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Jazzland Sessions Brazil: Tempo Feliz + Gustavo Andrade Quartet

Tempo Feliz - 8 piece Brazilian jazz band based in Leeds
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20 May 2021 7pm - 11pm

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The Brudenell Social Club

33 Queen's Road, Leeds, LS6 1NY

***socially distanced show***

Leeds promoter DJ Lubi is hosting 13 socially distanced/seated/limited capacity shows at Brudenell Social Club Leeds between 20th May and 24th June. This one is a Brazilian jazz special.

Tempo Feliz are the Leeds-based Brazil-inspired ensemble performing an exciting fusion of original grooves and compositions and electrifying arrangements of Brazilian classics. Taking their lead from the multifaceted musical landscape of Brazil, they fuse funk, soul, jazz and disco vibes with Brazilian percussion and styles, creating their own original music with flavours of samba, bossa-nova and MPB. The 8-piece ensemble are a Music:Leeds launchpad-supported artist group and feature some heavyweight players from our rich and diverse Leeds DIY jazz/global beats scene. 

They had been, until 2020, performing live on stages throughout the UK for over 5 years. Also in that time, they wrote original compositions and arranged some Brazilian music classics in their own style and honed them to perfection, ready for the recording studio. In 2019/2020, they hit Eiger Studios and put down their debut album which should have been released by summer 2020. Like so many things in the music scene, it had to be postponed to summer 2021 due to the COVID pandemic. However, this means they can now add some killer remixes done this year to the release, which include reworks by Charles Vaughn (Worldwide FM), Sibson (Elevator East) and the Brazilian music remix/edits king Aroop Roy! 

It's such a great pleasure to have them finally launching their debut album "Respirar" on the 20th of May at the Brudenell Social Club for the very first Jazzland Sessions show of the May/June series. It is also great to welcome them back to live gigs after a year of no live performances. You know this one will be fire and a sell out for sure so don;t sleep on booking a table.

Tempo Feliz are : 
Rich Vickers - Guitar, Caroline Webb - Flute, Henry Weekes - Tenor Sax , Hannah Mae - Baritone Sax,, Ellie Redgrave - Piano/Percussion, Joe Redgrave - Percussion, Ross Skyrme - Bass, Rich Trickylee - Drums

Support comes from a quartet of great emerging young players from Leeds Conservatoire led by a tenor saxophonist from Sao Paulo Brazil. We're talking about Gustavo Andrade and his Brazilian jazz quartet. Gustavo has been at the music college for 2 years now and is well established as a contemporary jazz player in the scene. It's the first time he's got the opportunity to play the music of homeland while in Leeds. He's put together a fantastic quartet of some of the music college's best players and they'll be playing some classics and rarities from the Brazilian music songbook - bossa, MPB, Brazilian jazz. To give you an idea of the flavour, Gustavo's favourite Brazilian musicians are bossa/MPB legends like Jorge Ben, Tom Jobim, Tima Maia and Djavan. And from the jazz side, he loves Vinicius Chagas, Hermeto Pascoal and Amaro Freitas. 

Gustavo Andrade Quartet are : Gustavo Andrade - Tenor Sax, Ruben Maric - Piano, Amanda Nossen - Electric Bass, Matias Gorlero - Drums

Before and between sets, Leeds jazz/soul/Brazilian music legends DJs Lubi & Gip aka The DIG Brothers, will be playing some vinyl Brazilian music classics to keep everything nice and vibed.

***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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