image for Music - Jazz item typeA Swingin' Affair at Wakefield Jazz Club

Music - Jazz, Fri 9 Dec 2016


Wakefield Sports Club (College Grove),
Eastmoor Road,


A £1.00 discount off the ticket price if you come in 30s/40s attire – refunded on the night
This show was designed for festivals, theatres and larger venues and so we are extremely lucky to have attracted the artistes to Wakefield for our Christmas Party.
Claire and Ray have been friends for 30 years but only got this show together last year. It was created to celebrate the music of the 30s and 40s in an unashamedly entertaining fashion. With the musicians involved what else could be expected. Ray Gelato has led his jump band The Giants of Jive (more recently just The Giants) since 1988, a hugely popular band. With the David Newton Trio as the “rhythm section” it is inevitable that the highest quality jazz will be involved too.
If you like your music sassy, sharp and swinging then this is for you.

Claire Martin OBE - voice
Ray Gelato - tenor sax & voice
David Newton - piano
Andy Cleyndert - bass
Steve Brown - drums

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Latest CD : “We’ve got a World that Swings” (Linn AKD 524)

Disabled accessDisabled toiletsOn-site cateringPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowed

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 9 Dec 2016 19:00 to 23:00
Doors at 7:00pm, music from 8:00pm


£20.00 and £19.00, students and children £10.00



See location of Wakefield Jazz Club on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 335216  Lat: 53.69033 Long: -1.49400

By Road:
from M62 (J30) travel south on A642 through Stanley and on past Pinderfields hospital on Stanley Road. At the traffic lights at bottom of hill turn right into Eastmoor Road. Entrance to club is 500m on left.
From M1 (J41) travel south on A650 to join leeds Road (A61). At traffic lights turn left onto Westfield Road and then left onto College Grove Road and bear right onto Eastmoor Road. Club entrance is 200m on right.

By Public Transport:
Take a £3 taxi ride to Wakefield Sports Club from Wakefield City Centre

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed