Seven Jazz - The Leeds Club for Quality Accessible Jazz

Evening Concert

Arun Ghosh Quintet @ Seven Arts Thus 23 Nov 7.45pm

Arun Ghosh clarinet, Idris Rahman - tenor sax, Shirley Tetteh – guitar, Liran Donin – bass, Dave Walsh – drums

Arun Ghosh is a British-Asian clarinettist, composer and music educator. Conceived in Calcutta, bred in Bolton, matured in Manchester and now living in London his musical vocabulary reflects his rich geographical heritage. Using the spirit and language of jazz, with Hip-Hop, Indian Classical and Folk, Western Classical, Rock, Pop and Avant-garde, his music is full of lyrical melodies and searching harmonies. Arun is joined on stage with a stellar line up of musicians. 

Latest CD : A South Asian Suite (Camoci)

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Support is from the Fruit Tree Collective (7.45-8.15pm)

Arun Ghosh Quintet: Thursday evening 23 November @Seven Arts Doors 7.30pm Music 7.45pm £16/14 (NUS £5) 

Christine Tobin sings Leonard Cohen@Seven Arts 9 Nov 7.45pm

Christine Tobin: vocals; Phil Robson: guitar; Dave Whitford: bass; Huw Warren: piano/accordion; Adriano Adewale: percussion

A real treat for fans of jazz and of Leonard Cohen. Christine has been a lifelong fan and her unique interpretations make an inspired celebration of the legendary Canadian singer, songwriter and poet. In her own songwriting, she specializes in idiosyncratic, highly musical poetic vignettes with a strong sense of story, so it’s no surprise she weaves such magic with the profound, sensual and mysterious songs of Cohen.

“Christine Tobin is inspiring on her own material. But she is in a class of her own singing Leonard Cohen. The Guardian ****    

Christine Tobin sings Leonard Cohen - Thursday evening 9 November @Seven Arts Doors Doors 7.30pm, muisc 7.45pm  £18/16 (NUS £5)

Asaxual Quintet @Inkwell 3 Dec 1.30pm


Tom Sharp - Trumpet, Tom L'Anson -Trombone, Chris Bland - Piano, Sam Jackson - Bass, Tom Hawthorn Drums

Asaxual was formed in 2016 with a view to paying tribute to some of the most magnificent two-brass front lines of the recent past, such as the great Jay & Kai, and heavyweights like Shew and Fontana.

Asaxual Quintet Sunday afternoon 3 December @Inkwell 1.30pm start £9/7 students £5


Stan Tracey Legacy Octet @Seven Arts Thus 26 Oct 7.45pm

Mark Armstrong: trumpet; Mark Nightingale trombone; Sam Mayne: alto sax; Simon Allen: tenor sax; Nadim Teimoori: tenor/soprano sax; Steve Melling: piano; Andrew Cleyndert: bass; Clark Tracey: drums

Stan Tracey was an outstanding figure in the jazz world and always a great favourite in Leeds. His distinguished career spanned six decades of flourishing creativity. He was a highly influential and stimulating musical voice, not only to his peers, but to each successive generation of musicians with whom he worked. This evening celebrates his music and features most of Stan’s last Octet, led by his son Clark and with Steve Melling at the piano.

Stan Tracey Legacy Octet Thursday evening 26 October @Seven Arts Doors 7.30pm £20/18 (NUS £5)

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

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

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

A powerful and exciting evening of jazz that will capture the spirit of the East Coast fishing community whilst providing an evocative musical memorial, interspersed by Josie Moon narrating a set of her amusing, risqué and troubling poems.

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 Calvin Travers (g), Sam Quintana (db), and Ali Wells (dr) 7.45-8.15pm 


Thursday evening 12 October @Seven Arts Doors 7.30pm music 7.45pm £18/16 (NUS £5)