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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.

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Jam Jar
Thursdays at The Jam Jar
Unique space, DJs, delicious beverages.
The Trinity Centre
Waldo's Gift - EXTRA DATE
Bristol's experimental jazz trio
Jam Jar
Strut Records
Legends Strut Records take over the Jam Jar
Colston Hall Foyer
Ashley Henry + Support
A Colston Hall Presents show
Mr Wolfs
JFS Presents: Live Open Jam
Live open jam at Mr Wolfs, hosted by JazzFunkSoul Bristol
Basement 45
Birdbox
Nu Jazz and Funk reimagined in the bar of Basement 45
Dare to Club
Haloween w/ DJ Die & Inja "Trick or Treat Set"
DJ Die & Inja bring halloween vibes with support from George Oscar
The Old Market Assembly
POSTPONED! 14:00 Halloween Baila La Cumbia
Baila La Cumbia Lockdown Lineup ft. Juan Carlos with pizza & drink on arrival!
The Old Market Assembly
POSTPONED! 18:30 Halloween Baila La Cumbia
Baila La Cumbia Lockdown Lineup ft. Juan Carlos with two course menu pizza & cocktail on arrival!
The Lanes
Nova Funk at The Lanes
Come on down to the Lanes for an evening of sublime music hosted by Nova Funk music.
Hen and Chicken
Steve Banks Quintet
Guitarist leads modern jazz group
Hen and Chicken
Hopkins-Hammond Trio plus Gary Alesbrook
Great trumpeter joins Hammond organ trio
The Loco Klub
Ishmael Ensemble presents an evening of live music
Ishmael Ensemble presents - Alabaster dePlume, Mermaid Chunky & Ishmael Ensemble
Lakota
Bristol Jazz Fest & Lakota Gardens Present: Tezeta
Tezeta are an instrumental 8 piece band led by composer, and producer Daniel Inzani.
Strange Brew
Schwet with Tara Clerkin Trio & COIMS
An actual IRL, 4D, physical-plane musical gig.
Hen and Chicken
Martin Kern with Jim Blomfield Trio
Swiss saxophonist meets great piano player
The Trinity Centre
My Octopus Mind
Experimental rockers mind-bending album launch ‘Faulty At Source’
The Lanes
HIPPO + GEORGIE WARD (live)
Seated Show / Table Service / Safety Measures In Place
Strange Brew
Schwet with The Evil Usses
Double Dose of Evil At The Brew
Jam Jar
Me and My Friends - Re-scheduled
Soulful, poignant and gloriously danceable live music.
Nubiyan Twist
Nubiyan Twist
A blend of virtuosic players, skilled producers and inspired composers join forces to create a unique, infectious sound
Jam Jar
Melt Yourself Down
Colston Hall Presents at The Jam Jar
Jam Jar
Athletic Progression
Chunky Jazz Hip Hop from Denmark
Motion
GoGo Penguin / European Tour
“the Radiohead of British jazz” (Line of Best Fit)