We are beyond excited to launch the magazine project we have been working on and take our first steps to becoming a printed publication. Our first magazine focuses on the Leeds jazz scene, titled:
Jazz Revelations: Issue 1 - Leeds
After spending the last four years producing online content about the wider jazz scene, we decided to create a physical magazine about a scene very close to our hearts, Leeds.
Leeds does not always get the credit it deserves for how amazing its music community is and is often underrepresented in the music media.
With our team having a strong base in Leeds, we wanted to create a magazine that shares the amazing music of the city that has brought us so much joy during our time living here.
The magazine will present a coordinated voice on the scene and celebrate the artists who recently have been making waves and proving Leeds is home to one of the best contemporary jazz scenes right now.
The magazine features artists in Leeds producing jazz, R&B, neo-soul, hip hop and electronica music, including:
We are hosting a launch gig on Wednesday 3rd May at Wharf Chambers to celebrate, with performances from the Olivia Cuttill Quartet, Jake Mehew, and Phenicia headlining.
Proceeds from the launch and magazine sales will go to MAP Charity, a pioneering alternative provider in creative education based in Leeds. They offer music and arts qualifications to young people at risk of exclusion from the mainstream school system. Find more about them here.
Wharf Chambers Co-Operative Club is a members’ club, and you need to be a member, or a guest of a member, in order to attend. To join, please visit wharfchambers.org. Membership costs £2 and requires a minimum of 48 hours to take effect.
In the magazine, you can expect to find in-depth interviews and crate digging with artists, release roundups, an extended feature of our radio piece 'On Rotation', looking ahead to the future talent in the city, a little history on the city's scene, plus a mix to accompany your reading.
The magazine is audio-described as well for those with different accessibility needs.
And a special thanks to Ben Lee, editor-in-chief of the magazine, for producing the whole project.
We hope to see many of you down at Wharf on 3rd May to support the Leeds scene.
Ticket & Bundle Prices:
£5.50 - Magazine only
£7.50 - Launch advance ticket only
£9.50 - Launch OTD ticket only
£12 - Magazine + Launch advance ticket bundle
£14 - Magazine + Launch OTD ticket bundle
1930 - Doors open
2015 - Olivia Cuttill Quartet
2115 - Jake Mehew
2215 - Phenicia