Every Wednesday The Lescar is home to the best weekly jazz night in Sheffield. With a diverse range of music from local, regional and national touring artists who showcase the depth and vibrancy of the UK Jazz scene, it's an all year round jazz festival on your doorstep!

Music starts at 8.45 pm, doors 8.15 pm.

Advance tickets are available for all Jazz at the Lescar gigs from Porter Brook Gallery (Sheffield Music Shop), Hickmott Road, (open 10am - 5pm, Tuesday - Saturday).


Jez Matthews
Email: lescarjazz@gmail.com
Telephone: 0774 020 1939

The Lescar Hotel
Sharrowvale Road
S11 8ZF

Jazz North

Sheffield Jazz
You can also catch some great jazz at Sheffield Jazz, with two seasons running annually throughout the Spring and Autumn at three venues: Crookes Social Club on Mulehouse Road, the Auditorium at Sheffield University Students Union on Western Bank, and the Crucible Theatre Studio.

25th April 2018
The Paradise Trio7
The Paradise Trio The return of three incredible musicians, all based in Manchester, playing absolutely beautiful music. Richard Iles on flugelhorn, is a fluid improviser who's list of playing credits includes Kenny Wheeler, Vince Mendoza, Bill Frisell, Peter Erskine, John Taylor, and many others.

Mike Walker (Impossible Gentlemen, George Russell) on guitar, is simply one of the UK's most renowned guitarists; you may have seen him at The Lescar in his duo with Stuart McCallum.

Les Chisnall is a wonderful pianist much deserving of wider recognition, as well as being a highly respected educator. Their music is conversational, reflective, engaging and intimate.

2nd May 2018
Crowley / Luft / Giles7
Three of the most acclaimed acclaimed and virtuosic musicians around combine to form an explosive trio.

George Crowley (Melt Yourself Down, Yazz Ahmed, Red Snapper, Corrie Dick's Impossible Things, Olie Brice, Mount Kimbie) is an expressive and energetic tenor sax player with a wonderful sound.

Award-winning guitarist Rob Luft's 'Riser' was one of 2017's finest albums, and he comes to us as one of the most sought after musicians on the UK scene, a versatile musician with an extraordinary, yet always tastefully deployed technique.

Another award winner, drummer Tim Giles (Fraud, Art Farmer, Charles McPherson, Ben Lamdin, Iain Ballamy, Stan Sulzmann, Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone), has spent his career at the cutting edge of the music, a skilled, creative and energetic drummer.

9th May 2018
Vula Viel8
We welcome back Bex Burch, surely one of the most energetic and focussed performers on the UK scene, with an incredible line-up that features two absolute legends in Ruth Goller (electric bass), and Jim Hart (drums).

'Vula Viel' means 'Good is Good' in Dagaare, the language of the tribe in Upper West Ghana where Bex Burch lived, farmed and studied for three years. Vula Viel's music is intensely rhythmic; a uniquely engaging mix of African, punk and minimalist influences. Based around the Gyil (the Dagaare xylophone made of sacred lliga wood). Hear the music from their upcoming album 'Do Not Be Afraid' for the first time at The Lescar. Book early!

'One of my discoveries for the London Jazz Festival... Good is Good' - Gilles Peterson

'Beautiful ... Dance to it, Make Love to it, Consume it, Listen to it, Stare at the Clouds to it.. That music deserves good reactions!' - Iggy Pop

16th May 2018
Riff Raff8
A phenomenal line-up of the best UK talent, with a new album on Loop Records 'Challenger Deep'; bass player Dave Manington's Riff Raff bring a whole load of influences from folk, electronic music and contemporary classical music together in a truly accessible mix, with melodic, empathetic ensemble playing, grooves, wordless vocals, complex harmonies and expressive improvisation.

Featuring Brigitte Beraha - vocals (Kenny Wheeler, London Jazz Orchestra), Tomas Challenger - tenor saxophone (Foufolah, Red Snapper), Ivo Neame - Fender Rhodes, Mellotron, Hammond organ (Phronesis, Marius Neset), Rob Updegraff - guitar (Alani, Beth Rowley/Zigaboo Modeliste), Dave Manington - bass (Julian Arguelles, Marius Neset, Gwilym Simcock, Mark Lockheart, Tim Garland, Iain Ballamy, Gwyneth Herbert, Pete King and Alan Barnes), Tim Giles - drums (Iain Ballamy, Art Farmer).

23rd May 2018
Shatner's Bassoon7
Eccentric, idiosyncratic, razor sharp, and unlike anything else!

Shatner's Bassoon emerged from the defiantly creative Leeds improv scene in 2010. Influenced by the likes of Tim Berne, Mr. Bungle, John Zorn, Frank Zappa, Tyshawn Sorey, they bring influences and experience from eastern European folk, Hindustani music, Brazilian music, straight ahead and free jazz, reggae, metal, contemporary classical and musique concrete. Their music is densely constructed, with intense riffs, ambient textures right next to heavy grooves, and subverting cliche and convention to produce something that is both sinister and surreal.

With Michael Bardon - bass/electronics, Ollie Dover - sax/clarinet, Joost Hendrickx - drums/electronics, Johnny Richards - keys/electronics and Craig Scott - guitar/electronics.

Page last updated: 25th April 2018