Lunchtime cabaret nights will take place at the Leyburn Pub during the Jazz Festival

Nicki Allen.

New to this year’s Leyburn Jazz Festival will be midday cabarets in the concert hall of the Golden Lion Hotel in Leyburn.

On Saturday, October 22, the Nicki Allan Trio will perform.

Event organizers say Nicki is a talented vocalist and keyboardist, a former Yorkshire Jazz Vocalist of the Year known for her bluesey phrasing and vocal improvisation.

On Sunday, October 23, the group is the Matt Anderson Trio North.

Matt is a distinguished saxophonist who teaches jazz at the Royal College of Music in London and Leeds Conservatory.

He is also the tutor for the workshop session that morning and will be playing in the Golden Lion with his colleagues from Yorkshire who make up the Matt Anderson Trio North.

Food and drinks are available during these lunchtime sessions, but visitors can simply order whatever they want from the hotel. Advance booking is for music only and to guarantee a seat at a table.

The Leyburn Jazz Festival runs from Friday to Sunday, October 21-23, at venues around Leyburn Market Place.

To book cabaret sessions and all other festival bands, go to or call the Leyburn Arts and Community Centre.

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