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General news

VILLAGE JAZZ FESTIVAL Friday 1- Sunday 3 September


Welcome to the second Village Jazz Festival, part of the Chapel Allerton Arts Festival 2017. Get your tickets for our two evening performances at Seven Arts on Friday and Saturday and get in the party mood with Leeds bassist Dave Kane’s Magic Ya Ya Band and enjoy a swinging jazz quartet led by top UK saxman Dave O’Higgins. There will also be free bands in The Woods and Inkwell on Saturday afternoon so grab some refreshment and enjoy the music! Then finish off the weekend on Sunday afternoon at Regent Street for more jazz, funk and blues on the main festival stage!  

Ticketed events @Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Road LS7 3PD 8-11pm

Friday 1 September : Magic Ya Ya Band Dave Kane’s new group have a great groove, energy and attractive textures. It’ll be great fun with something of a party atmosphere.

Dave Kane - electric bass & composer. Chris Sharkey – guitar, Matt Bourne – keys, Si Kaylor & James Mainwaring - tenor saxes Ollie Dover - Bari sax. Joost Hendrickx & Sam Hobbs - drums.

Tickets £12/10 concessions NUS £5

Saturday 2 September: Dave O’Higgins Quartet. Saxophonist Dave O’Higgins is one of the most prolific and creative jazz musicians in the UK and his quartet plays some of the most swinging music you will hear. Support is from Peter Rosser’s “Monk”” trio.

Dave O’Higgins saxes, Graham Harvey piano, Geoff Gascoyne bass, Sebastian de Krom drums 

Dave and the band are doing a masterclass at 5pm cost £5

Tickets £12/10 concessions NUS £5

Free events: Saturday 2 September 12-4pm @The Woods, 5 Stainbeck Ln, Leeds LS7 3PG,

12.30 Washboard Resonators The Washboard Resonators play a mixture of blues, swing, folk and vaudeville. Expect foot tapping music, sing-a-longs, tap-dancing and even a few laughs!

1.45 Tempo Feliz  Tempo Feliz are a 7-piece Brazilian-inspired band playing their own interpretations of classic Brazilian music and Latin grooves.

3.00 Terri Shaltiel and Esmond Selwyn  Terri Shaltiel has been described by Ian Shaw as 'a phenomenal soul-blues singer - world class'. Esmond Selwyn is one of the UK's best jazz guitarists.

Free event : Saturday 2 September 1.30-3.30pm @Inkwell 31 Potternewton Lane Leeds LS7 3LW

1.30pm Inkwell JazzDivas – Marlena Rose vocals and Jeff Hewer guitar and friends

Free events on Sunday 3 September 12.30-6pm @Regent Street Main Stage, Leeds LS7 4PE,

12.30 Mojo 78 Big Band Our community jazz big band formed for the Chapel Allerton festival 2016 and led by Dave Evans

1.30 Hyde Park Brass Brassy jazz band from the mean streets of LS6

2.30 Dan Goldman Elec-Trio Keyboard-guru Dan Goldman with his ElecTrio - fiery Rhodes piano solos, spacey synths, dirty bass and heavy beats.

3.30 Nag Champa If you like jazz funk then you will love Nag Champa’s  eclectic blend of jazz, rock, hip-hop and everything else!

4.30 James O’Hara Blues Band Authentic Chicago Blue from Leeds blues guitar favourite James O 'Hara with his band - a gathering of great blues players, who've played with the best. /

Acknowledgements: The Village Jazz Festival is supported by Arts Council England.

Seven Jazz Voices choir summer performance!

The Seven Jazz Voices choir (conducted by Nicki Allen) were in good voice at their Summer Inkwell performance on July third. See it here- Ed Barnwell is on piano, Dom Moore on percussion, Martin Townshend on tenor sax and flute here - Svw

Come along and join us this autumn- we start again Sept 25th! (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)



Marlena Rose- Inkwell Jazz Diva Sat 2 September 1.30pm


Marlena Rose is September's jazz diva! 

Part of this year's Village Jazz Festival, for this concert we welcome a top local jazz singer to sing your favourite jazz numbers in the Inkwell cafe. Marlena is talented swinging and irrepressible! She'll be accompanied by the tasteful Canadian jazz guitarist Jeff Hewer. 

With lunch served until 3pm, homemade cakes and fresh coffees and teas available all day, this is the perfect way to unwind on a Saturday afternoon!

Free gig - with collection for the Chapel Allerton Festival  

@Inkwell Cafe Saturday 2 September 2017 1.30-3.30pm 

Cathy Ibberson at Rush Hour Jazz @Seven Arts Wed 20 Sept 6pm


Cathy Ibbotson with the Seven Jazz trio

Cathy is a talented singer and sax player who plays with the “Soul Surgeons” and “Mojo 78 Big Band” She'll be calming the hectic rush hour crowd with Will Powell guitar, Steve Crocker bass, Dom Moore drums

Wed 21 June 6-7pm in the bar at Seven, PAYF bucket collection

Music starts 6pm finishes 7pm


Cathy Ibbotson is at Rush Hour Jazz @Seven Arts Wed 20 September 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!


Steve Crocker
Seven Jazz Leeds