The Royal Oak – Swindon Old Town – Jazz On The Corner

Every Tuesday evening, come and hear some of the finest jazz musicians from around the UK including National Jazz Award Winners and special edition nights such as Bebop, Latin or Afro-Beat sessions . Seats by the stage can be reserved in advance, and all other seats/bar stools are first come first serve so please get there early!  Entry is free

Performance times: 20:00-21:00 / 21:30-22:30

The Royal Oak, 24 Devizes Road, Swindon, SN1 4BQ

2019

SEPTEMBER

24th – ADAM BIGGS QUARTET  

Pianist Adam Biggs is a well-traveled musician, being born in Adelaide, and touring all over the world before settling in Bath. He is now head of Jazz Studies at Bath Spa University.

OCTOBER

1st – ADRIAN COX TRIO  

Known as ‘London’s most charismatic Reeds man’ (Time Out), Adrian Cox was voted for by thousands to become runner up in the Clarinet category of the most recent National Jazz Awards. He will be joined by Simon Read (DB) and Denny Ilett (G).

8th – EVIE’S ALL STARS – SECRET LINE UP!

Our host and promoter Evie turns 21 again and has put together a one night only line up featuring some Jazz On The Corner favourites! Come along on the night to see our surprise guests!

15th – CATHERINE SYKES QUARTET

Vocalist of the Glenn Miller Orchestra UK, Catherine Sykes is an audience favourite and you will adore her warm swinging session. Also featuring Paul Buck (P), Clive Morton (DB) and Terry Howard (D).

22nd – BRIGITTE BERAHA & TOBY BOALCH TRIO

A club debut for celebrated singer Brigitte Beraha who teams up with Toby Boalch playing his Jazz arrangements of classic poetry and of course some Jazz Standards.

29th – JOHN LAW’S RE-CREATIONS QUARTET : VOLUME 3 TOUR

Piano maestro John Law has just produced his new volume of incredible arrangements. This time around they feature Jazz arrangements of songs by Thom Yorke, Gershwin, Satie and John Lennon!

NOVEMBER

5th – ROGER BEAUJOLAIS & TOM BERGE TRIO  Vibraphone master Roger Beaujolais treats us to another melodic and rhythmic showcase. This session also features Tom Berge (P), Raph Mizraki (DB), and Andy Tween (D). Roger will also have copies of his acclaimed recent album ‘Barba Lunga’ (long beard!) for sale.

12th – GARETH WILLIAMS TRIO 

One of the most distinctive piano voices in the UK. We would love to tell you what’s in store, but from insane piano solos, to singing, to the best/worst joke telling, every session from him is a different treat!

19th – ROD KELLY TRIO

Solid old school modern Jazz and catchy Blues vocals, the trio have been together many years and showcase tight arrangements with something for everyone. Rod Kelly (V,P), John Day (DB), and Roger Powell (D).

26th – DAVID KNIGHT’S BEBOP BIRTHDAY BLOW OUT! Swindon’s ‘Mr Jazz’ would have been celebrating his Birthday this week. Every year we hold a special session of bebop, his favourite genre. This year we have Simon Spillett (TS), Ian Bateman (TB), Tom Berge (P), Will Harris (DB) and Andy Tween (D).

DECEMBER 

3rd – DENNY ILETT’S CELEBRATION OF NAT KING COLE  Vocalist and guitarist Denny Ilett plays tribute to Music Legend Nat King Cole, using Nat’s signature instrument choice of Vocally led Piano, Double Bass and Guitar. A perfect session for the lead up to Christmas!

10th – JOHN PEARCE QUARTET – ALBUM TOUR 

An absolute stellar line up of Violinist John Pearce, award winning Pianist David Newton, Will Harris on Double Bass and Ian Matthews on Drums. Playing Jazz standards from John’s debut album ‘Just Friends’.

17th – IAN BATEMAN’S TRIBUTE TO THE CRUSADERS

Ian Bateman (trombone), Amy Roberts (flute), Andy Shillingford (Sax) and the rhythm section of Tom Clarke-Hill’s Funk Machine bring a show of classics by The Crusaders including the 1960’s material when they were known as ‘The Jazz Crusaders’.