Welcome to Wakefield Jazz
Advance Tickets can be purchased through this website on each event page, or from our Gig Tickets page. Tickets will also be available on the door, except for ‘All Ticket’ gigs.
Doors open at 7:00 pm; music starts at 8:00 pm and we finish at 10:30 pm (See gigs for additional support band start times).
Concessions: We offer a reduction of £1 for people who are of “bus pass” age, or those in receipt of state benefits, and a student or under 25’s discount of 50% of the full entry fee. Children under the age of 15 are admitted free except for “all ticket” gigs. Facilities for the disabled, wheelchair access by arrangement. If you would be willing to complete our feedback survey, please click here.
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Friday 1 October Ubunye (one ness) unites singers from Kwa Zulu Natal with musicians from Leeds in an inspirational blend
Friday 8 October Openhearted quintet led by Newcastle bassist/composer John Pope, with earworm tunes and shades of Ornette Coleman’s freewheeling
Friday 15 October Stylish and intelligent jazz from some of Yorkshire’s finest musicians, led by drummer Caroline Boaden, featuring originals
Friday 22 October Contemporary foot-tapping jazz-funk from Liverpool, with more than a nod to the 70s - assertive horns and
Friday 29 October Alison Rayner has been a leading light of British jazz for over 30 years, with the Guest
Friday 5 November Remarkably now a sexagenarian veteran of British jazz, Clark returns to Wakefield with the latest iteration of
Friday 12 November New York saxophonist Greg Abate is one of the best exponents of seat-of-the-pants barnstorming bebop, channelling the
Friday 19 November The legendary improvising saxophonist/composer Trevor Watts was present at the birth of free jazz in 1960s London
Friday 26 November Cinematic jazz composed by Leeds-based Emma Johnson, with strong melodies and cathartic improvisation. As featured on their
Friday 3 December Huddersfield-bassist leads his current quartet featuring avuncular saxman Rod Mason, playing a mix of originals and contemporary
Friday 10 December (All Ticket event) The legendary Wakefield Jazz Xmas party returns, featuring the ever-popular Tina May, one of
Friday 14 January 2022 The music of Thelonious Monk, as reimagined by Carmen McRae and now reinvigorated by Newcastle’s finest
Friday 21 January 2022 New quartet led by the avuncular doyen of Leeds jazz guitarists Nik Svarc, playing originals and
Friday 28 January 2022 A very special duo gig featuring one of the UK’s leading singers and one of the
Friday 4 February 2022 Returning to Wakefield after 2019’s sell-out gig, Dale is the UK’s leading exponent of New Orleans-style
Season will start 1 Oct, finish with Xmas Jazz Party on 10 Dec.
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