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.
The Pavilion at Guildford Rugby Club
14th June MOSCOW DRUG CLUB
Moscow Drug Club is a curious musical place where certain elements of 1930s Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango and Gypsy Campfire meet, have a few drinks and stagger arm in arm into the darkness of some eastern European cobbled street on a mission to find the bar where Django Reinhardt and Tom Waits are having an after hours jam with the local Tziganes….
Combining their original material with songs by the likes of Jaques Brel, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Bertolt Brecht, Moscow Drug Club provide an intoxicating and intimate musical experience.
July 12th MARK ARMSTRONG QUINTET
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 Davies, Tom Harrell, Freddie Hubbard, Louis Armstrong, and many more.
Tickets £14 from Box Office on 01483 444789
Advance booking recommended!
July 25th FINI BEARMAN
August 15th LEE GOODALL
2017 WOOD STREET JAZZ FESTIVAL
Sunday July 16th
Yes, it’s back!
The Wood Street Festival this year features a quintet with world-class trumpeter BYRON WALLEN and award winning saxophonist TONY KOFI with a celebration of the classic soulful “Blue Note” jazz era of the 1950s and 1960s, as well as top vocalist JACQUI HICKS from Shakatak!
And of course there’ll be The Somethin’ Else Big Band, Thai food, real ales, Pimms and a wonderful afternoon of great live jazz, all in support of the great work of Disability Challengers.
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 11th June. Musicians and listeners in are very welcome! (More….)
Guildford Chamber Choir
Guildford Chamber Choir’s summer concert, Music to Hear, has a strong jazz leaning, with music by Rutter , George Shearing and Will Todd! We are very pleased to be supporting their concert with a jazz trio featuring up and coming jazz pianist James Buckham who will be playing with the choir, as well as performing a selection of favourite tunes from Shearing’s repertoire, including his great hit, Lullaby of Birdland.
The concert is on Saturday 17th June at the United Reformed Church GU2 4BS. Tickets are £12 available online here.