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MAMILAH (EP launch) + Jasmine Oakley....a Leeds nu-soul special

Leeds longtime jazz/soul/global beats boss promoter DJ Lubi hosts nu-soul band Mamilah live for the first time since summer 2021 and their sold out seated show at Brudenell Social Club. This time, the tables and chairs are gone and the band are launching their long-awaited third EP. Support comes from new young rising London/Leeds star of neo-soul/r'n'b, vocalist and songwriter Jasmine Oakley.

KOG - new "Zone 6, Agege" album launch

After a blazing sold out show at Brudenell in November 2021 with his explosive afrofusion band K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade, the main man/bandleader/vocalist K.O.G. is back at the venue on 12th March 2022 to launch his debut solo album "Zone 6, Agege" on French label Heavenly Sweetness. Once again, many of the great musicians from the Zongo Brigade join him live on stage to perform new original music written and produced by K.O.G.

Jazzland Sessions : Colectiva (London) + The Goddess Collective (Leeds)

DJ Lubi/Jazzland Sessions are proud to present a night of Afro-Cuban/Latin Jazz/Afro-Fusion music featuring two of the best all-female bands breaking through the glass ceiling in the UK jazz and the Latin music scenes. From London, Afro-Cuban/tropical jazz rising stars Colectiva make their Leeds debut with support from our very own Afro-Fusion jazz queens The Goddess Collective. At the start of the week of International Women's Day, a celebration of the best of the UK's Afro-Latin Jazz sisterhood

Young Jazz Rebels 2: Portraits + Flood Company + Breck Stewart Quartet

After the success of the first "Young Jazz Rebels" showcase in autumn 2021, here's the next one from Leeds' "Mr Jazz" of the last 4 decades, DJ Lubi. Three bands featuring some of the top musicians from the young jazz scene of Leeds all doing their own unique things - Portraits play contemporary UK jazz fusion, Flood Company are left-field freedom jazz featuring vocals, Breck Stewart Quartet maintain the post-bop jazz tradition. A great snapshot of the diversity of sounds and styles in today's Leeds jazz scene.

Sunday Joint // Opening Party: Mica Sefia + Jess Edie

After our long Christmas holidays break, we return with our opening party of 2022 with a superb double bill of nu-soul/neo-soul/contemporary r'n'b singers, two rising stars of the Leeds scene - Mica Sefia and Jess Edie. Both are final year Leeds Conservatoire music students and both have been causing a stir on the local soul/jazz/hip-hop scenes in the last six months. Now it's time to step up and showcase their music at the legendary Sunday Joint sessions.

Brudenell Piano Sessions #14

Brudenell Piano Sessions goes from strength to strength, beginning the New Year with another event showcasing the variety of music being composed for and performed on the piano. This first event of 2022 will feature the contemplative, classical and intimate music of British composer Fiona Brice; an ambient, melody-driven acoustic performance of melancholic songs by Night Porter…the newest project from saxophonist/composer Emma Johnson & vocalist/composer Nishla Smith; and Leeds-based pianist & composer Joe Semple.

Crows

Previous Praise for Crows:

“Crows’ core strength is their ability to create countless hooks and melodies out of such a stormy canvas.” - DIY ★★★★

“Crows are defined by their thunderous, Richter-scale-bothering fundamentals.” - Loud & Quiet

“One of Britain’s most thrilling rising bands” - NME ★★★★

“a highly impressive debut.” - Q ★★★★

“Like a cross between former tour mates Gilla Band and Wolf Alice, London's Crows splice hardcore punch with limber range on a dense, dynamic debut album.” - Record Collector ★★★★