The story of Leeds Jazz – listen online

The Story of Leeds Jazz- Sam Rivers

The Story of Leeds Jazz is a six part podcast series that discovers how Leeds became a centre for UK Jazz and how it continues to have an exciting and thriving scene today. It shares the stories of often overlooked artists and influencers who have contributed so much to the scene and celebrates the music of Leeds Jazz from the 1950’s right through to today’s emerging artists. After the recent release of Episodes 1 to 3 with a special Hyde Park Book Club listening party, Episode 4 looks at the huge influence of the ‘DIG Family’ and their legendary nights at the Underground which played such a big part in shaping the Leeds Jazz scene. Featuring interviews with Corinne Bailey Rae, DJ Lubi, Gip Dammone, Eddie Roberts (New Mastersounds) and Malcolm Strachan (Haggis Horns) and a totally awesome playlist that will take you straight back to the 1990s downstairs at the Town and Country Club!

Listen to all episodes so far via Mixcloud here or via the website

The final episodes will also be available via these links as they are released