Jazz at the Cricket Pavilion

An intimate jazz club in a fantastic venue with great acoustics and fabulous food (“It’s like having your own party – we love it!”).

Coming up….

April 13th Ola Onabule and Nicolas Meier

April 28th Alan Barnes

May 26th Pete Oxley and Nicolas Meier

June 8th Mark Nightingale & Martin Shaw Quintet feat. David Newton

June 23rd Dennis Rollins FUNKY-FUNK!


April 13th

OLA ONABULE

featuring NICOLAS MEIER

A rare UK performance from one of the finest vocalists and contemporary artists of our time and featuring virtuoso guitarist Nicolas Meier, with Jacob Cywinski on double bass, Chris Nickolls on drums

British-Nigerian singer/songwriter Ola Onabulé is known as a charismatic and sophisticated artist and entertainer. His compelling performances possess an emotional intensity and vocal virtuosity that is second to none, with a powerful impact to his live performances.

PRE-CONCERT MEAL FROM MANDIRA’S KITCHEN

Thai Delights
  • Thai Spring Rolls with a dipping sauce
  • Chicken or Vegetable Green Thai Curry
  • Jasmine Coconut Rice

How to book

Meals served from 7.15pm, Music from 8pm to about 10:20pm. Tickets £18 (£16 for Guildford Jazz Members), Student tickets £7 (£5 for student members). Meals £11.50 each. All prices include booking fees.

Please click the link below and select your tickets options on the next page. You’ll receive an email confirming your booking with the details for the gig. If you’re a Guildford Jazz member, please let us know if you have a seating preference in the “Notes ” section on the booking form or by emailing us (an up to date seating layout is below). To find out how to become a Guildford Jazz Member click here , and here for booking Terms and Conditions.


April 28th

ALAN BARNES

An intimate evening in the company of one of the UK’s most popular jazz musicians

with Robin Aspland – piano, Marianne Windham – double bass, Alfonso Vitale – drums

Everyone in music knows Alan Barnes as one of our greatest jazz musicians, winning the BBC Jazz Awards many times, playing clarinet, alto & baritone saxophones, both in smaller intimate jazz clubs and on larger concert hall stages with equal creativity, all with charismatic, engaging humour. 

Highly recommended.

“A tonic for the ears… among the most accomplished of British jazz musicians” The Daily Telegraph

“Alan plays it hard and fast and with the sort of inventive flexibility and invention that ensures that he has his own sound and style and could not be easily be confused with another player.”Jazz Journal

PRE-CONCERT MEAL FROM MANDIRA’S KITCHEN

Indian Feast
  • Vegetable Samosas with Tamarind Chutney (Crispy handmade pastry filled with spiced potatoes)
  • Chicken Beliram (Marinated and cooked with spices and yoghurt) or
  • Palak Paneer (Indian cheese cooked with spices, cream and spinach)
  • Lemon Rice

How to book

Meals served from 7.15pm, Music from 8pm to about 10:20pm. Tickets £18 (£16 for Guildford Jazz Members), Student tickets £7 (£5 for student members). Meals £11.50 each. All prices include booking fees.

Please click the link below and select your tickets options on the next page. You’ll receive an email confirming your booking with the details for the gig. If you’re a Guildford Jazz member, please let us know if you have a seating preference in the “Notes ” section on the booking form or by emailing us (an up to date seating layout is below). To find out how to become a Guildford Jazz Member click here , and here for booking Terms and Conditions.


May 26th

PETE OXLEY & NICOLAS MEIER

Don’t fall into the trap of assuming that this is something exclusively for guitar buffs, or even jazz buffs. If you love music of any kind you’ll fall for this” Observer ★★★★

Blending Peter Oxley’s sophisticated English pastoralism with Nic Meier’s fiery exotic sensibility, this fascinating fusion is opulent with evocative splendour. These hugely expressive and resourceful musicians use an array of 4-, 6- and 12-string guitars to spin mysterious narratives, conjuring entire worlds.


JUNE 8TH

MARK NIGHTINGALE/MARTIN SHAW QUINTET

An all star line-up as two of the top jazz soloists in the country, Martin Shaw on trumpet and flugelhorn and internationally renowned trombonist Mark Nightingale, front a quintet featuring the multi award winning pianist David Newton and Jamie Cullum’s drummer Sebastiaan de Krom.


June 23rd

DENNIS ROLLINS FUNKY-FUNK!

