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The European Jazz Quintet@Seven Arts

The European Jazz Quintet featuring Alan Skidmore tenor sax, Gerd Dudek tenor and soprano sax, Steve Melling piano, Ali Haurand bass, Clark Tracey drums

 
Our contribution to this year's International Jazz Day features a rare visit from this legendary group that brings together some of the leading musicians of Euro-Jazz - the European Jazz Quintet.

 

Formed in 1976 the European Jazz Ensemble have become a jazz legend.  In the years since almost every major European player of the generation inspired by John Coltrane has passed through their ranks. Former members have included Enrico Rava, Philip Catherine, Charlie Mariano, and the late great Tony Levin. Three of the original members of the quintet are still present in the current band - saxmen Alan Skidmore and Gerd Dudek, plus bassist Ali Haurand, now complemented by Steve Melling on piano and Clark Tracey on drums. A must for lovers of contemporary jazz.


Tickets: http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sevenleeds/
 
The European Jazz Ensemble are one of our International Jazz Concert Series@Seven Arts Thursday evening 24 April 8-11pm £16/14 conc. Full time student standby tickets on the door only,£5

 

 

Kevin James Trio@Seven

Kevin James - vocals/piano, Malcolm Strachan trumpet, Matt Morgan – drums.

Kevin James is a talented singer, pianist, teacher and songwriter who has been part of the Leeds scene now a couple of decades. His music covers a wide range - you can hear Mose Allison and Nat King Cole as influences but he keeps his ears open for tunes old and new. or the past few years he has written and played for some challenging musical theatre projects including his biggest challenge yet with the premiere of a stage work, "Lone Flyers", my musical about the pioneer British aviator Amy Johnson.

 

For his latest Seven Arts appearance Kevin uses a trio format to explore some different musical terrain, exploiting a flexibility of key and tempo that wouldn't be possible with a larger ensemble. The concert will feature the phenomenal trumpet player Malcolm Strachan in an "early jazz" format that he's not normally heard in.  
 

"Tasteful, good use of dynamics, entertaining and thoughtful" 

 

Listen to Kevin James from his previous Seven gig in 2013 

"The Ballad of Jimmy S" -  with acknowledgements to Stephen Sondheim!

Let the Good Times Roll

Blackbird

Night and Day

Reelin in the Years

 

The Kevin James Trio will be at Seven Arts on Sunday 27 April. Doors open 1pm, music is 1.30-4pm. £7/5 concessions, kids under 16 free.

   

Jazz and Blues in the Summertime 2014

There is a cure for the Summertime blues!

We've (literally) got the Blues with our second Blues Festival BLUESFEST14 in July. Expanded from last year it will include five fantastic blues acts

Sarah Gillespie – The Life of Bessie Smith @Seven Arts Thursday evening 3 July 8pm

Lucy Zirins @Seven Arts Sunday afternoon 6 July 1pm

The Giantkillers
@Seven Arts Chapel Allerton Leeds Thursday evening 10 July 8pm

Steve Phillips and The Rough Diamonds  @Inkwell Chapel Allerton Saturday evening 12 July 8pm

Big Boy Bloater - one man show
@Inkwell Chapel Allerton Sunday afternoon 13 July 1pm

 

The Jazz is pretty good too! Our first international jazz concert after Easter in April has a rare visit from The European Jazz Quintet featuring Alan Skidmore on tenor sax, Gerd Dudek on soprano and tenor sax, Steve Melling on piano, Ali Haurand on d/bass and Clark Tracey on drums. Then in May another supergroup - the Anita Wardell/Dave O’Higgins Quintet with Anita on vocals, Dave on tenor sax, Mike Gorman piano, Oli Hayhurst bass and Tristan Mailliot drums

The European Jazz Quintet @Seven Arts Chapel Allerton Leeds Thursday evening 24 April 8pm

Anita Wardell/Dave O’Higgins Quintet @Seven Arts Chapel Allerton Leeds Thursday evening 15 May 8pm

 

Seven Jazz afternoon showcase@Seven Arts and@Inkwell - Summer 2014 Sunday afternoons 1.30pm

Our funky Sunday afternoons provide good entertainment and good value too. They include a "Le Grand Depart" special showcase of the best of Jazz in Yorkshire with four bands with a newly commissioned Yorkshire Jazz Suite, a “Dales Jam” special featuring with West Riding films shorts and lots and lots of refreshing jazz music.

