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Sing or play jazz @Seven Jazz this Spring!

Learn to play jazz! Our 7jazz instrumental workshops are moving! From January 2017 they will be held at @Inkwell 31 Potternewton Lane Leeds LS73LW on SUNDAY MORNINGS 10-12pm. Starts Sun Jan 15th

Cost £10/£8 concession and meet fortnightly prior to the Sunday gig we have at Inkwell. Tutors are Dom Moore (pictured) and Tom Sharp

Watch out for more dates! Details from Jean Watson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;

Come and sing jazz with the Seven Jazz Voices choir led by Tessa Smith! Our Spring season 2017 starts rehearsals at Inkwell Arts 31 Potternewton Lane Chapel Allerton, West Yorkshire, LS7 3LE (the old Shoulder of Mutton pub) from Monday January 9th 7-9pm.

There are five rehearsals as follows

January 9 2017

  • January 23
  • February 13
  • February 27
  • March 13

Cost £5 per person or £20 for the series

The  performance at the end will be good fun – at Seven Arts in the evening of March 23rd 8-8.30pm supporting “Glow Quartet” led by Trish Clowes (tenor sax) and Gareth Williams (piano). I do hope you can join us. 

We don't have auditions - if you like singing and like jazz just come along! Details from Steve Crocker <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;

Mojo78 Big Band

Following a successful autumn the new Seven Jazz - linked Mojo78 Big Band is set to continue in spring! Led by Dave Evans it meets most Thursdays 7pm at Gledhow Sports and Social Club Gledhow Lane, Leeds LS8 1NQ. If you are interested in joining the band contact Dave on <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Seven Jazz Leeds Gig Listing Spring 2017

Cleveland Watkiss: the Music of Duke Ellington- Seven Arts 9 March 2017

For more information click the website links on the artist name below:

8-1-17 Dave Mannington’s “Riff Raff”

“This band grooves like hell, with some thick mercurial riffs – full of stops, starts, and turns yet rocking in the grip of a savage momentum.” JAZZWISE.  @SEVEN ARTS, Leeds on Sunday 8 January 2017 from 1:30PM to 4:00PM Ticket Price: £10/8 conc

15-1-17 New Year Jazz Jam
Bring your horn or your voice and join in our New Year jam session – or just come along and watch the fun! @INKWELL ARTS Leeds on Sun 15 Jan 2017, 1:30PM to 4pm Ticket Price: £7/5 conc

19-1-17 Jim Hart’s Cloudmakers Trio “Five”
Cloudmakers Trio ‘Five’ is a new project from vibes man Jim Hart featuring special guests Antonin-Tri Hoang (France) on Alto sax and Clarinet and Hannes Reipler on Guitar (Austria). @SEVEN ARTS Leeds on Thursday 19 January 2017 from 8:00pm to 11:00pm. Ticket Price: £16/14 conc

22-1-17 Sam Dunn’s “Perpetual Motion Machine”
A dynamic mixture of jazz, rock, funk and ambient soundscapes. This band will have you on the edge of your seats.
SEVEN ARTS, Leeds on Sunday 22 January 2017 from 1:30PM to 4:00PM Ticket Price: £10/8 conc

29-1-17 Leeds University Union Jazz Orchestra
22-piece orchestra which plays a wide variety of dance band/big band repertoire including swing, funk and jazz.
SEVEN ARTS, Leeds on Sunday 29 January 2017 From 1:30PM to 4:00PM Ticket Price: £10/8 conc

5-2-17 February Jazz Jam
Bring your horn or your voice and join in our February jam session – or just come along and watch the fun!
INKWELL ARTS Leeds on Sun 5 Feb 2017, from 1:30PM to 4pm Ticket Price: £7/5 conc

9-2-17 New York saxman Seamus Blake
A warm welcome back to Seven Jazz for New York based saxophonist/composer Seamus Blake, recognized as one of the finest exponents of contemporary jazz.
SEVEN ARTS, Leeds on Thursday February 9 2017 From 8:00pm to 11:00pm Ticket Price:£16/14 conc

12-2-17 Nikki Allen and "Orca"
Expect some jazz and funk from her new band featuring Rod Mason on saxes
INKWELL ARTS Leeds on Sun February12 2017, from 1:30PM to 4pm Ticket Price: £9/7 conc

19-2-17 Alex Munk’s “Flying Machines”
Flying Machines fuse rock guitar improve. with anthemic melodies and lusciously textured soundscapes.
SEVEN ARTS, Leeds on Sunday February 19 2017 from 1:30PM to 4:00PM Ticket Price: £10/8 conc

23-2-17 Dave Kane’s Magic YaYa Band
Bassist Dave Kane’s new octet has a great groove and feature punchy and brassy unison passages. It’ll be great fun with something of a party atmosphere
SEVEN ARTS, Leeds on Thursday February 23 2017 8:00pm to 11:00pm Ticket Price: £16/14 conc

26-2-17 Eastgate Big Band play Michael Jackson
Leeds' very own all-star 19-piece band play your favourite Michael Jackson hits from the classic albums
SEVEN ARTS, Leeds on Sunday February 26 2017 from 1:30PM to 4:00PM Ticket Price:£10/8 conc

5-3-17 Alice Higgins and “Tiptoe”
Tiptoe offer a fresh soulful perspective on the music of Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, r&b and soul
INKWELL ARTS Leeds on Sun 5 March 2017, 1:30PM to 4pm Ticket Price: £9/7 conc

