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Afternoon Concert

Nadim Teimoori's "Teduloca" @Seven Arts 25 March

Nadim Teimoori Saxophones. Sam Dunn on Guitar, Martin Longhorn on Organ, Tim Carter on Drums 

Tenor saxophonist, composer and graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, Nadim Teimoori is making a national name for himself , appearing with Julian Joseph, Jamie Cullum, James Taylor, Iain Ballamy and many others. Formed around the classic lineup of Sax, Guitar, Organ and Drums, Teduloca are a contemporary jazz quartet, featuring some of Yorkshire's most exciting and dynamic improvisers.

Teduloca’s music takes influence from the history of jazz, but keep it’s eyes very much on the future, with virtuosic unison lines, heavy swing, gritty grooves and beautiful contemporary harmonies.


Originally from Doncaster, Nadim Teimoori joined DYJA (Doncaster Youth Jazz Associaton), directed by John Ellis MBE, at the age of 13 and progressed rapidly in the field of Jazz receiving recognition from all over the country and winning numerous awards. He then went on from here to study a diploma in Jazz Studies at ‘Leeds College of Music’ further flaming his passion for music before eventually moving to the ‘Royal Academy Of Music’ in 2008. Nadim can be found playing in different musical settings with some of the top names on the British Jazz scene including frequent performances with the Stan Tracey Legacy band (most recently at Seven Arts in October 2017). 

'Nadim’s voice on the tenor is thoughtful, melodic, harmonically advanced, and creative. Beautiful!’ - Chris Potter

'Sam Dunn is a wonderful musician on all levels. He has a wide, interesting repertoire, beautiful sound, and is equally compelling with ballads and burners.’ - Judy Carmichael

Nadim Teimoori's "Teduloca"

Date and time Sunday afternoon 25th March 2018 1:30pm - 4pm @Seven Arts Centre 31A Harrogate Rd, Leeds, LS7 3PD

Tickets: £10/8 concessions £5 students with NUS, kids under 16 free


Inkwell Jazz Cafe + Jam Session March 18th

Our end of term Spring jam session with performances from the Seven Jazz Voices Choir, the Jazz Workshop Band plus anyone who wants to sing or play during the afternoon. The JazzLeeds trio will be there to support you!


Date and time 18 March 2018 1:30pm - 4pm @Inkwell 31 Potternewton Lane, Leeds, LS7 3LW

Tickets: £7/5 concessions (£5 includes students and performers), kids under 16 free

David Ferris Septet + Estonian singer Maria Vali @Inkwell 4 March

David Ferris is a pianist from Birmingham, and this concert is part of a tour featuring his septet and the amazing Estonian singer Maria Väli. The project is based around settings David has written of work by various British poets.  His album is due to be released next year on the Stoney Lane record label.

Maria Välim is a member of the critically acclaimed Estonian Voices and is a busy performer in Estonia.  She studied at Trondheim Conservatory in Norway and has appeared together with David's band at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, and Molde Jazz Festival, Norway.  You can hear her at

The rest of David's septet is made up of Nick Jurd on bass, Euan Palmer on drums, Hugh Pascall on trumpet, Richard Foote on trombone, and Vittorio Mura and Chris Young on woodwinds.  Hear their music here-

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David Ferris Septet + Estonian singer Maria Vali 

Date and time 4 March 2018 1:30pm - 4pm @Inkwell 31 Potternewton Lane Leeds, LS7 3LW
Tickets: £9/7 concessions £5 students with NUS, kids under 16 free

Victor Guttierez and Miriam Ast @Seven Arts 11 March

A duo featuring German jazz singer, Miriam Ast and Spanish pianist Victor Gutierrez.

Celebrating their prize-winning success at Bucharest Jazz Competition, the duo of Miriam Ast and Victor Gutierrez will perform an intimate set in Seven Arts 

Both graduates of the prestigious course at the Royal Academy of Music, their imagination and interaction are a pleasure to enjoy. 

Winners of the Best Vocalist Award at the Bucharest International Jazz Competition 2017, the German Jazz singer Miriam Ast and Spanish pianist (and recent Leeds resident) Victor Gutierrez met during their studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London in 2015. Right from the beginning they shared a musical chemistry, so they decided to build a common project. Secret songs is a set of tunes that reflects their musical vision: Interactive playing, lush harmonies, dazzling lines, rhythmic explorations and relentless creative openness. Brand new compositions and jazz standards get refreshed and revitalized through their arrangements, giving the whole set a strong and unified concept. Spontaneity and interaction are an essential trademark of this duo. From raging swing, to open and free playing; from up tempos to very quiet and lyrical moments, their music will take you to all those secret places. 

**hear them sing/play "Don't get too cocky"! 

Victor Guttierez and Miriam Ast 

Date and time 11 March 2018 1:30pm - 4pm @Seven Arts Centre 31A Harrogate Rd, Leeds, LS7 3PD

Tickets: £10/8 concessions £5 students with NUS, kids under 16 free


Leeds College of Music Student Union Big Band @Seven Arts 25 Feb

Leeds College of Music Student Union Big Band has established itself in the city as one of the best big bands winning prizes at the most recent North of England 2017 Big Band competition in Sunderland. Over 20 members strong, it is an exciting ensemble with a big sound and a big ambition.


Date and time 25 February 2018 1:30pm - 4pm @Seven Arts Centre 31A Harrogate Rd, Leeds, LS7 3PD

Tickets: £10/8 concessions £5 students with NUS, kids under 16 free