Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Temperance Seven and more at the Spa

Temperance Seven - 21 October 
From Les and the team at Boston Spa

October dates

7th – Hot Fingers with Emily Campbell – the group most requested by our audience. The sound is described as “vintage acoustic swing music” – the red hot jazz of the 1920’s New York. This is a truly class act led by one of our favourite musicians “Spats” Langham on guitar and banjo and the evening will be much enhanced by the vocal talents of Emily Campbell who draws her inspiration from Ella and Peggy Lee. £10.

14th – Savannah Jazz Band – and making its final appearance for the year, Yorkshire’s number one and well travelled traditional jazz band. Always a first class jolly evening with some rhythm and blues thrown in for good measure.

21st – Temperance Seven – yes - it’s the real thing! Founded in the 1950s, the band specialises in the music of the 20s and 30s though with a tongue in cheek slant throughout. Even the name reflects this being “one under the eight” – there are eight musicians. You’ll recall the famous chart hits of the 60s such as “You’re driving me crazy” and “Pasadena”. Do come along for an evening of pure nostalgia – better still make up a party of friends and dress up in your retro outfits. £10

28th – Kevin Grenfall’s Jazz Giants + John Hallam – led by the irrepressible Kevin on trumpet on this occasion with our star reeds player John Hallam and the mellifluous Richard Leach on trombone. The rhythm section includes Phil Knight from Denmark on piano and Jack Coterill on drums. A lively evening is assured. £10.

November dates 

4th – Red Stripe Band – now for something a little different and much requested. Red Stripe led by Neil Drinkwater on keyboard has been stomping its boogie woogie, jump jive, blues, swing and rock and roll rhythms worldwide for nigh on twenty years. Infectious energy coupled with lashings of high octane music. £10.

11th – Sorry – No Jazz

18th – Dave Donohoe Jazz Band – and a warm welcome to one of the unsung heroes of the British Jazz scene with a first class array of musical talent led by Dave on trombone and amongst whom is our local hero, Frank Brooker plus Teddy Fullick on trumpet. Something of a ‘New Orleans’ bent to the programme but always an excellent evening’s entertainment.

25th – Amy Roberts + Richard Exall + Tom Kincaid – now here we have the makings of a memorable night as Amy and Richard demonstrate their formidable talents as they take on the standards on a range of reeds instruments and more than ably supported by the wonderful Tom Kincaid Trio. £10.

Thanks for your Support – it’s what keeps music live!
Why not bring along a friend, neighbour or relative – JITS is friendly and it’s fun!

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.

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