Welcome to Jazz & Blues
We are the non-auditioned society for anyone interested in Jazz, Blues, Funk and Soul music.
There are many opportunities to perform with our big band, but you can also join us for socials and attending gigs if performing isn’t for you.
The rehearsals for the big band are every Monday 6pm-8pm in the University Union. We organise regular gigs in the student union in addition to other venues around Leeds such as Headrow House, Belgrave, and many more.
On our agenda this year are more collaborations with other music and performance societies as well as more regular jazz nights in various locations around Leeds.
Gigs and socials
We go to Old Bar after every weekly big band rehearsal on Mondays at 8:30pm to meet and get to know the other members in our society.
Also there are regular social events at venues such as Hifi, Junkyard golf, Fibre, Sela Bar, New Conservatory, LUU and Seven Jazz. The gigs we attend range to meet everyones taste from classy jazz cafes with tea and cake to club nights. Keep up to date with the Jazz and Blues Facebook and Instagram pages to hear what's going on.
There is one membership price of £7 for the year, which will allow you access to great gigs and socials, often with the discounts that we have as a society.
How to find us
You can email us, visit our Facebook or Instagram where we post updates about upcoming gigs and events.
If you are in the Leeds area and want to be an active member then please join our Facebook group (JABS 2023/24). This will keep you updated with the gossip, the socials, the events, the gigs and big band rehearsals:
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Give It A Go sessions (2023) will run 5.30-7.30pm upstairs in the union. All musicians of any ability are welcome to come and join us for our informal introduction to our great society! Date tbc!