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Catherine Lima and her Quartet play a fundraising concert for the National Jazz Archive featuring the music of Peggy Lee on Saturday 27 July, in Loughton, Essex – ‘The Allure of Miss Lee’   The concert starts at 2.30pm and tickets cost £15.

Catherine Lima explores Peggy Lee’s rise from humble beginnings to her first big break as a singer with Benny Goodman through to her solo career as a singer/song writer and actress. The concert will feature hits such as ‘Fever’, ‘I’m a Woman’, ‘He’s a Tramp’, ‘Is That All There Is?’ and some lesser known songs from her 60-year career.
Catherine Lima has been singing on the London jazz circuit since 2001. She is a charismatic and entertaining performer with a warm expressive tone which she uses expertly to create moods from sultry to joyous. Whether performing an intimate set with a duo or trio, or fronting a big band, her personality comes through with each song. She performs regularly at venues in North and East London and Essex and is a vocalist with the John Ongom Big Band and MOJO. Her album, Stories and Lies, was released in September 2017.
Her Quartet features Paul Higgs on piano, Alex Field on guitar, Les Cirkel on drums and José Canha on bass.
Catherine said: “Some of Peggy’s songs have always been in my repertoire, but with the centenary of her birth next year, I thought it was time to explore the extensive back catalogue of this troubled and very talented woman.”
The concert is at Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 1RB, close to the Archive’s home in Loughton Library, with extensive parking. The Church is 15 minutes’ walk from Loughton Central Line Station, and close to numerous bus routes.
For details and to book tickets, visit, email or phone 020 8502 4701.

Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival    July 12th – 14th    Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, YO25 4NB     A wide variety of jazz, blues, acoustic, soul and funk – with, above all, superb musicianship – will grace the main stage, performance tents, courtyard and Great Hall. Firmly established in the festival calendar, this is a weekend designed for the whole family to relax and enjoy, in the most beautiful festival surroundings imaginable.

A truly, family friendly festival for all, including canine family members, festival goers will be treated to some fabulous Afro Beat and Punk Jazz courtesy of Newcastle and Cumbria band PONYLAND, music from one of the greatest keyboard players and multi-instrumentalists of his generation, Morris “Mo” Pleasure, melodic jazz from the vibrant quartet Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat, along with country blues and ragtime, hokum, jug band Max and Veronica.
Once again bringing the festival to a close will be Ben Beattie’s after midnight band plus host Simon Cunliffe-Lister.
They will join Artephis, The Mark Williams Trio, King For a Day: The Nat King Cole Story with Atila and more.

Freddie Freeloader’s next Jazz Jam hosted by DWJQ is from 4-7 pm on 21st July at the Black Bull Chelmsford CM1 2PN. All welcome to play sing or just enjoy the music and atmosphere at this friendly, supportive and well attended jam.

Eats ‘n’ Beats  3 The Broadway  Addington Street  Ramsgate  Kent.  CT11 9JN. 
Guitar & Vocal Jazz Duo – Dulcie  May Moreno & Stephen Bridgland

Saturday 22nd June 8pm
Saturday 17th August 8pm
Friday 13th September 8pm

Friday 5th JulyZeeteah Massiah at The Bulls Head, 373 Lonsdale Rd, Barnes, London SW13 9PY  8:30 pm   £13 adv   £15 door

With her thrilling voice and magical stage presence she transcends genre, blending jazz, blues, reggae and soul to create something entirely unique.  After a musical career spanning chart hits in the UK and the USA and world tours with artists such as Michael Jackson and Tom Jones, she is now delighting audiences in London, playing more intimate venues with her brilliant band.

16 June 2019: the Astor Big Band and singers appearing at Margate Winter Gardens at 17:00 presenting ‘The Glenn Miller Story – Continues’ with guest dancers from the Thanet Stage School who will help us recreate the atmosphere of Glenn’s appearances at the Glen Island Casino.   In this 75th anniversary of his disappearance, the show uses the ‘Chesterfield’ sponsored broadcasts format to present a host of Miller classics and a selection of more modern compositions as he would have played them.  Tickets available from the box office 01843 292795 (£22/£20/£12.50). All profits go to the Royal British Legion

On Wednesday June 19th 2019 Heads South Latin Jazz will be at St Martin in the Fields in Trafalgar Square 8 to 10pm  Jazz in the Crypt, London WC2N 4JJ  Tkts £7 – 15  Booking online on the St Martin website or tel 020 7766 1100   Steve Waterman trumpet, John Harriman piano & organ, Uruguayan bass player Andres Lafone, Cuban percussionist Chino Martell Morgan, drummer Buster Birch. “Cool, cultured and exhilarating” The Musician. “Effervescent Latin favourites and original compositions in the Cuban tradition with plenty of jazz content from excellent players” Rob Adams, Jazz UK  

John Seeley’s Jazz and Saxophone Group present a Summer Concert –  An evening of Jazz and Popular tunes on Thursday 27th June 2019 – 8pm to 10pm at Main Hall, St. Michael and All Angels Church, 62 Leigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 1LF With Free admission and refreshments and a Raffle.

THE JAZZ CENTRE UK at The Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Ave, Southend on Sea, Essex  SS2 6EX  is now open 5 days a week from Tuesday to Saturday between 10am and 4.30pm.

On Saturday June 22nd we are proud to announce our ‘DANKWORTH DYNASTY DAY’ presenting JACQUI DANKWORTH in concert with CHARLIE WOOD (keyboard).  The concert will be held in our Lecture Theatre between 2 – 4pm and tickets are £15.00 or with ‘Meet and Greet’ (1.30pm) £20.00.  The concert will conclude with the unveiling on Duncan Shoosmith’s portrait of Dame Cleo Laine, winner of the Sky Portrait Artist of the Year competition 2019.  Tickets on sale at The Jazz Centre UK or e-mail

Do you love singing? Are you too busy or shy to join a choir? Come and join us at Fairycroft House, Saffron Walden on Saturday 6 July for a fabulous evening of singing, socialising, and quite a lot of laughter, led by the very talented Joanna Eden!  Words are on an overhead projector so you don’t spill your drink…! (Paper copies also available.) We learn the songs together on the night, but if you’d like to practise in advance, the songs will be available online nearer the time.  This time we will be supporting Fairycroft House’s fundraising campaign to redevelop the main hall by removing the wall to create an amazing performance space.  Tickets (£12) are available from Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre or at website  Fairycroft House is an accessible building with a large, free car park and a licensed bar.

On 21st June, 7.30pm at Tydd St. Giles Parish Church, Wisbech PE13 5LB.  A Midsummer Jazz evening with the Kate Williams and Derek Scurll Quartet.  Kate (vocals) and Derek (vibes) play a wide range of sophisticated material: jazz standards and classic songs from the Great American Songbook (Gershwin, Porter, Kern, Weill), authentic Latin American styles (Jobim, Gilberto) and a smattering of modern pop songs and original compositions.
Price £7 includes programme, beer, summer punch and nibbles.   Booking, Jane Melloy on 01945 870384 or Liz Jordan on 01945 583086 and on door.

“Summer Evening Jazz” – Rotary Fundraiser for Charity on Saturday 6th July 2019
Featuring The Jive Aces, UK’s No. 1 Jive & Swing Band and The Salty Town Six.
Now in its 23rd year, Rotary Club of Ingatestone is holding this popular Open Air Jazz Concert in the gardens of Ingatestone Hall, Hall Lane, Ingatestone.    Sat.Nav:  CM4 9NS
Gates open at 5.30 pm and concert begins at 6.15 pm. Tickets £16.00 in advance from ticket outlets or £17.50 at gate, if available.   Accompanied children under 14 admitted free.
Bring table & chairs and enjoy a picnic from the food and drinks which will be available. 
Prizesfor best dressed vintage costume.  Raffle.   Full details search :  summereveningjazz        Ticket Hotline: 01277 350800

ELGOOD’S ANNUAL FATHER’S DAY JAZZ PICNIC  is on Sunday 16th June 1-4 pm In the Brewery Gardens, North Brink Wisbech PE13 1LW    Presenting The Peter Rudeforth Jazz Band
Licensed Bar/Tea & Coffee     Bring your picnic+ Chairs/Blanket
Invalid facilities   Children 12 & Under Free – with Parents   £10 Cash on Door
Phone 07903 879209 :- 01945 588325     Raffle in aid of Tapping House Charity



‘Jazztonic’ on Radio Nene Valley website.   Wednesday 19th June will be a re-run of an interview with bass player Alec Dankworth.  He has worked with many top jazz musicians including Ginger Baker, Dave Brubeck and his father John Dankworth.  ‘Jazztonic’ is a weekly jazz music and magazine radio programme available worldwide but only via the Radio Nene Valley website and clicking on ‘listen’.  From ragtime, through swing and fusion to contemporary it goes out every Wednesday at 7pm and is repeated at 7am the following morning (Thursday).  there is no catch-up service . . . so listen live!

Sound of Spitfire Radio on the internet   Tune in at 9pm Monday UK time:   There will be two broadcasts of each show, but you’ll need to catch it live as it will not be available for download.  This is a new internet station, based in Spalding Lincolnshire.
Facebook    Twitter   Skype    SoundOfSpitfire Studio   e-mail

Observation from a reader “Re Radio – streaming from Bay Area San Fran?  They play great stuff, even at their 7am (our 3pm).”


BELVEDERE JAZZ & MUSIC CLUB, every Wednesday evening is at The Chichester Hotel, Old London Road, Rawreth, Nr. Wickford SS11 8UE (Off A129, 800 yards Wickford side of The Carpenters Arms roundabout).  Meals available from 6:15pm whilst you sit at a candlelit table, either before or whilst enjoying the top quality jazz which commences at 8:00pm until 10.30pm. Top International, Regional Bands and Artists, including Big Bands, Swing and Mainstream, all tuneful easy listening foot tapping music with something for everyone! Friendly welcoming atmosphere ~ Admission is from £12.50 on the door ~ Large free car park ~ Newcomers most welcome ; Telephone: 07850 607075 or Email – Reservations recommended.  Belvedere Jazz & Music Club is non-profit making, receives no external funding and is run entirely by voluntary jazz enthusiasts

19th June – Tina May with Chris Ingham Trio

26th June – Derek Nash’s Sax Appeal – £15 by reservation only

3rd July – Kevin Fitzsimmon’s Quintet with Leon Greening

10th July – From Australia George Washingmachine recreating the Hot Club de France – Grappelli/Reinhardt night

17th July – The Cosimo Project – Rhythm & Blues + Jazz Sextet

24th July – Summer Pianorama – Ted Beament, Dave Browning & J J Vinten

31st July – Joanna Eden’s ‘Embraceable Ella’ with Chris Ingham Trio

A great weekly jazz night – now in its 14th year!  St Anthony’s Club, The Red House, 13 Upton Ave, (corner of Upton Lane), Forest Gate E7 9PN.  Every Weds  8.45 pm. Admission £3.  Please support the raffle from which all proceeds go to the band.  For latest listings visit  Please download current listing at, or

19 JUNE 2019
Soloist – Paul Higgs (Trumpet/Flugel)     Keyboards – Jenny Carr
Double Bass – Wally Shaw                        Drums – John Withers

26 JUNE 2019

Soloist – Graham Pike (Trumpet/Flugel Horn/Harmonica)
Keyboards – Tony Gooderham
Double Bass – Alex Keen                            Drums – John Withers

3 JULY 2019

Soloist – Geoff Mason (Trombone)            Keyboards – Jenny Carr
Double Bass – Wally Shaw                           Drums – John Withers

10 JULY 2019

Soloist – Bill Yeomans (Tenor Sax)              Keyboards – Hilary Cameron
Double Bass – Wally Shaw                            Drums – John Withers

17 JULY 2019

Soloist – Frank Sebastian (Tenor Sax)        Keyboards – Paul McGinley 
Guitar – John McGinley                                  Double Bass – Wally Shaw
Drums – John Withers

24 JULY 2019

Soloist – Catherine Lima (Vocals)                   Keyboards – Aled Thomas
Double Bass – Alex Keen                                  Drums – John Withers

JAZZ at O Bs’ 
Welcomes all Jazz Fans to Old Brentwoods’ Club, Ashwells Road, Brentwood, Essex. CM15 9SE   Dave Grant continues to support Live Music on the last Tuesday each month bringing a kaleidoscope of jazz styles by talented professional guest musicians plus the resident trio of Hilary Cameron – keys, Ted Simkins – bass and Dave Grant – drums, in  pleasant surroundings, relaxed and friendly atmosphere and a licensed bar with snacks on request. Doors 7pm, music from 8 till 10.45pm   Entrance on door  £10.00.   For info. contact Dave Grant 01708 or Richard 07935 441616 or  Website:

Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

MUSICAL POTPOURRI, featuring JOHN WITHERS, vibes, and MARTIN NICKLESS, clarinet, with resident trio of Hilary Cameron, keys, Ted Simkins, bass and Dave Grant, kit.

John Withers, a regular to the Club, makes another welcome return, again with his magical vibraphone to bring you a musical potpourri of melodies. John is a master of selecting the more mature melodies, those that don’t readily come to mind, but all certainly excellent tunes that appeal to everyones taste after John’s deft arrangements are added. I can’t be sure John has ever played with Martin before so the melodies or tunes agreed by these two experienced and fine musicians awaits us all assuring a great evening’s entertainment.
Martin Nickless, clarinet, a regular with the Carlton Jazz group at our end of year gig, makes clear his first love in music is for the big band. His career includes various genres of music from classical to pop and has played for many West End shows, with sessions for composer Stanley Myers as well as touring with Jack Jones, Frankie Vaughan & Norman Wisdom. Martin is also known for his writing and arranging and is clearly an outstanding exponent of the clarinet and called upon for many other gigs and tonights meeting with John will be another to remember.

SPIKE’S PLACE”  AT BRENTWOOD 8.00pm. The Bardswell, Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4TJ. Tel: 01245 420475  Top-Class Mainstream Jazz.  email:   Admission £15.00 members £12.00 unless otherwise stated.  Join the Facebook groups

Tuesday 18th June – 8.00pm
From the USA     Sheryl Bailey – guitar  plus   Olly Wilby – sax    Simon Woolf – bass  and Matt Fishwick – drums

Tuesday 2nd  July – 8.00pm
Al Nicholls Quartet

Tuesday 9th July – 8.00pm
Jacqui Hicks Quartet

Tuesday 16th July – 8.00pm
From the USA Greg Abate with John Pearce Simon Thorpe & Alfonso Vitale
Admission £16.00 members £13.00

Tuesday 23rd  July – 8.00pm
Alan Barnes 60th Birthday  with  Alan Barnes   Bruce Adams   Robin Aspland  
Andy Clyndert & Bobby Worth
Admission £16.00 members £13.00

are now to be found at  Liberal Club, 10 Balfour Road, Ilford  IG1 4JF   Every Thursday  at 8pm. Door £5     The new team run a weekly jazz night in the traditions of the old club.

Hosts :  1st Thursday :   Ienne Hunter   (Guitarist)
2nd Thursday :               Graham Pike   (Harmonica/ Trumpet / Vocals)
3rd Thursday :                Annie Dehaney-Steven   (Singer)
4th Thursday :                Louise Miller   (Singer)   Open Mic night
The first three Thursdays usually have a guest artist, invited by the host along with a particularly excellent House Band.  The 4th Thursday is very much a singalong and open mic night. Sometimes there’s a 5th Thursday, check the diary for who’s on.
Past guests include :   KIX Jazz Orchestra (Big Band),   Bobby Allen (vcls),   Catherine Lima (vcls),   Paul Wood (vcls),   Sharon Scott (vcls),   Iris Edris (vcls),   John Eacott (Trumpet),   Robert Bell (vcls),   Sue Holiday (vcls).  Liz Byrne (vocals)

Annie’s Jazz is at Thorpe Hall Golf Club, Thorpe Hall Avenue. Thorpe Bay. Southend-on-Sea. SS1-3AT on Tuesdays.  Food served from 7pm until 8pm and the music will start at 8.00pm. Please phone Annie for reservations 07504-232783 or e-mail    ONE TUESDAY EACH MONTH WILL BE AN EVENING FOR DANCE.


Shanti Paul Jayasinha  Trumpet              Ian Winter  Sax
Al Swainger  Bass                                      Gabriel Keen  Piano
Scott Cripps  Vocals and Tap Dance       Adele Joel  Tap Dance
Michele Drees  Drum kit/Vocals/Guitar

MDJTP is a fantastic combination of brilliant Rhythm Tap Dancers and superb musicians. This project aims to help get Tap Dance back into the Jazz scene by inviting some of England’s finest Tap Dancers, alongside some of the Masters of today to gig with some amazing musicians.  London based Michèle Drees is an established drummer, latin percussionist, vocalist, guitarist and composer and has been active on the Music scene for more than 30 years. During this time Michèle has played with top Artists across a wide variety of genres including Marc Almond, Kirsty MacColl, Seal, Badmarsh and Shri, Ive Mendes, KD Lang, Susanne Vega, Candy Dulfer, Ian Shaw,  to name but a few. Performing on many of the great stages, Royal Albert Hall, The Barbican, Ronnie Scott’s and numerous Jazz Festivals throughout the world including Montreux.  
An exciting mix of Jazz, Brasilian and Rhythm tap that creates a spectacular performance of Visual Jazz.  With sell out performances at major venues the whole show is awe-inspiring entertainment. 


   Beecroft Arts Gallery, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea Essex SS2 6EX     Tel no: 01702 215169 (Thurs & Sat only)  Or: 01245 420475

Saturday 29th June   2.00pm – 4.00pm     Admission £10.00

Matt Wates – alto sax     Leon Greening – piano     Julian Bury – bass    & 
Matt Fishwick – drums

Saturday 27th July 2.00pm – 4.00pm          Admission £10.00

From the USA   Greg Abate  with  John Pearce   Simon Thorpe   &   Alfonso Vitale

THE THEYDON AND ABRIDGE JAZZ CLUB @ ABRIDGE VILLAGE HALL, 39 Ongar Road, Abridge,  Essex RM4 1UD from 8pm to 10.30Traditional/Dixieland/New Orleans Jazz featuring excellent live bands for listening and dancing. Drinks & snacks / tea & coffee / dance floor / plentiful seating / free car park. All are welcome. The Club nights  will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month Admission – Guests £12, Members £10. Children admitted under supervision, free for 12 and unders.  Bar/ Tea & Coffee / Free Car Park  /Good Seating/disabled welcome/ Memberships available @ £5.  Visit or contact Dave & Sheila Dyer – tel: 01945 588325; email:

June 26th  –  T J Johnson’s Jazz and blues Band

Wed 10th July  –  Grsty White Ragtimers

July 24th  –  Carlton Jazz (with Peter Rudeforth tpt)

presents 10 or 11 concerts a year at the Cramphorn Theatre, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1JG (next to the Civic Theatre), mainly on Sunday lunchtime. The jazz is generally mainstream and modern and the club is justly proud of the quality.  For an annual subscription of £10.00 (£15.00 joint) members are entitled to a £4.00 reduction on normal ticket prices, and notice of concerts. There’s a friendly atmosphere, come along. Enq: Christine Adgo 07702 303121.  join the Facebook groups   Twitter account @ChelmfordJazz  Doors: 11.45am     Gigs start: 12.15pm    Advance booking:   01245 606505   £12 / £16 / £5 under 18s (unless otherwise stated)

Sunday 8th September

Simon Spillett (sax),  Ted Beament (piano),  Alec Dankworth (bass)  and  Winston Clifford (drums)

Sunday 6th October

Derek Nash (sax),  Dave Newton (piano),  Geoff Gascoyne (bass), drummer  Sebastiaan de Krom

3rd November                    £13 / £17

Matt Skelton celebrates ‘Shelly Manne’ featuring  Mark Crooks (sax),  Jim Davison (trumpet),    Leon Greening (piano),  Conor Chaplin (bass)  and  Matt Skelton (drums)     

8th December                    £13 / £17

Jo Harrop (vocals),  Tony Kofi (sax),  Graham Harvey (piano),  Dave Chamberlain (bass) and  Matt Home (drums)

, Harlow Cricket Club, Chippingfield, Old Harlow, Essex CM17 0DJ.  Doors & Licensed Bar 7.30pm, Fridays. 01279 414174 / 421763   Car Parking on site next to the new Clubhouse which has been built between the Cricket Club’s two grounds.  Admission £10

14th June  –  Stevie Smith’s Sin House:

Stevie Smith harp and lead vocals, Steve Smith guitar and backing vocals, Richard Taylor bass and Clive Edwards drums.
Stevie Smith is considered to be one of the best frontmen on the blues scene and has played with many famous names from Rory Gallagher and Ray Dorset to Bad Manners. He has been praised for his harmonica work by no less than Muddy Waters himself but is mostly known on the blues circuit, as the pocket dynamo who fronted Ruthless Blues for Twenty Years.
As well as playing with Stevie for a good number of years, Steve Smith has played with Paul Williams Blue Thunder and The Sharpees amongst others. It is rumoured that he brings a dash of humour to the mix.
With impeccable support from Richard and Clive both of whom have played in numerous different line ups, Sin House is a band not to be missed.

