JazzLeeds presents: Patchwork Jazz Orchestra @Seven Thurs 28 Feb 8pm

A melting pot of influences and characters with music ranging from luscious and sweet melodies to broad walls of sound, from drum and bass to funeral marches, from fairytale ballads to calypso. The musical glue binding it together are the 17 musicians that power the vibrations and their universal passion for improvisation. James Davison, Adam […]

Leeds University Union Big Band @Seven Arts – Sunday 24 Feb 1.30pm £10/8

The LUU Big Band plays a wide variety of dance band/big band repertoire including swing, funk and jazz. Formed in 1987 as part of the Leeds University Union Music Society they have moved from its humble beginnings to an independent, semi-professional band gigging around Leeds, the wider Yorkshire area and further afield. This 22 piece […]

Ben Powling, Rush Hour Jazz, Wed 20 Feb 6pm @Seven Arts bar

Ben Powling sax, Will Powell guitar, Steve Crocker bass, Dom Moore drums free (payf collection) Since graduating Leeds College of Music in 2013, saxophonist Ben Powling has been performing extensively as a sideman and leader across the UK, Europe and Asia honing a style based in a love of 60s jazz, West African musical styles […]

Derrick Harris’s Be-pop Quartet @Inkwell – Sunday 17 Feb

Derrick Harris guitar, Jez Platt piano/organ, Paul Chamberlain bass, Paul Smith drums. Guitarist Derrick Harris arranges seminal pop tunes in a jazzy format. As well as leading his own groups, Derrrick frequently guests as a soloist with bands up and down the country. He is also to be heard as part of the Ronnie Bottomley […]

Jazz at Roundhay opening night feat Enrico Tomasso – Friday 15 February 8-11pm

A new monthly jazz session at the bar at Leeds Roundhay Golf Club with the best of jazz, featuring some very special musicians and singers. We’re starting off with a special visiting guest swing trumpeter and vocalist (and a Leeds lad) Enrico Tomasso. Enrico famously met Louis Armstrong off the plane at Leeds Bradford Airport […]

Emma Johnson’s “Gravy Boat” with Nishla Smith @Seven Arts Sun 10 Feb 1.30pm

Jazz Leeds/Madame Jazz present: Emma Johnson’s “Gravy Boat” with Nishla Smith Emma Johnson sax, Calvin Travers guitar, Angus Milne  double bass, Ali Wells drums, Nishla Smith vocals. Emma’s first project for small ensemble aims to explore the different textures and possibilities that emerge from a small band of close knit musicians performing together. Emma’s writing […]

February Jazz Jam @Inkwell – Sunday 3 Feb 1.30pm

(pic from Gina Southgate) Come down and enjoy the fun! Singers- instrumentalists – jazz-blues – or just come and watch! February Jazz Jam @Inkwell – Sunday 3 Feb 1.30pm £7/5 (free to performers). Tickets on the door or online here https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds  

Jazz Leeds presents Anita Wardell “Sing One, Swing One” @Seven Arts: 24 Jan 2019 8pm

Anita Wardell (vocals) with Robin Aspland piano, Jeremy Brown on double bass and Steve Brown on drums. Anita Wardell’s singing is exciting and breathtaking. She is noted for her mesmerizing and captivating vocal improvisations and vocalese lyrics to instrumental solos. Anita is a musician who uses the voice as her instrument, displaying precision and agility, […]