What we’re all about
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.
The rehearsals for the Big Band are every Monday 6.00pm - 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
You can email us, visit our Facebook public page where we post updates about upcoming gigs and events, and for 2017/2018 members, this Facebook page 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:
Follow @luujazzandblues on Twitter 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.