Zoe Gilby vocals, Andy Champion d-bass Mark Williams guitar, Russ Morgan drums. Zoe Gilby celebrates International Women’s Day presenting an engaging repertoire of story-telling and atmosphere, an adventurous blend of contemporary composers from Kate Bush to Pink Floyd and the sensitive treatment of jazz standards. Zoe won this year’s Parliamentary Jazz Award for best UK … Read more Sun Mar 8: Zoe Gilby Quartet @Seven Arts 1.30pm
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
Eirik Svela – guitar, Anna Chandler sax, Hakon Norby Bjorgo bass, John Arnesen drums Now back in his native Norway after a long stint in the UK, jazz guitarist Eirik Svela is establishing himself as an important voice amongst a new generation of jazz musicians in Oslo. In March 2018 he recorded his debut album … Read more Sun March 1: “Conception” – The Eirik Svela Quartet @Inkwell 1.30pm
Ed Kainyek sax, Richard Harrold pno, Will Graham drums and John Sandham bass The bluesy funky sax of Ed Kainyek, an alumnus of the Leeds Jazz Rock Orchestra now based in Manchester. Ed cites Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson and Grover Washington as key influences on his playing, although his sound is truly his own. As … Read more Sun Feb 23: Ed Kainyek Quartet @Seven Arts 1.30pm
There may be some returns if you live near and want to come down and check … Ethan Iverson piano; Martin Speake: sax; Calum Gourlay bass Jorge Rossy drums. A superb quartet fronted by two of the most original improvisers on either side of the Atlantic. US pianist Ethan Iverson (one of New York’s finest … Read more TONIGHT’S CONCERT TONIGHT with Martin Speake International Quartet is now SOLD OUT.
Nine-piece band who have been performing together for over twenty years. Blues, jazz soul, music from Etta James to Tom Jones, the Blues brothers to Dusty Springfield, Motown and much more in between. Brass: trumpet, Kate Liddington, Sax Cathy Ibberson, trombone Jonathan Glahome Chris Wood and Barkley McKay guitars, John Layton Bass, Steve Mulllarky drums … Read more Sun Feb 9: THIS AFTERNOON’s CONCERT IS NOW SOLD OUT Soul Surgeons @Seven Arts 1.30pm
Emilia Martensson: vocals; Luca Boscagin: guitar; Fulvio Sigurta: trumpet/electronics; Sam Lasserson: bass; Adriano Adewale: percussion Over the last decade, Swedish jazz singer Emilia Mårtensson has built a well-deserved reputation as one of the most exciting young vocalists on the European jazz scene and she was awarded ‘Vocalist of the Year-2016′ at the UK Parliamentary Jazz … Read more THIS EVENING’s CONCERT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Thus Feb 6: Emilia Mårtensson Group @Seven Arts 8pm
Rush Hour jazz goes twice a month from 4 Feb! For this first Wednesday, Sarah Henderson will be singing and playing for you. She’ll be performing familiar-and-not-so-familiar songs from Great American Songbook accompanied by Trev Prinn and the JazzLeeds trio. Sarah Henderson vocals and flute Will Powell guitar, Trev Prinn bass, Dom Moore drums Chill … Read more Sarah Henderson @Rush Hour Jazz 4 Feb