Tue March 3: Open Mic / Jazz Jam with the Simon Brown Trio

Bedfords Bar
Entry £6
Join us at Bedfords Bar for the monthly jam session where guest performers are invited to sit in with the house trio for maybe a blues, a favourite jazz ballad or bossa, or just a full-on bebop blow-out! (Singers please bring 3 copies of charts in your key for tunes you'd like to sing).

There's nowhere in Norwich quite like Bedfords for performers or patrons if you're looking for that intimate live-music experience. The musicians playing on the professionally-lit, elevated stage are easily visible to the audience from the comfort of the sofas or from around the 2- and 4-seater tables; while the high-spec in-house sound system ensures that everything is clear as a bell. Musicians of all ages and experience are welcome so join the friendly house trio on-stage for a blow or just come along to relax and check out the vibe.

Admission £6

Doors 7.30pm / Music from 8-11pm

Bedfords Bar, 1 Old Post Office Yard, Bedford Street, Norwich, NR2 1SL (see location)
Sat March 7: Jacqui Hicks (vocals) with
Simon Brown (piano)
Dave Olney (bass)
Alex Best (drums)
Stower Grange Hotel
Entry SOLD OUT
A truly versatile vocalist with a career spanning a wide variety of music, Jacqui has been described by trumpeter Bruce Adams as "one of those rarities; a great singer and a consummate musician." A former member of NYJO, she regularly appears with Shakatak and the Back To Basie Orchestra, but this evening joins the house trio to perform a selection of her favourite jazz standards. Drawing firmly on the jazz tradition, Jacqui's improvisational skills hint at the influence of greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Al Jarreau. Check out Jacqui's recording of "This Can't Be Love" with the John Critchinson Trio here.

JAZZ SUPPERS AT STOWER GRANGE

Our season of jazz suppers takes place in the hotel's Well Room where up to 60 patrons can be accommodated around 6- and 8-seater tables. The ticket price includes a main course (3 options available, including vegetarian) and tea or coffee to finish.

Doors 7pm / performances run from 8-9pm and 9.45-10.45pm.

To make a reservation please call: 01603 860210

Stower Grange Hotel, School Road, Drayton, Norfolk, NR8 6EF. (see location)
Sat March 21: The Gaz Hughes Sextet Plays Art Blakey Alan Barnes (alto / bari sax)
Bruce Adams (trumpet)
Dean Masser (tenor sax)
Andrzej Baranek (piano)
Ed Harrison (bass)
Gaz Hughes (drums)
Dereham Memorial Hall
Entry £16 (adv) £18 (door)
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** SPECIAL EVENT **

An 'Art Blakey Live' record is the first jazz album that Gaz Hughes ever bought and remains one of his most played and treasured albums - endlessly inspiring him and offering new insights with every listen. When it came to making his first album as band leader, choosing to spotlight the music of Art Blakey was for Gaz the most obvious and natural thing. Consequently, timeless and much-loved tracks by composers such as Bobby Watson, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard and Curtis Fuller feature on the new album and will be performed by the sextet tonight.

Featuring in this project are some of the most influential musicians on the UK jazz scene today, including the superb talents of club favourites Alan Barnes, Bruce Adams and Dean Masser. Having worked with each of these performers separately Gaz has found them to be an inspiring joy and knew that they would contribute something very special when the time came to go into the studio. Meet Gaz in this video where he discusses the new album and 2020's tour.

Norwich Jazz Club is looking forward to welcoming the sextet on-stage at this very special event, profits from which we hope will help to sustain our programme throughout 2020.

Doors 7pm / music from 8-10.30pm.

Tickets: £16 in advance or £18 on the door.

