Welcome to Guildford Jazz, a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to bring great live jazz from some of Britain’s finest musicians to a local audience, in an intimate and welcoming jazz club environment.
We run two regular gigs each month – a jazz night on the second Wednesday of the month in The Pavilion at Guildford Rugby Club, and a Jazz Cafe in the bar of the Electric Theatre on a Tuesday night. If you’d like to be notified about gigs that are coming up, please click here to sign up to our newsletter, or you can contact us for more information here.
Jazz Cafe at the Electric Theatre
June 28th MIDSUMMER JAZZ CAFE with MARTIN SHAW
A evening of world-class, intimate jazz in the Electric Theatre’s popular Jazz Café as top UK jazz trumpeter MARTIN SHAW is joined by multi-award winning jazz pianist DAVE NEWTON and Jamie Cullums’ drummer SEBASTIAAN DE KROM , to play music from the repertoire of the great jazz trumpet legends, including Miles Davis, Tom Harrell, Freddie Hubbard, Louis Armstrong, and many more.
Don’t miss this fantastic lineup!
Tickets £14 from Box Office on 01483 444333
July 25th FINI BEARMAN
August 15th LEE GOODALL
September 26th KEN PEPLOWSKI
The Pavilion at Guildford Rugby Club
July 12th MARK ARMSTRONG QUINTET
Composer and arranger, Jazz Professor at the Royal College of Music and Artistic Director of NYJO, Mark Armstrong is one of our leading jazz trumpeters. His quintet also features top UK saxophonist Dave O’Higgins, John Turville on piano and Matt Skelton on drums, and we are delighted to welcome to the Pavilion for our Season Finale performance!
MOSCOW DRUG CLUB
Thanks to everyone who came to the hear the Moscow Drug Club at the Pavilion in June! There are some fantastic photos courtesy of Paul Miller here
The Autumn lineup is coming soon….
2017 WOOD STREET JAZZ FESTIVAL
Sunday July 16th
The annual family-friendly Wood Street Festival with world class jazz acts and music to suit all tastes, in support Disability Challengers and the fantastic work they do in supporting disabled young people and their families.
Featuring trumpeter BYRON WALLEN and award winning saxophonist TONY KOFI and their quintet with a celebration of the classic soulful “Blue Note” jazz era of the 1950s and 1960s, plus top vocalist JACQUI HICKS from Shakatak!
And of course there’ll be The Somethin’ Else Big Band, a beer stall with local Real Ales and Pimms and lots of space to spread out with a picnic!
JAZZ IN THE PARK at LOSELEY
Sunday August 20th
Our fantastic summer’s Jazz in the Park in aid of GUTS fighting bowel cancer, features Joanna Eden’s “Embraceable Ella” tribute to Ella Fitzgerald with Chris Ingham trio and Paul Higgs on trumpet.
Early booking recommended!
Guildford Jazz Jam
The monthly jam sessions at the Merry Harriers in Hambledon are held on the 2nd Sunday of the month. The next is on Sunday 9th July. Musicians and listeners in are very welcome! (More….)