DJ Lubi Presents...

JAZZLAND SESSIONS VOL 5 : Vipertime (single launch)

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After a successful series of COVID compliant/all seated/limited capacity shows October-December 2020 featuring local jazz heroes, Brudenell Social Club welcomes back longtime Leeds DJ/promoter Lubi Jovanovic with more of his Jazzland Sessions. The first one of 2021 - Jazzland Session Vol 5 - features 2 Leeds bands pushing the envelope of jazz way beyond the expected norms.

Vipertime were born out of the snake-pit of Leeds house parties with a fierce stripped down line up of tenor sax backed by in-your-face electric bass and two drummers. Blending forms and harmonies of 1970s ethio-jazz with post-punk, 60s garage sounds, free jazz and afrobeat, they create potent improvised music for the dance-floor OR in this gig's case, seat shuffling as no dancing for our COVID compliant seated gigs.
After forming in early 2018 as a free improvising group the band recorded their first EP "All Our Heroes Are Dead", which received radio play on BBC 3, Worldwide FM and BBC Introducing. By the end of the year, the band had settled on a permanent line up featuring members of Roller TrioWorld Service ProjectMansion of SnakesKOG & The Zongo Brigade and Wandering Monster
Debut LP "Shakedown", released on HPBC Records in May 2019, shows Vipertime in sharp focus and with lethal intent. A maelstrom of impassioned saxophone rises out of a mass of seething bass and drums, moving between driving riffs and agile improvisation. Their 2020 EP "Live At Smugglers Festival" bares all the ferocity, abandon and razor sharp senses of the band’s live performance. Their line-up of saxophone, bass and two drum kits is pushed further than before, moving swiftly from voodoo fury to tender introspection, the audience at their heels with every move.
Tonight, Vipertime release their new single "Limbs", once again on HPBC Records. A nice taster for their second album coming later in 2021. 
Vipertime are : Ben Powling - tenor saxophone, Matías Reed - bass guitar, Charlie Grimwood - drums, Luke Reddin-Williams - drums
"‘Amazing. Great music" - Quinton Scott, Strut Records
“They harness the sweatiness, chaos and the musical nous of the legendary Leeds DIY nightlife/music scene and replicate it with undeniably gripping swagger” - Jazz Revelations
Book were born at Leeds College Of Music (now Leeds Conservatoire) back in 2018 and are one of the most exciting contemporary jazz units right now in the city. The power trio (keys, bass guitar, drums) fuse jazz improvisations with infectious grooves, polyrhythmic beats and rock energy that will have even the most geeky cool jazz nerd nodding their heads in eyes closed ecstasy at the solos and improvisation.

Book are : Jonathan Lodder - drums, Michael Kempster - keys, Callum Quin - drums
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***

Saturday 30th January 2021

Price: £32 per table adv (4 people tables)


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