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Jazzland Sessions: Tight Lines Takeover featuring Skwid Ink & The Mabgate Organ Trio

Skwid Ink - Tight Lines Records artists
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9 Jun 2021 7pm - 11pm

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The Brudenell Social Club

33 Queen's Road, Leeds, LS6 1NY

***socially distanced show***

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 Jazzland Session features Leeds' most exiciting jazz/improvised music collective and record label Tight Lines Music and two of their flagship bands, Skwid Ink and The Mabgate Organ Trio.

Since they came together as a loose collective of like minded souls as students at Leeds College Of Music (Leeds Conservatoire now) back in 2016, Tight Lines have been at the forefront of the resurgence of jazz interest amongst the youth of Leeds. A collection of musicians, bands, producers, videographers and visual artists, they quickly began to put their own events on, releasing music regularly as well as videos on their YouTube channel. Over the last few years, their Chill Withers parties at Assembly House as well as their Tight Lines Jam at Hyde Park Book Club and the annual Salemango Festival at the same venue have become the stuff of legends. Most of the bands in Leeds today from the young jazz rebels end of the scene are either Tight Lines bands, Tight Lines affiliated or started with them. These include Skwid Ink, The Mabgate Organ Trio, Fergus Quill's Imaginary Big Band, Hev, Hey Fish, Têtes de Pois, Necktr, Mamilah, Jasmine, Slow Loris, Garde Dog, endless list of great young musical talent that just keeps growing. For this show, two of their bands are featured as they take over the session.

Skwid Ink are one of the original Tight Lines bands featuring some of the founder members of the collective. Part Zappa-esque comedic stage shows, part full-on punk energy, part psyche jazz meltdown, completely jaw dropping jazz soloists, this band typifies everything Tight Lines stands for. Quality music that breaks the norm, a collective spirit and a huge dose of humour. Their live shows in Leeds became a proper mosh pit jazz rave and they've taken that well beyond the city's boundaries including Manchester Jazz Festival, Liverpool, Sheffield, York, London's Jazz Cafe and Gilles Peterson's debut We Out Here Festival. They've had music featured on the 2018 Leeds nu-jazz compilation "To Be Here Now" (HPBC Records), which was featured on the Gilles Peterson UK jazz special (he played their track). Their debut EP "The Skids Are Here" dropped the same year and they also have a track on the first Tight Lines compilation EP. In 2020, like so many bands, they were frozen out of gigs by the corona virus so it's great to have them back playing live again.

Skwid Ink are : Will Lakin (guitar) - Fergus Quill (double bass) - George MacDonald (keys) - George Hall (drums)

The Mabgate Organ Trio evolved from the bigger Mabgate Swingers Party, another band that formed when it's members were at Leeds College of Music. Whereas the Swingers play vintage swing jazz, The Mabgate Organ Trio go for a darker, more intense music that encompasses Ethio jazz, cinematic vibes, psyche funk and headnodding beats. Formed a couple of years ago to play organ jazz covers around the jazz dives and speakeasies of Leeds, when covid shut down the music scene post 23rd March 2020, they withdrew to their studio basement to write original music and jam. After a few months, they produced a whole album which they named "From The Mabgate Basement", and it was released in December 2020 on Tight Lines Records. A single called "Fives" dropped in November and had a lot of good airplay UK wide, including getting B Playlisted on Jazz FM at the end of that month and played on BBC Radio 2 by jazz presenter Jamie Cullum. They've also not played live for almost a year so it's great to have them opening this Tight Lines Takeover.

The Mabgate Organ Trio are : Nico Widdowson (organ, keys) - Ed Allen (guitar, production) - Richard Moulton (drums)

***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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  • 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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