As part of the Leeds Summer Music Festival JazzLeeds presents two days of jazz and blues in the Heart of Leeds. Millennium Square events are all free. Carriageworks events are ticketed.

12-1 Millennium Square: Jazz Leeds Workshop Band. The line up is as follows – 

Jean Watson, voice

Tom Sharp, trumpet & band leader

Jon Duffield, trumpet

Sarah Henderson, flute

Jim Bailey, alto sax

Steph Atkinson, tenor sax

Chris Noble, tenor sax

Mark Wityszyn, trombone

John Tattersall, piano/sax

John Fisher, piano

Trev Prinn, double bass

Josh Smout, drums

1-2 Millennium Square: Dales Jam led by Richard Ormrod

2-4pm Carriageworks: Learning to Play Jazz” led by Dom Moore 

Dom is a Leeds based pianist, guitarist, drummer and jazz tutor, and an expert in helping people take their first steps in jazz playing and improvisation.

Many people ask the best way to get started learning jazz as a beginner. For jazz beginners this beautiful style of music can seem intimidating and hard to tackle. Don’t worry though. You’re not alone!

This 2 hour workshop will help beginners and less experienced musicians on their own path to growth. Dom will cover some core components of what you need to begin to play this wonderful style of music. Dom will get you all playing too – bring your instrument along. Let’s get to learning!

Suitable for young people aged over 11

5-6 Millennium Square: GSAL Jazz Ensemble conducted by Adrian Knowles

6-7 Millennium Square: Los Camaradas – Cuban jazz 

7-8.30 Millennium Square – Ubunye

Thandanani Gumede, Xolani Mbatha, Nokuthula Zondi, Bongi Gwala (vocals)/ Dave Evans (keyboards)/ Emma Johnson (tenor saxophone)/ Simon Dennis (trumpet)/ Nik Rutherford (guitar)/ Barry Ricarby (bass)/ Alex Wibrew (drums)

Yorkshire-based singers (originally from South Africa), and gospel and R’n’B players from Yorkshire, perform an inspirational blend of jazz, Isigqi – traditional Zulu music – and Afro-pop.GSA