2019/2020 Season

After over eight years of significant improvements and sustained growth in membership, Chichester Jazz Club is delighted to present its new season. There is a ten-month programme from September to June totally devoted to live music spanning a wide range of jazz.

The programme is a mixture of bands new to the club as well as old favourites.

On this website you can find the expected personnel of each band, although the line-up can never be fully guaranteed.

Unless stated otherwise, all events start at 7:45pm and doors open at 6:45pm. Normally, we aim to have a 30-minute interval from 8:45pm and to finish at about 10:15pm, or soon thereafter.

Upcoming Events

Adrian Cox presents ‘Profoundly Blue’

Fri 08 Nov 2019

This highly acclaimed concert celebrates the traditional hot jazz music of Louisiana born clarinettist Edmond Hall. The show features leading UK clarinet star Adrian Cox.

The Danny Moss Jnr / Dave Chamberlain Quartet

Fri 29 Nov 2019

Internationally renowned double bassist Danny Moss Jnr is an unashamed disciple of the great Ray Brown. Time, tone, swing and variation of lines depending on the soloist are the hallmark of his playing. Danny’s propulsive lines and ‘long note’ style have earned him a considerable reputation in jazz circles.

'Passion & Romance in Jazz'

Fri 13 Dec 2019

After their last terrific performance three years ago, Tommaso and pianist Michele Di Toro reunite at Chichester Jazz Club. This time they team up with Russian virtuoso bass player Yuri Goloubev.

John Law ‘Re-Creations’

Fri 10 Jan 2020

John Law is one of the UK's most imaginative jazz pianists and is known mainly for his and indie material (Beatles, Radiohead, Adele, Daft Punk). John Law has created a band which plays highly accessible melodic music and recognised tunes in extremely creative and interactive arrangements, simple and complex, with an emphasis on spontaneous interaction in a group of highly versatile young musicians.

Karen Sharp Quintet

Fri 31 Jan 2020

After graduating in composition at the Royal Northern College of Music, Karen discovered a love of jazz and was inspired to play tenor sax by two giants of improvisation - Dexter Gordon and Sonny Rollins.

Julian Costello Quartet

Fri 14 Feb 2020

Julian Costello plays tenor and soprano saxophones and is a graduate of Trinity College of Music. He composes the music for the Julian Costello Quartet and recently released an album called Transitions on 33Jazz Records which received excellent reviews in Europe and the USA and is frequently played on radio stations across Europe including a live in session and interview for the BBC.

Freddie Gavita Quintet‘ TheMusic of Clifford Brown’

Fri 13 Mar 2020

It is quite a while since Freddie was at CJC so it is a delight to have him return to play the wonderful music of Clifford Brown. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, he rose to prominence through the John Dankworth Orchestra and has been a member of the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra for ten years.

Jonathan Gee Quartet

Fri 03 Apr 2020

Since being named 'Most Promising Newcomer' in the British Jazz Awards, Jonathan Gee has become "One of European Jazz's most celebrated musicians. His music is precise, lucid and original, and at times breathtakingly lyrical" – Visions of Europe.

Christian Garrick’s Spirit O'Stephane

Fri 01 May 2020

Christian Garrick is an award winning British jazz violinist and was the first jazz violin graduate of London’s illustrious Royal Academy of Music. Christian met Stephane Grappelli in 1976 and he became his first instrumental idol. He now leads his Spirit O’ Stephane ensemble in a concert that recalls the incredible 79 year career of Grappelli - from Django Reinhardt to Pink Floyd.

Harmony Less Quartet

Fri 15 May 2020

The Harmony Less Quartet is a new project by alto saxophonist Tommaso Starace who has brought together a quartet of musicians that includes one of Britain’s best Tenor saxophonists Dave O’Higgins along with Alec Dankworth on bass and Chris Nicholls on drums.

CJC - 2020 All-Stars

Fri 05 Jun 2020

A wonderful sextet of quality musicians, some of whom we have enjoyed previously at Chichester and a couple new to CJC but already establishing great reputations. The programme will be mostly jazz standards with unique interpretations.

Gaz Hughes - Tribute to Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers

Fri 26 Jun 2020

Gaz first came to wider public attention as the original drummer in the Matthew Halsall Band and featured heavily on the early recordings of the Gondwana label. A highlight was recording the album "On The Go", which won The Best Jazz Album of the Year - Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards 2012 and was nominated Best Jazz Album MOBO Awards 2011.