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... £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 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. 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!
Saturday night at the spa...SEPTEMBER 2022
& the barrelhouse boys
about the band
We open the Autumn season with your all time favourite, the internationally renowned pianist Jeff Bernhart. On this occasion Jeff will be accompanied by Tom "Spats" Langham on banjo/guitar, Bruce Rollo on bass and Nick Ward on percussion.
We look forward to welcoming you all back to the newly refurbished hall for a joyous evening of jazz.
Saturday night at the spa...OCTOBER 2022
The Storyville jassband
about the band
The Storyville Jassband, founded in 1959 is one of the oldest active performing bands from The Netherlands playing all over the world. The band focuses on the new music, called Jazz, that came up during The Roaring Twenties in the US. When New Orleans Jazz came over to Europe the English jazzbands of the fifties added a special flavour to the music, known as British.Trad.Jazz. The Storyville has a distinct affiliation with this sound and will continue playing their music with great enthusiasm and a touch of humour
about the band
"Yorkshire's longest continuous running and versatile Big Band".
For those of you who love the swinging sounds of the 40's, 50's & 60's, we are delighted to present once again an evening of pure nostalgia in the Big Band format.
Saturday night at the spa...NOVEMBER 2022
SHADES OF JAZZ
about the band
One of the best combinations of musicians on the circuit playing Chicago style traditional jazz. This band swings like fury - John Hallam on reeds, Gary Wood on trumpet, Martin Veasey on trombone, Jim Birkett on guitar, Bruce Rollo on bass and leader Graham Smith on drums.
about the band
Alligator Gumbo are an exciting 7 piece Leeds based swing band who have been playing together since 2011.
They have played extensively around the country to rave reviews at some of the UK's most prestigious jazz festivals.
This is jazz from the hey-day of the New Orleans swing/jazz era, in particular the "roaring 20's", when music was raw and largely improvised with melodies and solos happening simultaneously which has now become defined as the New Orleans sound. Alligator Gumbo strive to keep this style alive in their renditions of popular songs from this unique time and place.
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.
We hope to restart on 17th September.
Please keep checking our website for any updates.
Future dates at the spa
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199 High St
Les: 01937 842 636
Ken: 01937 844 898
...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... £5.00
Drinks at club prices. Club membership NOT required.
Sandwiches, tea & coffee available. Free Parking
11th August Maine Street Jazz Band
18th August Frank Brooker's Happy Chappies
25th August Roaring 20's
1st Sept Derrick Harris's All Star Sextet (a tribute to Benny Goodman)
8th Sept Jim Wright's Rhythm Deluxe
15th Sept Trevor Vincent's Eclectic Ensemble
22nd Sept Ron Burnett's Mardi Gras Jazz Band
29th Sept Tuba Dudes
6th Oct Michaela Smith Quintet
13th Oct Paul Smith's Trad Jazz Collective
20th Oct Flying High Jazz Band
27th Oct Yorkshire Stompers
Local musicians with a different band each week
For more information contact 07896 716856