The last jazz club before New York

All gigs: doors open 7.30pm, live music from 8.30 to 11-ish.
Bar snacks and light meals available until 8.15.

The lower prices are for St Ives Jazz Club members, MU members and Western Hotel residents.
Full Time Students and under 18s get in for £5.

Programme may be subject to change etc ... please call 01736 796082 to make sure.

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Tues 19th June £13/£8/£5
John-paul Gard

John-Paul Gard Trio

John-Paul Gard - Organ
Matt Hopkins - Guitar
Toby Perrett - drums

John-Paul started playing Hammond organ at the age of 10. He had been influenced by his late father who was an organ player and music enthusiast. He had always been exposed to jazz by his father and would play music to John-Paul as he travelled in his dad’s car when his father toured around the country with his job selling jewellery. John-Paul took lessons with Alan Woodley and within 8 months he won the national UK competition “Home Organist of the Year.” Alan Woodley continued to teach and influence John-Paul and they regularly stayed in touch until Alan sadly passed away last year. John-Paul was offered a job in his local organ shop and during his 6 years there he met some of the finest players and demonstrators in the business and also played many concerts. This exposure to the best Hammond musicians enabled John-Paul to develop his own style which is also heavily influenced by Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff and Joey DeFrancesco. His other influences are Errol Garner, Oscar Peterson,Harry Stoneham,Jerry Allen, George Flurey, Tony Pegler and Alan Haven.

Tues 26th June £13/£8/£5
Janette Mason


Janette Mason - Keyboards
Tom Mason - bass
Chris Morris - drums

Red Alert Janette's new trio and CD, marks a new direction for Janette's contemporary writing. Combining synthesizers with piano for this album, Janette aims to stay true to her unique compositional style whilst developing a new contemporary jazz sound. Joining her in this new venture are the superbly talented Chris Morris on drums and Tom Mason on bass.

"Mason can't do anything obvious or unhip...It's all beautifully produced, too" John Fordham

The trio play contemporary jazz with cool grooves, interesting time scapes, funky synths and a cinematic texture. Think Herbie Hancock meets Dave Brubeck. They have recorded two successful albums, including the Parliamentary Jazz Award nominated 'Alien Left Hand'. The intuitive style and musical expertise of Tom Mason - Bass and Chris Morris - Drums , complement Janette's unique improvisational approach perfectly to create innovative, energetic and engaging live performances. Janette is known as an outstanding arranger so alongside her contemporary jazz compositions the trio take on arrangements of pop classics such as Cars by Gary Numan and Ashes to Ashes by David Bowie.

Janette Mason, from her high profile gigs throughout the 90’s touring with artists like Seal, Oasis, k.d.Lang and Robert Wyatt, to the years on camera as Musical Director for Jonathan Ross and Antoine De Caunnes, has proven to be a consummate musician and a standout talent in Jazz, Pop, Indie, Rock and World Music.

Her skills as a composer can be heard in countless Television adverts and programs from Sex and the City, The Drew Carey Show, Come Dine With Me to feature films like Ruby Blue, The Calling, as well as the acclaimed Documentary Film Paris Was A Woman by Greta Schiller.

A mainstay of the British Jazz scene for over a decade, Janette has toured her unique sound in Europe, Israel, Japan, Thailand the United States, playing everywhere from The Atlanta and Rochester Jazz Festivals to Carnegie and Albert Hall. Janette is also a successful recording artist and arranger. Her hit debut album, Din and Tonic, was shortlisted by Guardian Jazz Critic John Fordham as a contender for "Jazz Album of the Year." January 2009 brought the release of Alien Left Hand, featuring Julian Siegel, Tom Arthurs, Lea DeLaria, which garnered a Parliamentary Jazz nomination. She is a sought after arranger and producer and has contributed tracks to Ian Shaw’s Drawn to All Things and Lea DeLaria’s The Live Smoke Sessions, which reached the Grammy Ballot in 2009. D'Ranged, Janette's 2014 release featuring David McAlmont, Claire Martin, Tatiana LadyMay Mayfield, Gwyneth Herbert and Vula Malinga, has received rave reviews. Janette is currently resident Musical Director at Hideaway Live Music Venue in London.

