13th Jan – Tom Sharp Jazz Orchestra
6th – Savannah Jazz Band – and to help get rid of the post-festive blues, once again we have Yorkshire’s Premier Jazz Band always in fine fettle after the Christmas break. Traditional jazz at its best with some rollickin’ R & B thrown in for good measure.
13th – Tom Sharp Jazz Orchestra – the group began life as a rehearsal big band in Leeds and after a great success at a Christmas concert at Seven Arts in Leeds went on to win the prestigious Great North Big Band competition in 2016.The band consists mainly of young musicians playing the big swing favourites of the 40s and 50s. These are the tunes you all know and love. Let’s give them a true Boston Spa welcome.
20th – Richard Exall’s Shooting Stars – one of the major surprises of 2017, this band took the audience by storm last January. Traditional jazz from outstanding musicians, many of whom were new to us and with an element of good humour throughout. Looking forward to this second session with, we understand, the added bonus of Ben Cummings on trumpet. £10
27th – Kid Boyd Jazz Band – one of the most enjoyable and long lasting groups over the many years of JITS. A first class, varied repertoire for all sections of the audience and featuring such well known stalwarts as Frank Brooker on reeds, James Lancaster on trumpet and our favourite drumming man, Rod Macnamara.
3rd – Alan Barnes + John Hallam + Tom Kincaid – one of the major highlights of the year. Two of the UK’s finest saxophonists come together as one of the most exciting musical combinations we are privileged to present. All this, coupled with the sublime piano sounds of the Tom Kincaid Trio plus Alan’s legendary sense of humour. Don’t miss this one. £10.
10th - Fret & Fiddle – this group from the Midlands comes to us highly recommended by Graham Smith of Shades of Jazz. Award winning musicians whose sounds are based originally on the halcyon days of the Hot Club of France and the subsequent musical career of Stephan Grappelli. Violin, guitar, piano, bass and drums. P.S. Graham backs up his initial recommendation by sitting in on this one! http://fretandfiddle.co.uk/ £10.
17th – Sorry – No Jazz – Beer Festival Weekend
24th – Café Society – a long overdue return by this “off the wall” cabaret quartet featuring the outrageous Anthony Mason in his Noel Coward and George Formby roles complete with banjo and ukulele. Then add the undoubted talents of Andy Henderson on cornet, Phil Shotton on reeds and Colin Turner on tuba. It sounds different – it is different – and you’ll be overcome with laughter and sheer musical nostalgia.
Thanks for your support – it’s what keeps music live! Spread the word – JITS is live, fun and friendly – no better way to spend Saturday evening. Please take your empty bottles home – no recycling facilities at the Village Hall
Jazz in the Spa – Village Hall, High Street Boston Spa, Leeds, LS23 6AA. Weekly Live Saturday Traditional/Mainstream Jazz. 8.00.pm
Situated just off the new section of the A1(M) at Junction 45 signed Wetherby and Otley.