Seven Jazz - The Leeds Club for Quality Accessible Jazz


Jazz Instrumental workshops Summer 2017

Learn to play jazz at our Jazz Workshop!

Our 7jazz instrumental workshops starts again on Sunday 15 January @Inkwell 31 Potternewton Ln, Leeds LS7 3LW - cost £10/£8 concession and then meet fortnightly.

Tutors are Dom Moore  and Tom Sharp. Here are the dates for our autum jazz workshops 

Learn to play jazz! Our 7jazz instrumental workshops are held at @Inkwell 31 Potternewton Lane Leeds LS73LW on SUNDAY MORNINGS 10-12pm. Starts Sun May 7th

Sunday 21 May - Dominic Moore

Sunday 4 June - Tom Sharp

Sunday 11 June - Dominic Moore

Sunday 2 July - Dominic Moore - then performance by the group Inkwell 1.30-4pm

Sunday 16 July - Tom Sharp

Cost is £10/8 concessions. Workshop group usually play several tunes at our Jazz Cafe jam session, which is on Sunday 2 April  December, 1.30 to 4pm, at Inkwell .

Look forward to seeing you on Sunday 15 January!

If you know of someone who is interested to see what the workshops are like, do encourage them to come along; they can listen the first time if they wish, though nice if they play.

Details from Jean Watson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;

The Mojo78 Big Band

Following a successful couple of gigs at the first Village Jazz Festival in September 2016 our new Mojo78 Big Band is now rehearsing regularly and playing gigs! Led by Dave Evans it rehearses on Thursdays 7-10pm at Gledhow Sports and Social Club Gledhow Lane, Leeds LS8 1NQ. If you are interested in joining the band and have some experience of playing jazz then contact Dave on <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>



Seven Jazz AGM 2016 - come along and help us decide our future!

A quick reminder that the Annual General Meeting 2016 of Seven Jazz is on this coming Friday 25th November 7-9pm. There will be time to have the meeting, a catch up with other Seven Jazz supporters and still have time to have a jam afterwards (bring your instrument/voice!) The Annual General Meeting will be held at The Chapel Allerton Club 19 Town st, Leeds LS7 4NB, behind the Methodist Hall 

The meetings will provide the opportunity for us to discuss and decide future developments for Seven Jazz - you can help control what happens.

It would be helpful if you could let me know if you are planning to attend. Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Steve Crocker

Secretary Seven Jazz Leeds


Jordan Dinsdale Quintet, Abbie Finn Quartet and Alžbeta Turčányiová octet @Seven Arts 1.30pm 14 May


Don't underestimate just how lucky we are to have Leeds College of Music in our city. Most of these young musicians have been appearing at gigs, events or jam session in Leeds over the past three years. It's been our pleasure to hear them play and develop and now have an opportunity to perform their final assessment pieces in front of a live jazz audience, ie  you! Hear the stars of tomorrow today at Seven Arts. (Abbie Finn pictured)
1.30 Drummer Jordan Dinsdale's quintet- influenced by jazz giants such as Joe Henderson and Wayne Shorter, with a touch of Dave Holland - this band exudes New York Jazz. Jordan is on drums with Fergus Vickers guitar, Will Blackstone trumpet, Will Howard sax, Sam Quintana bass, and George Macdonald piano
2.20 Drummer Abbie Finn and her Quartet play swinging contemporary jazz with Jeff Hewer on guitar, Harry Keeble sax and Fraser Kerslake bass. 
3.10 Vocalist Alžbeta Turčányiová and her octet explore contemporary jazz 1.30 vocals with Alzbeta Turcanyiova, Eleanor Begley, Else Skogan Bonesrønning and Helena Debono - Vocals, Karen Hirabayashi - Woodwind, Chris Bland - Piano, Frazer Kerslake - Bass, Daniel Shearer - Drums
Date and time 14 May 2017 1:30pm - 4pm @Seven Arts Centre 31A Harrogate Rd, Leeds, LS7 3PD
Tickets: £10/8 concessions £5 students with NUS, kids under 16 free
In advance from or on the door at Seven Arts 

