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Jazzland Sessions : Awen Ensemble + Plantfood (Community Room)

Awen Ensemble
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31 May 2021 7pm - 11pm

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The Brudenell Social Club

33 Queen's Road, Leeds, LS6 1NY

Longtime Leeds jazz/soul/world music promoter Lubi Jovanovic is promoting 13 socially distanced/seated/limited capacity shows at Brudenell Social Club Leeds between 20th May and 24th June 2021. This event features 2 of the top jazz groups currently at Leeds Conservatoire. Awen Ensemble are made up of 3rd year final students and recent albumni while Plantfood are current 2nd year students and will be starting their final year this autumn. Both are future jazz stars of the Leeds scene.

Awen Ensemble are a Leeds based contemporary jazz collective formed of current students and alumni of Leeds Conservatoire. Each member has heavy involvement in the vibrant Leeds jazz scene and can be found playing in other bands including Yaatri and Narcle. The band’s compositions display an eclectic hybrid of tribal colours and modern harmony with melodic focus sitting at the centre of the music’s intent. They played the very first two sold-out Jazzland Sessions shows at Brudenell Social Club back in October 2020 as support to Tetes de Pois. They return now as headliners to close the academic year with a big end of exams/recitals party for music college students. Definitely one of the up-and-coming bands from the Leeds DIY young jazz scene to watch out for in 2021/22.

Awen Ensemble are: Emyr Penry Dance (trumpet/flugelhorn) - Saul Duff (tenor saxophone) - Samantha Binotti (vibraphone) - Ruari Graham (electric guitar) - Joe Wilkes (bass) - Eddie Bowes (drums)

As always, support comes from a new band from Leeds Conservatoire, this time second year student band Plantfood who came together first in 2020. They play contemporary afro-fusion jazz, equally heavy on the beats and instrumental improvisation and acknowledge their main musical influences are two current UK jazz explosion bands, Ezra Collective and Nubiyan Twist (a band that also formed in their 2nd year at Leeds Conservatoire in 2011, then Leeds College Of Music). Great to see a Leeds music college tradition continuing today. You will be hearing a lot more from Plantfood in the next 2 years.

Plantfood are : Ruben Maric - keyboards, Woody Hayden - electric bass, Finn Hamilton - drum kit, JJ Petrie - percussion, George Woolley - baritone sax/bass clarinet/flute, Joe van de Meulen - tenor/soprano sax

***this new date is a great end of exams/recitals and end of term party for all Leeds Conservatoire jazz music students - come and have a drink, say goodbye to all your mates and hear some amazing live jazz from your peers***

***JAZZLAND SESSIONS gratefully acknowledges financial support from Jazz North via their Open Bursary Award towards our socially distanced gigs program from 20.05.2021 to 24.06.2021.*** 

***JAZZLAND SESSIONS is supported with funding from Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council***

This concert will fully comply with existing government COVID-19 safety regulations. You can check these here at the venue's website.

Tickets £32 per table
Table bookings only - up to 4 persons per table - all tickets must be pre-booked.

***if government COVID-19 rules change regarding public places and venues are closed again, this event will be postponed and rescheduled to a later date and all tickets sold will be valid for a new date*** 

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During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.

  • Wheelchair access

The Brudenell Social Club welcome deaf and disabled customers to the venue. Venue AccessBrudenell social Club has step free access from the entrance to the viewing platforms of both gig rooms. There is also a newly installed accessible toilet, which is accessed via a RADAR key. Bookable Access Facilities + How to ApplyPersonal Assistant ticketsWe offer a Personal Assistant ticket to any customer who may not be able to attend a show without the support of a PA. if you require a PA ticket, please give us an email or call to discuss your requirements. We will then confirm this ticket via email. You will be asked to provide evidence for the PA ticket to be issued Accessible viewing areaIf you require use of the viewing platforms and/or a seat, please let us know in advance where possible, to ensure we are aware of your access needs Accessible parkingThere is parking available at Brudenell Social Club. We do not have specific accessible parking bays Travel Guide and Arrival GuideTaxis can drop customers off within our car park, right outside our front door. Our nearest train station is Burley Park, which is 850 metres away. Leeds Station is also nearby, at 3080 metres away. Our nearest bus stop is 120 metres away from our front door, and is served by the 56 route to and from Leeds City Centre/train station The Brudenell is open from 12pm, and the gig rooms tend to open from 7:30pm as standard, door time is usually printed on the ticket. If you require early entrance into the venue as part of your access requirements, make yourself known to our door staff before doors (7:20pm), who will be able to help. ToiletsAt the Brudenell we have one accessible toilet, which is situated 30 metres from the main room viewing area and 16 metres from the Community room viewing area. Customers with Medical RequirementsThe Brudenell welcome customers who may need to bring medication, food, drink or medical equipment to manage a medical condition. We may be able to keep medication refrigerated for you, so just let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate. You'll need to contact us in advance should you need to refrigerate and medicine. Assistance DogsWe welcome assistance dogs into the venue and will happily provide a bowl of water if needed. However, not all events are suitable so please contact us before hand. We may be able to offer a location where the dog could stay during the gig, but please get in touch to discuss this further. Strobe LightingWe do not have strobe lighting at the venue, but from time to time bands may bring it with them, in the event this happens, signs will be on display on the evening, please get in touch if you have any concerns. Other Info (e.g. assisted performances)At present we do not offer any assisted performance options, but this is something we are exploring. We do not have any lowered bars at the moment, but our staff are willing to help in any way they can Large Text / Easy To Read GuidesA printable copy of this information can be downloaded in PDF format here. An easy to read menu with our standard drink prices can be viewed here. Attitude is Everything We are working with Attitude is Everything and have been awarded silver on their Grassroots Charter of Best Practice. Attitude is Everything recruit Mystery Shoppers and Volunteers, so do contact them if you are interested. Contacting UsIf you need to contact us with a venue access query please contact: Jilly 275 2411 (during office hours only, 10am-6pm) Response time will be a maximum of 5 days, email is best line of contact. Please be aware that if your request is for a PA ticket, please use the email address above, we need at least two weeks in order to process these sorts requests.

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