Events

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

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.