Jazz Factory are supporting the BATHALF

Sunday 17th May – we will be playing 4 sets from 10:30-14:30

We are excited to be supporting the Bathalf runners on Sunday 17th March. You’ll catch us at Bath Toyota Garage at miles 5 & 12. (what3words: monday.bleat.handed).

We will be performing well-known and upbeat jazz & funk tunes. Rachel Kerry will be leading on the KEYTAR sets 1&2 and Ross Hughes will be leading sets 3&4.

Bath Community Big Band

Winsley Village Project (supporting the charities – Designability, The Willows Care Farm & Just a Drop)

Bath Community Big Band

The big band with a big reputation, under the direction of Ralf Dorrell, and making a return visit to perform a wide range of traditional and contemporary numbers.

Concert with bar available at interval

7.30 pm Wednesday 20 March 2024

St Nicholas Church/Hall, Winsley BA15 2NN

Tickets: £12 adults, £5 children/young people U18

Tickets are available now from www.ticketsource.co.uk (online), cash/cheque sales (07753 255944), or ‘on the door’.

Play Jazz Weekend 2024

Play Jazz Weekend 2024
Bookings are now Open!
Book your place by clicking HERE

We are excited about another great team of tutors and have worked hard to keep the price for you as low as possible.  We really do think this is one of the best value courses in the country.

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th May 2024 (bank holiday weekend)

Early-bird – £149 (for bookings before 4th March)
Full Price – £159 (£105 for full time students)
Bass players & drummers – £119
Bursary places for 25’s & under


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Monday 23rd Oct 2023

The Bell, Walcot St, Bath

Ross Hughes – clarinet
Martin Kolarides – guitar
Jay Singh – guitar
Max De Wardener – double bass

Silly covers, classic standards, and Django Reinhardt compositions in a hot club style. Live music 9-11pm

Free entry

Lorne Lofsky/ Nigel Price Quartet, Wednesday 18th October at Bristol Music Club Fringe or Sunday 15th October, Chardstock Community Hall, £10

Lorne Lofsky is a Canadian jazz guitarist who was a member of the Oscar Peterson Quartet and he also recorded with Chet Baker.

Fringe Jazz presents NIGEL PRICE / LORNE LOFSKY QUARTET at The BRISTOL MUSIC CLUB, 76 St Paul’s Road, Clifton. Bristol BS8 1LP on Wednesday 18th October at 7PM. Tickets £20.

Lorne Lofsky – Guitar
Nigel Price – Guitar
Ashley John Long – Double Bass
Winston Clifford – Drums

Doors Open 7pm

Performance Starts at 7.30pm

Canadian guitarist Lorne Lofsky is literally a living legend, having toured and recorded with Oscar Peterson, Joey DeFrancesco and…wait for it…Chet Baker! He’s also perhaps more widely known in guitar circles as working and recording with the great Ed Bickert (guitarist with Paul Desmond).

Nigel Price is one of the most highly regarded and in demand guitarists on the UK jazz scene today. He spent three years with UK funk legends – the James Taylor Quartet, was voted No.1 in the 2016 British Jazz Awards for “best guitarist” and is also a regular performer at Ronnie Scott’s, where he’s played around 600 times.

Ashley John Long’s fiery and almost impossibly virtuosic playing is really something to behold. Perhaps the most singularly impressive double bassist we have here in the UK.

Winston Clifford is absolutely bursting with music. Rated by many as simply one of the greatest drummers to ever herald from these islands. He’s not just a great drummer. If you’re lucky he might pick up a microphone and deliver one of his jaw dropping scat solos!

Tickets are also available at TREBLEROCK Guitar Shop, 52 The Mall in Clifton Village.

FRINGE JAZZ, Wednesdays at 7PM at The BRISTOL MUSIC CLUB, 76 St Paul’s Road, Clifton. Bristol BS8 1LP

Check out Jazz Factory at the Bathalf
This Sunday, 15th October 10:30-14:30

We are delighted to announce that Jazz Factory has a gig slot at this year’s ‘Bathalf’ half marathon on Sunday 15th October. It’s great to be contributing to the tremendous atmosphere for both the runners and spectators. The Bathalf band, formed from current members of Jazz Factory will be playing a mixture of Jazz, Blues, Funk, and Latin, including many well-known tunes. 

 If you are running or spectating, we hope to see you. You will find us at Bath Toyota Garage, Lower Bristol Road, BA2 3DN

Bathalf website