Tues 3rd July £13/£8/£5
Brian Corbett




As well performing under his own name, Bryan has been performing for world renowned artists and bands such as The Brand New Heavies, Tony Christie, Ben E King, Us3, Alesha Dixon, Ella Eyre, Sigala, Sam Bailey, Gary US Bonds, Ruby Turner, Jan Smit, Funk De Nite and the list goes into a who's who in the jazz and commercial world.  He has toured and performed around the globe as a guest artist and with his own bands regularly performs festivals, concert halls and clubs through out the U.K. and has features on the soundtrack to major commercials for Fiat 500, Iceland and Panasonic.

Bryan is featured as a soloist or in horn sections on numerous recordings and has also been featured soloist with the 'BBC Concert Orchestra' and Big Band Małopolski in Krakow, Poland. He was a winner of the 'Jerwood Rising Star' at Cheltenham International Festival and his Quartet has previously won the poll winner prize at Symphony Hall in Birmingham.  This year (2017) saw him as featured artist and curator of Birmingham Jazz Legends Festival.

Bryan is not only a great performer of the jazz standards repertoire but an artist who pushes the boundaries writing and performing original works with his various line-ups.  His previous album 'Green' has received much acclaim is available through 'Proper Note Distribution'. This latest release by the ‘Bryan Corbett Quartet’ features two longstanding members of the band in Neil Bullock on Drums and Ben Markland on Basses.  However on this visit to St Ives the wonderful talents of Craig Milverton and his trio are featured .

Having returned from a period of ill health Bryan Corbett is very much up and running.  Bryan is back stronger, better and with something to say.

The new Double CD "Message of Iridescence" recorded live at the much-acclaimed ‘Fleece Jazz’ captures brilliantly the intimacy, energy, originality and personality his playing.
This album brings you right upto date with Bryan, and as the title describes it is message of rainbow colours.

Tues 10th July £13/£8/£5
Trio Nova


Trio Nova Bassist Alec Dankworth, guitarist Jorge Bravo and percussionist Demi Garcia Sabat join forces for an electric take on jazz, flamenco and latin music, with original compositions and standards infused by diverse rhythms. This international trio hailing from Chile, Spain and the UK fuse their wealth of diverse musical tradition from classical music to gypsy jazz.

Alec Dankworth After studying at Berklee College of Music, joined the Clark Tracey Quintet, Julian Joseph Quartet and Nigel Kennedy’s Wasp Factory. While living in New York he played with the Duke Ellington Orchestra and joined the Dave Brubeck Quartet. Alec performs with Cleo Laine, Jacqui Dankworth, Georgie Fame and Van Morrison. The Alec Dankworth Trio's debut album ‘If You’re Passing By’ was released in 2003. Alec has performed with Mose Allison, Guy Barker, Stephanne Grappelli, Johnny Griffin, Abdullah Ibrahim, Marian McPartland, Courtney Pine, George Shearing, Tommy Smith, Clark Terry and Mel Torme. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, the Sydney Opera House and the Royal Albert Hall.

Jorge Bravo Few acoustic guitarists in Europe can compose and play with such personality and technical skill as Jorge Bravo. Born in Santiago de Chile, he works as a concert guitarist, composer, producer and teacher. He has a unique style of virtuoso performance with a wide range of influences from classical and flamenco to gypsy jazz and Latin American styles. Jorge has played in prestigious venues around the UK such as the Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Womad festival, and in some of the most renowned theatres and festivals throughout Europe. In June 2006 his talents were internationally recognised when he won a first prize at the 'Nino Ricardo International Guitar Competition' held in Murcia, Spain.

Demi Garcia Originally from Barcelona, Demi studied at the London College of Music. He has been working as a freelance drummer and percussionist specializing in Flamenco, Arabic and latin styles. He plays with a number of groups ranging from more traditional to the experimental, fusing flamenco with other genres including jazz, arabic and indian music. He is currently working with Nicolas Meier, Tito Heredia, Spanish Accents, Shirley Smart Trio, Peter Tong, Youth Glover, La Tipica contemporary Flamenco company, Melange. He toured all over Europe, North Africa, USA and Asia. He is currently working as a Cajon and Flamenco Rhythms teacher at Escuela Flamenco Londres (Flamenco dance School London)

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