Jazz festival treat for fans

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Music fans are in for a treat this summer with a day-long city centre jazz festival.

As part of Leeds Music Festival 2017, Seven Jazz will be branching out from Chapel Allerton into Leeds city centre.

Six live performances and one educational workshop will make up the programme for the Jazz Leeds Festival on August 3.

Millennium Square will host free music throughout the day and the Carriageworks Theatre will be the venue for two ticketed events including How to Learn Jazz: A Beginners’ Guide with Dom Moore.

Dom is a Leeds-based pianist, guitarist, drummer and jazz tutor and an expert in helping people take their first steps in jazz playing and improvisation.

The two-hour workshop will help beginners and less experienced musicians on their own path to growth.

Dom will cover some core components of what people need to begin to play this style of music.

Snake Davis Band will headline the festival at the Carriageworks Theatre. Regarded as one of the most talented saxophonists in the music business today, Snake Davis is an alumnus from Leeds College of Music.

He is now in demand as one of the biggest names on the British scene, as well as visiting artists from overseas.

Snake has recorded and performed live with names such as Paul McCartney and Kyle Minogue.

He will be joined on stage by his band - Paul Birchall, Simon Goulding and Ali Thynne. The festival’s programme includes Hyde Park Brass as well as Slide Area, a four trombone and rhythm section from Leeds College of Music paying respect to great trombone groups of the past.