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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...
£12.00 cash or card


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, recently refurbished 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.

Don't forget to bring your favourite tipple. We don't have a bar but you are welcome to bring along your own alcohol, beverages and glasses. Please take all bottles and cans home for recycling as there are no facilities at the Village Hall. 

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Going to Jazz in the Spa alone is better than missing out. Don't be shy, come along and 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! 

Ring Ken on 07775 984907

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Saturday night at the spa...DECEMBER 2023




December 2nd|8.00pm

about the band

The lads from Leeds are back! As the name suggests, the sounds of Prima, Jordan and Armstrong and so much more. Four-part harmonies, thumping slap bass, wailing sax, jumping piano thundering drums plus raucous vocals from this energetic swing and jump jive outfit. Guaranteed to fire up the many R & B fans amongst you.




December 16th|8.00pm

about the band

Something to get the festive season well and truly under way. A vibrant and versatile group of multi-instrumentalists performing a truly eclectic mix of 40's/50's/60's classics, boogie-woogie, swing, jump-jive and more. So, showmanship in abundance and an evening not to be missed.

Saturday night at the spa...january 2024



savannah jazz band

January 6th|8.00pm

about the band

A traditional start to the New Year with Yorkshire's premier jazz band, sadly without our long standing friend and its leader John Meehan. Always an exciting programme of Traditional jazz with a New Orleans tinge plus more than a dash of Rhythm and Blues. A real winter warmer.

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jump, jive'n'wail

January 20th|8.00pm

about the band

Recently described as having ‘raised the roof’ Jump, Jive & Wail have consistently demonstrated their live performance credentials at vintage events, festivals, dancehalls and jazz clubs around the North of England for the last 20 years.

With a live set guaranteed to make the joint swing, they bring a tireless energy to the dance music of the 1940s and early 1950s. Spanning musical genres including jazz, the swing of the big band era, the American influences of G.I. Jive to the beginnings of rock ‘n’ roll, this dynamic band create music for everyone, from foot tappin’ to dancing all night!

future dates at the spa

alan barnes & John hallam

February 3rd|8.00pm

the michaela smith quintet

February 17th|8.00pm


March 16th|8.00pm

The northern Swing Orchestra

April 20th|8.00pm


May 4th|8.00pm

jeff barnhart

May 18th|8.00pm

enrico tomasso

June 1st|8.00pm

emma fisk's hot club du nord

June 22nd|8.00pm

spats langham & emily campbell

June 29th|8.00pm

derrick harris & kate peters

July 13th|8.00pm

the windy city weatherbirds

August 17th|8.00pm

carl sinclair boogie band

October 5th|8.00pm

red stripe band

November 2nd|8.00pm



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199 High St

Boston Spa


LS23 6AA

Ken: 07775 984907

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Jazz in the Spa donation

St John's School for the Deaf in Boston Spa has been raising funds to buy P:instruments - plastic trombones and cornets for the pupils to learn to play. 

Jazz in the Spa is extremely pleased to have supported this venture by donating £1,000 which was presented to the school at a concert featuring pupils playing pBones, pCornets, drums and piano.

Attending the concert were 4 members of Jazz in the Spa including Les Brown (pictured with Headteacher, Ann Bradbury and some of the performers).


We are delighted to announce the launch of our sister site


Run by some of the Jazz in the Spa team, we will aim to bring you some of the best live entertainment from other genres such as Rock'n'Roll,  Pop,  Soul, Motown and Comedy.

Please visit our new website for more information and to book tickets.

Our next show is a New Year's Eve Special, Snake Davis and his Alligator Shoes. There are just a handful of tickets left if you want to join us for what will be a very special night. 

This event is online booking only.

...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... only £5.00 

Drinks at club prices. Club membership NOT required.

Tea & Coffee available. Free Parking

Next week's session 

30th November:  Ron Burnett's Mardi Gras Jazz Band

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For more information contact 07896 716856

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Local musicians with a different band each week

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