Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Chapel Allerton Festival

Text- Steve Crocker from Seven Jazz Leeds writes…

“This year the Chapel Allerton Festival in Leeds features the Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra, just back from a tour of South Africa, bassist Simon Read's new Octet with rising trumpet star Laura Jurd, Richard Ormrod’s seven piece ska tribute to John Coltrane  “A Dread Supreme”, trumpeter Enrico Marchesi’s brand new edition of his salsa band “Bourbon et Tequila” and the nine piece blues band led by guitarist Al Morrison- the  Blues Experience. All these dates are on Sunday 31 August - the music starts at 12.30pm and finishes at 5.30pm and costs only £3 in the famous festival buckets.

Elsewhere in the festival weekend there are appearances from The Abstract Hip Hop Orchestra (Friday evening 29 August 9pm) and Chunky Butt Funky (Saturday evening 30 August 9pm) plus Leeds jazz singer Tessa Smith directs the new Festival Community Choir on the Saturday afternoon main stage at3.15pm

Mark Beirne-Smith from Jazz Goes to Leeds writes....
This is a fabulous Jazz Festival which I have been to a couple of times, with some of the best local acts performing... It should be on everyone's calendar.

Below is a pic of Spear, from 3 years ago, who will be performing this year with A Dread Supreme.