Jazzwise Gig Guide

August 2019 Gig Guide

Thursday                    

1-2 Charles Lloyd Quintet      

Ronnie Scott's, 47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1

An extremely rare chance to bask in the spiritual jazz glow up-close and personal of one of modern jazz’s living legends – Lloyd’s been on top form of late, scooping Jazzwise’s Album of the Year in 2018 for his stirring, Americana-tinged set, Vanished Gardens. He appears here with a top-notch Quintet of dazzling guitar star Julian Lage and blues guitar maestro Marvin Sewell, plus a top-drawer rhythm section of bassist Rueben Rogers and drummer Eric Harland for an unmissable two nights.

 

1 Andrew McCormack's Graviton     

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

 

1 Kara plus Paltin plus Floah plus Magari    

Band on the Wall, 25 Swan Street, Manchester

 

1 Salamander

Bull's Head, 373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes

 

1-3 Liane Carroll        

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1

 

Friday             

2 Groove Warriors     

Bull's Head, 373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes

 

2 Rachel Calladine     

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

 

2 James Birkett and Bradley Johnston (lunchtime) 

Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne

 

2 James Birkett and Bradley Johnston (evening)     

Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham

 

2 Dave Drake Trio

The Verdict, 159 Edward Street, Brighton

 

Saturday                     

3 La Clave Fest

Finsbury Park, Seven Sisters, London N4

 

3-4 Ronnie Scott's International Piano Trio Festival: Kenny Barron Trio    

Ronnie Scott's, 47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1

The sixth annual International Piano Trio from London’s Ronnie Scott’s features performances from Kenny Barron, Gwilym Simcock, Jason Rebello and more. Now an established part of the jazz calendar, the festival celebrates all things in the piano trio tradition.

 

3 Giacamo Smith       

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

 

3 Harry Bolt Quartet 

Peggy's Skylight, 3 George Street, Nottingham

 

3 Mia Webb and Roy Willis  

New Ship Inn, 403 Sunderland Road, Cleadon

 

3 Zoe Francis 

Bull's Head, 373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes

 

Sunday           

4 RSIPTF: James Pearson      

Ronnie Scott's, 47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1

 

4 Gary Reader's Moja

Peggy's Skylight, 3 George Street, Nottingham

 

4 Ivy Chanel   

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

 

4 Alvin Roy Quartet   

Rose & Crown, 14 North Parade, Oxford

 

4 Mike Piggott           

Pangbourne Jazz Club, PWMC Rosewood Hall, 1 Whitchurch Road, Pangbourne

 

4 Smokin' Spitfires    

Cluny, Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

 

4 AgapéSoul   

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1

 

Monday                      

5-6 Ann Hampton Callaway  

The Pheasantry, Kings Road, London SW3

 

5 Tees Valley Jazzmen          

Derry, Darlington Road, Long Newton, Stockton on Tees

 

5 Dan Torres  

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

 

5 Valid Tractor plus Electro-phonic Art Trio  

Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street, London E8

 

5 Kokoroko    

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvadere Road, London SE1

Inspired by the likes of Fela Kuti, Ebo Taylor and Tony Allen, Kokoroko bring rousing Afrobeat and powerful horn lines to London’s thriving jazz scene. Led by the superb trumpeter Sheila Maurice-Grey, expect soul stirring music of the highest quality.

 

5 RSIPTF: Gwilym Simcock Trio        

Ronnie Scott's, 47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1

 

5 Steve Waterman and Karen Sharpe          

Milford Arms, London Road, Isleworth, Middlesex

 

5 Etuk Ubong plus The Etuk's Philosophy     

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1

 

Tuesday                      

6 RSIPTF: Jason Rebello Trio 

Ronnie Scott's, 47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1

 

6 Will Bartlett and Kate Mullins       

St Ives Jazz Club, Western Hotel, Royal Square, St Ives

 

6 Nicola Farnon Trio  

Royal Oak, 24 Devizes Road, Swindon

 

6 Dan Reinstein plus Dill Katz          

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

 

6 Debra Milne and Steve Glendinning          

Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne

 

6 Leo Richardson       

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1

 

Wednesday                

7 Huw V Williams Trio          

The Lescar, Sharrowvale Road, Sheffield

 

