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Past Events

2022 CJC All-Stars

Fri 24 Jun 2022

A wonderful sextet of quality musicians brought together to mark the CJC’s 30th anniversary! The concert is also featured in the Festival of Chichester events.

Roberto Bossard Quintet

Fri 10 Jun 2022

Roberto Bossard is coming from Switzerland and our concert is part of their European tour, going on to Paris.

Vasilis Xenopoulos Quartet

Fri 27 May 2022

Vasilis will be performing his Dexterity project celebrating the music and spirit of the legendary American saxophonist Dexter Gordon and features some of his less known original compositions.

Hannah Horton Quartet

Fri 06 May 2022

Saxophonist, and rising star of UK jazz Hannah Horton released her brand new album ‘Inside Out’ on September 22nd to a full house at the intimate 606 Jazz Club.

Charlotte Glasson Quintet

Fri 08 Apr 2022

Charlotte Glasson is an award winning composer and band leader playing a multitude of instruments from saxophone, penny whistle, violin and even the music saw.

Rob Luft Trio

Fri 18 Mar 2022

Rob Luft is a rising star: an award-winning 28-year-old jazz guitarist from London whose virtuosity has been compared to that of legends John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola & Paco De Lucia.

Quentin Collins Quartet

Fri 18 Feb 2022

Karen Sharp Quartet

Fri 21 Jan 2022

A welcome return of the Karen Sharp Quartet to the CJC.

Alan Barnes Quintet

Fri 10 Dec 2021

 This promises to be a programme full of good jazz, humour and Christmas cheer.

Tommaso Starace Harmony Less Quartet

Fri 19 Nov 2021

A special project by alto saxophonist Tommaso Starace originally planned to come to CJC in May 2020

Philip Clouts Quartet

Fri 15 Oct 2021

The dancing exuberance of South African Township music, the convivial groove of gospel-influenced soul jazz, the joyful sway of Cuban guaguanco rhythms, the bluesy melodies of middle eastern praise songs and so much more all come together in pianist Philip Clouts’ superbly accomplished quartet.

Winston Clifford Quartet

Fri 24 Sep 2021

A special quartet created by Winston Clifford to open our new post-covid Season.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

Peter Jones and his Quintet

Fri 18 Oct 2019

Peter Jones is a well - established jazz singer based in London who gigs regularly at jazz clubs there and throughout the south-east. His three albums to date have received excellent reviews, with tracks played widely on many radio stations in the UK and overseas. 

Paul Higgs Quartet 'A Brief History of Jazz'

Fri 27 Sep 2019

In this show, trumpeter Paul Higgs presents a musical tour of the history of jazz, playing hits by the legendary greats - Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, and Miles Davis, among others. He takes you from the early styles of New Orleans, swing and bebop, through to cool jazz, modal and Latin.

O'Higgins and Luft Play Monk and Trane

Fri 06 Sep 2019

This gig will be part of a 40-plus date autumn tour promoting their new CD, O’Higgins and
Luft play Monk and Trane (Ubuntu Music 2019) As an established giant of the UK jazz scene,
Dave O’Higgins’ tenor and soprano sax sounds are highly personal and recognisable and this will be his 21st CD as leader.

Alan Barnes and Bruce Adams Sextet

Fri 28 Jun 2019

A fitting finale to our 2018-19 Season. The always popular Alan Barnes brings his swinging sextet to the CJC. The repertoire is wide ranging and varied with classics, originals and standards.

Gary Crosby OBE - Tomorrow’s Warriors

Fri 07 Jun 2019

Gary Crosby OBE is a leading jazz double bassist, music arranger and educator in the UK. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Tomorrow's Warriors.

Matt Ridley Quintet

Fri 17 May 2019

The Matt Ridley Quintet has established itself as "One of Britain's very finest contemporary quintets" (Jazzviews).

Zoe Francis

Fri 03 May 2019

London born Zoe Francis started singing while living in New York for a few years, attending the workshops of Barry Harris and jam sessions in Harlem, Brooklyn and Manhattan, before singing on her own gigs with musicians including Harry Allen, Howard Alden and Warren Vaché. 

Gabriel and Christian Garrick Quintet

Fri 05 Apr 2019

Two highly talented brothers who rarely get to play together, now with an exciting new project of swinging creative jazz. Gabriel Garrick took up the trumpet aged seven and started gigging at an early age with his father and older brother.

Chris Ingham Quartet - The Jazz of Dudley Moore

Fri 15 Mar 2019

The beloved comic actor Dudley Moore (1935 - 2002) was also one of the UK’s most dazzling, swinging jazz pianists and composer of wit and depth. 

Tommaso Starace and Dave O’Higgins Quartet

Fri 15 Feb 2019

Following their epic performances with the CJC 25th Anniversary All Stars in 2017, Tommaso and Dave decided to work together on a unique project.

Remi Harris Duo

Fri 01 Feb 2019

In his live shows Remi plays an eclectic mix of original compositions, improvisations, jazz standards and new arrangements of music from Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Parker, Peter Green and many more. 

Scott Hamilton Quartet and Alan Barnes

Fri 11 Jan 2019

This is a very welcome return visit of Scott and his Quartet, but on this occasion we have brought him back with Alan Barnes with whom he recorded some nine years ago. 

Enrico Tomasso Sextet – From a Jazz Tradition

Fri 14 Dec 2018

Enrico Tomasso was exposed to the best of jazz from birth and started playing the trumpet at the age of five.

Jo Fooks Quartet

Fri 30 Nov 2018

Well known and loved by audiences throughout the south, Jo has not been to CJC since 2014 when she played the first concert following her then well publicised serious illness. Her return will be warmly welcomed. 

Nigel Price Quartet

Fri 09 Nov 2018

Over a career spanning 25 years, award-winning guitarist, Nigel Price has become widely acknowledged as one of the hardest-working musicians in the business.

Juliet Kelly - Divas of Jazz

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Juliet Kelly is one of UK jazz’s hidden treasures and for this special performance, alongside her regular pianist Jennifer Carr and bassist Oli Hayhurst, Juliet is joined by CJC favourite Tommaso Starace. 

Nat Steele - Portrait of the MJQ

Fri 28 Sep 2018

The quartet performs the music of one of the most successful and influential jazz groups of the 20th century, the Modern Jazz Quartet.

Darius Brubeck Quartet

Fri 07 Sep 2018

For the first concert of the season, and our contribution to the "Bernstein in Chichester Festival", we present the Darius Brubeck Quartet.

Arnie Somogyi - Scenes in the City

Fri 29 Jun 2018

Man Over Board

Fri 08 Jun 2018