Popular voluntary-run jazz promoter based in Chapel Allerton in North Leeds. Winner of the Parliamentary Jazz Award 2016 for best UK jazz club.

Started in 2007 by Steve Crocker and Steve Ross, Jazz Leeds is now one of the major UK jazz promoters, based at Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton Leeds.

We are an arts music charity with a year round programme of over 140 gigs, jazz festivals, jam sessions and workshops. We promote a mixture of international, national and local musicians and a wide range of music from contemporary through to traditional jazz with some blues, latin and big bands as well. 2022 is our 15th birthday year. We won the Parliamentary Jazz award for best UK jazz promoter in 2016.

Our programme includes

  • Evening and Sunday afternoon concerts with international, national and regional jazz artists. 
  • Jazz Cafes where we encourage people to join in.
  • The Leeds Jazz Festival in June at city centre venues 
  • Village Jazz Festival in August/September – part of the Chapel Allerton Arts Festival.
  • Two jazz venues – Seven Arts and The Barn @Meanwood Valley Urban Farm
  • Jazz Workshops for people who want to learn to play jazz and a vocal workshop for singers.

Jazz Leeds charity has a board of trustees including Steve Crocker, Rosemary Holmes, Steve Ross, Jamil Sheriff, Karen Gourlay and Ramesh Narayanan. We currently one  intern, Ben Gilbert, and a large group of volunteer supporters who help us in running our events. We are always looking for help – just come to one of our gigs and offer!

This is our ticket box office site

You can buy tickets for all our upcoming gigs here



Thank you to all participants in the Spring  2022 programme of the jazz vocal workshops! Watch this space for further announcements .


Workshops will start again fortnightly at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm (Barn Sugar Well Rd, Leeds LS7 2QG) on Sunday mornings, 10:30am-12:30pm from Sunday 11 September . Cost per session: £10/8. All instruments and standards welcome – all you need is a wish to learn how to improvise and play jazz tunes. There is a piano available and a drum kit, otherwise please bring your instruments. Limited spaces available. To join – contact the tutor Dominic Moore.

e: Dominic Moore – [email protected]


We acknowledge the support and help from Leeds City Council, Leeds Inspired, Arts at Leeds, Jazz North, Seven Arts and Meanwood Valley Urban Farm. We are a member of the Northern Voluntary Promoters Jazz Network, and you can access their blog here: https://northernjazz-live.blogspot.co.uk/

Contact Information:

JazzLeeds, 11 Gledhow Park Drive, Leeds LS7 4JT

[email protected]

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