Seven Jazz - The Leeds Club for Quality Accessible Jazz

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Welcome to the second Village Jazz Festival, part of the Chapel Allerton Arts Festival 2017. Get your tickets for our two evening performances at Seven Arts on Friday and Saturday and get in the party mood with Leeds bassist Dave Kane’s Magic Ya Ya Band and enjoy a swinging jazz quartet led by top UK saxman Dave O’Higgins. There will also be free bands in The Woods and Inkwell on Saturday afternoon so grab some refreshment and enjoy the music! Then finish off the weekend on Sunday afternoon at Regent Street for more jazz, funk and blues on the main festival stage!  


Events @Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Road LS7 3PD 8-11pm

Friday 1 September @Seven Arts : Magic Ya Ya Band Dave Kane’s new group have a great groove, energy and attractive textures. It’ll be great fun with something of a party atmosphere. 

Dave Kane - electric bass & composer. Chris Sharkey – guitar, Matt Bourne – keys, Si Kaylor & James Mainwaring - tenor saxes Ollie Dover - Bari sax. Joost Hendrickx & Sam Hobbs - drums.

Support from Chunky Indulgence - Will Powell guitar, Chris Bowie drums, Chris Bland keys

Tickets £12/10 concessions NUS £5

Saturday 2 September: Dave O’Higgins Quartet  @Seven Arts. Saxophonist Dave O’Higgins is one of the most prolific and creative jazz musicians in the UK and his quartet plays some of the most swinging music you will hear. Support is from Peter Rosser’s “Monk”” trio.

Dave O’Higgins saxes, Graham Harvey piano, Geoff Gascoyne bass, Sebastian de Krom drums 

Dave and the bands will be doing an hour long masterclass at 5pm- cost £5 on the door 

Tickets for the gig £12/10  NUS £5

Tickets for the masterclass £5


Free events: Saturday 2 September 12-4pm @The Woods, 5 Stainbeck Ln, Leeds LS7 3PG,

12.45 Washboard Resonators The Washboard Resonators play a mixture of blues, swing, folk and vaudeville. Expect foot tapping music, sing-a-longs, tap-dancing and even a few laughs!

2.00 Tempo Feliz  Tempo Feliz are a 7-piece Brazilian-inspired band playing their own interpretations of classic Brazilian music and Latin grooves.

3.30 Terri Shaltiel and Esmond Selwyn  Terri Shaltiel has been described by Ian Shaw as 'a phenomenal soul-blues singer - world class'. Esmond Selwyn is one of the UK's best jazz guitarists.


Free event : Saturday 2 September 1.30-3.30pm @Inkwell 31 Potternewton Lane Leeds LS7 3LW

1.30pm Inkwell JazzDivasMarlena Rose vocals and Jeff Hewer guitar 


There is also the Folk Roots Festival “Café Run” taking place 2-4pm Saturday at Café Opposite, Costa, Bucca de Pizza, Seven, Regent Street Second Stage, and House of Koko

There is also the Chapel Allerton Club fringe event 12-4pm in their car park – one band is Nicki Allan with Rod Mason  

Alligator Gumbo are also appearing on the Street by the Yorkshire Bank – 4-6pm Phil Green will be a street minstrel too!



Free events on Sunday 3 September 12.00-6pm @Regent Street Main Stage, Leeds LS7 4PE,

12.00 Mojo 78 Big Band Our community jazz big band formed for the Chapel Allerton festival 2016 and led by Dave Evans

1.15 Hyde Park Brass Brassy jazz band from the mean streets of LS6

2.30 Dan Goldman Elec-Trio Keyboard-guru Dan Goldman with his ElecTrio - fiery Rhodes piano solos, spacey synths, dirty bass and heavy beats.

3.45 Nag Champa If you like jazz funk then you will love Nag Champa’s  eclectic blend of jazz, rock, hip-hop and everything else!

5.00 James O’Hara Blues Band Authentic Chicago Blue from Leeds blues guitar favourite James O 'Hara with his band - a gathering of great blues players, who've played with the best.




Acknowledgements: The Village Jazz Festival is supported by Arts Council England.