Longtime Leeds Jazz Club rescued after finding new home in Pudsey
Organizers feared this would be “the end” for the club, who are at least 30, after closing their home at Armley Conservative Club.
Thanks to members of the Main Line Social Club of Pudsey Road, live New Orleans jazz can once again be heard every Tuesday evening from 8 p.m.
The club hosts a different jazz band each week, and their new home has a large dance floor, a real beer bar, and comfortable seating.
Mark Croasdale, who assists Malcom Ford in running the club, told the Yorkshire Evening Post: ‘It’s a Leeds institution and when we lost our house it was during the Covid era, it was two bad things at the same time.
Fortunately, with a little work and investigation, the members of the Main Line Social Club welcomed us here.
“It looked like maybe it was the end after all these years.”
Admission fees are Â£ 7 for adults and Â£ 3.50 for students, with all profits collected going to pay for groups.
“It’s made for the enjoyment of the people and the dancers showing up,” added Mark.
âNew Orleans jazz is lost in this country. Since the revival of jazz in the 1960s, people who love music are generally in their 60s to 70s.
âThe club is a piece of history and that’s important for the people who listen to it, but also for keeping the music alive.
“It’s a style of music that would die out otherwise.”
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