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 currently run two gigs a month. We’re delighted to have found a new permanent home for the club, held on the second Wednesday of the month at Guildford Rugby Club, which has turned out to be a perfect space and location for the club. Our other monthly gig is the very popular Jazz Cafe night at the Electric Theatre in the heart of Guildford, which is run on a Tuesday night.
October 25th Jazz Cafe
Singer Sarah Moule’s music has genuine roots in the jazz tradition. The set features earthy blues and sensual reworkings of classic songs together with new songs from acclaimed songwriters Simon Wallace and the late Fran Landesman that has been described by critics on both sides of the Atlantic as belonging to the latest chapter of the Great American Songbook.
Sarah was the featured vocalist with the John Wilson Orchestra for 6 years, and her latest last CD, ‘Songs From The Floating World’, garnered 5 stars in The Observer on its release and was warmly praised in the jazz press.
9th November The Pavilion
A warm and engaging performer, Byron is ‘one of the most innovative, exciting and original trumpet players alive’ (Jazzwise Magazine).
Widely recognised as a seminal figure in world jazz, he is constantly travelling the world recording, teaching and performing.
Not to be missed!
“formidably skilful….a world-class trumpeter, with confidence, technical assurance and wide horizons.” The Guardian
29th November Jazz Cafe
The Ridouts – Mark, Tom and Alex (2016 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year)
We are joined tonight by two generations of great jazz musicians: father Mark Ridout, one of the most sought-after guitarists on the UK Jazz scene is joined by his son Tom, a finalist in this year’s BBC Young Jazz Musician awards, and winner of the prestigious Richard Turner Jazz Prize , on sax and recorder, and his daughter Alex, the winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician Jazz Award, on trumpet!
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 13th November and all musicians and listeners in are very welcome! (More….)