Jazzwise Monthly UK Gig Guide

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May 2018 Gig Guide


1 Martin Speake       

The East Hastings Sea Angling Association, The Stade, Hastings  

1 Eddie Henderson and the Bruce Barth Trio     

Watermill Jazz, Betchworth Park Golf Club, Dorking

1 Alex Hitchcock      

Mad Hatter, 43 Iffley Road, Oxford   

1 Simon Spillett Quartet     

Royal Oak, Devizes Road, Swindon 

1 Duski          

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

1 Pericopes +1          

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

1-2 Bill Evans Band 

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1  

1 Alan Barnes Sextet           

Maltings Arts Theatre, 26 The Maltings, St Albans   


2 Darlington Big Band        

Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Lonfield Road, Darlington   

2 Cheltenham Jazz Festival: Jazzmeia Horn plus Randy Crawford    

Various Venues, Cheltenham

2 Crowley, Luft and Giles   

The Lescar Hotel, Sharrowvale Road, Sheffield       

2 Peter Horsfall        

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

2 All Fired Up

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10        


3 Poppy Ackroyd     

The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London N16   

3 CJF: Van Morrison, Nigel Kennedy, Eric Gales and more      

Various Venues, Cheltenham

3 Dinosaur    

Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1         

3 Ribble Valley International Jazz Festival: Alan Barnes and Dave Newton

Holmes Mill, Clitheroe

This year’s Ribble Valley International Jazz Festival gets underway with a performance from seasoned Brit jazzers Barnes and Newton. The rest of the festival features concerts from the likes of Clare Teal, Camilla George, Mammal Hands and more, as well as a street festival on the Saturday. Well worth checking out.

3 Julian Siegel Quartet       

Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Silk Street, London EC2       

3 Martin Speake       

Hidden Rooms, 7b Jesus Lane, Cambridge 

3 The Filthy Six        

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

3 Binker and Moses with Tyehimba Jess 

Sage Gateshead, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead    

3 Jose Fallot and Etienne Brachet Band  

The Spin, Upstairs at The Wheatsheaf, 129 High Street, Oxford     

3-5 Dee Dee Bridgwater      

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1  

3 Andy Schofield and Jamil Sherriff Quartet       

The Cinnamon Club, The Bowdon Rooms, The Firs, Altrincham     


4 Pericopes +1          

1000 Trades, 16 Frederick Street, Birmingham        

4 Wendy Kirkland    

Witney Jazz, Burwell Hall, Thorney Leys, Witney     

4 RVIJF: Clare Teal, Ubuyne

Various Venues, Clitheroe

4 Smith and the Honey Badgers plus Full Tilt    

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

4 CJF: Courtney Pine, Dinosaur, Rob Luft and more    

Various Venues, Cheltenham

4 George Crowley, Rob Luft and Tim Giles         

The Bebop Club, The Bear, Hotwell Road, Bristol     

4 Yana

The Cube, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby

4 Trondheim Exchange      

Symphony Hall Café Bar, Level 3 Foyer, Birmingham          

4 Martin Speake       

The Lighthouse, 21 Kingland Road, Poole     

4 Alex Hitchcock      

The Basement, City Screen Picturehouse, Coney Street, York       

4 Coalminers

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10        

4 Alan Barnes and Paul Edis          

Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne     

4 John Bailey Quartet

Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne      



4 Grand Union Orchestra   

The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London N16   

4 Stan Sulzmann with Vein Trio    

Seven Arts, 31A Harrogate Road, Leeds      

4 Printmakers           

Wakefield Jazz, Wakefield Sports Club, College Grove, Wakefield  

4 Nigel Thomas Quartet     

The Verdict, 159 Edward Street, Brighton     


5 Emma Fisk and James Birkett    

Quakerhouse, Mechanics Yard, Darlington  

5 Mia Webb and Roy Willis 

New Ship Inn, 403 Sunderland Road, Cleadon

5 RVIJF: Denys Baptiste, Bugge Wesseltoft and Pericopes +1

Various Venues, Clitheroe

5-7 Rye Jazz Festival Intimate Spring Concerts: Kyle Eastwood, Avery Sunshine, The Christians and more      

St Mary's Church, Church Square, Rye       

5 The Fantastics      

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

5 CJF: Jason Moran, Roller Trio, Portico Quartet and more     

Various Venues, Cheltenham

5 Jeff Barnhart and John Hallam  

St Augustine's Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington  

5 Derek Nash

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10        

5 Chris Coull Quartet plus Sara Oschlag 

The Verdict, 159 Edward Street, Brighton     


6 Nat Steele Quartet

Broxbourne Rowing Club, Old Nazeing Road, Broxbourne  

6 Alex Hitchcock      

Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street, Colchester 

6 Miss Kiddy and the Cads

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

6 Vieux Carré Jazzmen       

Red House Farm, Hepscott Drive, Monkseaton       

6 Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan 

Turner Sims, University of Southampton, Southampton       

6 CJF: Christian McBride, Kamasi Washington, China Moses and more        

Various Venues, Cheltenham

6 Pericopes +1          

Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle upon Tyne      

6 Pasadena Roof Orchestra           

Maltings Theatre & Cinema, Eastern Lane, Berwick upon Tweed    

6 Mick Shoulder and Giles Strong

Hash Bar & Kitchen, 14 Coinscliffe Road, Darlington

6 Andy Schofield Quartet   

Inkwell, 31 Potternewton Lane, Leeds           

6 Beady Belle

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1  

6 RVIJF: Mammal Hands, Camilla George Quartet, World Service Project and more

Various Venues, Clitheroe

6 Frank Harrison and Brigitte Beraha       

Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford         

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