Lunchtime Concerts

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.

 

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

   

College Collection14@Inkwell

Part Two of this year’s Leeds College of Music Jazz Collection14 is @Inkwell and  It features two bands that have already been making waves on the Northern jazz circuit


Stretch Trio  with Andy French - tenor sax, Tom Higham - kit, Calvin Travers- guitar


Zeitgeist (pictured) - Aleks Podraza – Keys,  Sam Quintana – Bass, Tom Higham – Kit, https://soundcloud.com/zeitgeist-band/mosaic

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. The bands are led by Andy French on sax and Aleks Podraza on keyboards

 

College Collection14@Inkwell is on Sunday afternoon 18 May @Inkwell 1-4pm £7/5 concessions, kids under 16 free


   

The Dales Jam: West Riding silent shorts@Seven Arts


Led by saxman Richard Ormrod, Dales Jam is a group of over 30 musicians based in Skipton, North Yorkshire that sample world rhythms with jazz vocabulary, improvisation and celebration. Now Dales Jam brings "West Riding Silent Shorts" to Leeds: an afternoon of Yorkshire archive film shorts with live original scores.

 

In 2013, the BBC commissioned the Dales Jam to support three North Yorkshire community youth ensembles in composing original music for vintage regional shorts from the Yorkshire Film Archive. The resulting scores were performed live alongside the original films during the Richmond Jazz and Grassington Festivals. The gig at Seven Arts will be an hour of archive shorts with live original scores, supported by a set of soundtrack music to films by Fellini, Kurosawa, Kusturica, Coppola and more, all in new arrangements by Richard Ormrod, Yorkshire Jazz Musician of the Year 2012.

 

Tickets http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sevenleeds/events

 

The Dales Jam: West Riding silent shorts@Seven Arts Sunday afternoon 25 May 2014  1-4pm £7/5 concessions kids under 16 free

   

Kasseldown


Matt Anderson (tenor sax), Harry Orme (guitar),Martin Longhawn (keys) Sam Vicary (Bass) and Steve Hanley (Drums).

A new project led by guitarist Harry Orme, formed in late 2013 playing all original compositions. With special guest Matt Anderson, who has been making waves performing and as well as leading his own projects.

Kasseldown are @Inkwell Arts 1-4pm Sunday afternoon 1 June.  £7/5 conc, kids under 16 free, families welcome

   

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