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Music, Sun 16 Jun 2019, free entry

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.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 16 Jun 2019 14:30 to 00:00


Free entry

Free admission, no booking required.



    Leeds International Concert Season


    Otley Road,
    LS16 8BQ



    See location of Golden Acre Park on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 270398  Lat: 53.85374 Long: -1.59101

    By Car:

    Take the A660 out of Leeds towards Skipton. Having come out of Adel, you will pass the Mercure Hotel on the right. The entrance to the park is 400 yards further on, on the left.

    By Bus:

    The X84 from Leeds bus station to Otley/Skipton stops outside the park in both directions

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 4 miles from Horsforth station


    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups