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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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The rest of our jazz listings are in the column to the left.

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The Old England Pub
Fotgjengeren (Georgia) / Harry Furniss / Bella Unw
Georgian electro-acoustic architect is joined by jazz-punk hero Harry Furniss and Bella Unwin
Future Inn Bristol
Leading performers of choro instrumental music from Rio. Rhythm to burn.
The Cloak and Dagger
Stay Put w/ Alex Dinham (Boogie Cafe)
Stay Put head to the Cloak & Dagger in an exciting new basement space with Boogie Cafe head honcho Alex Dinham.
Crofters Rights
Two Day Coma + guests live at The Crofters Rights
Two Day Coma return to Bristol with a Headline set at The Crofters Right with special guests Gully and The Marianas
From Be-bop to Bix Beiderbecke, all jazzers welcome...
Jam Jar
Me and My Friends | ZFEE
Soulful, poignant and gloriously danceable live music.
Dan Johnson + G K M + C L M
Basement Show. Noise / Free Improvisation / Sonic Weirdness
The Bristol Fringe
Afternoon Jazz: Sarah Meek & Adam Stokes
Jazz duo Sarah Meek (vocals) and Adam Stokes (guitar) in an intimate setting
Colston Hall Foyer
Journeys of Sound #3: Multiplicity
A free night of music hosted by vocalist and songwriter Priscilla Andersohn and her live band
Crofters Rights
Stay Put w/ Yadava and D&G
Stay Put return for another party at Crofters Rights, this time inviting Yadava and D&G to join them!
Cafe Kino
Webster Larsen Lisle + Davis Grigg Lash + Yungylek
Basement Show. Noise / Free Improvisation / Free Jazz / other
Jam Jar
Rum Buffalo/ Binbag Wisdom
Rum Buffalo release their debut album At the end of May and are coming to Bristol to perform their new show.
Bebel Gilberto
melange are delighted to welcome Bebel Gilberto to Bristol's Fiddlers
Rough Trade Bristol
London based psychedelic pop band / Fire Records
The Trinity Centre
Shabaka & the Ancestors
Uniquely spiritual and powerful
Roberto Fonseca
melange presents Roberto Fonseca
Jam Jar
Erratic Batting & LowKey: Lunch Money Life + Suppo
London's awkward electro math-jazz collective debut in Bristol
Sarathy Korwar
‘More Arriving’ was voted MOJO Magazines Jazz Album of the year.
Jam Jar
Bedouin Soundclash • The Jam Jar
The Mr Bongo Records and Easy Star Records signed legends - Bedouin Soundclash - are back by popular demand.
St George's Bristol
Run Logan Run
Part of The Listening Room Series at St George's Bristol.
Jam Jar
Bedouin Soundclash • The Jam Jar
The Mr Bongo Records and Easy Star Records signed legends - Bedouin Soundclash - are back by popular demand.
The Bristol Fringe
Afternoon Jazz: Elly Hopkins
An afternoon of jazz standards, tea and cake
The Radnor Rooms
Soultrain Revival present in a stunning ROOF TOP TERRACE THE 2020 SUMMER SOUL ALL DAYER with Soultrain DJ's
Jam Jar
Melt Yourself Down
Colston Hall Presents at The Jam Jar
Colston Hall Foyer
Ashley Henry + Support
A Colston Hall Presents show
The Trinity Centre
Gary Bartz + Maisha
Iconic American jazz saxophonist Gary Bartz with the UK’s leading spiritual jazz outfit, Maisha
GoGo Penguin / European Tour 2020
“the Radiohead of British jazz” (Line of Best Fit)