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: Millennium Hall on Ecclesall Road, the Auditorium at Sheffield University Students Union on Western Bank, and the Crucible Theatre Studio.

21st September 2016
Henrik Jensen 'Followed by Thirteen'£6
Henrik Jensen A truly international line-up; four rising stars of the European jazz scene, led by a Danish bass player with a lovely rich tone, Henrik Jensen, and featuring US trumpeter Andre Canniere, Danish pianist Esben Tjalve, and Italian drummer Antonio Fusco.

Contemporary jazz that bursts with creative and expressive energy, their music is also melodic, rhythmic and approachable. Their second album 'Blackwater', is released in September 2016. Hear it at The Lescar first!

Please visit www.henrik-jensen.com.

Henrik Jensen on YouTube: Henrik Jensen on SoundCloud.

"A highly thoughtful and skilfully executed jazz album" Stephen Graham, Marlbank.

"Four of the best young musicians on the London jazz scene" The Jazzmann.

"This cosmopolitan line-up works superbly well" Bebop Spoken here.

"A rewarding listen" Alyn Shipton, BBC, London Jazz.

"Bristling with such obvious vitality and ebullience" Adrian Pallant, AP reviews.

28th September 2016
Stuart McCallum£6
Cinematic Orchestra guitarist Stuart McCallum brings his soulful and highly approachable mix of jazz and ambient electronica. With him are Dutch vocalist Fridolijn Van Poll, who's toured with Kairos 4tet, as well releasing her own internationally acclaimed album, John Ellis on keyboards (The Cinematic Orchestra, Lily Allen, Corinne Bailey Rae, Tom Jones, John Squire, DJ Vadim), and incredible drummer Richard Spaven (Flying Lotus, José James).

5th October 2016
Hansu-Tori: Amidst A Swarm Of Butterflies£6
Amidst A Swarm Of Butterflies = Being completely surrounded by and at times overwhelmed by your own emotions.

One of the country's finest young creative talents, from the lively Birmingham jazz scene, a subtle and inventive pianist, with an equally fine trio. David Austin Grey (Piano/Keyboard/Synth/Electronics), Nick Jurd (Double Bass/Electric Bass), and Jim Bashford (Drum Kit). Referencing electronica, minimalism, alternative rock and classical music; new music that is both exploratory and fresh, but also approachable and emotive.

12th October 2016
Ellery Eskelin with Matthew Bourne and Chris Sharkey
In association with Apollo Jazz Network, NORVOLJazz, and Arts Council England £8
From NYC, a unique opportunity to hear a highly individual and creative musician from the cutting edge of the global improvised music scene. Tenor sax player Ellery Eskelin has performed all over the world, a passionate and committed musician, with a wonderful sound. He visits us with two of the UK's foremost groundbreaking musicians, both with international reputations; guitarist Chris Sharkey (TrioVD, Acoustic Ladyland and Bilbao Syndrome) and pianist Matthew Bourne; a unique virtuoso mixing a delicate touch with often fiery improvisation. An intense experience, and a genuine special event for us at The Lescar; world class improvised music. "...Eskelin continues to be the most inventive American tenor player in creative music." (Down Beat) "Eskelin's warm sound and flowing melodic invention may be the first things to catch a listener's attention. He has one of the great tenor sounds..." (The New York City Jazz Record - December 2013)

19th October 2016
Dan Messore's Indigo Kid£6
Rising star guitarist Dan Messore's music is a delight; rhythmic, with a strong sense of narrative, and an emotional core. Gareth Lockrane (flute) is a brilliant improviser, was nominated as a Rising Star in the prestigious US Downbeat Critics Poll for 2015. Calum Gourlay's bass playing has been heard with Kit Downes, Tommy Smith, The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, amongst many others. Tim Giles is a BBC award-winning drummer, who's worked with Stan Sulzmann, Iain Ballamy, and Jamie Callum.

26th October 2016
Andre Canniere£7
With a band drawn from the best of the London jazz scene, US trumpeter Andre Canniere returns with Tori Freestone (tenor sax), John Turville (piano), Michael Janisch (bass), Andrew Bain (drums), and guest vocalist Brigitte Behara. Their new album 'The Darkening Blue' (Whirlwind Recordings) is inspired by the poems of Rainer Maria Rilke and Charles Bukowski. Contemporary jazz with a slight twist, ranging from the haunting and mystical to something altogether more bold and urgent. "The American-born trumpeter has emerged as one of the most compelling artists on the current London jazz scene" - The Scotsman

2nd November 2016
Fini Bearman£7
Celebrating the release of her third studio album 'Burn the Boat' (Two Rivers Records), Fini Bearman visits us in advance of a London Jazz Festival performance. An expressive singer with a beautiful voice, and influences including Joni Mitchell, Björk, Radiohead, Esperanza Spalding, mixing jazz with folk and alt-pop. Honest, idiosyncratic and emotionally intense music, with a line-up of some of the UK's finest young talent: Matt Robinson (Snowpoet, Corrie Dick) on piano, Nick Costly-White (Snowpoet) on guitar, Conor Chaplin (Laura Jurd/Dinosaur, Martin Speake, Bobo Stenson) on bass and Dave Hamblett (Snowpoet, Kenny Wheeler, Ivo Neame) on drums.

Page last updated: 31st August 2016