Every Tuesday evening, come and hear some of the finest jazz musicians from around the UK. 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
18th SWING FROM PARIS
The year wouldn’t be complete without a tribute to the ever popular Gypsy Jazz side of the genre. Andy Bowen (Guitar) Fenner Curtis (Violin) Brad Laming (Guitar) and Steve Laming’s (Double Bass) performances transport you to a Parisian Café for the evening (whilst still sat in the Gin Bar in Old Town)
25th STUART HENDERSON QUARTET
Trumpeter Stuart Henderson is joined by Pete Billington (Piano), Raph Mizraki (Double Bass) and Simon Price (Drums) for an evening of Bebop, Swing, Funk, Blues. Always one of our most popular bandleaders so please get there early to grab the best spots
3 top musicians known on the Jazz circuit but in a popular project that celebrates Soul & Funk Classics, Gospel, Blues, and anything with Groove! John Paul Gard (Organ) Mark Lawrence (Guitar) and Tom Gilkes (Drums)
9th ROGER BEAUJOLAIS QUARTET – A TRIBUTE TO MILT JACKSON
The Vibraphone Wizard is back! We pay tribute to Milt Jackson with a killer line up of Tom Berge (Piano) Paul Jeffries (Double Bass) and Kevin O’Rourke (Drums).
16th BECKI BIGGINS QUARTET – IT’S A MAN’S WORLD
We are so pleased to have the fantastic vocalist Becki Biggins back in Swindon! Her new project features songs by male artists such as Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mercer, and Elvis. Joined by Ben Waghorn (Reeds) John-Paul Gard (Organ) and Andy Tween (Drums).
23rd BILLY WEIR QUARTET
One of the most popular young drummers on the scene, there is no style he can’t do! This evening will feature some of his fellow young stars, celebrating everything from Bebop to Funk to DnB (yes, we said DnB!)
30th NIGEL PRICE QUARTET
Guitarist Nigel Price has been busy organising Swanage Jazz Festival, and whilst we had a blast at the festival, we can’t wait to see him play live again! An all-star line-up including Ross Stanley (Organ), Vasilis Xenopoulos (sax). Nigel Price Organ Trio was last year’s recipient of best small group at the British Jazz Awards.
6th JONNY HENDERSON TRIO
Twice keyboard player of the year at the British Blues awards, and best known for his extensive work with Blues guitarist Matt Scofield, Jonny Henderson always brings an evening of top draw Jazz & Blues, with jaw-dropping solos.
13th KAREN SHARP & TOM BERGE TRIO
Former saxophonist of the Humphrey Lyttelton band, Karen Sharp has won the UK Jazz award for best tenor saxophonist many times and we are so pleased she is performing in Swindon with the well-loved Tom Berge Trio.
20th DENNY ILETT QUARTET fest. DAVID NEWTON
Guitarist and vocalist Denny Ilett has an impressive CV, but perhaps is best celebrated as having toured internationally with acclaimed vocalist Lillian Boutte, (the Official Musical Ambassador for the city of New Orleans). This session will be full of Jazz favourites as well as generous portions of Blues. Also featuring David Newton (Piano), Riaan Vosloo (Double Bass) and Ian Matthews (Drums)
27th DAVID KNIGHT’S BEBOP BLOW OUT
Each year, we celebrate what would have been Swindon’s Mr Jazz’s birthday with a celebration of bebop. This year we welcome Richard Shepherd (Reeds), Ed Benstead (Trumpet), Tom Berge (Piano, Clive Morton (Double Bass) and Terry Howard (Drums).
4th THE BLUES EDITION
Last year’s Blues session was so popular that we have decided to do it again! Guitarists and Vocalists Tom Anderson and Denny Ilett lead a full band playing classics made famous by Peter Green, BB King, and many more.
10th A TRIBUTE TO THE CRUSADERS
Jazz Funk Legends The Crusaders are probably best known for their hit ‘Street Life ‘which featured Randy Crawford. Ian Bateman (trombone), Amy Roberts (flute), Richard Exall (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’
We then take a break for Christmas and New Year – Back 8th January (date TBC)