Details of the Current Programme

March 2018

3rd – T J Johnson – really needs no introduction – it’s a class act from one of the UK’s finest jazz and blues singers. He’s an accomplished pianist and a true ambassador for many musical styles ranging over jazz, blues, soul, country and gospel. Don’t miss this one! £10.

10th – Dave Mott’s Jazz Classics – always a superb performance by this highly talented and versatile group led by Dave on reeds and including young trumpet star Jamie Brownfield and the superb Tom Kincaid on piano. Traditional jazz plus the standards coupled with vocals from Suzanne.

17th – Keith Nichols + John Hallam + Graham Smith – the Blue Three – now here’s a first appearance for JITS which we are more than proud to present. Keith Nichols – one of the UK’s most respected jazz musicians and pianist extraordinaire - joins forces with our favourite reeds player John Hallam to provide an evening of outstanding classic jazz. We guarantee you will be bowled over by this session. £10

24th Kevin Grenfall’s Jazz Giants with John Hallam – led by the irrepressible Kevin on trombone and ably supported our star reeds player John Hallam and Danny Hammerton on trumpet. Then add a first class rhythm section with Phil Nice from Denmark on piano to complete this impressive line up.

31st – Savannah Jazz Band – our local heroes return once more to one of their favourite venues. Traditional jazz at its best with some rollickin’ rhythm and blues thrown in for good measure. Always a classic JITS evening with humour in abundance.

April 2018

7th – Shades of Jazz – one of the finest combinations of talented musicians on the circuit. This band swings like fury. John Hallam, Gary Wood, Martin Veasey, Jim Douglas (ex-Alex Welsh), Bruce Rollo and led by Graham Smith on drums. Guaranteed to blow up a storm – so what’s not to like? £10.

14 – Echo 42 Big Band – and for those of you who love the swinging sounds of the 40s, 50s and 60s, we are delighted to present once again an evening of pure nostalgia in the Big Band format. “Yorkshire’s longest continuous running and versatile Big Band”. So be it – we loved them last year – they’ll do us proud again! £10.

21st - Louis Louis Louis – back once more by popular request, this group of enthusiastic young musicians from Leeds with a wonderful repertoire from the three Louis – Armstrong, Jordan and Prima. It’s something a little different – but just the ticket for the many R & B fans amongst you. The Hall will be rockin’ - and how we envy the exuberance of youth!

28th – Amy Roberts + John Hallam + Tom Kincaid – now here’s a magical combination which we have been proud to present over the years. Two superb saxophonists plus the melodic, swinging sounds of the Tom Kincaid Trio. No need to ramble on – a magical evening is assured. £10.
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