Friday 19 February 2016

Upcoming Jazz at Howard Assembly Room in Leeds

Howard Assembly Room in Leeds will host 5 very special performances featuring internationally renowned jazz musicians this May. Interesting line-ups and unusual instrumentation seems to be their theme this season...

March 11th brings baritone player Colin Stetson, performing solo. Colin has recently received praise for writing the music for films like 12 Years a Slave and Rust and Bone. His performances often feature rich soundscapes and cinematic music.

Moishe's Bagel will give a performance on 17th March, providing the live soundtrack to the 1930s soviet propaganda film, Salt for Svanetia. This gig features one full set from Moishe's Bagel as well as the film and live soundtrack.

Jumping ahead to May 4th, Courtney Pine brings his new project to Leeds - a duo with pianist Zoe Rahman. For this project though, Pine has opted to focus solely on bass clarinet.

He takes to the stage playing bass clarinet, drawing magic from its ‘low-register purrs and ship’s-timber creakings, lustrous mid-tones and whistling upper range’ - The Guardian.

May 14th will feature Cory Henry, part of the GRAMMY award winning Snarky Puppy. His Revival Project is a solo one, with Cory playing B3 Hammond organ to explore his musical roots in gospel, jazz and soul.

May 28th features another duo, this time the celebrated Hugh Masekela on trumpet and pianist Larry Willis. The performance draws on over thirty years of friendship between the musicians, from 60s NYC to Hugh's time in exile during Apartheid.

For more information, see the Howard Assembly Room website.

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