Jazz at The Pavilion

COVID-19 UPDATE

THE JAZZ NIGHTS AT THE PAVILION ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD. OUR SPRING DATES HAVE BEEN RESCHEDULED TO THE AUTUMN AND ALL EXISTING BOOKINGS HAVE BEEN AUTOMATICALLY TRANSFERRED TO THE NEW DATES. WE’LL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON ANY FURTHER CHANGES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT, WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN SOON!

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…

July 8th GORDON CAMPBELL & CHRIS DEAN: SLIDE BY SLIDE!

August 12th SARA OSCHLAG QUINTET

Sept 9th HEXAGONAL: THE MUSIC OF McCOY & MSELEKU

Date to be confirmed DAVE LEWIS

July 8th

GORDON CAMPBELL & CHRIS DEAN

“SLIDE BY SLIDE “

Two of the country’s finest trombonists GORDON CAMPBELL and CHRIS DEAN get together to bring you a jazz concert packed with virtuosity , invention and humour .Great friends for many years these to giants of the trombone with their exciting rhythm section are a must to hear!

Gordon Campbell is regarded as one of this country’s leading trombone players. He is currently Lead Trombone in the BBC Big Band, a position he has held since 1984. His varied career has encompassed jazz, classical, musical theatre, film and pop. He has worked with many of the world’s leading performers including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Shirley Bassey and Robbie Williams.He also played regularly with the Laurie Holloway Big Band on the Parkinson television show and is Lead Trombone of the John Wilson Orchestra.

Orchestra leader Chris Dean is Britain’s Foremost Big Band Leader. After a spell in the Household Cavalry, he played lead trombone with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra and has since gone on to become a sought after session musician, recording with Frank Sinatra, Quincy Jones, Nelson Riddle, George Shearing, Michael Buble, Sheridan Smith, Bradley Walsh, Bob Farnon, Angela Morley, Henry Mancini, Michel Legrand, Barbara Streisand, Natalie Cole, Liza Minelli, Mel Torme and Shirley Bassey and many others, plus TV and film (including the soundtracks for Superman, Out of Africa, Basic Instinct, Batman and several Bond movies to name but a few). Chris has also played with Orchestras such as the LSO and RPO and performed on pop Albums for the likes of Eric Clapton, Westlife, Robbie Williams, Wet Wet Wet and Queen.

A fantastic end to the Season!

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

Pre-gig supper : Pork loin in cider and tarragon, new potatoes and peas, or vegetarian schnitzel with new potatoes and peas (v), served from 7pm and available for £8 by pre-reservation only. Please email info@guildfordjazz.org.uk to confirm your reservation by Monday 6th July

August 12th

SARA OSCHLAG QUINTET

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 fantastic Darren Beckett on drums, and Marianne on bass.

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

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

Pre-gig supper: Lasagne, garlic bread and salad (or Veggie lasagne) served from 7pm, available for £8 by pre-reservation only. Please email info@guildfordjazz.org.uk to confirm your reservation by Monday 13th April

September 9th

HEXAGONAL: THE MUSIC OF McCOY & MSELEKU

“The band is impressively hip…with a variety of rich melodies, vibrant harmonies and infectious grooves…the optimism of the music shines through like a shaft of sunlight on a winter’s day.” London Jazz News

  • John Donaldson – piano and arrangements
  • Greg Heath – tenor sax & flute
  • Jason Yarde – alto and baritone saxophones
  • Graeme Flowers – trumpet
  • Simon Thorpe – double bass
  • Tristan Banks – drums and percussion

This high energy sextet, with African and Jazz influences, was formed in late 2016 to perform the music of two titans of Jazz – Bheki Mseleku and McCoy Tyner. It was an ambition born of love and experience; Simon and John toured with Bheki while Jason worked with McCoy. These associations bring an authority and authenticity to the group’s music as well as having a strong influence on their original material.

Since the band’s inception it has released its critically acclaimed debut album McCoy and Mseleku and has played to enthusiastic audiences at club and festival appearances including A Love Supreme, Scarborough, and Herts Festivals as well as concert recordings for BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Now and in session for Radio 3’s J-Z

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

Pre-gig supper: Beef stroganoff with rice or Mushroom stroganoff with rice (v) served from 7pm, £8 by pre-reservation only. Please email info@guildfordjazz.org.uk to confirm your reservation by Monday 11th May

Date to be confirmed:

Dave Lewis Quartet

Soulful, funky, blues-drenched jazz from US tenor saxophonist Dave Lewis and his quartet.

American saxophonist Dave Lewis is now resident in the UK. A consummate, passionate performer who is well respected in the fields of Jazz/Dance/Soul & Rock, Dave has toured and recorded throughout the States, Europe and Japan, and has made numerous TV, Radio and Video appearances.

Since living in the UK he’s worked with John Martyn, Bryan Ferry, Tommy Chase, John Mayall, Lamont Dozier and Eric Clapton amongst many others. Dave’s playing is soulful and funky with a natural affinity to the Jazz/ R&B greats – such as Dexter Gordon, King Curtis & Joe Henderson. He is known for his distinctive tenor sound and individual approach.

With Robin Aspland – piano, Marianne Windham – bass, Lloyd Haines – drums.

Early booking recommended!

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

Pre-gig supper : Creamy chicken and mushroom penne pasta with salad, or Mushroom penne with salad (v), served from 7pm and available for £8 by pre-reservation only. Please email info@guildfordjazz.org.uk to confirm your reservation by Monday 8th June

HOW TO FIND US

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.