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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 Lanes
The Grey Area presents: The Scorpios & Tezeta
Music from the African continent with hints of Jazz and psychedelia.
Crofters Rights
Snazzback Album Launch
Snazzback present 'HEDGE', their hotly anticipated new release!
The Gallimaufry
Waldo’s Gift Trio
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Exchange
Sophie Hunger
Electronic minimalism with smoky vocals + Laura Marling-esque jazz/folk influence
The Canteen
Mermaid Chunky
With only their robotic cat, a table full of musical nick nacks and a riot of musical ideas Freya Tate and Moina Leahy.
Fringe Jazz
KEVIN FIGES STANDARDS QUARTET
Featuring multi award winning pianist Dave Newton
The Gallimaufry
Latin Descarga
Seasoned group of Bristol’s latin players
Crofters Rights
Beeswax Launch Party w/ Ian DPM
Beeswax proudly presents Ian DPM
The Canteen
Saffron Records presents Noya Rao + Mercy's Cartel
To raise donations for Bristol charity Kinergy, we’ve teamed up with Saffron Records to present the most up and coming heavyweight nu-soul.
Corner 77
Translations
Prudent Primate // LYLE! // Open Jam
LEFTBANK
Hippo
Jazz from the future.
The Be-bop Club
Adam Glasser Quartet
Jazz chromatic harmonica and piano from Adam Glasser
The Golden Lion
The Rin Tins Halloween Special
Golden Lion Favourites The Rin Tins
The Canteen
Halloween w/Karşilama & Feathweight Space Biscuit
Balkan dance music led by Australian accordion nomad Thomas Hodson. The five members of Karsilama have serious roof-rattling pizzazz.
The Forge, Bristol
Allysha Joy (30/70) // China Bowls + Holysseus Fly
Intimate solo show with Gondwana Records’s Allysha Joy. We are welcoming her first return to Bristol since the 30/70 sold out show in June!
The Gallimaufry
Waldo’s Gift Reworks: Taylor Mcferrin
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Fringe Jazz
MOSCOW DRUG CLUB
The Moscow Drug Club on Halloween what could be better?
The Be-bop Club
Nigel Price Organ Trio
Award winning jazz guitarist
The Canteen
Binbag Wisdom
On a mission to keep the golden age of hip-hop alive, Binbag Wisdom have more than enough beats to cram into their sets.
The Canteen
Canteen Jazz Session
Open jazz jam session led by Craig Crofton welcomes players to explore classic Jazz and Latin with a hand-picked house trio.
The Gallimaufry
Lewis Creaven's Dharma Blues
with Nick Robinson and Jordan Woollgar
The Lanes
evil:live - The Evil Usses with support from EP/64
The Evil Usses attempt to capture the essence of their live performance with the help of EP/64 and you..
The Gallimaufry
Waldo’s Gift Trio
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Fringe Jazz
DUNMALL / DRAKE QUINTET
Two acknowledged masters of the World of Jazz and Improvisation in one band.
The Canteen
Professor Nohair & The Wiglifters
The Prof formed this piano trio in the 90s to celebrate the relentless good time groove of great New Orleans sound.
The Old Market Assembly
Holy Moly & The Crackers
Combining tight, pop sensibility with the naturalism of garage rock and folk/roots.
The Be-bop Club
Vitor Pereira Quintet
Portuguese jazz guitarist with twin sax front-line
The Plough Inn
Good Vibrations with Sean McCabe and Deli-G
Playing Soulful House, Disco and Boogie
Thekla
Ezra Collective
Ezra Collective perform at Thekla
SWX
GoGo Penguin + Andreya Triana
Acoustic-electronica With rock, jazz and minimalism, game soundtracks and glitchy-electronica
No.1 Harbourside
Peanut Shuffle Club
Jazz outfit Peanut Shuffle Club breathe their own exuberant energy into hits from the 30s and 40s.
The Be-bop Club
Sam Leak Trio
Great pianist fresh from Ronnie Scott's
The Wardrobe Theatre
Dakhla Brass (‘Mumur’ Album Launch) + Spindle Ense
Dakhla Brass return to The Wardrobe theatre to showcase their brand new and most expansive album yet - ‘Murmur’. + Spindle Ensemble
The Old England Pub
Thaw // Five The Hierophant // Arrm
Enchanting array of black metal/post-metal, fused with jazz, drone, and ambiance.
Thekla
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 perform at Thekla
Fiddlers
Cosmo Sheldrake + Support
Essential listening for anyone interested in hearing truly unique new sounds
Exchange
Worm Disco Club present; Joe Armon Jones & band
Brownswood artist and super talented Keys player of Ezra Collective.
Salt Cafe
Los Clandestinos
Jazz pianist John Baggott (Robert Plant), hornsmith Pete Judge (Three Cane Whale) and drummer Daisy Palmer (Paloma Faith)
The Gallimaufry
Lewis Creaven's Dharma Blues
with Nick Robinson and Jordan Woollgar
The Gallimaufry
Waldo’s Gift Trio
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Crofters Rights
Phuture Shock Musik presents: Karmasound
Barcelona's Damián Botigué aka Karmasound, to play his debut UK live gig in Bristol at Crofters Rights
The Louisiana
Daniel Knox
Chicago based composer, of whom's new LP features Jarvis Cocker