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Seven Jazz Voices choir summer performance!

The Seven Jazz Voices choir (conducted by Nicki Allen) were in good voice at their Summer Inkwell performance on July third. See it here- Ed Barnwell is on piano, Dom Moore on percussion, Martin Townshend on tenor sax and flute here - Svw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fud0XyP_Svw&spfreload=10

Come along and join us this autumn- we start again Sept 25th! (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

 

Village Jazz Festival 17 in Chapel Allerton 1-3 Sept

After the success last year were putting on our second Village Jazz Festival as part of the Chapel Allerton Festival in Leeds!
Bands booked so far for the 2017 festival include Dave O Higgins Quartet, Dave Kane's Magic Ya Ya Band, music in the cafes and venues of Chapel Allerton (afternoon Saturday 2 Sept) including Washboard Resonators and Terry Shaltiel (vocals) with Esmond Selwyn (guitar). Then we have the Jazz Blues and Salsa Sunday afternoon in Regent Street  featuring Mojo 78, Hyde Park Brass, and James O’Hara’s Blues Band (Sunday afternoon 12.30-6pm 3 Sept)
Watch out for more details soon! 

Village Jazz Festival 17 in Chapel Allerton: 1-3 September @Seven Arts and Regent Street Chapel Allerton

US guitarist BD Lenz @Seven Arts 23 July

B.D Lenz guitar, James Rosocha- bass, Joe Falcey – drums
A welcome to Seven Jazz  return for US guitarist B D Lenz - we really enjoyed his trio visit to us in 2016 so here he is again!  
Mix together the styles of Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, and Stevie Ray Vaughan and you have the recipe for contempo-jazz guitarist B.D. Lenz. This New York native has played guitar since his early teens, is a graduate of Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, and has studied with such masters as Mike Stern, Vic Juris, and Charlie Banacos along the way.

US guitarist BD Lenz: Sunday afternoon  July 23 @Seven Arts 1.30pm start £10/8 (NUS £5)

JazzLeeds Festival Day featuring Snake Davis Band: Thus Aug 3rd

For the first time this year Seven Jazz are organising a Festival Day of Jazz as part of the Leeds Summer Music Festival 2017
There will be free concerts in Millennium Square at lunchtime (12-2pm and 5-8.30pm), a jazz workshop in the afternoon in the Carriageworks (2-5pm) and finishing up with an evening concert is 8-10.30pm in the Carriageworks
12 midday Hyde Park Brass: Millennium Square (free)
1pm The Big Easy Band: Millennium Square (free)
2pm "How To Learn Jazz: A Beginners Guide" with Dom Moore in the Carriageworks - 2-4pm £5 
5pm Slide Area: Millennium Square (free)
6pm Open Letter to Mingus (free)
7pm Tom Sharp Jazz Orchestra:  Millennium Square finish 8.30pm (free)
The headline band will be Leeds supersax star Snake Davis in concert in the Carriageworks 8pm-10.30m. Tickets £18/16 concessions, NUS £5 on the door(doors open 7.30pm)
The Snake Davis Band only play together three or four times a year for jazz gigs and when they do get together it really is something very, very special indeed. Snake Davis has recorded and performed live with more famous musical personages than you could shake a stick at, Ray Charles, Take That, Cher, Kylie Minogue, Paul McCartney, M People, Eurythmics, Lisa Stansfield and Edwin Starr to name but a few. Snake is joined on stage by his band - Paul Birchall, keys, composer and lifelong friend, Simon Goulding, bass player extraordinaire with an impressive biography as long as your arm and Ali Thynne on drums, a most talented drummer who has also come out of Leeds College of Music and the new kid on the block. All are consummate musicians and clearly enjoy performing together.
Support (8-8.30pm) is from the Ben Powling Quintet.
JazzLeeds Festival17 featuring Snake Davis Band: Thursday 3 August @Millennium Square and The Carriageworks in Leeds City Centre
Tickets for Snake Davis can be purchased here: http://www.leeds.gov.uk/carriageworks/Pages/Event.aspx?s=5951

US saxman Greg Abate with the Victor Gutierrez Trio @Seven Arts FRI 21 July

Greg Abate is a US jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer and international jazz recording artist. In the mid 70’s after finishing a four year program at Berklee College Of Music, Greg played lead alto for the Ray Charles Orchestra and tenor sax with the revived Artie Shaw Orchestra under leadership of Dick Johnson in 1986 and ’87. Following this Greg ventured out as post hard bop soloist playing jazz festivals and clubs throughout North America and Europe.
He is accompanied by top Spanish jazz pianist via New York Victor Guttierez. 
Victor Gutierrez is an arranger and award-winning composer. He graduated Summa Cum Laude graduate at Berklee College of Music (Boston-USA) and is currently on a scholarship studying for a Masters at the Royal Academy of Music. Victor has worked on projects and recordings around the world with world-class musicians and producers like the multiple Grammy-winning Javier Limón (Casa Limón), Jeremy Loucas (Esperanza Spalding, Dianne Reeves), Terri Lyne Carrington (Herbie Hancock Quartet), Harvie S (Kenny Barron Trio), Concha Buika, Mark Whitfield (Elianne Elias Group), among many others.
US saxman Greg Abate : FRIDAY evening July 21 @Seven Arts Doors 7.30pm £16/14 (NUS £5)