SATURDAY AFTERNOON 22 JULY at the JazzLeeds Festival
1pm Chapel FM Collective Big Band
An exciting, high-energy big band but not a typical big band jazz group —they play a wide range of music from across the jazz spectrum including original compositions with a healthy focus on the joy of improvisation. Directed by Dave Evans, this is a musical collective with big ideas.
Faye MacCalman (clarinet, tenor saxophone)/John Pope (electric bass)/Christian Alderson (drums) . Faye MacCalman fronts a sax-bass-drums trio drawing on garage rock, minimalism and free improvisation: riffs, silence, noise and grooves create a collage of hard-edged blocks of sound that evolve over the performance. https://archipelagojam.bandcamp.com
4.30 Greg Abate with Martin Longhawn Trio
Martin Longhawn piano Adrian Knowles bass and Tim Carter drums
Greg Abate is a US jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer and international jazz recording artist. In the mid 70’s after finishing a four year program at Berklee College Of Music, Greg played lead alto for the Ray Charles Orchestra and tenor sax with the revived Artie Shaw Orchestra under leadership of Dick Johnson in 1986 and ’87. Following this Greg ventured out as post hard bop soloist playing jazz clubs throughout the world. www.gregabate.com