28th June –  Anita Wardell Quartet

Anita Wardell vocals, Robin Aspland keyboards, Jeremy Brown bass and Steve Brown drums.

Anita Wardell’s singing is exciting and breathtaking. She is noted for her mesmerizing and captivating vocal improvisations and vocalese lyrics to instrumental solos. Anita is a musician who uses the voice as her instrument, displaying precision and agility, mixed with heartfelt emotion.
Born in Guildford, UK, Anita moved to Australia with her family as a child. Anita’s formative years were spent soaking up the Rodgers and Hammerstein and Cole Porter classics. She also explored her father’s collection of big band albums by Duke Ellington, Count Basie and many more.
During her teens, she started to get to grips with the complexities of modern Jazz and after completing her degree in Music at the Adelaide University relocated back to the UK in 1990 where she studied at the Guildhall school of music and drama.
Her recording career began in 1995 and her longstanding musical relationship with pianist Robin Aspland started with the release of Until The Stars Fade in 2001. Several other collaborations and prestigious jazz awards later Anita is now travelling extensively, performing and leading jazz vocal masterclasses in USA, Europe and Australia.
Robin Aspland has become very well known in UK jazz circles both as an excellent and inventive soloist and as a gifted sideman and is especially adept as an accompanist to vocalists. Together with Jeremy Brown and Steve Brown the three provide a tight rhythm section supporting Anita’s stunning vocals.

12th July  –  Paul Lamb and the Kingsnakes

The incomparable Paul Lamb and the King Snakes need no introduction to blues aficionados especially after last year’s knockout gig at Marigolds. Paul started playing on the club scene in the early 70s and represented Great Britain in the 1974 world harmonica championships. This led to a time with Sonny Terry. Of that time Paul has said, ‘It was a great learning period for me with the maestro. Sonny was very kind and spent a lot of time educating me about the Blues’. The rest is history as they say.
Over time Paul has become known around the world as one of the foremost blues harp players playing with many famous blues players. He and his band have won countless awards and sold record breaking quantities of albums. Paul himself has been inducted into the British Blues Awards Hall of Fame. 
With Chad Strentz vocals/guitar, Andy Lamb, Paul’s son, playing dynamic guitar, Paul Lamb & the King Snakes rock the house with real blues, boogie, swing & good time jump. A stunning act not to be missed.

26th July  –  The Greg Abate Quartet

Greg Abate sax, John Pearce keyboards, Simon Thorpe bass and Matt Holmes drums

Greg Abate jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer is an International Jazz/Recording Artist, touring the world 225 days a year. In the mid 70’s after finishing a four-year program at Berklee College Of Music, Greg played lead alto for the Ray Charles Orchestra for 2 years. In 1978 Greg formed his own group Channel One which was a favourite in the New England area but went on to play tenor sax with the revived Artie Shaw Orchestra under leadership of Dick Johnson from 1986 to ’87.
Following this experience Greg ventured out as post hard bop soloist playing Jazz Festivals, Jazz Societies and Jazz Clubs throughout the U.S. Canada and abroad, including most of Europe, UK, and Moscow and Georgia Russia.
Greg recorded his first CD Live at Birdland NYC in 1991 on the Candid Jazz Label with the trio of James Williams, Rufus Reid and Kenny Washington. To date Greg has recorded over 17 other recordings as leader. ‘Recently’, Greg released, ‘Kindred Spirits’, featuring Greg and Phil Woods with The Tim Ray Trio on Whaling City Sound Records.
Greg is also an adjunct professor of Jazz Studies at Rhode Island College and is also a very active jazz clinician with co. sponsorship from the Conn -Selmer Instrument Co., conducting workshops and master classes through the U.S and abroad. Greg was inducted into the RI Music Hall of Fame in 2016.
“It has been said that Greg is one of the most appealing saxophonists on the scene today with a mature abundance of gentle self-confidence. The result is that he plays music with sweetness and daring.”

, 25 North St (rear), Hornchurch, Essex RM11 1RS. The Hornchurch Conservative Club is a comfortable air-conditioned venue with a dance floor, drinks at club prices, wheel-chair access and car parking,  Call Laurie on 07913 558616 for more details. Sundays  8:00 – 10:30pm   From March Fortnightly Members £9, Guests £10

Sunday, 23rd June from 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm. Ollie Benson’s Hot Club of Hornchurch. A return visit of this popular ensemble. It features Ollie Benson guitar and Peter Sellars violin. The group plays jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli

at The Woolpack, 23 Mildmay Road, Chelmsford CM2 0DN 01245 – 259295. First Sunday in Every Month 8:00pm – 10:30pm.  Free Admission.  Food Available.   Est 2012 Celebrating Five years!

Sunday 7th July 2019  –  TRACEY MENDHAM Saxophone

Featured for the second time at the club, Tracey is a busy musician on the London jazz scene performing with various big bands & lineups. She is a swinging player with a lively personality. It will be a entertaining evening.
Gabriel Keen Keyboards, Jose Canha String Bass, Graeme Culham Drums.  

Sunday 4th August 2019  –  PAUL WOOD  Vocals  

Paul has travelled extensively in Europe appearing with many Big Bands such as ‘Glenn Miller Memorial Orchestra’, ‘Sid Lawrence Orchestra’ and ‘James Last’ to name but a few. Paul has recently been performing a series of Sinatra tributes with the Len Phillips Big Band around the UK. “He has the sound and feel of Mel Torme and timing of Sinatra” Say’s Graeme.
Gabriel Keen Keyboards, Alex Keen String Bass, Graeme Culham Drums.         

Sunday 1st September 2019  –  ALEX HEARN  Guitar

We are pleased to see the return after some time of this talent musician. Alex has been featured with many jazz projects around Essex along with his talented brother Ben Hearn who have played at the club together. Alex will be performing a varied program of standards, familiar jazz heads and a touch of modern.
Gabriel Keen Keyboards, Jose Canha String Bass, Graeme Culham Drums.

Sunday 6th October 2019 –  RICHARD EXALL Saxophone/Clarinet   

Back by popular demand. Richard has to be one of the most versatile musicians on the jazz scene with his experience of working with Robin Jones Afro Cuban Band, Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Chris Barber, Nelson Riddle Orchestra UK to name a few.
Gabriel Keen Keyboards, Alex Keen String Bass, Graeme Culham Drums.   

Sunday 3rd November 2019 – PAUL HIGGS  Trumpet/Flugel    

Paul is a highly respected and talented musician who came up through the ranks of NYJO performing with greats such as Louie Bellson & Tony Bennett. He is a fine pianist, composer & arranger, being MD at the national theatre for many years. Paul is a long time member of Graeme’s quintet. In recent years has recorded his own album ‘Pavane’.
Gabriel Keen Keyboards, Jose Canha String Bass, Graeme Culham Drums.         

Sunday 1st December 2019  –  SIMON SPILLETT  Saxophone/Flute               

British jazz award winner, Author, Simon brings his powerful swinging style of playing back to the club since his last appearance here with pianist Peter Lemer. Simon is well known as a Tubby Hayes prodigy and great Be Bop saxophonist.
Gabriel Keen Keyboards, Alex Keen String Bass, Graeme Culham Drums.

WICKHAM BISHOPS JAZZ CLUB      Saturdays,  6.30 for 7.30pm   Just off A12 South of Witham,  at Wickham Bishops Village Hall, CM8 3JZ .  Admission £12.50, For Tickets, contact Pete on 07548775777 or email wickham bishops jazz club  Bring your own drinks, glasses and nibbles.

