Kennedy's has played host to a jazz Sunday lunch for many years. The current band is a trio with John Marley on the bass, Paul Smith on the drums and a different guest player each week. The performance is free entry and you can go in for a meal or just a drink.
If you're planning to stay in York, Kennedy's also has a stylish boutique hostel called The Fort. The hostel is attached to Kennedy's so it's right in the city centre and you only have to walk downstairs from your room to see the jazz! Kennedy's also has a cosy club downstairs which hosts live music events through the week.