7 New Orleans Jazz Bandits  

Amersham Jazz Club, Football Club, Beaconsfield

 

7 Alfa Mist     

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvadere Road, London SE1

 

7 RSIPTF: Nikki Yeoh's Cafe Oran     

Ronnie Scott's, 47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1

 

7-8 Ann Hampton Callaway  

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1

 

7 Bruce Adams with Dave Cottle Trio
Swansea Jazzland, The Garage Music Venue, Swansea

 

Thursday                    

8-9 An Evening with Goldie  

Ronnie Scott's, 47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1

 

8 Nicola Farnon and Dave Newton Trio       

Prince of Wales, 16 High Street, Shrivenham

 

8 Fergus McCreadie Trio       

Simpson & Marwick Spiegeltent, The Harbour, North Berwick

 

8 Alan Price    

Bull's Head, 373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes

 

8 Allan Harris

The Pheasantry, Kings Road, London SW3

 

Friday             

9 The Puppini Sisters 

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1

 

9 Imaani         

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

 

9 Dulcie May Moreno Quintet          

Vault, Hallgate, Hexham

 

9 Ollie Western Quartet        

Witney Jazz, Burwell Hall, Thorney Leys, Witney

 

9 Deli Quartet

Peggy's Skylight, 3 George Street, Nottingham

 

9 Shireen Francis and Sarah Moule  

Bull's Head, 373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes

 

9 Hexagonal  

The Verdict, 159 Edward Street, Brighton

 

 

Saturday                     

10 The Drawtones (evening) Seven Steps Big Band (lunchtime)    
Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1



10 Terry Reid Band    

Ronnie Scott's, 47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1

 

10 Milne and Glendinning     

Zeffirelli's, Compston Road, Ambleside

 

10 Brad Shepik Trio   

Peggy's Skylight, 3 George Street, Nottingham

 

10 Lily Dior    

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

 

10 Katriona Taylor     

Bull's Head, 373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes

 

10 Bakk Lamp Fall     

The Verdict, 159 Edward Street, Brighton

 

 

Sunday           

11-13 The Count Basie Orchestra     

Ronnie Scott's, 47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1

 

11 Gwyneth Herbert with Rob Luft  

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

 

11 Ministry of Meltdown      

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvadere Road, London SE1

 

11 Chantel McGregor (evening) Sarah Bolter and Sax in the City (lunchtime)       

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1

 

Monday                      

12 Chris Clark's Little Big Swing Band          

Bull's Head, 373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes

 

12-23 Ron Davis' SymphRONica      

theSpace, @Niddry Street, Edinburgh

 

12 Dino Baptiste        

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

 

12 Alan Barnes and David Newton   

Milford Arms, London Road, Isleworth, Middlesex

 

12 Nim Quartet         

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1

 

Tuesday                      
13 Gareth Williams   

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

 

13 Matt Carter Septet

St Ives Jazz Club, Western Hotel, Royal Square, St Ives

 

13 Chris Cobbson's African Jazz Project        

Royal Oak, 24 Devizes Road, Swindon

 

13 Alan Barnes plus Eleven   

Watermill Jazz, Betchworth Park Golf Club, Reigate Road, Dorking

 

13 The Harry Bolt Trio           

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1

 

Wednesday                

14 Riley Stone-Lonergan Trio

The Lescar, Sharrowvale Road, Sheffield

 

14 Washington Whirligig Band         

Amersham Jazz Club, Football Club, Beaconsfield

 

14 Ben Holder

Moreton Jazz, Reedsdale Hall, High Street, Moreton in Marsh

 

14 Philip Catherine and Paulo Morello Trio  

Ronnie Scott's, 47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1

 

14 Sahra Gure plus Renato Paris      

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1

 

14 Oli Nez Quartet    

Swansea Jazzland, The Garage Music Venue, Swansea

 

Thursday                    

15 Judi Jackson          

Ronnie Scott's, 47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1

 

15-18 We Out Here Festival: The Comet is Coming, Nubya Garcia, Matthew Herbert and more 

Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire

Giles Peterson’s inaugural We Out Here Festival looks to be a great pick for this summer. The line-up features bands across jazz, soul, hip hop and electronica, combining to celebrate the spaces where UK jazz and club culture meet. Highlights include stonking outfit The Comet is Coming, charismatic saxophonist Nubya Garcia, Sons of Kemet, Zara McFarlane, Theon Cross and US sax great Gary Bartz among many more.

