Village Jazz Festival

The Village Jazz Festival programmed by Chapel Allerton’s Seven Jazz will once again be running at various venues throughout the festival weekend – at Seven Arts areDave Kane’s Magic Ya Ya band on Fri 1 Sept and Dave O Higgins Quartet on evening Sat 2 Sept, jazz in the Woods on Saturday afternoon with the Washboard Resonators, Terri Shaltiel and Esmond Selwyn + latin band Tempo Feliz then the Jazz and Blues and Salsa Sunday afternoon in Regent Street with Mojo 78 Big Band,Hyde Park Brass, Nag Champa, Dan Goldman’s Electrio and James O Hara’s Blues Band

Friday 1 September

Dave Kane’s Magic Ya Ya Band

Seven Arts

Dave Kane’s new group features players from the burgeoning Leeds jazz scene. They have a great groove and feature punchy and brassy unison passages that led into some collective improvisation and then into individual solos. The music has great energy and attractive textures. It’ll be great fun with something of a party atmosphere.
Dave Kane - electric bass & composer. Chris Sharkey – guitar, Matt Bourne – keys, Si Kaylor & James Mainwaring - tenor saxes Ollie Dover - Bari sax. Joost Hendrickx & Sam Hobbs - drums.

Magic Ya Ya Band @Seven Arts Leeds: Friday 1 September 2017 £12/£10 concessions NUS £5 (on the door only)

Saturday 2 September

Terry Shaltiel & Esmond Selwyn

The Woods 3pm - Free

Israeli born, with Spanish/Turkish heritage alongside a Yorkshire accent, songstress Terri Shaltiel has been touring the gig circuit for a few years to critical acclaim. Esmond Selwyn has long been recognised as one of the UK's bestperforming jazz guitarists and jazz educators.

Washboard Resonators

The Woods 12:30pm - Free

Footstomping blues, ragtime, swing and folk music.

Jack Amblin (Vocals / Washboard)
Martyn Roper (Vocals / Resonator Guitar / Banjo)

Tempo Feliz

The Woods 1:45pm - Free

Tempo Feliz are a 7-piece Brazilian-inspired band playing their own unique interpretations of classic Brazilian jazz-. Playing samba, choro, bossa-nova, música popular brasileira and Latin grooves.

Dave O Higgins Quartet

Seven Arts 8pm - £12/£10 concessions NUS £5 (on the door)

Saxophonist Dave O’Higgins is one of the most prolific and creative jazz musicians the UK has ever produced,. He fronts this all star quartet playing some of the most swinging music you will hear today. Straight ahead jazz firmly in the harmonic and melodic tradition, played by the finest UK-based jazz musicians at the peak of their distinguished careers.

 “A stunning player in the neo-bop vein, with an apparently effortless flow of coherent ideas, beautiful time and a highly developed harmonic sense.” Jazz guide

Support 8-8:30pm - The Pete Rosser piano trio celebrate the music of Thelonious Monk

Inkwell Divas

Inkwell Arts 1.30-3.30pm featuring Marlena Rose (vocals) and Jeff Hewer (guitar) - Free

Marlena is a young versatile vocalist on the Leeds Jazz scene who appears with a variety of blues, gypsy jazz and big bands including “One Foot in the Groove” and with Cornelius Corkery’s Gypsy Jazz Band. With Marlena is Canadian jazz guitarist and current Chapel A resident Jeff Hewer

Dave O Higgins Masterclass

Seven Arts - 5pm - £5 on the door

Dave O Higgins will be doing a jazz masterclass before his gig

Sunday 3 September

Hyde Park Brass

Main Stage Sunday afternoon - Voluntary Entry Donation

Funky brass band play Hip Hop, Pop, Funk, Soul, Riot Jazz, Disco, Dance Trumpet 1 - Rich Hodgson

Trumpet 2 - Sam Rosenbach, Alto Saxophone - Harry McCagherty, Tenor Saxophone - Harry Rees, Trombone 1 - Charlie Knighton, Trombone 2 - Lewis E. Hammond, Tuba - James Hobbis, Drums - Chris Cox, Executive Auxiliary Percussionist - Joseph P.R. Whelan III

Dan Goldman’s “Electrio”

Main Stage Sunday afternoon - Voluntary Entry Donation

Keyboard-guru Dan Goldman with his seriously funky ElecTrio - fiery Rhodes piano solos, spacey synths, dirty bass and heavy beats,. Playing hard-hitting, adventurous original compositions and twisted-up covers by Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters  Stevie Wonder, George Duke, Jeff Lorber, and Chick Corea ElecTrio always take their audience on a journey into the outer reaches of the musical universe.

James O Hara Blues Band

Main Stage Sunday afternoon - Voluntary Entry Donation

Authentic Chicago Blues. Chapel Allerton Festival favourite James O 'Hara is well known in Chicago clubs and has performed at legendary venue "Buddy Guy's Legends ". The band are all sidemen to great blues artists. It's a gathering of great players, who've played with the best, and who all happen to be great mates. It shows in the music.

James O Hara guitar and vocals John Burr harmonica Paul Corry guitar Clinton McFarlane bass Chris Sykes drums

Mojo 78 Festival Big Band

Main Stage Sunday afternoon - Voluntary Entry Donation

20 piece community jazz big band formed for the Chapel Allerton festival 2016. Led by Dave Evans the band features Thanda Gumede on vocals

Nag Champa

Main Stage Sunday afternoon - Voluntary Entry Donation

If you like jazz or jazz funk then you will love Nag Champa . An eclectic blend of jazz, rock, hip-hop and everything else!

Vocals: Maya Kally, Drums: Christopher Mcintyre, Bass: Kieran Halpin, Guitar & Synths: Toby Clarke, Guitar & Arrangements: Joe Scott, Keyboards & Synths: Jasper Green, Saxophone and Synths: Jasper Cole