|Photo by Jon Stanley Austin
Seven Jazz in Chapel Allerton Leeds have announced their Autumn/Winter programme which began with the Chapel Allerton Festival Jazz Sunday on 31 August in Regent Street and will run through to the Christmas Party at Inkwell on Sunday afternoon 21 December with the Nicola Farnon Trio.
2014 marks the seventh anniversary of Seven Jazz – the club started on the 30 September 2007. Seven Jazz now run international fortnightly concerts on Thursdays at Seven Arts and weekly showcase events for local bands at both Seven Arts and Inkwell, along with two fortnightly jazz workshops for musicians and a jazz choir. Since 2007 Seven Jazz (which is run by volunteers) has run over 500 gigs. In 2015 will embark on yet another venture, the Leeds Jazz Festival
Details of all of the gigs can be found on the Seven Jazz website www.sevenjazz.co.uk and are listed below. The evening international concert series start at 8.30pm, and the Sunday afternoon showcase gigs run between 1 and 4pm; ticket prices are detailed on the website; evening gigs are typically £16/14 concessions with a £5 standby ticket for full time students, Sunday lunchtime gigs are £7/5 concessions.
This year’s Leeds International Jazz Concert series at Seven Arts includes appearances from the Nigel Price trio with Alex Garnett (our Seventh Anniversary party) on Thursday evening Oct 2nd, a rare appearance from one of the finest jazz pianists in the world, Enrico Pieranunzi with his trio on Thursday evening Oct 16, the first performance of Indo Jazz saxman Jesse Bannister’s new band “Play Out” that features pianist Zoe Rahman on Thursday evening Nov 6, a rare Leeds appearance by Julian Siegel /Phil Robson’s band “ Partisans” on Thursday evening Nov 20th and finally the legendary Stan Sultzmann with his band “Neon” on Thursday evening 4 December.
The Sunday afternoon showcase gigs feature international rising stars too - the likes of saxman Dan Shout from South Africa, guitarist Steve Buckley with “Wagon Train” (Steve was the first musician to appear at Seven Jazz in 2007 so it is good to see him back), the legendary Leeds improv pianist Matt Bourne in a trio setting with Gary Jackson on bass and Sam Hobbs on drums, the “Eyes Shut Tight” Trio and Sam Gardner’s “Samadhi” featuring top Polish saxman Krzysztof Urbanski and Dutch based pianist Dominic J Marshall – also the last gigs Sam will do in Leeds before moving to London