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Have  a look at our new Nostalgia page to look back at past local bands and musicians and their stories.


Redcliffe Hotel Jazz Weekends , Paignton, Devon


**JAZZ LINK for KIDS**  

Thanks to an email from a youth services librarian running a fun jazz music history class for 7-13 year olds who told us they were able to make use of our Society's jazz links lists and use some of this information for their most recent group project.

One of them, Amelia also asked if she could share the article where she initially became interested in jazz music, "Musical Playgrounds for Kids: The History of Jazz Music", and thought it could be a really fun addition for any other young aspiring musicians.

Please pass this on to family and friends as it looks a great introduction and inspiration for young musicians and enthusiasts of jazz.




Normally £5 for single or £7 for joint membership we are waiving the fee for the forseeable future due to the current situation.

Receive up to date local jazz news by email each week from our Chairperson and be ready to get our quarterly Newsletter when normality resumes. They contain lots of interesting information and articles about local jazz which do not make the website.   

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Speakeasy Jazz Club at Clarence House BEER GARDEN
139 High St, Portishead BS20 6PY presents

JACK CHALLONER with The Federico Leonori Quartet
Friday 10th December 2021

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Jack Challoner has the most beautiful voice, with an impressive range and tone reminiscent of Nat King Cole/Stevie Wonder/Michael Buble. Jack will be bringing his charismatic and warm style to Speakeasy for a special Christmas celebration and will sing and swing us into the festive spirit. Joining him on the night: Federico Leonori – double bass; Tom Berge – piano; Greg Sterland – saxes; and Paolo Adamo – drums. There will also be a special surprise guest!
8.30pm - 11.00pm
(Doors open 7.30pm)
Admission is £20
No membership required

For advanced ticket sales: phone Kate Sheridan 01275 848391
or email

Here at Speakeasy we still endeavour to provide you with a safe, Covid-secure environment.


"This March (2021) Graham Newbold, Bristol Jazz Society Events Co-ordinator, presented an acoustic guitar to Bridge Farm Primary School, Whitchurch, Bristol. It was donated to The Bristol Jazz Society by a family member.

Headmaster, Mr Mason suggested they would like BJS to arrange a live performance of jazz at the School when the situation allows. Watch this space.

If anyone has any unwanted instruments they would like to donate to a good cause via Bristol Jazz Society, please email Graham at


The event below has been rebooked

 for 22nd October 2021.

OLDLAND VILLAGE CLUB, West Street, Oldland Common, BS30 9QL

FRIDAY 22nd OCTOBER 2021  £14



Doors open 7.00pm for 7.30pm

booking essential  Jack Cox 0117 9325020

Message from Jack and Molly Cox below

Dear All

Happy New Year

I regret that it has been necessary to again postpone the above event until 22nd October 2021. I had thought of cancelling the event altogether but many of you have asked me to try again. It's a very popular event for you all and it supports local charity at a time when this is even more important as so many charities are suffering from a decrease in income. The band and Oldland Village Hall have been re-booked for October and I sincerely hope that this time we will be able to go ahead and that you will find that the wait has been worth it!

In the meantime I hope that you all keep safe and well.

I have attached 3 of my favourite Jazz numbers. I hope that you can access them (they are in mp3 format).

Arthur Brown Jazz Band:

Bourbon Street Parade

Chimes Blues

Black Bottom Stomp



Continental Jazz Tours

JAZZ on the RADIO 



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visit the guide online



Jazz in Spain and Brittany

tours with

 The Panama Jazz Band


The Dart Valley Stompers


The Sussex Jazz Kings

and more

Wessex Continental Coaches

see the website for details  

  Click here to read about this internet only radio station

 and/or click to go to the website

listen free online