Simon Nelson’s Dixiemix Jazz Band on Saturday 8th June  6.30 for 7.30pm  featuring;

Simon Nelson leading on trumpet and vocals     Peter Oxborough on reeds
John Benson on bass and vocals                            Chris Wigley on trombone
Tony Wilkins on drums                                            Kevin West on strings

We welcome back by popular demand Simon Nelson’s Dixiemix, for an entertaining evening of New Orleans style jazz and with their unique mix of good music and banter.  For Tickets, contact Pete on 07548775777 or email

September 14th  –  Richard Leach’s 7 Stars of Jazz

October 12th       –  Martin Bennetts Old Green River Jazz Band

November 9th    –   John Petters’ New Orleans All Stars

December 14th   –   John Maddocks’ Jazzmen

   Saffron Suite High Street Saffron Walden Essex CB10 1AZ    Join our Facebook group  For advance bookings contact: Susan 01245 420475  

Thursday 20th June   – 8.30pm         Admission £13.00
Matt Skelton Celebrates the music of ‘Shelly Manne’ featuring
Mark Crooks
– sax/clarinet       James Davison – trumpet
Leon Greening – piano             Conor Chaplin – bass and
Matt Skelton – drums

Thursday 18th July   – 8.30pm        Admission £12.00
Matt Wates with Leon Greening Julian Bury & Matt Fishwick

– 8:30pm.  Club Langley, 2 Hawksbrook Lane, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3SR (Off South Eden Park Road). Admission £15.00  members £12.00  unless otherwise stated. 020 8650 2406 / 01245 420475 E mail: Advance bookings: Susan 01245 420475  join the Facebook groups

Thursday  27th June  – 8.30pm
                            Atila with                                                   Gabriel Latchin – piano
                            Dave Chamberlain – bass                     Josh Morrison – drums

Thursday  4th July – 8.30pm

Alan Barnes   Gunther Kurmayr   Dominic Howles   &   Alfonso Vitale

Thursday 11th July  – 8.00pm

Jan Messeder  with  John Pearce   Dave Chamberlain  and  Bobby Worth

Thursday  25th July  – 8.30pm       Admission £16.00   members £13.00

From the USA  Greg Abate  with John Pearce  Simon Thorpe  &  Marc Cecil

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea   Facebook – The Jazz Mix @ The Maritime Room and check out our page on the Cliffs Pavilion website: … go to Special Events tab to find The Jazz Mix page.  On Wednesday night.  Doors open 8pm, music from 8.30pm to 11pm
You can find us on Facebook; why not join the group page – The Jazz Mix @ The Maritime Room or follow us on Twitter – The Jazz Mix @MickCrookJazz
Check on the Cliffs Pavilion website for future events by placing Jazz Mix in the search box.

, 228 London Road, Westcliff on Sea, Essex SS0 7JG.  The club is on the second Wednesday of every month and the next date is Wednesday July 10th and at the request of the management we present a super special ‘ NIGHT IN DIXIELAND’  with the biggest all star front-line anywhere in Britain today!  Digby is joined by the great Ian Bateman (ex Bilk/Ball and British Jazz Award Winner) Plus Julian Marc Stringle  (fresh from his Dream Band UK tour).  Along with our ‘A’ class rhythm section – Tim Huskisson (piano), Roger Curphey (bass) and Alan Clarke (drums).  Come and join us at the greatest jazz band ball ever!  The music starts at 8.30pm but get there early for the best seats, the parking is free after 6pm at the nearby car park and there is no entrance at the club. If you wish to eat before the music starts it’s best to book before you go. The phone number is 01702 345053.  See you there!

JAZZLIVE AT THE CRYPT St Giles’ Church, Camberwell Church Street  SE5 8QZ You’ll find us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @jazzlivese5 

Friday 14th June – Leo Power’s Flamenco Fusion Night

Features Leo Power – Vocals, Ramón Ruiz – guitar, Felipe de Algeciras – Dance, and Pablo Dominguez – guitar/percussion.

Leo Power is a flamenco singer from Andalusia, Spain with a love of jazz. We can hear in her voice Cuban music, Argentinian tangos, Jazz, Blues, Alegrías, Tanguillos, bulerías.  For the last 20 years Leo Power has travelled with her native music throughout Argentina, Holland and in the UK she has performed at Glastonbury, London Latin Jazz Festival, La Linea festival (collaborating with Daniel Melingo), Ronnie Scotts, Sadlers Wells, The Royal Theater in Dublin to name a few.
Leo will be joined by master guitarist Ramon Ruiz. Born in Granada, Spain, Ramon was inspired by his father’s passion for flamenco and started playing the guitar at seven years of age. By the age of twenty he was performing in ‘Los Gallos’, ranked as the best and most authentic flamenco club in Seville. There he got the chance to perform alongside renowned flamenco guitarists and dancers including Rafael Rodriguez and Israel Galvan. He has not hesitated to dip into many different musical genres, ranging from Bossa Nova to Argentinian Tango, Jazz, Blues and Flamenco.
The lineup also features the amazing Pablo Dominguez. He was born in Cadiz in to a musical family and delved into the word flamenco and jazz from a very young age. His father Chano Dominguez is one of Spain’s most famous musicians and immersed him into a wealth of musical talent with names such as Tomatito, Luis de la Pica, Antonio Serrano, Piraña and Blas Cordoba. Following this legacy, Pablo started training as a percussionist to then change path, choosing the guitar as his main instrument. 
This show will have an emphasis on celebrating the art of flamenco dance with authentic Spanish dancer Felipe de Algeciras. We strongly recommend buying tickets in advance for this concert as we are already seeing a high demand. Doors open at 8pm. And don’t forget that on Fridays ‘AYAKO’S Kitchen’ serves great food – arrive early to get a good table!!

Saturday 15th June – “Sound Check”.  Private view from 7pm (Free Entry).

As part of our contribution to Camberwell Arts Week 2019 we are pleased to host an exhibition of photographs by Daniel Devlin shot at Jazzlive at The Crypt over the past 18 months, mostly during the sound check when musicians tend to be more relaxed and spontaneous.  “I have always been interested in photographing people and how they interact with each other and capturing those moments of connection. Jazz is perfect for this. And it’s been a privilege to be able to photograph such great musicians at Jazzlive at The Crypt especially now when there’s such a buzz about the South London Jazz scene” (Daniel Devlin).

Plus from 7 to 8 pm, talented young players, The Harrison Dolphin Trio, will be performing. Features Harrison Dolphin on guitar, Kai MacRae on drums, and Lorenzo Morabito on bass. They will be joined by Klara Devlin on trumpet for the second mini-set.

Friday 14th June – Leo Power
Saturday 15th June –  “Sound Check”
Friday 21st June – Gary Baldwin Quartet
Friday 28th June – Larry Bartley Trio featuring Tony Kofi

Every 3rd Saturday afternoon, starts 12.30 til 3pm Admission is £10 The Hall is just off the High Road behind the vets surgery. Postcode is CM16 6DB.  Arrive early to get a good parking place.   The band is led by the legendary trombonist Jackie Free and features many top names.   Pete Rudeforth, Julian Stringle, Richie Howard, Enrico Tomasso, Nick Dawson to name but a few who have joined Tim Huskisson piano, Murray Salmon bass and Martin Guy drums plus added guests Colin Bray vibes and Carol Braithwaite vocals.

THE SOUTHEND JAZZ CLUBevery Monday (except bank holidays) at the EKCO Social & Sports Club, Thornford Gardens, Prittlewell, Southend-on-Sea, Essex. SS2 6PU. 01702 351641 From 7:30pm. Music 8:00pm – everyone welcome. Info: Adrian Green 01702 435263.  Facebook  Twitter @southendjazz;  email us to join mailing list. Entrance £10

Fairycroft House, 37 Audley Road, Saffron Walden CB11 3HD.  Fairycroft House, Saffron Walden is an accessible building with a large, free car park and a licensed bar.  Tickets (£15 in advance or £17 on the door) for all three gigs are available from Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre, or on the website

The very best bands of local musicians every Tuesday at 8.15/8:30 pm, 3-5 Hempstead Road, Kings Langley, Herts. Tel: 01923 262982. No entry charge, Visitors welcome.   Keep an eye on the website for any late amendments.   Note the earlier start time with the intention of an earlier finish at 10.30.

June 18th  –  Lou’s Sextet   Playing a mix of mainstream jazz, swing, blues, latin, American songbook, jump, jive and some funk. With this varied repertoire, good presentation, experienced musicians, including the expert rhythm section, the band puts on an entertaining performance.

June 25th  –  The Jim Phillips Band.    Fronted by Jim on baritone sax, with many recently acquired combo arrangements from his extensive music library.  Featuring Bryony on vocals.

July 2nd  –   Hertfordshire Big Band.  The first time at the club this top award winning band based in Welwyn Garden City is presented by Tom Harker.  They have just returned from a tour of Spain. With a classic repertoire this must be something to look forward to!

July 9th  –  Conchord Big Band.  A popular and able band presented by JJ on drums Always welcome at the club.

July 16th  –  Kingsclub 7.  Our regular house band led by John Davis, featuring the usual front line of leader on alto/soprano  sax with John Mole on tenor sax and John Bridge on trombone.   

July 23th  –  Treble Clef.  With John Davis on alto sax / flute / piano , Jonathan Grogan guitar and Chris Hargreaves bass.  Playing a mixture of latin,swing and bepop.  Vocals by Bryony.

July 30th  –  Hertswing Big Band.  John Davies presents the expected Basie swing and drive with an ever stimulating programme. With star singer Vicky.

e17 JAZZ
– The award winning e17 jazz collective presents concerts on the last Wednesday of each month featuring local musicians of national renown plus exciting guest stars in a relaxed jazz club setting.  186 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London E17 4QH

 JAZZNIGHTS @ THE BELL, CLARE The Bell Hotel, Market Hill, Clare, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 8NN. from 7.30 – 10.00pm   £10 Admission.   Reserve seating on 01787 237653 or email reply – pay on the door. With Simon Brown (keys), Bernie Hodgkins (bs) & Roger Odell (drs) + LARRAINE ODELL (voc).  Downstairs in the Tudor Room

SUNDAY 16th JUNE – MIDNIGHT OIL with Martin Dobson, Simon Brown, Bernie Hodgkins & Crissy Lee
Martin Dobson’s Midnight Oil band are featured this week with Martin on saxes & flute, Simon Brown (keys), Bernie Hodgkins (bs gtr & bs) plus the brilliant Crissy Lee on drums. They always play great sets of well known jazz standards that move towards the funky side of jazz in the style of Grover Washington.

Sun 30th Jun – NIC MEIER


Sun 11th Aug – TRACKS

Sun 8th Sep – MATT WATES
Sun 22nd Sep – JOSH KEMP

Sun 20th Oct – NIC MEIER

SPLASH POINT JAZZ run four regular clubs in SUSSEX, and two occasional ones. 
Our new website now live – Google Splash Point Jazz

THE VIEW, Seaford Head Gold Club, SEAFORD  BN25 4JS:  Wed June 5th at 7pm:  Terry Seabrook’s T-Rio. Latin & Brazilian jazz.
Tickets £10, on the door or in advance from

THE WALRUS, 10 Ship Street, BRIGHTON BN1 1AD:  Thurs June 20th at 7.30pm:  Roger Beaujolais  w. Neal Richardson Trio.  Tickets £10, on the door or in advance from

THE BULL INN, 27 High Street  BATTLE  TN33 0AD:

Wed June 26th at 7.30pm:  Jeff Williams (trombone) w Neal Richardson (piano/vox).  Free to diners but you are advised to book in advance to avoid disappointment as Jazz Wednesdays are very popular. Nice menu, good food and some lovely jazz vibes as well. Call The Bull on 01424 775171 to reserve a table.


