Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Jazz at the Spa .. gigs a plenty

August jazz dates in Boston Spa!

18th – Maine Street Jazzmen – and just to keep you all in a jolly, holiday mood, we have the highly respected Jazzmen from the North East with their inimitable blend of fast moving Traditional jazz interspersed with some rousing harmonica numbers from leader Herbie Hudson. Definitely one of the best groups in the North.

25th – Jeff Barnhart and “Spats” Langham – Yes – it’s Mr Barnhart and Mr Langham together again at your request following the memorable evening’s entertainment last year. Our two virtuosos in stride piano style and on guitar, banjo and ukulele with the perfect melange of musical standards, memories and anecdotes.


1st – Vintage Rhythms and the Henry Graham Show – now here’s a cracking start to the Autumn programme. Two groups for the price of one! Vintage Rhythms is a 16 piece band based in York which specialises in the melodic music of the golden era of the 40s and 50s and recreates the nostalgic sounds of the dance halls of yesteryear. The Henry Graham Show incorporates artists from Vintage Rhythms with lady vocalists in a programme of swing, ballads, standards, blues and -dare we mention it – a touch of rock and roll!

8th – Chris Walker’s Pedigree Jazz Band – in essence, a Salute to Trad Jazz 2018. This tribute to the famous UK Traditional Jazz bands of the 50s and 60s is led by musician and broadcaster, Chris Walker – a member of the original Real Ale & Thunder Band. Featuring Chris on clarinet, the band specialises in your favourite tunes from the Ball, Barber and Bilk era coupled with an interesting and informative presentation as befits his broadcasting expertise. The Pedigree name reflects sponsorship for the band from Marston’s Brewery.

15th – Sorry – No Jazz

22nd – Shades of Jazz – one of the best bands on the UK circuit and a Boston Spa favourite. Swings like fury. Formed and led by drummer Graham Smith, the band includes John Hallam on reeds, Gary Wood on trumpet, Martin Veasey on trombone plus Bruce Rollo on bass. Superb musicians all, resulting in Chicago style traditional jazz plus swing at its very best.

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.

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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