nottingham jazz

There's a good and growing Jazz scene that complements our Swing Dance nights visit their sites to get latest gig news and info about regular band nights:

(Better still visit Jazz Steps a much more authoritative and regularly updated resource for Nottingham Jazz scene than this little list...)

Nottingham Contemporary
- regular *free* gigs by a wide range of outstanding jazz, swing, blues, gypsy jazz bands
The Lion, Basford, Nottingham
- regular sunday gigs by a wide range of excellent jazz, swing, blues bands
Henley Farrel Big Band
'Easy Does It' Nottingham Swing Band
- two sides of Nottinghams favourite Swing Dance bands play regularly at the Rolls Royce Social in Derby and the Festival Inn (Woo hoo!) Nottingham - Easy Does It worked closely with our Swing Dancers to compile the danciest song book of any swing band I know
Nottingham Jazz Orchestra
- recently transferred from the Five Ways & Tommy Saville, NJO now lead by trumpeter Steve Bland and relocated to The Ukranian Federation Clubi, Sherwood Rise, Nottingham where they play monthly (?last? Sunday) gigs for £6 on the door from 8pm
The Running Horse, Canning Circus, Nottingham
- All sorts of Rock, Blues bands - usually very loud - worth a trip
The Bell Inn, Nottingham City Centre
- the oldest oub in Nottingham (though the Trip to Jerusalem claims to be the oldest in England) - regular Sunday and Monday Jazz in atmospheric city bar - worth a look
Nottingham Rhythm Club
- The longest-running jazz club of its type in the country and still providing a varied programme of the best British, European and American traditional jazz
The Risley Park Bar & Restaurant, Sandiacre, Nottingham
- Nice venue and home to Stapleford Big Band who play every Tuesday (darn that clashes with our classes) good band, be careful not to sit in the wrong seat
Me And Mr Jones
Excellent 4pc band playing a sophisticated Jazz Blues set, sort of West Coast feel - very dancey, but also a treat for the ears
Benny Lee and the Whistle Stop Five
Terrific fun 5pc band playing a refreshing mix of classic Jump Jive and Jazzed up Pop - good fun, worth a look



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