Happy Chappies to open new season of Thursday afternoon jazz at the Cross Keys

Frank Brooker’s Happy Chappies: Playing at the Cross Keys on January 2 2020

“GET jazzing done!”, says Alan Bramley, organiser of a new season of Thursday afternoon jazz sessions at the Cross Keys pub, in Tadcaster Road, York.

“Those weekly sessions have become increasingly popular since their inauguration in 2017,” says Alan, who not only makes the bookings but also plays trombone with some of the bands.

“For the start of 2020, I’ve booked a programme of jazz in varying styles, all highly entertaining.”

Frank Brooker’s Happy Chappies kick off the New Year on January 2, followed by the Cross Keys Jazz Band on January 9; Tim New Jazz Band on January 16; 7th City Jazz Band on January 23 and the Nicki Allan Five, finishing off the month, on January 30.

These traditional jazz afternoons run from 1pm to 3.30pm each Thursday. Admission and parking are free, food is available and the pub is both dog and child friendly.

More details can be found on Facebook at Crosskeysjazz.