ONE OF the county’s most popular bands will provide the entertainment when Bingley Jazz Club celebrates its sixth birthday. The Yorkshire Stompers will perform on Thursday August 22 at the town’s Mavericks Bar.

Club spokesman David Markham said: “Jazz has always been popular in Bingley and many people have fond memories of Malcolm Webb’s band playing to packed audiences at the Brown Cow.

“The present club began life at the York Street Club – now demolished – and continues at the Mavericks Bar – formerly the Midland Hotel in Main Street - every Thursday from 8pm.

“The club offers a variety of styles of jazz from trad to modern with some of the best jazz musicians in the north regularly appearing at Bingley.” Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Stompers’ line-up is Alan Bramley (trombone), Frank Brooker (clarinet and saxophone), Greg Wadman (trumpet), Dave Johnson (drums), Richard Speight (banjo and guitar) and Phil Kampen (bass).

BINGLEY Jazz Club had a night of nostalgia in 2016 when Dennis Armstrong visited with his Barbarians Band. The cornet player was prominent in the Bingley scene from the early 1950s until he moved to Bristol in the 1990s.

Several of the musicians playing at the gig performed with Dennis back then, including pianist Malcolm Hogarth and his bassist wife Isabel Toner who travelled from Cheshire, trombone player Eric Brierley from the Manchester jazz scene, and clarinet player Frank Brooker who was a favourite with jazz audiences across West Yorkshire.

Soon afterwards, 18-year-old twins Chris and Dave Adsett played with a newly-formed band the Groove Brothers Quintet at the club.

The club meet at the Mavericks Bar in Main Street every Thursday at 8pm. Admission is free.