The last jazz club before New York

We do not do advance ticket sales, everything is on the door on the night.

All gigs: doors open 7.30pm, live music from 8.30 to 11-ish.

Bar snacks and light meals available until 8.15.
Breaking News, we now accept credit card payments, no more looking for the elusive St Ives ATM
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 795277 to make sure.

To download your copy of our new Summer programme click here !

St Ives Jazz Club September Festival Starts Here !!!!

please note doors open @ 7.00 pm and performance starts @ 8.00 pm

and The hotel will not be serving food at festival gigs

Mon 16th September £15.50/£12


Highly original work that creates a world of it’s own.’ Chris Ingham, MOJO ★★★★

   Joy Ellis - Piano/Vocals,
Jo Caleb - Guitar
Henrik Jensen - Bass,
Adam Osmianski – Drums
Joy Ellis is a pianist, singer and composer based in London. Since graduating from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama she has toured all over the world playing jazz. Past gig highlights include Ronnie Scott’s, the Jazz Café and the Barbican Pit Theatre in London, the London Jazz Festival, the Cork Jazz Festival and No Black Tie Jazz Club in Kuala Lumpur. She was recently selected as one of fourteen emerging artists to work with Mercury-nominated singer ESKA on a composition residency in Manchester.

In November 2017, Joy released her debut album entitled 'Life On Land' on F-IRE. The album reflects her passion for jazz and improvisation, her love of groove and dance music, her classical roots as a pianist and the soulful, poetic aspects of being a singer-songwriter.

‘Startling debut from British singer-songwriter who sets her cool, poetic a suitably restless, sophisticated jazz soundscape. Highly original work that creates a world of it’s own.’ Chris Ingham, MOJO ★★★★

‘Fiery improvisations from Ellis who provides well-structured hard-bop solos on piano and Fender Rhodes.’ John Lewis, The Guardian ★★★★

‘Joy Ellis has a distinctive voice of her own. A very gifted player indeed. A triple threat with those pipes of hers, those fingers and her song-writing assets.’ Simon Redley, Music Republic Magazine ★★★★

Tues 17th September £15.50/£12


It is sure to be a great night of music!

Giles set up his Jazz Orchestra in January 2018, in order to record his debut big band album, “Be In Today”, and had a successful launch at the Vortex Jazz Club, last summer.

The orchestra is comprised of some of the UK’s finest jazz musicians, and takes influences from Maria Schneider and Gill Evans.

The debut album, “Be In Today”, is made up of original compositions and arrangements, written by Giles Thornton. The Jazz orchestra will be launching their summer tour at this concert. It is sure to be a great night of music!

Giles is a Composer, Arranger and Orchestrator based in London. He has performed in prestigious venues , such as The Royal Albert Hall, Sadler’s Wells, LSO St Lukes, Milton Court Concert Hall and The Barbican Hall. ​

Giles has worked with many artists, such as Jules Buckley, Mike Walker, Liane Carroll and John Harle, among others. ​ His most recent engagements include : Debut Big Band album launch (Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston)- Composer/Conductor "New York: Sound Of A City", Heritage Orchestra, BBC Proms.- Music Team "Mingus: Beneath The Underdog", Metropole Orkest, BBC Proms 2017. - Copyist ​

Press Quote- "Thornton does not set out merely to be clever; his aim, in general, is to create beautiful, melodic music, and that isn’t something one can always take for granted”- London Jazz News. "Interesting and impressive writing from a new young talent”- Norma Winstone.

Tues 24th September £15.50/£12


"A Trumpeter whose style is a sizzling update of the Morgan/Hubbard approach."

Quentin Collins - Trumpet
Toni Kofi - Alto Saxophone
Leo Richardson - Tenor Saxophone
Steve Hamilton - Piano
Conor Chaplin - Bass
Winston Clifford - Drums
Quentin Collins is, quite simply, a master musician; a tone that remains consistently rich throughout every register, pin-point articulation and, where jazz improvisation is concerned, a crackling delivery, brimming with ideas, that does nothing so much as call the late, great, Freddie Hubbard to mind. Performing material from their new album ‘Road Warrior,’ the Sextet draws inspiration from the rich tradition of 3-horn frontlines, with an explosive all-star line-up evoking The Jazz Messengers, McCoy Tyner, and Wynton Marsalis.

Brought up around the sounds of jazz by a music-loving father, Quentin had seen many of the greats by a young age, including Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton & Dave Brubeck. This had a profound influence upon his decision to become a professional musician.

In 20 years as a professional, Quentin has established himself as one of the UK’s top Jazz/Commercial trumpeters, having performed, toured and recorded with a plethora of internationally renowned artists across many genres.

Wed 25th September £15.50/£12


will have the whole club up and dancing before the night is over!

   Matt Carter - Keyboards,
Phoebe Jane - Vocals,
Steve Down - Guitar,
Seth Tackaberry - Bass,
Miguel Andrews - Drums
Matt Carter returns to St Ives Jazz Club with his Stevie Wonder project after the success of their first visit in January. For anyone who loves the music of Stevie Wonder then this gig is a must see, with some of the finest young musicians in the country coming together in what promises to be an evening of high energy, soulful and uplifting music.

The band features the fantastic voice of Phoebe Jane, who has been recognised as a prodigious talent by the likes of Lalah Hathaway. She has performed alongside soul singer Joss Stone, for whom Steve Down (guitar) regularly tours with all over the world.

Both Matt Carter (piano) and Seth Tackaberry (bass) currently study jazz at The Royal Academy of Music, and Seth recently came off tour with guitarist Cory Wong (Vulfpeck) and also made it to the final of BBC young jazz musician 2018.

The line up is completed by Miguel Andrews on drums, who is one of the finest drummers in the South West.

This gig promises to be very special, and if the last one is anything to go by, will have the whole club up and dancing before the night is over!

To download your copy of our new Summer programme click here !

HERE's WHAT COMING in 2019!!!
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| 20th Aug Dave Holdsworth "New Brew" | 27th Aug Ben Himpel "Tribute to Lester Young " | 10th Sep Michelson Morley | 16th Sep Joy Ellis Quartet | 17th Sep Giles Thornton 10 | 24th Sep Quentin Collins Sextet | 25th Sep Matt Carter's Stevie Wonder Project | watch this space or click here September -December !


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