Apologies for the late arrival of the new programme - due to our creative guru being seriously indisposed with the lurgi over the festive period. Delighted to hear that the first session with the Savannah went well - it's always an uplifting evening after the New Year break. The website is now updated with all the gigs until the end of May and the" Future Dates for your Diary" page has all the specials currently booked to the end of the Year. In response to a number of requests, we have managed to arrange a second session with Hot Fingers and Emily Campbell for November as well as the original session in June. Thanks again for all your support and encouragement. Kind regards
Les + the Team at Boston Spa
17th – Andy Henderson Swingtet – here’s a nod towards the quartets and quintets of the 40s and 50s and the standards made famous by the swing bands of the era.
24th - Alan Barnes + John Hallam + Tom Kincaid Trio – one of the most enjoyable musical combinations we are privileged to present. First set up by Tim in 2011, this is one of the highlights of our annual programme. Two of the UK’s finest saxophonists supported by a superb rhythm section. £10
31st – Mart Rodger Manchester Jazz – here’s more enjoyable sounds by one of the most respected traditional jazz groups in the North.
7th – Frank Brooker’s Happy Chappies – this one is close to home. Our local hero, Frank on reeds, leads a line up of local worthies including Greg Wadman on trumpet, Jim Wright on banjo/guitar, Phil Kampen on bass and all driven along by our favourite drummin’ man, Rod McNamara.
14th – Maine Street Jazzmen – and to help drive away the wintertime blues, one of the most stimulating traditional jazz bands in the North which has quickly established itself as a Boston Spa favourite.
21st – Boston Spa Real Ale Festival – featuring Ron Burnett’s Mardi Gras Jazz Quartet. No evening session this week as the Hall is transformed into a Mecca for Real Ale enthusiasts with over 30 ales to choose from. The Mardi Gras Quartet will be on stage from 2.00.pm to 4.00.pm – sponsored by Jazz in the Spa. The Festival opens at 12 noon and entry is £5 to include a Festival glass.
28th – Spirit of New Orleans – and to round off the month, a highly regarded Yorkshire based band with a delightfully relaxed, wide ranging and distinctive style.
NB Cans into the Red Bucket to support the Air Ambulance Landing Strips for Children’s Hospitals
Jazz at the Spa 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.