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 […]

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 […]

Nel Begley at March’s Rush Hour Jazz – Wed 20 Mar 6-7pm @Seven Arts

Nel Begley is a jazz singer and songwriter who has been making a big name for herself on the UK scene. She has performed at festivals – Manchester Jazz, Latitude, Bestival and Boom Town and at last year’s Jazz Leeds Festival. She was one of the tutors on this summer’s Global Music Foundation London Jazz […]

Jack Wilson Quartet @Inkwell 17 March 1.30pm

Jack Wilson tenor sax, Hugh Vincent piano, Angus Milne double bass, Joshua Smout drums. Hard bop and hard swinging tunes from the likes of Monk, Stitt and Rollins from this Leeds young sax player. Tickets £9/7 concessions, under 25’s £5 in advance from www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds

Jazz at Roundhay featuring Frank Brooker Fri 15 March 8pm

Veteran Leeds jazz sax and clarinet player Frank Brooker was originally from Portsmouth (as he jokingly says, on the south coast of Yorkshire!). He first began playing jazz in 1959 with a trad band in Surrey, then following year joined student band at Bristol University mostly playing New Orleans-styled jazz based on records by Kid […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]