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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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Fringe Jazz
Bristol's jazz violin virtuoso
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift w/ Zeitgeist
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Salt Café
Andrew Christie Quartet
Contemporary jazz from four of Bristol's finest exponents
The Gallimaufry
Ruth Royall Live Show - 2nd single launch
All-star live soul, R&B and Rare Groove
The Bristol Fringe
Remi Harris - Internationally Acclaimed Guitarist
Spanning the breadth of the Britain Isles -  don't miss your opportunity to attend and experience this thrilling performance for yourself. “
Opa Bar and Restaurants
Lady Nade Live
Lady Nade- Bristol's well loved Jazz, blues and soul Singer
Crofters Rights
Yazmin Lacey
Yazmin Lacey sings with the directness and emotional clarity of classic soul.
Fri 23rd/03/2018
Salt Café
Rosalind Moreno-Parra
A passionate fusion of Latino, Tango, Flamenco & folk
The Be-bop Club
Aidan Thorne's Duski
Bassist leads contemporary jazz group
The Lanes
SwingNTingz: Mighty Mezz (Caravan Palace DJ) +more
The biggest headliner that Swing'n'Tingz has ever seen to date! ★ Mighty Mezz (Caravan Palace DJ) ★
Colston Hall
Kamaal Williams (in The Lantern)
Rhe leading talent in a new generation of London jazz artists
The Gallimaufry
Children of the Sun w/ Jake Hodgkinson
Records for the mind, body and always the dancefloor
Sat 24th/03/2018
Antelope | Single Launch Party
Modern Soul Massive Sound - Returning To Bristol!
The Canteen
If there’s one beat that gets the Canteen on its feet and rocking until it just can’t rock no more it’s Afrobeat.
Cafe Kino
Improv’s Greatest Hits
Cult sometimes band Marcy perform The Last Supper, improv supremos Deep Tide Qrt & Bristol rhythm master Chris Langton s new project
No.1 Harbourside
Hobo Flats
Hobo flats are a hammond organ quartet inspired by the american greats of the 60s and 70s.
Sun 25th/03/2018
The Gallimaufry
Feelgood Experiment
Latin rhythms, bop phrasing and raw funk
The Redgrave Theatre
Liza Pulman Sings Streisand ! Bristol
“The love child of Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand” Suzy Klein, BBC in Tune
Mon 26th/03/2018
Mr Wolfs
SongSmith @Mr Wolf's ft Luke Dyde / Miles Goodall / Cloud Thieves
Tue 27th/03/2018
Wed 28th/03/2018
Fringe Jazz
Internationally renowned saxophonist returns to Fringe Jazz
The Trinity Centre
Colston Hall Presents: Calexico
Unique blend of Americana/Tex-Mex indie
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift: Open Collaboration
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
St Werburghs Community Centre
Starter - Intermediate Jazz Improv Workshop. All instruments welcome, including voice. £20.
The Canteen
Dan Messore
It’s the Indigo Kid himself, bringing his unique conjunction of American primitive guitar and contemporary jazz for a welcome return...
Thu 29th/03/2018
The Gallimaufry
Ruth Royall presents: Alesund (aka Alba)
All-star live soul, R&B and Rare Groove
Opa Bar and Restaurants
Lady Nade Live
Lady Nade- Bristol's well loved Jazz, blues and soul Singer
The Canteen
You can do a lot with a three-sax frontline, or at least you can if you have the kind of musical imagination that Yusufla have.
The Fleece
Electric Swing Circus & Mr Tea And The M
Electric Swing Circus & Mr Tea And The M
Fri 30th/03/2018
The Canteen
Jally Kebba Susso
In his Gambian homeland Jally Kebba Susso was schooled in kora playing by his griot family of traditional musicians
The Be-bop Club
Michelson Morley
Contemporary sax & electronics
El Rincon Bristol
Manos Puestas
Fiery flamenco-tinged trio
Soultrain Easter Good Friday
The Legendary Award Winning Bank Holiday Week-end Bristol...
