DEDICATED TO THE PRESERVATION OF LIVE MUSIC!
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
DOORS OPEN 7.00pm
MUSIC FROM 8.00pm - 10.30pm
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.
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
Bring a Bottle...
on your own & Love JAZZ?
Saturday night at the spa...DECEMBER 2023
LOUIS LOUIS LOUIS
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.
THE SWING COMMANDERS
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
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.
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
the michaela smith quintet
THE DIXIE BEATS
The northern Swing Orchestra
emma fisk's hot club du nord
spats langham & emily campbell
derrick harris & kate peters
the windy city weatherbirds
carl sinclair boogie band
red stripe band
199 High St
Ken: 07775 984907
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 www.entertainmentinthespa.com
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
JAZZ, SWING AND BLUES
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
For more information contact 07896 716856
Local musicians with a different band each week