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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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LEFTBANK
Leftbank Jazz Jam Feat. George Cooper
Internationally acclaimed pianist guests at The Leftbank's weekly Jazz Jam
The Gallimaufry
Rwkus
Hip Hop, Latin and Jazz
Fringe Jazz
ANDREW BAIN QUARTET
One of the UK's leading drummers and his 'Embodied Hope' Quartet
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift: Experimentations
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
The Hare on the Hill
Jazz piano with Dan Somers
Dan is back playing stride piano and early swing from the 30s and 40s on our pub piano
The Greenbank Pub, Easton
Jones / Veitch Duo
Two Virtuosic Masters of the Bristol Jazz Scene come together for a night of intimate duo music
The Bristol Fringe
Belle Rose Jazz
Afternoon Jazz at the Fringe - seated concerts for mature audiences
The Greenbank Pub, Easton
Alex Veitch Trio Kenny Wheeler
The Alex Veitch Trio play the music of revolutionary Canadian trumpeter Kenny Wheeler
Beer Emporium
Tim Funnell Trio
Jazz trio playing an eclectic mix of jazz standards and contemporary original compositions.
Jazz at Future Inn Bristol
ISQ Requiem for the Faithful Tour
London based quartet featuring original songs that cross the various jazz/pop/alt boundaries.
LEFTBANK
LEFTBANK JAM with the LBJBs
The LBJBs host our regular Thursday funk / soul jam session
LEFTBANK
LEFTBANK JAM with the LBJBs
The LBJBs host our regular Thursday funk / soul jam session
The Be-bop Club
Sarah Morrow with Andy Nowak Trio
USA trombonist Sarah Morrow on UK tour
El Rincon
Hopkins Hammond Trio
Absolutely brilliant organ-guitar-drums trio
LEFTBANK
DUSKI
SYNTH LADEN GROOVE HEAVY JAZZ
The Stag And Hounds
Ollie Angelkov Cummings Plays Jazz at The Stag
Saxophone Wünderkind guests at The Stag's Weekly Jazz Jam
LEFTBANK
Leftbank Jazz Jam Feat. Ollie Angelkov Cummings
Young saxophone magician explodes onto the scene at The Leftbank's weekly Jazz Jam
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift: ft Harry Pope & Chelsea Carmichael
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
St George's Bristol
Courtney Pine with Zoe Rahman
Courtney Pine presents Song (the Ballad Book) with Zoe Rahman – Unplugged!
Beer Emporium
Tim Funnell Trio
Jazz trio playing an eclectic mix of jazz standards and contemporary original compositions.
Beer Emporium
Tim Funnell Trio
Jazz trio playing an eclectic mix of jazz standards and contemporary original compositions.
Jazz at Future Inn Bristol
Gary Alesbrook --The Stories We Tell Ourselves CD
Promoting his album of original songs reflecting on love and identity. Gary's trumpet weaves melodies evoking West Coast Cool but so modern
LEFTBANK
LEFTBANK JAM with the LBJBs
The LBJBs host our regular Thursday funk / soul jam session
The Loco Klub
NGAIO : We Fly EP Launch
Founder of Booty Bass, NGAIO plays her EP released on Saffron with a full band, supported by her DJ crew. This will be party to remember.
Exchange
IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT
Gravy Train & Cacophonous Sarcophagus proudly present: IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT + guests
The Dark Horse
Hot Jazz with the Dark Horse Jazz Band.
A night of music celebrating acoustic pre-swing era jazz and ragtime.
The park Centre
Tea Dance with Live Band
Afternoon tea dance with live jazz band and swing dance lesson
Fringe Jazz
PAUL DUNMALL QUINTET
Dunmall/Fletcher/Dvorak/Vosloo/Orrell
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift Reworks: Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Crofters Rights
JAKABOL - EP Launch w/ Hexcut / Qariaq
A celebration of all things weird and wonderful.
The Trinity Centre
Portico Quartet
Blending jazz and electronica to create mesmerising ambient minimalism
Beer Emporium
Tim Funnell Trio
Jazz trio playing an eclectic mix of jazz standards and contemporary original compositions.
The Golden Lion
Hot Jazz Jam
A jam session celebrating acoustic pre-swing era jazz and ragtime.
El Rincon
Chai For All
Highly entertaining klezmer and beyond quintet
O2 Academy
Snarky Puppy
O2 Academy Bristol
St George's
Spider Music
Spider Music is an acoustic ensemble of improvising musicians from classical, folk and jazz.
The Gallimaufry
Phantom Ensemble
Improvised jazz & live MPC beats
Gallimaufry, The
AVTRIO // Single Launch Show
Groove Trio with meditative beats and high flying synth solos
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift & Animal Society
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Beer Emporium
Tim Funnell Trio
Jazz trio playing an eclectic mix of jazz standards and contemporary original compositions.
El Rincon
Orphic
Cracking new acoustic jazz quartet
the Forge
Jim Blomfield Trio
The music, at times delicate and atmospheric, at others intricate and intense, will engage the listener in a fascinating musical journey.
At the Well
Webster / Serries - Pigeon - Tim Hill
Free Improvisation, Noise, Free Jazz
El Rincon
The Slate Trio
A new jazz trio with shards of genius
LEFTBANK
THE MALT HOUSE JAZZ BAND
Purveyors of Superior Syncopation...
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift Open Collaboration
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Beer Emporium
Tim Funnell Trio
Jazz trio playing an eclectic mix of jazz standards and contemporary original compositions.
The Bristol Fringe
Lucy Moon
Afternoon Jazz at the Fringe - seated concerts for mature audiences
El Rincon
BALANÇA
Sparkling bossa-nova duo
The Cube
QWAK club #5: Graham Lambkin + Mark Vernon
An evening of free improv, experimental sound art and performance.
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift & Luo
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
El Rincon
Sophie Stockham & Ruth Hammond
Brilliant saxophone & keyboards duo
Fiddlers
Sambroso All Stars Present The Buena Vista
The beating heart of the Cuban Community, Sambroso, brings together the best Latin musicians to celebrate this iconic album.
The Dark Horse
Hot Jazz with the Dark Horse Jazz Band.
A night of music celebrating acoustic pre-swing era jazz and ragtime.
The park Centre
Tea Dance with Live Band
Afternoon tea dance with live jazz band and swing dance lesson
El Rincon
Michaela Fedeczko
top-notch Bristol vocalist and her soul, jazz & pop duo
Steam- Bristol
Karolina Griškutė Quartet
Karolina Griškutė Quartet at Steam-Bristol
The Golden Lion
Hot Jazz Jam
A jam session celebrating acoustic pre-swing era jazz and ragtime.
El Rincon
Carter Creaven Duo
Quicksilver double-guitar duo
Crofters Rights
Funnel Live, RMT & FMLY present Wu-Lu
Funnel Live & RMT Music proudly present Wu-Lu in association with FMLY Agency.
El Rincon
Andrew Christie Quartet
Lyrical instrumental jazz-inflected quartet
The Bristol Fringe
Hopkins and Pearce
Afternoon Jazz at the Fringe - seated concerts for mature audiences
El Rincon
Ministry Of Swing
Vivacious Stroud-based acoustic swing combo
O2 Academy
Caravan Palace
O2 Academy Bristol
The Cube
VANISHING TWIN
Gravy Train proudly present: Vanishing Twin, plus guests.
Fiddlers
Worm Disco Club present: Joe Armon-Jones
Jazz keys man of the moment, Joe Armon-Jones makes his return to Bristol