Sat 31st/03/2018
The Canteen
The After Hours Quintet
A likely bunch of northern muso's with the most hazardous compulsion to make hot jazz. Party like Gatsby with the 'bright young things'
Salt Cafe
Kodian Trio & guests
Free Jazz, Free Improvisation, Free Noise
Sun 1st/04/2018
Alma Tavern & Theatre
Sunday Sessions: Feelgood Experiment + Joe Wells
Soul-hop jazz RnB plus comedy from Blue Mustard
The Tobacco Factory
John Pearce
world-class Classical and Jazz violinist
Mon 2nd/04/2018
The Canteen
Canteen Jazz Session
Our lively open jazz jam session is led by versatile saxophone hero Craig Crofton who welcomes seasoned players to explore classic jazz...
Tue 3rd/04/2018
Salt Café
Milon / Iceman Furniss
Two incredible jazz quartets - fine modern jazz/rock from top musicians
Colston Hall
Gregory Porter
Jazz and soul sensation Gregory Porter returns to Colston Hall
The Gallimaufry
Sam Evans
'Scrapbook of the Soul' album launch
Wed 4th/04/2018
Fringe Jazz
“One of the UK’s most imaginative and versatile jazz pianists.”
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift Trio
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
The Canteen
Len Aruliah Quartet
You can hear a world of influences in Canadian saxophonist Len Aruliah’s playing, thanks to his ongoing explorations of calypso and Nigerian
Thu 5th/04/2018
The Gallimaufry
Astral Tusk Launch
Astral Tusk Launch Night
Future Inn
Jazz with influences from blues, rock and more
Colston Hall
Julia Biel
'The best British vocalist to emerge in an age’
Rough Trade
NNTS: Nabihah Iqbal (Formally Throwing Shade)
Moody, propulsive basslines with shimmering synth atmospheres.
Fri 6th/04/2018
The Be-bop Club
Sound of BlueNote
Great sax & trumpet play tunes from the BlueNote library
The Old Market Assembly
Holly Holden
Inspired by language, Holly often combines English and Spanish in her lyrics, so that her songs are spaces where anything goes.
The Canteen
The Hot Tin Roofs
Stylish sextet exploring the point where swing met jump blues and rock and roll began to take shape - think Slim Harpo, Ruth Brown and that
El Rincon Bristol
Tango Calor
Bandoneon and piano tango duo
Sat 7th/04/2018
The Stable
Horning Glory
The maddest, baddest, illest, brassiest squad you'e ever heard!
No.1 Harbourside
New to Bristol, singer/ song creator/ poet ENNÈ is gracing us with her first appearance at Harbourside
The Canteen
Six gents from Ghent who make spacious instrumental jazz-dub
Sun 8th/04/2018
The Tobacco Factory
Peanut Shuffle Club
30s and 40s, old-timey swing tunes
The Gallimaufry
China Bowls
Infectious neo-soul jazz vibe and experimental hip-hop influences
Tue 10th/04/2018
Wed 11th/04/2018
Fringe Jazz
Innovative Jazz Quartet
The Canteen
Emily Frances Trio
Nu jazz piano trio led by Emily Francis influenced by late 60s/70s electronic jazz, progressive rock/pop.
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift: Reworks: System of a Down
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Thu 12th/04/2018
The Canteen
King Capisce
Sheffield prog-jazz outfit King Capisce are celebrating the release of third album Memento Mori
The Gallimaufry
Jazz, electronica and afrobeat
Jazz @ Future Inns
Young musical prodigy Alex Hitchcock perform live in Bristol
Fri 13th/04/2018
Rough Trade
Anushka + Support (at Rough Trade Bristol)
Sun-drenched sweet vocals and deep, tasteful beats
Sat 14th/04/2018
Crofters Rights
Stay Put launch w/ Pete On The Corner
Award winning label boss Pete On The Corner joins Stay Put for their launch night!
