james jelliman

James Jelliman's activities are wide-ranging, including Co-Director for Let’s Get Lost Festival, Assistant Festival Director for Garforth Arts Festival, coordinator for the Arts Live community arts centre, owner and head engineer of the recording studio Burning Studios and a practicing composer and performer of music with an eclectic taste. James also works for the Delta Academies Trust.

He has performed at Glastonbury Festival, and as part of international music ensembles in the United Kingdom and abroad.

As the founder and director of Garforth Arts Festival, Dave has involved thousands of young people and community members in a diverse range of educational arts projects over a period of twelve years.


He also directs The Garforth Jazz Rock Band – a youth ensemble with a high emphasis on improvisation -formed in October of 2003 as part of the Garforth Community Arts School


Dave’s current work involves a number of different projects across Yorkshire including school groups and professional ensembles. As a workshop leader he specializes in jazz and improvised music, creating arrangements and compositions in collaboration with other musicians.

dave evans


Dave Evans is a composer, performer, band leader, and educator who has worked in many different musical settings and styles from musical theatre and street bands to jazz and pop.