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The Porter Quartet@Inkwell



Robin Porter- Tenor Saxophone, Jonathan Brown- Guitar, Sam Vicary- Double Bass, Tom Hawthorn- Drums

 

Robin Porter played at Seven Arts College Collection in April 2013 - since then he's been at the Proms on the BBC - playing "Border Sounds" at Proms Plus with poet Francis Leviston . His saxophone playing is superb - think Zoot Sims - and we're lucky to have him here in Leeds.  Our Easter Sunday concert at Inkwell features Robin with this band ; hear Robin with Jack Gillen playing "Darn that Dream" at Seven Arts here 

 

Tickets on the door or online http://sevenjazzleeds.ticketsource.co.uk/

 

The Porter Quartet@Inkwell Arts on Easter Sunday 20th April 2014, 1-4pm £7/£5 concessions kids under 16 free. The doors open at 1pm, music 1.30-4pm

 

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

 
A rare visit from this legendary quintet bringing together some of the leading musicians of Euro-Jazz. 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 Quartet@Seven

Kevin James - vocals/piano, Malcolm Strachan trumpet, special guest- bass, 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.

For 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.

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

   

College Collection14@SevenArts

Moysey’s Noisy Sextet -  Luke Ledger and Andy French - Tenor Saxophones Joel Steadman – Guitar  Sam Quintana – Bass Matt McGraw – Drums Ozzy Moysey - Percussion / Compositions

Ashley Henry Group - Ashley Henry - Piano, Sam Quintana – Bass, Jack Yardley - Drums

Bloom Collective  - Lorentz Bloom – Guitar (pictured), Sam Quintana – Bass, Luke Szoltysek – Drums

Leeds College of Music has been a vibrant source of new music for over forty years now. New crops of jazz pop and classical students each year never fail to invigorate and impress on both the local and national music scene. This is the first of two such Sundays. Hear three of the current crop of bands led by drummer Ozzy Moysey, pianist Ashley Henry and guitarist Lorentz Bloom.

College Collection14@Seven Arts - Sunday 11 May @Seven Arts 1-4pm £7/5 concessions kids under 16 free

   

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