We start with the Big Easy swing band on the Thursday 30 August featuring the swing music of the 20’s and 30’s with the greatest tunes by the giants of swing; Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Nina Simone and many more household names, added their own interesting arrangements to bring you a set of the finest swing tunes (at Seven Arts 8pm)

The Friday evening 31 August features a jazz café and jam session at the School of Philosophy (31 Aug 7.30-10pm)

On Saturday 1 Sept during the afternoon we have some entertaining local jazz bands playing at The Woods (12.20-5pm) and Inkwell (1.30-3.30pm) then for musicians an afternoon jazz masterclass at Seven Arts (5-6pm) led by Julian Argüelles.

The headline festival act @Seven Arts on Saturday 1 Sept 8pm is the band  led by saxophonist Julian Argüelles. JWith an impressive reputation for presenting world-standard post-bop that now spans three decades, Argüelles’ current quartet features the UK’s best young talent namely; Ivo Neame (p), Sam Lasserson (b), James Maddren (d). Currently on tour promoting his 15th CD as a leader, “Tonadas” (on Edition), which features strong musical influences from Argüelles’ Spanish roots. The Quartet are inspiring & adventurous and come highly recommended to anyone who gets pleasure from listening to music: jazz or otherwise. Argüelles has been described as a composite of Charles Lloyd and Wayne Shorter. Throw in comparisons to that of Holst, Elgar and Finzi, some Spanish folk and South African grooves, and you pretty much have the makings of “a joyous listening experience”.

Support is from Alice Higgins and “Tiptoe” (one of Jazz North’s “Northern Line” featured bands)

The Sunday afternoon 2 Sept open air concert of jazz blues and salsa bands in Regent Street 12.30-6pm will get you dancing! It includes The North Leeds Jazz orchestra, Nick Svark’s blues band “Who Knows”, The eccentric Leeds big band the “Ancient Infinity Orchestra” and popular soul jazz band “Atlantic Crossing”

 Village Jazz programme is as follows

Thus 30  Aug – Big Easy + support Seven Arts (7.30-10.30)

Fri 31 Aug – Jazz Café and Blues at School of Philosophy (evening 7.30-10)

Sat 1 Sept – Inkwell Divas at Inkwell Arts (1.30-3.30pm afternoon)

Sat 1 Sept – three band at the Woods Chapel Allerton (12.30-5pm afternoon)

Sat 5pm – Jazz Workshop at Seven Arts (Julian Arguelles) 5.30pm-6.30pm

Sat 1 Sept – Julian Argüelles Quartet + support from “Tiptoe” at Seven Arts  (Doors 7.30 Music 8-11.00pm)

Sun afternoon 2 Sept – Jazz Blues and Salsa in Regent Street 12.30-6pm


You can buy online (a booking fee applies), or if you wish, you can reserve tickets to be picked up at the concert – half an hour before the start time- by email to info@jazzleeds.org.uk. We will email you back a confirmation

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On second and fourth Monday each month evening led by Tessa Smith @Inkwell Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton. 7-9pm, cost £6 per session £30 for the series e: crockersteve@ntlworld.com


on first and third Sundays each month @Inkwell 10.00- 12.00pm, cost £10 (or £8 conc) per session. e: jeanwatsonlifeskills@hotmail.com tel 0113 2370700.


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We acknowledge the support and help from Leeds City Council, Leeds Inspired, Jazz North, Seven Arts and Inkwell. We are a member of NorVolJazz – the Northern Voluntary Promoters Jazz Network – blog http://northernjazz-live.blogspot.co.uk/ or website www.norvoljazz.org

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