Jamil Sheriff

Head of School of Music and Education

His teaching specialisms are Jazz Piano, Jazz Composition and Jazz Musicianship. Jamil also enjoyed the role of Programme Leader (Jazz) at Leeds Conservatoire from 2014 – 2023.  
Jamil has recorded and collaborated with many artists and recorded four albums of his own music, each of which have received national and international accolades. Jazz UK writes about Jamil: His music is both swinging and sophisticated, Sheriff showing himself to be a constantly inventive arranger. Just when you think you’ve heard it all, he’ll come up with something fresh. As a composer, arranger and pianist Jamil has toured extensively throughout the UK and performed at national and international jazz festivals. 

Daydreams (GLP 2003)
Backchat (33 Records 2008)
Ichthyology (GLP 2013)
Places Like This (New Jazz Records 2017)
Ilkley Suite (33 Records 2019)
Red Kite (Lamplight Records 2023)

Aside from his own projects, Jamil enjoys a busy performance and recording schedule and works regularly with artists such as Arun Ghosh, Colman Brothers, Matt Anderson and Josh Kemp.  

Jamil has been described by The Times as an "excellent Northern pianist who brings together a range of contemporary and urban approaches". 


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