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Future Jazz Leeds Programme

Below is a list of our live indoor concerts in the autumn from October onwards (this may change with lockdown issues, do please keep an eye on our website and social media). Our five evening concerts are all confirmed. Some of our Sunday concerts have had to be re arranged and we are still to be confirmed.

All events will be fully distanced, table service and ticket only (tickets are on sale now). There will be one way in and one way out of the Seven Arts venue; each concert will consist of a 75 minute sets length. Due to the limited number of people we can accomodate in the venue we have arranged for some of our artists to perform two concerts – an earlier and a later one, which are bookable separately. All concerts will be at Seven Arts, with the Inkwell venue remaining closed.

Sun 4 Oct afternoon at Seven Arts – James O’Hara with the Bluebirds
Featuring popular blues singer and guitarist James O Hara, the local legend that is Cleve Frecketon on vocals and keyboard, John Burr on harmonica, Barkley McKay keyboard and guitar, Courtny Thomas bass and Gordon Kilroy drums.  There will be two separate performances of an hour each for this popular gig. Performance times at 1.30pm and 3.15pm. Tickets for each performance £10/8two concerts starting at 1.30pm and 3pm  

Sun 11 Oct afternoon at Seven Arts – “Means and Ends”  – an organ Jazz combo featuring  Ben Lowman sax, Jamie Taylor guitar, Martin Longhawn organ and Steve Hanley drums. Laid back grooves and hard swinging Blue Note tunes plus some Oscar Peterson standards
One performance from 1.30pm. £10/8 one concert starting at 1.30pm

Sun 18 Oct afternoon at Seven Arts – “Catimba” Latin Jazz with Raquel Alvaro, Vincente Margueles piano, Andy Leggett bass, Brendan Bache drums One performance from 1.30pm. £10/8 one concert starting 1.30pm

Sun Oct 25 afternoon at Seven Arts – Henry Botham . Henry is one of the UK’s leading solo Stride, Blues and New Orleans pianists
One performance from 1.30pm. £10/8 one concert starting 1.30pm

Thus 29 Oct Fergus Mcreadie Trio evening at Seven Arts – Fergus McCreadie: piano; David Bowden: bass; Stephen Henderson: drums £14/12
Our first evening concert of the autumn will feature Fergus McCreadie, a phenomenal young pianist and his trio is one of the most exciting young groups in European jazz at the moment. They were the winner of Album of the Year in the 2019 UK Parliamentary Jazz Awards for their album “Turas”. The trio concerts have earned five-star reviews and an invitation to appear at Ronnie Scotts’ International Piano Trio festival. They have also featured at Oslo and Stockholm Jazz Festivals.  Playing music that reflects the Scottish landscape and traditions while honouring the American and Nordic jazz legacies, they brought audiences to their feet across Northern Europe during their Spring ’19 tour. “Simply outstanding” – Jazzwise. “Think Erik Satie running on Islay Malt rather than Absinthe” – The Scotsman, 5* review of Turas.  “real personality … lucidly atmospheric … fire and virtuosity” – The Times www.fergusmccreadie.co.uk/
There will be two separate performances of this popular gig
two concerts starting at 7pm and 9pm

Sun Nov 1 afternoon at Seven Arts 1.30pm – to be confirmed

Sun Nov 8 afternoon at Seven Arts 1.30pm – to be confirmed

Thus 12 Nov Ian Shaw, Ian Ballamy, Jamie Safir “What’s New” – two evening concerts at 7pm and 9pm

Sun Nov 15 afternoon at Seven Arts Jamie Taylor with Universal Time – one concert at 1.30pm

Sun Nov 22 afternoon at Seven Arts 1.30pm to be confirmed

Thus 26 Nov Josephine Davis “Satori” evening at Seven Arts – two evening concerts at 7pm and 9pm

Sun Nov 29 Louise Gibbs “Love You Madly” afternoon at Seven Arts 1.30pm. one concert at 1.30pm

Thus 3 Dec Nigel Price and Wes Reimagined’ Thursday evening – two evening concerts at 7pm and 9pm

Sun Dec 6 Sunday afternoon at Inkwell latin Jazz with Sontuno one concert at 1.30pm

Sun Dec 13 Sunday afternoon at Seven Arts 1.30pm to be confirmed

Thus 17 Dec Jazz Xmas Party – Adrian Knowles and Sound of 59 two evening concerts at 7pm and 9pm


2021 programme

We are working on a full programme for 2021 and are still planning to hold a Jazz Leeds Festival in 2021 – provisional dates July 16-18th

Two specific concert dates have been put back – the Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra concert has now been put back until Thursday 7 October 2021 and Mike Walker Quintet with Hermine Deurloo (hca) Alice Zawadzki, (vcl, violin), Asaf Sirkus (perc) Les Chisnall (piano) and Mike Walker guitar has been deferred until 26th May 2022




We have seven evening concerts this Spring so why not buy a bargain season ticket -see all of them and support JAZZLEEDS! £85 full price/£75 concessions, 25’s and under half price.


on second and fourth Monday each month evening led by Tessa Smith @Inkwell Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton. 7-9pm, £6 per session £30 for the series e: [email protected]


on first and third Sundays each month @Inkwell 10.00- 12.00pm, cost £10 (or £8 conc) per session. e: j[email protected] 

Tel 0113 2370700.


We acknowledge the support and help from Leeds City Council, Leeds Inspired, Jazz North, Seven Arts and Inkwell. We are a member of NorVolJazz – the Northern Voluntary Promoters Jazz Network – blog https://northernjazz-live.blogspot.co.uk/


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