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Jazzland Sessions : A Blue Note Records Tribute - Art Blakey & Grant Green with UGETSU & Jeff Hewer Quartet

Drummer George Hall, band leader of Blue Note Records/Art Blakey tribute band UGETSU
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2 Jun 2021 7pm

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The Brudenell Social Club

33 Queen's Road, Leeds, LS6 1NY

Jazzland Sessions are a series of limited capacity, all seated, COVID-19 compliant jazz concerts at Brudenell Social Club Community Room curated by longtime Leeds jazz music promoter and DJ Lubi Jovanovic aka DJ Lubi. The first concert on Friday 30th October 2020 with Têtes De Pois and Awen Ensemble sold out in 5 days. A second Têtes De Pois and Awen Ensemble show on 29th October sold out in 10 days. After a gap of 5 months and COVID-19 cancellations then rescheduled shows and more cancellations, we can now confirm the series is BACK from 20th May onwards throughout the summer.

This special Jazzland Sessions features A Tribute To Blue Note Records, the greatest modern jazz label of all time. We have two of Leeds's finest jazz musicians leading bands paying homage to two of the label's greatest musicians, drummer Art Blakey and guitarist Grant Green.

Skwid Ink/Tetes De Pois/Jasmine drummer George Hall leads an all-star band UGETSU playing the music of one of his favourite drum heroes Art Blakey and his band the Jazz Messengers. Blakey was one of the longest serving artists on Blue Note Records, from the early 1950s to the 1970s. His powerhouse hard bop meets Latin rhythms band The Jazz Messengers was like a finishing school for young musicians who went on to be jazz stars in their own right - Horace Silver, Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Timmons. Tonight, UGETSU (an Art Blakey track title) will play Jazz Messengers Blue Note tracks like "Dat Dere", "Hank's Symphony", "Ping Pong" and "The Chess Players" as well as some Impulse Records tracks including "A La Mode" and "Circus".

UGETSU are : George Hall - drums/leader, Felix Burling - trumpet, Jasper Cole - tenor sax, Max Purcell-Burrows - trombone, Nico Widowson - piano, Fergus Quill - double bass.

Guitarist Jeff Hewer opens the night with his quartet playing the music of legendary jazz guitarist Grant Green, another longtime Blue Note Records artist both as a leader and a sideman. Expect Grant Green classics such as "My Favourite Things", "The Kicker" and "Solid" as well as other great tunes from the master's repertoire. The quartet are : Jeff Hewer - guitar/leader, Sam Quintana - double bass, Steve Hanley - drums, Anna Chandler - sax.

Before and between sets, Leeds jazz DJ legend Gip Dammone (DIG Family) will be playing some classic Blue Note Records tracks, strictly vinyl of course.

***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 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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