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Art Exhibition, Tue 24 Jul 2018

Celebrating Xero Slingsby at Jazzleeds Festival 20

Celebrating Xero Slingsby at Jazzleeds Festival 20


A meteorite in his own lifetime, and with an apocryphal number of arrests from busking to blocking Dortmund Square with an alto saxophone case, Xero blazed a punkjazz trail from Leeds to the ‘main land.’

Travelling with him were a range of musicians from the first visit of ‘Crow’ with Alan Wilkinson and Paul Hession, to Llamas in Pyjamas featuring Richard Bostok and the final line up of Xero Slingsby and the Works included Louis Colan and Gene Velocette. All these musicians are joined for this one night only celebration by a young group from Ghent - Den Hoed who discovered Xero Slingsby some 25 years after his death and lit the blue touch paper again. 

The proceedings will be captured on canvas in real time by British painter Gina Southgate  who has built a reputation as a daring and witty proponent of spontaneous action painting, working specifically in the milieu of free jazz and improvisation,  she will create live visual accompaniment  as a visual counterpoint to the great music that will be pouring from the stage.

Snap up the Early Bird tickets (before 1st May) whilst we negotiate with a foreign power to release another rip-roaring outfit from Canada to complete the night.

Final programme announcement in May. 

Part of Jazzleeds Festival 2018

Cash PointCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site cateringAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 24 Jul 2018 19:00 to 23:00



    6 St. Peters Square,
    LS9 8AH



    See location of The Wardrobe on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 308335  Lat: 53.79690 Long: -1.53388

    City centre


    • Cash PointCash Point
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups