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Sunday, October 06, 2019

Steve Crocker writes;

Dazzling Jazz this October

The nights are drawing in! Time to get along to our nice warm venues and enjoy the live music. We start off this coming Sunday witha band that were dazzling at the recent Scarborough jazz festival - (jazz meets Bon Iver?)  really interesting music anyway from Bonsai….

Sun Oct 6 1.30pm Seven Arts
Chosen in the ‘Shape of Jazz to Come in 2018’ in Jazzwise, Bonsai are an award-winning band jazz fusion band with intricate compositions and adventurous improvisations.
Rory Ingham trombone, Dom Ingham violin/vocals, Toby Comeau piano/keyboards, Joe Lee bass, Jonny Mansfield drums
Formed in 2014, they have appeared on BBC Radio 3 and Jazz FM numerous times, and played at leading jazz festivals and venues across the UK including London Jazz Festival, Love Supreme Festival,Cheltenham Jazz Festival, and Ronnie Scotts.
The line-up includes the winner of Rising Star in the 2017 British Jazz Awards, trombonist Rory Ingham, his brother Dominic Ingham on violin/vocals, Toby Comeau on piano/keyboard, Joe Lee on bass, and Jonny Mansfield (Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize winner) on drums.
Hear them here ; “The Crescent” –
£10/8, 25 and under £5. Kids under 16 free Tickets on the door or online here Arts 31 Harrogate Road Leeds LS7 3PD. Food and drink available in the cafe/bar.

Rosie Turton’s “5ive”
Thus Oct 10, 8pm Seven Arts
Support from: Hannah Hutton group
Part of this autumn’s women in jazz series Rosie Turton’s five-piece band weaves Indian raga rhythms into head-nodding hip-hop and jazz rhythms
With the London jazz scene blooming, it seems fitting that a new generation of trombonists should now come to the fore. As a composer as much as a trombonist, Rosie Turton is one of the up and coming voices on the UK jazz scene. She expresses herself through a variety of different musical outlets, from composing and playing with septet “Nerija”, recording with “Jitwam” and playing with Hollie Cook. After exploring the eclectic music scenes from London and New York to the Himalayas of India her new band Rosie’s ‘5ives’ have released an album with Jazz Re:Freshed that showcases her individual and unique voice as a performer, composer and producer
Rosie Turton – Trombone, Johanna Burnheart – violin, Maria Chiara Argirò – piano/Wurlitzer, Twm Dylan – bass, Jake Long – drums
Support from the Hannah Hutton Quartet 8pm- Hannah Hutton – Voice Piano – Vicente Magalhães Bass – Jack Garside Drums – Alasdair Pennington With a focus on contemporary artists the Hannah Hutton Quartet performs a wide range of tunes from original compositions to works from the likes of Kenny Wheeler, Abbey Lincoln, Cecile Mclorin Salvant and Alice Zawadzki.
Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road Leeds LS7 3PD. Food and drink available in the cafe/bar.
£16/14, 25 and under £8 Tickets at the door or online

Alison Rayner’s “ARQ”
Sun 13 Oct Inkwell 1.30pm
Part of this autumn’s Women in Jazz series, bassist Alison Rayner’s band ARQ play ‘songs without words’ and are known for their vibrant, communicative performances. Their combination of richly nuanced compositions with folk-infused grooves, skilful musicianship and a love of improvisation, creates a compelling and coherent whole.
★ Winners: Ensemble of the Year 2018 Parliamentary Jazz Awards
★ Shortlisted: Best Small Group 2018 British Jazz Awards
★ Alison Rayner Runner-up: Best Double Bass 2018 British Jazz Awards
Their combination of richly nuanced compositions with folk-infused grooves, skilful musicianship and a love of improvisation, creates a compelling and coherent whole. ARQ play ‘songs without words’ and are known for their vibrant, communicative performances.
ARQ’s profile has risen dramatically over the past five years, with extensive touring and critical acclaim for their two albums ‘August’ (2014) and ‘A Magic Life’ (2016). They have built a substantial and wide-ranging audience, receiving national and international radio play and four and five-star reviews in jazz and national press. Their 40-date ‘A Magic Life’ UK tour 2016-17 was supported by Arts Council England.
ARQ’s third album –  ‘Short Stories’ – is released this month and will be on sale at the gig
‘Inspired by real-world ideas, people and situations but infused with the kind of heady imagination that transforms their resonances into a series of vivacious musical adventures’ ★★★★★ BBC Music Magazine
‘Purposeful, full-toned and melodic…a beautifully integrated band’ ★★★★ The Observer
Alison Rayner – double bass, Buster Birch – drums, Deirdre Cartwright – guitar, Diane McLoughlin – saxophones, Steve Lodder – piano
1.30pm start Inkwell Arts 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton Leeds LS7 3LW
£9/7 concessions (25 and under £5, kids under 16 free) on the door or in advance here

Teena Lyle: Rush Hour Jazz
Wed 16 Oct 6pm Seven Arts
Really pleased to welcome vibes player Teena Lyle to play in the initimate surroundings of Seven Arts. Teena is quite something – shew recently embarked on her third tour with blues, jazz, and soul veteran Van Morrison, (this time on an East Coast US tour) who recently released his 39th LP, You’re Driving Me Crazy, at the spry age of 72. When Lyle’s not playing drums and percussion and singing backing vocals for Morrison, she also gigs in the UK with her own band, Teena Lyle’s Good Vibes Trio, and has recently finished shooting a new British comedy series called The Imitation Game.
Teena Lyle with the Jazz Leeds trio @Rush Hour Jazz Oct 16th 6pm Seven Arts Payf collection