Weds June 26th at 8pm: Mark Crooks/Colin Oxley Quartet (Mark Crooks: sax/clarinet, Colin Oxley: guitar, Simon Thorpe: bass, Matt Home: drums). Tickets £10, on the door or in advance from

Tower Theatre, North Road, Shorncliffe, Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL. Every Thursday Music Starts 8 00pm  To Book your seats Email Beryl the Booker at   or call 01303 277175   Gigs start  8pm – Adm £14

JUNE 20th            £12      THE  NEIL  ANGILLEY  TRIO      The UK’s Number One Latin Jazz Pianist is also The Royal Pianist !!!

NEIL ANGILLEY~ A great favorite at The FJC and he is not only the UK’s number one Latin jazz pianist ~ but he is also the number one pianist for Michael Ball & Alfie Boe & appeared with them for thier private performance for The Queen at Buckingham Palace ~ Neil says it was his mums proudest moment when he gave her the photo ~ So , it’s only the best at The FJC ..  The other two permanent members of this amazing trio are the Italian duo ~
DAVIDE MANTOVANI  double bass.  Brilliant musician who has played the FJC before
DAVIDE  GIOVANNINI drums   A truly outstanding drummer making his FJC debut.

Tuesday Special ~    Book early  .   Pete Long ++ Ellingtonia ++ Gustav Holst
JUNE 25th      £14         The Classical Duke Ellington performed by THE PETE LONG (Echoes of Ellington) SEXTET  ” THE PLANETS ”            JAZZ  PLANETS

This is the Gustav Holst famous Planet Suite, completely arranged by Pete Long in the style of Duke Ellington ~~ He originally arranged this huge piece of music for his very successful orchestra Echoes of Ellington & this has been performed to great applause in concert halls throughout the country .. Now he has produced this sextet version of this great music for jazz clubs..It is a must for The FJC

PETER LONG  clarinet ~ sax~ Leader ~ raconteur & historic humour. A very clever & busy man .. Pete leads  The Ronnie Scott Orchestra . .Pocket Basie.. Echoes of Ellington Orchestra and a few other very successful outfits.
CALLUM AU trombone.  Amazing young musician who also leads his own Big Band
GEORGE HOGG trumpet ~Great musician & always welcome back at The FJC
ROB BARRON piano.  One of the UK’s leading modern jazz pianists.
JOE PETTITT double bass. Leader of the Len Phillips big band & also a bass maker !!
CLARK TRACEY drums.  Multi Brit Jazz Award Winner ~Club owner & Total jazz. 


This quartet returns to The FJC to continue the brilliant success it experienced on the two previous visits ~ This outfit is a regular feature at Ronnies & it is easy to see why.

The brilliant young leader guitarist ARTIE ZAITZ is pure class & up there with the best. He has a technique & knowledge of jazz far beyond his years . + The added excitement of ROSS STANLEY with the full force of the mighty Hammond Organ …Plus total percussion with the Multi Brit Jazz winning drummer STEVE BROWN mixing it with the amazing Conga man DAVE PATTMAN .Dave has played with all of the famous Latin bands including the world famous Beuna Vista Social Club ..This is Jazz~ This is Excitement ..


NIKKI  ILES Piano Nikki made her debut at the FJC last year & this was one of her rare gigs at a provincial jazz club . This was so successful that she returns by mutual admiration to witness once more the superb playing of a true lady of British Jazz & a worthy BJA winner~This Lady is Special to the jazz world

KAREN  SHARP Tenor Sax ..Multi Brit Jazz Winner & current holder of the coveted tenor sax section ~ Karen has been with us on many occasions & it is always great to have this former Humphrey Littelton soloist back with us ..
DAVE  GREEN Double Bass .. This multi Brit Jazz winner is World Class & the two words that will always be attached to Dave  Green are World Class ..
STEVE  BROWN Drums ..It would so easy to repeat the above it is true ,

Direct from the USA ~Greg Abate’  A Legend in his own lifetime. 
July 18th   GREG ABATE’ ” The Prince of Be Bop”      £14   with THE CRAIG MILVERTON TRIO

GREG  ABATE’  Saxes . mainly alto stand-alone on alto sax on the world wide platform of jazz .. With a CV as long as your arm , please read his website .He is a one off ..  This is a second visit to The FJC for this outstanding saxophonist & we are looking to more gigs with this world class outfit  
CRAIG MILVERTON  Piano .Brit Jazz winner & recognised as the UK’s Oscar Peterson .
ADAM KING Double Bass . Outstanding bassist & swings like crazy. FJC Fav ~~
ROD BROWN Drums .. The ideal man for this trio & the star of Greg Abate’s last visit..

It’s Swing Time & the music of  Harry ” Sweets ” Edison.. Performed by musicians from The Award Winning Back to Basie Orchestra ~~

July 25th       THE  PAUL  LACEY ” Sweets Edison ” SEXTET                   £14

Wow !!! ~ What a wonderful swinging outfit to bring to a close another amazing season of top quality jazz , playing the music of the former Basie trumpet star Harry “Sweets” Edison.  Who better to play this wonderful swinging music than musicians from The Award Winning Back to Basie Orchestra with their leader Paul Lacey..  These musicians have been specially  chosen to perform this swinging music as per the great recordings of the Sweets Sextet…..

The full line up is PAUL  LACEY trumpet & leader..Also The leader of  The Ward Winning Big Band The Back to Basie Orchestra..
MARC CROOKS tenor sax..Lead sax in The B to B Orch & many outfits at The FJC~~ plus The World Famous John Wilson Orchestra 
JIMMY HASTINGS alto sax Leader of the Humphrey Lyttelton Band & a true legend
Plus Plus a rhythm section that would be Hard to Beat 
JOHN PEARCE piano…. MURRAY  SALMON double bass…. ROD BROWN drums..                                                          

JAZZ CAFE POSK 238-246 King St, London W6 0RF.  (nearest tube Ravenscourt Park Station)  Reservations … ring Peter on 07415 892 436   Bar Open 7.30pm. Music 8.30pm.


World class Jazz every Friday at Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel CO6 4PZ         Doors 7.30pm, gig starts 8.00 pm, 2 sets, ends approx 10.30 pm  
Ample parking; fully accessible – info 01787 211865    See website for directions as satnav can  get you lost!    Tickets – via Box Office: 01787 211865;  WeGotTickets (booking fee); On the door (sorry, no debit/credit cards – cash or cheque only)  
*Friends of Fleece Jazz loyalty card holders have a £4 discount on each gig and a choice of a free gig if you attend eight or more gigs.

14th June 2019,  £18/£14*    Alina Bzhezinska Quartet
Alina Bzhezinska shares with Alice Coltrane a mastery of the Jazz Harp.
Alina Bzhezinska harp, Tony Kofi sax, Larry Bartley bass, Joel Prime drums

, 6, St Andrews Street South, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3PH. 1st class jazz in Bury St Edmunds   07799 650009   Doors 7.15,   Music   8pm

A salute to the soul-jazz bebop genius Cannonball Adderley from Tony Kofi, an internationally lauded saxophonist whose credits include the World Saxophone Quartet, Sam Rivers Big Band, Abdullah Ibrahim and Harry Connick Jnr.
TONY KOFI  alto sax                CHRIS INGHAM   piano
OWEN MORGAN   bass           GEORGE DOUBLE   drums

JazzUp! AT CLUB 85, 74 Whinbush Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire  SG5 1PZ an independent music venue. 

JazzUP! presents   …   Close To The Bone ft. Kenrick Rowe

The Hammond Set ft. Russell Williams
The Young Jazz Guns
Les Jazz Rats DJs ft. Riot Girl  + ROTW after Party

Don’t miss the last JazzUp of the season. Before we break for July and August, we like to end with something extra…  This is a three band special, PLUS the official Rhythms of the world after party, led by our fabulous JazzUp DJs.

Headlining is JazzUp founder Dave Keech’s very own band, Close To The Bone. The band features The Specials drummer Kenrick Rowe. Fresh from Specials tours of Canada and USA, and riding high on the stunning success of their new album ‘Encore’, to which he contributed so much,
Kenrick is a musician not to be missed. Expect jazz classics and originals fused with funk, soul and reggae.
The Hammond organ has featured at several packed Club85 nights recently, with the likes of James Taylor and Nikolaj Torp Larsen showing how the instrument is still king of the groove.  Local Hammond legend Russell Williams also features on this JazzUp bill, with a special trio featuring tenor sax monster, Colin Watling.
The night would not be complete without our much talked-about collective, The Young Jazz Guns.  With all band members below the age of 20, the Guns show that jazz is, well, where it should be:  young, fresh, inclusive and on the pulse.
You’ll also be aware that on this night, Hitchin’s very own Rhythms Of The World fills the town with its presence. The ROTW after party takes place at Club85, hosted by JazzUp and from 11pm Les Jazz Rats DJs get the party on. Joining them on the decks will be another local DJ; Riot Lounge owner and Herts FM presenter Jess Princeton, AKA Riot Girl.

Ticket details…
Entry £12 , £10 with JazzUp Loyalty Card.
£5 after 11pm for JazzUp’s Rhythms Of The World Party

Tickets available from …
Riot Lounge, Hitchin                            Gatefold Record Lounge, Hitchin
Farleys, Hitchin                                     Jolly Brown, Hitchin
Bar 85, Hitchin                                      David’s Music Letchworth
on line from from WeGotTickets  and
16+ with photo ID – younger patrons can be signed in at the door by a responsible adult.
Like all our gigs this show finishes well in time for the last trains North and South to Cambridge/ Peterborough and London and we are just a 5 minute stroll from the station.  Any further questions please contact

– 6 Moor Street, Soho, London W1D 5NA Nominated for Jazz Venue of the Year Award – Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2010 & 2015. ; tel/text: 07870 915682   Pre-bookings from we got tickets.

in Ramsgate Small Boat Owners Club House, Guildford Lawn, CT11 9AY, unless stated otherwise.

