Jazz Promoter of the Year
in the
2018 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

Jazz at The Lescar is an award-winning jazz promoter based in Sheffield, hosting one of the UK's longest running weekly jazz nights, as well as occasional gigs at other venues around the city, covering a wide range of contemporary music, from local, regional, national and international touring artists, and showcasing the depth, creativity, and vibrancy of the jazz and improvised music scenes.

Run by musicians on a voluntary, not for profit basis, the nights are funded entirely through ticket sales for the gigs, and our legendary raffle!

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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20th March 2019
Charlie Pyne Quartet£8
Charlie Pyne Joyful, optimistic, and thoughtful music from bass player, vocalist and composer Charlie Pyne.

After 10 years playing in the bands of Yazz Ahmed, Noel Langley, Nikki Iles and many others, Charlie's own music combines riffs, kaleidoscopic harmony and memorable tunes, mixing contemporary jazz with influences from rock and tango.

Following an appearance at the Lancaster Jazz Festival, the music is brought passionately to life by a line-up comprising Luke Pinkstone (saxophones), Liam Dunachie (piano) and a very welcome return to The Lescar for drummer Katie Patterson, who visited us previously with her All Sorts band.

27th March 2019
Uncanny Valley (Tom Challenger, Phil Donkin, Oliver Steidle)£8
Uncanny Valley An international collaboration bringing together musicians from the London and Berlin jazz scenes.

Propulsive, probing, intense and reactive improvised music from three outward looking musicians, Tom Challenger (saxophone), Phil Donkin (bass) and Oliver Steidle (drums).

Formed in 2017, you may have caught Tom in his incredible duet with Kit Downes (Vyamanikal).

Three of the most respected musicians in European improvised music, they have combined experience working with a range of artists including Tomasz Stanko, Louis Sclavis, Ernst Reijseger, Simon Nabatov, Kenny Wheeler, Evan Parker, Julian Arguelles, Tim Garland, Stan Sulzmann, Gwilym Simcock, John Abercrombie, Marc Copland, Bill Stewart, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Chris Speed, and many others.

3rd April 2019
Mike Walker and Tria Lingvo£9
Mike Walker and Tria Lingvo With our second UK/German collaboration in as many weeks, we're delighted to present internationally acclaimed guitarist Mike Walker (Impossible Gentlemen), with Tria Lingvo, based in Cologne, and winners of the 2014 New German Jazzprize, featuring Johannes Lemke (Saxophones), André Nendza (Bass) and Christoph Hillmann (Drums, Prepared Drums, Udu, Garrahand and Kalimba).

Their music is lyrical, rhythmic and beautifully expressive, and a perfect foil for Mike Walker's unfolding melodic improvisations. Contemporary jazz at its best.

Thursday 4th April 2019 at Yellow Arch Studios
Vula Viel + Support (tickets available from Party for the People)
Vula Viel Gyil player Bex Burch returns with her uniquely energetic and intense vibe, and a line up featuring Ruth Goller (Acoustic Ladyland, Melt Yourself Down, Andreya Triana, Rokia Traore, Bojan Z) on electric bass, and Jim Hart (Marius Neset, Ivo Neame, Wynton Marsalis) on drums.

Vula Viel means Good is Good in Dagaare, the language of the tribe in Upper West Ghana where Bex lived, farmed and studied for three years. Vula Viel's music is intensely rhythmic; an edgy mix of African, post-punk and minimalist influences, based around the Gyil (a Dagaare xylophone made of sacred lliga wood), imbued with the music of Steve Reich, Bill Laswell and Arthur Russell, as well as jazz. Their new album 'Do Not Be Afraid' is released in January.

'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

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

'Funerals have never sounded so funky' Songlines

'Like Portico Quartet on steroids' Jazzwise

Support comes from Captain Avery & the Cosmic Triceratops of Intergalactic Peace, the wildest and most celestial group of musical miscreants Sheffield has probably ever spawned. Their live show is immersive and full of sequinned energy: expect cosmic afrobeat, psychedelic balkan, space shanties, intergalactic funk and mutant disco. Expect wild dancing and joyous abandon!

Yellow Arch Studios, 30-36 Burton Road, Sheffield S3 8BX.

A collaboration with PROLE JAZZ

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Coming up!

  • 10th April: Joy Ellis
  • 17th April: Caravela
  • 24th April: Crescent Trio
  • 1st May: Eyal Lovett
  • 8th May: Rob Luft Band
  • 15th May: Yuko Yokoi
  • 22nd May: TBC
  • 29th May: Sheffield Indian Music Ensemble with Guests
  • 5th June: Tom Syson

    Page last updated: 19th March 2019