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. 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

JULY 2018 

17th BD LENZ QUARTET feat. KIM CYPHER

Guitarist and Composer BD Lenz is in the UK over from America, we just had to grab him while we can! A hugely successful musician, his music can be heard on countless TV shows such as ‘Breaking Bad’ and his playing has been described as being a fusion of Pat Metheny, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Mike Stern. Expect and evening of Jazz heavily dripped in Funk and Rhythm & Blues.

24th NICOLA FARNON TRIO

Vocalist and Bass player Nicola Farnon’s latest album features Jim Mullen, David Newton, and Steve Brown, and we are thrilled to have her back in Swindon. No words can describe the electric, swinging and infectious performance that Nicola brings, don’t miss it! (and yes she IS related to the late, great Robert Farnon)

31st CHRIS COBBSON’S AFRICAN JAZZ QUARTET

Guitarist to Jazz Legend Courtney Pine, Chris Cobbson leads a show dedicated to the African Jazz scene. The continent has brought us legends such as the late great Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, and Ethio-Jazz pioneer Mulatu Astatke. The band feature Karl Vanden Bossche (Percussion), Phil Dawson (Guitar) and Raph Mizraki (Electric Bass)

AUGUST 2018 

7th CATHERINE SKYES QUARTET

An audience favourite, vocalist Catherine Skyes is as engaging as part of the Glenn Miller Orchestra UK, as she is in a small group setting. She makes you feel as if you are in her living room listening to beautiful classics from Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, and Billie Holiday.

14th JIM MULLEN/ZOE FRANCIS QUARTET – REMEMBERING BLOSSOM DEARIE

One of the most important Jazz Guitar legends of the modern era, Jim Mullen returns to Swindon with the equally popular Zoe Francis (vocal) with a show featuring arrangements from her new album ‘Remembering Blossom Dearie’. The band also feature Tom Berge (Piano) and Clive Morton (Double Bass)

21st ROBERT FOWLER & DAVID NEWTON TRIO

A member of The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, The Bryan Ferry Orchestra, former member of the Humphrey Lyttelton Band and countless other accolades, but for us the most important reason for him returning to the club is because he is simply one of the best Sax players around and we want MORE! Also featuring the long awaited return of 13 times UK Jazz pianist of the year, David Newton.

28th ENRICO TOMASSO & DENNY ILETT TRIO 

4 times UK Jazz Trumpeter of the Year, Enrico Tomasso is a legend of the Jazz scene having toured internationally with The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Bryan Ferry (in his Jazz 1920s Jazz Orchestra), and Ray Gelato. That is the reason we have had to wait many years to have back in Swindon! Do not miss this very special session.

SEPTEMBER 2018 

4th – TINA MAY/CRAIG MILVERTON QUARTET 

11th – THE JAZZ DEFENDERS 

18th SWING FROM PARIS