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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 Bristol Fringe
Karolina Griškutė Quartet
Karolina Griškutė at The Bristol Fringe
The Stag And Hounds
Paolo Guerriero plays Jazz at The Stag and Hounds
Italian Tenor warrior guests on The Stag's Weekly Jazz Jam
LEFTBANK
Leftbank Jazz Jam
Elly Hopkins Guests at The Leftbanks Bi-Monthly Jazz Jam
Fringe Jazz
SILVERADO
A Tribute to Horace Silver
The Gallimaufry
Waldo’s Gift: Open Collaboration
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
The Bristol Fringe
Molly Miranda King and Ruth Hammond
Afternoon Jazz at the Fringe - seated concerts for mature audiences
The Canteen
Old School Funky Family
It’s an 8-strong rhythm machine that you will so want to dance for.
Mr Wolfs
Chrissie Huntley // The May Kings + DJ Nino
Chrissie Huntley is the glow of sunshine that transforms the rain into celebrated rainbows of truth, strength, authenticity and freedom
The Marble Factory
Madlib, Kamaal Williams, The Heliocentrics,Carista
Madlib, Kamaal Williams, The Heliocentrics,Carista
The Bristol Fringe
Transatlantic Hot Club/Jack Calloway Dance Band
Jack Calloway is joined by the internationally renown Transatlantic Hot Club, featuring the wonderful talents of Ben Creighton Griffiths, Ad
Love Inn, The
Good Vibrations & Roasted Anniversary
With Sean McCabe, Deli-G and Ben Daley
The Stag And Hounds
Tim Funell Quartet
Piano maestro Tim Funnell guests for the Stag's Weekly Jazz Jam
Fringe Jazz
TONY ORRELL'S BIG TOP
Jazz Propelled by Two Drummers
The Gallimaufry
Waldo’s Gift ft. Lyrebird
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Cafe Kino
Solana + Young Waters - Benefit for Help Musicians
A unique chance to see Solana and Young Waters in an intimate setting, raising money for the amazing charity Help Musicians UK.
Cosies
Teflon Hands w/ Simon G
House / Garage / Broken beat
Pasture
The Acoustic Sessions
Amazing local solo & Duo acts.
El Rincon
Brandt and Padron Duo
Superb Cuban trumpeter in duo with legendary Bristol bassist
The Gallimaufry
Sydney Session
feat. Eddie Jones-West (drums)
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
Fringe Jazz
IAIN BALLAMY QUARTET feat. JASON REBELLO
Two major International Jazz Musicians in one band.
The Gallimaufry
Waldo’s Gift: Open Collaboration
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
The Greenbank Pub, Easton
ɑvtrio @The Greenbank
Atmospheric Trio jazz upstairs at The Greenbank
Future Inn Bristol
Becki Biggins -- It's A Man's World
Songs made famous by good men and now sung by a strong woman. The Shropshire lass delivers top flight jazz with some of Bristol's finest.
The Golden Lion
Hot Jazz Jam
A jam session celebrating acoustic pre-swing era jazz and ragtime.
The Be-bop Club
The Deppa Hirst Band
Trumpet and sax lead African and Latin style jazz group
SouthBank
Portrait of Swing BIG BAND 8pm - 11pm
Bristol based 16 piece big swing band playing jazz and popular dance music
El Rincon
Los Gusanos
hard-swinging jazz and blues with hints of Latin-inspired grooves
Stokes Croft Beer Garden
1020 Radio 4th Birthday: Alexander Nut & Residents
We are turning 4 and thought there would be no better way to celebrate than inviting a radio veteran down to join us for the day in the sun!
St George's
Track Record
Ambient-jazz-minimalist music + poetry, inspired by the Severn Beach Line
Bristol Old Vic
O’Higgins and Luft Quartet; Play Monk and ‘Trane
Tour promoting a new CD O’Higgins and Luft play Monk and Trane
Fringe Jazz
KEVIN FIGES QUARTET
Innovative Jazz Quartet
The Gallimaufry
Waldo’s Gift: Reworks: ABBA
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Future Inn Bristol
Simon Spillett
A major force on the British jazz scene, Simon's tenor sax playing is steeped in the music of Tubby Hayes while keeping his own sound
The Be-bop Club
Dan Newberry Quartet
Pace-setting young sax star
O2 Academy
Femi Kuti
O2 Academy Bristol
Fringe Jazz
STEVE BANKS QUINTET
Steve Bank's brand new band and brand new music.
