Current Programme

 

February 2020

 

1st – Denise Gordon + Enrico Tomasso – now for something a little different. Denise has performed on the International stage for over 20 years as a gospel and soulful jazz singer. Her inspiration stems from her Caribbean roots and the New Orleans influences of Mahalia Jackson and Louis Armstrong. Enrico Tomasso needs no introduction to the Boston Spa audience and neither does John Hallam or Tom Kincaid’s Three Bears - all of whom will be accompanying Denise.

8th – Alan Barnes + John Hallam + Tom Kincaid Trio – and just to keep you on your toes here we have one of the most exciting musical combinations we are privileged to present as two of the UK’s star saxophonists combine with the sublime sounds of the Tom Kincaid Trio. Always a sparkling session enhanced by Alan’s legendary sense of humour.

15th - Tenement Jazz Band –  from Edinburgh and on tour, we welcome a band of young musicians brought together by their shared love of New Orleans music and whose aim is to capture the energy and excitement of the sounds from the “Crescent City”. We’re promised they bring a “freshness and energy of youth” to New Orleans style traditional jazz.

22nd – No Jazz – Boston Spa Beer Festival

29th – Kid Boyd Jazz Band – a favourite group for so many years with a first class varied repertoire which appeals to all sections of the audience. Delighted to welcome them back – Frank Brooker on reeds, James Lancaster on trumpet and Rod Macnamara on drums.

 

March 2020

 

7th – Red Stripe Band – and here’s a long awaited treat – the much requested Red Stripe Band led by Neil Drinkwater on the keyboard. This effervescent group has been stomping its boogie woogie, jump jive, blues, swing and rock and roll rhythms worldwide for nigh on twenty years. Infectious energy coupled with lashings of high octane music. http://www.red-stripe.info/

14th – Amy Roberts + John Hallam – one of the annual highlights with two of our most respected reeds players. They are guaranteed to serve up a delightful miscellany of the standards.Then add Chris Holmes on piano, Bill Colman on bass and Nick Millward on drums providing a sophisticated and swinging background to a musical evening par excellence.

21st – Sorry – No Jazz

28th – Mama Shakers – more than just ‘highly recommended’. Young musicians all and those who have seen the band at festivals have been more than complimentary about this five piece group from Paris described as “a sensational young band thrilling fans on the European Jazz circuit” and “so energetic a band it’s exhausting to watch.” We’re delighted to welcome them to Boston Spa and look forward to an evening of hot, swinging Jazz. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbKrAqlrROU

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