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Jazz Voices Choir - Autumn 2017

The Autumn Jazz Choir at Inkwell will start again with Tessa Smith on September 25th Mondays 7-9pm then continues on Oct 9 and 23, Nov 13 and 27 Dec 11

There is a performance at the end - the performance date is the autumn Jazz café at Inkwell on the afternoon of December 17th afternoon

Cost is £5 per session or £25 for the series 


See clips  from our previous Jazz Voices Choir performances here -


@Inkwell 13/3/16 Puttin on the Ritz, When Sunny Gets Blue, Tuxedo Junction:;

@Seven Arts 6/12/15 Don’t get around much anymore  Wonderful world Luck be a lady -

@Seven Arts  30/6/16 "Dukes Place, Girl from Ipanema, "A Train"

@Inkwell 18/12/16 Sixteen Tons, Rockin Around the Christmas Tree, Moon River

@Inkwell 2/7/17  Song for My Father, Too Close for Comfort, So What, Wade in the Water- conducted by by Nikki Allen, Martin Townshend sax, Ed Barnwell piano, Dom Moore, Cajon.

Hope to see you at Inkwell!

Text me if you need any more information 07544 352594 - Steve Crocker -  or just come along to one of the sessions



Jazz Xmas Party with Kate Peters Septet + Tom Sharp Jazz Orchestra @Seven Arts Thus 10 Dec 7.45pm

Our tenth anniversary Christmas party is a specially extended double header jazz afternoon!


1.30pm Kate Peters Septet - a collection of some of the finest young jazz musicians in the country, fronted by Kate, an exceptional and versatile vocalist: Ben Lowman on tenor sax, Ian Chalk on trumpet, Sam Dunn on guitar, Martin Longhawn on piano, John Marley on bass and Tim Carter on drums. The debut album of this impressive band is available for download from their website.

3.30pm Tom Sharp Jazz Orchestra - some of the best classic big band charts performed by some of Leeds top young musicians who recently won the "best big band" award in the Great North Big Band Jazz Festival. 

Saxophones: Ben Lowman, Jack Chandler, Rose Sharp, Laurie Covell, James Boyes
Trombones: Tom I'Anson, Chris Burge, Charlie Knighton, Pat Martin
Trumpets: Tom Sharp, Joe Roughton, Ciarán Diston, James Hamilton, Tom Hill
Rhythm: Chris Bland (pno), Will Powell (gtr), Sam Jackson (bass), Josh Smout (drums)
Vocals from James Hudson.

Jazz Xmas Party with Kate Peters Septet + Tom Sharp Jazz Orchestra : Sunday afternoon 10 December @Seven Arts 1.30pm -5pm

£15/13 (NUS £5)

Asaxual Quintet @Inkwell 3 Dec 1.30pm


Tom Sharp - Trumpet, Tom L'Anson -Trombone, Chris Bland - Piano, Sam Jackson - Bass, Tom Hawthorn Drums

Asaxual was formed in 2016 with a view to paying tribute to some of the most magnificent two-brass front lines of the recent past, such as the great Jay & Kai, and heavyweights like Shew and Fontana.

Asaxual Quintet Sunday afternoon 3 December @Inkwell 1.30pm start £9/7 students £5


Christmas Special with Ronnie Bottomleys’ All Star Jazz Orchestra @Seven Arts Thus 7 Dec 7.45pm

Photo from Ronnie's Christmas Party for us at Leeds Irish Centre    

Leeds Big Band legend Ronnie Bottomley is back at Seven Arts Chapel Allerton for another Christmas Special conducting his All-Star Jazz Orchestra - get there early for what will be a popular Christmas concert! Their music is founded firmly in the classic big band repertoire but also includes modern arrangements of Ronnie's creation.

Ronnie has known so many top musicians over so many years that he has an immense pool of musicians to call upon. His experience over 5 decades as a performer and educator has gained him respect of his and later generations and he is indefatigable in his composing and arranging which continues unabated. 

Trumpets: Dale Gibson, Trevor Vincent, Ian Chalk, Gaz Smith 

Trombones: Brian Archer, Kevin Holborough, Stuart Garside, Chris Hibbard (bass trombone)
Saxes: Rod Mason (baritone), Joel Purnell, Si Kaylor (tenors), Jim Corry, James Russell (altos) 

Piano: Graham Hearn

Guitar: Derrick Harris

Bass: Adrian Knowles

Drums: Dave Walsh

“So the full-power, musical muscle pieces had their complement in quieter numbers—and for anyone unaccustomed to hearing a live big band at this level, the delicacy and precision of both the arrangements and the playing will have been a revelation." Jim Whitman 

Support is Ronnie’s own trio with Ronnie on drums Adrian Knowles bass and Jason Scott piano 7.45-8.15pm

Ronnie Bottomleys’ All Star Jazz Orchestra Thursday evening 7 December @Seven Arts Doors 7.30pm £16/14 (NUS £5)


“Latchepen” Gypsy Jazz @Seven Arts Sun 26 Nov 1.30pm

Matt Holborn violin, Kourosh Kanani and Jeremie Coullon guitars Simon Read  bass

Latchepen are a band born out of a collective admiration of Django Reinhardt and anything that swings, the word Latchepen is an exclamation of happiness in the Romani language. Acoustic by nature but with a projection and heart beat that can rival any amplifier or drum, this is jazz on a string with influences ranging from Romani music to bebop. Welcome back to Chapel Allerton to for Kourosh Kanani who was born in the village and played gypsy jazz guitar since the age of eight. Also a welcome return to Leeds to Matt Holborn and Simon Read both graduates of Leeds College of Music . 

Hear their music here

Sunday afternoon 26 November @Seven Arts 1.30pm start £10/8 (NUS £5)