Ledbury & District

Jazz Group

MeetingWe meet monthly on the 3rd Thursday each month from 10:00 to 12:00
Current VenueMethodist Church
Status Regular monthly meetings have resumed
MembersThere is always space for new members
Contact Leader Jazz Group

We play jazz on vinyl, CD and digital formats and listen to trad, swing, big band, bebop, Latin and much, much more, mostly from the first 60 years of the 20th century. We take it in turns to lead a session with whatever turns us on – it is a jazz group after all! This is voluntary, if you just want to sit and listen that is fine. We listen, discuss and above all, enjoy! Our sessions are varied and members present their favourites as part of the group’s programme for the year. This could be artists, styles, arrangements or indeed videos of live performances.

Reputedly people either love or hate Jazz. The Jazz Group exists to challenge this assertion. Since Jazz covers such a wide field a frequent question is, “Is this Jazz?” We know from our members, some who have substantial knowledge and experience of jazz, that they don’t embrace all genres. We aim to provide a taster that can be sampled in congenial surrounds and you should not have a concern if your jazz awareness is limited or non-existent.

The December meeting (16th – 10am until noon) will consider jazz with a Christmas theme. We’ll be listening to “Black Nativity” which will feature one of the roots/routes of jazz – gospel. Other contributions are promised and what about Jazz performers with a Christmas birthday?

Our meetings at the Methodist Church are proving very successful in a light room, complete facilities and in a central location. If you are thinking of trying us out don’t forget to bring a mug for a half-time drink. Happy Christmas Cats!

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Churches Visiting Group 2 Classical Music Groups
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Family History Feminist Group
French Book Group French Conversation
Future Issues 1 & 2 Garden Group
German Conversation Italian Conversation
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Play Reading Groups 1 & 2 Poetry Group
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Rummikub Groups 1 & 2 Science & Technology
Scottish Dancing Scrabble
Shakespeare Short Walking Group
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Walking Group Short Walks Plus Walking Group 1
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