IJD Events in United Kingdom

Country/Territory Event Venue
United Kingdom Radio Cardiff International Jazz Day Celebration

Radio Cardiff is marking the 5th annual International Jazz Day with a whole day of special shows from 7am to midnight.

The lineup includes profiles, documentaries, live music, interviews and a broadcast of a Brecon Jazz Festival performance.

Contact: Rhys Phillips | +447796178219
Official Website: http://radiocardiff.org/jazzday/

Radio Cardiff

United Kingdom

Event Time: 07:00
United Kingdom City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival

Thursday, 30th April was the launch of the 14th annual City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival 2015.

Contact: Donna Farren | 02871376504
Official Website: http://www.cityofderryjazzfestival.com

Derry City
98 Strand Road
Co. Derry, Northern Ireland BT48 7NN
United Kingdom

Event Time: 18:00 - 22:00
United Kingdom Welcome to Ribble Valley Jazz Festival 30th April to 4th May 2015

The 2015 Ribble Valley Jazz Festival kicked off with a concert featuring UK jazz guitarists Mike Walker and Stuart McCallum.

Contact: Geoff Jackson | 07870 908159
Official Website: http://www.rvjazzandblues.co.uk

Grindleton Pavilion
Sawley Road
Nr. Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 4QS
United Kingdom
0044 7870908159

Event Time: 19:00 - 22:00
United Kingdom Jazz Line Up live from the Blue Lamp

Gus Stirrat Band & Stan Sulzmann Quartet

Contact: Sushil Dade | +44 7932 674 389

BBC Radio 3
United Kingdom

Event Time: 18:05
United Kingdom Black Mountain Jazz Double Bill

To celebrate International Jazz Day, Abergavenny-based Black Mountain Jazz has moved from its regular Sunday spot to a Saturday and will feature a double bill – The Bristol European Jazz Ensemble (BEJE) and singer/guitarist Mansel Davis.

Contact: Mike Skilton | +44 79 5861 2691
Official Website: http://www.blackmountainjazz.co.uk/

Melville Centre
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 5UD
United Kingdom

Event Time: 19:30
United Kingdom Jazz Performance for IJD

We will be performing new jazz compositions by the pupils.


Performing Artists:
Strichen Primary School pupils

Contact: Richard Ingham | +44 (0) 7889 145745

United Kingdom Sam Healey Quartet

Venue presented a concert featuring saxophonist Sam Healey and his group.

Contact: Neil Hughes | +44 (0) 1619268992
Official Website: http://www.thecinnamonclub.net/

The Cinnamon Club
The Firs
Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 2TQ
United Kingdom
+44 (0)161 926 8992

Event Time: 19:30 - 23:00
United Kingdom Jazz Day Family Music Workshop and The Mike Brown Trio

Family Music Workshop:
‘On The Edge’ Fusion Youth Orchestra provide a team of musicians for 1 hour of musical fun
Try a new instrument, play a new tune, have fun making music. (Suitable for school age children)
The Mike Brown Trio:
Saxophonist Mike Brown leads a jazz trio to celebrate jazz day

Contact: Fiona Ord-Shrimpton
Official Website: http://www.ontheedgefusionyouthorchestra.com

Starbucks Fiveways
Unit 1, 30 Hagley Road (Morrison's development)
Birmingham, West Midlands B16 8PE
United Kingdom
0121 455 6562

Event Time: 18:00 - 20:30
United Kingdom International Jazz Day Celebrations

A three hour celebration of various styles of jazz with 3 live performances from young professional musicians and 2 family friendly music workshops. If you’re a young musician and want a place to jam with friendly faces…. come down.

Contact: Fiona Ord-Shrimpton

Starbucks Five Ways
United Kingdom

Event Time: 15:00
United Kingdom “On The Edge” present Streetestra

Emerging professional musicians lead a group of local youth (19-25) musicians and dancers in a contemporary NO Mardi Gras style performance in recognition of the beginnings of BAM/Jazz music as the first performance of a Next Generation project funded by Birmingham City Council.

Contact: Fiona Ord-Shrimpton | +44 7815740666
Official Website: http://www.ontheedgefusionyouthorchestra.com

Event Time: 14:00
United Kingdom Birmingham // International Jazz Day


For International Jazz Day 2017, we will be throwing a party like no other!!! Let’s show everyone how we get down in Birmingham!!

We will be having a number of guests, followed by a jam session! So bring you horns, sticks, guitars etc…

Doors open at 14:00 and it is FREE ENTRY (Donations welcome!)
Keep an eye on the Facebook page for Special Guest announcements!!!
All are welcome, no age restrictions!! And there is a beer garden!

Contact: Romarna Campbell | +44 7414657267
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/155219688337514

Event Time: 14:00
United Kingdom Delano Mills NotStrictlyJazz Quartet

The NotstrictlyJazz quartet are playing for International Jazz Day. The Venue upstairs at Del Villaggio, 175 Broad Street, Birmingham, B15 1DA
This is a brand new Jazz venue in Birmingham and is called Charlies @ Del Villaggio and is upstairs in the Del Villaggio Italian restaurant on Broad Street near the Cinema and Pure Gym.

We will be playing a few sets during the day so come along, enjoy the music, have something to eat check out the venue and enjoy your Sunday afternoon.

Contact: Delano Mills
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1909382815963085/

United Kingdom International Jazz Day Celebrations

‘On The Edge’ @OTE_Orchestra presents its 4th year of celebrations for International Jazz Day at Starbucks Five Ways, Birmingham England, UK.

Expect high quality, live jazz from local emerging jazz musicians on the Birmingham scene.

Contact: Fiona Ord-Shrimpton | +44 7815740666
Official Website: http://www.ontheedgefusionyouthorchestra.com

Event Time: 13:00
United Kingdom Roasted Grooves at South Coast Roast Cafe

Roasted Grooves is an event hosted by Bob Hill from Starpoint Radio’s The Illicit Grooves Radio Show. Bob is a music journalist and Jazz broadcaster of some 25 years plus experience and will be joined by Mike Peden who writes for the music blog Orgy in Rhythm and is the compiler of a series of Japanese Jazz albums for BBE Music.
Bob and Mike will be joined by other DJS to play jazz flavoured grooves for the global leftfield.

Contact: Bob Hill | +44 07982 401 215
Official Website: https://illicitgroove.wordpress.com/gig-guide/

Event Time: 10:00
United Kingdom The Illicit Grooves Radio Show

The Illicit Grooves Radio Show presents a Brunch 2 Lunch selection of Jazz Flavoured Grooves For The Global Leftfield #g4gl presented by Bob Hill on Starpoint Radio.
To celebrate International Jazz day 2018 the show will will play jazz from all 5 inhabited continents and explore the many sub-genres within the eclectic tapestry that is jazz.
11am-1pm (GMT)

Contact: Bob Hill | +44 07982401215
Official Website: https://illicitgroove.wordpress.com/podcasts-and-mixes/

Event Time: 11:00
United Kingdom Brighton Jazz School Concert

Brighton Jazz School students will be doing a concert at the Verdict Jazz Club in Brighton on the 1st of May in honor of international Jazz day.

Contact: Wayne McConnell | +44 7813438681
Official Website: http://brightonjazzschool.com/

The Verdict
159 Edward Street
Brighton, East Sussex BN2 0JB
United Kingdom
01273 674847

Event Time: 8pm - 11:30pm
United Kingdom Sarah Harris and Trio Live @ The Mesmerist

Sarah Harris is a Brighton- based Soul/Jazz Artist. Through her love and passion for Jazz she has put together a collective of some of Brighton’s finest players- Steve Thompson (Bass) and Tim Wells (Keys) Expect Soul- Inspired Swingin’ Jazz and groove!


Contact: felicia hawor | +447952974561
Official Website: http://www.mesmerist.pub/events/jazzday

Event Time: 21:30
United Kingdom International Jazz Day Ft. Dan Moore

Bristol keyboard guru Dan Moore is joined by bassist Greg Cordez and drummer Matt Brown to celebrate International Jazz Day with a big helping of synth-fueled spaced-out funk.

Contact: Bethany Roberts | +44 (771)-545-0154
Official Website: http://www.oldmarketassembly.co.uk/

The Old Market Assembly
25 West Street
Old Market
Bristol, Bristol BS2 0DF
United Kingdom

Event Time: 21:00
United Kingdom Kairos 4tet

MOBO award winners 2011 for ‘Best Jazz Act’, Kairos 4tet are establishing a reputation as one of the UK’s premier jazz acts bridging the elusive gap between crossover appeal and serious jazz credentials. They boast a fistful of 4-star reviews and were number two in MOJO Magazine’s 2011 Jazz Albums

Contact: David Gower | (44) 07827012875
Official Website: http://www.cambridgejazz.org

Cambridge Modern Jazz at Emmanuel URC Church
Trumpington Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1RR
United Kingdom

Event Time: 8pm - 11pm
United Kingdom Django’s Tiger play The Flying Pig to celebrate International Jazz Day 2014! Hot swing.

