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.
JAZZ IN THE PARK
Sunday August 20th
SORRY – THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT !
There may be a few tickets available on the day if we have returns or space – all tickets £12, cash only as we won’t have a card facility.
The Pavilion at Guildford Rugby Club
Sept 13th VASILIS XENOPOULOS & NIGEL PRICE QUARTET
In keen anticipation of the launch of their new album this Autumn, XPQ – the new quartet of brilliant tenor saxophonist Vasilis Xenopoulos and Winner of “Best Guitarist” in the 2016 British Jazz Award Nigel Price – visit Guildford to launch our Autumn season at the Pavilion.
For almost a decade Nigel and Vasilis have established a strong musical partnership through their shared stylistic and artistic connections and their newly formed band pays homage to some of the greatest guitar/saxophone collaborations such as Jim Hall/Sonny Rollins, Wes Montgomery/Johnny Griffin, Kenny Burrell/Stanley Turrentine, Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd and from the UK jazz scene Dave Cliff/Geoff Simkins and the legendary Morrissey/Mullen.
October 11th Glen Manby Quintet
Jazz Cafe at the Electric Theatre
Sept 26th KEN PEPLOWSKI
One of the world’s greatest reed players, the celebrated American clarinet star Ken Peplowski visits the Electric Theatre’s popular Jazz Cafe for an evening of joyful, mainstream swing, accompanied by “Britain’s answer to Oscar Peterson” Craig Milverton on piano, Marianne Windham on double bass and the dynamic Nick Millward on Drums.
Oct 31st “AND THE WINNER IS…” DUNCAN LAMONT’S Jazz Journey through the Oscars
Nov 28th JOSEPHINE DAVIES
Dec 12th ENRICO TOMASSO
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 September 10th. Musicians and listeners in are very welcome! (More….)