Jazz Promoter of the Year
in the
2018 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

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.

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14th November 2018
Lorraine Baker's Eden8
Lorraine Baker We're privileged to welcome a musician who looks set to make a big impact, drummer Lorraine Baker, with an incredible all star band.

This band focuses on the music of the legendary drummer Ed Blackwell, rearranged and with new elements added to give the music a contemporary twist, it mixes afro, dance and rock grooves with driving swing and free improv; alive with an infectious energy and with a real edge.

The band features an incredible tenor sax player Nadim Teimoori (replacing Binker Golding, previously advertised, but who is unfortunately now unable to do this gig), with Paul Michael on electric bass, and John Turville on piano.

Lorraine has performed at venues from Tokyo Opera House, to Ronnie Scotts and the Royal Albert Hall, as well with artists including Christine Tobin and Gilad Atzmon.

"Lorraine has a magical quality in her playing which is perhaps the rarest of all things musical." Jeff Williams

21st November 2018
Eirik Svela Group8
Eirik Svela Norwegian guitarist Eirik Svela has just recorded his debut album in New York with the internationally acclaimed organ player Sam Yahel (Joshua Redman, Norah Jones) and he comes to Sheffield with the UK version of his band, on a national wide tour, and with a group of incredible star musicians; Jamil Sheriff (piano), Matt Anderson (saxophone), Andrew Robb (bass) and Magnus Eide (drums).

Eirik's music is thoughtful, probing, original and contemporary, always completely engaging.

28th November 2018
DOUBLE BILL: Bad Brew + Skeltr Double Bill9
A blast of energy from two very different bands, both bringing music rich in grooves, originality and improvisational intensity.

Bad Brew have been making waves across the Sheffield music scene for a while and we're really pleased to at last welcome them to The Lescar. Mixing tightly arranged contemporary jazz with progressive rock and classical influences, and a strong rhythmic drive, they feature Jonathan Cornish (keys), Steven Jouanny (bass), Tim Walker (drums) and Andrew Logan (guitar).

Skeltr are simply one of the UK's most exciting new bands. A sax and drums duo, but really much more than that; they're headline artists at this year's Lancaster Jazz Festival, picked out by Jazzwise magazine as a band to watch in 2018, they also provided support for US stars Knower on their recent UK tour. They mix fiery and energetic sax solos with samples, synths and loops, and creating a big exubrant sound, but also layered with depth and a strong emotional impact.

COMING UP (plus more dates and details to be announced next week!)

  • 5th December 2018: Jiannis Pavlidis Trio
  • 12th December 2018: Asaf Sirkis and Sylwia Bialas Duet
  • 19th December 2018: Viper Time
  • 9th January 2019: Helena Kay's KIM Trio

(No gigs on 26th December and 2nd January; we're taking a well-earned break!)

Page last updated: 12th November 2018