Swinging Gypsy jazz in the Django Reinhardt tradition.

Contact: Flying Pig
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/FlyingPigCambridge

Flying Pig
106 Hills Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1LQ
United Kingdom
+44 1223 354623

Event Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
United Kingdom Cool Jazz Collective

Cool Jazz Collective are a creative jazz ensemble influenced by traditional and contemporary styles to create a smooth approach to jazz.

The sultry vocals of Elaine Hatton and expert accompaniment from Neil Riches at the piano are the heart of cool jazz.

Contact: Lucas Keen
Official Website: http://hotnumberscoffee.co.uk/whatson/2016/8/19/cool-jazz-collective

Event Time: 15:00
United Kingdom Debs Hancock and the Jazz Dragons

Inspired by the great jazz performers of the 20th century, Debs and her band performed classic songs from the Great American Songbook.

Vocals: Debs Hancock
Piano: Julian Martin
Drums: Greg Evans
Bass: Bryan Leigh
Sax: Andrew Fawcett
Guitar: Geraint Rees

Contact: Simon Dutton
Official Website: http://www.cafejazzcardiff.com

Cafe Jazz
21 St Mary Street
Cardiff, Wales CF10 1PL
United Kingdom

Event Time: 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
United Kingdom The Art of Communication & Innovation: Lessons From the World of Jazz

Masterclass for non-musicicians to explore new approaches for leadership, innovation, change & the art of communication, taking fascinating insights from the world of jazz & improvisation. How do jazz musicians do what they do? How can we apply similar skills & perspectives in our everyday lives?

Contact: Alex Steele | +44 7791 089778
Official Website: http://www.improwise.co.uk

University of Gloucestershire
Francis Close Hall Campus
St Pauls Road
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 4AZ
United Kingdom
+44 7791 089778

Event Time: 11am
United Kingdom Cheltenham Jazz Festival

One of the UK’s leading jazz festivals Cheltenham Jazz Festival returns in 2016 from April 27th – May 2nd with a hugely diverse programme that combines established stars with up and coming talent from across the worlds of jazz, blues, pop and soul.

Contact: Natasha Thomas | +44 20 7386 1600
Official Website: http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/jazz/

Cheltenham Montpellier Gardens
109- 111 Bath Rd
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL53 7LS
United Kingdom

Event Time: 10:00
United Kingdom Stolen Chocolates with Sebastiaan De Krom

The Stolen Chocolates Quartet are performing a lunchtime event with a special guest, drummer Sebastiaan De Krom.
Seb won the prestigious Buddy Rich Award 1995 and from 1997/1999, was the drummer for the renowned Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Performance programme.
He has performed with artists such as Jamie Cullum, Herbie Hancock, and John Scofield.
Stolen Chocolates are a Cheltenham based jazz group, with Nicole Warfield (vocals), Edi May (sax), Nick Jukes (bass), & Lee Thornton (piano).
This event will take place 1-3pm UK time.

Contact: Lee Thornton | +44 7811859774

Event Time: 13:00
United Kingdom Parlour Concert

Parlour Concert at Manor Farm, Ardley, Oxfordshire, UK

Contact: David McCormack | +44 1295 811634
Official Website: http://hotclub42.com/

Manor Farm
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX27 7NS
United Kingdom

Event Time: 20:00
United Kingdom Ribble Valley Jazz Festival on International Jazz Day

Ribble Valley Jazz Festival spreads from Thursday, April 28 to Monday, May 2, but the Big Day is Saturday April 30, because it’s International Jazz Day! 20 gigs throughout the day, on the street, in wine bars and pubs, with top UK jazzers in The Grand Theatre, including Claire Martin with Ray Gelato!

Contact: Geoff Jackson | +44 7870 908159
Official Website: http://www.rvjazzandblues.co.uk

Ribble Valley Jazz Festival
Castle Street
Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 2QQ
United Kingdom

Event Time: 11:00
United Kingdom Martin Taylor Concert

Internation guitarist, Martin Taylor, celebrates International Jazz Day at Ribble Valley Jazz Festival, Clitheroe UK, supported by rising star Remi Harris & Trio at The Grand Venue – alongside 20 more festival gigs including Street Jazz Fest.

Contact: Geoff Jackson | +44 7870908159
Official Website: http://www.rvjazzandblues.co.uk

The Grand Venue
York Street
Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 2DL
United Kingdom

Event Time: 14:00
United Kingdom Jay Phelps Quartet at Holmes Mill

Ribble Valley Jazz celebrates its 10th Anniversary, its 8th Annual Jazz Festival, and International Jazz Day with the top-class music of trumpeter Jay Phelps.

Jay is at the forefront of the young and creative generation of jazz musicians in the UK. Vancouver-born Jay moved to London in 1999, attracting the notice of Gary Crosby who signed him up for Jazz Jamaica.  Jay went on to create the hip jazz sensation Empirical, garnering worldwide media attention. Since then he has worked with top international jazz artists including Courtney Pine, Wynton Marsalis, Ray Brown, Jamie Cullum, Sir John Dankworth, Guy Barker, Amy Winehouse, Hugh Masakela and Soweto Kinch. His classy quartet, includes Rick Simpson on piano; Mark Lewandowski on bass and Tom Scott on drums. These are young musicians dedicated to contemporary music of many genres, displaying influences modern and traditional. UK jazz fans can expect new material from Phelps’ highly anticipated second album. The concert takes place at the amazing Holmes’ Mill in Clitheroe, home to the longest bar in UK that has 42 pumps and real ale brewed on site. No wonder Jay is coming to Clitheroe, the UK northern market town at the heart of Ribble Valley and the Bowland Forest, an area of outstanding natural beauty where there will be a great reception on IJD for a terrific band! Website: http://www.jayphelpsmusic.net

Contact: Geoff Jackson | +44 7870 908159
Official Website: http://www.rvjazzandblues.co.uk

Event Time: 18:30
United Kingdom Jazz After Dark

The Hard Bop era of the 1950’s and 60’s saw jazz reconnecting with it’s gospel and blues roots as well as incorporating new sounds from Latin and R’n’B. The movement was propelled by a host of outstanding trumpeters such as Miles Davis, Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown, Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard.
DCYBB alumni Matt Roberts assembles an A-list sextet of some of his acclaimed London contemporaries to celebrate this golden era of jazz trumpeters.

Contact: Shaune Eland
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/263523184087158/

Event Time: 20:30
United Kingdom Dave O'Higgins and the Durham Alumni Big Band

An Evening of Swinging Big Band Music:
Internationally renowned Saxophonist Dave O’Higgins will join the Durham alumni big band directed by Shaune Eland to bring the music of Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Billy May, and many more to the town. The award winning Durham county youth big band will perform in support of the main event commencing at 7.15pm.

Contact: Shaune Eland

Event Time: 19:15
United Kingdom Breakfast Jazz

Join the festival for breakfast at 10am and live Gypsy Jazz music from: James Birkett and Emma Fisk.

Contact: Shaune Eland

Event Time: 10:30
United Kingdom Ambient Forces – Free Jazz

Trio presented a free jazz performance:

Alan Niblock – double bass
Rachel Musson – saxophone
Roger Turner – drums/percussion.

Contact: Alan Niblock | +447759803980

Playhouse Theatre - City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival
5-7 Artillery Street
Derry, C0. , Londonderry BT48 6RG
United Kingdom

Event Time: 20:00 - 21:00
United Kingdom Jazz Central International Jazz Show

Sine FM presents a special edition of its popular weekly radio show “Jazz Central” to celebrate International Jazz Day. The show will cover some epic and historical Jazz events from the international jazz community and all of which that has helped shape and develop this fascinating genre. Sine FM is on 102.6 and online at Sinefm.com

Contact: Andy Mattholie
Official Website: http://www.sinefm.com

Event Time: 13:00
United Kingdom Global Unity in Music

Sine FM are producing a special edition of their weekly show, Jazz Central. This will be posted on the website as a podcast at: http://sinefm.com/a_z_of_shows/jazz_central and will be available globally for one year. In keeping with the IJD spirit of unity, the show will feature a number of music projects which resulted from multi cultural and ethnic collaboration. Also the anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King will be marked with a special tribute to the civil rights campaign.

Contact: Andy Mathholie | 01302 327769

Event Time: 00:00
United Kingdom Steve Fishwick Sextet

Steve Fishwick’s Sextet play from their newly released album, ‘Outer Periphery’. Featuring Alex Garnett on tenor sax.

Contact: Kathryn Shackleton

Watermill Jazz
Aviva Pixham Lane Dorking
Dorking, Surrey Rh4 1qa
United Kingdom

Event Time: 20:30 - 23:00
United Kingdom Mark Nightingale Big Band

-NOTE this event is on Thursday 28th April –

The Mark Nightingale Big Band is made up of the crème de la crème of British jazz musicians playing stunning arrangements, many written by Mark himself. This will be a nostalgic night – the last gig before Watermill Jazz moves to a new venue.

Contact: Kathryn Shackleton | +44 7415 815784
Official Website: http://www.watermilljazz.co.uk/

Watermill Jazz
Aviva Sports and Social Club
Pixham End
Dorking, Surrey RH4 1QA
United Kingdom

Event Time: 20:30
United Kingdom Eddie Henderson & the Bruce Barth Trio at Watermill Jazz, Dorking UK

Born in New York City, the son of a Cotton Club dancer, Eddie Henderson began playing the trumpet aged 10 and it was Miles Davis who convinced him to become a professional jazz musician.
Bruce Barth is one of New York’s most in-demand pianists. He has toured with Tony Bennett and worked with many US jazz stars including Wynton Marsalis & Freddie Hubbard.
The excellent rhythm section is completed by Arnie Somogyi on bass and Stephen Keogh on drums. Expect an evening of swinging jazz.

Contact: Kathryn Shackleton | +44 (0)1403 211345
Official Website: http://watermilljazz.ticketsource.co.uk

Event Time: 20:30
United Kingdom The Manglers do UNESCO International Jazz Day

The Manglers will be hosting an open rehearsal and jam session to celebrate the day. The event will be an opportunity for everyone in Trevelyan College, Durham University to both listen and play with their house big band. There will be classic jazz standards as well as newer jazz numbers!

Contact: Aman Gupta | +44 750 533 0577

Trevelyan College
Elvet Hill Road
Durham, Co. Durham DH1 3LN
United Kingdom

Event Time: 17:15
United Kingdom Manglers Dinner Time Jam

The Trevelyan College Jazz Band will be playing during dinner time in the dining hall, feel free to come down and have a listen.

Contact: Tom Parker | +44 07393546066

Event Time: 17:00
United Kingdom The After Dark Fonksters Mother Fonkin’ Celebration

Join your hosts at the After Dark Fonksters to celebrate Jazz in Staffordshire. Sugnall walled gardens will host a day of live Jazz in the beautiful grounds of Sungnall Hall. Bands so far include: After Dark Fonksters, The Firewalkers.


Contact: Simon Allen | +44 01784 5281448
Official Website: http://www.afterdarkfonksters.com

Sugnall Walled Gardens
Eccleshall, Staffordshire ST21 6NF
United Kingdom

Event Time: 12:00
United Kingdom Jazz History Lecture with Professor Richard Ingham

Richard Ingham, our charismatic Jazz Teacher, came in specially to give a lively, illustrated lecture of the History of Jazz, to 30 of the youngest members of our community, including the 22 Choristers of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral. There will be a further two Jazz Concerts this term.

Contact: Paul Stubbings
Official Website: https://www.st-marys-music-school.co.uk/

St Mary's Music School
Coates Hall
25 Grosvenor Crescent
Edinburgh, Scotland EH12 5EL
United Kingdom
United Kingdom Drake Music Scotland presents… Jazz Jigsaw

Drake Music Scotland presents Jazz Jigsaw. Pupils from two of Edinburgh’s Special Schools, Braidburn and Pilrig Park, join the Edinburgh Schools Jazz Orchestra to perform a brand new work by composer Lewis Forbes: Jazz Jigsaw, commissioned by Drake Music Scotland. Featuring the latest music technology and Figurenotes notation alongside a standard big band, this unique performance is part of Edinburgh Council’s commitment to more inclusive music provision with funding from Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative.

Contact: Emma LInes | +44 131 659 4766
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1707047109626165/

Event Time: 19:00
United Kingdom Pepper’s Aberjazz Club Presents International Jazz Day Record Night

Peppers Aberjazz Club presented an International Jazz Day Special record night. We invited customers to bring in their most treasured recordings of all eras of jazz, bringing together people’s different tastes in jazz to create a unique night of listening and spontaneity.

Contact: David Pepper | 07870586641

Peppers 16 West Street
Fishguard, Pembrokeshire SA65 9AE
United Kingdom
01348 874540

Event Time: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
United Kingdom Djangobop @ Frodsham Jazz Lounge

Jazz Trio Djangobop will explore standards and original composition in the wonderful Live Lounge in the center of Frodsham.

Contact: Matt Wells | +44 1772251407

Frodsham Guitar Club
Fluin Lane
Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 7QN
United Kingdom

Event Time: 20:30
United Kingdom Scottish National Jazz Orchestra presents The Music of Dave Brubeck: Time Out

A special event celebrating International Jazz Day focusing on work by composer Dave Brubeck. With Bill Dobbins (piano) and John Nugent (alto saxophone). Also featuring a free pre-concert.

Contact: Jackie Thompson | +44 191 443 4661
Official Website: http://www.sagegateshead.com/

Sage Gateshead
St. Mary's Square
Gateshead Quays
Gateshead , Tyne and Wear NE8 2JR
United Kingdom

Event Time: 19:30
United Kingdom The J Word Presents Trilok Gurto/Paolo Fresu/Omar Sosa

“The J Word”” presents Trilo Gurtu / Paolo Fresu / Omar Sosa at the Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow, Scotland

Contact: Svend Brown
Official Website: http://www.glasgowconcerthalls.com/

Old Fruitmarket
Glasgow Concert Halls
2 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3NY
United Kingdom
0141 353 8000

Event Time: 8pm
United Kingdom International Jazz Day Concert

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall presented a special concert to celebrate UNESCO’s International Jazz Day, featuring Brass Jaw, Fraser Fifield & Graeme Stephen and the Ken Matheson Classic Jazz Orchestra.

Contact: Svend-Einar Brown

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
2 Sauchiehall St
Glasgow, Scotland G2 3NY
United Kingdom
0141 353 8000

Event Time: 19:30 - 22:00
United Kingdom Todd Gordon sings Tony Bennett

Todd Gordon with his Trio –
New Auditorium, 7.30pm

Todd Gordon has established himself as “one of Britain’s most popular singers and entertainers”.Tonight he will showcase his new show ‘Going Gaga Over Tony: Todd Gordon Sings the Tony Bennett Songbook

Contact: Christopher Barr | +44 783 7243376
Official Website: http://www.glasgowconcerthalls.com

The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
2 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, Scotland G2 3NY
United Kingdom

Event Time: 19:30
United Kingdom Ian Shaw and his Trio

Late Night Studio Jazz
City of Music Studio 9:30PM

Ian was voted “Best Jazz Vocalist” at the BBC Jazz Awards in 2007 and 2004, and nominated in the Best UK Vocalist category at the JazzFM awards in 2013.

Contact: Christopher Barr | +44 783 7243376
Official Website: http://www.glasgowconcerthalls.com

The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
2 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, Scotland G2 3NY
United Kingdom

Event Time: 21:30
United Kingdom Free Day Time Jazz Club

The Exhibition Hall

11:00 Byres Road Big Band
12:15 Paul Towndrow and Steve Hamilton
13:30 Jazz Choir Scotland
15:00 Glasgow Schools Big Band
16:15 Ken Mathieson Classic Jazz Orchestra

Contact: Christopher Barr | +44 783 7243376
Official Website: http://www.glasgowconcerthalls.com

The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
2 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, Scotland G2 3NY
United Kingdom

Event Time: 11:00
United Kingdom Scottish National Jazz Orchestra – Porgy and Bess and Sketches Of Spain

Miles Davis and Gil Evans gifted ‘Porgy and Bess’ and ‘Sketches of Spain’ to jazz as vibrant, sultry and enormously satisfying pieces of modern music including such tracks as ‘Summertime’ and ‘It Ain’t Necessarily So.’

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra is delighted to pay homage to these legendary musicians, and with guest trumpet soloists Tom MacNiven and Laura Jurd, will explore these majestic musical narratives that are compelling masterpieces of orchestral jazz.

Contact: Christopher Barr | +44 1412764984
Official Website: http://www.glasgowconcerthalls.com/Pages/EventDetail.aspx?EventId=25a051ff-55c3-4df7-af61-a6dc00c9101d

Event Time: 19:30
United Kingdom Late Night Studio Jazz Presents: NYOS Jazz Collective

Formed in 2008, the NYOS Jazz Collective is a small ensemble comprising the most dynamic and talented musicians invited from the NYOS jazz flagship ensemble, and sometimes from NYOS Camerata. They are musicians on the cusp of their careers and play professional repertoire with improvisation at its core. The ensemble has performed music written by its members, as well as appearing on concert tours and at jazz festivals with leading international soloists.

Contact: Christopher Barr | +44 7837243376
Official Website: http://www.glasgowconcerthalls.com/Pages/EventDetail.aspx?EventId=8593720a-ae06-4ab0-9a26-a71c00d91746

Event Time: 21:45
United Kingdom Glasgow UNESCO City of Music celebrates Jazz Day

Glasgow Unesco City of Music presents UNESCO Jazz Day!
Join us for a triple-bill show with three of Scotland’s best jazz acts!


