What a packed programme we've got for you this summer!
Check out these jazz treats in the list below - do come and see us!
Sunday afternoon 20 May 'West is Best' with Nel Begley @Inkwell Doors 1.30pm £9/7 (NUS £5) Nel Begley, Laurie Covell and others play an afternoon of west coast jazz, paying tribute to the likes of Stan Getz, Art Pepper and Chet Baker.
Sunday afternoon 27 May Eastgate Big Band plays Basie @Seven Arts Doors 1.30pm £10/8 (NUS £5) We’ll be taking you back to the early 50’s for a period-correct performance of Count Basie’s repertoire. No amps, no PA, no mics, no keyboard! Suit up, grab a drink and enjoy a nostalgic afternoon of the Count’s repertoire.
Sunday afternoon 3 June Inkwell Jazz Jam session @Inkwell Doors 1.30pm £7/5 (£5 includes performers) Our June Jam Session come along and sing, play or just enjoy! Joe Boyes is on piano, Trev Prinn on bass and Steve Mullarky on drums
Saturday afternoon 9 June “Jazz on a Summers Day” (organised by Nicki Allan) @Chapel Allerton Club 19 Town St, Leeds LS7 4NB (outside if dry, inside if wet!) 1-5pm £10 Nicki Allan Band; Ros Lewis Band; Jeff Hewer Vocal Duo; Wendy Kirkland; Abtuse
Sunday afternoon 10 June Jazz in the bar @Seven Arts 2-4pm payf collection
Sun afternoon 17 June Nicki Allen and Andy Cholerton @Inkwell Doors 1.30pm £9/7 (NUS £5) Nicki’s ability to interpret Jazz Classics effortlessly and stylishly has made her a well-respected Jazz singer over recent years. She is the lead Vocalist with The Manhattan Sound Big Band, a recording artist and session singer, a jazz and pop singing tutor and voice coach, workshop and choir leader, musical director and organist and has toured around the world. Andy Cholerton is a fantastic solo pianist and accompanist to many world class performers.
Wed early evening 20 June Rush Hour Jazz with Chapel Allerton singer Peridot Hill and Jazz Leeds trio @Seven Arts 6-7pm payf collection
Sunday afternoon 24 June Jazz in the bar @Seven Arts 2-4pm with saxman Jon Taylor payf collection
Sunday afternoon 1 July BD Lenz Trio at Inkwell @Inkwell Doors 1.30pm £9/7 (NUS £5) B.D Lenz guitar, James Rosocha- bass, Joe Falcey – drums. Mix together the styles of Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, and Stevie Ray Vaughan and you have the recipe for contempo-jazz guitarist B.D. Lenz. This New York native has played guitar since his early teens, is a graduate of Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, and has studied with such masters as Mike Stern, Vic Juris, and Charlie Banacos
Sunday afternoon 8 July Jazz in the bar @Seven Arts 2-4pm payf
Sunday afternoon 15 July Summer Jazz Café at Inkwell 1-4pm £7/5 (£5 includes performers) The Jazz Voices Choir and Jazz workshop band will be there to entertain you but come and join in too - sing, play or just enjoy!
JazzLeeds Festival July 19-24th
Thursday evening 19 July Festival launch event feat Brendan Duffy and Leeds Jazz Rock Orchestra + Nic Svarc trio Doors 7.30pm music 8-11.15pm £12/10 @Seven Arts
Friday afternoon 20 July fringe: Busk Stops 1pm -5pm with Joe Whettam – jazz fusion, Elii Olivia and Jemma Freese– jazz/electronic, Maya Kally – singer-songwriter/jazz – quartet, Sam Lowther/Andy French– world music/jazz, Chiswick Fourtet – contemporary jazz quartet Free @Lands Lane
Friday evening 20 July main festival - feat: Soweto Kinch (support from Tetes de Pois) Doors 7.30pm music 8-11.15pm £20 (£10 under 25s) @ Wardrobe
Saturday morning 21 July fringe 10.30-1pm The Otley Jazz Run- feat: Bassa Bassa (@Cafe Lento, Heart, Hyde Park Book Club, LS6 and Lands Lane) Free
Saturday afternoon 21 July fringe - Busk Stops 1pm -5pm with Rider/Taylor – improv sax and guitar duo, Emily Kent Quartet – jazz, NVACRVA – loop/improve vocals guitar/bass/ minimal-drumkit trio, Nefaerious- jazz/folk @Lands Lane Free
Saturday afternoon 21 July main festival - Greg Abate with Martin Longhawn Trio + Archipelago + Chapel FM Collective Big Band Doors 12.30 Music 1pm- 5.30pm £20 (£10 under 25s) @Wardrobe
Saturday evening 21 July main festival - feat: Nerija and Pigfoot Doors 7.30pm Music 8-11.15pm £25 (£12.50 under 25s) @Wardrobe
