Live jazz continues at Seven Arts Leeds - we're putting on live (socially distanced) jazz in the open air at Seven Arts courtyard in Chapel Allerton Leeds LS73PD featuring the best of jazz from the great city of Leeds and of course the bar will be open. On Sundays you can buy street food at the cafe too.
Ben Powling Quartet
@Seven Arts courtyard - Sunday Aug 23rd 1.30pm
Featuring World Service/Vipertime frontman Ben Powling on sax, Ben Haskins guitar, Sam Quintana bass and Josh Smout drums. This is the gig that was rescheduled from earlier in the month
Payf collection. Music 1.30-3.30pm IIn the courtyard if dry, inside the venue (distanced) if wet.
Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road Chapel Allerton Leeds LS7 3PD
Emma Johnson's "Gravy Boat"
@Seven Arts courtyard - Wed 26th August 6pm
Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat is a project led by Leeds based saxophonist and composer Emma Johnson. Gravy Boat is a band that performs melodic, accessible jazz that anyone can enjoy. The band were selected for the Jazz North Northern Line scheme for the year 2019 and have performed for us at Seven as well as at Manchester and Lancaster Festivals
Rush Hour Jazz Wednesday Aug 26 6-7.15pm Emma Johnson – tenor sax with Calvin Travers – guitar Sam Jackson – bass Alasdair Wells – drums. In the courtyard if dry, inside the venue (distanced) if wet. Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road Chapel Allerton Leeds LS7 3PD
John Taylor's Blues Dudes
@Seven Arts courtyard - Sunday Aug 30th 1.30pm
Blow the Covid blues away with saxman and blues singer John Taylor! Jazz and blues and a touch of funk too. The band cover a variety of styles but the music could be described as being quirky blues with philosophy, poetry, humour and groove! Payf collection. John Taylor sax flute and vocals, Andy Cholerton keyboards, Keith Jevons bass, Rich Jevons guitar, Paul Smith drums. In the courtyard if dry, inside the venue (distanced) if wet. Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road Chapel Allerton Leeds LS7 3PD
These are pay as you feel gigs - jazz in the open air in Seven Arts Courtyard - fully distanced, table service. The courtyard is only a small space with a limit of 30 people at a time. The staff at Seven Arts may ask you to sit inside the venue (socially distanced of course) until a seat becomes available outside - if they do, please do as they say.
We're Flying High too!
Chapel Allerton Arts Festival group decided to cancel this year's event due to Covid-19 - but as restrictions have begun to be eased there has been momentum to try and do something on the festival week, although on a much smaller scale and with social distancing. They re delighted to announce 'Chapel Allerton Flying High' an art, craft and music event!
There will (of course) be open air jazz too - at Seven Arts Courtyard, and a jazz picnic on the field at the Gledhow Sport and Social Club on Gledhow Lane (near the top of Little Switzerland). We've some lovely bands agreed to play too
Eliot Richards "Meantime" trio
@Seven Arts courtyard: Wed 2 Sept 6pm
Eliot Richards is a jazz saxophonist based in Leeds, UK. He can be found playing all over the country and, indeed the world, having played across Europe and Asia. He leads "Meantime Trio" which takes its influence from the great swinging trios of the 50/60s. Eliot spent the start of 2019 in the USA studying with the great Charles Owens. With flying high being the festival theme we might just hear some Charlie "Bird" parker too! Eliot Richards tenor sax Angus Milne bass and Tom Hawthorn drums Wednesday 2 Sept 6-7.15pm.In the courtyard if dry, inside the venue (distanced) if wet. Flying High Festival event promoted by JazzLeeds 4 Sept 7-8.15pm. In the courtyard if dry, inside the venue (distanced) if wet. Payf collection. Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road Chapel Allerton Leeds LS7 3PD
@Seven Arts courtyard - Friday 4 Sept 7pm
Tshok is a brand new band all about fusing Balkan and North African sounds with drum n’ bass, jazz, funk and more. A whirlwind of klezmer clarinet, skanking guitar and heavy brass, JazzLeeds is excited to bring their high energy live show to the Flying High Festival. Payf collection. Flying High Festival event promoted by JazzLeeds 4 Sept 7-8.15pm. In the courtyard if dry, inside the venue (distanced) if wet. Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road Chapel Allerton Leeds LS7 3PD
@Seven Arts courtyard Sat 5 Sept 6-7pm
Famous merchants of musical mayhem...a jazz dance legend from Leeds, celebrating 31 years of banging, bashing and blowing!
Flying High Festival event promoted by JazzLeeds 4 Sept 7-8.15pm. In the courtyard if dry, inside the venue (distanced) if wet. Payf collection. Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road Chapel Allerton Leeds LS7 3PD
Jazz and Blues Picnic
@Gledhow Sports and Social Club Field
1.30 - 5.30pm Sunday 6 September
Gledhow Sports and Social Club**
Gledhow Ln, Roundhay, Leeds, LS8 1NQ
**Off Gledhow Lane, near Little Switzerland
Ticket only Book your bubble! £5 for your distanced picnic space -
The Gledhow sport field is a hidden gem in our area with plenty of space for social distancing. We've done lots of planning with the folk who run the club and feel confident that we can safely put on a live outside performance there. So on Sunday 6 Sept we will having 3 bands starting at 1.30 pm and finishing at 5.30pm. Bring a picnic, chair or blanket and find a spot where you feel comfortable. Let’s bring the sunshine!
Jim Wright's Rhythm De Luxe
1.30pm Sunday 6 September @ Gledhow Sports & Social Club
Chapel Allerton’s own banjo maestro Jim Wright leads a group playing the traditional jazz of Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong
Alice Higgins Trio
2.45pm Sunday 6 September @ Gledhow Sports & Social Club
Jazz and funk from rising star vocalist Alice Higgins with Conal Mulvana guitar, Will Blackstone trumpet
Jeremy Sassoon Quartet
4pm Sunday 6 September @ Gledhow Sports & Social CLub
Our headline is singer and pianist Jeremy Sassoon. Based in Manchester Jeremy sings jazz, blues, soul music of Ray Charles. He plays piano too and he’ll be with his quartet featuring Leeds favourites Jim Corry on sax Richard Hammond bass and Craig Hanson drums
Socially distanced open air performance, bring along your picnic and folding chairs. Drinks available from the bar. Lots of space in the field. The event cost is £5 you'll get your own allocated bubble spot on the field, which holds up to 5 people) and because of track and trace it will be tickets only - these are available here, book now here https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds/flying-high-festival-jazz-and-blues-picnic/e-rjpbvz
We're looking forward to seeing some familiar faces!
Chapel Allerton Flying High Jazz - Wednesday 2- Sunday 6 September