Future Jazz Leeds Programme

With the uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, we have cancelled our Jazzleeds programme of concerts and festivals at least until the autumn. The Chapel Allerton Arts Festival in September is also cancelled The situation even in the autumn is uncertain given the social distancing restrictions that will undoubtedly be in force then, limiting the … Read more Future Jazz Leeds Programme

Jazz Unlocked – our new monthly radio show on ELFM

Fed up with all this lockdown? Let’s unlock some jazz instead – a new monthly radio show all about jazz in Leeds, Leeds clubs, musicians and jazz fans Welcome to the new weekly Jazz Unlocked programme on East Leeds FM. https://www.chapelfm.co.uk/elfm-player/ Presented by Steve Crocker from Jazz Leeds and engineered by Tony Mauluso from Chapel … Read more Jazz Unlocked – our new monthly radio show on ELFM

Jazz Leeds Lockdown weekly video show on our Vimeo site

We’ve no live jazz on a Sunday afternoon at present so we’ve organised some Jazz Leeds lockdown video programmes of bands from our extensive jazz archives. These are all on our You Tube or our Vimeo channel and all last around one hour. We’d be really interested to hear your views about these – leave … Read more Jazz Leeds Lockdown weekly video show on our Vimeo site

CANCELLED Sun May 31: LCoM Student Union Big Band @ Seven Arts 1.30pm

Leeds College of Music Student Union Big Band has established itself in the city as one of the best big bands, winning prizes at the most recent North of England Big Band competition in Sunderland. Come and see them go through their paces at Seven Arts! Sun May 31 LCoM Student Union Big Band @ … Read more CANCELLED Sun May 31: LCoM Student Union Big Band @ Seven Arts 1.30pm

CANCELLED Sun May 24: “A Great Day in Harlem” – Strictly Smoking Big Band @Seven Arts 1.30pm

A musical tour through the iconic 1958 Harlem Jazz photograph featuring the music of Count Basie, Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Hank Jones, Gene Krupa, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver and many more. A welcome return for Newcastle based Strictly Smokin Big Band too after their storming visit to us a couple of … Read more CANCELLED Sun May 24: “A Great Day in Harlem” – Strictly Smoking Big Band @Seven Arts 1.30pm

CANCELLED Thus May: 14 Ari Hoenig Trio @Seven Arts 8pm

Ari Hoenig drums, Tom Ollendorff guitar, Conor Chaplin bass. Busy top-notch NYC drummer makes a welcome return visit to Leeds with a trio of guitarist Tom Ollendorff and bassist Conor Chaplin. They deliver sharp, streetwise modern jazz that borrows as much from drum ‘n’ bass as much as it does from pristine ECM and dirty … Read more CANCELLED Thus May: 14 Ari Hoenig Trio @Seven Arts 8pm

POSTPONED Thus 7 May: Lukas Oravec Quintet feat. Alex Garnett, 8pm

Lukas Oravec is a wonderful young Slovakian trumpet player who plays and writes with lots of fire and creativity. His music has a distinctive sound as does his playing. Alex Garnett has been one of the leading saxophonists in the UK and Europe for over two decades, being instantly recognized by his dark, husky sound. … Read more POSTPONED Thus 7 May: Lukas Oravec Quintet feat. Alex Garnett, 8pm

CANCELLED Sun May 3 Dom Ingham Quintet @Seven Arts 1.30pm

Sun May 3 Dom Ingham Quintet @Seven Arts £10/8 Dominic Ingham – Violin, Composition Jonny Mansfield – Vibraphone David Swan – Piano, Will Sach – Bass, Boz Martin-Jones – Drums Jazz violinist, singer and composer Dominic Ingham is ‘a rare treat and should be heard live whenever possible’ (Kit Downes), and his compositions have been … Read more CANCELLED Sun May 3 Dom Ingham Quintet @Seven Arts 1.30pm

**** THIS EVENT POSTPONED until Thursday 17 December “Sound of ’59” @Seven Arts 8pm

“Sound of ’59” @Seven Arts 8pm £16/14 Joel Purnell Tenor Saxophone, Jim Corry Alto Saxophone, Mark Chandler Trumpet, Kevin Holbrough Trombone, Jason Scott Piano, Adrian Knowles Double Bass, Caroline Boaden Drums  A welcome back to this group by bassist Adrian Knowles that were such a hit at last year’s Jazz Leeds Festival. Celebrate International Jazz … Read more **** THIS EVENT POSTPONED until Thursday 17 December “Sound of ’59” @Seven Arts 8pm