Sunday afternoon 22 July main festival -feat: Ian Shaw and his trio+ Jami Sheriff “Rafe’s Dilemma” + Atlantic Crossover Doors 12.30 Music 1pm- 5.30pm £20 (£10 under 25s) @ Leeds College of Music Rooftop Room
Sunday afternoon 22 July: new stream - feat: Bennett/Murray/Vuillamy + saxophonist James Mainwaring+ Røyst+ Dave Kane/Alex Bonney + Hiby/Bardon/Hession Doors 12.30pm Music 1-5.30pm £10 (£5 under 25s) @ Leeds College of Music Room 219
Sunday evening 22 July main festival – “Delights of the Duke” feat: Alan Barnes and his “Ellingtonians” and “Unknown Ellington” Greg Cohen double bass-Declan Forde piano Doors 7pm Music 7.30-10.30pm £25 (£12.50 under 25s) @ Leeds College of Music Rooftop Room
Sunday evening 22 July new stream - Matthew Bourne, solo piano + Shatner's Bassoon Doors 7pm Music 7.30-10.30pm £12 (£6 under 25s) @ Leeds College of Music Room 219
Monday lunchtime and evening 23 July @Millennium Square - featuring JazzLeeds Workshop Band, Dales Jam, GSAL Jazz Band led by Adrian Knowles, Los Cameradas and Ubunye 12-2pm and 5-8.30pm. Jazz in the Carriageworks Bar during afternoon @Millennium Square free
Monday afternoon workshop 23 July “Learn to Play Jazz” led by Dom Moore 2-4pm £8/6 concessions @Carriageworks
Monday evening 23 July main festival: "New Briggate Blues" a jazz play written by Chris Nickson feat: Jennie Smith Quintet and the photographs of Terry Cryer Doors 7.30pm finish 10pm £12 (£6 under 25s) @Carriageworks
Tuesday lunchtime and evening 24 July @Millennium Square 12-2pm and 5-8.30pm: featuring Vibeology, Morpher, Al Morrison's Blues Band, Mardi Gras, Tom Sharp's Jazz Orchestra and swing dance with the Honeybirds. Jazz in the Carriageworks Bar during afternoon @Millennium Square free
Tuesday afternoon workshop 24 July “Improvisation Room” with Dave Evans 2-5pm £8/6 concessions @Carriageworks
Tuesday evening 24 July: Festival final event “Celebrating Xero Slingsby” featuring: The Shuffle Demons, Den Hoed, Gene Velocette, Louis Colan, Alan Wilkinson, Paul Hession, Richard Bostock, Maggie Somers, Tony Birkhill - Doors 7.30 Music 8-11.15pm £25 (£12.50 under 25s) @Wardrobe
Summer Jazz Jam-borees
Come and listen to band led our JazzLeeds volunteers – then stay for the jam session!
Sun afternoon 29 July Jeff Hewer Group @Inkwell 1.30-2.30 band 3-4pm jam £5
Sun afternoon 5 August: Phil Green Group @Inkwell 1.30-2.30 band 3-4pm jam £5
Sun afternoon 19 August: Jean Watson Collective @Inkwell 1.30-2.30 band 3-4pm jam £5
Sun afternoon 26 August: Steve Crocker Loire reunion band @Inkwell 1.30-2.30 band 3-4pm jam £5
Village Jazz @Chapel Allerton Arts Festival Aug 30-Sept 2
Thus evening 30 August Village Jazz @Chapel Allerton Arts Festival The Big Easy @Seven Arts Jon Scully - trumpet/vocals Jack Chandler - alto/baritone sax Ben Powling - clarinet/tenor George Birkett – guitar Chris Lloyd – piano Sam Jackson - double bass Jack Amblin - drums/washboard £10/8
Fri evening 31 August Village Jazz @Chapel Allerton Arts Festival “Lloyd Plays Peterson” followed by a Jazz Jam Session @School of Philosophy 64 Woodland Ln, Leeds LS7 4PD Ric Colley drums Adam Richards bass Chris Lloyd piano + JazzLeeds trio £5 pay on the door
Sat afternoon 1 Sept Village Jazz @Chapel Allerton Arts Festival Daytime – Inkwell Divas at Inkwell 1.30-3.30pm and Jazz at the Woods 12.30-5pm with Tiptoe, Em Brown and Alligator Gumbo - Free
Sat evening 1 Sept Village Jazz @Chapel Allerton Arts Festival “Tetra” with Julian Arguelles + support from “Tiptoe” @Seven Arts Julian Argulles sax Kit Downes piano Sam Lasserson bass James Maddren drums (preceded at 6pm by a Band Masterclass @Seven)£12/10
Sunday afternoon 2 Sept Village Jazz @Chapel Allerton Arts Festival 12-6pm Jazz and Blues Sunday afternoon featuring 5 bands in Regent Street North Leeds J Orchestra, Atlantic Crossing, Ancient Infinity Orchestra, Who Knows – payf, recommended £3
More details and tickets
-JazzLeeds Festival - www.jazzleedsfestival.co.uk; https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleedsfestival2018