Monday 30 April, 7.30pm, The Old Fruitmarket

Tickets: £18.50 / £10 student

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland student card holders can purchase tickets from the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall box office counter for £5.

Contact: CHRISTOPHER BARR | +441412764984
Official Website: https://www.glasgowconcerthalls.com/Pages/EventDetail.aspx?EventId=11ad61ba-4390-4f8a-8116-a89a00c1c2cc

Event Time: 19:30
United Kingdom Gloucestershire Jazz Live – Jazz Centre Videos

Gloucestershire Jazz Live (GJL) is a large jazz centre for young and adult county musicians, that is run by Gloucestershire Music. The centre is an amalgamation of the previously formed bands GYJO 1, GYJO 2 and CAJE (Colwell Arts Jazz Ensemble) that formed into a jazz centre in 2005, under the direction of Mike Sallis. The Jazz2Go adult band formed soon afterwards as well as other ensembles over the years.   GJL now comprises of GYJA (Jazz Academy for young musicians new to jazz), GYJO (the Senior youth band) and Jazz2Go (for adults new or recent to starting to learn jazz). GJL now caters for the musical development of approaching 60 members every week. Other past directors have included Tony Shepherd, Pete Grogan and Adrian Gibson. GJL now has Pete Martin (GJL Director / GYJO / GYJA), Tessa Frye (Jazz2Go / GYJA) and Maureen Currie (GYJA) as their jazz music tutors.

Contact: Peter Martin | +44 1452 330300
Official Website: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLplb9tLE_JQH7r37C8AMrr2ryOyG9Lc6H

Event Time: 12:00
United Kingdom International Jazz Day – Online JazzFest 2016

On the 30th April 2016 Jazz International Radio will dedicate our online transmissions and social media outlets to International Jazz Day and the important values of peace, intercultural dialogue and cooperation.

Contact: Steve Palmer | +44 208 853 4171
Official Website: http://www.247onlineradio.com/jazz-international-radio/

Jazz International Radio
Westcombe Hill
Greewich SE3 7DH
United Kingdom

Event Time: 1:00
United Kingdom International Jazz Day – 24/7 Online JazzFest 2017

On 30th April 2017, Jazz International Radio will dedicate our online programs, social media outlets & daily jazz newsletters to International Jazz Day and the important values of peace, intercultural dialogue and cooperation.

Le 30 avril 2017, Jazz International Radio consacrera nos programmes en ligne, les médias sociaux et les bulletins quotidiens du jazz à la Journée internationale du jazz et aux valeurs importantes de la paix, du dialogue interculturel et de la coopération.

Contact: Steve Palmer | +44 208 853 4171
Official Website: http://www.247onlineradio.com/international-jazz-day-2017/

Event Time: 01:00
United Kingdom '40 Years In Jazz' Clark Tracey Quintet

Clark Tracey (drums), Sean Payne (alto sax), Alex Ridout (trumpet), Elliott Sansom (piano) & James Owston (bass)
8.30pm (doors open 8pm)
£12 / £10 concession / £7 student
concessions limited to disability, people on benefits

Winner of the Best Drummer at the 2017 British Jazz Awards, Clark Tracey has carved out a serious career for 40 years.Tonight he has brought together a group of brilliant young players, already causing ripples on the jazz scene, and guarantees his usual hard bob style.

Contact: Helen Dalton | +44 20 8348 8716
Official Website: https://lauderdalehouse.ticketsolve.com/shows/873587035

Event Time: 20:30
United Kingdom Nat Steele Quartet 'tribute to MJQ'

£12 / £10 concession / £7 student
concessions limited to disability, people on benefits (not over 60’s)
Nat Steele (vibes), Daniel Di Lecce (d bass), Gabriel Latchin (piano) & Steve Brown (drums)
This swinging take on the music of the Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ) of the 1950’s, celebrates vibraphone player Nat’s debut album of the same name. Its unique blend of subtlety and deep swing pays tribute to the fiery stylings of vibe pioneer Milt Jackson.

Contact: Helen Dalton | +44 20 8348 8716
Official Website: https://lauderdalehouse.ticketsolve.com/shows/873587036

Event Time: 20:30
United Kingdom Art Themen Quintet

£12 / £10 concession / £7 student
concessions limited to disability, people on benefits (not over 60’s)
Art Themen (saxes), Steve Fishwick (trumpet), Gareth Williams (piano), Arnie Somogyi (d bass) & Winston Clifford (drums)
According to The Observer’s Dave Gelly ‘Art Themen is one of the tiny handful of undeniably perfect musicians’. His New Directions Quintet is a band of A List players, with a strict ‘no deps’ rule, designed to look at some of the lesser known gems from jazz’s golden age.

Contact: Helen Dalton | +44 20 8348 8716
Official Website: https://lauderdalehouse.ticketsolve.com/shows/873587037

Event Time: 20:30
United Kingdom Zoe Francis with the Jim Mullen 3

£12 / £10 concession / £7 student
concessions limited to disability, people on benefits (not over 60’s)
Zoe Francis (voice), Jim Mullen (guitar), Barry Green (piano) & Mick Hutton (d bass)
Tonight Zoe Francis weaves new magic and wit into the repertoire of Blossom Dearie, the legendary 1950’s and 60’s American pianist/singer who was a well-loved regular at Ronnie Scott’s. Zoe’s harmonic knowledge, immaculate articulation, and ‘grip’ on time wins her the admiration of her famed colleagues.

Contact: Helen Dalton | +44 20 8348 8716
Official Website: https://lauderdalehouse.ticketsolve.com/shows/873587038

Event Time: 20:30
United Kingdom David Gordon Trio: Alexander Scriabin’s Ragtime Band

£12 / £10 concession / £7 student
concessions limited to disability, people on benefits (not over 60’s)
David Gordon (piano) and Paul Cavaciuti (drums)
Piano virtuoso David Gordon’s ‘Alexander Scriabin’s Ragtime Band’ is a celebration of the great Russian composer’s music seen through a kaleidoscope of jazz, Latin, and other influences. Our programmer Brina Blain says,’The bottom line is that this is as tight and hard swinging a trio as we heard anywhere last year.’

Contact: Helen Dalton | +44 20 8348 8716
Official Website: https://lauderdalehouse.ticketsolve.com/shows/873587040

Event Time: 20:30
United Kingdom J-Night presents Christine Tobin – I Love Elis

Organizer J-Night hosted a concert performance dedicated to Brazilian vocal icon Elís Regina featuring award-winning vocalist Christine Tobin. Supported by Lyn Acton Bossa Revista.

Contact: Kirsty Halliday
Official Website: http://jnight.org

Hull Truck Theatre
50 Ferensway
Hull, Humberside HU2 8LB
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1482 323638

Event Time: 20:00 - 22:00
United Kingdom Christine Tobin ‘I Love Elis’, a celebration of Brazilian Jazz

The Hull Truck Theatre welcomed vocalist Christine Tobin for a concert tribute to Brazilian jazz, including selections from famed vocalist Elis Regina’s classic albums.

Contact: Vicki Taylor
Official Website: http://www.hulltruck.co.uk/home

Hull Truck Theatre
50 Ferensway
Hull, East Yorkshire HU2 8LB
United Kingdom

Event Time: 20:00
United Kingdom J-Night presents Pan Jumby

Trinidadian calypsonian Dudley Nesbitt, unflagging advocate for the culture of the steel pan, leads a blend of modern calypso, Caribbean rhythms, Rumba and Cha Cha, channelled through the versatile vocabulary of jazz. Music to lift the spirits!

Support by Lyn Acton & Audrey Okyere-Fosu: Jazz Refix

Contact: Kirsty Halliday

Hull Truck Theatre
Hull HU2 8LB
United Kingdom

Event Time: 20:00
United Kingdom Vicki Taylor

Trinidadian calypsonian Dudley Nesbitt, an unflagging advocate for the culture of the steel pan, leads a blend of modern calypso, Caribbean rhythms, Rumba and Cha Cha, channelled through the versatile vocabulary of jazz.
Support by Lyn Acton & Audrey Okyere-Fosu

Contact: Vicki Taylor | +44 0148 248 8295
Official Website: http://hulltruck.co.uk/

Hull Truck Theatre
50 Ferensway
Hull HU2 8LB
United Kingdom

Event Time: 20:00
United Kingdom Thomas Gould & Gwilym Simcock

We’re celebrating UNESCO International Jazz Day 2017 in Hull with an exhilarating genre-bending concert.  Gould and Simcock, both well known in their respective fields of classical and jazz, explore the intersections between the two musical forms. They’ll draw on Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard by J. S. Bach, as well as other arrangements by Simcock (‘a creative genius’ according to Chick Corea). Produced by the University of Hull School of Drama, Music and Screen in association with J-Night.

