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Friday Night Jazz: Edward Leaker’s Funk & Soul Night

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When: Friday 04 March

Time: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Cost: £8.50 – £18.50

Location: The Event Space


The Red Hot Jazz Club presents

Edward Leaker’s Funk & Soul Night


An exciting evening of original Funk and Groove based Jazz

Plus a delicious dinner from The Old Tannery!


Edward Leaker is a saxophonist based in the South West of England. Having trained at London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Music, Edward has gained a wealth of performing experience as a freelance saxophonist and he is always in demand for his versatility and smooth sound. Edward is best known for his own musical projects including the successful big band ‘Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra’ and saxophone and strings group ‘Blaze’.

The Edward Leaker Band was formed as an instrumental group that would appeal to new and traditional audiences alike. Definitely a jazz group but also accessible to non-jazz listeners. Edward’s original tunes represent a wide range of influences from contemporary smooth jazz to Latin, soul and funk – the style is rooted in groove with a strong emphasis on melody in the tradition of performers such as David Sanborn, Kirk Whalum and Pee Wee Ellis among others.

Edward is a Yanagisawa Saxophones UK Artist and is Head of Woodwind & Jazz at Wells Cathedral Specialist Music School.



Edward Leaker – Saxophone

Jerry Crozier-Cole – Guitar

Dale Hambridge – Keyboards

Mark Whitlam – Drums

Mike Bolton – Bass


Friday 4th March

Doors: 7.30pm

Start: 8pm



Entry: £10 advance (£12 on the door)

Roast Vegetable Hotpot*: £8.50 (advance booking only)

Shepherd’s Pie*: £8.50 (advance booking only)

*For special dietary requirements, please contact The Old Tannery restaurant on [email protected] or 01458 440558.

Please note food options are subject to change.


For more information about this event, please contact [email protected]


18’s and over only

Please note, tickets are non-refundable (unless the event is cancelled)

Event Organiser

The Red Hot Jazz Club