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Music, Sun 22 Jul 2018

JazzLeeds Festival 2018 presents Delights of the D

JazzLeeds Festival 2018 presents Delights of the D


A celebration of the Duke’s music sixty years after Duke Ellington met the Queen in Leeds on Saturday, October 18, 1958. The Queen and the Duke were guests of honour at the finale of the Leeds Centenary Music Festival. The Duke sent Her Majesty a copy of his composition as a gift and it remains one of his most remarkable, but least well-known, works “The Queens Suite”.  The concert features Alan Barnes's "Ellingtonians" with support from Declan Forde and Greg Cohen playing "Unknown Ellington"

7PM “UNKNOWN ELLINGTON” JAMES BANNER DOUBLE BASS-DECLAN FORDE PIANO - An intimate duo set featuring Berlin based bassist James Banner and pianist Declan Forde. Declan Forde is a pianist and composer, a graduate of Leeds College of Music and is a previous finalist of the Young Scottish Musician of The Year He regularly performs with the Far East Trio, James Banner’s Eleven

8.30PM ALAN BARNES AND HIS “ELLINGTONIANS” The Ellington Celebration at the festival will be led by LCoM alumnus saxman Alan Barnes. Alan needs no special introduction here for he’s a one-man force for good in jazz. His all-star ensemble will perform the great arrangements they’ve assembled of superior Duke Ellington numbers. The octet is Alan on saxes and clarinet, Bruce Adams trumpet, Mark Nightingale trombone, Karen Sharp saxes and clarinet, Robert Fowler saxes and clarinet, David Newton piano, Simon Thorpe bass, Clark Tracey drums.. A kind of "buyer’s guide" to the best in British jazz, you could say. Stand by to be amazed.

Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 22 Jul 2018 19:00 to 22:30


£25 (under 25yrs £12) 



07544 352594


3 Quarry Hill,



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Map reference: SE 309336  Lat: 53.79823 Long: -1.53125

Leeds City Station, situated on New Station Street, is approximately a 10-minute walk from Leeds College of Music.

Leeds Central Coach Station is situated on Dyer Street between Quarry Hill and Kirkgate Market, opposite the West Yorkshire Playhouse and just two minutes from Leeds College of Music. Regular services operate from Hull, London and Manchester Airport.

Enter the postcode LS9 8AH into your Satellite Navigation.

Leeds is located at the crossroads of the M62 and the M1, and just a few kilometres from the A1.

When entering the city, follow the brown road signs for ‘West Yorkshire Playhouse’ at Quarry Hill, just off the A64 York Road in the centre of Leeds – or you can follow the City Centre Loop signs.

Major attractions, including the West Yorkshire Playhouse, are identified on the Loop signs. The Conservatoire is at Loop Junction 12.

Please note the Conservatoire does not have any car parking space. We recommend that visitors use the multi-storey car park on Harper Street near Leeds Kirkgate Market.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds station


  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality