Wednesday, 23 August 2017

A bit busy this autumn @JazzLeeds!

 Christine Tobin - Music of Leonard Cohen 9 Nov
 Mads Mathias 21 Sept
Arun Ghosh 23 Nov
 Stan Tracey Legacy Octet led by Clark Tracey 26 Oct
Criaf Handy Quartet 5 Oct 

It’s our tenth anniversary this year so we’re celebrating! We've been very encouraged by the Festival Jazz Day we ran in Millennium Square Leeds in August so we're now going ahead with something more ambitious in July 2018. We’re changing our name too from Seven Jazz to JazzLeeds!

Village Jazz Festival 17 in Chapel Allerton Leeds 1-3 Sept
This will be our second Village Jazz Festival as part of the Chapel Allerton Festival. 14 funky bands in three days in four Chapel Allerton venues including Dave Kane's Magic Ya Ya band and Dave O'Higgins Quartet.  More details on

We've prepared a feast of fantastic music for you in our packed autumn programme at our Seven Arts and Inkwell venues. Rising Danish star vocalist and saxman Mads Mathias and leading US saxophonist Craig Handy are both us.  The Christine Tobin Quintet, supported by Phil Robson on guitar, will play the music and songs of one of the great songwriters of the last century, Leonard Cohen.

We also will host one of the most intriguing jazz and poetry commission of 2017 -Alan Barnes and Josie Gray's all star "Fish Tales" septet . Arun Ghosh will bring us his intriguing mix of hip-hop, Indian classical and folk, Western classical, rock, pop and avant-garde. We will greet The Stan Tracey Legacy Octet - whose players include most of Stan's last Octet, led by his son Clark and with Steve Melling on piano.

We also have a host of big bands - the legendary Ronnie Bottomley Jazz Orchestra, the Strictly Smokin Big Band and the Tom Sharp Jazz Orchestra plus South African saxman Dan Shout, Dutch pianist Dom Marshall, Gypsy Jazz from Lachepen and music from Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean from Turkish and Greek folk music to Romani music and Klezmer from Don Kipper - and many more bands from Leeds and the region - over 40 bands will play for us this autumn!

Our evenings: 7.30-11pm
  • Mads Mathias Quartet 21 Sept@Seven Arts - support from Eliot Richard’s Prime Directive
  • Craig Handy Quartet 5 Oct @Seven Arts - support from “Sam Jackson’s Drawing Hands
  • "A Fish Tale"- Alan Barnes Septet and poet Josie Gray 12 Oct @Seven Arts -support from Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat
  • Stan Tracey Legacy Octet 26 Oct@Seven Arts 
  • Christine Tobin sings Leonard Cohen 9 Nov @Seven Arts  
  • Arun Ghosh Quintet 23 Nov @Seven Arts-support from the Fruit Tree Jazz Collective
  • Ronnie Bottomleys’ All Star Jazz Orchestra 7 Dec @Seven Arts support from Ronnie's Jazz trio
Our Sunday afternoons: 1.30-4pm unless stated **
  • Sam Braysher and Michael Kanan 10 Sept @Seven Arts   
  • Le Toot and the Kansas City Four 17 Sept @Inkwell  
  • Seven Arts Jazz Jam 24 Sept @Seven Arts 
  • Washboard Resonators 1 Oct @Inkwell 
  • Dan Whieldon Quartet 8 Oct @Seven Arts
  • South African saxman Dan Shou15 Oct @Inkwell  
  • Dominic J.Marshall trio 22 Oct @Seven Arts  
  • Don Kipper 29 Oct @Inkwell 
  • Inkwell Jazz Jam 5 Nov @Inkwell  
  • Strictly Smokin’ Big Band 12 Nov @Seven Arts 
  • Alec Robinson Quartet 19 Nov @Inkwell 
  • Latchepen Gypsy Jazz 26 Nov @Seven Arts
  • Asaxual Quintet 3 Dec @Inkwell  
  • Jazz Xmas Party with Tom Sharp Jazz Orchestra+ Kate Peters Septe10 December @Seven Arts 1.30pm -5pm **
  • Christmas Jazz Café 17 Dec @Inkwell  
Our venues: Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD; Inkwell Arts: 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3LW

Details can be found on our website or pick up  one of our jazz leaflets from Seven Arts, Inkwell., Visit Leeds, Leeds Central Music Library or Chapel Allerton Library

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