Sessions are on Saturday nights (usually twice monthly) encompassing a variety of musical styles including Traditional, Mainstream, Big Band, the American Song Book, Rhythm and Blues, Boogie Woogie & Gypsy Jazz. Something here for most tastes!


Boston Spa Village Hall

199 High St, Boston Spa, Wetherby LS23 6AA

Pay on the door admission... £10.00 


MUSIC FROM 8.00pm - 10.30pm

    OUR STORY    

Jazz in The Spa – formerly Jazz at The Crown – began in the autumn of 1987 with regular Saturday sessions alternating two local Traditional Jazz Bands. From this beginning with modest attendances, the venture slowly flourished. The organisation of the sessions was subsequently taken over by two local jazz enthusiasts, Les Brown, and the late Tim Mallinson. Their efforts proved successful, and the venture matured over the years to gain national recognition and to have one of the most appreciative and supportive audiences in the UK. As the same time, the Club began to present bands and world class solo artists from around the UK and abroad.


In 2004, following renovations at the hotel, the club was forced to seek an alternative venue and with the enthusiastic help of local entrepreneur, Ken Waller, relocated to the local Village Hall. The move coincided with the introduction of Cabaret Club style seating and a ‘Bring your own Bottle’ policy which have proved to be a winning formula.



Right in the middle of the village is the spacious, well appointed Village Hall which is the venue of Jazz in the Spa. Ample parking is available at the rear. Access and facilities for disabled visitors are guaranteed. Cabaret style seating and subdued lighting add to the ambience of each session and a warm welcome is certain.



We feature a different band or group every session playing in a variety of exciting and melodic styles. Visitors can expect Traditional and Mainstream formats interspersed with Rhythm and Blues, Gypsy Jazz and Big Bands. Not only are we proud to feature talented local musicians but welcome musicians from other parts of the UK and overseas.

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Don't forget to bring your favourite tipple. Boston Spa Village Hall is an unlicensed venue, but you are welcome to  bring along your own alcohol and beverages. Please take all bottles and cans home for recycling as there are no facilities at the Village Hall. We are currently not supplying glasses due to Covid so please bring your own until further notice.

Bring a Bottle...

Single & Love JAZZ?

Single & Love Jazz? - no problem.

Ring Les: 01937 842 636 or Ken: 01937 844 898.

We'll meet & seat you to ensure you enjoy every minute of your Saturday night in good safe company.

Groups are also very welcome. Why not bring along some friends to celebrate a birthday? With notice we can arrange a special area for you all to sit together.

Come and Join Us. You’ll love the friendly atmosphere! 


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Saturday night at the spa...may 2022



jeff barnhart 

with john Hallam & Phil Lucas

May 21st|8.00pm

about the artist

Not sure who is the most excited about this session. Jeff - who has consistently said that JITS is one of the best Jazz Clubs in the UK, or you - our audience - who regard Jeff as our number one artist over the years. In any event, here he is again, backed by the superb John Hallam on reeds and the effervescent Phil Lucas on trumpet and vocals plus a sparkling rhythm section. Bound to be an evening to remember!


Saturday night at the spa...june 2022



platinum jubilee special 

savannah jazz band


June 4th|8.00pm

about the band

Who better to put fizz, fun and high spirits into the weekend's celebrations than Yorkshire's premier jazz band!

Always a varied programme of traditional jazz with a New Orleans tinge plus a dash of Rhythm and Blues.

Richard Church now leading the front line on trumpet.

A memorable Jubilee jaunt is guaranteed.


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June 18th|8.00pm


about the band

Another light-hearted look at your favourite melodies as rendered by our longstanding friend Frank Brooker on reeds, Andy Henderson on trumpet and genial Jim Wright himself on banjo/guitar. Traditional jazz, Rhythm and Blues plus some of the iconic sounds of the 50s and 60s.

Not to be missed. 


Saturday night at the spa...july 2022



hot fingers with emily campbell

July 2nd|8.00pm

about the band

One of our most requested groups led by the UK's finest exponent of the guitar and banjo - "Spats" Langham. On this occasion, the music is described as the "red hot jazz" of 1920's New York. Without question, it's a truly class act, the more so with the delightful Emily - a classically trained and superb vocalist who claims to draw her inspiration from Ella and Peggy Lee.




boston spa village hall renovation

The Village Hall has just been awarded a grant of £100,000 for a major project from several sources including the FCC Communities Foundation, the George A Moore Foundation and Leeds City Council. The project is to insulate the building, replace the single glazed wooden windows and to update the electrical installation of the Main Hall including a new 'silent' extractor fan in the ceiling. The building dates from 1909 thus there is no insulation in the roof. These improvements will clearly result in a much more comfortable environment.

Unfortunately for Jazz in the Spa the Main Hall will require to be closed for a period of approximately eight weeks during July and August whilst the works are carried out therefore sessions will be suspended for this period.

Our last session will be on the 2nd July and we hope to restart on 17th September.

Please check our website for any updates.




Future dates at the spa

jeff barnhart & Spats Langham

amy roberts & John Hallam

storyville jazz band

echo 42

September 17th|8.00pm

October 1st|8.00pm

October 8th|8.00pm

October 15th|8.00pm




199 High St

Boston Spa


LS23 6AA

Les: 01937 842 636

Ken: 01937 844 898

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...and if you fancy some daytime jazz why not look in on our friends in York


Dringhouses Sports Club

St Helen's Road, Dringhouses, York, YO24 1HR

Every Thursday 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Pay on the door admission... £5.00 

Drinks at club prices. Club membership NOT required.

Sandwiches, tea & coffee available. Free Parking

19th May      Tuba Dudes

26th May      Tim New Band with Ros Lewis

2nd June      Louis Louis Louis ***Jubilee Special***

9th June       Ron Burnett's Mardi Gras Jazz Band

16th June     Yorkshire Stompers

23rd June     Jim Wright's Rhythm Deluxe

30th June     Paul Smith's Trad Jazz Collective

7th July        Flying High Jazz Band

14th July      Vintage Rhythms

21st July      Ken Hickey Quintet

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Local musicians with a different band each week

For more information contact 07896 716856

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