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Please note the Tower Belle Boat Trip organised for Sunday 10th June is now SOLD OUT



12 Hanover Place, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 6XT


 alternating  with


every 3rd week

Tuesday Evenings   8.30 - 10.45pm

 Admission Free (Collection)




Cossington Village Hall
Trivetts Way Cossington Bridgwater TA7 8JN

Saturday June 9th       8.00 pm


Formed in 2008, Roger Marks’ newest band have proved to
be immensely popular on the Trad. Jazz scene. The 6 piece
band packed with personality and infectious bonhomie
produce highly entertaining and toe-tapping music to
delight their audiences. The captains’ philosophy is to use
the musician’s fulsome talents in order to create a unique
style of jazz, free from constraint.


Reserved seats ( theatre style ) £ 10.00 from host
Roger Collett 01278 451187 or email





A Jazz club is run by the Muskrats Jazz Band on the first Wednesday of the month at Clarence House, High Street in Portishead BS20 6Py. They are the resident band whose members are local musicians and they play mostly traditional jazz, with a touch of more recent numbers. "We will invite other bands to perform, and to have some Jam sessions."

8.30pm . Admission will be £4 at the door.  

Please turn up and be entertained. There is a bar and a large car park at Clarence house.

"I would like any Interested local musicians to get in touch with me on 01275814434. Charles Baete.”  




Redcliffe Hotel Jazz Weekends , Paignton, Devon



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Events Co-ordinator Graham Newbold is organising  fund raising for the Bristol Children's Hospital Grand Appeal at local jazz and live music events and would like to thank all those who give generously to this great cause.


A Tribute to the late and great Bristol pianist

JOHN'S DOUBLE-DISC DVD "The Great jazz Pianists" 

 John's feature concert, where he  played tunes all the greatest jazz pianists from a Scott Joplin rag right through to modern jazz by Bill Evans. 

full-length live concert professional filmed by A1R TV

2-disc DVD only £10 including postage

To order: Telephone Amelie Caswell 07971 978132 with your

card number and your postal address for delivery.  


I am writing to you regarding a cinema event I'm holding on Friday 25th May at Hamilton House. The film I'm showing is La La Land. As this is a film centred around jazz, I wanted to reach out to you in case any of your members would like to come along! Many thanks, Lowie Trevena

All proceeds are going to charity, and this is the link to the Facebook page:

Spectacular Cinema Bristol presents La La Land!

Join an evening of bright lights and glamorous parties, the stars

twinkling over our very own version of Los Angeles!

 You can dance the night away to the La La Land soundtrack and Seb's Jazz Club, before sipping on a city-of-stars themed cocktail.

 Finish the evening with a screening of the magical film itself.

Your ticket includes a screening of La La Land, a free cocktail, snacks and an immersive night in the city of stars!

Please note that this is an over 18's event. Tickets are only available

in advance, so book now to avoid disappointment!

Tickets    Limited availability! Get one before they go! 

Early Bird £12.50   Standard £15

Tickets available NOW!:




By Dave Hibberd

Relaunched in a Special limited "Tribute" Edition:

Featuring the stories and photographs from the original book, plus

 additional pages & pictures from Dave's career in Jazz - with narrative by his brother Vernon & colleague Dave Collett.

Unique full cover design!

Previously unreleased picture by celebrated artist Beryl Cook

Permission for use very kindly granted by John Cook, The Trustees of Beryl Cook's estate and  The Dave Collett Trio.

Cover price £12.50 plus £1.50 p&p

Jazz Society Member discounted price £10.00



If you would like to promote yourself  or your band on this website, please email




The Bristol Blue Five           Geoff Nichols Good Vibes Band  


The Robin Reece Jazz & Rock Band                 The Dave Collett Trio


The Blue Notes           The Roger Marks Cornish Armada Band


Would you like your band to be featured on this website?  Have you at least one Bristol Jazz Society Member?

Send details to the webmaster





GOOD VIBES "Live at Warmley"

Recorded at Warmley Community Centre on 18th March 2009

Geoff  Nichols (vibraphone, trumpet, tenor horn)

Andrew Barrett (guitar)

John Martin (piano)

Geoff Weldrake (bass)

Frank Woodford (drums)

Lady Be Good, Moonglow, Let Me See,

Just The Sweetest Thing, The Preacher, 

How About You, The Saint Anthony Chorale,

Swing That Music, Dinah, 

The Bach Double Concerto, 

Sweet Georgia Brown/ In A Mellow Tone

Available from Geoff Nichols

£5  Free p&p Tel: 01643 707956

AVON CITIES CD - now available !

Following the successful 60th Anniversary concert by the Avon Cities at Bedminster Down Ex-Services Club, a limited edition CD '60 Years On', recorded live on the night, is now on sale. 

It is available from Geoff Nichols, Dave Collett and at Society events, at £10 (+P&P where applicable)


Dennis Armstrong's Oliver Band

"Joe Oliver's Music: completing the set"

Now available, the remaining sixteen tunes featured in the Creole Band's 1923 recordings, played by Dennis Armstrong's Oliver Band.

 This CD also includes three additional tracks - a piano feature, a clarinet feature, and a vocal from Dennis!

 PKCD-338. £11.50 (inc. p&p) from

  P.E.K. Sound

 Also available: The Blue Five Plus One, Live at the Old Duke. £6.



Continental Jazz Tours

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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  

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