It’s 10 years since Seven Jazz started in 2007 at Seven Arts. Since then we’ve put on around 1000 bands, developed a jazz workshop programme for instrumentalists, started the Jazz Voices Choir, started a new jazz venue at Inkwell, run the Village Jazz Festival as part of the Chapel Allerton Festival and last year for the first time ran a Day of Jazz in Millennium Square. We’ve picked up a couple of awards on the way which we are very proud about – the from Jazz Yorkshire in 2012 and from the UK Parliamentary Jazz award in 2016 both for best jazz club.
We have exciting plans for the future. We're changing the name of the club from Seven Jazz to JazzLeeds to reflect our new ambition, we're setting up a new charity to raise money for the development of the jazz in the city and providing something that will last into the future and last (but not least) we'll be running a new six day jazz festival in the centre of Leeds July 20-26 at the Wardrobe, Leeds College of Music and Millennium Square.
Our new website (from January 2018) is www.jazzleeds.org.uk, our new facebook address is @jazzleeds and our new twitter account is @jazz_leeds - come and join us at these new places!!