There is a double helping of New Orleans Jazz in April with the return on Saturday 6th of the ever-popular Savannah Jazz Band who continue to be one of the busiest bands in the country.

Saturday 13th sees the first appearance at the club for Shades of Jazz. This excellent group was launched at Pershore Jazz Festival in 2015 and has rapidly become one of the most sought-after classic jazz bands in the UK.

The line-up is John Hallam on reeds, Martin Vasey on trombone, Bruce Rollo on string bass, Rich Hughes on keyboard, Jim Douglas on banjo and guitar, Garry Wood on trumpet, and the brains and organisation behind the venture Graham Smith on drums.

  • Starts 12.30pm at St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington DL3 7TG
  • Entry is £10 on the door, children 15 and under go free
  • DfC members get a 20% discount on presentation of their membership card
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