The Gallimaufry
Waldo’s Gift: ft Jackson Lapes
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Grounded Horfield
Chloe et Al
Live Music at Grounded
El Rincon
Rock Of Eye
Exceptional folk-improv trio
The Gallimaufry
Snazzback
Afro-funk & psych-jazz
Future Inn Bristol
John Pearce -- Album launch Just Friends
John Pearce is a violin virtuoso who injects passion into each solo. Launching his album, Just Friends,
The Bristol Fringe
Around About Dusk
Afternoon Jazz at the Fringe - seated concerts for mature audiences
The Forge
Woolfian Tales presents Kara
Kara take their delectable blend of folk and jazz to intimate spaces across the UK and Amsterdam
The Be-bop Club
Josephine Davies' Satori
Melodic contemporary jazz trio
El Rincon
Lost Revellers
energetic London-based folk-fusion band
Exchange
THE EX
Gravy Train proudly present: The Ex, plus guests.
We The Curious
Frameshifter One
A Musical Environmental Fundraiser
Sol - Live at Chandos Road Festival
Chandos Road Festival
Live performance by six-piece Afro Latin French Jazz Cafe Band - Sol
Fringe Jazz
CRAIG CROFTON QUARTET
Groovy Hammond and Guitar with a brilliant Saxophonist up front.
The Gallimaufry
Waldo’s Gift & JOUIS
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Future Inn Bristol
Septeto Internacional
Afro Caribbean and Latin jazz from the multinational band. The groove that persuades your ears to notify your feet.
The Arts Mansion
THE PEOPLE’S MANSION BALL
Transport yourself back to early 20th century to experience war-time era Ashton Court Mansion with jazz and swing
Bristol Old Vic
Partisans
“These Guys Are Super Badass!” Vancouver International Jazz Festival – June 2014.
Fiddlers
Manu Delago Ensemble
Cinematic contemporary classical music FFO Olafur Arnalds / Cinematic Orchestra
The park Centre
Tea Dance with Live Band
Afternoon tea dance with live jazz band and swing dance lesson
Loco Klub, The
Lacuna Sessions #5
Unique roaming gig ft J-Felix, Laimu, Hotsteppas & Garcia.
Jazz @ Future Inn
Treppenwitz
Equal parts explorative, lyrical and explosively wild.
The Golden Lion
Hot Jazz Jam
A jam session celebrating acoustic pre-swing era jazz and ragtime.
the Forge
The Kate Luxmoore Group ft Pritam Singh
A clarinettist with a big English sound
Anson Rooms
Gilles Peterson
We're very excited to announce the return of BBC 6 Music presenter, Worldwide FM founder and internationally renowned record connoisseur, Gi
The Dark Horse
Hot Jazz with the Dark Horse Jazz Band.
A night of music celebrating acoustic pre-swing era jazz and ragtime.
Bristol Old Vic
'Kind of Blue'; Andy Hague Sextet
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Miles Davis's; 'Kind of Blue'
Unit 15
Ballantine Scale by Jäntti&Venna (FI)
Gorgeous music and aerial performance from this world premiere from Finland
Unit 15
Ballantine Scale by Jäntti&Venna (FI)
Gorgeous music and aerial performance from this world premiere from Finland
Unit 15
Ballantine Scale by Jäntti&Venna (FI)
Gorgeous music and aerial performance from this world premiere from Finland
the volunteer tavern
Monsoon Season (Al fresco)
Outernational records spun in a beer garden
The Bristol Fringe
Leonie Evans
Afternoon Jazz at the Fringe - seated concerts for mature audiences
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 Trinity Centre
Portico Quartet
Blending jazz and electronica to create mesmerising ambient minimalism
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 Bristol Fringe
Lucy Moon
Afternoon Jazz at the Fringe - seated concerts for mature audiences
Fiddlers
Sambroso All Stars Present The Buena Vista
The beating heart of the Cuban Community, Sambroso, brings together the best Latin musicians to celebrate this iconic album.
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
Steam- Bristol
Karolina Griškutė Quartet
Karolina Griškutė Quartet at Steam-Bristol
The Golden Lion
Hot Jazz Jam
A jam session celebrating acoustic pre-swing era jazz and ragtime.
The Bristol Fringe
Hopkins and Pearce
Afternoon Jazz at the Fringe - seated concerts for mature audiences
O2 Academy
Caravan Palace
O2 Academy Bristol
The Cube
VANISHING TWIN
Gravy Train proudly present: Vanishing Twin, plus guests.