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Monday 23rd Oct 2023The Bell, Walcot St, BathRoss Hughes - clarinetMartin Kolarides - guitarJay Singh - guitarMax De Wardener - double bassSilly covers, classic ...

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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

Frome Jazz Club presents Stolen Moments

Stolen Moments is a new kind of jazz event.

From 3-5pm on the second Saturday of each month except July and August, Keith Harrison-Broninski will be at the grand piano in Christ Church (Christchurch St West, Frome BA11 1EH), with a special guest from the many great jazz players loved by Frome Jazz Club fans.

Cakes will be available. Entry is free with donations welcome.

Click here for more info

Jazz Factory Jams it Up

Jazz Factory, Bradford on Avon’s local club for aspiring jazz musicians, enjoyed
its customary mid-term jam session at Wiltshire Music Centre on Monday 20th
February, including several pieces penned by the members themselves. The
evening kicked off with polyinstrumentalist tutor Ross Hughes’ group playing
four numbers, The Peacock (written by member John Millichip), the obscure I
Get the Blues, Spring Forward (by member John Iles), and finally the jazz
standard, Rosetta. Tutor Rachel Kerry’s group performed a relaxed and tuneful
version of Jobim’s bossa classic, One Note Samba, following which there was
an entertaining interval from Rachel and singer Craig Mitchell performing the
amusing comedy number F Sharp Live. The evening was brought to a storming
finish with maestro tutor Mike Daniel’s ensemble playing another member-
penned piece, Modal Flick by Ben Durrant, and climaxing with Sonny Rollins’
tune from the islands, St Thomas.
Jazz Factory’s term continues until the end-of-term concert on Monday, 27th
March, resuming at WMC on Monday 17th April. New members are always
welcome, and there will be another public performance at the Party in the City in Bath on Friday, 12th May.

Andrew Gaulter

Bradford Roots Music Festival 2023

Jazz Factory are delighted to be playing on the main stage at the Bradford Roots Music Festival – Timings – 1.15pm – 2pm


Bradford Roots returns for a day of great music to warm away the winter blues and celebrate all Bradford on Avon has to offer. Building on Lisa and Chris Samuel’s brilliant work since founding the festival in 2012, our new team of community programmers will fill the Centre with folk, blues, pop and rock, as well as workshops for all the family, great local food and drink and the famous wassail. A true feel-good event, Roots is synonymous with community spirit, local talent and an inclusive atmosphere.

Proceeds in support of Zone Club and Wiltshire Music Centre.

What’s On


Concrete Prairie Karport Collective Billy in the Lowground Big
Sing Workshop with Jane Harris & Clara Atkins Graham Dent Jazz
Lodestone Jazz Factory Doves Peace Choir Zone Club 


Fly Yeti Fly Z O E Caroline RadcliffeJazz Trio
Westward Timur Dersuniyelioglu LightGarden Phil
Cooper & Jamie R Hawkins Joe Hunt Adrian Long


Its Complicated Littlemen Aqaba Foxymoron
Junkyard Dogs Mark Green’s Blues Collective Terry Sheppard’s
Open Mic Hour
 Wafaa Powell Belly Dancing Workshop


Advance Price if you book before Sat 31 Dec (discount applied in basket)

  • £18 Adult
  • £10 U18s + students
  • Free U12s (includes £2 booking fee)

Full Price
From Sun 1 Jan

  • £22 Adult
  • £12 U18s + students
  • Free U12s (includes £2 booking fee)