Leeds Jazz Festival event: New York Brass Band

@Briggate Saturday 20 July 1pm onwards New York Brass Band are a contemporary New Orleans inspired brass band hailing from the ancient streets of York. The band has been burning up festivals since 2011. A powerful team of some of Yorkshire’s finest musicians, they pack an arsenal of percussion, sax, trumpets, trombones and sousaphone with … Read more Leeds Jazz Festival event: New York Brass Band

Leeds Jazz Festival event: Mrs Boyes Bingo featuring Mark Sanders

@Leeds College of Music Saturday 20 July Recital Room 219. Doors 3.30, event starts 4pm Our first Leeds Fusebox presention at this Festival is “Mrs Boyes’ Bingo” featuring Mark Sanders. It is a bog-standard game of prize bingo with simultaneous drumming and percussion / disruption. Conceived and produced by Simon Thackray, the event was premiered … Read more Leeds Jazz Festival event: Mrs Boyes Bingo featuring Mark Sanders

Leeds Jazz Festival event: Leo Richardson Quartet

@Leeds College of Music Saturday 20 July Doors open 12.30. This concert starts at 2.45pm Without a doubt, Leo Richardson is widely recognised to be one of London’s leading Jazz Tenor Saxophonists, best known for his honest, straight-ahead, contemporary hard-bop style. His most significant influences include John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Dexter Gordon, Horace Silver and … Read more Leeds Jazz Festival event: Leo Richardson Quartet

Leeds Jazz Festival event: Adrian Knowles and “Sounds of ’59”

@Leeds College of Music Saturday 20 July Doors open 12.30. Music starts 1pm The year 1959 was a special one in jazz history. It saw the release of classic jazz albums including Charlie Mingus ‘Ah Um’, Miles Davis ‘Kind of Blue’ , Dave Brubeck ‘Out of Time’ and John Coltrane ‘Giant Steps’ amongstmany others. “Sounds … Read more Leeds Jazz Festival event: Adrian Knowles and “Sounds of ’59”

Windrush Jazz Celebration – Routes in jazz – the Music of Dizzy Reece feat. Jean Toussaint

Friday 19 July, The Wardrobe Doors 8pm. Music starts 8.30 with support from Dudley Nesbit and Pan Jumby. Curated by internationally acclaimed UK Jazz Pianist, composer and Berklee College Alumnus, Trevor Watkis, Jazz Leeds Festival are pleased topresent this special musical retrospective of legendary Jazz trumpeter , Dizzy Reece. Although jazz is an uniquely American … Read more Windrush Jazz Celebration – Routes in jazz – the Music of Dizzy Reece feat. Jean Toussaint

Leeds Jazz Festival event: Andy Sheppard with Espen Eriksen Trio

Friday 19 July Leeds College of Music. Doors 7pm Music 7.30-9pm. With a career spanning over four decades, working together with the likes of George Russell and Gil Evans, Andy Sheppard is truly one of Europe’s leading saxophonists. He’s also one of the few players in the world that can juggle a European lyrical sensibility … Read more Leeds Jazz Festival event: Andy Sheppard with Espen Eriksen Trio

Leeds Jazz festival opening night gala: Ron Bottomley “Big Birthday, Big Band”

@Leeds College of Music Thursday 18th July Doors 7.30pm. Music 8-11pm. For the opening night of the jazz festival this year, multi award winner, drummer, arranger and big band leader Ronnie Bottomley celebrates his 90th birthday leading 18 of the north’s finest jazz musicians in his Big Band. It is (he says!) his last outing … Read more Leeds Jazz festival opening night gala: Ron Bottomley “Big Birthday, Big Band”

Main Jazz Festival Concerts 18- 21 July at a glance

Thursday 18 July -Opening night – Ronnie Bottomley’s “Big Birthday, Big Band” Pre gig talk 6.00pm. Doors open 7.30pm Music 8.00-11pm @Venue, Leeds College of Music Venue. Preceded at 6pm by talk “it’s not all fun having a good time”!” Friday 19 July  Andy Sheppard with Espen Eriksen Trio. Doors open 7.00pm Music 7.30-9pm @Venue, … Read more Main Jazz Festival Concerts 18- 21 July at a glance

Leeds Jazz Festival Fringe – Headingley Swing Choir and Woodside Big Band

@Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre, Wednesday 17 July 2019 7.30pm start, pay as you feel Headingley Swing Choir was was born just over 5 years ago at H.E.A.R.T. with a handful of singers and has now grown to a glorious 20-strong choir. The choir was created and is directed by pianist, composer, arranger Jack Glover … Read more Leeds Jazz Festival Fringe – Headingley Swing Choir and Woodside Big Band