**SOLD OUT** Dale Storr @Seven Arts, Sunday 16 January 1.30pm

Dale Storr is the UK’s leading exponent of New Orleans-style boogie woogie and blues piano, channelling Dr John, Professor Longhair and Fats Domino with entertaining stories and songs. “A very, very fine piano player indeed” ~ Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2 Described by Jazz Journal magazine as the “piano man’s piano man…” and “a national … Read more

Ed “Toots” Kainyek- Rush Hour Jazz 19 January 6pm

Ed “Toots” Kainyek cites Dexter Gordan, Charlie Parker, Joe Henderson, Phil Woods and Grover Washington as key influences on his sax playing, although his sound is truly his own, and with each solo he makes his own statement. An alumni of Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra he is now based in Salford where he runs … Read more

This concert is now SOLD OUT *** Tom Sharp Jazz Orchestra – Sunday 23rd January 1.30pm £10/8

A special treat for all Big Band fans – come and hear some of the best classic big band charts performed by some of Leeds’ top musicians You can book tickets here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds/tom-sharp-jazz-orchestra/e-ayggkv Tom Sharp Jazz Orchestra Saxes: James Boyes, Tom Richards, Rose Sharp, Laurie Covell, Anna Chandler. Trumpets: Tom Sharp, Joe Roughton, Fee Buckton, … Read more

**THIS CONCERT IS NOW SOLD OUT – SORRY** Tony Kofi with the “Generation Monk” Quintet – Thursday 27th January 7.30pm £16/14

British Jazz multi-instrumentalist sax player Tony Kofi brings a young quartet of musicians to play the music of one of the most original musicians in jazz Thelonious “Sphere” Monk. Support: Olivia Cuttill Quartet You can book tickets here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds/tony-kofi-at-generation-monk-quintet/e-maqqbd “There is so much respect in jazz circles for Tony Kofi.” – Jazzwise “Passionate… superb… heartfelt” … Read more

Shapeshifters – Sunday 30th January 1.30pm £10/8

Shapeshifters are a contemporary jazz trio made up of Sam Quintana (bass), Steve Hanley (drums) and Anna Chandler (sax), whose musical roots are grounded in the rich tradition of the likes of Charles Mingus, Fly Trio and the Tristano School. You can book tickets here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds/shapeshifters/e-pjbblb @Seven Arts 1.30-4pm £10/8 25 and under £5 kids under … Read more

James Mainwairing Quartet – Sunday 6th February 1.30pm £10/8

A Leeds supergroup of improvisers play some of the music of the jazz masters in their own style – a must for lovers of free jazz. James Mainwairing tenor sax, Mick Bardon bass, Matt Bourne piano and Jon Arnesen drums. You can book tickets here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds/james-mainwairing-quartet/e-dpyymr Saxophonist, composer and singer-songwriter James Mainwaring has been recognised … Read more

Joe Tatton Group with special guest Gareth Lockrane – Thursday 10th February 7.30pm £16/14

Joe Tatton, keyboard player for many years with UK/US funk/soul jazz kings New Mastersounds, is coming to Seven Arts with a fantastic line-up to mark the release of “Big Fish”. Support: “Abtuse” You can book tickets here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds/joe-tatton-group-with-gareth-lockrane/e-ayggev Eryl Roberts (drums), Huw Jacob (bass), Joe Tatton (piano and vocals), Gareth Lockrane (flutes), Malcolm Strachan (trumpet), … Read more

Jasmine – Sunday 13th February 1.30pm £10/8

Jasmine is a saxophone-led quintet from Leeds, performing music composed by saxophonist Jasmine Whalley. Jasmine is inspired by artists including MF Doom, Madvillain, Soweto Kinch and Bonobo. Jasmine Whalley (alto sax), with Ben Haskins (guitar), Jasper Green (piano), Owen Burns (electric bass) and George Hall (drums). You can book tickets here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds/jasmine/e-xqoojz A keen improviser, … Read more

Pavlidis/Teimoori/Jackson/Walsh Quartet – Sunday 20th February 1.30pm £10/8

A super group from the Leeds Jazz scene. Organised by Leeds Conservatoire teacher and Bassist Garry Jackson the quartet features Guitarist and composer Jiannis Pavlidis, who has toured with world renowned artists, such as David Liebman Adam Nussbaum and Greg Hutchinson. On saxophone is Nadim Teimoori a former star of The Stan Tracey Quintet and … Read more