Sun afternoon 27 Oct ‘Two for the road” Cathy Ibberson with Jack Glover @Inkwell

Part of our women in jazz series, Cathy Ibberson is a talented Leeds sax player and singer with the “Soul Surgeons” and “Mojo 78 Big Band”. She’ll be entertaining us with her group featuring the multi-talented Jack Glover on piano. Jonathan Glahome trombone, Steve Crocker is on bass, Steve Mullarky on drums and special guests […]

Maria Chiara Argirò group featuring Leila Martial Thursday evening Oct 24th 8pm @Seven Arts

Support: “Da Hora” with Olivia Bhattacharjee vocals Part of this autumn’s women in jazz series, Italian-born pianist and composer Maria Chiara Argirò blends classical music and folk traditions with her own approach to contemporary jazz. Maria Chiara Argirò is an Italian pianist, keyboard player and composer currently living in London. Argirò’s unique sound and departure […]

Sunday afternoon Jazz Oct 20: Kathrine Windfeld Sextet (Denmark) 1.30pm @Seven Arts

Part of this autumn’s women in jazz series, pianist Kathrine Windfeld has quickly established herself on the European jazz scene with her outstanding skills as composer and arranger. Having been described as one of the names of the future by the likes of The Guardian (UK) and Downbeat (USA), multi-award-winning pianist and composer Kathrine Windfeld […]

Colin Byrne’s Leeds Jazz Orchestra @Bar on Park Lane Roundhay Oct 18th 8pm

Leeds Jazz Orchestra is dedicated to the rehearsal and performance of Big Band Jazz under Musical Director, Colin Byrne. They delight in an eclectic mix of repertoire from Bebop, Blues and Ballads through to cutting-edge modern Jazz Orchestra numbers. Classic big band arrangements from Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus sit alongside numbers written […]

Sunday afternoon jazz: Oct 13 – Alison Rayner’s ARQ @Inkwell

Part of this autumn’s Women in Jazz series, bassist Alison Rayner’s band ARQ play ‘songs without words’ and are known for their vibrant, communicative performances. Their combination of richly nuanced compositions with folk-infused grooves, skilful musicianship and a love of improvisation, creates a compelling and coherent whole. ★ Winners: Ensemble of the Year 2018 Parliamentary […]

Thursday evening jazz Oct 10: Rosie Turton’s “5ive” 8pm @Seven Arts

Support from: Hannah Hutton group Part of this autumn’s women in jazz series Rosie Turton’s five-piece band weaves Indian raga rhythms into head-nodding hip-hop and jazz rhythms. The trombone is perhaps an unusual instrument to see centre stage but it’s a hugely underrated one. Its range – from pillowy breath tones to the crystalline shards […]

Sunday afternoon Jazz Oct 6: “Bonsai” 1.30pm @Seven Arts

Rory Ingham trombone, Dom Ingham violin/vocals, Toby Comeau piano/keyboards, Joe Lee bass, Jonny Mansfield drums Chosen in the ‘Shape of Jazz to Come in 2018’ in Jazzwise, Bonsai are an award-winning band jazz fusion band with intricate compositions and adventurous improvisations. Chosen in the ‘Shape of Jazz to Come in 2018’ in Jazzwise, Bonsai (formerly […]

Jade America Harris @Rush Hour Jazz Sept 18th 6pm Seven Arts

‘Every generation throws up a handful of musicians who can interpret the classic American Songbook afresh. These ‘standard’ and ‘show tunes’ often appear hackneyed, taken for granted or just plain old-fashioned. Yet, artists with talent and vision breathe new life into them. Think Ray Charles, Etta James, Nina Simone and Eva Cassidy. I can hear […]

Sun afternoon 15 Sept: Kalpadruma quintet @Inkwell 1.30pm

Part of our Women Jazz leaders season – twice BBC Young Jazz Award semi-finalist  Asha Parkinson has been performing professionally with bands since the age of 11. She won a scholarship to the Purcell School and currently studies jazz sax and composition at The Guildhall. Her new ensemble, Kalpadruma explore a global feast of connections […]

Friday evening 13 September – Kate Peters Quintet @ Bar on Park Lane Roundhay

A collection of some of the finest young jazz musicians in the country, fronted by an exceptional and versatile vocalist’. (Jazz in Yorkshire) The Kate Peters Quintet is kicking up a storm on the British jazz scene. This exciting line-up features Martin Longhawn on piano, Rich Jevons guitar, John Marley bass and Tim Carter drums. […]