Contact: Kirsty Halliday
Official Website: http://jnight.org/whatson/gould-simcock

Event Time: 19:30
United Kingdom 100 Years of Jazz with Sue Parish, Jon Moore & Frank Grime

Vocalist Sue Parish joins guitarist Jon Moore and bassist Frank Grime and working their way from New Orleans-style vintage stompers, via show standards, swing and be-bop to sixties bossa nova, and onto more recent songs by contemporary jazz vocalists. A gig with something for everyone.

Contact: Mark | 44152436092
Official Website: http://www.robertgillow.com

The Robert Gillow
64 Market Street
Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 1HP
United Kingdom

Event Time: 9pm - 12am
United Kingdom Interplay Duo at Wagamama, Leamington Spa UK

Interplay Duo was on hand at Wagamama on the evening of April 30 with a special programme of jazz from around the world. Pianist Neil Hunter and bassist Adrian Litvinoff draw on a huge repertoire together.

Contact: Adrian Litvinoff | +44 (0)1926 424206
Official Website: http:// http://interplayjazz.co.uk

95 Parade
Leamington Spa,, Warwickshire CV32 4AY
United Kingdom
(0)1926 833245

Event Time: 07:30 pm - 10:30 pm
United Kingdom Interplay Jazz Group plus special guest Claude Deppa

South African trumpet star Claude Deppa joined Midlands jazz group “Interplay” for a special concert to mark International Jazz Day 2015. The show also included the group “Three Way Split.”

Contact: Adrian Litvinoff | +44 (0)1926 424206
Official Website: http://interplayjazz.co.uk

Royal Pump Rooms
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 4AA
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1926 334418

Event Time: 19:30 - 22:30
United Kingdom Norma Winstone with Interplay

International jazz vocalist Norma Winstone brings her incomparable style and creativity to Leamington Spa on May 1st, appearing with Adrian Litvinoff’s Interplay. The evening combines Norma’s repertoire, including arrangements of standards by John Taylor, with music by Adrian Litvinoff. It promises to be a wide-ranging exploration of the art of the jazz singer, illustrated by one of the art’s leading exponents! A glorious way to round off International Jazz Day weekend, promoted by In The Moment.

Contact: Adrian Litvinoff | +44 (0)1926 424206
Official Website: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/391966

Event Time: 19:30
United Kingdom Miles Davis And Doo Bop: Jazz Meets Hip Hop

Dr. Roger Fagge (Associate Professor, University of Warwick) gives an illustrated talk about the influence of Hip Hop in Jazz, and potentially vice versa!

This event is free and un-ticketed but capacity is limited so come early.

Contact: Roger Fagge
Official Website: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/391966

Event Time: 17:00
United Kingdom Annie Whitehead with Interplay

Star trombonist Annie Whitehead joins Interplay for this International Jazz Day event, celebrating jazz from South Africa among other genres. Annie’s pedigree is enormous and includes Carla Bley, Abdullah Ibrahim and McCoy Tyner as well as many luminaries of the British Jazz scene. Her immersion in African and Caribbean music makes her a most fitting guest for Interplay with its repertoire of global grooves. Also joining the band is Coventry’s much-loved singer Letitia George (The Voice)

Contact: Adrian Litvinoff | +44 (0)1926 424206
Official Website: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/430993

Event Time: 19:30
United Kingdom 'Jazz at the BBC in Interwar Britain: Lessons for Today'

Tim Wall, Professor of Radio and Popular Music Studies at Birmingham School of Media, gives a free illustrated public talk.

Professor Wall is a leading authority on popular culture and Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media, Birmingham City University.

Contact: Roger Fagge

Event Time: 16:00
United Kingdom A Weekend of Music

To celebrate International Jazz Day, St George’s Church, Leeds are hosting a free Weekend of Music featuring local music students. Saturday night will include original music by Jazz musicians studying at Leeds College of Music.

Contact: Libby Harborne | 00447757522953
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/aweekendofmusic/

St George's Leeds
Great George Street
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 3BR
United Kingdom

Event Time: 19:30
United Kingdom Jazz Sundays

‘Jazz Sunday’ will feature 2 bands from Leeds; ‘Helena April Sextet’ and ‘Emma Johnsons Gravy Boat’. These performances will be followed by a Jam Session for the local musicians. Leeds is full of Jazz musicians due to the Leeds College Of Music Jazz Degree Course! This event will show off all types of jazz, from contemporary original material to standards like you’ve never heard them before!

Contact: Helena April

Event Time: 19:30
United Kingdom Anti Social Jazz Club x Tokyo Jazz Joints @ The Merchant 「Liverpool, UK」

To celebrate International Jazz Day, the Anti Social Jazz Club presents an afternoon (2pm onwards) of jazz at The Merchant Pub. Alongside a jazz vinyl set by ASJC residents and special guests, ASJC presents the Tokyo Jazz Joints project by James Catchpole and Philip Arneill with a visual projection of the photography series which aims to highlight the remaining jazz kissas (cafes).

Contact: Lee Fleming | +44 07939173093
Official Website: http://antisocialjazzclub.com

Event Time: 14:00
United Kingdom eto App Jazz for Beginners

On April 30th, eto Apps published our new “Jazz for Beginners” App to encourage all students learning how to play and understand music and jazz. Based in Wales, we are a group of musicians and music technology educators. We publish apps for trumpet and piano practice on iTunes and Google Play.

Contact: Robert Winter | 0044 1559363449
Official Website: http://www.webpractice.co.uk

Wind Street
Llandysul, Wales sa44 4BH
United Kingdom

Event Time: 12:00 am
United Kingdom Alan Barnes with B.B.Q. (Brownfield/Byrne Quintet)

Internationally renowned saxman, ALAN BARNES, performs with the brilliant young trumpet/sax-led jazz quintet featuring Jamie Brownfield (trumpet) and Liam Byrne (sax), Andrzej Baranek (keyboards) and Nick Blacka (double bass) plus, from Slovakia, Marek Dorcik (drums).

Official Website: http://www.jamiebrownfield.co.uk/

North Wales Jazz @ Royal British Legion - Llay
Royal British Legion
Watts Dyke
Llay, Wrexham LL12 0RL
United Kingdom

Event Time: 8:30pm - 11pm
United Kingdom “Ode to the Human Spirit”– Soka Gakkai International UK Celebrate UNESCO International Jazz Day

SGI-UK will present a jazz concert featuring: Pianist Marc Cary special guest with Simon Purcell/Lianne Carroll/Julian Siegel group, Christian Brewer, Carl Orr, Randolph Matthews, Sean Corby and others. All proceeds after costs will go to UNICEF.

Contact: Sanda McWilliam | +44 1628 773163
Official Website: http:// http://www.sgi-uk.org/

SGI UK South London Centre
Carlton Hall
1 Bernays Grove, Brixton
London SW9 8DF
United Kingdom

Event Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
United Kingdom Ken Peplowski live at the Pizza Express Jazz Club

Virtuoso of all musical styles and arguably the jazz world’s best bridge between the swing era and today. As the late Mel Torme said, “the man is magic.” Ken is an outstanding clarinet and saxophone player and charismatic entertainers who delights audiences throughout the world.

Contact: Anton Mishchenko | 00447990538747
Official Website: http://www.pizzaexpresslive.com

Pizza Express Jazz Club
10 Dean Street
London W14 9HR
United Kingdom

Event Time: 8:30pm
United Kingdom Jazzmo’thology in association with Map Music launch debut album “Soulful Spirit” by DaPaul

Jazzmo’thology, in its own distinctive style, celebrates International Jazz Day in association with Map Music, with the launch of debut album “Soulful Spirit” by DaPaul, singer, songwriter and musical visionary! This work is a labour of love by DaPaul and captures a truth in composition that resonates, entertains and moves.

Featuring: DaPaul – Lead vocals; Roland Shaw – drums; Luke Smith – keys; Clint Williams – bass; Maurice Brown – guitar; Charlene Samms, Paul Boldeau, Karine Jones – Backing vocals.

Contact: DaPaul | +44 7762 016 123
Official Website: http://www.dapaulmusic.co.uk

Map Music Cafe
46 Grafton Rd.
Kentish Town
London NW5 3DU
United Kingdom

Event Time: 8:30pm - 10:30pm
United Kingdom Ode To The Human Spirit 2014: SGI UK celebrate International Jazz Day

Soka Gakkai International UK celebrated UNESCO International Jazz Day with a concert from The Human Revolution Orchestra, a specially formed big band featuring some of the finest jazz musicians in the UK.

