Leeds College Jazz Collections - Part 1
These two Sunday afternoons at Seven Arts give us an opportunity to hear some of the best students from the current crop of the Leeds College of Music jazz degree final year. Hear the jazz stars of tomorrow, today
1.30pm The Vicente Magalhães Trio –
Vicente Magalhães is a jazz pianist from Lisbon, Portugal who, while studying jazz in the UK, started writing pieces that combined Portuguese music with jazz. Joined by Jack Garside on bass and Alasdair Pennington on drums, the trio plays tunes written as tribute to Portuguese music inspired by some of the country’s greatest folk artists, as well as some of the UK's best jazz musicians.
2.25 Daniel Wyllie "5 over 4"
Dan Wyllie is a tenor saxophonist influenced as much by New York's contemporary giants, such as Seamus Blake and Chris Potter, as he is by legends past, the likes of Hank Mobley and Stanley Turrentine. He will be bringing his Nonet to play a selection of his own compositions and arrangements of some of his favourite tunes. Expect hard swinging grooves and heart melting ballads, balancing jazz tradition and modern approaches, with a huge tone, as sensitive as it is brash.
3.15pm Else Skogan Bonesrønning (pictured)
A passion to connect with people through music drives Else to push the boundaries of jazz. “Else is a gifted young Norwegian vocalist - certainly a musician to watch for the future. Her relationship with pitch, intonation and timbre are well defined and her performance capabilities are growing. She continues to carve out her individual path in music." - Lauren Kinsella. She released her debut EP, «High Expectations» in February 2018.