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Seven Jazz Leeds
32 Harrogate Road, LS7 3PD
00 44 113
Thu, July 3, 2014
Part of our contribution to Le Grand Depart of The Tour de France, leaving Leeds a couple of days later, Seven Jazz presents BLUESFEST14 - featuring all the aspects of the blues. Our first headline event features Sarah Gillespie (guitar and vocals), Kit Downes (piano), Ben Bastin (bass), Enzo Zirilli (drums)in a tribute to Bessie Smith
Bessie Smith is one of the most iconic artists in blues history. Her raw, visceral howl of a voice chronicled a life of gin-soaked bar room brawls, renegade lovers and bawdy nights of Harlem vaudeville. This evening the critically acclaimed Anglo-American songstress Sarah Gillespie takes to the stage with a fresh interpretation of her heroine, whose lucid jazz poetry, raucous humour and dark cathartic blues blazed a trail for generations of performers. ...
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