College Collection 2021 Sundays May 9 and May 16 1.30pm

As part of helping young jazz musicians at Leeds Conservatoire we are livestreaming two concerts on Sunday afternoons on May 9th and 16th between 1.30 – 4pm with two performances each of 40 minutes each per afternoon. These will be livestreamed free from Seven Arts and broadcast via our JazzLeeds Facebook site www.facebook.com/jazzleeds. 9 May … Read more College Collection 2021 Sundays May 9 and May 16 1.30pm

About Time – Malcolm Strachan Sextet @Seven Arts Thus 20 May 7.30pm

Malcolm Strachan – Trumpet/FlugelhornAtholl Ransome – Tenor SaxRob Mitchell – Baritone SaxDanny Barley – TromboneGeorge Cooper – PianoErroll Rollins – DrumsCourtny Tomas – Double Bass. Leeds based Scottish trumpeter Malcolm Strachan is a founder member of top UK funk/jazz-funk band The Haggis Horns as well as being one of the busiest session musicians in the … Read more About Time – Malcolm Strachan Sextet @Seven Arts Thus 20 May 7.30pm

Ian Shaw with Iain Ballamy and Jamie Safir Thus 27 May: 7pm and 9pm

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 Thus 27 May: 7pm and 9pm

Louise Gibbs “Love You Madly” 30 May 1.30pm

We celebrate the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn with the classics (and some forgotten masterpieces) that forged jazz – from Mood Indigo, Take the A’ Train, Lush Life to the rarely performed Rhumm Bop (‘Drum is A Woman’) and The Blues (Black, Brown & Beige’). Recreating the trio format of her ‘Love You … Read more Louise Gibbs “Love You Madly” 30 May 1.30pm

Liam Noble “The Long Game” Thus 3 June 7.30pm

For more than two decades pianist Liam Noble has been a key figure on the vibrant British Jazz scene, both as a sideman and leader. The Long Game sees him exploring new territories in his own unique musical world. Working with long term collaborators Tom Herbert and Seb Rochford, Liam has created music that is … Read more Liam Noble “The Long Game” Thus 3 June 7.30pm

June Jazz Cafe and Jam Session @Seven Arts – Sunday 6 June 1.30pm

Come along and sing/play of just watch at the friendliest jazz jam session in town. The JazzLeeds rhythm section will be there to support you, so you can try out all those new tunes and instruments you learnt during lockdown!  Tickets via our JazzLeeds ticketsource  site:   £7/5 – performers free but due to limited numbers … Read more June Jazz Cafe and Jam Session @Seven Arts – Sunday 6 June 1.30pm

Josephine Davis “Satori” 10 June 7.30pm

Josephine Davies – SaxOli Hayhurst – BassJames Maddren – Drums Some great jazz to brighten these odd times from Josephine Davies’s own band following her memorable gig at Seven Arts with the Jensen Sisters in 2019.  is a Coltrane-inspired spiritual jazz trio with a focus on melodic freedom and band interaction led by saxophonist and … Read more Josephine Davis “Satori” 10 June 7.30pm

Ben Powling Quartet – Sunday 13 June 1.30pm

Contemporary jazz featuring Leeds based World Service Project/Vipertime/Mansion of Snakes frontman Ben Powling on sax, with Ben Haskins on guitar, Sam Quintana on bass and Josh Smout on drums. Table service for drinks, teas/coffees & cakes. Please respect the table /chair layout designed for social distancing. Tickets via our JazzLeeds ticketsource site: www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds £10/8 live … Read more Ben Powling Quartet – Sunday 13 June 1.30pm

Byron Wallen “Four Corners” Thus 17 June 7.30pm

Featuring: Byron Wallen – Trumpet / Rob Luft – Guitar / Paul Michael – Bass / Rod Youngs – Drums Byron Wallen is ‘one of the most innovative, exciting and original trumpet players alive’ – Jazzwise Magazine. “Four corners” is a musical journey on which Byron explores issues of ancestry, diasporic journey and cultural roots. … Read more Byron Wallen “Four Corners” Thus 17 June 7.30pm