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Music, Wed 17 Jul 2019

Jazz Festival Fringe: Headingley Swing Choir and W

Jazz Festival Fringe: Headingley Swing Choir and W


HEADINGLEY SWING CHOIR was was born just over 5 years ago at H.E.A.R.T. with a handful of singers and has now grown to a glorious 20-strong choir. The choir was created and is directed by pianist, composer, arranger Jack Glover who writes its 4-part arrangements of songs from the swing era. Jack has been composing and arranging music for choirs since the 1980’s having composed several original Oratorios for amateur choir and orchestra. The choir will be singing ballads and up tempo songs from the swing era, (1930’s and 40’s). Enjoying songs by Hoagy Carmichael, Billie Holiday, Gershwin, Harold Arlen and music sung by Andrews Sisters, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sinatra. There maybe a more recent song or two in the mix. For this special occasion the choir will be accompanied on some songs by members of the Woodside Big Band which will bring an exciting lift to the choir.

WOODSIDE BIG BAND (pictured) started life in the top room of Leeds’ Cardigan Arms created by Mike Booth in the 90’s then moved through the firm, capable hands of Geoff Fong Wah. Jack Glover is now the musical director. The band will be performing a good collection of Count Basie tunes and although the heart of the band is swing music, they will also be mixing it up with be-bop, funk and pop, from the likes of Sonny Rollins, Weather Report and Stevie Wonder.


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Event details

Dates Times
Wed 17 Jul 2019 19:30 to 00:00


Pay as you feel event


Bennett Road,



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Map reference: SE 278360  Lat: 53.82032 Long: -1.57852

By car – access is only from North Lane, end of Bennett Road and NOT Otley Road. Limited on-street parking. Two disabled parking spaces are available on site.

By bus – regular buses run from Leeds city centre to Headingley, Otley Road. Brown Line 1 and Skyline 6 both stop opposite the Original Oak public house and also at the Arndale Centre. Both are only a minutes walk from HEART.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Headingley station


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