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
We’ll be having more of our informal summer music slots again this summer featuring Seven Jazz’s friends and supporters’ bands in July/ August this year,. The first set will be the band 1.3-2.30pm, then followed by a jam session 3-4pm. Do come and join in or just watch the fun!
July 30 Tom Welsh band
August 6 Jean Watson collective
August 13 Jeff Hewer group
August 20 Phil Green’s “Game of Pairs”
August 27 Steve Crocker quartet
Summer Jazz Jam-borees: Sunday afternoons @Inkwell 1.30pm £5 kids under 16 free
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)
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 5-8pm), 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 The Big Easy Band: Millennium Square (free)
1pm Hyde Park Brass: 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 Tom Sharp Jazz Orchestra: Millennium Square 6-7.30pm (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.
JazzLeeds Festival17 featuring Snake Davis Band: Thursday 3 August @Millennium Square and The Carriageworks in Leeds City Centre
John Settle on vibes, Al Morrison on guitar, Bob Birch on Hammond organ and Joe England on drums.
Jazz, blues, funk and Latin paying homage to Milt Jackson, Wes Montgomery, John Patton, Bobby Hutcherson, Jimmy Smith, George Benson. A showcase for this rarely heard group instrumentation.
John Settle’s Vibe-ology: Sunday afternoon 16 July @Inkwell 1.30pm start £9/7 (NUS £5)