About Jazz Knights

Jazz Knight sessions are organised by Evie Em-Jay (Evonne Jackson)  who had the honour of working with local legend and Jazz promoter David Knight for over 10 years.  He brought joy to a huge amount of Jazz fans over more than 30 years. From his days organising gigs at his pub, The True Heart, to his last years with Evie at Bakerstreet Jazz Club, he was completely devoted to Jazz, a one-off character, and an encyclopedia of Jazz knowledge.  David passed away in 2016, and Evie has carried on his work in his name with regular Jazz & Blues sessions in the Swindon area. The ever-popular Bakerstreet Jazz club Tuesday sessions are now held at The Royal Oak, Old Town, Swindon.

David Knight in his own words;

”I’ve been enjoying the smooth sound of jazz for over 60 years; Armstrong, Ellington, Mingus, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Miles Davis…. some I’ve had the privilege of seeing – all I’ve appreciated. And although Swindon is hardly downtown New Orleans, we’ve some very special talent right here on our doorstep – Jamie Cullum et al. And some great regular jazz nights every single week.”


As well as regular Jazz and Blues sessions in Swindon we also cater for personal and business events and can cover most of the South West area. We have booked acts for festivals, balls, exhibitions and even house parties.

From small events, to Weddings we can book you a band to suit your needs and offer competitive prices with musicians and bands that play across the genre. From Swing to Bebop, Vintage to Gypsy Jazz we will be able to bring a special touch for a memorable event.

Drop us an email on our contact page and we can guide you through!

2 thoughts on “About Jazz Knights”

  1. Nice to have all the events in one new central site again 🙂
    Keep up the good work for Jazz in Swindon- very much appreciated, Evie!

  2. excellent music every tuesday, a legacy of dave and the continuing of his work by evie. if you want a good night out with superb musicians and varying jazz sounds then come to the royal oak!

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