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10 Nov 2012

The finest of Yorkshire’s jazz talent come together for this special project by Submotion Orchestra founder, Tommy Evans. The specially assembled big band will perform The Green Seagull, a suite of music inspired by the life and writing of Evans’ own uncle. His compositions weave together jazz, folk, Indian and classical music influences into a big band sound.

Having featured as the evening concert on BBC Radio 3, and won composition and big band awards, The Green Seagull lands at the Howard Assembly Room.

In association with Fusebox.

Support from: Ruby Wood and Nick Tyson

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Important Information

Please note the time listed on your ticket/webpage is the start time for the performance. Leeds Grand Theatre is open from 1 hour beforehand for ticket collection etc. and doors to the Howard Assembly Room itself open approximately 30 minutes beforehand. Where there is a support act, this will also be stated on the website/ticket. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before show time as latecomers will only be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

The Howard Assembly Room is located inside Leeds Grand Theatre

Leeds Grand Theatre is situated on New Briggate in the heart of Leeds City Centre.

The theatre is easily accessible by public transport. It is approximately 10 minutes walk from the main bus station and 15 minutes walk from the train station with many buses stopping in the immediate vicinity. For the most up to date information on local bus and train times, please check WYMetro. There is also a taxi rank outside the theatre although we recommend booking a taxi in advance, particularly on a Friday or Saturday evening.

Parking is available at various nearby car parks, including Edward Street/Templar Street and the St John's and Merrion Centre shopping malls. A limited amount of on street parking is available near the theatre is free after 6pm but this does tend to fill up very quickly.


What you say

Comment from Jeremy Agnew


Jeremy Agnew said ago

Unfortunately I missed the concert in Leeds but did manage to catch up with the T.E.O. at the Barbican as part of the London jazz Festival. This is a fantastic band of very talented musicians - instrumentalists and singers - and The Green Seagull has a perfect blend of compositional and improvised passages. Tommy's arrangements and rich harmonies provide a springboard for some highly impressive solo work form the sax and brass section, but the real tour de force is the instrumental use of 3 singers who create moments of real excitement and beauty. 2012 was a very strong year for British jazz releases but this is right at the top of them. Let's hope they get the chance to tour the Green Seagull Suite again soon.

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