Seven Jazz - The Leeds Club for Quality Accessible Jazz


South African saxman Dan Shout @Inkwell Sun 15 Oct 1.30pm

Dan Shout is one of South Africa’s leading saxophone players who teaches at Cape Town University South Africa. His music is straight ahead jazz which is highly rhythmical, incorporating South African influences. He has performed in over 30 countries with the likes Johnny Clegg, Winston Mankunku, Maria Schneider and Frode Nymo. We welcome him back to Inkwell where he played memorably for us in 2014. Dan is accompanied by his trio of Dan Whieldon piano Gavin Barras bass Dave Walsh drums

 “blows away all the cobwebs” – S.A. Artslink

South African saxman Dan Shout Sunday afternoon 15 October @Inkwell 1.30pm start £9/7 (NUS £5)

“A Fish Tale” Alan Barnes Septet and poet Josie Moon @Seven Arts 12 Oct 7.45pm

“A Fish Tale” Alan Barnes Septet and poet Josie Moon

Alan Barnes, Dean Masser, Gilad Atzmon saxes, Mark Nightingale trombone, Neil Yates Trumpet, Pat McCarthy guitar, Dave Green bass, John Perry drums, Josie Moon narrator.

Fish Tales brings together the orchestrations of Alan Barnes, the compositions of guitarist Pat McCarthy and the amusing, risqué and troubling poems of Josie Moon. A powerful and exciting evening of jazz with an all star band led by UK sax star and raconteur Alan Barnes that will portray the spirit and loss of the fishing community in Grimsby - providing an evocative musical memorial, interspersed by Josie Moon narrating a set of her poems. 

"Executed with love and skill "Fish Tales " represents a jazz concept that is all too rare" ****
Robert John Brown, Jazz Journal

A commission of new original music by Gill Wilde of Grimsby Jazz, written by Alan Barnes and Pat McCarthy for a unique combination of Northern and London musicians.

Support - from Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat  featuring Jeff Hewer – Guitar Sam Williams – Bass Alasdair Wells - Drums


Thursday evening 12 October @Seven Arts Doors 7.30pm music 8pm £18/16 in advance (NUS £5) here

Craig Handy Quartet @Seven Arts Thus 5 Oct 7.45pm

Craig Handy sax; Jonathan Gee piano, Nicola Sabato bass, Rod Youngs: drums

Leading US saxophonist Craig Handy comes to Leeds with a top class European trio. Since his time with Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Handy has contributed his lyrical and intensely passionate improvisations to ensembles led by Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Ray Drummond, Elvin Jones, George Adams, Kenny Barron among many others.

 “…all grace and liquid ease” …Peter Watrous, New York Times.

“…hard bop icon” …Scott Fugate, Jazz Time.


Hear Craig Handy playing live here -


Support 8-8.30pm from – “Sam Jackson’s Drawing Hands” - jazz meets plainsong! 


Craig Handy Quartet  - Thursday evening 5 October @Seven Arts Doors 7.30pm Music 7.45pm £16/14 (NUS £5)

Dan Whieldon Quartet @Seven Arts Sun 8 Oct 1.30pm

Dan Whieldon piano, Richard Iles flugelhorn, Gavin Barras double bass, Caroline Boaden drums

Manchester jazz pianist Dan Whieldon leads a new band performing his music - contemporary European in style, rich in harmony, refined and elegant, their melodies eloquently voiced by the lyrical flugelhorn of Richard Iles

With support from Jazz North’s “Northern Line”

Sunday afternoon 8 Oct @Seven Arts 1.30pm start £10/8 (NUS £5)