Saturday 29 June at 12 noon – MARTIN BENNETT’S OLD GREEN RIVER BAND
Tickets 12 pounds (includes buffet)

12 July-14 July   Trad Jazz Festival    Ticket Hotline 01843 596789

– Hadleigh Town Hall, Market Place, Hadleigh, IP7 5DN.  £15

is held on the first Sunday of every month at Hatfield Hotel, The Esplanade, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0QG  

opened in Feb 2016, brain child of Digby Fairweather to promote, preserve and celebrate the vibrant culture of jazz music in the UK and beyond.  In The Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Ave, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6EX and open for all to see our exhibitions between Tues and Sat 10am to 5pm.   At present we are fully staffed on Thursdays and Saturdays – so please call in to our Jazz Cafe, have a coffee and say hello to our friendly volunteers.  Reg Charity No. 116742.  The Heritage Lottery Fund has helped us to set up phase 1, but we have much greater future plans   Come and see our Living Heritage Museum containing Humphrey Lyttleton’s desk, trumpet, letters and trophies (and many other artifacts).  We cover all genres of jazz and we celebrate the music’s heritage, art and memorabilia.  Jazz films are shown every Saturday at 2pm in our 100 seater cinema and we have live music in the Centre on Saturday afternoon.  We actively support and promote contemporary performance and education  – send your email address and we shall add you to our ‘friends’ who receive our newsletter.

COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE JAZZ CLUB.  Church Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF.  Concerts usually every 1st SUNDAY of the month, plus the odd extra event.  Tickets £12 to £20.
JAZZ EXPRESS: Book for any three concerts and get tickets for just £10 each. Students 2-for-1 admission!!  Doors: 7pm. 1st Set: 7.30pm. 
 Arts Centre box office: 01206 500900.

JAZZ AT THE IVY ROOM – Farnham Conservative Club, Ivy House, Ivy Lane, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PQ. Last Wednesday of the month. The Farnham Conservative Club is a hidden gem of a venue in the centre of town with drinks at club prices, wheel-chair access and free parking.  Curry available from 7 pm. Show 7.45pm – 10.15 pm. All welcome.
Admission £12 (+ £0.50 booking fee online)    Info:

JAZZ AT THE BOATHOUSE – Old Nazeing Road, Broxbourne EN10 6QU hosted by Broxbourne Rowing Club is re-commencing its Sunday programme  Doors and Licensed Bar open 7:30pm.   Music from 8pm.   Admission £12.00 on the door   Herts Jazz & Broxbourne Rowing Club members £10   Under 21s £5

SMHT JAZZ CLUB AT SAWBRIDGEWORTH MEMORIAL HALL   The Forebury, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9AT  8.15 – 10.45

GC’s FENLAND JAZZ CLUB   7.30pm -10pm.  Admission Free.  Light food will be available.  The Woodmans Cottage, 90 High Road, Gorefield, PE13 4NB   Tel 01945 871094.  Also on Facebook.  Further to the success of GC’s Jazz Club in Chelmsford, Essex. Graeme starts a second club  The new jazz club will feature a regular house trio: Simon Brown keyboards, Jose Canha string bass, Graeme Culham on drums with monthly front line guests.

JAZZ AT THE GEORGIAN – Georgian House Hotel,  37-41 High Street, Haselmere, Surrey GU27 2JY.  First Wednesday of the month.  Centre of town venue with wheel-chair access and free parking.  Food available from 6:45.  Show 7:45pm to 10:15pm.  All Welcome Admission £14.

ORPINGTON JAZZ CLUB   7 Station Road, Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ.   Hosted at the Orpington Liberal Club, with its CAMRA award winning bar, free parking across the road in Tescos multi story car park and only a 10min walk from Orpington train station and 2min walk from the high street, Orpington Jazz Club presents some of the finest jazz musicians in the country on the last Friday of each month. The bar has a friendly pub atmosphere and a well stocked selection of fine ales. The music takes place in the adjoining small hall, with cabaret style seating. Concerts 8:00-10:30pm with a half hour interval.  Bar open 6:00-11:00pm and seats available in the hall from 7:30pm. No advance tickets, reservations or pre-bookings. Tickets on the door only.  Entry £10.00, no concessions.

PORTSMOUTH JAZZ features the best live modern jazz in comfortable surroundings. Ample parking. Licensed bar. Good inexpensive meals and bar snacks can be purchased in the adjoining lounge and pub.   Performances 8pm, doors open 7.15pm   Tickets on door.   The Executive Suite, Inn Lodge,  Burrfields Road, Portsmouth PO3 5HH      Dave 023 9225 5806 or Claire 02392 298161

BIG BAND JAZZ IN BROMLEY – FIRST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH – with the Mick Collins Legacy Jazz Orchestra, at Sundridge Park Working Men’s Club, 134 Burnt Ash Lane, Bromley, Kent, BR1 5AF. 8.30pm start, £8 admission.  This 16-piece big band is one of London’s finest, featuring top-class musicians from the South East, including young rising stars from Trinity Laban Conservatoire.  With over 300 charts in the band’s library, the repertoire covers a vast range of music – including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Gil Evans, Miles Davis, Maynard Ferguson, Oliver Nelson, Thad Jones, Bill Holman and Bob Florence, as well as gems of British jazz from the 1960s to the present day.
Mick Collins founded his band in the early 1970s and over the years many of the UK’s best jazz musicians have passed through its ranks. Now co-led by trombonists Paul Taylor and Bill Todd it continues Mick’s mission of performing this great music to the best possible standards.
This is a regular monthly gig. The orchestra performs at the same venue at the same time on the 1st Monday of each month

JAZZ AT THE RHODES ARTS COMPLEXBishop’s Stortford, Herts, CM23 3JG  01279 710 200

FORTNIGHTLY FREE Live Midweek Music in our Theatre Lounge on Wednesdays
7:30 pm  Relax on a Wednesday evening at Rhodes while listening to the very best from the vibrant local music scene.  Our Midweek Live Music events are now established as a ‘must see’ night for music fans of all ages so unwind, kick back and relax.
Our resident Jazz Quintet Que Pasa are now established on the second Wednesday of every month. Featuring internationally renowned players Pete Lemer – keys, Paul Robinson – drums, Steve Cook – Bass, with Adam Amor on Sax and brilliant trumpet player Paul Higgs. Between them they have worked with acts such as Nina Simone, Grace Jones, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Ginger Baker, Mike Oldfield, The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Shakespeare Company. The best of the genre from the best in the business.

BERKHAMSTED JAZZ present live jazz in a relaxed club atmosphere, with reasonably priced licensed bar. £10 – members Dacorum Card holders, £13 – visitors and guests. Concerts normally at the Civic Centre, High Street, Berkhamsted, HP4 3HD. Parking on High Street and in the car park behind the shops opposite. Disabled access.

JAZZ IN THE JUNGLE BAR, Fore Street, Hertford SG14 1AX on the Second and Last Monday of each Month with the NEIL FRYER QUINTET featuring  Natalie-Miles (trumpet),  Neil Fryer (tenor sax),  Richard Herdman (guitar),  Paul Leader(bass),  Luke De La Salle (drums),  And Guests.  Music at 8.30 p.m.  Admission Free.  For further information please contact Neil Fryer (m) 07504 733892

MILL HILL JAZZ CLUB – The Mill Hill Jazz Club has been providing live jazz of the highest standard to North West London for many years and is for everyone with a passion for live jazz, blues and soul. If you like jazz, the Mill Hill Jazz Club is the place to hang out. Every Wednesday from 8.30pm. The Golf Clubhouse, 100 Barnet Way, London NW7 3AL www.millhilljazzclub.  Admission £8 members, £9 guests unless stated otherwise.

KENNY BALLS LIVE LOUNGE Every Thursday of every month at SIR HENRY’S IN Averly Essex.  The Kenny Ball junior quartet featuring vocals Kenny Ball junior.  Piano – Michael Horner   Sax – Andrew linen   Bass – Alan Morgan   Drums – Peter Jackson.  Classics from the song book plus guests  7.30pm till late

JAZZ AT THE EMPIRE BAR – Empire Bar, 291 Mare Street, Hackney E81EJ   A Jazz night in Hackney on the second Wednesday of the month.

The Good Times Jazz Band – trad jazz at its best, played with humour and pizzazz!  Regular 2nd Sunday of the month  gigs 2pm-4.30pm at The Steamboat Tavern, 78-80 New Cut West, Ipswich, IP2 8HW.   Dates  for 2018 – 11th Nov,  9th Dec.  Dancers welcome, food available till 3pm, free entry.   Check us out on Facebook – The Good Times Jazz Band @reallyoldjazz

KiX Jazz Orchestra. 17 piece band plus Kate Daniels on vocals. Repertoire includes a wide variety of Latin, Swing Standards, Fusion and Originals. To see when and where they are on next search for Kix Jazz Orchestra and go to the Schedule tab on their website.

The Cambridge Riverside Jazzband plays at the Six Bells, Fulbourn, just a couple of miles SE of Cambridge, every first and third Wednesday of the month at 8:30pm.  Admission is £6 and there is a small dance floor, and of course, real ale!   CRJ is the oldest trad band in the area, started by Ted Vousden in 1956 and run  continuously since. We now play mainstream as well as traditional stuff and are happy to do requests if they were written before about 1950 ( and we’ve heard of them!!!).  Come and give us a whirl!

The Andy Bowie Quartet plays modern jazz every Sunday 8 to 11 at the Tram Depot, Dover Street, Cambridge, as we have for the last 4 years.

