Mon February 4: Open Mic / Jazz Jam with the Simon Brown Trio

See location
The Library Restaurant
Entry £5
Join us at The Library for the monthly jam session, where guest performers are invited to sit in with the house trio. Located in the bar area of The Library Restaurant on Guildhall Hill, you can enjoy the music from the comfort of the sofas, around tables, or even watch proceedings from the mezzanine. Musicians of all ages and experience are welcome so come on down and have a blow, or relax and listen to some of the city's finest jazz talent.


The Library, 4a Guildhall Hill, Norwich, NR2 1JH

Admission £5

Music from 8-11pm
Tue February 12: Tommaso Starace Harmonyless Quartet Tommaso Starace (alto)
Dave O'Higgins (tenor)
Laurence Cottle (bass)
Jakub Miazga (drums)
Bedfords Bar
Entry £12 (U25s £6)
It's always a pleasure to welcome alto saxophonist and long-time friend of the club Tommaso Starace who returns to Norwich to debut his new Harmonyless Quartet project which features as co-frontliner one of the UK's top tenor saxophonists, Dave O’Higgins.

Including neither guitar nor piano, this format provides the opportunity for both horns to improvise with more harmonic freedom as if they each are in a trio context when each is left to solo; meantime the songs' main themes are hamornised to give more character to the compositions. Tommaso explores 5 new original tunes and revisits some of the great jazz standards of the past such as "Trinkle-Tinkle" (Thelonious Monk), "Bebop" (Dizzy Gillespie) and "Grand Central" (John Coltrane).

Their new album (available this evening) sees Tommaso return to the Bebop idiom and energy; prepare yourselves for high doses of adrenaline and full-on hard swing!

"Anyone who has experienced a glissando of language on the streets of Italy will understand the utter exuberance with which Italian-born Starace attacks and runs with the language of music" - PAUL MEDLEY, OXFORD TIMES

Doors 7.30pm / music from 8.30-11pm.

Entry £12 / U25s £6 / after 9.30pm £6
Tickets available shortly.

Bedfords Bar, 1 Old Post Office Yard, Bedford Street, Norwich NR2 1SL. (see location)

NOTES ABOUT THE VENUE:

Gigs take place in the upstairs bar where up to 70 patrons can be accommodated around tables, in the sofas or on individual seats. There's a great choice of beers and wines at the bar and complimentary table snacks will be available. (Please note that meals are currently not available at the venue). The nearest multi-story car park is St.Andrew's Car Park a short 2min walk away on Duke Street.
Tue March 19: Harry Greene Organ Trio Harry Greene (tenor sax / gtr)
Matt Carter (organ)
Oren Mcloughlin (drums)
Bedfords Bar
Entry £12 (U25s £6)
We're delighted to welcome saxophonist / guitarist Harry Greene as he returns to Norwich Jazz Club with his all-new organ trio, comprising of some of London’s most exciting young musicians.

Currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music, the members of the trio have already performed with some of the UK’s most notable jazz musicians including Liane Carroll, Simon Bates and Alan Barnes, as well as Chris Potter and Dave Holland through their time at the Royal Academy of Music.

With an eclectic set featuring original compositions and re-worked standards, the band draws on a wide range of influences from Seamus Blake and John Schofield to Stevie Wonder and traditional gospel music.

“Harry Greene’s tenor framed the song; warm, deliberate and confident” LONDON JAZZ NEWS


Doors 7.30pm / music from 8.30-11pm.

Entry £12 / U25s £6 / after 9.30pm £6
Tickets available shortly.

Bedfords Bar, 1 Old Post Office Yard, Bedford Street, Norwich NR2 1SL. (see location)

NOTES ABOUT THE VENUE:

Gigs take place in the upstairs bar where up to 70 patrons can be accommodated around tables, in the sofas or on individual seats. There's a great choice of beers and wines at the bar and complimentary table snacks will be available. (Please note that meals are currently not available at the venue). The nearest multi-story car park is St.Andrew's Car Park a short 2min walk away on Duke Street.