We are hugely indebted to everyone who helps to support and promote local jazz. Below is some information on jazz events, courses, workshops and links to other jazz clubs and gigs in the area.
Belair Instrumental and Vocal courses
July/August, France. Run by Tristan Mailliot, with other tutors including Gareth Lockrane, Alan Barnes, Brigitte Beraha, Barry Green, Jeremy Brown, Oly Hayhurst, these highly popular courses are held in a Chateau in the Loire – early booking highly recommended. More details www.loiremusic.com.
Jazz School UK
Monthly workshops and weekend/summer courses at the magnificent Shoe Factory in Rushden, Northants, run by Nick Weldon with other guest tutors. More details at www.jazzschool.co.uk
Monthly Jazz Jam – monthly on the 2nd Sunday of the month at The Merry Harriers in Hambledon near Godalming
Monthly Swing Jam – run by Katie Crooks, monthly on a Sunday, in the Back Room of the Star Inn, Quarry St, Guildford GU1 3TY.
Ben’s Records in Guildford – a friendly welcome and large range of second hand jazz CDs!
Fleet Jazz Club www.fleetjazz.org.uk
Watermill Jazz Club, Dorking www.watermilljazz.co.uk
Bracknell Jazz www.bracknelljazz.co.uk
Portsmouth Jazz Club www.portsmouthjazz.com
Jazz clubs in the South East: www.jazz-clubs-worlwide.com
June 28th Still Crazy gig in aid of the Cheryl King (Hirst) Trust
Still Crazy is a 9 piece band whose founder members knew Cheryl well and many of whom had been encouraged by her to perform. The band has a 3-women vocal line up and plays everything from classic soul and blues to modern hits , with an emphasis on dancing and partying.
The band are putting on a gig in aid of the Cheryl King (Hirst) Trust on Friday June 28 in the Long Room of Guildford Cricket Club’s brand new Pavilion off Woodbridge Road. Tickets are £15 each and can be ordered from Caroline Coleman by e-mailing her: firstname.lastname@example.org. There may be some available at the door but the limit is 200 and advance sales are usually brisk. Doors open 7.30 for 8pm start. There is a fully licensed bar.