 

15 Dean Stockdale Trio         

St James' & St Basil's Church, Fenham Hall Drive, Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne

 

15 Jeremy McMurray and the Pocket Orchestra      

Arc, Dovecot Street, Stockton on Tees

 

Friday             

16 Art Themen Quartet         

Bull's Head, 373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes

 

16 John Butcher, Mark Sanders and John Edwards  

Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street, London E8

 

16 Dave Lewis 1 Up  

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

 

16 Fleur Stevenson Quartet  

Burford Jazz, Warwick New Hall, Church Green, Burford

 

16 Citrus Sun  

Ronnie Scott's, 47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1

 

16 Claire Martin and Nikki Iles Quartet        

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1

 

16 Rick Simpson Trio 

The Verdict, 159 Edward Street, Brighton

 

Saturday                     

17 The Boom Yeh (evening) Matshidiso (lunchtime)           

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1

 

17 Alex Garnett         

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

 

17 Simon Spillett Quartet     

Peggy's Skylight, 3 George Street, Nottingham

 

17-18 Brian Molley Quintet  

The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, Edinburgh

 

17 Newcastle Jazz Festival: Alan Law Trio, Emma Fisk, Zoe Gilby and more        

Tyne Bank Brewery, Walker Road, Newcastle

 

17 Outside Broadcast

The Verdict, 159 Edward Street, Brighton

 

Sunday           

18 Bradley Johnston Trio plus Giles Strong Trio       

Black Bull, Bridge Street, Blaydon

 

18 Alice Grace and Ben Helm           

Bonbar, Fenkle Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

 

18 Ronnie Scott's Blues Explosion (evening) Kevin Fitzsimmons Sextet (lunchtime)

Ronnie Scott's, 47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1

 

18 The Dylema Collective's Jazz Songbook  

Pizza Express Live, 99 High Holborn, London WC1

 

18 Clark Tracey Quintet        

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1

 

Monday                      

19-24 The James Taylor Quartet      

Ronnie Scott's, 47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1

 

19 Kim Eaton 

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

 

19 Robbie Robson and Josephine Davies     

Milford Arms, London Road, Isleworth, Middlesex

 

19 Phil Meadows Beware the Bear  

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1

 

Tuesday                      

20 Paul Carmichael    

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

 

20 Humphrey Lyttelton Band

Bull's Head, 373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes

 

20 Denny Ilet Organ Trio       

Royal Oak, 24 Devizes Road, Swindon

 

20 Dave Holdsworth New Brew       

St Ives Jazz Club, Western Hotel, Royal Square, St Ives

 

20 Gwilym Simcock Trio       

Watermill Jazz, Betchworth Park Golf Club, Reigate Road, Dorking

 

20 Neil Angilley Trio  

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1

 

Wednesday                

21 Adrian Cox Profoundly Blue         

Amersham Jazz Club, Football Club, Beaconsfield

 

21 Catherine Sykes    

Cirencester Jazz, Vaulted Cellar Kings Head, 24 Market Square, Cirencester

 

21 Nicolas Bearde     

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1

 

21 Elegies      

The Lescar, Sharrowvale Road, Sheffield

 

Thursday                    

22 Chantelle Duncan and The Funk Republic

Bull's Head, 373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes

 

22 Tim Whitehead     

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

 

22 Rory McInroy Trio 

Prince of Wales, 16 High Street, Shrivenham

 

22 SouLutions

Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

 

22 Waldo's Gift (late) Rory Ingham (early) 

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1

 

Friday             

23-26 Scott Hamilton Quartet          

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1

 

23 North Sea Hijack  

Zeffirelli's, Compston Road, Ambleside

 

23 Tony O'Malley      

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

 

23-25 Ushaw Jazz Festival: Buck Clayton Legacy Band, Zoe Gilby, Tony Kofi and more

Ushaw College, Ushaw

 

23 Riviera Quartet     

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland

 

23 Arun Luthra's Konnakol Jazz Project        

The Verdict, 159 Edward Street, Brighton

 

Saturday                     

24 Portraits    

Bobik's, Jesmond Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne

 

24-26 Rye International Jazz and Blues Festival: Beverley Knight, James Taylor Quartet, Jon Cleary and more 

