Snake Davis Band
03 August 2017
Tickets: £18 (£16 concession)
Main Auditorium: 8pmPresented by JazzLeeds Festival
Who better to be the headline act at the first JazzLeeds Festival than Snake Davis Band?
Snake Davis is regarded as one of the most talented saxophonists in the music business today. Expect to hear anything from jazz standards to a Michael Jackson or Prince hit and lots of tunes in-between. An alumnus from Leeds College of Music (he funded himself by busking and gig money!) he is now in demand as one of the biggest names on the British scene, as well as visiting artists from overseas.
Snake is joined on stage by his band - Paul Birchall, keys, composer and lifelong friend, Simon Goulding, bass player extraordinaire with an impressive biography as long as your arm and Ali Thynne on drums, a most talented drummer who has also come out of Leeds College of Music and the new kid on the block. All are consummate musicians and clearly enjoy performing together.
This music doesn’t fit into any bracket. In truth, it’s real soul music. Snake said “I believe that any music that moves you is soul music”. You can expect to hear an exciting combination of old favourites as well as new material. This is genuine, emotional, feel good music.
“Snake Davis has one of the most passionate Sax styles and simple bluesy approaches a-la Sanborn heard in these Isles for a while” Time Out
“A virtuoso saxophonist” Daily Telegraph
**Check out the free jazz gig before on Millennium Square 5-7.30pm**