Ian Shaw with Iain Ballamy and Jamie Safir:- new date 27 May 2021

Big-hitter vocalist Ian Shaw, urbane saxophonist and composer Iain Ballamy, and in-demand pianist Jamie Safir perform in Leeds as part of their “What’s New” tour. One of the world’s finest male jazz vocalists, Ian Shaw, teams up with legendary UK saxophonist, Iain Ballamy (who has played with Hermeto Pascoal, Loose Tubes, Norma Winstone) and irrepressibly … Read more Ian Shaw with Iain Ballamy and Jamie Safir:- new date 27 May 2021

Louise Gibbs “Love You Madly” -new date 9 May 2021

Louise Gibbs celebrate the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn with the classics that forged jazz (and some forgotten masterpieces) from Mood Indigo to Rhum Bop. Louise Gibbs is a jazz vocalist, composer/arranger, educator and writer.  She continues to negotiate the three-way pull between being a musician, a teacher and researcher for her more … Read more Louise Gibbs “Love You Madly” -new date 9 May 2021

“Sound of ’59” -New date April 29

“Sound of ’59” @Seven Arts 7pm £14/12 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. They celebrate a … Read more “Sound of ’59” -New date April 29

Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra: Thus 7 October 2021 @Seven Arts 7pm

Julian Siegel: tenor sax, bass clarinet; Tori Freestone: tenor sax, flute; Karen Sharp: baritone/tenor sax, clarinet; Gareth Lochrane: flute, alto flute; Paul Jones: alto sax, flute; Andy Schofield: alto/soprano sax, flute; Trumpets: Henry Lowther, Tom Walsh, Nick Smart, James Copus; Trombones: Gordon Campbell, Richard Henry, Harry Maund, Ollie Martin; Nikki Iles: conductor/piano/accordion; Mike Walker: guitar; … Read more Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra: Thus 7 October 2021 @Seven Arts 7pm

Christmas Cafe and Jazz Jam session – cancelled

It’s Christmas and (hopefully) we’ll still putting on live jazz at Seven Arts! 20 December is an afternoon jam session and a chance to come and see some of your favourite local musicians playing and/or singing for you in a relaxed setting – come and watch, or join in yourself! There will be a rhythm … Read more Christmas Cafe and Jazz Jam session – cancelled

Helping Our Bands And Musicians

With all jazz venues now closed because of the coronavirus, musicians and singers have seen their main source of income suddenly cease. Most musicians rely on gig money to survive and even those with teaching jobs or other supplementary incomes will be finding it difficult to support themselves during this self-isolation period. Many musicians have … Read more Helping Our Bands And Musicians

Sarah Henderson @Rush Hour Jazz 4 Feb

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

Sun Jan 26 Gary Boyle Quartet @Seven Arts 1.30pm

Gary Boyle guitar Andrzej Baranek piano, Ed Harrison, bass Jonathan Hartley drums Funky jazz-rock mixed with bebop from fusion guitar legend and ex Isotope bandleader Gary Boyle who has an impressive pedigree as a session player, sideman, band leader and solo artist Gary was born in India – his family moved to England when he … Read more Sun Jan 26 Gary Boyle Quartet @Seven Arts 1.30pm

THIS AFTERNOON’s CONCERT IS NOW SOLD OUT Sun Jan 12 Emily Brown quintet @Seven Arts 1.30pm

Emily Brown vocals with Jon Taylor sax, Ed Barnwell piano, Fergus Quill bass Caroline Boaden drums. Emily Brown is an experienced jazz singer with a gift for harmonic risk-taking and accessing emotional depth in a song. You can expect to hear jazz, blues, soul & some ear-opening detours – all classics but delivered in Emily’s … Read more THIS AFTERNOON’s CONCERT IS NOW SOLD OUT Sun Jan 12 Emily Brown quintet @Seven Arts 1.30pm