Back Chat Brass – Seven Arts Courtyard Sunday 25 July 1.30pm

1 band. 8 instruments. Infinite fun. Rooted in pop, funk and hip hop, our brassy beats give soul to Seven Arts courtyard. Since 2016, they’ve been wreaking havoc in venues around the world, coaxing even the stubbornest of dance-phobics from their seats with our signature take on your go-to hits. The only thing that keeps … Read more Back Chat Brass – Seven Arts Courtyard Sunday 25 July 1.30pm

Abtuse @Seven Arts Courtyard Sunday 1 August 1.30pm

Brian Whittington (Tenor Sax), Alex Celic  (Trumpet / Flugel), Trevor Prinn ( Bass), Josh Steven (Drums), HyoKyung Jung (Guitar), Ruben Maric (Keys), with guest vocalist Rebecca McSharry With their origins  in Jazz Leeds jazz workshops, and a changing lineup of well known local musicians, Abtuse have been playing around the Leeds and Yorkshire scene for … Read more Abtuse @Seven Arts Courtyard Sunday 1 August 1.30pm

Rush Hour Jazz – John Scully, Wednesday August 4, 6pm

Jon Scully is a trumpet player from Leeds, who plays in the classic style of Armstrong and Eldridge. Frequently heard with the Big Easy swing band , Jon enjoys both jazz and orchestral music. Tonight he’ll play some of his favourite jazz tunes with the Jazz Leeds [email protected] Arts – in the bar 6-7.15pm PAYF … Read more Rush Hour Jazz – John Scully, Wednesday August 4, 6pm

John Settle’s “Vibeology” at Seven Arts Courtyard, Sunday 8 August 1.30pm

Jazz, Blues, Funk and Latin from this vibraphone led group that features members of New York Brass Band, The New Mastersounds and The Haggis Horns Playing the music of Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson, Cal Tjader, Jimmy Smith, John Patton, Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell and many more. Courtyard if dry, inside if wet. Line up: Al … Read more John Settle’s “Vibeology” at Seven Arts Courtyard, Sunday 8 August 1.30pm

The Flying High Band @Seven Arts Courtyard 15 August

On Sunday afternoon 15 August – The Flying High Band. Formed at the Chapel Allerton Festival in 2020 and still getting dates! Jazz and swing from the tradition with Jon Taylor sax, Andy Henderson trumpet, Cathy Ibberson  sax, Jim Wright banjos, Steve Crocker bass and Paul Smith drums and washboard. Seven Arts Courtyard if dry, … Read more The Flying High Band @Seven Arts Courtyard 15 August

Imaji – at Seven Arts Courtyard, Sunday 22 August 1.30pm

John Meikle is the drummer with the band Suppertime, who so impressed us with their support set for the Emilia Martensson concert last year. John has formed a great trio with Tom Richardson and James Hobbis who play alto sax and tuba respectively. He is really passionate about bringing Tubas back into jazz here in … Read more Imaji – at Seven Arts Courtyard, Sunday 22 August 1.30pm

Jennie Smith and Jon Chamberlain at Seven Arts Courtyard Sunday 29 August 1.30pm

Jenny Smith is a professional and versatile vocalist, and though rooted in jazz and popular music she effortlessly moves between various genres and styles. Jenny’s career highlights include: recording her début album ‘Love Holds Strong’; radio appearances on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Leeds, York and Lincolnshire as well as singing backing vocals for … Read more Jennie Smith and Jon Chamberlain at Seven Arts Courtyard Sunday 29 August 1.30pm

Lukáš Oravec Quintet feat. Alex Garnett @Seven Arts Thursday 2 Sept 7.30pm

Lukáš 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 Lukáš Oravec Quintet feat. Alex Garnett @Seven Arts Thursday 2 Sept 7.30pm

Jazz and Blues Sunday picnic, Sunday 5 Sept 1-6pm Gledhow Sports Club Field

Chapel Allerton Festival is on the move. Our beloved street venue will see us back soon but doesn’t suit any sort of social distancing, even reduced measures that may well be in place by late summer. But we will not been bowed by the new normal! Over Festival weekend (Sept 4-5) we will be holding … Read more Jazz and Blues Sunday picnic, Sunday 5 Sept 1-6pm Gledhow Sports Club Field

Nic Svarc Jazz Quartet Sunday 12 Sept 1.30pm

Best known for his hard hitting jazz funk and blues guitar, Nic Svarc is also a fine contemporary jazz player, and to prove it he’s organised a superb group for our Sunday afternoon JazzLeeds session featuring Dave Walsh (drums) Jeff Guntren (sax) and Richard Hammond (bass). Prepare to be surprised! Nik Svarc is Graduate of … Read more Nic Svarc Jazz Quartet Sunday 12 Sept 1.30pm