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Here’s the latest information about our  summer and autumn gigs an eclectic mix of Jazz, funk, and world music from some of the UK’s leading artists @Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS73PD unless stated…..

Sunday  25 June : Back Chat Brass – Seven Arts Courtyard if dry, inside if wet – 1.30-3.30pm payf https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/back-chat-brass-seven-arts-courtyard-25-july-1-30pm/

Sunday 1 August: Abtuse: Brian Whittington tenor sax, Alexander Celik trumpet,  Becca McSharry vocals, Joshua Stephen drums, Graham Jones keyboard, Trev Prinn bass Seven Arts Courtyard if dr y, inside if wet – 1.30-3.30pm payf https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/abtuse-seven-arts-courtyard-sunday-1-august-1-30pm/

Tuesday 2 August The JazzLeeds Workshop session Two  7pm-9pm £10/8 at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm Barn. If you want to learn to play then contact Dom on (mail) [email protected] Looking forward to the second one!  one more time… 

Wednesday 4 August Rush Hour Jazz with trumpeter John Scully and the Jazz Leeds Trio 6- 7.15pm payhttps://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/rush-hour-jazz-john-scully-wed-august-4-6pm/

Saturday 7 August – our first Jazz jam session at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm Barn 3-5pm payf  Meanwood Valley Urban Farm is on Sugar Well Road near the Meanwood Road Recycling Centre. All welcome!

Sunday 8 August: John Settle’s Vibeology – with Al Morrison guitar, Bob Birch organ, Joe England drums John Settle vibes. Seven Arts Courtyard if dry, inside if wet – 1.30-3.30pm payf https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/john-settles-vibeology-8-july-1-30pm/

Sunday 15 August – The Flying High Band. Formed at the Chapel Allerton Festival in 2020 and still getting dates! Jazz and swing from the tradition with Jon Taylor sax, Andy Henderson trumpet, Cathy Ibberson  sax, Jim Wright banjos, Steve Crocker bass and Paul Smith drums and washboard. Courtyard if dry, inside if wet – 1.30-3.30pm payf

Sunday 22 August: Imaji – John Meikle drums, Tom  Richardson alto James Hobbis tuba. Seven Arts Courtyard if dry, inside if wet – 1.30-3.30pm payf https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/imaji-sunday-22-july-1-30pm/

Sunday 29 August: Jenny Smith vocals with Jon Chamberlain keys.  Seven Arts Courtyard if dry, inside if wet – 1.30-3.30pm payf https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/jennie-smith-and-jon-chamberlain-at-seven-arts-courtyard-29-august/

Thursday 2 Sept Lukas Orevak Quintet Lukas on trumpet Alex Garnett tenor sax, Jamil Sheriff  piano, Jack Garside  double bass and Marek Dorcik  drums. “Chapel Allerton Festival on Tour” event @Seven Arts https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/lukas-oravec-quintet-feat-alex-garnett-seven-arts-thus-2-sept-7-30pm/

Sunday  5 Sept Jazz and Blues picnic– “Chapel Allerton Festival on Tour” – Gledhow Sport Club 1.30-6pm. Line up includes Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra, The Big Easy, James O Hara Blues Band,  and Ubunye  https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/jazz-and-blues-sunday-picnic-5-sept-1-6pm-gledhow-sports-club-field/

Autumn 2021 concerts – dates so far 

Sunday Sept 12: Nick Svarc Quartet with Nick Svarc guitar, Jeff Guntren sax, Richard Hammond bass, Dave Walsh drums Seven Arts concert room: £10/8 1.30pm Live concert https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/nic-svarc-jazz-quartet/

Thursday Oct 7: Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra:  Nikki Iles – Conductor, Piano, Accordion Mike Walker – Guitar Steve Watts – Bass Ian Thomas – Drums; Saxophones: Andy Schofield – Alto, Soprano, Flute Paul Jones – Alto, Flute Julian Siegel – Tenor, Bass Clarinet Tori Freestone – Tenor, Flute Karen Sharp – Baritone, Tenor, Clarinet Gareth Lochrane – Flute, Trumpets: Tom Walsh Henry Lowther James Copas Nick Smart Trombones: Gordon Campbell Richard Henry Ollie Martin Harry Maund. Live concert: Tickets £25/£20. 7.30pm https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/saturday-28-mar-nikki-iles-jazz-orchestra-seven-arts-8pm/

Friday Oct 15 Ari Hoenig Trio: with US star Ari Hoenig drums, Tom Ollendorf guitar and Conor Chaplin bass  Live concert: Tickets £16/14, 25’s and under £8 7.30pm https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/fri-oct-15-ari-hoenig-trio-seven-arts-7-30pm/

Thursday Oct 21 Nigel Price Quartet: “Wes Reimagined” with Nigel Price guitar, Vasilis Xenopoulos tenor sax, Ross Stanley Hammond organ, Joel Barford drums. Live concert £16/14, 25s and under £8 7.30pm https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/nigel-price-organ-trio-featuring-vasilis-xenopoulos-3-dec/

Thursday November 11th US alto sax star Greg Abate Quartet. 7.30pm Tickets £14/12 , 25’s and under £8 7.30pm https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/greg-abate-quartetthursday-11-november/

Thursday Nov 18 Clark Tracey Sextet: Mark Armstrong – trumpet, Dan Higham – trombone, Tom Ridout – reeds, Will Barry – piano, James Owston – bass, Clark Tracey – drums Live concert: Tickets £16/14 25s and under £8 7.30pm https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/clark-tracey-sextet-seven-arts-thursday-18-november/

Sunday Nov 28th Adam Fairhill and Johnny Hunter – “Winifred Atwell Revisited” Tickets £10/8 1.30pm

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No jazz voices choir at present but Tessa Smith our choir leader is organising an online choir – details

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Workshops will run fortnightly on Monday evenings from 19 July (ie 2 August, 16 August, 30 August, 13 Sept and 27 Sept) over the summer at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm Barn Sugar Well Rd, Leeds LS7 2QG, 7-9pm cost per sessions £10/8. All instruments and standards welcome – all you need is a wish to learn how to improvise and play jazz tunes. There is a piano available and a drum kit, otherwise please bring your instruments. To join – contact the tutor Dominic Moore.

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


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