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Music, Thu 19 Jul 2018

JazzLeeds Festival 2018 presents: Leeds Jazz Rock

JazzLeeds Festival 2018 presents: Leeds Jazz Rock


Jazz Leeds are pleased to have Brendan Duffy with the Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra (LYJRO) open the six day 2018 Jazz Leeds Festival at Seven Arts.

LYJRO says a lot about the roots and passion about jazz in Leeds. The band was first formed in 1991 it aims to give young people in our schools the chance to perform in a professional setting whilst learning how to be confident musicians, in both their reading and improvisation abilities. For many instrumentalists, it has acted as a springboard to higher education in music. For others, it complements other areas of study and forms a basis for a lifelong enjoyment of jazz music.

LYJRO covers an array of styles from jazz to rock, whilst encompassing further influences from soul and funk. Conducted by the charismatic Brendan Duffy, the band consists of a full line up of trumpets, saxophones, rhythm section instruments and more.

The band tours regularly in South Africa going to Leeds twin town of Durban, where they work with young audiences on an individual level, allowing band members to understand their natural love of music and how it is so prevalent in their everyday lives. Closer to home, LYJRO are active in many outreach schemes in the Leeds area to bring jazz music to all corners of the city.

“As jazz enthusiasts, we feel compelled to spread our love of music, far and wide. We’ve found that those with least access to traditional jazz instruments are most receptive to its free spirit and visceral effect”. Brendan Duffy

Support is from Leeds guitarist Nik Svarc with his star trio of Martin Longhawn (keys) and Dave Walsh (drums) 8-8.30pm

Thus 19 July 8.00 pm – 11:00 pm Tickets £12/10 concessions £5 students @Seven Arts

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Event details

Dates Times
Thu 19 Jul 2018 19:30 to 23:00



    31a Harrogate Road,
    Chapel Allerton,
    LS7 3PD



    See location of Seven Artspace on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 305369  Lat: 53.82801 Long: -1.53763

    By Car: Seven is based on Harrogate Road (A58) near the centre of Chapel Allerton. Find us just below Casa Mia Grande. It's opposite the Library and 30 yards down the road towards Leeds City Centre.

    By Public Transport: Regular buses run to the venue from the city centre (number 2, 3 or 3A) or from Headingley and Harehills (number 91).

    There is no parking at Seven, but on-street parking is available on Harrogate Road and out-of-hours behind the Somerfield supermarket.

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Leeds station


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