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JazzLeeds - programme for February 2018.

Monday, February 05, 2018


Steve Crocker writes;


Malija, Gary Boyle and and more at JazzLeeds!


“Malija” - Mark Lockheart: sax, Liam Noble: piano, Jasper Hoiby: bass @Seven Arts Thus 8th Feb, 8pm
We hope you are enjoying our spring programme. We’ve certainly had a lot of fun choosing it!
Next up we have a return visit from a very special band who impressed us all when they played for us a couple of years ago. We’re pleased to welcome back Malija on this Thursday 8 February to Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton in Leeds.
A sophisticated trio that crosses and draws on several musical genres, Malija will include material from their highly-rated 2017 album “Instinct”. The three members of the band are some of Europe’s top-rated musicians, with their music described as “folksy, melodically strong chamber music, with flavours ranging from bluegrass to tango to contemporary classical ...”. It’s all delivered with flair and playful abandonment.
Malija combines three of Europe’s most exciting jazz musicians –Mark Lockheart saxophone/ bass clarinet; Liam Noble piano and Jasper Hoiby bass. Mark Lockheart was a key member of the ground breaking LOOSE TUBES and followed that with a succession of award winning bands including POLAR BEAR and PERFECT HOUSEPLANTS. Liam Noble was a knockout with ELLINGTON IN ANTICIPATION at SEVEN ARTS, Jasper Hoiby is the leader of the internationally successful piano trio PHRONESIS.
They formed the group as a result of an invitation to perform at New York’s Rochester Jazz Festival in 2014 and right from the first rehearsal they found great musical empathy. Jasper described their music as “weird, simple, complicated, free, tight, floaty, ugly, beautiful and heartfelt, depending on your mood”.You could also describe it as ECM with added grit.
“Malija delivers the expected deliciously abstruse riches a-plenty, peppered with humour, melodic wit, irregular groove and a vivid descriptive quality” MOJO
This sophisticated, genre-bending trio has been delighting audiences (including a brilliant concert for us in 2016) since its debut. Their output has been described as “Folky, melodically strong chamber music, with flavours ranging from bluegrass to tango to contemporary classical, veering from the carefully written to the liberally improvised.”
Here’s a little teaser video from their new album: youtu.be/IKEGGmh0HxA and a whole tune youtu.be/gp59f7O5Uuo
http://www.marklockheart.co.uk/
Support is from: Ricardo Alvarez Quartet 8-8.30pm Ricardo Alvarez Quartet playing from their new album ‘Huay Not?’ Ricardo Alvarez on tenor saxophone/compositions, Cornelius Corkery on guitar, Emlyn Vaughn on bass and Joe Montague on drums.
Ticket Information: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sevenleeds
Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road Leeds LS7 3PD 0113 26 26 777
Doors Open 19.30 Music Starts 20.00
Full £16, Concessions £14,
Student with NUS card £5


Gary Boyle Quartet @Seven Arts Sun 11 Feb 1.30-4pm
Gary Boyle guitar Andrzej Baranek piano, Ed Harrison, bass Jonathan Hartley drums
Funky jazz-rock mixed with bebop from Jazz Fusion guitar legend and ex Isotope bandleader Gary Boyle who has an impressive pedigree as a session player, sideman, band leader and solo artist   What an impressive pedigree as a session player, sideman, band leader and solo artist too - Gary has worked with the likes of Dusty Springfield, Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll, Mike Westbrook, Soft Machine, Mike Gibbs, Eberhard Weber, Keith Tippett, Eddie Harris, Bert Jansch, founding 70s fusion group Isotope and 80s trio Triple Echo
Veteran (76 this year!) guitarist GARY BOYLE is a master musician well worth re-discovering In 1973 Gary formed jazz fusion band Isotope who recorded three albums and toured extensively in the UK, Europe and the USA. Albums - ISOTOPE, ILLUSION, and DEEP END. After Isotope disbanded in 1975 Gary recorded several solo albums, THE DANCER & ELECTRIC GLIDE. During this period Gary was voted New Star in the Melody Maker Poll and THE DANCER won the Pop/Jazz Award at Montreux Jazz Festival. “Boyle’s guitar is a weightless marvel, so sharp, clean and delicate is his picking.” - Mike Butler, Manchester City Life “More please, especially like the sensual, spacious ballad LP.” - Andy Robson, Jazzwise Magazine music http://redkiterecords.co.uk/garyboyle.html
“Boyle’s guitar is a weightless marvel, so sharp, clean and delicate is his picking.” - Mike Butler
Ticket information https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/FEHILI
Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road Leeds LS7 3PD 0113 26 26 777
Doors Open 1pm Music Starts 1.30pm
Full £10, Concessions £8,
Student with NUS card £5
Kids under 16 free


Jordan Dinsdale Group @Inkwell Sun 18 Feb 1.30pm
Led by Leeds young jazz drummer Jordan Dinsdale, with guitarist Joel Stedman and Elliot Roffe on bass. The trio will be playing standards from the American Songbook, influenced by the Ahmad Jamal trio, lots of ballads. That’s the kind of vibe!
Ticket information https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/FEKDLE
Inkwell 31 Potternewton Lane LS7 3LW
Doors Open 1pm Music Starts 1.30pm
Full £9, Concessions £7,
Student with NUS card £5
Kinds under 16 free


Leeds College of Music Student Union Big Band @Seven Arts, Sun 25 Feb 1.30-4pm
Leeds College of Music Student Union Big Band has established itself in the city as one of the best big bands winning prizes at the most recent North of England 2017 Big Band competition in Sunderland. Over 20 members strong, it is an exciting ensemble with a big sound and a big ambition. Music from Buddy Rich to Maynard Ferguson, Frank Sinatra to Aretha Franklin, so expect a lively and diverse show.
Ticket information https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/FEKEHH
Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road Leeds LS7 3PD 0113 26 26 777
Doors Open 1pm Music Starts 1.30pm
Full £10, Concessions £8,
Student with NUS card £5
Kinds under 16 free


Other Seven Jazz gigs and workshops


February Rush Hour Jazz - Wednesday 21 February 6-7pm in the bar @Seven Arts featuring sometime simply red vocalist Dolly James with Eliot Richards sax, Will Powell guitar, Steve Crocker bass and Steve Mullarky drums.Free/payf collection


March Inkwell Divas - Saturday 3 March 1.30-3pm in the cafe at Inkwell featuring JazzLeeds very own Jean Watson with the JazzLeeds trio-  free/payf collection


Jazz Workshops meet on Sunday morning 18 February to help you lean more about jazz playing @Inkwell 10-12 am cost £10 (or £8 conc) per session. Tutors are Tom Sharp or Dom Moore - contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) tel 0113 2370700.


The “Jazz Voices” choir meets Monday evenings to sing popular jazz tunes led by guest tutor Jack Glover @Inkwell Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton. 7-9pm, £6 per session - contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) tel 07544 352594. Next rehearsals 7-9pm on Monday 12 Feb and Mon 26 Feb

Weblinks: check out our JazzLeeds website http://www.jazzleeds.org.uk where there are links so you can follow us on our Facebook and Twitter sites. For updates about jazz gigs in the north follow the Northern Jazz Live blog http://northernjazz-live.blogspot.co.uk/


Hope to see you soon at a JazzLeeds event!


Steve Crocker
JazzLeeds Feb 2018
email contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address),uk


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