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September Live Open Air Jazz Sessions

Live distanced jazz gigs from Leeds in the Seven Arts Courtyard (if dry), every Sunday afternoon 1.30-3.30pm and every Wednesday evening 6-7.30pm.  If the weather is wet the gig will be held inside the venue (also distanced)

Svarc- Hanley-Longhawn play Rush Hour Jazz – Wed 23 Sept 6-7.15pm  Nic Svarc –Guitar/Loops, Steve Hanley-Drums, Martin Longhawn- Organ/Keys. Leeds Guitarist Nik Svarc, Drummer-Percussionist Steve Hanley and Keyboardist Martin Longhawn join the dots between Jazz-Rock and Hammond funk, discovering an interesting angle for an old-school sound mixed with some hyper-catchy hooks and grooves’-JAZZWISE

Tom Sharp quartet Sunday afternoon 27 September 1.30-3.30pm Featuring some of the best young musicians in Leeds, and featuring the expressive jazz trumpet of Tom Sharp, with Nico Widdowson on piano, Fergus Quill bass and Josh Smout drums .

Kate Peters is a uniquely talented and versatile vocalist based in the north of England. .
A graduate of Leeds College of Music, Kate has worked in a wide variety of styles and areas of the music industry. Her versatility as a vocalist has enabled her to perform and record everything from Dance Music to Jazz to Musical Theatre and she has had the pleasure of working alongside some amazing artists, such as Candi Staton, Jaki Graham, Roachford, Katrina Leskanich (Katrina and the Waves) and Angie Brown.

‘Sultry, sexy, fruity vocals.’ (Seven

‘The vocals here are simply angelic.’ (iTunes)

‘Kate is a singer with a wonderful sense of timing.’ (jazzcrazy)

Jazz and blues inside in October

Looking ahead to October and our gigs inside distanced gigs at Seven Arts. Seating will be restricted to 40 people maximum and we will be having concerts with one long set rather than having an interval. For popular concerts we will be having two separate ticketed performances on the same day,

Sunday 4th October we have a blues session – James O’Hara with the Bluebirds
Featuring popular blues singer and guitarist James O Hara, the local legend that is Cleve Frecketon on vocals and keyboard, John Burr on harmonica, Barkley McKay keyboard and guitar, Courtny Thomas bass and Gordon Kilroy drums.  There will be two separate performances of an hour each for this popular gig. Performance times at 1.30pm and 3.15pm. Tickets for each performance £10/8

Sunday afternoon 11th October “Means and Ends”  – an organ Jazz combo featuring  Ben Lowman sax, Jamie Taylor guitar, Martin Longhawn organ and Steve Hanley drums. Laid back grooves and hard swinging Blue Note tunes plus some Oscar Peterson standards
One performance from 1.30pm. £10/8

Sunday afternoon 18th October 1.30pm  “Catimba” Latin Jazz with Raquel Alvaro, Vincente Margueles piano, Andy Leggett bass, Brendan Bache drums One performance from 1.30pm. £10/8

Sun 25th October: Sunday afternoon – Henry Botham . Henry is one of the UK’s leading solo Stride, Blues and New Orleans pianists
One performance from 1.30pm. £10/8 

29th October: Thursday evening – Fergus Mcreadie Trio .
Fergus McCreadie: piano; David Bowden: bass; Stephen Henderson: drums £14/12
Our first evening concert of the autumn will feature Fergus McCreadie, a phenomenal young pianist and his trio is one of the most exciting young groups in European jazz at the moment. They were the winner of Album of the Year in the 2019 UK Parliamentary Jazz Awards for their album “Turas”. The trio concerts have earned five-star reviews and an invitation to appear at Ronnie Scotts’ International Piano Trio festival. They have also featured at Oslo and Stockholm Jazz Festivals.  Playing music that reflects the Scottish landscape and traditions while honouring the American and Nordic jazz legacies, they brought audiences to their feet across Northern Europe during their Spring ’19 tour. “Simply outstanding” – Jazzwise. “Think Erik Satie running on Islay Malt rather than Absinthe” – The Scotsman, 5* review of Turas.  “real personality … lucidly atmospheric … fire and virtuosity” – The Times
There will be two separate performances of this popular gig
Performance times – 7pm and 9pm 

Tickets to all our indoor concerts are available on


Jazz Map of Leeds


This is out ticket box office site


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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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


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