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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
Feel Flows w/ Manami & Neathway
Through soul, jazz & electronica
The Be-bop Club
Damon Brown Quartet
Great trumpet player on trip home from South Korea
Pasture
The Belle Rose Trio
The Belle Rose Jazz Trio
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!
The Attic Bar
Ashraff 30 / Jazz Reggae Sessions / Skylion
A special performance showcase of the latest Ashraff 30 album 'Nostalgy', and more!
LEFTBANK
Jonny Bruce's Skellington Trio
Playing the music of Duke Ellington
The Gallimaufry
More Soup
Comforting vinyl selections
The Louisiana
Konketsu w/ Chrissie Huntley & Filaments
Future Soul, Punk Funk and Prog Jazz all under one roof @ The Louisiana.
The Greenbank Pub, Easton
AV4
The Alex Veitch Quartet plays upstairs at The Greenbank this Sunday
Fiddlers
Sun Ra Arkestra
Legendary jazz pioneers bring cosmic vibes to Bristol...
Fringe Jazz
HOPKINS HAMMOND TRIO
with special guest Craig Crofton
The Gallimaufry
Waldo’s Gift: Reworks: Jon Hopkins ‘Insides’
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
The Bristol Fringe
Afternoon Jazz Series - Victoria Klewin
Afternoon Jazz aimed at the older crowd
El Rincon
Zero Day Jazz
Extremely classy violin and keyboards jazz duo
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 Gallimaufry
Feel Flows w/ Manami & Neathway
Through soul, jazz & electronica
No.1 Harbourside
Freesoul Familia
This Familia blend musical gorgeousness from a whole host of genres that all can enjoy!
El Rincon
Hopkins Hammond Trio
Brilliant & stellar organ-guitar-drums trio
The Be-bop Club
Henry Lowther's Still Waters
Trumpet legend of UK jazz, 75th birthday tour
The Canteen
Too Blue Quartet
This quartet will leaving you feeling far from blue!
Bristol Old Vic
'An Evening with Gilad Atzmon'
An evening with firebrand saxophonist & multi instumentalist Gilad Atzmon
The Golden Guinea
Helen McCookerybook - orginal She Punk
Original She Punk and John Peel favourite Helen McCookerybook
Fringe Jazz
CLOUDMAKERS TRIO
Jim Hart / Michael Janisch / Dave Smith
The Canteen
The Play
The Play creates a boundless musical space, where their original compositions explore grooves from different places.
The Love Inn
Disco Afrique
A night of fusion, combining the best beats from Africa with classic disco grooves.
The Golden Lion
Hot Jazz Jam
A jam session celebrating acoustic pre-swing era jazz and ragtime.
The Greenbank Pub, Easton
ɑvtrio
The Alex Veitch Trio plays jazz upstairs at The Greenbank
St Ambrose Church
Spindle Ensemble | Spider Music
Spindle Ensemble and Spider Music at St Ambrose Church
The Attic Bar
Beth Prior Collective
Fresh and dynamic musicians who deliver a conscious and elevated trip into Dub-Reggae
The Gallimaufry
Feel Flows w/ Manami & Neathway
Through soul, jazz & electronica
LEFTBANK
Riaan Vosloo's Uphill Game XL
A huge 9 piece band of next level players
The Attic Bar
JFS Presents: Spring Ting Festival 2019!
Spring Ting Festival returns for 2019, brought to you by your favourite Jazz Funk Soul Bristol gang
To The Moon
La Rumba - Afro-Latin Night
Afro-Latin music for wild dancing
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
Jazz Sessions
Classic jazz and latin
The Canteen
Canteen Jazz Session
Our lively open jazz jam session is led by versatile saxophone hero Craig Crofton
The park Centre
Tea Dance with Live Band
Afternoon tea dance with live jazz band and swing dance lesson
The Gallimaufry
Lewis Creaven's Dharma Blues
Electric Blues and fearless improv
The Canteen
The Hopkins-Hammond Trio
A trio of jazz masterminds here at The Canteen!
