6for7 Review & Videos

Very pleased to report that our commission gig at Seven Jazz went well last week!

I have more videos which I’ll post soon, but for now you can see videos of the band playing Tom’s tune Dark Shrimp, a tune of mine called Hive Mind and our encore, The Usual Suspects.

We also got a lovely review from John Toolan, which you can read here.

The night after our 6for7 gig, Riley and I were lucky enough to play with the great Gary Smulyan. You can see a video of the band playing Doctor Deep, which features myself and Gary

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6for7 premiere at Seven Arts

This Thursday, my group 6for7 will be appearing at Seven Arts in Leeds to premiere some commissioned work by myself, alongside compositions from the rest of the group. This has been a year in the making and I’m excited to finally have the gig in sight!

To find out more about 6for7, see the tab at the top of this page. If you’d like to know more about the event, see here – 6for7 at Seven Jazz.

If you’re free, please do come down and see us – I’m privileged to lead a band of such great musicians and I’m looking forward to working with them a lot in the coming year…

Apollo Jazz Network Announces First Tour

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Photograph by Jannica Honey

We are pleased to announce that the first Apollo Jazz Network tour will take place in February/March 2013 and will feature Scottish jazz singer Jude Williams.

Jude will perform a number of gigs across the Network, collaborating with musicians from Leeds and Scotland.

We are delighted to have this first Apollo tour confirmed and to be able to bring a wonderful singer like Jude to new audiences. We hope this will be first of many…

Detailed information on Jude and the bands will be available soon but until then, here are the confirmed dates –

February 17th – Pave, Hull

February 20th – Jazz@The Glyde, Bradford

February 23rd – HEART, Leeds

March 17th – Whighams, Edinburgh

March 18th – The Art School, Glasgow

More to follow…