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GuidlfordJazz_titleonyWelcome 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.

COMING UP…


Jazz Cafe at the Electric Theatre

June 28th MIDSUMMER JAZZ CAFE with MARTIN SHAW

Martin ShawA 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 Davis, Tom Harrell, Freddie Hubbard, Louis Armstrong, and many more.

Don’t miss this fantastic lineup!

Tickets £14 from Box Office on 01483 444333

July 25th FINI BEARMAN

August 15th LEE GOODALL

September 26th KEN PEPLOWSKI

More information and bookings…


The Pavilion at Guildford Rugby Club

July 12th MARK ARMSTRONG QUINTET

ARMSTRONG Mark 6 CR Andrew CleyndertComposer and arranger, Jazz Professor at the Royal College of Music and Artistic Director of NYJO, Mark Armstrong is one of our leading jazz trumpeters. His quintet also features top UK saxophonist Dave O’Higgins,  John Turville on piano and Matt Skelton on drums, and we are delighted to welcome to the Pavilion for our Season Finale performance!

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Moscow Drug-4MOSCOW DRUG CLUB

Thanks to everyone who came to the hear the Moscow Drug Club at the Pavilion in June! There are some fantastic photos courtesy of Paul Miller here

The Autumn lineup is coming soon….


 2017 WOOD STREET JAZZ FESTIVAL 

Email&web imageSunday July 16th

The annual family-friendly Wood Street Festival with world class jazz acts and music to suit all tastes, in support Disability Challengers and the fantastic work they do in supporting disabled young people and their families.

Featuring trumpeter BYRON WALLEN and award winning saxophonist TONY KOFI and their quintet with a celebration of the classic soulful “Blue Note” jazz era of the 1950s and 1960s, plus top vocalist JACQUI HICKS from Shakatak!

And of course there’ll be The Somethin’ Else Big Band, a beer stall with local Real Ales and Pimms and lots of space to spread out with a picnic!

More details and bookings…


Loseley JazzJAZZ 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!

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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 9th July. Musicians and listeners in are very welcome! (More….)