steve Hanley-Drums ,
A night of new work, improvised music and jazz from young improvisers and composers based in Leeds.
10th Feb
9pm: Lorentz Bloom Trio
10pm: Kasseldown Quintet // Harry Orme (guitar), Will Howard (tenor saxophone), Declan Forde (piano), Sam Vicary (bass), Sam Gardner (drums) 
10th March 8:30pm
Tori Freestone – Saxophones, Tim Giles – Drums, Dave Manington – Double Bass
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Howard Assembley Rooms
A couple of big names grace the Leeds stage in April:
Bill Frisell Trio – 5th April
Rene Marie – 23rd April
Leeds Jazz Club
Armley Conservative Club  Ridge Road, Armley, Leeds, LS12 3NU
4th Feb Spirit Of New Orleans
11th Feb Old Fashioned Love Band
18th Feb Frog Island Jazz Band
25th Feb Yorkshire Stompers
4th March Tessa Smith & The Applejacks
11th March Harlem Hot Stompers
18th March New Orleans Heat Click
25th March Savannah JB
Jazz at The Grove
This 2 weekly club is still running with dates on Sunday evenings:
Sun, 9 February, 20:00 – 23:00 Zoe Gilby
Sun, 23 February - Krzysztof Urbanski
Sun, 9 March, - Svarc, Hanley, Longhawn

For those of you who fancy a trip out of town a couple of gigs worthy of note
Beverley Beirne quintet – Feb 22 - The Wildman Studio – Ilkley
Beverley Beirne is a jazz singer fast becoming known for her ability to innovate as for her stunning voice. A truly gifted interpreter, she sings a captivating mix of beautifully arranged standards and exciting interpretations from other genres. Beverley's arrangements of well known songs like 'Walk On By' make them her own. She has a wonderful feeling for interpreting numbers into a jazz context yet still keeping the original feel of the song.  
Beverley Beirne – Vocals, Declan Forde – Piano, Simon Reed – Bass, Matt Parkinson – Drums, Ben Lowman- Tenor
Benet Mclean Band – 8 March - Wakefield Jazz
You may not be familiar with London based Benet Mclean, so let me acquaint you, having  been the keys player in Dennis Rollins Bad Bone company and 3 albums as leader (in his own Name), Benet also is the support act at Ronnies to the reunion of Loose Tubes. Oh and he sings as well!
Benet McLean - piano and voice, Duncan Eagles – sax, Max Luthert – bass, Mark Mondesir – drums
And the of course Boston Spa:
8 Feb 2014 New Orleans Heat
15 Feb 2014 Spirit of New Orleans
22 Feb 2014 Boston Spa Real Ale Festival with Ron Burnett's Mardi Gras Jazz Band. NB to
1 Mar 2014 Frank Brooker's Happy Chappies
8 Mar 2014 Papa Pider's Jazz Band - from Sweden £10
15 Mar 2014 Jump Jive and Wail
22 Mar 2014 Amy Roberts/John Hallam Jazz Five
29 Mar 2014 Richard Leach's Seven Stars of Jazz
5 Apr 2014 Trefor Williams + the Usual Suspects with Christine Tyrrell £10
12 Apr 2014 To be confirmed
19 Apr 2014 Mart Rodger Manchester Jazz
26 Apr 2014 Enrico Tomasso + Roy Williams + Tom Kincaid Trio £10
3 May 2014 Brian Carrick's Algiers Stompers
10 May 2014 Oriental Jazz Band - from the Netherlands £10
24 May 2014 Jeff Barnhart + John Hallam + Jamie Brownfield £10
31 May 2014 Savannah Jazz Band
If anyone has more gigs they would like posting here please let us know and we can add them to these 67 or so!!!

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