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The Story of Leeds Jazz: Episode 1 - Jazz Takes Root in Leeds

The Story of Leeds Jazz: Episode 1 - Jazz Takes Root in Leeds

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Ubunye, Bunk Johnson's Jazz Band, Yorkshire Jazz Band, Bill Bill Brounsey and Ivy Benson and her All Girl Band.

Chart positions

This show was 96th in the global jazz chart.

A brand new 6 part podcast documentary series, funded by Leeds Inspired, Better Songs Productions joins with the city’s key Jazz experts, fans and musicians to tell the remarkable story how Leeds has been one of the UK’s most unique and dynamic hubs for jazz activity and innovation over the past century.
The series begins in the 1950s and the infamous ‘Studio 20’ club, which is now home to much loved venue Sela Bar, as well as celebrating the magnificent Holbeck born band leader Ivy Benson.

Photo credit: Denis Dalby.

Comments

HaggisRecords

Looking forward to listening to this!

Denis Dalby
Denis Dalby

I saw Ivy Benson and her band when on holiday in Torquay in the early 50s.

Denis Dalby
Denis Dalby

I remember and attended Studio 20 also The Peel.