Wandering Monster + JASMINE

Due to England lockdown 3, the original date for this show (20.02.2021.) is cancelled and the new rescheduled date is Sunday 16.05.2021. All original table bookings valid for new date.

This Jazzland Sessions features two of Leeds' finest contemporary jazz groups. Both play original music that fuses a variety of influence. Both are Leeds bands making waves across the UK and beyond. We welcome Wandering Monster and Jasmine to the party. 

Described as thoughtful, energetic, serpentine, embryonic, boisterous, episodic and nuanced, Wandering Monster reach beyond what may be expected from the tried and tested line-up of the tenor saxophone/guitar quintet. The group showcase their love for world music, rock and metal whilst continuously trying to learn from the trailblazers of Black American music and improvised music. These influences result in a sound that is intense and raucous, yet dynamic, sensitive, spontaneous and intellectual. The band's eponymous debut album was released in 2019 on Ubuntu Music to much critical acclaim. In 2020 they release of two singles in which the outfit continue to blend the performance of involved written material with exciting collective improvisation. More singles released in 2021 leading to the second album later in the year.

Wandering Monster are : Sam Quintana - double bass/compositions, Ben Powling- tenor saxophone, Calvin Travers- guitar, Aleks Podraza- piano/keys, Tom Higham- drums.

Jasmine are an electric jazz ensemble led by alto saxophonist Jasmine Whalley. They perform original music which is a blend of jazz and electronic music. A unique and current sound inspired by artists including Kenny Wheeler and Bonobo.

Since forming at Leeds College Of Music several years ago and gigging at some of Leeds’ most popular music venues such as Belgrave Music Hall, Seven Arts, The Wardrobe and Hyde Park Book Club, Jasmine have become well known on the Leeds jazz scene as well as contributing to the wider UK jazz scene for a number of years.

In July 2018, they were selected to take part in the "Jazz North Introduces" scheme, which supports emerging artists based in the region. This was a huge achievement for the band and soon after, they began working on their debut EP, "Bring To Light'', which was released in April 2019, followed soon after by a single entitled "Blackout" (both well received by the critics). Over the last few years, they have been gigging across the UK, including cities such as Sheffield, York and Manchester plus renowned jazz festivals including Manchester Jazz, Marsden Jazz, Scarborough Jazz, Durham Jazz and Gilles Petewrson's We Out Here Festival. The band are currently working on material for the next singles releases in autumn 2021 and the debut album, which is set to be released in 2022.

Jasmine are : Jasmine Whalley - alto saxophone, Ben Haskins - guitar, Jasper Green - piano, Owen Burns - electric bass guitar, George Hall - 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*** 

Have a listen…

Sunday 16th May 2021

Price: £32.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) - Tickets per table (4 persons)

Doors 19:00

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