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Leeds Jazz Orchestra

Leeds Jazz Orchestra

Join Leeds Jazz Orchestra at Golden Acre Park for a free concert of Bebop, Blues and Ballads to more recent Jazz works, from 2.30pm-4.30pm.

Leeds Jazz Orchestra has been in existence for many years in various guises.  The band was originally set up in 1990 as an adult evening class under the direction of bassist Barry Rickaby and in 1995 the orchestra migrated to Leeds College of Music’s Community Education Department.  In 2002 saxophonist Al Wood took over the leadership of the Jazz Orchestra and two years later in 2004, drummer Colin Byrne took the helm.  From 1990 to 2010 the band never had an official name and gigged under various names such as The Jazz Orchestra and the convoluted The Leeds College of Music Thursday Night Big Band.

In 2010 the Jazz Orchestra became a victim of the recession and was dropped from Leeds College of Music’s provision of service. However, through the efforts of some band members, the band was resurrected and Leeds Jazz Orchestra came into existence as a fully independent, fully self-funded band.  

Dig out your picnic rugs and take to the great outdoors for your weekly dose of music al fresco.
Explore the rest of Summer Bands in Leeds Parks 2019 here.





Free admission, no booking required.

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