Benn Clatworthy Quartet feat Cecilia Coleman @Seven Arts – Thus 25 Oct 8pm

From storming post-Coltrane energy to beautiful ballad playing, Los Angeles-based Benn Clatworthy has matured into a truly great tenor player. A favourite with jazz audiences for many years for his emotional playing and his dry sense of humour, supported by a top-class rhythm section featuring New York composer and big band leader Cecelia Coleman. Born … Read more Benn Clatworthy Quartet feat Cecilia Coleman @Seven Arts – Thus 25 Oct 8pm

Jamie Taylor- Richard Iles duo @Inkwell -21 Oct 1.30pm

Richard (flugelhorn) and Jamie (guitar) have been established for many years as two of the leading musicians and educators on the Northern scene. Both are principal lecturers in jazz at Leeds College of Music, and both have appeared across the UK with a wide range of exciting musical projects. Richard’s CV includes collaborations with the … Read more Jamie Taylor- Richard Iles duo @Inkwell -21 Oct 1.30pm

Fini Bearman ‘This is Not America’ @Seven Arts -14 Oct 1.30pm

With the success of her latest album ‘Burn the Boat’ (Two Rivers Records, 2016), ’One of the most memorable collections of self-penned songs you’ll hear this year’ **** (Jazzwise), and her previous album of songs from the Gershwin classic, ‘Porgy & Bess’ (F-IRE Records, 2014), ‘A magnificent achievement’**** (allaboutjazz.com), Fini Bearman has been making a … Read more Fini Bearman ‘This is Not America’ @Seven Arts -14 Oct 1.30pm

Mike Walker meets Tria Lingvo (from Cologne) @Seven Arts – Thus 11 Oct 8pm

Artpipes e. V. and Jazz Leeds present Mike Walker (Manchester) meeting Tria Lingvo (Cologne) Mike Walker – guitar, Johannes Lemke -sax  André Nendza – bass Christoph Hillmann- drums Guitarist Mike Walker is one of the most prolific British musicians of his generation with his talent widely acknowledged among notable international Jazz peers. Mike has built … Read more Mike Walker meets Tria Lingvo (from Cologne) @Seven Arts – Thus 11 Oct 8pm

Blues afternoon with Lucy Zirins & the Southern Company  @Seven Arts – 7 Oct 1.30pm

It’s been too long since singer-songwriter Lucy Zirins played for us at Seven Arts in 2011. Lucy is a wonderful blues singer and guitarist from from Burnley in Lancashire and now based in London. Gigging regularly at 16, and with visits to Italy and France under her belt by the time she was 18 years … Read more Blues afternoon with Lucy Zirins & the Southern Company  @Seven Arts – 7 Oct 1.30pm

John Williamson Quartet feat Matt Anderson @Inkwell – 23 Sept 1.30pm

John is a musician and scientist originally from Saltburn North Yorkshire. He plays electric bass in all genres, most recently, he was involved in the Washington DC scene in the USA, becoming the regular bassist for the famous Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra. His band at Inkwell will feature a welcome return to Leeds for saxman … Read more John Williamson Quartet feat Matt Anderson @Inkwell – 23 Sept 1.30pm

Jonny Mansfield’s “Elftet” @Seven Arts – 16 Sept 1.30pm

Jonny Mansfield is a 21 year old vibraphone/drummer/percussionist and composer from Shepley just south of Huddersfield. He is now based in London where he studied at the Royal Academy of Music after  being awarded the Colin Murray Scholarship. “Elftet”  is his eleven piece band – they recently performed their debut gig at the 606 Club, played in … Read more Jonny Mansfield’s “Elftet” @Seven Arts – 16 Sept 1.30pm

Prohibited Strangers @Inkwell – 9 Sept 1.30pm

Prohibited Strangers originally began as a quartet that explored the tunes of The Impossible Gentlemen, Kenny Wheeler, Nikki Iles and Iain Ballamy. In more recent times the group has been using an increasing array of original compositions to forge a sound that is distinctly their own. Piano – Joe Boyes, Guitar – Kieran Gunter, Bass … Read more Prohibited Strangers @Inkwell – 9 Sept 1.30pm

Jazz Blues and Salsa Sunday @Regent Street Main Stage – Sun 2 Sept 12-6pm

The Sunday afternoon 2 Sept open air concert of jazz blues and salsa bands @Regent Street in Chapel Allerton 12.30-6pm will get you dancing! Music starts at 12.00 midday (after the Churches together service) 12.00 1.00pm The North Leeds Jazz Orchestra directed by by Martin Townshend 1.15pm – 2.15pm popular Leeds seven piece soul jazz band “Atlantic … Read more Jazz Blues and Salsa Sunday @Regent Street Main Stage – Sun 2 Sept 12-6pm