Seven Jazz - The Leeds Club for Quality Accessible Jazz


Jazz Instrumental workshops Autumn 2016

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 

We are transferring our workshops to our  Inkwell venue, on two Sunday mornings of each month, from 10 am to 12 noon. We do hope you can join us! The spring dates are:

Sun 15 Jan
Sun 5 Feb
Sun 12 Feb
Sun 5 March
Sun 19 March

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


“Big Bad Wolf”- @Seven Arts Sun 9 April 1.30pm

Jay Davis -drums, Owen Dawson -trombone, Rob Luft guitar, Michael de Souza bass VI

Big Bad Wolf is a London based band featuring washy guitars, ambient vocals, brassy hooks and deep grooves. Big Bad Wolf have developed a unique way to bridge the gap between improvised music and contemporary pop/rock styles.

...this distinctive sound arises largely from the band's consistently egalitarian process of group composition, where all 4 members are present from conception to completion of each song. Starting each writing session by recording an open-ended group improvisation, they then listen back, pick out the best ideas and then develop them into intricate and concise pieces of music. Big Bad Wolf have developed a unique way to bridge the gap between improvised music and contemporary pop/rock styles. All four band members have a strong grounding in jazz from their studies on the prestigious jazz course at the Royal Academy of Music and at Leeds College of Music. From this background, the band strives to constantly push the boundaries and blur the edges of the genre through a wealth of influences, from Bjork to Derek Bailey, brought to the table by each member to the group. From the band’s first experimentations in late 2014 there has always been a primary focus on the instrumental blend within the slightly unconventional line up (trombone, guitar, bass VI and drums) and how to work that into forging an individual, contemporary sound whilst still honouring the improvisational element of the jazz tradition.

Big Bad Wolf are proud recipients of a Help Musicians UK Development Grant and are also winners of the 2015 Zealous X Music Category

"I really like the kind of combination of lazy trombone and darting guitar riffs" - Jez Nelson, BBC Radio 3 (Jazz On 3)

Jay Davis and “Big Bad Wolf” are on Sunday afternoon 9 April @Seven Arts 1.30pm start £10/8 (NUS £5)

Georgina Barr Quintet Easter Sunday special feat. Brendan Duffy @Inkwell 16 Apr 1.30pm

Leeds singer Georgina Barr used to be part of LYJRO – now she makes a welcome return to Inkwell with her own brand of swinging jazz with Leeds jazz legend Brendan Duffy on saxophone, Martin Longhawn on piano, Steve Crocker bass, Dave Lee drums. 

Georgina has sung for over 10 years and is a well experienced, accomplished performer, playing to audiences across the country. Her talents spread across the Jazz and Pop genres, allowing her to partake in lots of different gigs for different types of events.

Georgina Barr Quintet on Easter Sunday afternoon 5 Mar @Inkwell 1.30pm £9/7 (NUS £5)

Seven Jazz Spring Cafe- Sun April 2 @Inkwell 1.30pm

Bring your horn or your voice and join in our Spring Jazz Café. The Seven Jazz trio led by pianist Pete Rosser will be there to accompany you (Trev Prinn bass Jack Amblin drums). Come along and watch the fun!

Seven Jazz Spring Cafe at Inkwell is on Sunday afternoon April 2 @Inkwell 1.30pm start £7/5 (NUS and performers £5)