With the uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, we have cancelled our Jazzleeds programme of concerts and festivals at least until the autumn including our jazz workshop and choir. The Chapel Allerton Arts Festival is also cancelled in September. We are hoping however to restart with some small scale afternoon concerts in the courtyard at Seven Arts starting 5 July.
The situation beyond that depends in part on the social distancing restrictions that will undoubtedly be in force then, limiting the number of people who can attend concerts. It also depends whether we get large enough audiences to be able to pay the bands. Our Inkwell venue is also unlikely to open for live events before September.
In the meantime we are doing weekly online broadcasts from our extensive jazz archives (every Sunday afternoon) and a monthly magazine jazz radio show about Jazz in Leeds on ELFM including live sessions from bands – see details elsewhere on this website.
Below is a provisional list of live concerts in the autumn from October onwards – this is subject to change. Tickets will go on sale during July 2020, or when the events are confirmed
Sun 4 Oct Sunday afternoon at Inkwell Suppertime
Sun 11 Oct Pete Johnson Brodie Jarvie and Steve Hanley Sunday afternoon at Inkwell 1.30pm
Mini Jazz Piano Festival @Seven Arts
Sun 18 Oct John Colliani Trio Sunday afternoon at Seven Arts 1.30pm
Sun Oct 25 Andrew McCormack solo Sunday afternoon at Seven 1.30pm
Thus 29 Oct Fergus Mcreadie Trio Thursday evening at Seven Arts 8pm
Sun Nov 1 Tango jazz with Martin Alvarado piano and vocals, Eero Koivistoinen, and Alexi Tuomarila Sunday afternoon at Seven Arts 1.30pm
Sun Nov 8 Sunday afternoon at Inkwell Daisy George Trio with Will Barry and Jay Davis
Thus 12 Nov Ian Shaw, Ian Ballamy, Jamie Safir “What’s New” evening concert (re arranged from March 8pm)
Sun Nov 15 Jamie Taylor with US guitarist John Stowell Sunday afternoon at Seven 1.30pm
Sun Nov 22 Tori Freestone Trio Sunday afternoon at Seven 1.30pm
Thus 26 Nov Josephine Davis “Satori” Thursday evening at Seven 8pm
Sun Nov 29 Louise Gibbs “Love You Madly” Sunday afternoon at Seven Arts 1.30pm – (rescheduled from March)
Thus 3 Dec Nigel Price and “Wes Reimagined’ Thursday evening at 8pm
Sun Dec 6 Sunday afternoon at Inkwell Catimba
Sun Dec 13 About Time – Malcolm Strachan sextet 1.30pm Sunday afternoon at Seven
Thus 17 Dec Jazz Xmas Party – Adrian Knowles and Sound of 59 – Thursday evening at Seven Arts (re arranged from April 8pm)
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 originally scheduled for March 2020 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 provisionally booked in on 27th May has been deferred until 26th May 2022