The JazzLeeds reset programme this summer has seen a succession of UK international stars coming to Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton, Leeds with 14 concerts in total, including musicians like Andrew McCormack, Josephine Davies, Ian Shaw, Byron Wallen and Liam Noble as well as the best of jazz bands from our area most of whom were playing for the first time in eighteen months since lockdown started.
The finale this coming weekend 17/18 July 1-8pm is a two day Jazz Reset Festival at Seven Arts Leeds featuring some of the acts the JazzLeeds audience have asked to see again… making for an eclectic mix of jazz, funk, and world music from some of the region’s leading artists.
Headline acts playing on the main venue include trombonist Dennis Rollins with bassist Shri Sriram, jazz singer Emily Brown, steel pan player Dudley Nesbitt and his band Pan Jumby, bassist Fergus Quill and his trio, Helen Pillinger’s YSBRYD featuring a harp player, and bassist Nicola Farnon with her quartet featuring Jim Corry on sax.
There are also support acts playing outside in the sunshine of the Seven Arts courtyard (for free), including blues from Joe Moore (vocals and guitar) and Nic Svarc (guitar), Leeds drummer Jonah Evans and his trio, jazz and soul singer Terri Shaltiel, Lady and the Tramps led by Miles Pillinger, a drum student from Leeds Conservatoire, a one man band – Lawrence Marshall – and the ORB Trio of Pete Rosser keys, Richard Ormrod saxes and Paul Baxter bass.
The festival will be fully distanced, with limited seating and table service plus streetfood served in the courtyard.
Tickets for the Festival – day tickets and all festival tickets are almost sold out – last few here https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds
JazzLeeds are proud to acknowledge the support they have had from Leeds City Council, Seven Arts and Leeds Inspired. More details are here www.jazzleeds.org.uk