9-3-17 Music of Duke Ellington - Cleveland Watkiss/Tom Harrison
A joyful celebration of the music of the jazz legend Duke Ellington and his long-time collaborator Billy Strayhorn
SEVEN ARTS, Leeds on Thursday March 9 2017 from 8:00pm to 11:00pm Ticket Price: £18/16 conc

12-3-17 The Latin “ALL DONE BY 7” featuring Toco Madera
An early evening entertainment of Latin music and jazz
SEVEN ARTS, Leeds on Sunday March 12 2017 from 4PM to 7:00PM Ticket Price: £10/8 conc

19-3-17 March Jazz Jam
Bring your horn or your voice and join in our March jam session – or just come along and watch the fun!
INKWELL ARTS Leeds on Sun 19 Mar 2017, from 1:30PM to 4pm Ticket Price: £7/5 conc

23-3-17 Glow Quartet feat Trish Clowes and Gareth Williams
Bringing different generations and styles of musicians together, playing arrangements of standards plus originals by Trish and Gareth
SEVEN ARTS, Leeds on Thursday March 23 2017 from 8:00pm to 11:00pm Ticket Price: £16/14 conc

26-3-17 Elliot Galvin Trio
Three young, exciting improvisers who blend a multitude of styles to create something truly original
SEVEN ARTS, Leeds on Sunday March 26 2017 from 1:30PM to 4:00PM Ticket Price: £10/8 conc

2-4-17 April Jazz Cafe
Bring your horn or your voice and join in our Spring Jazz Café – The jazz workshop band will be there too. Come along and watch the fun!
INKWELL ARTS Leeds on Sun 2 April 2017, from 1:30PM to 4pm Ticket Price: £7/5 conc

9-4-17 Jay Davis’s Big Bad Wolf
Big Bad Wolf have developed a unique way to bridge the gap between improvised music and contemporary pop/rock styles.
SEVEN ARTS, Leeds on Sunday April 9 2017 from 1:30PM to 4:00PM Ticket Price: £10/8 conc

16-4-17 Georgina Barr and Brendan Duffy
Leeds singer Georgina Barr makes a welcome return to Inkwell with her own brand of swinging jazz singing with Brendan Duffy on saxophone
INKWELL ARTS Leeds on Easter Sunday April 16 2017, from 1:30PM to 4pm Ticket Price: £9/7 conc

23-4-17 The Electric “ALL DONE BY 7” featuring ElecTrio and Svarc-Hanley-Longhawn
An early evening of electric jazz from the hot and steamy, edgy, nasty Electro Trio and the funk-fusion of Nic Svarc
SEVEN ARTS, Leeds on Sunday April 23 2017 from 4PM to 7:00PM Ticket Price: £10/8 conc

27-4-17 Dudley Nesbitt + Leeds College of Music Jazz orchestra
A programme of big band arrangements showcasing the Jazz pan of our own Dudley Nesbitt
SEVEN ARTS, Leeds on Thursday April 27 2017 from 8:00pm to 11:00pm Ticket Price: £16/14 conc

30-4-17 International Jazz Day with The Flycats
Celebrate international jazz day with swing music of The Duke, Cootie Williams, Pete Johnson, Frankie Newton and Charlie Christian
SEVEN ARTS, Leeds on Sunday April 30 2017 from 1:30PM to 4:00PM Ticket Price: £10/8 conc

Presented by Seven Jazz, Parliamentary Jazz Award winners, UK best jazz club 2016

More details www.sevenjazz.co.uk
Tickets https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sevenjazzleeds

Terri Shaltiel and Esmond Selwyn - Inkwell Divas Sat 1 April 2017 1.30pm.

 

Terri Shaltiel and Esmond Selwyn duo

Israeli born, with Spanish/Turkish heritage alongside a Yorkshire accent, songstress Terri Shaltiel has been touring the gig circuit for a few years to critical acclaim. Described by Ian Shaw as 'a phenomenal soul blues singer - world class' and Craig Charles (BBC Radio, Funk and Soul Show) as having 'Cool tunes and what a great voice!'  

Esmond Selwyn has long been recognised as one of the UK's greatest performing jazz guitarists and jazz educators. He has appeared on the same bill as Elvin Jones, Charlie Byrd and has personally accompanied American jazz giants Art Farmer, Al Cohn and Jimmy Witherspoon.

Free gig - PAYF 

@Inkwell Cafe Saturday 1 April 2017 1.30-3.30pm 

Ros Lewis at Rush Hour Jazz @Seven Arts Wed 15 March 6pm

Ros Lewis launched her most recent album at Seven Arts in 2015. On Wed early evening 15th March she's back in the Seven bar as part of our Rush Hour Jazz series with a fine swinging jazz band comprising the Seven Jazz trio - guitarist Will Powell, Steve Crocker on bass and Dom Moore on drums. Dave Lewis will be guesting on trombone too. All topped-off by the infectious joy-filled voice of Ros Lewis.

Music starts 6pm finishes 7pm

PAYF bucket collection

Ros Lewis is at Rush Hour Jazz @Seven Arts Wed 15 March  6-7pm 

Seven Jazz wins Jazz Venue of the Year in 2016 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

Hi Seven Jazz supporters!!

Thanks to everyone for all your kind messages about is winning the Parliamentary Jazz award on Tuesday 10 May. We want to dedicate it to the whole the jazz community in the North- especially those voluntary jazz promoters that keep the scene going and all the talented musicians creating amazing music.

The jazz community is so important - it "helps people come together across seemingly unbridgeable divides" - Barack Obama  on international jazz day a few days ago.

So here's to the future - lots of new ideas and projects - and lots of fun!

Regards

Steve Crocker
Seven Jazz Leeds