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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Jazz at the Spa - March

Frank Brooker

Tony Leigh writes

It was certainly a great evening last Saturday at Jazz at the Spa with Alan Barnes and John Hallam (despite a rotten cold) with the Tom Kincaid Trio in fine form.

You will have seen the earlier blog about jazz at the Spa in February - looking forward to more good evenings the programme for March is attached 

1st – Frank Brooker’s Happy Chappies – our local boy made good! Here’s a line up of excellent local musical worthies led by Frank on reeds, Greg Wadman on trumpet, Jim Wright on banjo/guitar, Phil Kampen on bass and our favourite drumming man, Rod McNamara. Happy Chappies equals Happy Sounds.

8th – Papa Pider’s Jazz Band – an eagerly awaited return by this re-formed Swedish band which specialises in the “revival sounds” of Barber and Colyer. It takes its name from one of our favourite visiting trombonists - Pider Avall (formerly of Mysto’s Hot Lips). A superb session last time round – we anticipate the same. £10.

15th – Jump Jive ‘n’ Wail – recommended to us and making a first appearance is this dynamic seven piece band from Halifax specialising in the dance music of the 30s, 40s and 50s. “Guaranteed to make the joint swing!” it is said.

22nd – Amy Roberts/John Hallam Jazz Five – here we bring together two of our all time favourite reeds players to serve up a delectable miscellany of the standards. To which we then add Tom Kincaid on piano, Jim Swinnerton on bass and Nick Millward on drums. Talk about a first class line up!

29th – Richard Leach’s Seven Stars of Jazz – the annual visit of one of the UK’s finest traditional jazz bands playing in the Chicago style of Eddie Condon and Alex Welsh. Superb musicians, exuberant music and a good night guaranteed.

Thank you all for your continued support.

Jazz is at the Village Hall High Street Boston Spa LS23 6AA

We are situated just off the new section of the A1(M) at Junction 45 signed Wetherby and Otley. 

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