Wednesday 20 February 2013

Venue Profile: HEART, Leeds

Where? HEART Arts Centre, Bennett Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3HN

When? Jazz gigs one Saturday per month, jazz workshops on monday nights, jams 1st friday of the month

How much? £8/5 for gigs

What kind of jazz? Varied programme, open to all styles of jazz

Who runs it? Lesley Jeffries and Kim Macari

Jazz at Heart ran their first jam session on February 4th 2011 and since then has been running a concert programme as well as jazz workshops, residential jazz courses and jam sessions. Run by Lesley Jeffries (Chair of HEART board, linguistics professor and trumpet player) and Kim Macari (trumpet player and teacher), the venue has established strong links with the Leeds jazz community and with LCoM students.
HEART has also established links with other UK jazz scenes through Apollo Jazz Network, hosting their touring bands once a season.

Upcoming highlights - Apollo presents: Jude Williams (February 23rd), Jim Corry/Rob Mitchell Quintet (March 9th) and Stuart McCallum Trio (April 20th)

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