Contact: Sean Corby | 0781 731 8452
Official Website: http://www.sgi-uk.org/

Kings Place
Kings Place
90 York Way
London, Kent N1 9AG
United Kingdom
020 7520 1490

Event Time: 7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
United Kingdom Los Musicos, Latin Jazz Day at The Dog House

‘Los Musicos’ trio will celebrate ‘International Jazz Day’ at The Dog House Pub in Kennington.
They will perform versions of Tropical music from Latinamerica with plenty of improvisation and dazzling percussion solos by Wilmer Sifontes.
Guitar and vocals: Guillermo Monroy and Juan Carlos Arenas

Contact: Juan Carlos Arenas | 07910 213954
Official Website: http://www.musicos.co.uk

The Dog House Pub, Kennington
293 Kennington Rd
London SE11 6BY
United Kingdom
020 7820 9310

Event Time: 8:30pm - 11pm
United Kingdom The Bohemian Cafe Nights

A night of exotic charms….The currents of the Mediterranean flow into an evening of oriental melodies, dance beats and gypsy passion with music from Paris Hot Club of Django Rheinhardt meeting North African Chaabi, Balkan grooves, sultry Middle Eastern modes, firery Argentinan tango and flamenco

Contact: Jade | +44 20 7928 9366
Official Website: http://www.nolias11.com/

56 Stamford Street
London, Southwark SE1 9LX
United Kingdom
020 7928 9366

Event Time: 9:30pm - 11:30pm
United Kingdom The Jazz Debate

James Pearson challenged fellow pianist and jazz luminary Joe Stilgoe to join him in a unique musical debate arguing the influence of the US and UK in the jazz songwriting canon. Two of the UKs leading jazz performers and commentators in fearsome musical combat: The Jazz Debate.

Contact: Liz Baxter | (+44) 0207 529 1594
Official Website: http://www.esu.org/jazzdebate

Dartmouth House
37 Charles St
London W1J 5ED
United Kingdom
(+44) 0207 529 1550

Event Time: 7:00 pm
United Kingdom Kristian Borring Quartet

The Kristian Borring Quartet launched their second album, Urban Novel (Jellymould Jazz) at the Vortex. Featuring Arthur Lea (p), Mick Coady (b), John Scott (d), and Borring (g).
Borring “..draws..from the subtle, gentle lyricism of guitarists such as John Abercrombie and Pat Metheny.” (Selwyn Harris, Jazzwise)

Contact: Lucy Jamieson

The Vortex
11 Gillett Square
London N16 8AZ
United Kingdom

Event Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
United Kingdom Ronnie Scott’s IJD Concert Screening

International Jazz Day 2014 Live and Direct from Osaka was presented on big screens in the Upstairs Bar at Ronnie Scott’s! The screening was free to all attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact: Jamie Watt | +44 207 439 0747
Official Website: http://www.ronniescotts.co.uk

Ronnie Scott's Upstairs Bar
47 Frith Street Soho
London W1D4HT
United Kingdom
+44 207 439 0747

Event Time: 10:45 am - 1:30 pm
United Kingdom Ronnie Scott’s presents Frank Sinatra, Jr.

Ronnie Scott’s, London’s legendary Jazz Club, was the venue for Frank Sinatra, Jr. on International Jazz Day. An affirmation of the spirit of Jazz Day, the concert saw Frank paying homage to his father, the singer & the music that defines the Sinatra legend, by performing “Sinatra sings Sinatra.”

Contact: Jamie Watt | +44 207 439 0747
Official Website: http://www.ronniescotts.co.uk

Ronnie Scott's
47 Frith Street
London W1D4HT
United Kingdom
+44 207 439 0747

Event Time: 7:30 pm - 11:59 pm
United Kingdom Andy Sheppard/John Parricelli

Andy Sheppard, one of Britain’s foremost tenor and soprano saxophonists, and stellar guitarist John Parricelli mixed delicate bossa novas, achingly evocative ballads and super-charged excursions into funk and rock for this remarkable & rare duo performance.

Contact: Laura G Thorne | 44 20 7352 5953

606 Club
90 Lots Road
London, UK SW100WD
United Kingdom
020 7352 5953

Event Time: 08:30 pm - 11:30 pm
United Kingdom Los Musicos at The Dog House

Tropical and Latin music by the Los Musicos trio, celebrating International Jazz Day.

Guillermo Monroy: Guitar and vocals
Juan Carlos Arenas: Guitar and vocals
Wilmer Sifontes: Percussion

Contact: Juan Carlos Arenas | +44 (0) 7910 213954
Official Website: http:// http://www.musicos.co.uk

The Dog House Pub
293 Kennington Rd
London, London SE11 6BY
United Kingdom
0207 820 9310

Event Time: 08:30 pm - 11:00 pm
United Kingdom Ode to The Human Spirit 2015

The UK branch of the global Buddhist lay network, Soka Gakkai International, celebrated jazz day with their stellar UK big band – The Human Revolution Orchestra – and special guest & renowned jazz trombonist Robin Eubanks. The program was titled “Ode to the Human Spirit 2015.”

Contact: Sean Corby | 07817318452
Official Website: http://www.humanrevolutionorchestra.com

Union Chapel
Compton Avenue
London N1 2XD
United Kingdom

Event Time: 19:00 - 22:30
United Kingdom Shez Raja ft Arun Ghosh & Monika Lidke

The 606 Jazz Club presented a concert by electric bassist Shez Raja and others.

Contact: Shez Raja
Official Website: http://www.shezraja.com/home

606 Jazz Club
90 Lots Road
London, England SW10 0QD
United Kingdom
0207 352 5953

Event Time: 20:00
United Kingdom One Day Concert Ticket Flash Sale

Venue held a 1-day flash sale of tickets for their May 9th concert featuring the music of Ray Charles and Nina Simone.

Contact: Natalie Hunt | 07866833040
Official Website: http://www.jazzrep.co.uk/

Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace
London SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom
020 7730 4500

Event Time: 20:00 - 23:59
United Kingdom Ronnie Scott’s International Jazz Day Screening & Jam

Ronnie Scott’s proudly presents a screening of the International Jazz Day Gala Concert live from Paris.
The screening will be followed by a one-off International Jazz Day Jam led by Andy Davies & featuring Benet McLean (piano), Lorenzo Bassignani (bass) & Saleem Raman (drums). From 5.30 pm GMT

Contact: Jamie Watt | 00442074390747
Official Website: http://www.ronniescotts.co.uk

Ronnie Scott's
47 Frith St
London W1D4HT
United Kingdom

Event Time: 17:30 - 01:00
United Kingdom Eleven Flames – Nick Weldon Sextet

With Art Themen Andra Sparks Laura Jurd Nikki Iles Nick Weldon and Trevor Tomkins. The improvising, from some of the UK’s finest and most inspiring players, is thrilling. Eleven shades of passion, explored by six superb musicians.

Contact: enquiries | +44 20 8348 8716
Official Website: http://www.lauderdalehouse.co.uk/default.asp

Lauderdale House
Highgate Hill
Waterlow Park
London N6 5HG
United Kingdom
+44 20 8348 8716

Event Time: 20:30 - 23:00

CARIBCITY is a superb CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT in LIMEHOUSE, DOCKLANDS, LONDON, which offers live Jazz. We proudly present the INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY CONCERT LIVE from Paris to join the global community of musicians and music lovers in celebration of UNESCO’S 70th Birthday! BONNE ANNIVÉRSAIRE UNESCO!

Contact: Ms. Christine Ebanks | 4407709997268
Official Website: http://www.caribcity.co.uk

514 Commercial Road
London E1 0HY
United Kingdom

Event Time: 18:00 - 23:00
United Kingdom International Jazz Day – Streaming

Live Streaming of the Event

Contact: Chris Townsend | 0207 916 0544/5
Official Website: http://www.mapstudiocafe.com/

Map Studio Cafe
46 Grafton Road
London NW5 3DU
United Kingdom
0207 916 0544/5

Event Time: 18:00

Egyptian violinist and composer Samy Bishai built his reputation as an outstanding musician through his work with Natacha Atlas, Seckou Keita, Celloman, Digitonal, Zoe Rahman, Arun Ghosh to name just a few. His work fuses Egyptian and Western music forms.

Contact: kathianne | 02072544097
Official Website: http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk/event/britishafrican-composer-series-3-samy-bishai/

Vortex Jazz Club
11 Gillett Square Dalston
London, England N16 8AZ
United Kingdom

Event Time: 20:30 - 23:00
United Kingdom 100 Years of Jazz in 99 Minutes

Quote JAZZDAY for 20% off the sell-out hit show in which six multi-instrumental jazz virtuosi create a highly entertaining journey through the decades, during the musical equivalent of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, in which none of the major musical soliloquies gets left out! (http://tinyurl.com/100YJ)

Contact: Natalie Hunt | +44 20 7730 4500

Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace
London SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom
United Kingdom Lift to the Scaffold Screening + Live Music and Q&A

As part of the global celebrations for International Jazz Day, Cine Lumiere and OFFBEAT present a screening of ‘Lift to the Scaffold’ and its landmark film score by one of jazz’s greatest international artists, Miles Davis.

