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General news

New name - new website!


It’s 10 years since Seven Jazz started in 2007 at Seven Arts. Since then we’ve put on around 1000 bands, developed a jazz workshop programme for instrumentalists, started the Jazz Voices Choir, started a new jazz venue at Inkwell, run the Village Jazz Festival as part of the Chapel Allerton Festival and last year for the first time ran a Day of Jazz in Millennium Square. We’ve picked up a couple of awards on the way which we are very proud about – the from Jazz Yorkshire in 2012 and from the UK Parliamentary Jazz award in 2016 both for best jazz club.

 We have exciting plans for the future.  We're changing the name of the club from Seven Jazz to JazzLeeds to reflect our new ambition, we're setting up a new charity to raise money for the development of the jazz in the city and providing something that will last into the future and last (but not least) we'll be running a new six day jazz festival in the centre of Leeds July 20-26 at the Wardrobe, Leeds College of Music and Millennium Square.

Our new website (from January 2018) is, our new facebook address is @jazzleeds and our new twitter account is @jazz_leeds - come and join us at these new places!!  

Dolly James at Rush Hour Jazz @Seven Arts Wed 21 Feb 6pm

February Rush Hour jazz features jazz vocalist Dolly James

Dolly James has had a varied career as a singer, working with Andy Sheppard, performing on Jools Holland’s show, undertaking a world tour with Simply Red and winning second place in the Yamaha International Musicians at the Marquee in London. Her band have also performed at Womad and undertaken a residency at Ronnie Scotts. Now we’re pleased to see her at Rush Hour jazz performing her favourite tunes from the jazz standards repertoire with the JazzLeeds trio

PAYF bucket collection, Music starts 6pm finishes 7pm

Advance notice - March's Rush Hour Jazz will be  on Wed Mar 21 and features Leeds trumpeter and big band leader Tom Sharp

Rush Hour Jazz with Dolly James is @Seven Arts Wed 21 Feb 6-7pm 



Grab a bargain season tickets for Spring 2018!

Your chance to snap up a bargain! Get 25% off all seven of our evening Seven Jazz concerts this spring 2018. For £89(full) or £79 (concessionary) you get seven international evening jazz concerts as follows - all at Seven Arts !

Thus 18 Jan Doors 7.30pm                           Trish Clowes “My Iris” support from Jasmine Whalley Quintet

Thus 8 Feb Doors 7.30pm                             Mark Lockheart’s “Malija” support from Ricardo Alverez Quartet

Thus 8 Mar Doors 7.30pm                             Georgia Mancio/Kate Williams Quartet support from Alžbeta Turčányiová group

Thus 22 Mar Doors 7.30pm                          Derek Nash Acoustic Quartet with support

Thus 19 April Doors 7.30pm                         Tom Ridout’s “No Excuses” with support

Friday 4 May Doors 7.30pm                         Stan Sultzmann with “VEIN” trio support from Ozzy Moysey  Ancient Infinity Orchestra

Thus 17 May Doors 7.30pm                          Darius Brubeck Quartet with support from Alex Fisher trio (Alex on sax, Sam Williams bass and Jordan Henderson drums)

Buy our bargain season ticket or any tickets for our concerts at one of our gigs or online here-

Limited number available so buy soon! Support live music and support JazzLeeds!

Joyce Bryant - Inkwell Jazz Divas Sat 3 Feb 2018 1.30pm

Joyce Bryant- February's Inkwell Jazz Diva

Joyce Bryant with the JazzLeeds trio

Popular jazz Leeds based Joyce Bryant appears for the first time at the Inkwell cafe in the Inkwell Divas series with a fine swinging jazz band comprising guitarist, Will Powell, one of the stars of the Leeds jazz scene,  JazzLeeds Steve Crocker on bass and Jazz workshop tutor Dom Moore on drums. 

Free gig - payf collection

@Inkwell Cafe Saturday 3 Feb 2018 1.30-3.30pm