pic: Shatners Basson (BBC R3 Jazz on 3, 8th October)
- Monday 8 October Bbc Radio 3 Jazz On 3 Broadcast
- Friday 26 October: Space F!Ght + The Smiths Project
- Friday 9 November Akøde + Trio Riot
- Friday 7 December - Christmas Special
FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER: SPACE F!GHT + THE SMITHS PROJECT
SPACE F!GHT Tom Adams - guitar, James Mainwaring - sax, Jakub Harder - visuals Radek Rudnicki - electronics and devices, mixing and composition
James Mainwaring takes time out from a slightly manic Roller Trio schedule to put in an appearance with the Space F!ght collective of musicians, sound and visual artists. The performance features the interaction between improvised and composed music and communication between acoustic (saxophone)and electronic (electric guitar,
drummachine, groove box). Musicians will be processed live with analogue and digital effects thatemphasize their idiosyncrasies. Visuals will probably be limited to one projector at the Fox & Newt but for the full effect check out this recent performance utilising4 screens, 28 speakers and 4 subwoofers at Ron Cooke Hub at the
University of York. http://vimeo.com/41247196 www.spcfght.bandcamp.com
THE SMITHS PROJECT Russell Henderson - saxophones, Ben Fletcher - guitar, Colin Sutton - bass, Nicholas Katuszonek – drums
Blurring boundaries between the austere world of free jazz and commercial pop, 'The Smiths project' challenges accepted norms of style and genre. Using the music of the eighties iconic pop band The Smiths as a point of departure, the music created draws on a variety of styles and improvisational techniques. An eclectic mix which should serve to deconstruct as well as shed new light on the music of The Smiths. Whether you're a Morrisey/Marr fan or simply intrigued at the prospect, be early and don't miss a note.
FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER AKØDE + TRIO RIOT
A great pleasure to present this international double bill featuring musicians from the UK alongside their contemporaries from Norway, Denmark and beyond. Particularly good to welcome Alan Wilkinson back toLeeds with all his connections with the Leeds music scene and the legendary Termite Club.
AKØDE Alan Wilkinson - saxophones, Kim Johannesen - guitar, Ola Høyer - bass, Dag Erik Knedal - drums
An Invitation in 2010 took British saxophonist Alan Wilkinson across the North Sea to tour with 3 of Norway’s brightest young free players, guitarist Kim Johannesen, bassist Ola Høyer, and drummer Dag ErikKnedal Andersen. From the outset the music smouldered with ideas and latent potential before coaxing itself into nerve-jangling intensity. This gig is part of the group’s fourth tour together with gigs inScandinavia, Britain, Holland and France and coincides with the release of their debut CD, Sa(n)dnes(s), on the French Gaffer records label.
TRIO RIOT Mette Rasmussen - alto sax, Sam Andreae - tenor sax, David Meier - drums
Trio Riot relate their sense of energy to the 1980s British punk scene,their approach to sound is inspired by Ornette Coleman and other free jazz pioneers and in their compositional style the group draws inspiration from 20th century contemporary music. The energy and intensity of their improvising is focused towards the audience and aims for spontaneity in every moment.
www.soundcloud.com/trioriot www.youtu.be/FXBww265Wm8 www.efpirecords.com
FRIDAY 7 DECEMBER - CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
Expect festive mayhem with the Fusebox Orchestra featuring specially invited musicians as well as yourselves, the audience, under the conduction of Dave Kane.
Support bands to be confirmed. Watch this space for further news of Christmas chaos, audience participation and maybe even free cake!
Doors open for all concerts at 8.00. Admission £8/£6 Fox and Newt, 9 Burley Street, Leeds LS3 1LD (opposite Park Lane College ) Tel: 0113 245 4527 Built above it’s very own brewhouse the Fox and Newt has a a great drinks selection and a choice of 8 hand-pumped beers including those brewed on the premises www.burleystreetbrewhouse.co.uk
2) FUSEBOX ON THE RADIO - MONDAY 8 OCTOBER 11.00 PM RADIO 3 JAZZ ON 3
Those of you who were at the Fox and Newt on Thursday 6 September will be aware that, not only was it a very special session musically, but that all the proceedings were recorded for future broadcast of Jazz on 3. Your first opportunity to hear the results comes in a specialprogramme to be broadcast on Jazz on 3 on Monday 8 October at 11.00 pm featuring Home of the Brave, Shatners Bassoon and Chris Sharkey. It will also be available on the BBC iplayer for the week following.
