Guildford Jazz is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company whose aim is to bring some of Britain’s finest musicians to a local audience, in an intimate and welcoming “jazz club” environment. We host two gigs each month featuring some of the country’s top jazz musicians: a jazz night in The Pavilion at Guildford Rugby Club on the second Wednesday of the month , and a Jazz Cafe in the bar of the Electric Theatre on a Tuesday night. There’s also a monthly jam session at the Merry Harriers pub on the second Sunday of the month, and occasional workshops.
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STOP PRESS: ALAN BARNES to headline at the WOOD STREET JAZZ FESTIVAL on July 21st ! Click here for details
THE PAVILION AT GUILDFORD RUGBY CLUB
February 13th ZOE FRANCIS with JIM MULLEN QUARTET “Remembering Blossom Dearie”
A very special jazz night on the eve of Valentine’s, with vocalist Zoe Francis and her quartet led by guitarist Jim Mullen performing songs from the repertoire of American singer and pianist Blossom Dearie.
Zoe will be singing songs by composers Blossom loved and popularised such as ‘Peel Me a Grape’ and ‘My Attorney Bernie’ by Dave Frishberg, as well as Cy Coleman, writing duo Comden and Green, and a few hidden gems! Award-winning guitarist Jim Mullen has written fresh arrangements of these songs for a swinging quartet which also features the wonderful Ross Stanley on piano and Steve Brown on drums.
JAZZ CAFE AT THE ELECTRIC THEATRE
January 29th LATIN JAZZ CAFE with QUINTO!
*** Sold out***
February 26th Screen Sirens with Sue Richardson
A musical celebration of the golden age of Hollywood. in the company of international artist Sue Richardson, her band & the screen idols from Hollywood’s glamorous heyday. Early booking recommended.
March 19th Tony Woods
April 30th Sara Dowling and Nigel Price
STEVE WATERMAN TRUMPET CONCERTO
Top jazz trumpeter Steve Waterman’s Trumpet Concerto will receive its premiere performance with the Surrey Mozart Players at the Electric Theatre in Guildford! The concerto is based on themes written originally for jazz quartet, expanded for orchestra and featuring jazz improvisation on trumpet, and will be complemented by a taste of Russia, with sparkling works by Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky (more details about the programme here).
The Electric Theatre, Guildford GU1 4SZ on Feb 2nd at 7.30pm
Soloist: Steve Waterman – Trumpet
Conductor: David McCallum
Tickets £20 available from the theatre box office on 01483 501220 or online here . Parking and directions here.
Guildford Jazz Jam
The monthly jam sessions at the Merry Harriers are held on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Musicians and listeners in are very welcome!
The next is on Sunday February 10th