Jazz Leeds presents: Tony Kofi’s “Portrait of Cannonball” feat. Deelee Dubé @Seven Arts – Thursday 28 March 8pm

Alto sax master Tony Kofi fronts this loving celebration of the jazz giant Julian ‘Cannnonball’ Adderley.  The group traces the explosive music of Cannonball from his first session as leader in 1955 through work with Miles Davis to the soul-jazz of the late 1960s. Expect Adderley brothers classics like Things Are Getting Better, Sack o’Woe and Mercy, Mercy, Mercy – as well as … Read more

Sunday special with “The Jazz of Dudley Moore” @Seven Arts 24 March 1.30pm

Chris Ingham piano, Paul Higgs trumpet, Geoff Gascoyne bass, George Double drums. Dudley Moore the comic actor, we all know about. Fewer know of Dudley Moore, virtuoso jazz pianist, brilliantly exploiting the stylistic possibilities of Errol Garner and Oscar Peterson. Chris Ingham tells the musical story of this flawed genius. Beloved comic actor Dudley Moore … Read more

Adam Glasser’s Quintet: “South Africa & beyond” @Seven Arts, 14 March 8pm

Adam Glasser – harmonica/piano, George Crowley – saxophone, Rob Luft – guitar, Steve Watts – bass, Corrie Dick – Drums South African harmonica player/pianist Adam Glasser brings a great band of leading young British musicians to play his trademark township jazz. Adam’s unique harmonica sound combines his South African roots with many years immersed in … Read more

“Jasmine”@Seven Arts Sun 10 Mar 1.30pm

Jasmine Whalley alto saxophone, Ben Haskins guitar, George MacDonald piano, Owen Burns bass and George Hall drums. Jasmine are the creative outlet for sax player Jasmine Whalley, combining the influences of jazz and hip-hop into an exciting sound. Jasmine combine the influences of jazz and hip-hop, using Ableton Live to introduce layered horn parts over … Read more

Family Band @Inkwell – Sun 3 Mar 1.30pm

Kim Macari trumpet, Riley Stone-Lonergan sax, Tom Rivière bass, Steve Hanley drums. Chordless quartet run by trumpeter Kim Macari, featuring music from their new album, “Board of Origin” Comprising four long-term collaborators and friends originally based in Leeds, the Family Band takes as its starting point the freewheeling music of those musicians who, back in … Read more