After last year’s success we’ve decided to do it all again! So this year’s Leeds Jazz festival will be happening from Thursday – Sunday, 18 – 21 July 2019 -with a fringe festival taking place during the week before at jazz venues throughout the city. This main events will take place at Leeds College of Music and the Wardrobe next to the Leeds Playhouse.
The Leeds jazz scene is always amazing with an ever-changing list of venues and bands. Jazz clubs pop up (and some unfortunately pop down again) so frequently it is hard to keep up. The best places are often out of town but there are encouraging signs of more jazz in the city centre too. So here’s (some) of what’s happening – why not visit them all!
BUY EARLYBIRD JAZZ FESTIVAL TICKETS
The Jazzleeds festival runs from July 18-21st 2019 . Headliners include Andy Sheppard with Espen Eriksen trio, a Windrush jazz celebration with the music of Dizzy Reece featuring Byron Wallen, stunning ECM pianist Shai Maestro and his trio, the all-star Electric Ladyland Big Band follows in the footsteps of Gil Evans in recreating “50 years of Hendrix Masterpiece”. Earlybird tickets are £99 for the four day festival if purchased before Easter Sunday 21st April. 25’s and under are half price.
JAZZ VOICES CHOIR
On second and fourth Monday each month evening led by Nicki Allan @Inkwell Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton. 7-9pm, £6 per session £25 for the summer 2019 series starting Mon 13 May e: [email protected]
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 https://northernjazz-live.blogspot.co.uk