The Canteen
The Roamin' Jasmine
There’s New Orleans jazz and there’s jazz outta New Orleans and this lot’s got ‘em both.
The Lanes
BLG Promotions Present: The Brass Funkeys
BLG Promotions Present: The Brass Funkeys
The Gallimaufry
Feel Flows w/ Manami & Neathway
Through soul, jazz & electronica
Zed Alley
Soultrain Re-union
This is an official soultrain re-union featuring 2 of the original soultrain dj’s Paul alexander /Al B + very special guests KING BEE
The Plough Inn
Good Vibrations with Sean McCabe & Deli-G
Playing Deep Soulful House, Boogie and Disco
Bristol Old Vic
Arun Ghosh Quintet
"Arun Ghosh is a natural born improvisor" - Ravi Shankar
The Cube
Kaia Kater (at The Cube)
Imagine Nina Simone was a Bluegrass superstar...
The Bootlegger
Karolina Griškutė Quartet
Karolina Griškutė Quartet at The Bootlegger
The Gallimaufry
Feel Flows w/ Manami & Neathway
Through soul, jazz & electronica
The Canteen
Canteen Latin Session
Our monthly Latin session!
The Lanes
Erratic Batting present; Mildlife
Australian Cosmic Jazz & Electronica - UK Tour
The Canteen
Skutch Manos
Jazz-rock fused with global delights!
The Gallimaufry
Feel Flows w/ Manami & Neathway
Through soul, jazz & electronica
Bristol Old Vic
New Beginning Quartet; 'Reimagining the Beatles'
Anglo- Italian quartet play originals and jazz imaginings of the music of the Beatles
Crofters Rights
TRUDY AND THE ROMANCE
Gravy Train presents... Trudy and the Romance + Honey Moon
Exchange
The Necks
Here Comes Midnight presents legendary trio The Necks playing a rare Bristol show. Don't miss them.
Cafe Kino
Kjær, Marshall, Cheetham, Birchall + support
Free Music - Free Jazz - Free Improvisation
The Gallimaufry
Feel Flows w/ Manami & Neathway
Through soul, jazz & electronica
The Fleece
WDC and Sound UK present; Arwio 'Quasi' UK Tour
Afro-cuban polyrhythms, hypnotic electronics, trumpet & percussive madness.
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
The Golden Lion
Hot Jazz Jam
A jam session celebrating acoustic pre-swing era jazz and ragtime.
Exchange
Sunset Rollercoaster
Sunset Rollercoaster is a 6-piece synth-pop band from Taiwan,
Crofters Rights
Behave! Presents: Poly Math, Last Hyena + more
Brighton's instrumental prog-math outfit Poly-Math plus :ast Hyena
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
The Golden Lion
Hot Jazz Jam
A jam session celebrating acoustic pre-swing era jazz and ragtime.
Secret Somerset Location
Fanny's Meadow
Independent original live music festival, family and dog friendly!
The Golden Lion
Hot Jazz Jam
A jam session 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 park Centre
Tea Dance with Live Band
Afternoon tea dance with live jazz band and swing dance lesson
The Marble Factory
Madlib, Kamaal Williams, The Heliocentrics,Carista
Madlib, Kamaal Williams, The Heliocentrics,Carista
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
The Golden Lion
Hot Jazz Jam
A jam session 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
The Golden Lion
Hot Jazz Jam
A jam session 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 park Centre
Tea Dance with Live Band
Afternoon tea dance with live jazz band and swing dance lesson
The Golden Lion
Hot Jazz Jam
A jam session celebrating acoustic pre-swing era jazz and ragtime.
O2 Academy
Snarky Puppy
O2 Academy Bristol
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
The Golden Lion
Hot Jazz Jam
A jam session celebrating acoustic pre-swing era jazz and ragtime.