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Jazz & Blues

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Welcome to the Jazz and Blues Society page!            

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!

Performing music:

The reheasals for the Big Band are every Monday 6-7.30pm in the University Music Department in the ensemble rehearsal space. We have monthly jam sessions at Hyde Park Book Club, and organise regular gigs in the student union in addition to other venues around Leeds. 

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 7:30pm to meet and get to know the other members in our society. 

Also there are regular social events at venues such as Hifi, Smokestack, 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 pages to hear whats going on.


There is one membership price of £5 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:

Below are our links to our FB pages

Wider Society - This is where we post about more general jazz events or gig opportunities in the Leeds area:

2017/2018 members - This is where we will be most active! If you are in the Leeds area and want to be an active member then please join this group. This will keep you updated with the gossip, the socials, the events, the gigs and Big Band rehearsals: 

You can also find us on Twitter! Follow @luujazzandblues for the latest society updates and for all things jazz and blues.

We look forward to meeting you all in the near future, any questions just give us an email!

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Monday is our regular Big Band rehearsal from 6-7.30, with drinks in terrace after. Everyone is welcome, and it take place in the Main Rehearsal Room of the Music department.


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