Jazz Leeds presents: John Etheridge and Sweet Chorus 70th birthday tour @Seven Arts, Thursday 23 May

John Etheridge guitars, Christian Garrick violin, Dave Kelbie guitar, Andy Crowdy bass John Etheridge has been seen in many contexts, his duo with the great classical guitarist John Williams, various incarnations of The Soft Machine and The Zappatistas. This band, Sweet Chorus, was formed as a personal tribute to his former bandleader and mentor – … Read more

John Settle’s VIBEOLOGY @ The Bar on Park Lane, Roundhay Fri 17 May

Jazz, Blues, Funk and Latin from this vibraphone led group that features members of New York Brass Band, The New Mastersounds and The Haggis Horns Playing the music of  Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson, Cal Tjader, Jimmy Smith, John Patton, Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell and many more. John Settle – vibes, Al Morrison -guitar, Andrzej Baranek … Read more

Sunday Gypsy Jazz special with “Rose Room” @Seven Arts, Sunday 12 May 1.30pm £10/8

Seonaid Aitken violin, Jimmy Moon double bass, Tam Gallagher and Tom Watson guitars “Rose Room” are one of Scotland’s leading Gypsy Jazz ensembles.Based in Glasgow and voted Best Band at the Scottish Jazz Awards 2018, the quartet is fronted by award winning violinist, Seonaid Aitken, who plays also with such diverse groups as Scottish Opera … Read more

Ros Lewis’s Tailgaters @Inkwell, Easter Sunday 21 April 1.30pm

Traditional jazz for our Easter Sunday presentation from Chapel Allerton’s own jazz vocal star Ros Lewis and her band featuring Frank Brooker sax, Dave Lewis trombone, Ned Websdale on trumpet, Jim Wright on banjo, Steve Crocker on double bass and Keith Daniel on drums Ros Lewis’s Tailgaters @Inkwell, Easter Sunday 21 April £9/7 1.30pm Inkwell … Read more

Jazz at Roundhay – The Alan Barnes and Dave Newton Duo Fri 17 April 8pm

Sax player and jazz impresario Alan Barnes and award winning pianist David Newton have been playing duets together for over 40 years. These multi award-winners cover a vast repertoire from Louis Armstrong to Chick Corea and play with an empathy that can only come with long experience. The emphasis, as always, is on swinging, accessibility … Read more

The Shadow Quartet @Seven Arts – Sunday 14 April “1.30pm

Unfortunately saxman Tony Burkill can’t appear as programmed but we’ve been able to arrange The Shadow Quartet for you to enjoy instead! The Shadow Quartet create spiritual soundscapes crossing cultures through epic journeys. A jazz sound of the sixties catapulted into the future with the immediacy of the avant-garde whilst sailing the hypnotic swell of … Read more