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Jazz Revelations: Issue 1 - Leeds (Magazine Feature)

Updated: Apr 1, 2023

We are beyond excited to launch the magazine project we have been working on and take our first steps to becoming a printed publication. Our first magazine focuses on the Leeds jazz scene, titled:

Jazz Revelations: Issue 1 - Leeds

An image of red, yellow, orange colours featuring abstract shapes of a singer, a saxophonist, and a drummer plus the text: Jazz Revelations Issue 1 Leeds Magazine Launch, with performances from Phenicia, Jake Mehew and the Olivia Cuttill Quartet, proceeds go to MAP Charity, Wharf Chamber LS2 7EQ, 1930 03.05.23
Artwork by @misc.etc_

After spending the last four years producing online content about the wider jazz scene, we decided to create a physical magazine about a scene very close to our hearts, Leeds.

Leeds does not always get the credit it deserves for how amazing its music community is and is often underrepresented in the music media.

With our team having a strong base in Leeds, we wanted to create a magazine that shares the amazing music of the city that has brought us so much joy during our time living here.

The magazine will present a coordinated voice on the scene and celebrate the artists who recently have been making waves and proving Leeds is home to one of the best contemporary jazz scenes right now.

A person with brown skin smiles at the camera singing into a microphone on stage
Phenicia - image by @sophieloupix

The magazine features artists in Leeds producing jazz, R&B, neo-soul, hip hop and electronica music, including:

We are hosting a launch gig on Wednesday 3rd May at Wharf Chambers to celebrate, with performances from the Olivia Cuttill Quartet, Jake Mehew, and Phenicia headlining.

Proceeds from the launch and magazine sales will go to MAP Charity, a pioneering alternative provider in creative education based in Leeds. They offer music and arts qualifications to young people at risk of exclusion from the mainstream school system. Find more about them here.

Wharf Chambers Co-Operative Club is a members’ club, and you need to be a member, or a guest of a member, in order to attend. To join, please visit Membership costs £2 and requires a minimum of 48 hours to take effect.

A white man sits on the floor playing with a synth surrounded by other musical equipment
Jake Mehew - image by @delayedpleasure

In the magazine, you can expect to find in-depth interviews and crate digging with artists, release roundups, an extended feature of our radio piece 'On Rotation', looking ahead to the future talent in the city, a little history on the city's scene, plus a mix to accompany your reading.

The magazine is audio-described as well for those with different accessibility needs.

A big thanks goes to Emma Jones (@emmajonesillustration) for her design work in the magazine, and to Hugh Roberts (@misc.etc_) for the cover design on the magazine and the gig poster.

Thanks to Yasmina Nahas for her contribution to the magazine, and Ally J Steel for his support throughout the project.

And a special thanks to Ben Lee, editor-in-chief of the magazine, for producing the whole project.

A woman with brown skin sits on stage in front of congas holding a beer and looking to her left
Olivia Cuttill - image by @sophieloupix

We hope to see many of you down at Wharf on 3rd May to support the Leeds scene.

Keep following the Jazz Revelations website, or our Instagram and Facebook pages for sneak previews of the magazine leading up to its release.

Ticket & Bundle Prices:

£5.50 - Magazine only

£7.50 - Launch advance ticket only

£9.50 - Launch OTD ticket only

£12 - Magazine + Launch advance ticket bundle

£14 - Magazine + Launch OTD ticket bundle


1930 - Doors open

2015 - Olivia Cuttill Quartet

2115 - Jake Mehew

2215 - Phenicia


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