JazzLeeds’ part in the 

Leeds Jazz Festival 2022

As part of the 2022 Leeds Jazz Festival (June 1-12th 2022) JazzLeeds presented a series of international gigs at Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton, Howard Assembly Room, The Wardrobe, The Cookridge Street Festival Tent and elsewhere in the city with artists from Europe and the USA as well as the best of Leeds.

“Bird Migration” is a 13-piece ensemble led by Austrian pianist Hans Koller established to celebrate the 100th anniversary Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker. American Saxophonist Michael Moore plays cutting edge jazz of openness and excitement with very special sense of humour with a trio of John Pope on bass and Johnny Hunter on drums. JazzLeeds partnered with Howard Assembly Room to present Issie Barratt’s “Interchange”, an exciting and creative initiative designed to champion ten of the nation’s most innovative composers and improvisers, including trombonist Rosie Turton, cellist Shirley Smart, pianist Zoe Rahman and Leeds’s own Caroline Boaden on drums. “Reciprocity” is an all-star international quartet inspired by the music of Pat Metheny led by French drummer Olivier Le Goas and featuring a rare UK appearance by Doncaster born pianist John Escreet with rising-star American guitarist Nir Felder and bassist Chris Tordini.

Our festival concerts also featured the best of Leeds – with Ubunye, a vibrant seven-piece Afro Jazz/dance band, an inspirational bsic and afro pop, Dan Barker-Bey, local sax/flute hero and young singer Amy Clark with her all-star quartet. The Festival tent featured bands including Alligator Gumbo, Os Caras, Blues Spectrum, Hyo Jung, and Olivia Cuttill.

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You can buy tickets for all our upcoming gigs here



Thank you to all participants in the Spring  2022 programme of the jazz vocal workshops! Watch this space for further announcements .


Workshops will start again fortnightly at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm (Barn Sugar Well Rd, Leeds LS7 2QG) on Sunday mornings, 10:30am-12:30pm from Sunday 11 September . Cost per session: £10/8. All instruments and standards welcome – all you need is a wish to learn how to improvise and play jazz tunes. There is a piano available and a drum kit, otherwise please bring your instruments. Limited spaces available. To join – contact the tutor Dominic Moore.

e: Dominic Moore – [email protected]


We acknowledge the support and help from Leeds City Council, Leeds Inspired, Arts at Leeds, Jazz North, Seven Arts and Meanwood Valley Urban Farm. We are a member of the Northern Voluntary Promoters Jazz Network, and you can access their blog here: https://northernjazz-live.blogspot.co.uk/

Contact Information:

JazzLeeds, 11 Gledhow Park Drive, Leeds LS7 4JT

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