Thursday, 30 August 2018

September and October Jazz at Boston Spa

Pedigree Jazz Band 8 September

September/October dates at the Spa from Les and the team

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.

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.

6th – Jake Leg Jug Band – here’s something a little different. The Jake Leg Jug Band brings you the authentic sounds of the 1920s and 30s America in the form of jazz, blues, gospel and ragtime on a variety of instruments including guitar, banjo, harmonica, dobro (a resonator guitar – me neither!), double bass plus washboard and vocals and - on this occasion - our old friend, Mike Pembroke on trombone. Sounds like an evening of good time music!

20th – Classic Swing Jazz Band – another six piece group which has been recommended to us. Based in the North East and led by Bob Wade on trumpet, flugelhorn and clarinet, the band specialises in the well known numbers from the swing era plus what they describe as “the jazz classics”. All this coupled with a smattering of vocals from Olive – formerly with Maine Street Jazzmen.

27th – Carl Sinclair Boogie Band with John Hallam – the perfect way to end the month on an upbeat note. Jazz, blues, boogie woogie and so much more with the exuberant Carl on the keyboard and the superb John Hallam on reeds. Previous sessions have had everyone rockin’ in the ailes. Whatever your taste in music, we guarantee you’ll love this evening. Do come early – always a full house.

Thanks for your support – it’s what keeps music live!

Jazz in the Spa – Village Hall, High Street Boston Spa, Leeds, LS23 6AA. Weekly Live Saturday Traditional/Mainstream Jazz.

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

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