3) ROLLER TRIO AWARD NOMINATIONS
Many congratulations to James Mainwaring, Luke Wynter and LukeReddin-Williams who, not content just with being nominated forthe Mercury Music Prize, have also been nominated in the Best Jazz Act category of the MOBO awards. You can vote for them in the MOBO awards. Details on the website: http://www.rollertrio.com/# Next opportunity tosee Roller Trio live in Leeds will be at at Brudenell Social Club on 12 December.
4) HOWARD ASSEMBLY ROOM
As always, the usual eclectic mix of events at the Howard Assembly Room Check out the full programme here: http://www.operanorth.co.uk/howard-assembly-room
We particularly recommend:
TOMMY EVANS ORCHESTRA - THE GREEN SEAGULL SUITE - SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER
Presented in association with Fusebox, this award winning suite from the diversely talented Tommy Evans (Submotion Orchestra, IDST,Gentlemens Dub Club) features a virtual who's who representing the very best in the Leeds based jazz/music scene.
JACK DE JOHNETTE BAND FEATURING DON BYRON - WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER
Opportunities to see Jack de Johnette live in Leeds are rare to say theleast and with the added bonus of Don Byron you really can't afford to miss this.
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW Online or phone 0844 8482727 In fact, book for both concerts and get a 20% discount
5) MARSDEN JAZZ FESTIVAL 12 - 14 OCTOBER www.marsdenjazzfestival.com
Marsden Festival time again with a strong recommendation for the New Stream series of concerts at the Royal British Legion Club on Saturday 12th. If the programme has a familiar ring maybe that's because because 4 of the 5 featured acts have all appeared at Fusebox recently...Roller Trio, Chris Sharkey, Tom Challenger's Ma, Collider. All the more reason to get over there and see them over again alongside Shabaka Hutchings' Sons of Kemet which we'd love to see play at Fusebox some time.
6) VIBRATIONS REVIEWS www.vibrations.org.uk
Thanks to those nice people at Vibrations magazine for both the review of our July gig and of the Roller Trio Mercury nominated CD in the October issue. Try and pick up a copy of this free guide to the Leeds music scene available in venues. Thanks particularly for these kind words:
"First off, let me just say what a lovely little upstairs venue the Foxand Newt have got there - intimate, secluded - and that Fusebox know how to throw a gig"
7) PETER WHITTINGHAM AWARD 2012
This one's is specifically for the musicians out there...get your applications in now!
The Musicians Benevolent Fund has launched its 2012 Peter Whittingham Jazz Award. Talented solo jazz musicians and ensembles are invited to apply. Over the past twenty years, the award has established itself as one of the most prestigious in UK jazz with a roll call of leading jazz musicians to its name. Previous recipients include Scott Stroman, Errollyn Wallen, Dave O’Higgins, Soweto Kinch, Gwilym Simcock, Empirical, and 2009 Mercury Prize nominees Led Bib.We are delighted
that 2011 Peter Whittingham Award winners Roller Trio have recently been nominated both for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize and for best jazz act at the 2012 MOBO awards. The award is open to musicians who are studying full-time on a jazz course in the UK or within the first two years of starting their professional career. The award of £4,000 is to help fund a specific project which will enhance the musical and professional development of the artist or group. The recipient will also benefit from career guidance from the Musicians’ Union. The closing date for applications is Monday 5 November and auditions will take place at The Premises Studios, Hackney Road, London on Tuesday 4 December before a leading panel of jazz experts. Full details can be found on the Musicians Benevolent Fund website helpmusicians.org.uk
PHEW, THAT'S IT FOR NOW...SEE YOU AT FUSEBOX