Contact: Niccolò Cioni | 07731448387
Official Website: http://www.institut-francais.org.uk/cine-lumiere/

United Kingdom Young Music Makers: Open Big Band and Jam Session

Young Music Makers hosts a FREE open big band session with the flagship Big Band and Junior Jazz groups. For 12 to 18 year old students who are grade 4 and up. One hour Big Band rehearsal followed by 30 minute jam session with special guest, London jazz stars! Email [email protected]rs.co.uk to register.

Contact: Daisy Coole
Official Website: http://www.youngmusicmakers.co.uk

La Sainte Union School
53 Croftdown Road
London, England NW5 1EL
United Kingdom

Event Time: 12:00
United Kingdom Pigfoot Play

Pigfoot Play…
Chris Batchelor: trumpet
Liam Noble: piano
Oren Marshall: tuba
Paul Clarvis: drum
After last month’s sellout with Pigfoot plays Tombola the band is back for this month’s action. Expect New Orleans music; hot jazz, spirituals and blues, Louis Armstrong and more.

Contact: Kathianne Hingwan | +44 20 72 54 40 97
Official Website: http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk

The Vortex Jazz Club
11 Gillett Square
London N16 8AZ
United Kingdom

Event Time: 20:00
United Kingdom Ode to the Human Spirit

First lady of jazz Liane Carroll leads the legendary Human Revolution Orchestra, supported by Super Sounds UK in their delivery of an ‘Ode To The Human Spirit’ at London’s Shaw Theatre on 30 April.

Contact: Lisa Cowan | +44 162 859 1218
Official Website: http://www.humanrevolutionorchestra.co.uk/

Shaw Theatre
100-110 Euston Rd
Kings Cross
London NW1 2AJ
United Kingdom

Event Time: 19:45
United Kingdom IKLECTIK International Jazz Day

Vlad Miller and Notes From Underground
Vlad Miller – piano
Les Booth – six- string electric bass
Dave Rohoman – drums
Adrian Northover – saxes

They perform original compositions by the pianist Vladimir Miller whose writing is largely stimulated by jazz, Eastern European and Russian music tradition

Contact: Eduard Solaz
Official Website: http://www.iklectikartlab.com

'Old Paradise Yard ' 20 Carlisle Lane
London SE1 7LG
United Kingdom

Event Time: 15:00
United Kingdom London Red

With an average age of just 20, this talented jazz band has a string of prestigious gigs under their belts and red braces. To celebrate International Jazz day, this talented group will be playing a selection of charts from around the world, as well as some exciting original tunes.

Contact: Alex Dugan | +44 781 1133792
Official Website: https://www.brasseriezedel.com/crazy-coqs/london-red-2016/53408236

Crazy Coqs
Brasserie Zedel
20 Sherwood Street
London W1F 7ED
United Kingdom

Event Time: 22:30
United Kingdom First Global Online Jazz Contest 2016

First Global Online Jazz Contest is open!
Participate now and upload your video jazz performance for only 20 Euro!


Contact: Alex Sofron
Official Website: http://www.7virtualjazzclub.net/home_en.html

12 Woodland Terrace
London SE7 8EW
United Kingdom
United Kingdom Christian Garrick Live

A jazz violinist of power & musicality, award-winning UK violinist Chris Garrick takes a break between guest appearances with Wynton Marsalis & Nigel Kennedy to join us tonight. Taking his lead from Stéphane Grappelli, Stuff Smith & Jean Luc Ponty, Chris has virtually revitalised the jazz violin.

Contact: Laura Thorne | +44 207 352 5953
Official Website: http://www.606club.co.uk/

606 Club
90 Lots Road
London, London SW10 0QD
United Kingdom

Event Time: 20:30
United Kingdom Christian Garrick Quintet

A jazz violinist of power and musicality, award-winning violinist Christian Garrick takes a break between guest appearances with Wynton Marsalis and Nigel Kennedy to join us tonight to mark Unesco’s International Jazz Day

Contact: Christian Garrick
Official Website: http://www.606club.co.uk/

606 Jazz Club
90 Lots Road
London, England SW10 0QD
United Kingdom

Event Time: 18:00
United Kingdom International Jazz Day on TNGCRadio.com #JazzDay

On April 30th #JazzDay celebrations on TNGCRadio.com
From Midnight UCT 24 hours of radio shows dedicated to this special day.
Guests include Jazz musicians, presenters & DJs from around the world with exclusive interviews, insights and playlists to embrace this global event.

Contact: Jake Stern (Zowah Zay)
Official Website: http://tngcradio.com/

Event Time: 00:00
United Kingdom Young Music Makers presents Battle of the Big Bands

Young Music Makers is celebrating International Jazz Day with a European ‘Battle of the Big Bands’ concert featuring Junior Jazz and YMM Big Band alongside special guests from Finland, Vaskivuori Big Band and Hämeenkylä Big Band.

Tickets £6 / £4 available on the door (cash only)

Contact: Daisy Coole
Official Website: https://www.youngmusicmakers.co.uk/events

Event Time: 19:00
United Kingdom International Jazz Day Live Streaming of Havana Concert

Focus Africa Music is the music arm of the Katakata Restaurant in Brixton, south London, and stages a regular weekend programme of live acoustic music – Friday to Sunday inclusive. On Sunday 30 April – International Jazz Day – Katakata will be streaming the entire Global Host City concert live from Havana, Cuba. Be sure to book your seat!

Contact: Kouassi Atta | 00447932527121

Event Time: 19:00
United Kingdom International Jazz Day at Patron

Unconditional Jazz Lovers be excited because on Monday 30th April it’s International Jazz Day and for the occasion, we invited 4 live Jazz singers to perform!

Patron’s all-star singers Sue Henry, Louise Golbey, Natasha Sutton & Madeleine Rose Witney each performing a short set with talented pianist Philip Blandford.

All our live music events are from 6:30pm until 8:30pm. Arrive early and enjoy 50%OFF cocktails, beers or house glasses of wine from 5pm until 6:30pm.

Contact: Romain | +44 07463023793
Official Website: http://www.patronlondon.com/

Event Time: 18:30
United Kingdom Tina May Quintet

8.30pm (doors open 8pm)
£15 / £12 concession / £7 student
concessions limited to disability, people on benefits
Tina May (voice), Karen Sharp (saxes), Robin Aspland (piano), Arnie Somogyi (d. bass) & Winston Clifford (drums)

This very swinging quintet is led by the incredibly versatile and talented Tina May. Tonight her jazz soul is the guiding force for a brilliant line up, which includes British Jazz Award winner Karen Sharp. Expect a night of jazz sung in Tina’s inimitable style.

Contact: Katherine Ives | +44 20 8348 8716
Official Website: https://lauderdalehouse.ticketsolve.com/shows/873586973

Event Time: 20:30
United Kingdom GW Jazz Launches We're Jazz Clothing!

South London event and media outfit GW Jazz launches it’s apparel platform, We’re Jazz Clothing in the heart of Brixton at the iconic Pure Vinyl Record store. It will be an evening of music, conversation and clothing celebrating people and Jazz. Quality dj sets from Paul Bay & Gordon Wedderburn, conversations with creatives Hugo Piper & Louis Auneau on the concept “We’re Jazz”, and a live solo performance by Lorenz Okello-Osengor, one of London’s finest young pianists, make for a great Launch!

Contact: Gordon Wedderburn | +44 7936641875

Event Time: 18:30
United Kingdom The Shape of Jazz To Come…

A new project by the Vortex Jazz Club supported by the Dave Holland and Evan Parker Fund kicks off with two dynamic bands the Aubin Vanns Trio + 1 from the Royal Academy of Music, and the Michael Shrimpling Quartet from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire. Join us for a celebration of the jazz legacy of spontaneity, self-expression and music inspired by the free jazz tradition.

Contact: kathianne hingwan | +44 20 7254 4097
Official Website: http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk/event/international-jazz-day-2018/

Event Time: 20:00
United Kingdom Matt and Phreds International Jazz Day Featuring Arun Ghosh

Arun Ghosh is a British-Asian clarinettist, composer and music educator. Conceived in Calcutta, bred in Bolton, matured in Manchester and now living in London Arun’s musical vocabulary and vision reflects his geographical heritage.Using the spirit and language of Jazz, with the sounds of Hip-Hop, Indian Classical and Folk, western Classical, Rock, Pop and Avant-garde, Ghosh’s music is full of lyrical melodies, searching harmonies, down to earth directness and psychedelic ambient introspection.

Contact: Matt and Phreds | 01619735495
Official Website: http://www.mattandphreds.com/diary/international-jazz-day-ft-arun-ghosh

Event Time: 20:00
United Kingdom Greyish Quartet @ Schmazz

Greyish Quartet play their first gig for schmazz.
David Austin Grey (piano/compositions), Chris Young (alto sax), Nick Jurd (double bass) & Jim Bashford (drum kit).

