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Music, Tue 16 Jul 2019

Tuesday Night Live: Odd Socks

Tuesday Night Live: Odd Socks


John Brown is a jazz clarinettist, poet and one time staff member at Leeds College of Music. “Odd Socks” is his first collection of comic verse. Accompanied by James Birkett (guitar) he will present a mix of anecdotes, poetry and playing in an all-acoustic setting.

You will enjoy a journey around Brown’s special world as he considers the arrival of traffic roundabouts in Japan in 2013, contemplates the uniqueness of Nuneaton and in literate and carefully-crafted verses, muses on the correct spelling and pronunciation of ‘aitch’. In these pages we also meet a Blemya, (the mythical man with no head), are invited to consider the atheist views of academic Richard Dawkins, whose habit is wearing the odd socks of the title. We will also learn also about the ‘pullet surprise’ of American jazzman Ornette Coleman, and are introduced to ingenious anagrams devised by another world-famous musician. John will also shares the delights of enduring an intrusive medical inspection by way of an endoscope, take a look in Who’s Who, and consider the experience of reading music at Oxford.

John is accompanied by Newcastle Jazz guitarist James Birkett. James directs a variety of jazz ensembles for concerts, recordings, broadcasts and festivals. He has worked with major jazz soloists from the UK and abroad.

Promoted by Tuesday Night Live at Heart, in partnership with Jazz Leeds Festival 2019

On-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Dates Times
Tue 16 Jul 2019 20:00 to 00:00


Donations on the door. Suggested £3/£5.


Bennett Road,



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Map reference: SE 278360  Lat: 53.82032 Long: -1.57852

By car – access is only from North Lane, end of Bennett Road and NOT Otley Road. Limited on-street parking. Two disabled parking spaces are available on site.

By bus – regular buses run from Leeds city centre to Headingley, Otley Road. Brown Line 1 and Skyline 6 both stop opposite the Original Oak public house and also at the Arndale Centre. Both are only a minutes walk from HEART.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Headingley station


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