Chris Walker's Pedigree Jazz Band
From Les and the Team
7th June 2014 – Chris Walker/Roger Marks Pedigree Jazz Band – a wonderful evening’s entertainment last year and probably the most professional and interesting presentation ever from the stage in Boston Spa. Formed with the specific intention of being a tribute to the popular tunes of the “British Trad Jazz Era”, the band is led by Chris on reeds and Roger on trombone and features other members of Roger’s legendary West Country “Armada Jazz Band”. One not to miss.
14th June 2014– Hot Fingers with Emily Campbell – the fingers in question belong to the inimitable “Spats” Langham. The music is described as “vintage acoustic string music” – the red hot jazz of 1920s New York and sophisticated 1930s swing to which is added the “French Coffee House sound”. Following requests, they are joined on this occasion by the classically trained Emily Campbell who adds a further touch of class with her vocals drawing inspiration from such as Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald.
21st June 2014– Chris Pearce’s Frenchman Street Jazz Band – a welcome return by this respected traditional jazz band from the Midlands led by Chris on reeds and featuring long standing friends Richard Leach on trombone, Phil Probert on banjo and “Uncle” Graham Smith on drums. First class musicians all and a rousing session is guaranteed.
28th June 2014- Harlem Hot Stompers – and talking of rousing sessions and raising roofs we welcome back those enthusiastic purveyors of stomping traditional jazz sounds. Now led by ace banjo player Ian McCann, the band features Bozza’s favourite – Bill Smith on cornet, the superb John Ronan on trombone and the wonderful piano interludes of John Reade. Sheer enjoyment!
Jazz is at the Village Hall High Street Boston Spa, Leeds LS23 6AA
Situated just off the new section of the A1(M) at Junction 45 signed Wetherby and Otley.