Snake Davis 3 August Carriageworks Leeds
It's been ten year since the last Leeds Jazz Festival - Big City Jazz - closed it's doors. Time to start afresh! A new organisation JazzLeeds will be holding a day of jazz to be held in Millennium Square and the Carriageworks as part of this year's Leeds summer music festival on 3 August. Next year we'll have a three day festival in July and from then who knows given the fantastic players, composers, promoters and jazz venues we have in Leeds.
Who better to be the headline act at the JazzLeeds day of jazz than the Snake Davis Band. In demand with the biggest names on the music scene, as well as visiting artists from overseas, Snake Davis is regarded as one of the most talented saxophonists in the music business today
Expect to hear anything from jazz standards to a Michael Jackson or Prince hit and lots of tunes in-between. Listening to Snake in concert is a moving, soulful experience – something for everyone.
“Snake Davis has one of the most passionate Sax styles and simple bluesy approaches a-la Sanborn heard in these Isles for a while.” TIME OUT
“A virtuoso saxophonist” Daily Telegraph
Earlier in the day we have free concerts in Millennium Square for JazzLeeds Fest 17 featuring
12.00 Hyde Park Brass
13.00 The Big Easy
17.00 Slide Area
18.00 "Open Letter to Mingus"
19.00 Tom Sharp's Jazz Orchestra
There will also be a jazz workshop in the afternoon if you want to learn to play jazz led by Dom Moore 2-4pm too!
20.00 Snake Davis Band in the Carriageworks (with support from Ben Powling Quintet)