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Friday, 17 January 2014

Jazz at Boston Spa

Alan Barnes + John Hallam

Les Brown writes - we had a cracking start to the New Year on Saturday evening with the Savannah Jazz Band in excellent form. Over one hundred in the audience and a wonderful atmosphere. Please find attached the programme for January/February. The programme to the end of May is on the website ( Thanks for all your support in 2013. The good news is that we intend to hold the entry price at £8 for 2014 (specials excepted).

25th Jan – Alan Barnes + John Hallam + Tom Kincaid Trio – here’s a session to whet the appetites of Jazz aficionados. Two of the UK’s finest saxophonists plus the magical sounds of the Tom Kincaid Trio. No more need be said. N B £10

1st Feb - Maine Street Jazzmen – this band from the North East has quickly established itself as a real favourite of the Boston Spa audience. No nonsense, driving traditional jazz with the added bonus of some superb harmonica playing from trombonist/leader Herbie Hudson and a sprinkling of upbeat vocals from Olive.

8th Feb– New Orleans Heat – always welcome visitors to Jazz in the Spa is this seven piece group playing “old style” New Orleans jazz but with renewed verve and vigour. First class musicians led by pianist Barry Grummet, the band presents a programme of stomps, blues, spirituals and rags in the styles of Bunk Johnson, George Lewis and Kid Thomas.

15th Feb – Spirit of New Orleans – and holding to the New Orleans theme, here’s a highly regarded Yorkshire based band with a delightfully relaxed, wide ranging and distinctive style. Led by trumpet maestro Dave Pogson, this band swings and entertains in equal measure.

22nd Feb– Boston Spa Real Ale Festival – featuring Ron Burnett’s Mardi Gras Jazz Quartet. No evening session this week as the Village Hall is transformed into a Mecca for Real Ale enthusiasts with up to 30 ales to choose from. The Mardi Gras Quartet will be on stage from 2.00pm to 4.00pm - the session being sponsored by Jazz in the Spa.
Entry £5 to include a Festival glass.

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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