Award winning friendly jazz club presenting the best in jazz from the UK and beyond

What's on

Here’s the latest information about our  current 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 December 12 Rafe’s Dilemma: Celebrating their new musical collaborations with local playrights, Nel Begley on vocals, Jamil Sheriff keyboards, Sam Vicary bass, and Katie Patterson drums. Supported by Jazz North’s Northern Line @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm  £10/8 https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/rafes-dilemma-sun-12-dec-1-30pm/

Thursday Dec 16th Jeremy Sassoon sings and plays the Ray Charles songbook. Jeremy Sassoon’s tribute to the music of Ray Charles captures the imagination of Jazz, Blues and Soul audiences alike. @Seven Arts 7.30-10pm £16/14 https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/jeremy-sassoon-sings-and-plays-the-ray-charles-songbook-thus-16-dec-7-30pm/

Sunday afternoon Dec 19th JazzLeeds Christmas Party with two bands – the amazing brass ensemble New York Brass Band – recent stars of the Cork Jazz Festival – and the Nicki Allan Quintet with Christmas jazz tunes and some old favourites. @Seven Arts 1.30-5pm  £15/13 https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/jazz-leeds-christmas-party-with-new-york-brass-band-and-nicki-allan-quintet-sun-19-dec-1-30pm/

Thursday 23 December 6pm-7.30pm Special Rush Hour Jazz Christmas session @Seven Arts bar. Come and listen to some music – festive or otherwise organised by Jazz Leeds own pianist Ben Gilbert and vocalist Oliver Bolton- payf

Sun 2 Jan Our New Year Jazz Jam session – Shake off those winter blues – come and play, sing or just watch the fun! @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £7/5; free to performers and under 16 https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/new-year-jazz-jam-session-seven-arts-2nd-jan-1-30pm/

 Sun 16 Jan Dale Storr – Dale is the UK’s leading exponent of New Orleans-style boogie woogie and blues piano, channelling Dr John, Professor Longhair and Fats Domino with entertaining stories and songs.  @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £10/8  https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/dale-storr-seven-arts-sunday-16-january-1-30pm/

Sun 23 Jan Tom Sharp Jazz Orchestra – A special treat for all Big Band fans – come and hear some of the best classic big band charts performed by some of Leeds top musicians @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm  £10/8  https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/tom-sharp-jazz-orchestra-seven-arts-sun-23-jan-1-30pm/

 Thursday Jan 27 Tony Kofi @’Generation Monk” Quintet @Seven Arts £16/14 7.30pm British Jazz multi-instrumentalist sax player Tony Kofi brings a young quartet of musicians to play the music of one of the most original musicians in jazz Thelonious “Sphere” Monk.  https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/tony-kofi-generation-monk-quintet/

 Sun 30 Jan Shapeshifters – a contemporary jazz trio whose musical roots are grounded in the rich tradition of the likes of Charles Mingus, Fly Trio and the Tristano School. @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £10/8   https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/shapeshifters-seven-arts-sun-30-jan-1-30pm/

 Sun 6 Feb James Mainwairing Quartet . A Leeds supergroup of improvisers play some of the music of the jazz masters in their own style – a must for lovers of free jazz.  @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm  £10/8 https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/james-mainwairing-quartet-seven-arts-sun-6-feb-1-30pm/

Thursday 10 Feb Joe Tatton group with Gareth Lockrane @Seven Arts 7.30-10pm £16/14 Joe Tatton, keyboard player for many years with UK/US funk/soul jazz kings New Mastersounds, is coming with a fantastic line-up to Seven Arts to mark the release.  Support is from Leeds band “Abtuse” . https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/joe-tatton-group-with-gareth-lockrane-seven-arts-thus-10-feb-7-30pm/

 Sun 13 Feb Jasmine . Jasmine is a saxophone-led quintet from Leeds, performing music composed by saxophonist Jasmine Whalley. Jasmine is inspired by artists including MF Doom, Madvillain, Soweto Kinch and Bonobo. @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm  £10/8 https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/jasmine-seven-arts-sun-13-feb-1-30pm/

 Sun 20 Feb Toby  Brazier Jazz Sextet. Performing original jazz/fusion compositions and modern jazz standards arranged and composed by young trumpet player Toby Brazier. @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £10/8 . @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £10/8 https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/toby-brazier-sextet-seven-arts-sun-20-feb-1-30pm/

 Thursday 24 Feb Mark Lockheart’s Dreamers @Seven Arts 7.30-10pm £16/14  From Loose Tubes and Polar Bear, Mark Lockheart has always remained ahead of the curve of trends and has constantly explored new directions in his own music. https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/mark-lockhearts-dreamers-seven-arts-thus-24-feb-7-30pm

 TUESDAY March 1 Ben Wendel @Seven Arts two sets, at 7pm and 9pm £20/18, 25 and under £10. Grammy award nominated saxophonist, founder member of the band Kneebody, Ben Wendel is a rising star in the jazz firmament. https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/ben-wendel-quartet-seven-arts-tuesday-1-march-7-30pm

Sun 6 Mar Tim Knowles Quartet: Crisp, folk-inflected compositions undergird vibrant exchanges – from the tender to the ecstatic @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £10/8 https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/tim-knowles-quartet-seven-arts-sun-mar-6th-1-30pm/

Thursday March 17 Arun Ghosh Quartet @Seven Arts 7.30-10pm £16/14 Arun Ghosh is a clarinettist and composer whose style incorporates jazz; Indian and western classical; folk; hip-hop; rock and experimental sounds. https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/tim-knowles-quartet-seven-arts-sun-mar-6th-1-30pm/

 Sun 13 Mar Our March Jazz Café and Jam session –come and play, sing or just watch the fun! @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £7/5; free to performers and under https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/march-jazz-cafe-and-jam-session-seven-arts-sun-13-march-1-30pm/

 Sun 20 Mar Nefarious – rising star singer Genevieve Begley appears with her contemporay jazz quartet https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/genevieve-begley-and-nefarious-seven-arts-sun-mar-20-1-30pm

Thursday March 31 Ben Crosland’s “Solway Stories” @Seven Arts 7.30-10pm £16/14 Yorkshire bassist Ben Crosland presents  his new suite “Solway Stories” inspired by a visit that he made to the South West of Scotland. https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/ben-croslands-solway-stories-seven-arts-thurs-march-31-7-30pm

 Thursday April 14 Jason Rebello and Tim Garland’s “Duology”  @Seven Arts 7.30-10pm £20/18 With years on the road with Chick Corea’s Vigil, Tim Garland has built a formidable reputation. Jason Rebello is a celebrated British jazz pianist labelled a “veteran” by critics at 19 and over the next decades won most of the major jazz music awards.  https://www.jazzleeds.org.uk/jason-rebello-and-tim-garlands-duology-seven-arts-thus-14-april-7-30pm/

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JAZZ VOICES CHOIR

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

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JAZZ  WORKSHOPS

Workshops will start agaion in February 2022 and run fortnightly 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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Acknowledgements

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

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