Hot Fingers at the Boston Spa Festival Weekend July 16
4th – Chicago Teddy Bears Society Jazz Band – here’s a wonderful way to get the month off to a flying start with a rip roaring session of traditional jazz from the “Teds”. Always a full bore performance laced with Merseyside humour - a sparkling performance with never a dull moment!
11th – Spirit of New Orleans – and to follow a highly regarded Yorkshire based band with a delightfully relaxed, distinctive style. Excellent musicians all and led by trumpet maestro Dave Pogson, this band swings and entertains in equal measure. To a degree, its name belies the wide variety of musical styles. Not to be missed.
18th – Big Easy Swing Band - making a first appearance is this energetic group of young musicians from Leeds playing an extensive repertoire from the early days in New Orleans through to Jump Jive. This band has quickly established a first class reputation throughout the North so we anticipate an enjoyable, foot tapping session.
25th – Hot Antic Jazz Band – recommended to us and on tour in the UK, this is one of the premier French jazz bands based in Nimes. Founded in 1979 with the objective to play for fun, the band has since played all the major European and UK and USA festivals and specialises in hot jazz sounds from the 1920s onwards. www.hotantic.net £10.
2nd – Harlem Hot Stompers – stalwarts of our annual Christmas party, we are guaranteed a rousing session of the best in traditional jazz from the Harlems. One of our longstanding favourite groups guaranteed to lift the spirits and set the feet tapping.
9th Louis Louis Louis – we had many requests for another session after last year’s first appearance by this energetic group. As the name suggests, the sounds of Armstrong, Prima and Jordan plus more. “Four part harmonies, honking horns and a driving boogie woogie-style piano.” Just the ticket for the many R & B fans amongst you.
16th Hot Fingers with Emily Campbell – this week we’re joining in enthusiastically as part of the first ever Boston Spa Festival Weekend. And to show our commitment, we’ve engaged our most requested group – Hot Fingers with Emily. Led by the UK’s top banjo/guitar maestro “Spats” Langham, the group specialises in the red hot jazz of the 20s/30s. Do come along and join the festivities. £10
23rd – No Jazz
30th – Manhattan Sound with Nicki Allan – and now for something a little different. Manhattan Sound is a highly respected 16 piece Big Band based in Golcar, West Yorkshire. There’s a wide ranging repertoire of classic big band tunes and a lively and entertaining night is in store for those who enjoy the powerful drive of a big band in full flight. All this plus the acclaimed local heroine, Nicki Allan, on vocals,
Jazz in the Spa – Village Hall, High Street Boston Spa, Leeds LS23 6AA. Weekly Live Traditional/Mainstream Jazz. 8.00.pm
Situated just off the new section of the A1(M) at Junction 45 signed Wetherby and Otley.
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