Colston Hall
London Astrobeat Orchestra Performs Talk
Some of the finest West African session musicians on the planet.
The Golden Lion
Peanut Shuffle Club Big Band
Old timey swing and pop, full band
Sun 15th/04/2018
The Tobacco Factory
Michaela Fedeczko
Dazzling Soul & Pop vocalist
Tue 17th/04/2018
The Gallimaufry
From The Forest presents Jausme
Unique folk, jazz and soul infused sounds
Wed 18th/04/2018
Fringe Jazz
Paul Dunmall / Percy Pursglove / Tony Orrell
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift: Open Collaboration
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Thu 19th/04/2018
Alfa Mist
Alfa Mist, Thekla
Colston Hall
Lost Horizons (in The Lantern)
Dreamy pop-rock with deep, rich melancholia
The Gallimaufry
Snazzback OST: Interstellar
Recreating Hans Zimmer's stunning soundtrack
El Rincon Bristol
Mike Collins Duo
Lyrical European-tinged jazz duo
Fri 20th/04/2018
No.1 Harbourside
✨Our faves Snazzback are comin' back ✨
Mr Wolfs
INK take Bristol
Live music at Mr Wolfs
St Francis Church
Ian M Perry live
A lunchtime concert featuring original songs and music by Ian M Perry
Sun 22nd/04/2018
Tue 24th/04/2018
The Gallimaufry
Samba, hi-life, afrobeat and bossa
Crofters Rights
Boy Azooga
Boy Azooga, the psych-flecked musical vehicle for Cardiff’s Davey Newington multifarious musical mission.
Wed 25th/04/2018
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift w/ Sol O.B.
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
St Werburghs Community Centre
Starter - Intermediate Jazz Improv Workshop. All instruments welcome, including voice. £20.
Fri 27th/04/2018
The Cube
Improv's Greatest Hits present Run Logan Run debut album launch + screening of The DBT Trilogy
The Canteen
Think George Clinton in a barrio or Sun Ra in the favela.
Will Heard
Will Heard, Thekla
Sat 28th/04/2018
The Redgrave Theatre
The Other Guys
Sun 29th/04/2018
The Tobacco Factory
Claire Northey
Jazz Folk looping beats
Wed 2nd/05/2018
Fri 4th/05/2018
The Cube
Matana Roberts & Kelly Jayne Jones
A brand new collaboration developed and performed for the first time at The Cube
Sun 6th/05/2018
Moon Hooch
Moon Hooch, Thekla
Mon 7th/05/2018
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 perform at Thekla
Fri 11th/05/2018
Tue 15th/05/2018
Cousin Kula
Chiverin Showcase at The Exchange
Fri 18th/05/2018
Fri 25th/05/2018
Sat 2nd/06/2018
The Old Market Assembly
Mixing the gritty realms of skankin’ ragga punk with traditional Greek rembetiko vibes, they’re throwin’ deranged beats for a unforgettable
Sat 9th/06/2018
The Louisiana
Palm + Support
Palm plays rock music backwards
Wed 20th/06/2018
Crofters Rights
The Grey Area presents: Goat & The Evil Usses
Japanese rhythmic masters Goat come to bristol.
Sun 24th/06/2018
Richie Kotzen
Richie Kotzen performs at Thekla
Thu 5th/07/2018
El Rincon Bristol
Riaan Vosloo's Uphill Game
Masterful contemporary jazz quartet led by virtuosic double-bassist
Fri 20th/07/2018
The Redgrave Theatre
Two Pianos
Join the sensational Two Pianos on a stunning musical journey back in time to celebrate the finest hits that shaped the Rock 'n' Roll music
Mon 30th/07/2018
St Stephens Church
Ian M Perry live
A lunchtime concert featuring original songs and music by Ian M Perry
Fri 9th/11/2018
The Old Market Assembly
Holy Moly & The Crackers
Combining tight, pop sensibility with the naturalism of garage rock and folk/roots.