Welcome to Guildford Jazz, a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to bring some of Britain’s finest musicians to a local audience, in an intimate and welcoming “jazz club” environment. Over the last 6 years we’ve welcomed over 500 musicians and 8000 music lovers to our gigs and raised over £19,000 for charity.
We run two gigs each month both of which feature 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. We also run two summer charity events – the annual Wood Street Jazz Festival in aid of the disabled children’s charity Challengers, and a Jazz in the Park at Loseley in support of the bowel cancer charity GUTS. We also hold monthly jam session at the Merry Harriers pub on the second Sunday of the month, and occasional workshops. And this year our first ever Christmas Party! Details of all the gigs coming up in the next couple of months are below…..
JAZZ CAFE AT THE ELECTRIC THEATRE
Sorry , this event is SOLD OUT.
Jan 23rd ANITA WARDELL
Feb 27th JIMMY HASTINGS
Apr 24th ART THEMEN
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! JAZZ AT THE MOVIES
December 20th Joanna Eden’s “A Swinging Christmas”
Following her hugely popular tribute to Ella Fitzgerald at this summer’s Jazz in the Park at Loseley, we are delighted to welcome Joanna Eden and the spectacular ‘Jazz at the Movies’ band for a very special Swinging Christmas evening!
The band is a regular seasonal sell-out at Ronnie Scott’s and headlined many of the UK’s leading jazz clubs and festivals. Fronted by acclaimed singer Joanna Eden (‘the UK’s answer to Norah Jones and Diana Krall’ – Time Out) the band features the Chris Ingham trio, and special guest Mark Crooks, the clarinet and saxophone star of the internationally acclaimed John Wilson Orchestra.
The evening will be at St John’s Church Hall, Farncombe. Tickets £15 including a glass of bubbly and a mince pie. Advance booking recommended! Click here for more details…
THE PAVILION AT GUILDFORD RUGBY CLUB
Jan 10th FREDDIE GAVITA QUINTET
Trumpet player Freddie Gavita, winner of this year’s British Jazz Awards, member of Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra, soloist with the BBC Big Band, and featured on the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, bring his quintet of some of the hottest musicians in town, including Ross Stanley, also a winner of the 2017 British Jazz Awards, to the intimate “jazz club” atmosphere of Guildford Jazz at the Pavilion. Seating is cabaret style with a licensed bar – the perfect New Year pick-me-up!
Featuring Freddie Gavita (trumpet/flugelhorn), Chris Allard (guitar), Ross Stanley (piano), John Blease (drums), Marianne Windham (bass)
Feb 14th VALENTINE’S SPECIAL: ZOE FRANCIS AND JIM MULLEN
Mar 14th DAVE LEWIS QUARTET
Apr 11th MARTIN SHAW & WINSTON ROLLINS QUINTET
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 January 14th.