Sun 3 June
, Middleton Park
Alligator Gumbo performs a free concert of banding music, popular arrangements and more at Middleton Park.
Dig out your picnic rugs and take to the great outdoors for your weekly two-hour dose of music al fresco.
Alligator Gumbo have been playing together since the summer of 2011. Based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, they have played extensively around the country to rave reviews - from rowdy bars to some of the UK's most prestigious jazz festivals.
Playing jazz from the hey-day of the New Orleans swing era, in particular the "roaring 20s", where Jazz music featured instruments such as the violin, clarinet and accordion particularly amongst the Creole musicians based in the city who helped to define this style. Before the time of the jazz big bands, swing 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.
Explore the rest of Summer Bands in Leeds Parks 2018 here.
Free admission, no booking necessary.