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 & Gipsy 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
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, 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 guaranteed.
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, Gipsy 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. 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. Come and Join Us. You’ll love the friendly atmosphere!
Saturday night at the spa...January 2022
BIG BAND CLASSICS
GT Big Band
with Michaela Smith
about the gig
The longest running Big Band in the Yorkshire region which celebrated 50 years of making music in 2019. It’s a 17 strong line up specialising in the Big Band classics with vocals from the talented Michaela Smith. Who doesn’t enjoy the swinging sounds of the 40s, 50s & 60s? We guarantee a memorable evening of pure nostalgia.
Saturday night at the spa...February 2022
Alan Barnes + John Hallam +
Tom Kincaid Trio
about the artists
Two of the UK’s finest saxophonists come together as one of the most exciting musical combinations we are privileged to present. All this, coupled with the sublime piano sounds of the Tom Kincaid Trio. To this we must add Alan’s legendary sense of humour. Another evening not to be missed.
about the band
Postponed from the 8th January, our long standing friends, Yorkshire’s Premier Jazz Band plays what they regard as a “home fixture”. Traditional jazz with a New Orleans tinge plus a smattering of Rhythm & Blues ensures an interesting and varied programme. Always a lively, fun filled session.
199 High St
Les: 01937 842 636
Ken: 01937 844 898