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Our apologies but because of the change in regulations we have a couple of cancellations to announce…

Monday 21 June  and July 5th – Jazz Summer Workshop at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm Barn 7pm- cancelled due to lockdown extension

Wednesday 23 June – Rush Hour Jazz 6pm – cancelled and re arranged date

Here’s the latest information about our  summer JazzReset21 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. Remaining gigs in the series are..

Thursday 24 June: Andrew McCormack solo and trio Andrew McCormack piano, Joe Downard on bass and Will Cleasby of Kansas Smitty’s fame on drums.£16/14 25s and under £8. 7.30pm SOLD OUT (there may be some returns – come down if you live locally and want to check). Livestream available here

Sunday 27 June: Sontuno With Tom Sharp on trumpet, Sontuno bring you the classic Cuban sound to the UK. Perfect for listening, or chilling out (and dancing – if we are allowed!) £10/8 1.30pm SOLD OUT (there may be some returns – come down if you live locally and want to check).

Sunday 4 July Jazz Cafe and Jam Session: Come along and sing/play of just watch! With the JazzLeeds rhythm section to support you  Tickets via our JazzLeeds ticketsource  site:   £7/5 1.30pm Performers free but please book in advance here

Wednesday 7 July Rush Hour Jazz with saxophonist  Brendan Duffy  6-7.15pm payf

Thursday 8 July: Rafe’s Dilemma celebrate their new collaborations with local playwrights – featuring Nel Begley on vocals, Jamil Sheriff keyboards, Pete Turner bass, and Katie Patterson drums. £14/12, 25’s and under £7. 7.30pm

Sunday 11 July Dave Edwards “Doomtet”.  Bass guitarist Dave Edwards leads a quintet of Leeds finest players. Dave Edwards (el bass) Alex Fisher (sax) Will Blackstone (tpt) Nico Widdowson (keys) Steve Hanley drums. £10/8 live performance 1.30pm

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 July : JazzLeeds Reset Festival @Seven Arts 1.30-8pm each day:  featured: Dennis Rollins and Shri Sriram, Em Brown Quintet, Fergus Quill trio , Nicola Farnon Quartet feat Jim Corry, Pan Jumby, Ysbryd + bands in the courtyard. Festival tickets 1pm-8pm – limited numbers – £35, day tickets £20 available here

Sunday  25 June : Back Yard Brass – Seven Arts Courtyard if dry, inside if wet – 1.30-3.30pm payf

Wednesday 4 August Rush Hour Jazz with trumpeter John Scully and the Jazz Leeds Trio 6- 7.15pm payf

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)

Sunday 1 August: Abtuse: Abtuse perform an exciting mix of jazz, Latin, blues, funk and fusion, all played with their own distinctive twist. Brian Whittington tenor sax, Alexander Celik trumpet,  Becca McSharry vocals, Joshua Stephen drums, Graham Jones keyboard, Trev Prinn bass Seven Arts Courtyard if dry, inside if wet – 1.30-3.30pm payf

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

Sunday 15/22/29 August to be confirmed

May  5 Sept Jazz and Blues Sunday – “Chapel Allerton Festival on Tour” – Gledhow Sport Club 1.30-6pm including Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra, The Big Easy, James O Hara Blues Band,  and Ubunye

Autumn 2021 concerts – dates so far 

Sunday Sept 12 1.30pm Nick Svarc Quartet with Nick Svarc guitar, Jeff Guntren sax, Richard Hammond bass, Dave Walsh drums Seven Arts concert room: £10/8 live performance 1.30pm

Oct 7 Nicki Iles Jazz Orchestra:  Award winning pianist and composer, Nikki Iles takes her 20 piece Jazz Orchestra on a national tour marking a new chapter in a long and distinguished career in British Jazz, gathering together commissions from over the years, new orchestrations of her own small band tunes and new compositions, all played by the remarkable band she has assembled. The depth and range of the exhilarating writing and arranging suggest it will be less like a debut, but more like seasoned hand and a distinctive voice, with the music bought to vivid life by a top drawer band. 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 £22/£20. 7.30pm

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

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

Nov 18 Clark Tracey Sextet: feat. 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

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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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No workshops at present but tutor Dominic Moore is organising some online tuition

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