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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!

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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

    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.

 

THE VENUE

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.

 

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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

Bring a Bottle...

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Saturday night at the spa...march 2024

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Trad Jazz

The dixiebeats

March 16th|8.00pm

about the band

The Dixiebeats are a very entertaining six piece Dixieland jazz band. Expect a variety of classic jazz and blues with the odd mainstream number and dip or two into the Great American Songbook, all interspersed with banter.

This band play to a high musical standard but with an emphasis on fun. Come and see for yourself, you won't be disappointed.

 

www.dixiebeats.wixsite.com

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Jazz

georgina jackson

March 23rd|8.00pm

about the band

Widely acknowledged as the finest female lead trumpet in the UK and one of the top jazz vocalists we are excited to have our first visit from Georgina backed by Andy Cholerton on piano, Paul Smith on drums, José Canha on bass and the highly regarded Derrick Harris on guitar.

From the BBC Big Band and Concert Orchestra and singing in session with the BBC  Band to the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall Georgina's unique talents have captivated and excited audiences of every age! 

 

www.georginajackson.net

Saturday night at the spa...APRIL 2024

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New Orleans Brass Band

jAMES LANCASTER'S NEW YORK BAND

April 6th 8.00pm

about the band

A contemporary New Orleans inspired "brass band" formed in 2010 by James Lancaster, this is a powerful team of some of Yorkshire’s finest musicians packing an arsenal of percussion, sax, trumpets, trombones and sousaphone with a varied repertoire at their fingertips and without a note of music in sight. These guys blur the line between band and audience by inviting the crowd to become part of the show and ending the performance in the audience, dancing on the tables or congaing round the room, you have been warned! 

A night of entertainment and fun is guaranteed.

www.newyorkbrassband.co.uk

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Big Band

the Northern Swing orchestra with cherie gears

April 20th|8.00pm

about the band

We are pleased to welcome back the popular Northern Swing Orchestra playing a variety of big band music varying from 1940s, the bluesy swing of Count Basie and his Orchestra, to modern up tempo funk and Latin music as well as all the classic big band favourites.

Lead by Jonathan Wyatt this show will also feature the vocal talent of Cherie Gears.

 

www.northernswingorchestra.co.uk

future dates at the spa 2024

tipitina

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

carioca soul

July 27th|8.00pm

Roaring twenties

August 3rd|8.00pm

the windy city weatherbirds

August 17th|8.00pm

The Honeybirds

September 7th|8.00pm

storyville jass band

September 28th|8.00pm

carl sinclair boogie band

October 5th|8.00pm

schwing

October 19th|8.00pm

red stripe band

November 2nd|8.00pm

the EUGENE Farrar band

November 16th|8.00pm

ALLIGATOR GUMBO

December 7th|8.00pm

THE SWING COMMANDERS

December 21st|8.00pm

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news

thanks les

Les Brown has decided to retire from running  Jazz in the Spa after, wait for it, 38 years!

He has been involved with the jazz since it's inception at The Crown all those years ago. Known as "Mr Jazz in the Spa", Les booked the bands and did all the administration involved in running the club so will leave a big void to fill. 

He was given a good send off on the 16th December 2023 at the club and presented with a card signed by the Jazz in the Spa regulars  plus a specially created book full of pictures of JITS from it's beginnings in The Crown through to present day in the Village Hall.

Les hasn't disappeared though, he'll still be in the audience whenever he can, just without the burden of previous responsibilities!

Thanks for everything Les, enjoy your retirement.

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Les Brown (left) presented with a card and specially created book of JITS memories by Geoff Shaw (Jazz in the Spa's chairman)

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).

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entertainment in the spa

Check out our sister site: www.entertainmentinthespa.com

 

Run by some of the Jazz in the Spa team, we 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 (note that tickets are only available online for these events)

Our next show is Dominic Halpin and the Honey B's on 2nd March which has now SOLD OUT but we have some more exciting new shows coming up so book early to avoid disappointment!

    Contact    

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199 High St

Boston Spa

Wetherby

LS23 6AA

jazzinthespa@hotmail.co.uk

Ken: 07775 984907

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...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 

29th February:  Jim Wright's Rhythm Deluxe

Jim Wright (banjo/guitar), Jon Tylor (sax/flute/vocal), Andy Henderson (trumpet/vocal), Phil Kampen (bass) & Rod McNamara (drums)

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For more information contact 07896 716856

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