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Leeds University Union Big Band – JazzLeeds

Date: 24 February, 2019

Time: 13:30

Location: Seven Artspace, 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD

Leeds University Union Big Band – JazzLeeds

The LUU Big Band plays a wide variety of dance band/big band repertoire including swing, funk and jazz. Formed in 1987 as part of the Leeds University Union Music Society they have moved from its humble beginnings to an independent, semi-professional band gigging around Leeds, the wider Yorkshire area and further afield.

Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds

£10/8 under 25’s £5

Atom String Quartet – The Capstone

Date: 24 February, 2019

Time: 16:30

Location: The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University Creative Campus, 17 Shaw Street, Liverpool L6 1HP

LIJF presents Atom String Quartet – The Capstone 

Atom String Quartet is one of the most intriguing string quartets in the world, and also one of best Polish jazz bands. The group combines the capabilities of a string quartet (i.e. two violins, viola and cello) with improvisation in its broad sense. The set of instruments of a chamber music ensemble, which is most classic and firmly established in music tradition, enables the artists to search for new sound and formal achievements. It is difficult to define, in an explicit way, the music style of the group. Its musical output, besides jazz, shows sources of inspiration coming from Polish folk, music of various regions of the world, and also contemporary and classical music.

Admission £11.50

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VEIN feat – The Capstone 

Date: 24 February, 2019

Time: 19:30

Location: The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University Creative Campus, 17 Shaw Street, Liverpool L6 1HP

LIJF presents VEIN feat – The Capstone 

Since Swiss trio VEIN was formed, it has regularly joined forces with guest musicians in horizon-expanding and ground-breaking projects. Their longstanding collaboration with the astonishing British saxophonist Andy Sheppard makes for an exciting and unconventional quartet and a meeting point for four musicians with great chemistry.

Admission £15

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David Hitchin, Richard Halliwell, Duncan Winfield & Dan Whieldon Trio – Wigan Jazz Club

Date: 24 February, 2019

Time: 12:30

Location: Whelley ex-Servicemen's Club, Vauxhall rd, Wigan, WN1 3LU

David Hitchin, Richard Halliwell, Duncan Winfield & Dan Whieldon Trio – Wigan Jazz Club

This show brings together three of the finest players to emerge from the ranks of Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra. DAVID HITCHEN joined WYJO at age 13 and rapidly progressed to NYJO. At age 24, having already spent 2 years with Monte Carlo orchestras, he joined Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as a trumpeter & MD. Since then he has travelled the world performing with many of the jazz greats as well as some of the most famous names in the popular music world. He currently lives in southern France, where he leads a multinational big band. RICHARD HALLIWELL is well-known at Wigan.

Admission £12.00 (£11.50 concessions, £11.00 WJC members) unless otherwise stated.

Patchwork Jazz Orchestra – Jazz At The Lescar

Date: 27 February, 2019

Time: 20:45

Location: Yellow Arch Studios, 30-36 Burton Road, Sheffield S3 8BX

Patchwork Jazz Orchestra – Jazz At The Lescar

17 musicians, one huge sound! Led by award-winning trombonist Tom Green, and packed with talent from the new generation of London-based jazz musicians, a classic big band line-up with a fresh approach and a whole array of influences and characters, they sold out their debut gig at the London Jazz Festival, and their first album is out in 2019.

Yellow Arch Studios (£10 adv, £8 adv concessions, £12 on the door)

Doors 7.45, Music 8.45

Artephis – Scarborough Jazz

Date: 27 February, 2019

Time: 20:45

Location: The Cask Inn, Cambridge Terrace, Scarborough,YO11 2LQ

Artephis – Scarborough Jazz

This Manchester based contemporary jazz-rock quintet comprises some of the North’s most creative young musicians, who take a jazz quintet line-up in innovative directions, distilling an eclectic sound with an increasingly electronic element. ‘An outstanding band of young musicians’ (Jazz North). ?Aaron Wood (trumpet/flugelhorn/electronics), James Girling (electric/flamenco guitars), Ali Roocroft (piano/keyboard), Alasdair Simpson (bass) and Matt Brown (drums). The band is part of Jazz North’s Northern Line Project.

£5

Door open at 8 pm. Music starts at 8.45 pm

Patchwork Jazz Orchestra – JazzLeeds

Date: 28 February, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Seven Artspace, 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD

Jazz Leeds presents: Patchwork Jazz Orchestra – JazzLeeds

A melting pot of influences and characters with music ranging from luscious and sweet melodies to broad walls of sound, from drum and bass to funeral marches, from fairytale ballads to calypso. The musical glue binding it together are the 17 musicians that power the vibrations and their universal passion for improvisation.

Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds

£14/12 (under 25’s £7)

Gwilym Simcock – Sheffield Jazz

Date: 28 February, 2019

Time: 19:30

Location: Firth Hall, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN

Gwilym Simcock – Sheffield Jazz

19:30 – 22:00. At Firth Hall

Full £15, Concessions £12, Student with NUS card £8, 15 – 18 year olds £3, Under 15s Free.

Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock – Wakefield Jazz

Date: 1 March, 2019

Time: 20:30

Location: Wakefield (College Grove) Sports Club, Eastmoor Road, Wakefield WF1 3RR

Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock – Wakefield Jazz

Two of Scotland’s greatest jazz artists, saxophonist Tommy Smith and pianist Brian Kellock, team up to make a beautiful and imaginative duo, performing classic jazz standards and Broadway melodies from the great American songbook.

Doors open at 7:00 pm; music starts at 8:30 pm

Admission £15.00

Tickets online (from website)

Jamie Brownfield Quartet – Jazz In Hornby

Date: 2 March, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Hornby Village Institute, Main St, Hornby, Lancaster LA2 8JR

Jamie Brownfield Quartet – Jazz In Hornby

The return of the Jamie Brownfield Quartet, with Tom Kincaid on piano, who will play their mix of New Orleans Street Beat, Swing, Reggae…and much more.

Tickets £12. on the door or ring 015242 22227

(PS: No info currently available on ‘Jazz in Hornby’ website)