Friday, 12 February 2016
Help Required - Do you Remember the Yorkshire Jazz Band?
Simon Barclay is calling out for help to collect information about the Yorkshire Jazz Band and Studio 20, a rich part of Leed's jazz history.
Simon's father, Bob Barclay, was the leader of the Yorkshire Jazz Band and ran Studio 20, a jazz club in Leeds in the 1940s and 50s. Studio 20 was situated in Leeds City Centre and the site is now home to Sela Bar. A popular hang for musicians, Bob ran all night sessions and many touring bands would come and play after their gigs finished including Humphrey Lyttleton, Tubby Hayes and Sarah Vaughn.
Simon has a c90 tape which he has had for over 40 years containing music by the Yorkshire Jazz Band in chronological order through the 1940s and 50s. With no information on the track names or musicians playing, Simon is asking for people to help with the project and share any information they have.
If you'd like to get in touch, please use the contact form on our site and Simon will get back to you.