Jason Rebello solo grand piano @Seven Arts 18 May


British pianist Jason Rebello is regarded as one of the most inventive pianists to emerge from the UK since he burst onto the scene in the early 90’s. Classically trained but inspired by Herbie Hancock, he came to the attention of one of the founders of jazz fusion, Weather Report’s saxophonist Wayne Shorter. Impressed by his musical fluency and style, Shorter produced his No 1 debut album A Clearer View October 1990 Novus PD 90527.
".....A Clearer View describes graceful crossover holding patterns, seeking not to challenge but to entertain. Rebello has created a series of compositions where he knows his musicians will be comfortable and can easily express themselves. It’s their shared values of craftsmanship that make this album work"
WIRE magazine 1990
By 1992 Jason’s musical talent and endearing personality enabled him to feature in a wide range of media projects including Artrageous BBC 2 which Janet Street-Porter invited him to present. Popular and confident, Jason chose to produce his second album Keeping Time. He invited a wealth of his musical friends to feature including soul diva Jocelyn Brown and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.
Keeping Time  March 1993 Novus 74321 129042
"..It is a brave, open & lyrical record which sees Rebello, now 23, cast his net wider than the Herbie Hancock inspired jazz-fusion which characterised his debut”
Ekow Eshun OBSERVER 1993
Jason undertook a gruelling schedule promoting his own band across the UK and Europe as well as appearing with notable artistes including Bud Shank, Wayne Shorter, Gary Burton, Branford Marsallis, Tommy Smith, Jean Toussaint, Desree, Mica Paris, Carleen Anderson and Omar. He also performed several classical concerts with the Nice Symphony Orchestra and the Halle Orchestra.
"...At the best of times Gershwin’s "Rhapsody in Blue" only hovers on classical music’s borders, but with Rebello as soloist it positively charges back into the world of Jazz. His was a brilliantly executed performance, technically faultless, overflowing with vitality, yet always imbued with a sense of relaxation."
Oldham Evening Chronicle 1993
Make It Real July 1994 RCA 74321 224082 is Jason’s best-selling album to date. A heady mix of jazz, latin, soul and hip-hop featuring the vocal talents of Maysa Leak, Joy Rose and Cleveland Watkiss and  Faithless rapper Maxi Jazz. An inspirational re-working of Gershwin’s Summertime received much radio play and was voted a KISS Classic by KISS Radio. Following a sold out UK tour and European festival dates, The British Council also sponsored a tour of Brazil. The musical partnering of Jason with Joy Rose produced a further album of just piano and voice.
Last Dance May 1995 All That Records 5017771103422
Jason has worked mainly with electronic keyboards in his own groups (as well as with Sting and Jeff Beck); but now he has decided it’s time to say something on the instrument he loves.  Jason has released his debut solo piano album"Held" on Edition Records, featuring mostly originals inspired by the people and places that have been important in his career.
Jason will be played solo grand piano for  the concert at Seven Arts.
 Hear his music here
Support (8-8.30pm) is from Phil Green’s septet “The Quiet Jazz project. " In an increasingly noisy world, the Quiet Jazz Project offers a respite, a brief period of calm. We have been exploring ways of physically playing our instruments very quietly, and ways of playing and interacting as a group, to produce an overall effect of quietness. And yes we really do have two electric guitars, a trumpet and drums! Come and see what it's all about. You may be surprised".  The band play their own compositions, jazz standards, and free improvisation. Phil Green - Trumpet/Flugel, Les Goldman- Tenor Sax/Bass Clarinet, Jonathan Lindh - Violin, Jeff Hewer and Jules Marley - Guitars, Steve Crocker - Bass, Dom Moore - Drums

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Promoted by Seven Jazz at Seven Arts Leeds

Date and time: Thursday 18 May 2017 8pm - 11pm @Seven Arts Centre, 31A Harrogate Rd, Leeds, LS7 3PD

Doors 7.30pm £16/14 (NUS £5)

Skwid Ink, Joe Whettam Quartet and Wardrobe Quintet @Inkwell 7 May 1.30pm

7JazzLeeds gives you a chance to hear some of the best of the Leeds College of Music Jazz Course emerging artists bands from 2017.
Hear the stars of tomorrow today at Inkwell! 
Skwid Ink: Leftfield jazz crew Skwid Ink, combines jazz and hip hop seamlessly to create a collage of beats, bass, riffs and licks, all to seduce the ears. Led by pianist George MacDonald
Joe Whettam quartet : Joe Whettam guitar, Joel Robinson piano, Fraser Kerslake bass, Pete Udal drums.
The Wardrobe Quintet with Casper Hatlestad, Guitar, Ola Lauvås, Trumpet Benjamin Rekstad, piano, Anders Hjemmen – bass Jostein Braaten, Drums. A Jazztronica group taking influences from a wide range of genres - the poetry of Scandinavian nature electronic effects, and the underground music of their second home, Leeds They recently recorded their first album “Flight”
Date and time: 7 May 2017 1:30pm - 4pm @Inkwell, 31 Potternewton Lane, Leeds, LS7 3LW
Tickets:  £9/7 concessions kids under 16 free 
In advance from or on the door at Inkwell