Contact: Diane Jones | +4419127271929
Official Website: http://www.schmazz.co.uk

The Cluny
36 Lime St
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 2PQ
United Kingdom
+44191 230 4474

Event Time: 8pm - 11pm
United Kingdom Celebrate!

Tomorrow is International Jazz Day and the anniversary of buying The Globe. Help us CELEBRATE with Customs House Big Band with Ruth Lambert, jam session led by Alan Law trio and DJs Vicky Vegas and Kerry James.

Contact: Lance Liddle
Official Website: http://lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.com

The Globe Jazz Bar
11 Railway St.
Newcastle, Tyne and wear NE31 1HL
United Kingdom

Event Time: 19:15 - 1:00
United Kingdom The [JAZZ] Blindfold Test by Chris Searle

Jazz critic and educationalist Chris Searle presented ‘The Blindfold Test’, playing music from the history of jazz, expertly placed in the social context of its time. Chris is author of many jazz books e.g. Red Groove, a collection of essays from his regular Morning Star column. A great audio feast!

Contact: Carl Billson
Official Website: http://www.jazzsteps.co.uk

Bonington Theatre
High Street
Nottingham NOTTS NG5 7EE
United Kingdom
0115 9670114

Event Time: 07:30 pm - 10:00 pm
United Kingdom ‘In A Different Mood: Billie Holiday at 100!’ Happy Birthday Lady Day!

Organizers presented their 3rd annual International Jazz Day celebration, recognizing the 100th birthday of legendary jazz vocalist Billy Holiday. Performers included Carroll Thompson (vocals), Jean Toussaint (sax), Kate Williams (piano), Neville Malcolm (double bass), Winston Clifford (drums) and the Liberty Gospel Ensemble.

Contact: Ra Hendricks | (44) (0) 7931 263 617
Official Website: http://www.accessuktickets.co.uk

Edward Boyle Auditorium, Jacqueline du Pre Music Building
St. Hilda's College Cowley Place
Oxford, , Oxfordshire OX4 1DY
United Kingdom

Event Time: 18:00 - 23:00
United Kingdom After Dark Fonksters Celebrate International Jazz Day

To celebrate International Jazz Day 2015, the Hammond Organ-led trio “After Dark Fonksters” performed a free concert live at Granvilles Brasserie.

Contact: Simon Allen | 07845281448
Official Website: http://www.afterdarkfonksters.com

Granvilles Brasserie
Granville Square
Stone, Staffordshire ST15 8AB
United Kingdom
01785 816658

Event Time: 20:00 - 22:30
United Kingdom International Jazz Day at The White Lion SW16

On April 30th, The White Lion in Streatham, London, will be celebrating International Jazz Day with 12 hours of live music, DJ’s & all things Jazz. Headlining the day will be the big band sound of KING GROOVY & THE HORN STARS with support from Wayne Gordon, David Fitz & more. 1pm-1am. FREE!

Contact: Steve McNaughton | +44 7932 009 821
Official Website: http://whitelionsw16.co.uk

The White Lion
232 Streatham High Road
Streatham, London SW161BB
United Kingdom

Event Time: 13:00
United Kingdom Apex Jazz & Swing Band Celebrate International jazz Day 2014

The Apex Jazz & Swing Band celebrated International Jazz Day with an evening of jazz at Sutton Coldfield Trad Jazz Club. This six piece band played a selection of tunes from Traditional Jazz, Dixieland, Swing and Mainstream.

Contact: Colin Lane | +447966745741
Official Website: http://www.suttoncoldfieldtradjazzclub.btik.com

Sutton Coldfield Trad Jazz Club
Walmley Social Club 4
Fox Hollies Road Walmley
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B76 2RJ
United Kingdom
+44121 308 4600

Event Time: 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
United Kingdom Gilmore n’ Jaz at the The Weighbridge Brewhouse

Gilmore n’ Jaz are giving a live performance at their favourite venue for Jazz. Book a table and enjoy the food or just chill out at the bar or grab a table near the musicians.

Contact: Stevie Jaz | +44 07757700809
Official Website: http://www.gilmorenjaz.com

The Weighbridge Brewhouse, Restaurant, Bar & Micro Brewery
The Weighbridge Brewhouse
Penzance Drive
Swindon, Wiltshire SN5 7JL
United Kingdom
+44 01793 881500

Event Time: 19:00 - 22:00
United Kingdom Gilmore n’ Jaz

Gilmore n’ Jaz are a guitar duo playing in their own impressive style based loosely around 1930s, 40s, 50s jazz and blues standards but with a Django Reinhardt and Latin feel that magically creates the atmosphere of a Greek Taverna or some hot tropical Island.

Contact: Stevie Gilmore | +44 075 2218 5451
Official Website: http://www.gilmorenjaz.com

McArthur Glen Outlet Village
United Kingdom

Event Time: 11:00 - 16:00
United Kingdom GILMORE n' JAZ at 'BARDOLINO'

Gilmore n’ Jaz duo are performing their special blend of ambient/latin/bluesy-jazz at chef marco Pierre White’s ‘BARDOLINO’ restaurant in Wiltshire in the UK. All are welcome to jam on vocals or any accompanying instrument. Full PA and back-line is on site.

Contact: Stevie Gilmore | +44 007522185451
Official Website: http://www.gilmorenjaz.com

Event Time: 13:00
United Kingdom Jim Mullen with the Neil Burns Trio

Glasgow born guitarist Jim Mullen returned to Teignmouth Jazz to wow us with his distinctive, individual style, picking with his thumb instead of a plectrum! Jim has won many British Music Awards, including “Best Guitar” in the British Telecom Jazz Awards (1994, 1996 & 2000).

Contact: David Walden | 07967 790358
Official Website: http://teignmouthjazz.org

Riviera Cafe Bar
4 Den Crescent
Teignmouth, Devon TQ14 8BG
United Kingdom
01626 879614

Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
United Kingdom Jazz Jam

A showcase of local Cornish talent here in the UK. From saxophones to vocal work there will be lots of improvisation and musicians meeting for the first time for an exciting evening celebrating everything jazz!

Contact: Kimberly Oram | #44 7893507933

The Wine Barrel
18 old bridge st
Truro, Cornwall Tr12ah
United Kingdom
#44 1872 271757

Event Time: 18:45 - 22:15
United Kingdom Jazz at Leaside

The International Jazz Day marks the start of a new monthly jazz event in Ware, Hertfordshire. The concert tonight will feature a number of jazz musicians and groups to celebrate this important international event.

Contact: Neil Pennock

Leaside Church
High Street
Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 9BZ
United Kingdom

Event Time: 7:30pm - 9pm
United Kingdom International Jazz Weekend on TNGCRadio.com

TNGC listeners are all over the world so TNGC Radio is presenting ‘International Jazz Weekend’! While we are broadcasting from the UK, listeners from EVERY time zone will be able to soak up THEIR OWN 24 hours of Jazz music.

72 hours of Jazz shows that all listeners can embrace towards this great music, beginning April 29!

Contact: Jake Stern
Official Website: http://tngcradio.com/

Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 7QE
United Kingdom

Event Time: 0:00
United Kingdom John Etheridge with Interplay

Acclaimed guitarist John Etheridge with Interplay, in the stylish Restaurant In The Park, Jephson’s Gardens, Leamington Spa, England. Also Si Hayden (guitar).

Earlier in the day there is a public talk ‘Before “Whiplash”: Understanding Jazz Film’ by Dr. Nicolas Pillai, Birmingham City University.

Contact: Adrian Litvinoff | +44 1926 424206
Official Website: http://interplayjazz.co.uk

The Restaurant In The Park
Jephson's Gardens Leamington Spa
Warwickshire CV32 4AA
United Kingdom

Event Time: 20:00
United Kingdom Before “Whiplash”: Understanding the Jazz Film

Dr. Nicolas Pillai of Birmingham City University will give a free talk about Jazz Film in The Studio, Jephson’s Gardens. Booking not required.

Contact: Adrian Litvinoff | +44 1926 424206

The Studio
Warwickshire CV32 4AA
United Kingdom

Event Time: 17:30
United Kingdom Yolanda Brown: Reggae Love Songs

Double MOBO Award Winning Saxophonist YolanDa Brown brings some sunshine to Watford Colosseum with a special set titled “Reggae Love Songs.” Join YolanDa Brown, and special guest soul legend Mica Paris, on an infectious journey of Reggae rhythms from the Caribbean, peppered with Jazz flavours.

Contact: Richard Loftus | +44 0192 3474100
Official Website: https://watfordcolosseum.co.uk/

Watford Colosseum
Watford, Hertfordshire WD17 3JN
United Kingdom

Event Time: 20:00
United Kingdom Jazz Jam

Winchester Jazz Festival and St James Tavern warmly invite you to take part in our Charity Jazz Jam. All proceeds go to Help Musicians UK.

Contact: Anna Harding
Official Website: http://www.winchesterjazzfestival.com

Event Time: 16:00