Various venues, Rye

 

24 Birkett and Johnston Guitar Duo 

Zeffirelli's, Compston Road, Ambleside

 

24 Arnie Somogyi's Jump Monk       

Peggy's Skylight, 3 George Street, Nottingham

 

24 Brandon Allen and Tim Lapthorn 

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

 

24 Kim Cypher           

Bull's Head, 373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes

 

24 Sam Knight Quintet          

The Verdict, 159 Edward Street, Brighton

 

Sunday           

25 Mike Westbrook Uncommon Orchestra

Torquay Town Hall, Castle Circus, Torquy

 

25 Okay Temiz          

Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1

 

25 The Comet is Coming       

The Georgian Theatre, Green Dragon Yard, Stockton-on-Tees

Spacey electronica from this powerhouse band featuring the masterful sax work of Brit-jazz star Shabaka Hutchings. Cosmic synths, grimy beats and stonking sax riffs combine for an out-of-this-world experience, confirming Hutchings’ rightful place at the forefront of progressive jazz.

 

25 Noel McCalla and Derek Nash     

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

 

25 Natalie Williams’ Soul Family (evening) Robyn Bennett (lunchtime)   

Ronnie Scott's, 47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1

 

25 Wild Card feat Binker Golding and Graeme Flowers      

Upstairs at Ronnies, 47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1

 

Monday                      

26 Paul Booth and Richard Rozze     

Milford Arms, London Road, Isleworth, Middlesex

 

26-28 Roy Ayers        

Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1

 

26-31 Jon Cleary        

Ronnie Scott's, 47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1

 

26-27 Tango-Jazz Quartet     

The Verdict, 159 Edward Street, Brighton

 

Tuesday                      
27 Raul D'Oliveria's Quinto  

Watermill Jazz, Betchworth Park Golf Club, Reigate Road, Dorking

 

27-30 Bude Jazz         

Various venues, Bude, Cornwall

 

27 Geoff Mason and Steve Rubie     

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

 

27 Alan Barnes and Tom Berge Trio 

Royal Oak, 24 Devizes Road, Swindon

 

27 Benjamin Himpel Tribute to Lester Young

St Ives Jazz Club, Western Hotel, Royal Square, St Ives

 

27 Sax Appeal

Bull's Head, 373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes

 

27 Paul Booth Quartet           

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1

 

Wednesday                

28 Rafe's Dilemma   

The Lescar, Sharrowvale Road, Sheffield

 

28 Dixieland Swing Kings     

Amersham Jazz Club, Football Club, Beaconsfield

 

28 The Red Stripe Band         

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1

 

28 Guardalavaca       

Swansea Jazzland, The Garage Music Venue, Swansea

 

Thursday                    

29 Tees Valley Jazzmen        

Merry Monk, Market Place, Bishop Auckland

 

29-30 Louis Moholo-Moholo's Five Blokes   

Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street, London E8

 

29 Duke Ellington's Sacred Music Prom 54  

Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7

 

29 Martyn Spencer Trio         

Peggy's Skylight, 3 George Street, Nottingham

 

29 The Down for the Count Motown Collective       

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1

 

29 Rafe's Dilemma plus Phil Green's Biggish Band 

Seven Arts, 31A Harrogate Road, Leeds

 

Friday             

30 Andreas Vardy Trio           

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1

 

30 Samara     

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

 

30 Hand to Mouth     

Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

 

30 The James Taylor Quartet plus SWJ Group         

Band on the Wall, 25 Swan Street, Manchester

 

30 Martin Speake's Charukesi          

Peggy's Skylight, 3 George Street, Nottingham

 

30 Tommy Smith Quartet     

Zeffirelli's, Compston Road, Ambleside

 

30 Soul Sugar'd          

Bull's Head, 373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes

 

30 Brothers Testament         

The Verdict, 159 Edward Street, Brighton

 

Saturday                     

31 Ubunye     

Seven Arts, 31A Harrogate Road, Leeds

 

31 The Fabulous Red Diesel  

The Verdict, 159 Edward Street, Brighton

 

31 The Sound of Philadelphia Revue (evening) Altamar Latin Quartet (lunchtime)           

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1

 

31 Karen Lane

Bull's Head, 373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes

 

31 Gilad Atzmon        

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

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