Colin Byrne’s Leeds Jazz Orchestra
@Bar on Park Lane, Roundhay Oct 18th 8pm
Leeds Jazz Orchestra is dedicated to the rehearsal and performance of Big Band Jazz under Musical Director, Colin Byrne. They delight in an eclectic mix of repertoire from Bebop, Blues and Ballads through to cutting-edge modern Jazz Orchestra numbers.
Classic big band arrangements from Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus sit alongside numbers written specifically for the band by up-and-coming new composers.
8pm start The Bar on Park Lane, Roundhay Golf Club, Park Lane, Leeds LS8 2EJ. Not been to our new venue in Roundhay yet? It’s next to the Roundhay Golf club, just down from Street Lane. Ample parking!
£10/8 concessions (25 and under £5).on the door or in advance here

Kathrine Windfeld Sextet
@Seven Arts Sun Oct 20th 1.30pm
Part of this autumn’s women in jazz series, Danish pianist Kathrine Windfeld has quickly established herself on the European jazz scene with her outstanding skills as composer and arranger.
Having been described as one of the names of the future by the likes of The Guardian (UK) and Downbeat (USA), multi-award-winning pianist and composer Kathrine Windfeld is a welcome breath of fresh air on the European jazz landscape.  Her original compositions are a rare combination of delicacy and strength. Using a colourful palette of sophisticated harmonic passages, driving grooves and poetic ballads, she enriches the traditional jazz ensemble sound with a new spirit.
She has picked a sextet of young and excellent Scandinavian musicians, who effortlessly combine playful precision with enthusiastic power and improvisatory prowess.
Kathrine Windfeld – piano, Rolf Thofte – Trumpet, Jakob Lundbak – Alto, Marek Konarski – tenor, Johannes Vaht – bass, Henrik Holst Hansen – drums
“Windfeld’s band of leading young Scandinavian musicians is as tight and sharp as any you’ll hear” The Guardian
£10/8, 25’s and under £5 on the door or here
Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road Leeds LS7 3PD. Food and drink available in the cafe/bar.

Maria Chiara Argirò group featuring Leila Martial
@Seven Arts Thus Oct 24th 8pm
Support: “Da Hora” with Olivia Bhattacharjee vocals
Part of this autumn’s women in jazz series, Italian-born pianist and composer Maria Chiara Argirò blends classical music and folk traditions with her own approach to contemporary jazz.
Maria Chiara Argirò is an Italian pianist, keyboard player and composer currently living in London. Argirò’s unique sound and departure from the traditional jazz idiom is beautifully reflected in her 2016 debut album The Fall Dance – a project featuring a fantastic line up of musicians creating vibrant collaborative music.
Her group blends classical music, folk traditions and electronic music with her own approach to harmony and melody calling strongly upon the sounds and aesthetics of contemporary jazz. For this Jazz Leeds special occasion at Seven Arts the group will present live for the first time some brand new compositions from the second album ‘Hidden Seas’ (to be released later in 2019).
With her is Leila Martial is a remarkable vocalist, keyboard player and songwriter from the south-west of France.  Martial is among the most adventurous and experimental of modern vocalists, manipulating her already extraordinary voice via live looping and other electronic effects.
“She’s a quietly compelling presence in new European jazz ” John Fordham, The Guardian
“Beautiful compositions” Ambrose Akinmusire
Maria Chiara Argirò – Piano/Synths/Compositions, Leila Martial – Vocals, Sam Rapley – Sax/Clarinet, Tal Janes – Guitar/Effects, Andrea Di Biase – Double Bass, Gaspar Sena – Drums
Tickets £16/14, 25 and under £8
Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road Leeds LS7 3PD. Food and drink available in the cafe/bar.

‘Two for the road” Cathy Ibberson with Jack Glover @Inkwell 1.30pm Sun 27 Oct
Part of our women in jazz series, Cathy Ibberson is a talented Leeds sax player and singer with the “Soul Surgeons” and “Mojo 78 Big Band”. She’ll be entertaining us with her group featuring the multi-talented Jack Glover on piano. Steve Crocker is on bass, Steve Mullarky on drums plus guests
Tickerts £9/7, 25 and under £5 at the door or online here
Inkwell Arts:31 Potternewton Lane LS7 3LW. Food and non alchoholic drink available in the cafe.

Other news;

JazzLeeds needs you! We are running short of of volunteers to help run both our our regular programme and our summer jazz festival - we’d be particularly interested to hear from you if you are interested in photography, bid writing or communications! If you are andyou want to help just send a message to us at http://[email protected]

Jazz Leeds run Sunday morning Jazz Instrumental Workshops led by Fergus Quill and and Dom Moore (this month Sunday 6 October – tutor Fergus Quill, Sunday 20 October – Dominic Moore)

The Monday evening JazzLeeds Voices Choir is taking a break this autumn

Our Venues:
Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD
Inkwell Arts: 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3LW
Bar on the Park Lane Roundhay (at Roundhay Golf Club) LS82EJ

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See you soon as one of our gigs!

Steve Crocker

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