BASSMENT, 16 Wells Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1HZ  have a monthly, live, Thursday night Jazz Funk session.     House band:   James Maltby – Guitar   Dan Banks – Piano   Andy Staples – Bass   Josh Law – Drums   Zak Barrett – Saxophone

A new venue in Essex – music Saturday nights and Sundays late afternoon at  THE PRINCE ALBERT  (The Green, Blackmore, Ingatestone CM4 0RT   Tel:  01277821705)    Delicious Meals available  Mon- Sat: 12.00 – 15.00, 18.00 – 21.00 Sun: 12.00 – 16.00

THE CRYPT, St Giles Church, Camberwell Church St, London SE5 8RB.  Doors 8.00 pm £8 / £5


HEADS UP! dates

Sat 6 July  – Jazz in the Park (incl. other bands) at Lake Meadows, Billericay, CM12 0BW  (Free 4:00 – 7:00pm)

Sun 4th August – The Blue Boar, 3-7 Silver St, Maldon, CM9 4QE (2.30pm)

CAROL BRAITHWAITES’ GIG LIST.  (more – Many thanks

Saturday 15th June
North Weald Lunchtime Jazz with Jackie Free Allstars.
12- 2.30pm.  £10 door. take own lunch.  Coffe/tea free.

Thursday 20th June
Hadleigh Cricket Club, Rectory Road, Hadleigh SS7 2NQ.   An evening of easy listening jazz played in a friendly club atmosphere. Time: 8 – 10.30pm. £10 entry.
Tony Gooderham – piano,  Roger Curphey – bass,   Jason Campbell – drums.
Come and join us for a relaxing night of music.
Special guest:  Graham Hunter – trumpet

No sessions in Hadleigh and Billericay in July.

July – August 
19/07/19 – Sawbridgeworth Jazz Club with the Jackie Free Allstars.
20/07/19 – North Weald
17/08/19 – North Weald
27/08/19 – Ob’s, Brentwood with club trio +Tim Huskisson, Goff Dubber.
13/09/19 – Billericay
19/09/19 – Hadleigh Cricket Club

A full 16 piece band featuring star players including Tony Fisher, David Black, Harold Fisher, Jon Shenoy, Chris Gower and Bunny Thompson.
“A marvellous orchestra masterfully directed by Joe Pettitt” ~ David Jacobs CBE

Warner’s Big Band Breaks

8-12 July – Bodelwyddan Castle, North Wales – Featuring  Jeff Hooper
21-25 October – Sinah Warren, Hayling Island – Featuring Matthew Ford plus Glenn Miller with strings

United Services Club, Main Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6NE        Doors open at 7pm, concert starts at 8pm. Free parking to the rear of the club. Tickets £12, available on the door. Call 01342 523 003 or email for more information

Other Concerts      Sun 9th June, The Mill at Sonning, Reading, Berkshire – 0118 969 8000

RON SPACK’S JAZZTET at THE OAKWOOD. 564 Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, SS9 5HX. Tel: 01702 512819. Every Monday. Free 8.30 till 11.00pm. Meals served during the evening.  Ron Spack’s Jazztet, Ron leading on bass

RON SPACK’S LUNCHTIME JAZZ at THE WESTCLIFF HOTEL. 18-20, Westcliff Parade, Westcliff on Sea, Essex. SSO 7QW. 01702 345247. Sunday 1pm. Ron on Bass, plus guest.

THE BOTTLENECK BLUES CLUB meet on the last Tuesday of the month in Rochester. Normally tickets £12.  Doors 7.30pm, band on stage 8.30pm.  Good food, reasonably priced available to eat at your table if required.  Further information, upcoming shows, map etc, available – search botleneck blues club  The venue is the St. George Hotel.  If you drive past with the Roffen on your left, the venue is a couple of hundred yards up New Road, on the left.  There is on-site parking both on the roof, accessed from the front and in the basement at the rear, although you can find plenty of on-street parking within a short walk.  Parking in one of the car parks requires (immediate) registration in the venue, available on panels both in the lobby and in the performance room itself

THE DON STEELE JAZZBAND play at The 3 Horseshoes, The Pound, Knockholt TN14 7LD every other Wednesday lunchtime (12.30 to 3pm) .  Good food, wine and draft beer to go with the trad jazz. Band Members – Don Steele Trumpet,  John Stuart – Banjo/Guitar, Richard Brennan – Reeds, Mick Scriven – Bass, Jan Bryce – Trombone.    The band plays in the traditional jazz style.

The next Wednesday lunchtime gig is on Wednesday 3rd April and then every other Wednesday.

JAZZ AT BARNEY’S CAFE/BAR 46-56 Portland Rd, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1QN (01903 527075).  A few minutes drive from Worthing train station, in the centre of town.

Every Saturday 8.30pm – 11pm, join local tenor saxophonist Mike Pappenheim with  guest artists for two sets of standards-led jazz with some easy-listening pop thrown in. Free Entry!   01903 527075.

The Indian and Thai fusion restaurant – The Royal Tiger in ChelmsfordSouthend Rd, Rettendon Common CM3 8EE – put on live modern jazz on the last Sunday evening of the month.  They have had renowned musicians likes of Alan Barnes, Derek Nash, Lily Dior, Marc Cecil and many more.    Bookings 01245 403030

Live Saxophone led Jazz Trio featured every Sunday along with Sunday Roast from 4 – 6pm Free Entry.   Bedford Tavern 160 Seven Sisters Road London N7 7 PT

For Live Music in Cambridge – Hot Numbers Coffee with Nick Hill plus guests every Thursday evening within the gallery space from 7pm – 10:30pm. Units 5/6 Dales Brewery, Gwydir Street, Cambridge CB1 2LJ. Some fantastic recent guests include Gillad Atzmon, Frank Harrison, John Turville, Josh Kemp.

JAZZ NIGHTS AT HAVERHILL ARTS CENTRE, High St, Haverhill, Suffolk CB9 8AR. To book 01440 714140 or go to

THE SPARROWS OF PARIS – Vintage French Chansons and Gypsy Jazz.  Quartet headed by singer Carolyn Saint-Pé with accordion, guitar & double bass



2019 Southend Jazz Festival  –  Now presented by Jazz Matters, 2019 sees the launch of the all-new Southend Jazz Festival; a week-long celebration of Jazz music with live events and workshops all across Southend.  We’re showcasing the very best of local talent and bringing some of the UK’s best performers to Southend.  Stay tuned to the website and our social meda as we release details of more artists and events.   The Southend Jazz Festival’s flagship event is “The Big Jazz Blowout!” – we’ll be gradually releasing line-up details over the coming months, but Early Bird tickets go on sale 30th April.  

“Summer Evening Jazz” – Rotary Fundraiser for Charity on Saturday 6th July 2019
Featuring The Jive Aces, UK’s No. 1 Jive & Swing Band and The Salty Town Six.
Now in its 23rd year, Rotary Club of Ingatestone is holding this popular Open Air Jazz Concert in the gardens of Ingatestone Hall, Hall Lane, Ingatestone.    Sat.Nav:  CM4 9NS
Gates open at 5.30 pm and concert begins at 6.15 pm.    In aid of The Not Forgotten Association, Nerve Tumours UK and other local Rotary causes.   Tickets £16.00 in advance from ticket outlets or £17.50 at gate, if available.   Accompanied children under 14 admitted free.
Make up a party – bring table & chairs and enjoy a picnic from the food and drinks which will be available.  Abigail’s Deli will be offering pizzas, hot dogs and burgers.  The Star Inn will provide a Pop-Up Gin & Fizz Bar plus Lager, beer, Wines, Pimms and Soft Drinks.
Refreshments available:   Coffee – Tea – Ice-cream – Lollies.
Prizes to be won for best dressed vintage costume.  Raffle.
For full details of event and ticket outlets and to book online – search :  summereveningjazz        Ticket Hotline: 01277 350800

Advance notice: Boughton Jazz Picnic Sat July 20, followed by Water Rats tour of the Broads

MEHR CLEF SUMMER JAZZ COURSE  –  18 – 24 August 2019   At University of Chichester – Residential course for Instrumentalists and Vocalists with a Minimum age 14 years, all levels, all instruments.   Students perform every night in Jazz Club.
Audition Preparation and Mock Audition for Students applying to Music Colleges
Tutors:  Alan Barnes – Sax,  Stan Sulzmann – Sax, Tom Cawley – Piano,  Mark Hodgson – Bass, Martin France – Drums,  Lee Gibson – Vocals    plus Rick Simpson – Piano, Matt Sulzmann – Sax, Ursula Malewski – Vocals,   Ed Rice – Vocal accompanist  Contact: T 07718 424509


From Steve Wright, Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club  –

Essex jazz musicians and clubs using Twitter can now promote their events via a new site: @EssexJazzLive. Apart from the usual word count, images are also welcome – as are Likes/Retweets.
Steve has also created a Facebook page for Essex jazz musicians, clubs and promoters to publicise their events.

For fans of Trad Jazz out there, may we direct to you Wilf James‘ comprehensive listings – just Google Wilf’s Jazz!!


*** JAZZ JAMS ***

The Cambridge Jazz Jam (“CamJam”) has now moved to the other Snug bar in Cambridge, located at 67 Lensfield Rd, Cambridge CB2 1EN. The sessions will now run every Thursday, 8 – 10.30 pm.  Musicians, singers and audience all welcome !  Free admission. Our policy is inclusive, so whether you’re an accomplished musician, or someone still struggling to get it together, you’ll be equally welcome. Further info from Mike Quigley, 07979 59 22 41

Sunday Freddie Freeloader’s Jazz Jams at the Black Bull in Rainsford Road Chelmsford CM1 2PN.  Future dates (all at the earlier time of 4-7 p.m.) are: ;  July 21st; September 22nd; November 17th. Free entrance, all experience levels,  Playlist and music available in advance. DWJQ are house band, PA drum kit bass amp and one guitar amp provided.  More details including access to the music to be played available from

little bread BIG JAM at The Royal Inn on The Park (111 Lauriston Road, E9 7HJ) returns to Wednesdays. Join Annie, Peter and the band in the Garden Bar at the back of this beautiful park-side pub. All instrumental and vocal jazz jammers and jazz-loving listeners, clappers and whoopers and their friends, families and lovers welcome. £4 for jammers. Contributions from grateful listeners welcome. Contact Annie on 07885480329 for more details.

