Seven Jazz - The Leeds Club for Quality Accessible Jazz

Formed in Newcastle in 2002 by trumpeter Michael Lamb, Strictly Smokin' Big Band has evolved into the best jazz and swing big bands in the North East. It is a 19 piece ensemble with members among the best jazz musicians in the north east. All are accomplished in their own right and many have trained on the Sage Gateshead's renounced jazz popular and commercial music B Mus degree. The band has the rare privilege of hosting two of the regions finest vocalists F'reeze and Alice Grace.

Vocals - F'reeze, Alice Grace

Saxophones - Steve Summers, Keith Robinson, Paul Gowland, Jamie Toms, Laurie Rangecroft

Trumpets - Gordon Marshall, Michael Lamb, Pete Tanton, Tom Hill

Trombones - Mark Ferris, David Barnes, Tim Hurst, John Flood

Rhythm - Dean Stockdale (Piano), Pawel Jerdzejewski (Guitar), Michael Whent (Bass), Tom Hawthorne (Kit)

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band: Sunday afternoon 12 November @Seven Arts 1.30pm start £10/8 (NUS £5)