Seven Jazz - The Leeds Club for Quality Accessible Jazz

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 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!

 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 with saxman Brendan Duffy and vocalist Jenny Hammond @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 with saxman Jon Taylor @Seven Arts 2-4pm  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 with steel pan magic from Dudlrey Nesbitt@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 fringeBusk 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 LaneFree

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 AugustPhil Green Group @Inkwell 1.30-2.30 band 3-4pm jam £5                      

Sun afternoon 19 AugustJean 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  Julian Arguelles Quartet+ 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 . Tickets include a masterclass before the concert at 5.30pm  

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

-Weekly programme -

-JazzLeeds Festival  -