Saturday Jazz Divas

Every first Saturday of the month 1.30pm -4pm

Jazz Divas will be back in the Autumn!

Inkwell work closely with established Leeds based jazz organisation Jazz Leeds who bring live music to our saturday cafe once a month. Jazz Divas features upcoming and established jazz singers from across the region, playing foot tapping well known jazz tunes in our main gallery space. Our Saturday Cafe serves delicious homemade lunches until 3pm with full espresso bar service and homemade cakes until 4pm.

Entrance is Free (collection for band)

Sunday Jazz Cafe

teaming up with JazzLeeds means Sunday afternoons at Inkwell are a great way to wind down your weekend. With top jazz musicians performing live in our art space, we serve great coffees and tasty simple meals during the sessions. Seven jazz is an independent voluntary music provider based in Chapel Allerton run by volunteers and music lovers.


Website: with links to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
Contact us:

Address: c/o JazzLeeds 11 Gledhow Park Drive, Leeds, LS74JT

JazzLeeds registered Charity Number 1178875.

JAZZLEEDS acknowledge the support and help we receive from Leeds City Council, Leeds Inspired, Jazz North, Arts Council England, Arts@Leeds, Seven Arts and Inkwell. We are a member of NorVolJazz – the Northern Voluntary Promoters Jazz Network – blog or website

Autumn 2018 Programme

Prohibited Strangers

Sun 9th Sept at Inkwell

Joe Boyes – piano, Kieran Gunter – guitar, Will Stock – bass, Joshua Smout- drums

Exploring the tunes of The Impossible Gentlemen, Kenny Wheeler, Nikki Iles and Iain Ballamy plus their own distinctive compositions.

Doors 1.30pm £9/7 

John Williamson Quartet

Sun 23 Sept at Inkwell

Matt Anderson -sax, Martin Longhawn -piano, John Williamson -bass Steve Hanley -drums

John Williamson is a musician and scientist from Saltburn in North Yorkshire. He plays electric bass in all genres. His band at Inkwell features a welcome return to Leeds of saxman Matt Anderson.

1.30pm start. £9/ £7

Jamie Taylor and Richard Iles

Sunday 21 Oct at Inkwell

Jamie Taylor guitar, Richard Iles flugelhorn

A varied programme of music in this intimate duo setting by these two stellar Northern based jazz musicians.

Doors 1.30pm £9/7 

Jazz Jam Session

Sun 4th Nov at Inkwell

Bring your horn, your axe, your voice or just come down and enjoy the fun!

Doors 1.30pm £9/7 (NUS £5)

Zoe Gilby

Sun 18 Nov at Inkwell

Welcome return to Inkwell from this very talented singer and songwriter from Newcastle

Doors 1.30pm. £9/ £7 concs

Jack Garside Quintet

Sun 2 Dec at Inkwell

Will Howard, tenor Will Blackstone trumpet, George McDonald piano, Jack Garside bass, Jordan Dinsdale drums

Leeds bassist Jack Garside leads this spellbinding quintet of Leeds young musicians

Doors 1.30pm. £9/ £7 concs

Christmas Party Jam Session

Sun 16 Dec at Inkwell

Our Christmas jazz jam – with appearances from the Jazz Workshop and Jazz Voices Choir – come down and enjoy the fun!

Doors 1.30pm. £9/ £7 concs

Jazz Voices Choir

The choir meets fortnightly Monday evenings @Inkwell 7-9pm directed by Tessa Smith starting Mon Sept 24th . For more information and enrolment email

Jazz Leeds Workshop

meets fortnightly Sunday mornings @Inkwell 10-12pm tutored by Dom Moore and Tom Sharp starting Sun Sept 9th . For more information and enrolment email