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Jazz Gigs in Bristol

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Bristol's Jazz Scene

There are two distinct sides to Bristol's jazz scene and in the middle a line that's rarely crossed...

Jazz in Bristol's Large Venues
On one side are the (usually larger) international jazz events, typically at venues like Colston Hall and St Georges. These are great venues to see contemporary jazz in Bristol with recent (2009 - 2010) highlights including Portico Quartet, Cinematic Orchestra and the Neil Cowley Trio. Live jazz in these Bristol venues has more of a concert feel, almost always seated and usually around the £15 mark depending on the seats. Bristol is fortunate to be a key stop over in most UK jazz tours and it is always worth keeping an eye on who's playing when and where and get jazz tickets early for decent seats.

Jazz in Bristol's Small Venues
The otherside of Bristol's live jazz scene couldn't be more different. Bristol is home to some awesome jazz musicians, many of international standard playing international gigs. What's great about Bristol is you can often catch these artists while they're at home often for free. Notable examples include Daisy Palmer (drummer - Goldfrapp), James Bateman (sax - Badbone & Co, Ronnie Scotts) and James Morton (sax - Pee Wee Ellis, The Herbaliser). Unlike the large tours at the bigger venues jazz gigs in Bristol pubs are more organic and unpredictable. With so many quality musicians playing in so many different bands or improvising with different artists, live jazz in Bristol is constantly evolving. When looking for whats on jazz in Bristol it's often more important to consider which individual musicians are playing where, rather than browsing by band or headliner. At live music events in Bristol pubs for the best views you'll need to stand but sometimes tables if you're lucky enough to get one.. ***** Where to see live jazz in Bristol
The whats on listings to the left show all upcoming jazz gigs in Bristol but it's still worth mentioning some consistent venues. Always check whats on at the Coronation Tap on Tuesdays and Sundays, (usually jazz or blues, always free). Other key jazz venues in Bristol include the Old Duke (live music every night, always free) and the Grain Barge (gigs every Friday, around £3).

We also have whats on info and listings for gypsy jazz, which we have decided to keep separate.
We're currently updating this content, expect up-to-date info soon.

