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

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

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

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

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

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 Sun May 3 Dom Ingham Quintet @Seven Arts 1.30pm

Thus April 30 “Sound of ’59” @Seven Arts 8pm

Thus April 30 “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. … Read more Thus April 30 “Sound of ’59” @Seven Arts 8pm

Sun April 26 @ Seven Arts – College Collection pt2. 1.30pm

Jazz Leeds presents the second afternoon, with three stunning new jazz groups from the Leeds College of Music BA Jazz course. See the stars of tommorow today! Sazati Pete and Nathan Trio Saul Duff’s Ensemble. Tickets £7/5 on the door, or in advance here :https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds/collebge-collection-2020-pt-2/e-lrlzzm Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton Leeds Sun 26 April 1.30pm