Dereham Memorial Hall, 62a Norwich Street, Dereham,
NR19 1AD (see location)

NOTES ABOUT THE VENUE:

Dereham Memorial Hall is a smart, recently-refurbished theatre with a raised stage, and with raked seating (including a balcony) for up to 294 patrons. There's a separate bar and we'll be opening the doors an hour before the show to give you time to relax with a drink and maybe purchase some tickets for our special one-off jazz club raffle (draw to take place on-stage just before the band's 2nd set).
Sat April 4: Lee Gibson (vocals) with
Simon Brown (piano)
Dave Olney (bass)
Alex Best (drums)
Stower Grange Hotel
Entry £25
It’s a real pleasure to welcome top UK vocalist Lee Gibson back to Norwich for this evening’s show. A highly-regarded performer with a stunning vocal range, Lee always delivers show-stopping performances of the best-loved jazz songs along with humorous stories arising from her long musical career. Catch Lee in action with the Martin Dale Quartet here.

JAZZ SUPPERS AT STOWER GRANGE

Our season of jazz suppers takes place in the hotel's Well Room where up to 60 patrons can be accommodated around 6- and 8-seater tables. The ticket price includes a main course (3 options available, including vegetarian) and tea or coffee to finish.

Doors 7pm / performances run from 8-9pm and 9.45-10.45pm.

To make a reservation please call: 01603 860210

Stower Grange Hotel, School Road, Drayton, Norfolk, NR8 6EF. (see location)
Tue April 7: Open Mic / Jazz Jam with the Simon Brown Trio
Bedfords Bar
Entry £6
Join us at Bedfords Bar for the monthly jam session where guest performers are invited to sit in with the house trio for maybe a blues, a favourite jazz ballad or bossa, or just a full-on bebop blow-out! (Singers please bring 3 copies of charts in your key for tunes you'd like to sing).

There's nowhere in Norwich quite like Bedfords for performers or patrons if you're looking for that intimate live-music experience. The musicians playing on the professionally-lit, elevated stage are easily visible to the audience from the comfort of the sofas or from around the 2- and 4-seater tables; while the high-spec in-house sound system ensures that everything is clear as a bell. Musicians of all ages and experience are welcome so join the friendly house trio on-stage for a blow or just come along to relax and check out the vibe.

Admission £6

Doors 7.30pm / Music from 8-11pm

Bedfords Bar, 1 Old Post Office Yard, Bedford Street, Norwich, NR2 1SL (see location)
Sat May 2: Stacy Collins (vocals) with
Simon Brown (piano)
Owen Morgan (bass)
Alex Best (drums)
Stower Grange Hotel
Entry £25
Stacy joins the house trio this evening to perform her selection of jazz & soul standards popularised by artists such as Julie London, Blossom Dearie and Carole King. Experienced in a wide range of vocal styles, Stacy’s natural voice is frequently likened to that of Karen Carpenter; so settle back and be seduced by her easy-going style.

JAZZ SUPPERS AT STOWER GRANGE

Our season of jazz suppers takes place in the hotel's Well Room where up to 60 patrons can be accommodated around 6- and 8-seater tables. The ticket price includes a main course (3 options available, including vegetarian) and tea or coffee to finish.

Doors 7pm / performances run from 8-9pm and 9.45-10.45pm.

To make a reservation please call: 01603 860210

Stower Grange Hotel, School Road, Drayton, Norfolk, NR8 6EF. (see location)
Tue May 12: The Art Themen Organ Trio Art Themen (tenor)
Pete Whittaker (organ)
George Double (drums)
Bedfords Bar
Entry £14 / U25s £7
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A fantastically exciting, playful and inventive saxophonist, Art Themen has been a beloved character of the British jazz scene for over 50 years, famously combining his role as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with saxophone duties in the bands of Alexis Korner and Stan Tracey among many others.

The new trio features organist Pete Whittaker (making a welcome return to the club) and drummer George Double, one of the eastern region's busiest performers and jazz promoters.

Their album "Thane & The Villeins" is a collection of groove-led re-imaginings of quirky curiosities from the jazz canon, acting as a perfect vehicle for the twinkly mischief of Themen, who celebrated his 80th birthday in November. Check out their promotional video here.

"One of the tiny handful of undeniably perfect jazz musicians” THE OBSERVER

Doors 7.30pm / music from 8.30-11pm.

Entry £14 / U25s £7 / after 9.30pm £7
Tickets are available in advance here or on the door.

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.