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The Gallimaufry
Waldo’s Gift + Nihilism
Young London-based modern jazz quintet
The Canteen
Dovetail Quartet
The new Dovetail Quartet are an eclectic South West based jazz group of experienced musicians from varied musical and life backgrounds.
Future Inn Bristol
John Pearce and Dave Newton
The virtuoso jazz violin of John Pearce meets the cultured piano stylings of Dave Newton
El Rincon
Gary Alesbrook & Matt Hopkins
Superb trumpet & guitar jazz duo
The Canteen
Badini
New Orleans sounds from London's Bandini.
Jam Jar
Adrian Cox presents: Profoundly Blue
Celebrating the traditional hot jazz music of Louisiana-born clarinettist Edmond Hall
To The Moon
Broadcast At To The Moon
Ld friends, new friends, good friends and bad friends, you're all invited to come celebrate a night of musical madness
The Be-bop Club
Dino Christodoulou Quartet
Coltrane influenced sax player
Club 7T2
Input 2 Presents Le Cafe Coco
For Le Cafe Coco it's strictly soulful rare grooves, jazz funk and underground disco with a twist of re-edits and soulful house
Crofters Rights
Footshooter (DJ set) / Solomon OB / The High Breed
"Fruit Palace is a dope, colourful explosion.." - Dizraeli
LEFTBANK
Sefrial
Incredible Modern Jazz from All star Bristol Band
The Attic Bar
Mad Apple Circus / Dub Insurgents / Fat Stash
Ska/Hip-Hop/Jazz and Latin grooves – nothing but the good stuff!
The Canteen
Jonah
A solo musician you won't want to miss, Jonah will be wowing us at No.1!
Pasture
Connoiseur Soul Sessions
Jazz Funk / Funk / Rare Groove with Paul Alexnder
The Tobacco Factory
Orphic
Dynamic Chordless Jazz Quartet
Hare on the Hill
Jazz and Blues at the Hare on the Hill
Traditional Swing jazz, ballads and Blues
The Stag And Hounds
The Old Malt House Jazz Band live at The Stag
Bristol's favourite trad Jazz outfit host the Stag's weekly Jazz Jam
St Werburghs Community Centre
JumpStartJazz
Starter to Intermediate Jazz Workshop
FRINGE JAZZ
SISANDA
Music from the Townships, an evening of South African Jazz
To the Moon
Pyjama Sessions #001
Mixed genre seated music event with movie screening and pyjama dress code.
The Bristol Fringe
SISANDA
Music from the Townships, an evening of South African Jazz
Jazz at Future Inn Bristol
James Morton Quartet
Alto sax from James Morton , one of the most exciting players of his generation.
The Canteen
Vipertime
Vipertime draw from the depths of spiritual jazz and post punk to create improvised music for the dance floor.
swx
Tank and the Bangas
Get ready to party
The Be-bop Club
Dick Hamer Quintet
Cardiff based saxophonist
LEFTBANK
Brass Junkies
Huge 8 piece Brass Band
Exchange
Gazelle Twin + Support
NoNeed2Shout + Submerge: Bristol International Digital Arts Festival Present: Gazelle Twin + Orryx
The Trinity Centre
Nubiyan Twist
Don't miss this cocktail of jazz, hip-hop, afrobeat, latin and reggae!
The Space, Keynsham
Soul Shakers - It Takes Two!
Soul Shakers return to The Space with an evening chock full of classic and contemporary Motown, soul and blues duets.
Faithspace
Jelli Records Guide Dog Fundraiser
Jelli Records Guide Dog Fundraiser
The Gallimaufry
Jazz Sessions
Hosted by Craig Crofton
The Stag And Hounds
Rowan Porteous Quartet plays Jazz at The Stag
Trumpet Legend Rowan Porteous hosts the Stag's weekly Jazz Jam
The Dark Horse
Hot Jazz with the Dark Horse Jazz Band.
A night of music celebrating acoustic pre-swing era jazz and ragtime.
The Gallimaufry
Lewis Creaven's Dharma Blues
Electric Blues and fearless improv
The Park Community Centre, K, Knowle
Swing Dance Tea Party
An afternoon of live Swing-Jazz Music with a 30-minute taster swing dance class
Fringe Jazz
DUNMALL / ETHERIDGE QUARTET
Two giants of British Jazz & Improvised music unite in a new Quartet.
The Gallimaufry
Waldo’s Gift Trio
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Jazz at Future Inn Bristol
Matheus Prado Septet
Contemporary harmonies and melodies driven by Brazilian and African rhythms.
The Greenbank Pub, Easton
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The Alex Veitch Trio is back this month at The Greenbank
The Be-bop Club
Kevin Figes Quartet
Contemporary sax and flute from composer Kevin.
Long Ashton Community Café
The Tom Berge Trio
Live jazz plus a Middle-eastern feast
The Golden Lion
Soma Soma
Afrobeat and Bossa
The Golden Lion
Starling
Instumental funk, latin and jazz
The Stag And Hounds
Adam Stokes Quartet
Bebop Guitar Sensation Adam Stokes hosts the Stag's weekly Jazz Jam
St Werburghs Community Centre
JumpStartJazz
Starter to Intermediate Jazz Workshop
The Gallimaufry
Waldo’s Gift Reworks: Outkast
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Mr Wolfs
Smiling Ivy & Mad Apple Circus
Ska/punk/reggae/funk/jazz/hiphop vibes at great Bristol Venue!
The Be-bop Club
York 4tet
Berlin based guitarist Rob York visits Bristol
The Spin Bar
Angela Jones / Asha Jane
Two superb upcoming soul/jazz artists from Bristol
The Gallimaufry
Waldo’s Gift Open Collaboration
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Fiddlers
Swindle
Swindle effortlessly blends UK jazz, grime and hip-hop
