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.
JAZZ CAFE AT THE ELECTRIC THEATRE
December 11th CHRISTMAS JAZZ CAFE
JACQUI HICKS QUINTET
featuring MARTIN SHAW
One of the UK’s finest jazz and soul vocalists, Jacqui Hicks is known for her work with Shakatak and Matt Bianco as well as the award winning Back To Basie Orchestra. A very warm and popular performer, we are delighted to welcome Jacqui for our Christmas Jazz Café, accompanied by one of the country’s leading jazz trumpeters, Martin Shaw, with David Beebee on piano and Martin Pyne on drums and percussion.
January 29th Latin Jazz Café with Quinto!
February 26th Screen Sirens with Sue Richardson
March 19th Tony Woods
April 30th Sara Dowling and Nigel Price
CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT ST JOHN’S CHURCH
Dec 19th “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”
ALAN BARNES ALL STAR OCTET
A family night out that is also a treat for the jazz connoisseur; it will delight anyone who loves music or literature – or just Christmas!
*** We’re very sorry but this event is sold out . If you would like to be on the list for any returns please click the link below and we’ll let you know as soon as any tickets become available ***
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THE PAVILION AT GUILDFORD RUGBY CLUB
January 9th Tim Whitehead
The jazz nights at the Pavilion are back in the new year, and kicking off the new season we are delighted to to welcome back tenor saxophonist Tim Whitehead for an evening of the finest contemporary improvisation from this world-class British jazz icon.
“Whitehead has a highly personal, always gorgeous sound on tenor and an infinite vocabulary – in a country of fine saxophonists he is one of the finest.” Peter Bacon, JAZZ CD of the Week, Birmingham Post *****
Plus pre-concert workshop with Tim! More details 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 December 9th