EALING JAZZ JAM  –  Every Monday from 9 till 11 this long running jam is held at The Plough Inn, Northfields Ave, Ealing. One minute walk from Northfields Tube.  Hosted by Bobby Allan and Wendy Linsey on alternate weeks.  After two or three numbers from The Mary Belson Trio the jam is opened.  It’s a very friendly and inclusive jam in a large and comfortable  Gastropub.   Always an appreciative audience and our aim is two numbers minimum from our guests.  It is a busy night but a very enjoyable one with lots of regulars but we love to welcome new faces to  our Monday jam with a Friday vibe.

New Weekly Jazz Jam at established North London venue Mascara Bar, 72 Stamford Hill N16 6XS every Tuesday (opposite Morrisons – five mins from Stoke Newington BR).  Free entry.  House band starts at 7:30 and the jam session opens for the second set running till 11:30.  Singers more than welcome, great laid back informal friendly setting, come on down!  Great house band led by drummer Filippo Giangrande with Edd Bateman on bass, Dan Waldman guitar, and Colin Campbell on saxes.

There is a new Jazz Jam at the Burleigh Arms, Newmarket Road, Cambridge, on Tuesdays 8 to 11. Musicians and singers welcome

Jazz Gig and Jam with  The Michael Connolly Quartet –  Every last Sunday of the month at 5.00-8.30 at The Spread Eagle, Queen’s Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4HD.   Free Entry.  Guests welcome just bring your instrument.  Also there is a Jazz Gig and Jam on the first Sunday of every month at The Kings Arms, 2 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J 7QAT from 6.30pm – 10.00pm

A new Jazz Jam night at the Forester’s Arms, Colchester. Held on the last Thursday of every month. Members of the band of the parachute regiment Big Band are hosting an evening of Jazz where they will play a short set of music until they open up the floor to anyone who wants to Jam, any ability. The house band consists of: Pianist, Drummer, Bass, Trombone and Trumpet.

There is a Jazz Jam session on alternate Tuesday lunch times at The Battle of Britain Club, Hillingdon Road, Hillingdon (Nr Uxbridge) UB10 0RY from 12 midday until 2.00pm.  Good players welcome as is anyone who enjoys listening to good jazz. We have a bar and food is also available.   It’s all very informal and friendly.

Mascara Bar, 72 Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington N16 6XS. Every Tuesday: House trio + jam. 8.30. (F). info: 07905 151894

Mill Hill Jazz Club host a regular end of month, Wednesday, open stage for quality musicians. Val’s House band provides the professional rhythm section that binds it all together. The Golf Clubhouse, 100 Barnet Way, London NW7 3AL 0208 207 045

Jazz at the Green Note “jam great atmosphere!” on the 1st Sunday of every month. Music 8:30pm – Band set followed by a jam. 106 Parkway, Camden NW1 7AN.

There is a jazz jam every Saturday with the Nora Bite trio at 9:30pm, original music in the first set followed by a jazz standards jam. Free entrance. Venue: Troyganic, 132 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch E2 8DP. Usual house band is a guitar trio led by Nora Bite. Until 2am.

There is a Jam session on the first Thursday of each month in Colchester at The Bull, Crouch Street. The house band regularly features such great players as Bern Hodgekins (Bass player with Jazznights trio) and Mick Hutton (bass). After short set from house band, stage open for jammers and singers. Running for 5 years now

Singers’ Night at Nelson (48 Stanhope Street, London NW1. six min walk from Warren Street station). 2nd Tuesday of each month. Open mic for jazz vocalists.  Now In 21st year (2018). Excellent accompanists. Food available. £8 singers, £7 guests, £5 full time students with student card. Doors, list 6.00pm, music 7.45 – 10.30pm. Chris Legee

Jazz jam sessions at the Fox and Firkin pub, 316 Lewisham High Street, SE13 6JZ. Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.  House band play a set from 8.30, jam session from 9.30-11pm.  Come and sing, play or listen. Free entry & a good pizza menu !

There is a LondonBluesJams Yahoo! Group – blues rock n roll soul jam every Wednesday 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm . The Crown Inn, Roneo Corner, 360 Hornchurch Road, Hornchurch ,Essex RM12 4TW. info Bob Marks 07503 16 45 72 Full back line. P.A. Keys, Saxes and Brass. Mainly blues but all tastes catered for. All musos welcome – beginners to pros and bands. Vocalists especially welcome.

The Ipswich Jazz Collective meet on the 3rd Friday in the month to hold a jam session at the Inkerman pub on Norwich Road, Ipswich. Set up 7.30 for 8pm start. Bass amp & drums set up, PA on request. Guitarists to bring their own amps. No entrance fee and all levels of player catered for.

The Norwich Jazz Jam is at the Fat Cat and Canary  every Monday featuring Mark Jolley (violin), Lee Vasey (guitar), Ian Hireson (bass) & Matt Furness (drums)

Open Jazz Jam, “Who Pays The Piper” at The White Horse’ Pub, Mill Rd, Husborne Crawley, Beds MK43 0XE, 1 mile from M1 Jn 13, A507 between Ridgmont and Woburn. Fortnightly session on Tuesdays from 8–11.00pm. FREE ENTRY – though we ask for donations toward back line, occasional raffle. Pub food, Chris 07804140606

There is a new jazz jam in Suffolk, in the picturesque market town of Woodbridge – it happens on Thursday evenings once a month, there is a facebook group people can join:  at the Kings Head, 17 Market Hill, Woodbridge IP12 4LP  For more info e-mail


 John Seeley’s Jazz and Saxophone Group
If playing as part of a group appeals to you, why not join John Seeley’s Jazz and Saxophone Group?  I run a Jazz Workshop and Saxophone Workshop on alternative Thursday evenings, 7.30pm to 9.30pm at St Michael and All Angels Church in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.  £7 Entry.   All ability levels and instruments are welcome, no need to book, just come along and join in!   We are a relaxed, friendly, welcoming group and are always looking for more members to join our Jazz family!
Jazz Workshop
The aim of this workshop is to provide a creative and relaxed atmosphere for musicians of all levels, to learn theory aspects of music, and gain practical knowledge of performing.  The music used will range from Hard Bop, Modern to Contemporary Jazz, and will be arranged to a high level.
Saxophone Workshop
The workshop aims to develop saxophone technique and performance in a friendly creative environment.  Each class explores saxophone and musicianship skills that will enhance the individual and group performer.  This includes music theory, methods of practice, sight reading, improvisation, aural work, and specific concepts to increase your knowledge on the saxophone.  This is worked concurrently with a repertoire of saxophone music from different genres of music with a focus on Classical and Jazz.

Weekly Saturday Jazz Workshops in Orpington (SE London) for anyone, any age, on any instrument, interested in developing their improvising skills and musicianship – a practical, performance based approach to learning in a nurturing group.

British and International Vocal (Jazz) Academy (BIVJA) workshop course is a high quality enterprise implementing the skills and experience of a full rhythm section. For those who wish to acquire a greater understanding of the working of that rhythm section plus harmony, aural, jazz music theory and jazz style through practical sessions integrating performance, audience communication, history, safe vocal technique, extending range and improvisation and all ‘tools of the trade’. In Ealing, BIVJA promotes a warm but challenging environment and as the course develops ALL students will have acquired some practical knowledge of piano, bass, kit and percussion playing and band leading skills in addition to vocal and technical skills. The support group created will assist students in self-promotion and performance opportunities. Verona Chard – 020 8992 1571 – leave message, and contact details. 07985 440902

The Julian Joseph Jazz Academy runs weekly in Hackney on Saturday afternoons, under the artistic direction of internationally renowned jazz pianist and composer Julian Joseph, offering talented young instrumentalists and vocalists aged 11-24, the opportunity to work with acclaimed jazz artists to develop their skills through a curriculum underpinned by an introduction to the American roots of jazz.

The Hertfordshire Music Service and North Herts Youth Jazz run the North Herts Youth Jazz Big Band rehearse Tues evenings, term time, at The North Herts Music School, Highbury House, Highbury Road, Hitchin SG4 9RU 01462 434052. Up to age 19.  Improvisers welcome but guidance and instruction will be given to all who wish it. They will perform at least once in public each term to promote the playing of jazz amoung youth. There is a termly fee.

Essex Music Services, part of Essex County Council provide ” Quality instrumental tuition and workshops .. covering all major orchestral and band instruments and musical styles”. One of the youth orchestras is The Essex Youth Jazz Orchestra (EYJO) for young musicians with a love for jazz with a min of grade 5 – audition entry. Meet monthly for rehearsals and also go on tour. Musical Director since ’91 Martin Hathaway, is one of the country’s leading jazz musicians. He is also the resident conductor of Young Essex Jazz and Essex Junior Jazz. Tickets for their’ Jazz concerts 01206 798788 or email


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Adam Dyer presents a radio show on Phoenix FM, every Monday night 6pm – 8pm, playing jazz from the swing era to the present on 98FM in the Brentwood/Billericay area, available on app-stores and online:, helping to build a following for jazz among younger people. Adam teachs jazz piano/composition in Billericay (MA Guildhall School of Music and Drama).

Our friends at MEDWAY JAZZ publish a great newsletter covering a lot of what is going on in Kent. You can download their latest newsletter by clicking here:

Dave Self is a lifelong jazz fan, performer and DJ. He is a presenter of a jazz show for Blast 1386 – Tuesdays midday to CARL ORR on guitar [yes the guitarist with the billy cobham band] and ANDY NOBLE on keyboards . Carl and andy are both from Australia and are both top class exellent musicians 1pm, repeated on Fridays 8pm to 9pm.


And finally … NAG TIME! PLEASE NOTE:

1. As mentioned above, please do NOT just send us posters or flyers or a link to a website. We will not include anything which we cannot copy and paste the text from. Word etc documents are fine, as is just typing the information in the body of an email. If someone does your artwork for you they’d normally be happy to email you the text to save you re-typing it.

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