Line-up announced for 2022 Leyburn Jazz Festival

Alligator Gumbo.

The organisers of Leyburn Jazz festival say they have lined up a programme of top performers for the 2022 festival after the success of the inaugural event last year.

The festival will take place at a number of venues in and around Leyburn on Friday to Sunday, October 21 to 23.

Former jazz musician and steering group member Neil Dutton said: “We have organised a line-up of superbly entertaining bands including the Savannah Jazz Band, Yorkshire Gypsy Swing Collective, Nicki Allan Trio, Alligator Gumbo, Edison Herbert Trio and the Colin Bailey Band.

“Once again we will be running a Sunday morning free workshop for aspiring young jazz musicians, this year led by saxophonist and and Royal College of Music tutor Matt Anderson.

“Yorkshire-born Matt will also be performing with his Trio North on Sunday lunchtime.”

All festivalgoers can park for free near the town centre throughout the weekend and tickets and workshop bookings are now available on line at the festival website www.leyburnjazz.co.uk.