Established in June 2015, our increasingly popular monthly Friday night Jazz Sessions bring exciting and headlining jazz bands to our events space. Book your table and Mezze (entry + Mezze £14) early as spaces are limited. Or you can always just come along to listen to, dance 'n' swing to and indulge in some great Jazz for £5 on the door. Either way you'll be in good company and feel uplifted and maybe even inspired.
"Top notch music and great food at one of the best jazz clubs this side of Bristol."
Friday, August 18, 2017
Special event alert! This trio comprises of some of the finest and busiest musicians in the UK with performance credits that include Percy Sledge, Will Young, Tom Jones, Joss Stone, Roni Size, Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley, Andy Sheppard, Tony Remy, Tony Allen and Goldfrapp.
PERCY PURSGLOVE, bass and trumpet; DAN MOORE, keyboards and synthesiser; TONY ORRELL, drums.
Perdato’s music draws on a large stylistic repertoire - ranging from jazz standards to free improvisation, sometimes via electronica and 70s Miles open grooves. Sets segue from Kenny Wheeler, Stevie Wonder to Dudu Pukwana. Plus support from local Wells Jazz Collective duo Hywel Davis and Adrian Smith
Bristol European Jazz Ensemble (BEJE)
Friday, September 8, 2017
An eclectic mix of musicians from across Europe come together as a quintet to play original compositions and jazz standards. From bossa to be-bop, ballads to intense improvisations. With band members whose roots lie in Italy, France, Switzerland and Denmark as well as the UK the Bristol European Jazz Ensemble is a fine representation of the melting pot that is the contemporary music world.
David Mowat - Trumpet, Julien Alenda - Sax, Anders Olinder - Piano, Pasquale Votino - Double Bass and Paulo Adamo - Drums.
Plus support from Glastonbury based jazz singer SARAH GRIFFITHS and her trio.
Friday, September 22, 2017
Experimental Soul-hop from Bristol • 6-piece soul-hop collective Feelgood Experiment are one of Bristol's most exciting new musical exports. Fronted by vocalist Holly Wellington and trumpeter Alfie Grieve, it features the very best of Bristol's blossoming young music scene as they combine a love of jazz, soul, Afrobeat, hip hop and R&B to concoct bewitching tunes with complex rhythmic counterpoint and irresistibly groovy harmonic lines.
Duncan Anselm Quartet
Friday, October 6, 2017
An exciting night of swing, blues and bebop. The Duncan Anselm Quartet Plays straight-ahead jazz - 1950s/60s style and beyond - whether it's hard bop from fantastic Blue Note artists such as Sonny Clark and Hank Mobley, standards from the great American songbook carefully chosen to fit with the sound of the band, or Duncan's original compositions. The aim is always to present well-arranged highly accessible material with good grooves and lively soloing.
Duncan Anselm (alto sax), Richard Jenkins (piano), Adrian Smith (double bass) and Greg White (drums).
Duncan Anselm was a prominent player on the Bristol scene through the late eighties and early nineties, both with his own band and as an original member of Mingus Fingers. Having moved away from the area for 20 years, he is now living just down the road, a stone's throw from the Glastonbury Festival site. This new quartet heralds an exciting return to the scene for this accomplished musician and composer.
The Jazz Defenders
Friday, November 3, 2017
The Jazz Defenders are a group born out of a deep love for Blue Note Records – specifically the hard bop recordings of Horace Silver, Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan and Art Blakey. Catchy horn lines and incredible musicianship combined with Rudy Van Gelder’s engineering skills mean they will forever be regarded as classics of the genre. The Jazz Defenders are a group that would ‘defend’ the legacy of those recordings whilst creating its own original identity and distinctive flair.
Featuring some of Bristol’s finest players the line-up is Nick Dover (tenor saxophone), Nick Malcolm (trumpet), Matt Brown (drums), Will Harris (bass), and George Cooper (piano). The music that they produce together is a modern Soul Jazz slant on classic Hard Bop, effortlessly channeling the spirit of the golden Blue Note era of Jazz.
As session musicians in their own right, the five members of the band have worked with a variety of internationally acclaimed artists such as Nigel Kennedy, Massive Attack, Pee Wee Ellis, Andy Sheppard, Get The Blessing, Simon Spillet, Alan Barnes, Rodriguez & Nostalgia 77, as well as playing at venues including Ronnie Scott’s, The Jazz Cafe & The 606 Club.