 

Sunday afternoon 27 April 1pm Kevin James Quartet @Seven Arts Chapel Allerton Leeds - Kevin James - vocals/piano, Malcolm Strachan trumpet, special guest- bass, Matt Morgan – drums
Lunchtime jazz showcase 1-4pm £7/5 conc

Sunday 11 May 1pm College Collection14 - “Moysey’s Noisy Sextet, Ashley Henry group, Bloom Collective @Seven Arts Chapel Allerton Leeds Lunchtime jazz showcase 1-4pm £7/5 conc

Sunday afternoon 18 May 1pm College Collection14 pt 2- Stretch Trio and Sam Quintana’s “Zeitgeist” @Inkwell Chapel Allerton Leeds Lunchtime jazz showcase 1-4pm £7/5 conc

Sunday afternoon 25 May 1pm @Seven Arts Chapel Allerton Leeds The Dales Jam+ West Riding silent short films Lunchtime jazz showcase 1-4pm £7/5 conc

Sunday afternoon 1 June  Harry Orme’s “Kasseldown” @Inkwell Chapel Allerton Leeds -Matt Anderson (tenor sax), Harry Orme (guitar), Les Chisnell (Keys) Sam Vicary (Bass) and Dave Walsh (Drums). unchtime jazz showcase 1-4pm £7/5 conc


Sunday afternoon 8 June AJ Brown and his band  Seven Arts Chapel Allerton Leeds- A J Brown vocals and sax, Martin Longhawn piano, Alex Dee guitar, Dan Owen bass, Tim Carter drums
Lunchtime jazz showcase 1-4pm £7/5 conc

Sunday afternoon 15 June "Vocal Heroes” - Anne Cleveland and band, John Sermon with “Larynges Inc”, Jean Watson and band @Inkwell Chapel Allerton Leeds
Lunchtime jazz showcase 1-4pm £7/5 conc

Sunday afternoon 22 June Rob Mitchell/Jim Corry Quintet @Seven Arts Chapel Allerton Leeds Jim Corry on alto sax, Rob Mitchell tenor sax, Martin Longhawn keys, Gary Jackson bass, Steve Hanley drums Lunchtime jazz showcase 1-4pm £7/5

Sun afternoon 29 June 1pm-6pm World Premiere of the “Yorkshire Jazz Suite @Seven Arts Chapel Allerton Leeds

•    James Hamilton conducts the Doncaster Youth Jazz Orchestra – “The Yorkshire Jazz Suite” commissioned by Jazz Yorkshire
•    Matt Bourne solo piano
•    Kim Macari Sextet featuring Leah Gough Cooper
•    Al Woods Quintet
@Seven Arts 1-6pm £7/5 conc. Limited ticket availability – advance purchase advised

 

Sun afternoon 20 July 1-4pm Seven Jazz Summer Jazz Cafe @Inkwell Chapel Allerton Leeds

Afternoon jazz jam  1-4pm £7/5 conc(concessions includes performers)

 

Sun afternoon 27 July 1-4pm Frank Brooker Quartet@Seven Arts Chapel Allerton Leeds

 

Sun afternoon 3 August (Inkwell) and 10 August (Seven Arts) Jazz Cafe's and Jam sessions 1-4pm 

Afternoon jazz jam  1-4pm £7/5 conc(concessions includes performers) 

 

All this to see enjoy then.  But if you want to join in too, then there is the highly successful Seven Jazz workshop, improvisation group, the Seven Jazz Voices Choir and the Summer Jazz Café and Jam Session on July 20th!