Celebrating Xero Slingsby at Jazzleeds Festival at The Wardrobe
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Free Jazz groups Tuesday 24 July in Millennium Square 12-2pm and 5-8.30pm
Jazz improvisation Chamber - Tuesday 24 July try out improvising at the Carriageworks 2-5pm
'Celebrating Xero Slingsby': Tuesday evening 24 July 7.30pm at the Wardrobe
This event, curated by Sally Coe and a number of former band members and fellow musicians will celebrate the late Matthew Coe AKA Xero Slingsby (1953 - 1988) who was a powerful force in the Jazz scene in the UK, Belgium, Holland and Germany during the 1980’s. He formed a number of bands along the way including Llamas in Pyjamas before forming his final line up of Xero Slingsby and The Works with bass player Louis Colan and drummer Gene Velocette. The idea was to present Jazz with punk-type brevity and he was remarkably successful becoming part of the movement flowering in Europe that included bands such as Blurt, Rip, Rig And Panic and Pigbag. Saxophonist Alan Wilkinson and drummer Paul Hession, long standing pioneers of European Free Jazz scene, readily acknowledge their debt to Slingsby’s inspirational belief in musical communication. The event will be a celebration of those tunes and that energy....