Events & Links

One-time Club Member, Sally Sear, compiles a list of jazz venues, mostly local, which is regularly updated and is available HERE.

Other Gosport Jazz Events in 2023:
A band consisting of Cuff Billett (trumpet}, Tony Carter (reeds), Pete McCurrie (tuba) and George Skidmore (banjo) played at the Alverstoke Village Michaelmas Fayre on Saturday 30 September.

Hampshire Cultural Trust have been holding FREE live gigs in Stanley Park on a Sunday afternoon, as part of their Arts in the Park programme.  The last of these took place on Sunday 11 August and some photos are shown below:

And the adjacent Alverbank Hotel (on the seaward approach to Stanley Park) is advertising ‘Jazz at the Alverbank’ in their Upcoming Events, the first of which is in their garden on Friday 25 August at 5:30 to 8:30pm.  See their flyer.  The band is Ocean Jazz.

Listen to:
Havant-based Angel Radio, ‘The Home of Pure Nostalgia’, on 98.6FM (next to Radio 2) , on DAB around the UK and on line via the Website
Many of us remember Chris Walker’s jazz programme on Radio Solent.
Chris will recommence these on Sunday 21 November (2021) on Angel Radio at 10pm.  The programme will be repeated at 4pm every Monday afternoon.
It’s understood that the first few programmes will be devoted to his A-Z of jazz, and future programmes will include interviews with some famous (and infamous?) jazz musicians, so it’s worth a listen!

Club members Brenda & John Bugg now have their own YouTube channel and View Pageare happy to share it with other members. To access it and jazz related offerings just enter ‘brenda bugg’ in YouTube in your browser 

Other Jazz Clubs (mainly in the south):

Chris Newman has provided a useful list of regular monthly local Gigs which you can download as  Microsoft Word or Adobe Portable Format Document

Southampton Jazz Club website

Chichester Jazz Club website

Portsmouth Guildhall events website

Eastleigh – Concorde Club

Amersham Jazz Club website

Berkhamsted Jazz Club website

Bournemouth Bluebird Jazz Club website

Bude Jazz Club website

Colchester Jazz Club website 

Croydon – Sylvie’s Place website

Dove Holes (Derbyshire) website

Enfield – Botany Bay Jazz Club

Farnborough Jazz Club website

Hastings – 1066 Jazz Club

Kendal Jazz Club website

Rochester (Kent) – 144 Club

Runnymede Jazz Club website

Sidcup Jazz Club website

Steyning, West Sussex website

Watford – Pump House Jazz Club website

Witham, Essex – Wickham Bishops Jazz Club website 

Other Jazz Clubs in the South of England

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Listen to:
Havant-based Angel Radio, ‘The Home of Pure Nostalgia’, on 89.3FM (next to Radio 2) on DAB around the UK or on line via the website

Or for nostalgia look at Pompey Pop – popular music in Portsmouth between 1944 & 1969 – you might be mentioned!
On a similar theme there’s also Michael Cooper’s Popular Portsmouth Music Scene website. 

Or SEARCH for Jazz Clubs in the rest of the UK or all over the World.

Or look at Where Can We Go for events wherever you are.

Jazz North West promotes jazz in the Northwest of the UK – see links on that website to other clubs in the UK.

The Club’s Band Bookings Secretary, Chris Newman’s, Georgia Ramblers can be hired for your event  – for details see the Flyer or email,
tel: 023 9269 3988 or mobile: 07790 987209, or 22 Vernon Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5DS.
Chris is also available as a jazz piano soloist.

Julie Horton is a local Jazz Singer –  call 07966 459188.

Details of future events at Chichester University can be obtained from their website as can those at Chichester Festival Theatre.

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Similarly for Southampton University at the Turner Sims venue. Joe Croll (now sadly deceased), who ran the New Yellow Dog Jazz Club in Chandler’s Ford until 2021, and Dave Stradwick’s (also now sadly deceased) Sussex Jazz Kings each year promoted a Jazz Boat cruise from Southampton to Cowes on the Isle of Wight and back.  In 2017 it was on Sunday 16 July and several members of Gosport Jazz Club joined it.  The Sussex Jazz Kings performed whilst the boat was sailing to and from Cowes and there was also a brolly parade on arrival in Cowes.  Here are a selection of photos from the 2017 cruise (it is sad to report that both Joe and Dave died in November 2022, so there will be no more of their Jazz Boat Cruises):

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