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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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Anson Rooms
Proper Jokes: December
Bristol SU Live // Proper Jokes Comedy Club
Future Inn, Cabot Circus, Bristol
Will Harris Christmas Jazz Special
Bristol bassist extraordinaire with special guests
The Canteen
The Duval Project
Taking contemporary R’n’B style to a new jazz-inflected level.
The Be-bop Club
Quinney Plays Getz
Tribute to Stan Getz by saxophonist Terry Quinney
El Rincon
Balanca Duo
Sparkling bossa-nova duo
LEFTBANK
Subsonic and Area Boys present Kalakuta Sessions!
Kalakuta Sessions Part 1! World Music Event
The Gallimaufry
The Phantom Ensemble
Feat. percussionist Harriet Riley
The Social
The Bristol Sessions Christmas Special ft. Sonder
Don't miss The Bristol Sessions final show of the year! Featuring a full R&B Choir and some of the best vocalists around
The Windmill
Open Mic at The Windmill
Open Mic at The Windmill Pub
The Canteen
Canteen Jazz Session Ft. Andy Hague
To round off the year, we have special guest Andy Hauge on trumpet to get the party swinging!
The Gallimaufry
Waldo’s Gift Trio: Album recording
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
El Rincon
Moscow Drug Club
Legendary local combo in one-off intimate special
Future Inn, Cabot Circus, Bristol
Big Screen Trio
Jazz trio exploring timeless movie melodies and making them swing
El Rincon
Los Clandestinos
Intimate piano and flugelhorn jazz duo
The Be-bop Club
30th Anniversary - Miles Behind
A special tribute to Miles Davis
Mr Wolfs
Mango Factory at Mr Wolf's
Mango Factory // The Mantic Muddlers // Asian Hawk Residency
Fringe Jazz
DENNY ILETT'S SINATRA SPECIAL
Denny Ilett & friends pay tribute to old blue eyes.
Fringe Jazz
JAMES MORTON & FRIENDS
Bristol's Brilliant Alto Saxophonist kicks-off Fringe Jazz for 2019
Fringe Jazz
THE THREE TENORS
Ben Waghorn / Jake McMurchie / Nick Dover
The Greenbank Pub, Easton
ɑvtrio Reworks: EST
The Alex Veitch Trio returns as part of their monthly residency
The Tobacco Factory
Athea
Improvising multi-instrumentalists Paul Bradley and Emma Holbrook
The Golden Lion
The Slimline Shufflers
Henry Slim back at the Lion
Fringe Jazz
DOMINIC LASH QUARTET
Excellent Anglo/Spanish Quartet
Fringe Jazz
ANDREW BAIN QUINTET
One of the UK's leading drummers and his band of band leaders.
Rough Trade Bristol
Richard Spaven + support
Richard Spaven trained as a jazz drummer but drum & bass and broken beat is his internal heartbeat.
Corner 77
Translations
A showcase of Bristol's best musicians.
The Golden Lion
The Bad Dads
Its not Dad Rock, honest
The Louisiana
Daniel Knox
Chicago based composer, of whom's new LP features Jarvis Cocker
Lakota
Dropout Disco present // Multiverse ft. Nightmares
Dropout Disco present // Multiverse ft. Nightmares On Wax + TBA
Hy-brasil Club
Kaleem Taylor + Support
Smooth voiced Neo Soul from one-to-watch Kaleem Taylor
Fiddlers
Dorian Concept (Brainfeeder) + Jameszoo
Austrian producer and Flying Lotus associate Oliver Johnson aka Dorian Concept brings his synthesised jazz funk to Fiddlers.
Jam Jar
Adrian Cox presents: Profoundly Blue
Celebrating the traditional hot jazz music of Louisiana-born clarinettist Edmond Hall
The Trinity Centre
Nubiyan Twist
Don't miss this cocktail of jazz, hip-hop, afrobeat, latin and reggae!
Fiddlers
Swindle
Swindle effortlessly blends UK jazz, grime and hip-hop
Anson Rooms
Soft Machine
Bristol SU Live // Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival
Anson Rooms
Rebecca Nash
Exciting new British band ATLAS, led by pianist Rebecca Nash.
Anson Rooms
Ant Law Trio
British guitarist Ant.
Anson Rooms
RAY GELATO & THE GIANTS
The legendary ‘Godfather of Swing’ and his world class band The Giants.
Anson Rooms
Julian Siegel
the BBC Jazz Award winning saxophonist with the Julian Siegel Quartet.
Anson Rooms
YAZZ AHMED
‘psychedelic Arabic jazz, intoxicating and compelling’.
Anson Rooms
The Big Swing feat: Jonny Bruce Big Band
Bristol’s biggest swing dance is back!
Anson Rooms
Babelfish
Improvising vocalist and composer Brigitte Beraha is one of the leading talents on the UK Jazz scene.
Anson Rooms
Andy Hague Sextet play Kind of Blue
Hear one of jazz’s most important works played live by a band of Bristol jazz greats!
Anson Rooms
Soweta Kinch
Multi-Award winning saxophonist and MC, Kinch has made huge impression in both the jazz and hip-hop community.