Christmas Party

December 20th 


and the Chris Ingham Quartet








Following her hugely popular tribute to Ella Fitzgerald at this summer’s Jazz in the Park at Loseley, we are delighted to welcome Joanna with the spectacular ‘Jazz at the Movies’ band for this very special Swinging Christmas show!

JATM Christmas 2016An enchanting show rich with anecdote, sophistication and swing, A Swinging Christmas gathers jazzy festive favourites as made famous by Ella, Eartha, Frank, Doris, Dean, Bing and other stars of the Silver Screen, with songs and soundtracks from classic films such as From Russia With Love and Let’s Make Love and Christmas tunes ranging from Winter Wonderland to Santa Baby.

The band is a regular seasonal sell-out at Ronnie Scott’s and headlined many of the UK’s leading jazz clubs and festivals. Fronted by acclaimed singer Joanna Eden (‘the UK’s answer to Norah Jones and Diana Krall’ – Time Out) the band features the groovy sounds of the Chris Ingham trio, and special guest Mark Crooks, the clarinet and saxophone star of the internationally acclaimed John Wilson Orchestra.

With a reputation for vivid music, deep repertoire and droll presentation, Jazz at the Movies and their Swinging Christmas show is the perfect way to begin the festivities. Have a listen here!


JOANNA EDEN (voice), MARK CROOKS (sax/clarinet), CHRIS INGHAM (piano/MC), MARIANNE WINDHAM (bass), GEORGE DOUBLE (drums)

“Joanna Eden and her first-class band had a ball… and so did the audience!” JAZZ JOURNAL

“Sassy vocalist and her swinging quartet deliver the goods…” JAZZWISE


Tickets are £15 (students £7, family ticket £40) and include a festive glass of bubbly and a mince pie, available online here, or you can email us to reserve in advance for payment on the door on the night – just email Marianne at with the number of tickets you’d like.

Doors open from 7pm, music from 7.45pm.

How to find us

A Swinging Christmas will be held at St John’s Church, St. John’s Street, Farncombe, Godalming, Surrey GU7 3EJ

The church is right in the centre of the village just opposite the Co-op store, and there are several public car parks nearby – the one next to the railway station on Station Road (GU7 3NF), or opposite that on North Street (GU7 3HE) are just a couple of minutes walk away. There’s also a large car park on Meadrow (GU7 3HY), off the main Guildford to Godalming Road, with a footpath straight up to the church 5 minutes away. Car parks are free after 6.30 pm. There is  also some on street parking nearby.

Farncombe railway station is just 2 minutes walk from the venue. For rail travellers, Farncombe is on the London Waterloo – Portsmouth mainline. Trains are regular and journey times are London – 40 minutes and Portsmouth – 1 hour.