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Promoter Profile: Jazz At Heart

22 April 2016

The second venue to host Ingrid Jensen’s quartet in May 2016 will be HEART Arts Centre in Leeds. Since running their first jam session in February 2011, Jazz at Heart has run a year-round series of events which include gigs, workshops and jam sessions. There’s a strong sense of community at the venue and the jazz programming reflects that with educational events that work with the large community of adult learners to connections with Leeds College of Music to supply support acts for their main gigs.

Run by Lesley Jeffries and a small team of helpers, the venue has become part of the Leeds jazz scene. In addition to their monthly gigs and jams and weekly workshops, Jazz at Heart also runs an annual jazz summer school run by trumpeter and composer Matt Roberts which proves highly popular each year.

Ingrid’s gig at HEART will be her only Leeds date with the touring band and she welcomes a very special guest for one night only, pianist Jamil Sheriff.

The band featured above is Colin Byrne’s Leeds Jazz Orchestra. LJO use HEART to rehearse at and will also be playing with Ingrid Jensen at Seven Arts on Sunday 29th May.