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Jenny Hammond at Rush Hour Jazz @Seven Arts Wed 20 Sept 6pm


Jenny Hammond with the Seven Jazz trio

Jennie has been singing ever since she can remember…She listened to the vocal greats of all time, Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley Horne, Carmen McRae, Norma Winstone, Carol Kidd and Blossom Dearie to name but a few and was gigging by the age of 14. 

Jenny went on to study at the Leeds College of Music taking lessons from Tina May and singing with the infamous Ellington Repertory Orchestra. Her voice has a beautiful naïve quality but with the assurance and maturity of phrasing that has been likened to that of Astrud Gilberto.

Listening to Jennie sing with a trio or unaccompanied is one of life's pure and simple pleasures.  

The Seven Jazz trio is Will Powell guitar Steve Crocker bass and Dom Moore drums


Wed 20 September 6-7pm in the bar at SevenPAYF bucket collection

Music starts 6pm finishes 7pm


Jenny Hammond is at Rush Hour Jazz @Seven Arts Wed 20 September 6-7pm 



Dolly James- Inkwell Jazz Diva Sat 7 October 1.30pm


Dolly James is October's jazz diva! 

Inkwell Divas – Dolly James

Saturday afternoon 7 Oct @Inkwell 1.30pm free

Born in Brunei, Dolly she began her career singing in local cover bands and being part of a church choir. In her late teens, she performed at the Mandarin Hotel in Singapore before leaving for the United Kingdom. She worked with cabaret bands in Wales and in the West Midlands and later as a session singer in London before pursuing her solo career. In 1990, she released a 7-inch single with Andy Sheppard, entitled Bright Moments, which she performed on Jools Holland's show. She formed her own band soon after she finished her world tour with Simply Red and won second place in the Yamaha International Musicians at the Marquee in London. Her band also performed at Womad and went on to do a residency at Ronnie Scott's in Birmingham.

Free gig - payf collection

@Inkwell Cafe Saturday 7 October 2017 1.30-3.30pm 

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