CANCELLED : Jade America Harris with Jez Platt (piano) Rush Hour Jazz, 1 April 6pm Seven Arts

Rush Hour Jazz features young jazz singer Jade America Harris with pianist Jez Platt, Steve Crocker bass and Dom Moore drums 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 … Read more CANCELLED : Jade America Harris with Jez Platt (piano) Rush Hour Jazz, 1 April 6pm Seven Arts

Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra: **THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND RESCHEDULED FOR Thus 7 October 2021 @Seven Arts 8pm

Julian Siegel: tenor sax, bass clarinet; Tori Freestone: tenor sax, flute; Karen Sharp: baritone/tenor sax, clarinet; Gareth Lochrane: flute, alto flute; Paul Jones: alto sax, flute; Andy Schofield: alto/soprano sax, flute; Trumpets: Henry Lowther, Tom Walsh, Nick Smart, James Copus; Trombones: Gordon Campbell, Richard Henry, Harry Maund, Ollie Martin; Nikki Iles: conductor/piano/accordion; Mike Walker: guitar; … Read more Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra: **THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND RESCHEDULED FOR Thus 7 October 2021 @Seven Arts 8pm

Louise Gibbs “Love You Madly” @Seven Arts 1.30pm **THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND RESCHEDULED FOR Sunday 29 November 2020

Louise Gibbs celebrate the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn with the classics that forged jazz (and some forgotten masterpieces) from Mood Indigo to Rhum Bop. Louise Gibbs is a jazz vocalist, composer/arranger, educator and writer.  She continues to negotiate the three-way pull between being a musician, a teacher and researcher for her more … Read more Louise Gibbs “Love You Madly” @Seven Arts 1.30pm **THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND RESCHEDULED FOR Sunday 29 November 2020

Ian Shaw with Iain Ballamy and Jamie Safir *THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND RESCHEDULED FOR Thursday 12 November [email protected] Arts 8pm

Big-hitter vocalist Ian Shaw, urbane saxophonist and composer Iain Ballamy, and in-demand pianist Jamie Safir perform in Leeds as part of their “What’s New” tour. One of the world’s finest male jazz vocalists, Ian Shaw, teams up with legendary UK saxophonist, Iain Ballamy (who has played with Hermeto Pascoal, Loose Tubes, Norma Winstone) and irrepressibly … Read more Ian Shaw with Iain Ballamy and Jamie Safir *THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND RESCHEDULED FOR Thursday 12 November [email protected] Arts 8pm

Mike Cox – Rush Hour Jazz 18 March 6-7pm Seven Arts THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Mike Cox supported by the LeedsJazz Quartet with George MacDonald piano, Steve Crocker bass, and Dom Moore drums Mike Cox is a Leeds Jazz legend. His musical associations go right back to playing with the John Barry Seven in the 1960’s. He taught at Leeds College of Music for many years. Great to see him … Read more Mike Cox – Rush Hour Jazz 18 March 6-7pm Seven Arts THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Sun Mar 8: Zoe Gilby Quartet @Seven Arts 1.30pm

Zoe Gilby vocals, Andy Champion d-bass Mark Williams guitar, Russ Morgan drums. Zoe Gilby celebrates International Women’s Day presenting an engaging repertoire of story-telling and atmosphere, an adventurous blend of contemporary composers from Kate Bush to Pink Floyd and the sensitive treatment of jazz standards. Zoe won this year’s Parliamentary Jazz Award for best UK … Read more Sun Mar 8: Zoe Gilby Quartet @Seven Arts 1.30pm

Ben Gilbert at Rush Hour Jazz, Wed 4th March 6pm @Seven Arts

Ben Gilbert is a talented young pianist who started his career playing in Extreme Measures and The Blofeld Experiment in Newcastle. He ran a jazz course at the Sage and pioneered the monthly workshops that were the direct inspiration for the Play Jazz! workshops run by Jazz.Coop in the city. He then taught in London … Read more Ben Gilbert at Rush Hour Jazz, Wed 4th March 6pm @Seven Arts

Sun March 1: “Conception” – The Eirik Svela Quartet @Inkwell 1.30pm

Eirik Svela – guitar, Anna Chandler sax, Hakon Norby Bjorgo bass, John Arnesen drums Now back in his native Norway after a long stint in the UK, jazz guitarist Eirik Svela is establishing himself as an important voice amongst a new generation of jazz musicians in Oslo. In March 2018 he recorded his debut album … Read more Sun March 1: “Conception” – The Eirik Svela Quartet @Inkwell 1.30pm

Sun Feb 23: Ed Kainyek Quartet @Seven Arts 1.30pm

Ed Kainyek sax, Richard Harrold pno, Will Graham drums and John Sandham bass The bluesy funky sax of Ed Kainyek, an alumnus of the Leeds Jazz Rock Orchestra now based in Manchester. Ed cites Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson and Grover Washington as key influences on his playing, although his sound is truly his own. As … Read more Sun Feb 23: Ed Kainyek Quartet @Seven Arts 1.30pm