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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 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)

Matt Robinson, Matthew Herd and Will Glaser@Seven Arts 9 July

Matt Robinson - Piano, Matthew Herd - Sax, Will Glaser - Drums


This trio aims to explore early songbook and jazz repertoire in an open and honest way.

Matt Robinson is a London based pianist, composer and improviser, working primarily in jazz and contemporary music. As well as writing music for several of his own projects, he performs regularly around the UK in various collaborations and original music projects. Matt is a member of several regularly performing bands including Snowpoet, Reuben Fowler Big Band, Fini Bearman Group, Ollie Howell Quintet, Max Luthert’s Orbital, Alex Munk’s Flying Machines, Corrie Dick Group, Nick Costley-White Quartet and the Sam Rapley Group.

Originally from Glasgow, Matthew Herd is a London based saxophonist and composer. A keen writer and improviser Matthew leads his own band, 'Seafarers' as well as appearing in a number of other projects led by his contemporaries, and has written for small and large ensembles as well as for a selection of short films. Recently Matthew has recorded with the Misha Mullov-Abbado Quintet and in a duo with percussionist Will Glaser. 

Will Glaser is a Nottingham born Drummer and Percussionist.  An emerging talent on the British Jazz scene Will has had the pleasure of working with British Jazz luminaries such as Dame Cleo Lane, The London Jazz Orchestra, Ian Shaw and Julian Joseph. He is a member of Tom Mcreddie’s Inkine, The Ben Cox Band and leads his own trio, 40 Ton Parachute, with saxophonist Sam Rapley and guitarist Nick Costly-White. With a broad range of influences Will can be seen performing regularly in various contexts throughout the capital.

"Although an opportunity to work in a slightly unusual line up, the trio's focus is on how we improvise collectively and is primarily an excuse for us to play tunes we love together and see where we can take them" - Matthew Robinson.

Matt Robinson, Matthew Herd and Will Glaser appear on Sunday afternoon 9 July @Seven Arts 1.30pm start £10/8 (NUS £5)

John Settle’s Vibe-ology @Inkwell 16 July

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) 


Inkwell Summer jazz cafe 2 July


We love our jazz cafes - the July one is always the best too! Bring your horn or your voice or just come down and watch the fun! The Seven Jazz Workshop and Seven Jazz Voices Choir -led by Nicki Allen this time as Tessa Smith is on maternity leave - will be performing  and the Seven Jazz trio with Ed Barnwell guesting for the first time for us on piano - will be there to support you. The jazz workshop band will be playing numbers they have learnt with tutors Tom Sharp and Dom Moore. Nicki Tom and Dom will join the jammers too -should be good!
 Inkwell Summer jazz cafe : Sunday afternoon 2 July @Inkwell 1.30pm start £7/5 (concessions includes performers)