Anson Rooms
Soft Machine
Bristol SU Live // Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival
Anson Rooms
Elles Bailey
Bristol SU Live // Bristol Jazz and Blues Fest
O2 Academy
The Herbaliser
O2 Academy Bristol
Crofters Rights
Lapis Lazuli // Snazzback
Lapis Lazuli + Snazzback - progressive-jazz / fusion / experimental
Anson Rooms
Rebecca Nash
Exciting new British band ATLAS, led by pianist Rebecca Nash.
Anson Rooms
Ant Law Trio
British guitarist Ant.
Anson Rooms
RAY GELATO & THE GIANTS
The legendary ‘Godfather of Swing’ and his world class band The Giants.
Anson Rooms
Julian Siegel
the BBC Jazz Award winning saxophonist with the Julian Siegel Quartet.
Anson Rooms
YAZZ AHMED
‘psychedelic Arabic jazz, intoxicating and compelling’.
Anson Rooms
The Big Swing feat: Jonny Bruce Big Band
Bristol’s biggest swing dance is back!
Anson Rooms
DENNIS ROLLINS - THE ‘FUNKY HORNS’ MASTERCLASS
Open to all brass and woodwind players interested in making their horn section performances more dynamic.
The Cube
Group Listening
Two friends ambient re-workings with woven hums, space echos, analogue weaves, void fold and the like
Anson Rooms
Babelfish
Improvising vocalist and composer Brigitte Beraha is one of the leading talents on the UK Jazz scene.
Anson Rooms
Andy Hague Sextet play Kind of Blue
Hear one of jazz’s most important works played live by a band of Bristol jazz greats!
Anson Rooms
Soweta Kinch
Multi-Award winning saxophonist and MC, Kinch has made huge impression in both the jazz and hip-hop community.
Anson Rooms
Jonny Mansfield's Elftet
Bristol SU Live // Bristol Jazz and Blues Fest
Anson Rooms
Jam It! (Workshop) with Red Roots Jazz
The workshop will include useful tips and tricks to use when improvising and jamming with a new group of musicians.
Anson Rooms
LIANE CARROLL - JAZZ VOCAL WORKSHOP
Explore all aspects of jazz singing with multi-award winning vocalist Liane Carroll.
The Gallimaufry
Waldo’s Gift Reworks: Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
The Cube
Vula Viel - “Do Not Be Afraid” Album Tour
Described as “Ghanaian minimalism”, with the unassuming ability to blur the lines between atmospheres – Vula Viel’s sound may nod to Steve R
The Lanes
BLG Promotions Present: The Brass Funkeys
BLG Promotions Present: The Brass Funkeys
The Gallimaufry
More Soup
Comforting vinyl selections
The Stag And Hounds
Tim Funnel Trio
Jazz Piano Wizard Tim Funnel hosts The Stag's weekly Jazz Jam
The Dark Horse
Hot Jazz with the Dark Horse Jazz Band.
A night of music celebrating acoustic pre-swing era jazz and ragtime.
The Gallimaufry
Lewis Creaven's Dharma Blues
Electric Blues and fearless improv
The Attic Bar
Smoove & Turrell 'Solid Brass' Tour
Celebrating 10 years as one of the UK’s most popular live funk & soul acts
Colston Hall Foyer
Hailu Mergia (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
Ethiopian jazz virtuoso that will have you moving and grooving all night
The Lanes
Etuk Ubong & Full Band (Nigerian Afro-Jazz)
Afrobeat infused Jazz from a 9 piece Nigerian band.
Jam Jar
Solana - Dila V & The Oddbeats - The Jam Jar
After a warm welcome back in 2018, The Jam Jar's proud to opens its doors for another season of independent live music with a global twist!
Fiddlers
Sun Ra Arkestra
Legendary jazz pioneers bring cosmic vibes to Bristol...
Jam Jar
Alabaster dePlume & Peluché
round 2...it's peachy bring more tasty talent to the JamJar
Rough Trade Bristol
Worm Disco Club & BamBamBam! Present: Steam Down
Forward thinking London-based Jazz collective make their Bristol debut.
The Dark Horse
Hot Jazz with the Dark Horse Jazz Band.
A night of music celebrating acoustic pre-swing era jazz and ragtime.
Zed Alley
KING BEE “Live “ FUNK /JAZZ FUNK
The FunkTrain Launch Brand New Bristol Funk & Soul Club with King Bee playing “Live” Funk / Jazz Funk with Soultrain’s Paul Alexander / Al B
The Cube
Kaia Kater (at The Cube)
Imagine Nina Simone was a Bluegrass superstar...
The Lanes
Erratic Batting present; Mildlife
Australian Cosmic Jazz & Electronica - UK Tour
Crofters Rights
TRUDY AND THE ROMANCE
Gravy Train presents... Trudy and the Romance + guests
Exchange
The Necks
Here Comes Midnight presents legendary trio The Necks playing a rare Bristol show. Don't miss them.
The Dark Horse
Hot Jazz with the Dark Horse Jazz Band.
A night of music celebrating acoustic pre-swing era jazz and ragtime.
The Dark Horse
Hot Jazz with the Dark Horse Jazz Band.
A night of music celebrating acoustic pre-swing era jazz and ragtime.
The Dark Horse
Hot Jazz with the Dark Horse Jazz Band.
A night of music celebrating acoustic pre-swing era jazz and ragtime.
The Dark Horse
Hot Jazz with the Dark Horse Jazz Band.
A night of music celebrating acoustic pre-swing era jazz and ragtime.
The Dark Horse
Hot Jazz with the Dark Horse Jazz Band.
A night of music celebrating acoustic pre-swing era jazz and ragtime.
The Dark Horse
Hot Jazz with the Dark Horse Jazz Band.
A night of music celebrating acoustic pre-swing era jazz and ragtime.
The Dark Horse
Hot Jazz with the Dark Horse Jazz Band.
A night of music celebrating acoustic pre-swing era jazz and ragtime.