Thursday 15 September 2016

LS6 & Sela Bar welcome new students to Leeds with jazz

It's at this time of year that Leeds comes to life as thousands of students descend to start their autumn semester. Many venues will run lots of live music to welcome the new arrivals and show them how vibrant the music scene is and jazz is no different. Two musician-promoters, Benji Powling and Tom Riviere, have made a significant impact on the scene through their programming at LS6 and Sela Bar respectively so we'd like to highlight the two jazz offerings they are hosting this week -

September 18th - LCoM Tutor Band & Jam at Sela

The Cooler returns from it's summer break with a great line-up put together by LCoM jazz pathway leader Jamil Sheriff to welcome the new intake of students to Leeds. As a special one-off event we've teamed up with LCoMSU to organise a jam session after the set, so bring your instruments!

Joel Purnell - Tenor Saxophone
Jamil Sheriff - Piano
Garry Jackson - Double-Bass
Dave Walsh - Drums 

September 21st - Emma Johnson's Gravy Boat & Jam at LS6

Recent LCoM graduate Emma Johnson kicks off the autumn season of LS6's weekly gigs with her project, Gravy Boat. Drawing inspiration from great contemporary tenor players like Seamus Blake, Emma's writing style is rooted in strong melodies. 

Emma Johnson - Tenor Saxophone
Calvin Travers - Guitar
Sam Quintana - Double Bass
Ali Wells - Drums 

To keep up to date with the listings for both of these nights, see the Cooler and LS6 facebook page

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