Dennis joins an elite lineage of trombone players responsible for changing its perceptions. From The Brand New Heavies, Jamiroquai, Courtney Pine, to Maceo Parker and PeeWee Ellis, Rollins has lent his ‘bone skills to an array of jazz, funk and groove personalities.

Here he presents ‘Funky-Funk!’ an electrifying 6-piece outfit exploring funky grooves, fat bass-lines and sumptuous melodies. “Funky-Funk! is a seriously funky band with an infectious sound… you can’t help but ‘get your groove on’ when you hear it!

“Funky-Funk! is a outfit I’ve dreamed of putting together… A seriously funky band with an infectious sound that makes you want to move!”

ABOUT DENNIS ROLLINS

A passionate performer and educator, British trombone player Dennis Rollins MBE has established a reputation as an artist of excellence and has lent his unique and stylish talents to some of this country’s, and indeed the world’s, top jazz and pop personalities such as Courtney Pine, Maceo Parker, Jamiroquai, US3, The Brand New Heavies, Blur, Monty Alexander, Pee Wee Ellis and Jean Toussaint.

In 2006 his jazz/funk outfit Badbone & Co won the prestigious BBC Jazz Award for Best Band and the following year he picked up Trombonist of the Year at both the British Jazz Awards and the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Awards. Dennis was nominated twice in the 2008 Parliamentary Jazz Awards – for Jazz Musician of the Year and the Jazz Education Award; he won the latter. His other awards include, British Trombone Society Player of the year 2013 and JazzYorkshire Award 2012 for his band Velocity Trio.

Being a sought-after jazz educationalist Dennis has recently delivered a wide range of music workshops working in collaboration with music departments of universities, colleges and schools both throughout the UK and internationally. He’s currently recorded 5 critically acclaimed albums. Three with his award-winning band Badbone & Co. and two with his progressive jazz organ-trio, Velocity Trio.

Dennis is currently composing music for his 6th album release with his groove ensemble FUNKY-FUNK!

He’s proud a proud endorsee of UK brass instrument maker, Michael Rath Trombones.

Early booking recommended!


Tickets on sale soon


Details for the gig

The address and directions are under “How to find us” below,

The performance is upstairs in the Pavilion building. Please note there are no physical tickets, just give your name on the door when you arrive. There’ll be seating reserved for you.

Doors open from 7pm, supper served from 7.15pm, and the performance starts at 8pm.

If you have any questions please contact us by emailing info@guildfordjazz.org.uk

Seating layout

Capacity is still limited currently, with more-than-normal spacing between tables, and seats will be reserved for you when you book. If you’re a Guildford Jazz member, please let us know if you have a seating preference in the “Notes ” section on the booking form.

Notes on the layout:

Front row: Seats 1, 3 and 4 and 3-seater settees, and seats 2 and 5 are pairs of armchairs.

Middle tables: Tables 6 to 20 are small round tables , each seating 4 (for bookings of 1 or 2 seats, we’ll seat you at a table with others, please let us know if you have friends coming who you’d like to sit with!). Table 29 is a small round table seating 2.

Rear tables: Tables 21 to 26 are tall tables suitable for 2 people, with high stools.

Groups: Tables 27 and 28 are larger tables, ideal for groups up to 8

Covid policy

In line with current government advice, please wear masks on arrival and when moving around. And please do not attend if you are exhibiting any covid symptoms or feeling unwell.

How to find us

The address isThe address is Guildford Cricket Club Pavilion , The Sports Ground, Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4RP

For sat navs please check the postcode takes you to Wharf Road.

There’s a car park alongside, entry from Wharf Road. If you’re approaching from Guildford town centre, Wharf Road is on the left just before the Sports Ground. If you’re approaching from the A3/Ladymead there’s no right turn into Wharf Road, but continue to the next roundabout to double back.

If the car park’s full (please also park down the middle once the bays are full), there are a few parking bays along Wharf Road which you can use after 7pm, also along the Woodbridge Road on the left as you come from the Town centre. You can also park at the far end of the sports ground: turn left as you come out of Wharf Road and carry on along Woodbridge Road towards the railway bridge, and the entrance to the ground is just before the end of the green fence that runs along the perimeter of the ground, next to the Woodbridge Café. There’s also a larger public car park at Bedford Road Car Park (GU1 4SJ), which is about 10 minutes walk away.