Gigs to come ..

15 November 2019 - Mike De Souza Trio

Infusing the typical ‘Guitar-led Jazz Trio’ with innovative concepts of sound and structure, drawing influence from bands such as Radiohead and Deerhoof. ‘Slow Burn’ album release tour following ‘Road Fork’ (Dec 18) which aired widely on national radio described by Jez Nelson as ‘Fusionesque Pyrotechnics’. 
Mike De Souza : g, Huw V Williams : b, Jay Davis : d                

06 December 2019 - Mark Williams Trio
courtesy of Jazz North's Northern Line

Influences from rock, metal and fusion, with added electronic effects, give this guitar trio from Newcastle an edgier and more modern sound, yet with melody and improvisation still at its core. Having held aloft many big jazz names, Mark steps to the front with consummate jazz axe-man glory. Mark Williams : g, Paul Susans : b, Russ Morgan : d    

03 January 2020 - FORJ Quartet

High octane grooves and expansive improvisation across a whole series of original compositions. Drawing inspiration from Jim Black, Ornette Coleman and Chris Lightcap, FORJ blur the lines between composition and improvisation in a highly interactive and exciting manner. 

Joe Wright, Josh Arcoleo : ts, Nick Jurd : db, Jonathan Silk : d                       

17 January 2020 - Adrian Knowles' Sound of '59

Sound of  ‘59” pay homage to Jazz’ four classic albums : Mingus’ ‘Ah Um’, Davis’ ‘Kind of Blue’, Brubeck’s ‘Out of Time’ and Coltrane’s ‘Giant Steps’ amongst many others. Comprising some of Leeds’ finest Jazz musicians, Leader Adrian Knowles  ; b, punctuates the music recounting the history and stories behind these classics with Joel Purnell : ts, Jim Corry : as, Mark Chandler : tpt, Kevin Holbrough : trom, Jason Scott : p, Caroline Boaden : d