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
November 27th ALAN BARNES with PHIL DEGREG
** SOLD OUT **
This event is sold out sorry, but there are still tickets left for December’s Jazz Cafe, and for the Alan Barnes All Star Octet performing a totally unique version of Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” on 19th December – not to be missed! Details below….
December 11th CHRISTMAS JAZZ CAFE with JACQUI HICKS & MARTIN SHAW
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!
This suite of pieces takes the audience through the characters and scenes of ‘A Christmas Carol”. Readings from the original Dickens tell the story, and after each scene eight virtuoso musicians bring the characters and scenes to life, switching audiences from hilarity to pathos with a skill that would have done credit to Dickens himself!
With an all star lineup led by the multi-award winning saxophonist Alan Barnes, whose unique musicianship, indefatigable touring, and warm rapport with audiences have made him uniquely popular in British jazz.
Advance booking highly recommended!
Tickets £15 in advance. For more information and bookings please click here
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 *****
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 November 11th