Jazz at The Pavilion

Our jazz nights at the Guildford Rugby Club Pavilion are held on the second Wednesday of each month. The seating is cabaret style and there’s a great atmosphere, a nice view, a large car park, disabled access, and of course a licensed bar with guest real ales! A very reasonably priced supper is also available before the gig – just reserve your table when you book your tickets.

The address is Guildford Rugby Club, Guildford Road, Godalming GU7 3BU (there’s a map and directions at the bottom of this page),  or please contact us if you need help. If you haven’t been before, please email us at info@guildfordjazz.org.uk if you’d like any more information.

The gigs start at 8pm, and the doors open at 7.30pm. To book for payment by credit card, BACS or to reserve tickets for cash payment on the night, please click the links below each concert to add the ticket type to your shopping basket, then click on “View Basket” (or “Cart” on the top menu). From your basket, select the number of tickets you want and click through to checkout where you’ll be given the payment options. There’s no booking fee for any of the payment options but there are discounts for Guildford Jazz members. If you’re not already a member, please click here to find out more about the benefits, and how to join. You can add membership to your basket and get the discount on tickets straight away (please note that although there are benefits in joining, all Guildford Jazz events are open to everyone – there is no need to become a member to attend!)

We’ll send you a confirmation email of your booking when you’ve completed the order. If you have any problems with the online booking just contact us here.

Coming up…


March – JAZZ FEST ’20 !


February 12th


An exciting and heartfelt homage by two of the top UK jazz authorities to the legendary British two-tenor quintet of the 1950 co-led by Ronnie Scott and Tubby Hayes. Featuring original exciting arrangements faithfully recreated by Echoes of Ellington bandleader and saxophonist Pete Long along with celebrated saxophonist and author of the universally acclaimed Tubby Hayes biography Long Shadow of the Little Giant Simon Spillett.

In the time-honoured way you can expect plenty of up tempo tenor jousting, bell notes bouncing from wall to wall and cascades of bebop quavers coruscating the continuum! Award winning repertory bandleader Peter Long and custodian of the Hayes legacy Simon Spillett will go head to head over the old Couriers classics, with driving virtuosic rhythmic support. Expect such favourites as the original arrangements of Cheek To Cheek, Love Walked In and The Serpent, as well as some of Tubbys later standards, all linked together with stories and comments from the two front men.

With Rob Barron on piano, Chris Draper on drums, Marianne Windham on bass.

Doors 7.30pm, Music 8pm. Tickets £14 members/£16 non members, students £7/£8

This month’s pre-gig supper is a Trio of Sausages with Mash and Onion Gravy, served from 7pm and available for £8 by pre-reservation only. Please email info@guildfordjazz.org.uk to confirm your reservation by Monday 10th Feb.

April 15th


A “name set to shine in 2020” – singer Sara Oschlag is joined by a top class band featuring alto saxophonist TONY KOFI, multi-award winning guitarist NIGEL PRICE, and the great Darren Beckett on drums.

Highly recommended!

“Check singer Sara Oschlag , whose stylish, imaginative phrasing and insouciant verve blew everyone away at Brighton’s Jazz For Europe benefit” Jon Newey – Jazzwise


The Rugby club is on the main A3100 road between Guildford and Godalming, about 3 miles from Guildford town centre.  The club has a large car park, and the jazz club is held upstairs in the main Pavilion.   Coming south on the A3 from London/M25, it’s best to take the Compton exit, rather than going through Guildford town centre. As you come down the A3, go past the Guildford turnoff and ignore the turning off for the A31, then take the next exit onto the B3000 – it’s signposted to Compton and Godalming/Farnham. The slip road takes you to a roundabout – go left towards Compton/Godalming. Then just stay on that road for about 3 miles – eventually you’ll go over a humpback bridge then you get to a roundabout, just after the crematorium. Turn right, on the A3100 towards Godalming and the Rugby club is then on your right, shortly after the Citroen garage on the left.