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For the first time this year Seven Jazz are organising a Festival Day of Jazz as part of the Leeds Summer Music Festival 2017
There will be free concerts in Millennium Square at lunchtime (12-2pm and 5-8.30pm), a jazz workshop in the afternoon in the Carriageworks (2-5pm) and finishing up with an evening concert is 8-10.30pm in the Carriageworks
12 midday Hyde Park Brass: Millennium Square (free)
1pm The Big Easy Band: Millennium Square (free)
2pm "How To Learn Jazz: A Beginners Guide" with Dom Moore in the Carriageworks - 2-4pm £5
5pm Slide Area: Millennium Square (free)
6pm Open Letter to Mingus (free)
7pm Tom Sharp Jazz Orchestra: Millennium Square finish 8.30pm (free)
The headline band will be Leeds supersax star Snake Davis in concert in the Carriageworks 8pm-10.30m. Tickets £18/16 concessions, NUS £5 on the door(doors open 7.30pm)
The Snake Davis Band only play together three or four times a year for jazz gigs and when they do get together it really is something very, very special indeed. Snake Davis has recorded and performed live with more famous musical personages than you could shake a stick at, Ray Charles, Take That, Cher, Kylie Minogue, Paul McCartney, M People, Eurythmics, Lisa Stansfield and Edwin Starr to name but a few. Snake is joined on stage by his band - Paul Birchall, keys, composer and lifelong friend, Simon Goulding, bass player extraordinaire with an impressive biography as long as your arm and Ali Thynne on drums, a most talented drummer who has also come out of Leeds College of Music and the new kid on the block. All are consummate musicians and clearly enjoy performing together.
Support (8-8.30pm) is from the Ben Powling Quintet.
JazzLeeds Festival17 featuring Snake Davis Band: Thursday 3 August @Millennium Square and The Carriageworks in Leeds City Centre