Live Jazz and Acoustic Music in Bristol

Many thanks to all who bought tickets or donated to the Keith Tippett Benefit night in July, we managed to raise just over £2K for Keith and Julie to keep them ticking over until he's back to performing once again. Those visiting him say he's frail but getting stronger by the day, we all send our best regards. The donation button on the booking page of this site will stay up until the end of Summer; if anyone would still like to help, we'll pass it on. Photos of the night with a few video clips and review are available on the blog page.

Next scheduled gig is Nigel Price Organ Trio featuring Alex Garnett, although I am working on something for August.

Cheers, Ian

Sep 9 Nigel Price Organ Trio featuring Alex Garnett

Nigel Price Organ Trio +1 feat: Alex Garnett

Sun 9 Sep 7:30 for 8:15 (£14/12)Hen & Chicken Book Δ

Keith Tippett

Over a career spanning more than 25 years, award winning jazz guitarist Nigel Price has become widely acknowledged as one of the hardest working musicians in the business. Musically, his blend of flowing bebop lines with deep Blues sensibility as well as his mastery of chording; continues to delight audiences and fellow musicians alike. He won Best Guitarist at the British Jazz Awards in 2016 after a nomination in 2014

He’s played on more than 50 albums including five as leader, spent ten years with acid jazz outfit The Filthy Six, was a member of James Taylor’s band for 3 years (with whom he recorded 5 albums) and performed with the legendary David Axelrod. He has also taught at The International Guitar Foundation at King’s Place, London. All that and now he’s come to the rescue of Swanage Jazz festival by helping save it and becoming Artistic Director

The core trio features the very talented Ross Stanley (here recently with Ed Jones Quartet), who swaps piano for full rig Hammond B3, ‘Leslie’ speakers and all! Ross won a British Jazz Award last year in the category Best Miscellaneous Instrument as well as the trio picking up the Best Small Group award to go alongside their 2010 Best Ensemble (Parliamentary Jazz Award)

Winston Clifford will be welcomed back to Bristol after a fairly long time, prior to that he was a regular at The Albert over a ten year period. A true master of the drum kit (who also possesses remarkably good vocals) he is an absolute delight to hear.

Guesting on this tour is Alex Garnett on saxophones; a well-known figure on the London jazz scene, though rarely seen this way. He leads many of the late night sessions at Ronnie Scott’s club, which has built up a large following. A ubiquitous performer with many of Europe’s leading bands from underground to pop, he’s a regular sideman of choice for many visiting American artists when touring in Europe, and has performed in over 30 countries with varied and diverse artists across the spectrum such as Sir John Dankworth, Wynton Marsalis, Pete King, Humphrey Littleton, Scott Hamilton, Van Morrison, Evan Parker and The Rolling Stones......... read more

Wow. Lovers of jazz across the UK – prepare to be taken by storm by the Nigel Price Organ Quartet: An experience not to be missed! ~ The Jazz Mann