Mike Daniel’s GBH Christmas 20th Birthday Gig, Sunday 15 December, 7:30pm £20 (Limited availability)
GBH Big Band’s legendary Christmas concert is back to fill your stockings with seasonal jazz, a classy mix of big band fayre and a host of cracking surprises. ‘Tis the season to be jolly and friends from the world of jazz join GBH to celebrate in their 20th birthday year in this annual cracker of a concert.
We are delighted to confirm the details of next year’s Play Jazz Weekend. This is always a great weekend course, usually a sell-out and we’re really excited about the tutors we have booked.
Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th May 2020
Great Price – £139, Early-bird discount -£129 for bookings by 6th March, Bass players & drummers – £89
Tutors: Simon Purcell – Piano, Craig Crofton – Saxophone, Martin Kolarides – Guitar & Riaan Vosloo – Double bass
Bookings open Monday 13th January 2020
A great local gig, with international names, Iain Ballamy and Jason Rebello. Not to be missed!
We are delighted to announce that Jazz Factory will be playing at the annual Moorland Road Xmas light switch on event, Saturday 23 November 2019.
This is a buzzing community event. Jazz Factory will be playing from 15:45 – 16:15, expect some jazzy Xmas numbers plus the usual swing and Latin grooves! The event is free, here’s the line up:
13:00 – Event starts
14:30 – Santa arrives (pressies for under 8s)
15:45 – 16:15 Jazz Factory
16:00 – Bath Mayor arrives
16:30 – Lights Switch on
There will also be; face painting, Samba band workshop, Super Pirates, for all to enjoy. All welcome and all free.
Delighted to announce a new jam session is starting at St James Wine Vaults, Bath. Come and jam! There will be keys, bass amp, and a drum kit available to use.
First date Thursday 21st November 2019, 8.30pm – 11pm
Run by Adam Biggs – Head of Jazz Studies at Bath Spa University
Our tutor, Ross Hughes is a member of the band, Red Kite and they have an Album Tour fast approaching. It is sure to be worth the travel.
LINE UP Fulvio Sigurta – Trumpet, Ross Hughes – Bass Clarinet/Sax, Hannes Riepler – Guitar, Esben Tjalve – Keys, Jasper Høiby – Bass, Tim Giles – Drums
The Vortex, London, Monday the 16 September, 20:00. Buy tickets here
The Flute and Tankard, Cardiff, Wednesday 18 September, 21:00
Soundcellar, Poole, Thursday 19 September, 20:15
1000 Trades, Birmingham, Friday 20 September, 19:45
The Bear Club, Luton, Saturday 28 September, 20:30
More about the band here
We are excited about our new term starting Monday 9th September. We welcome new members in the first 3 weeks of every term. Please contact us to register or simply just come along. Everyone is welcome and we have groups of different levels – for instrumentalists and vocalists.
19:30 – 21:30 – Wiltshire Music Centre.
First session is only a fiver!
Instead of our usual workshop sessions, we will be hosting a jam session in the Foyer at Wiltshire Music Centre. Each of our groups will perform a tune as well as the vocalists and the evening will end with us coming together to jam. The bar will be open all evening. Please do invite friends and family along!
A small group of instrumentalists from Jazz Factory and Play Jazz Weekend are coming together to perform at a Charity Gig on 11th August 2019. The event is raising money for Stroke Association. They will be playing a 30 minute set. It’s great to see Jazz Factory/Play Jazz Weekend on the road!