Details of the Current Programme

April 2018

7th – Shades of Jazz – one of the finest combinations of talented musicians on the circuit. This band swings like fury. John Hallam, Gary Wood, Martin Veasey, Jim Douglas (ex-Alex Welsh), Bruce Rollo and led by Graham Smith on drums. Guaranteed to blow up a storm – so what’s not to like? £10.

14 – Echo 42 Big Band – and for those of you who love the swinging sounds of the 40s, 50s and 60s, we are delighted to present once again an evening of pure nostalgia in the Big Band format. “Yorkshire’s longest continuous running and versatile Big Band”. So be it – we loved them last year – they’ll do us proud again! £10.

21st - Louis Louis Louis – back once more by popular request, this group of enthusiastic young musicians from Leeds with a wonderful repertoire from the three Louis – Armstrong, Jordan and Prima. It’s something a little different – but just the ticket for the many R & B fans amongst you. The Hall will be rockin’ - and how we envy the exuberance of youth!

28th – Amy Roberts + John Hallam + Tom Kincaid – now here’s a magical combination which we have been proud to present over the years. Two superb saxophonists plus the melodic, swinging sounds of the Tom Kincaid Trio. No need to ramble on – a magical evening is assured. £10.

 

May 2018

5th – Enrico Tomasso + Roy Williams + Tom Kincaid + John Burgess – this is truly an all star line up which is coupled with a sparkling rhythm section to recreate the sounds of the legendary Alex Welsh Band. Chicago style Dixieland jazz at its best led by one of the UK’s foremost trumpet players who hails from Leeds and who was taught originally from the age of six by the late Dickie Hawdon. Want to know more - http://www.john-robert-brown.com/enrico-tomasso.htm  Fascinating!

12th – Sorry No Jazz – Keswick Festival weekend

19th – Jeff Barnhart + John Hallam + Phil Lucas – Yes – it’s that time of the year again when we welcome back our all time favourite musician - stride pianist extraordinaire and raconteur, Jeff. This session last year proved to be one of the most entertaining evenings ever with the superb John Hallam on reeds plus the addition of the new to us trumpet player and vocalist, Phil Lucas. One of our annual highlights – a musical extravaganza of the highest order. Be there! £10.

26th – Sorry – No Jazz

 

 

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