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). Friendly atmosphere – bar, raffle, secondhand books and cds.
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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Buy tickets online, or on the door (except all ticket gigs, when indicated). Changes to band members, from those originally listed in paper programme, are coloured orange.

January 2022 – updates to Jazz Workshop & Choir

Autumn 2021

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Food: Order hot food

Friday 28 January 2022 16 times winner of Best Pianist in The British Jazz Awards, David Newton is joined by
Friday 4 February 2022 Returning to Wakefield after 2019’s sell-out gig, Dale is the UK’s leading exponent of New Orleans-style
Friday 11 February 2022 + Eclectic invention led by cellist Shirley Smart, with influences from North African, classical and Jewish
Friday 18 February 2022 + Wakefield trombonist Rory Ingham leads a stellar sextet celebrating the great drummer Art Blakey. Rory
Friday 25 February 2022 + Support + A unique line-up put together by Wakefield Jazz promoter and effervescent pianist Pete
Friday 4 March 2022 + For more than two decades Liam Noble has been a key figure on the vibrant
Friday 11 March 2022 + Tom Harris is a Mancunian pianist, improviser, and composer, who has been working with artists
Friday 18 March 2022 + Astonishingly accomplished trio led by the hugely popular jazz vocalist Ian Shaw play music from
Friday 25 March 2022 + A remarkable double bill featuring tutors and students from the renowned Trinity Laban Conservatoire -
Friday 1 April 2022 + Inspired by the past, present and future, saxophonist James Mainwaring leads a real exploration of
Friday 29 April 2022 + Vocalist Brigitte Beraha has been a regular visitor to Wakefield Jazz with her unique brand
Friday 6 May 2022 + The Tim Knowles Quartet are a dynamic band of young northern musicians who take a
Friday 13 May 2022 + Wakefield Jazz was founded in 1987 by Alec Sykes, whose boundless enthusiasm for both the
Friday 20 May 2022 + Emily Brown is an experienced jazz singer with a gift for harmonic risk-taking and for
Friday 27 May 2022 + A London-based singer with Italian-Danish roots, Irene Serra writes sophisticated jazz-pop songs with a hint
Friday 3 June 2022 + Alexander Hawkins is a composer, pianist, organist, and bandleader who is ‘unlike anything else in
Friday 10 June 2022 + Most recently seen at Wakefield Jazz with the anarchic Pigfoot, Chris’ new unusual line-up features

Coming soon:

Shirley Smart Trio
Ingham-Davison Allstar Sextet
Pete Rosser’s Rhubarb Patch + Ben Gilbert/Edison Herbert Duo
Liam Noble’s Long Game
Tom Harris Trio feat. Alicia Gardener-Trejo
Ian Shaw/Iain Ballamy/Jamie Safir
Trinity Laban Jazz Orchestra / Wallen-Koller Quartet
James Mainwaring’s Mycorrhiza
Brigitte Beraha’s Lucid Dreamers
Tim Knowles Quartet
Winston Clifford/Jonathan Gee Quartet – Alec Sykes Celebration Concert
Emily Brown Quintet
Irene Serra Quartet
Alexander Hawkins Trio
Chris Batchelor’s Zoetic

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