The last jazz club before New York

Apart from Festival gigs, 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.

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Tues 8th October £13/£8/£5
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ISQ

“REQUIEM FOR THE FAITHFUL” TOUR

Irene Serra - Vocals
Naadia Sheriff-piano
Richard Sadler - Bass,
Chris Nickolls – Drums
ISQ are a critically-acclaimed post-jazz/folk/alternative quartet from London,Described as "EST with vocals", this crossover jazz outfit embrace “the song” as an improvisational framework to move into different – sometimes unexpected - sonic directions and moods.

ISQ will be releasing and touring their much-anticipated third album this Autumn and into early 2020. It is in a live setting that these musicians really show their jazz roots, expanding the framework of the songs and relishing in the musical spontaneity and interplay. Hear them when you get the chance.

“...ISQ are a melting pot of genres – jazz, pop, acoustic and experimental – which all blend together to entrancing effect...” - Time Out London Critics Choice

“...singer Irene Serra has a strong stage presence and a compelling vocal tone, which she uses to great effect on original songs that defy categorisation…” - JAZZWISE

"...Their arrangements draw on jazz, rock and electronic music, using the skills of the band’s individuals to the full, in music which is uniquely theirs…" - London Jazz


Tues 15th October £13/£8/£5
Liane Carroll

LIANE CARROLL

“LIANE DOESN'T JUST SING JAZZ, SHE IS JAZZ”

Liane Carroll has been a pillar of the British jazz and soul scene for over thirty-five years.

Born in London and raised in Hastings; from the beginning of her musical career at the age of fifteen, she has dedicated her life to creating a deep and abiding connection with audiences all over the world through her exceptional talent, versatility and ability to truly interpret a song.

Along the way she has collaborated with such diverse artists as Paul McCartney, Gerry Rafferty, Long John Baldry, Ian Shaw, Claire Martin OBE and drum and bass outfit London Elektricity with whom she headlined in 2016 at Finsbury Parks Hospital in the Park festival. She appeared with them again at Glastonbury Festival 2017.

Equally at home in intimate jazz venues and vast performance spaces, in the summer of 2016 Liane took part in the BBC Late Night Proms performing at The Royal Albert Hall with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra Of Scotland.

Liane is a great supporter of young and emerging artists and is much in demand by youth orchestras, ensembles and colleges for her inspirational approach to teaching. She runs regular workshops for aspiring vocalists at all levels of experience and teaches at the revered Guildhall School Of Music and Drama.

As a recording artist Liane has gained much critical acclaim. Her four most recent albums (Slow Down, Up and Down, Ballads, Seaside) all earned a four star review in The Guardian newspaper. Her latest release Seaside (Linn Records), homage to her life by the coast, is her third with Grammy nominated producer James McMillan of QuietMoney Studios and holds a coveted British Jazz Award for Best New CD (2015).


Tues 22nd October £13/£8/£5
Calum Gourlay

CALUM GOURLAY QUARTET

Helena Kay:Saxophones
Keiran McCleod:Trombone
Calum Goulay:Double Bass
james Maddren:Drums


This is the premier of Calum Gourlay's new project as a band leader. Having spent his musical career as a bass player for others, he is now venturing out into band leadership and writing.

Composer and Band Leader Calum Gourlay brings his brand-new quartet and first small band album to tour the UK in 2019; featuring music written especially for and inspired by the band members. This new quartet features pieces that became big band charts and some piece that didn’t! As well as some brand new music written for the tour.

Calum has had a residency at The Vortex Jazz Club since 2017 and writes at least one new piece a month. Interviewed in londonjazznews.comCalum said… “I find it much easier to arrange something for big band if there's already a framework for it to fit around, as starting a big band piece from scratch is tough. So, every few months I try to organise a play with a quartet or trio of some people from the band and write some music just for them. If any of that works then I can scale it up for the big band. This group had a play together in June 2018 and it felt good.”


Tues 29th October £13/£8/£5
Gall Molins

GALL - MOLINS EXPRESS

Jade Alicia Gall-saxophones
Jesse Molins-guitar
Matt Johns-organ
Keith Michael-drums


The Jade Gall–Jesse Molins Express is an exciting sax/guitar led group, powered by a swinging organ-drums rhythm section with some leading players from the south-west.

Jade Gall is a celebrated saxophonist and flautist, hailed as having a “big, strong tenor sound with a beautiful sense of melody and swing…a musician to look out for in the future” by trumpeter Steve Waterman. She has performed alongside top-class musicians from around the world, including: Allison Adams Tucker, Claire Martin, Clare Teal, Jason Rebello and Duncan Lamont. She has also featured on several BBC Radio broadcasts.

Jesse Molins is the current guitarist with the Mike Westbrook’s Uncommon Orchestra and Granite projects, paying extensively in the UK and in Europe. He has been a key part of several of Plymouths most exciting jazz groups, playing with Alan Barnes, Gordon Campbell and Bruce Adams, Claire Sweeney

. He has performed Scott Stroman’s Jazz Mass at Exeter Cathedral, and to rave reviews played with the Dave Hankin Big Band - "Jaw-droppingly good...the finest large-scale jazz unit the city has ever had" - Plymouth Herald.
Tues 5th November £13/£8/£5
Nicolas Meier

NICOLAS MEIER WORLDGROUP

New Album "Peaceful" Tour 2019-20

Demi Garcia on percussion
Kevin Glasgow on bass
Richard Jones on violin
Nicolas Meier on acoustic guitar and glissentar


In just a few short years, UK-based guitarist Nicolas Meier has carved a reputation out as one of the UK’s most original and uniquely talented guitarists. Drawing from a love of Turkish, Eastern & Middle Eastern music, Flamenco, Tango and more -- all mixed with jazz -- Meier is one of the rising stars in a vibrant British jazz scene, but his versatility and musical fluency extends well beyond that ... so much so, that his considerable talents drew the attention of rock guitar legend, Jeff Beck, who has since made Nicolas a mainstay in The Jeff Beck Group, carrying him on two world tours during the course of the last several years.

Meier originally hails from Switzerland; born in 1973 to parents who are great lovers of the arts, with wide-ranging musical tastes extending to the Classical, Jazz, Latin, Flamenco, Rock and (even) Pop genres. A true gypsy spirit with a disciplined maestro's touch, Nicolas has embraced a number of different cultures and studied their music forms, nuances and idiosyncrasies.

Having made a lasting impression on gentlemen the likes of Jeff Beck, Bill Bruford and Steve Vai -- just to name a few! -- Nicolas Meier is unquestionably one of today's most well-rounded, ambitious, masterful up-and-coming talents on guitar. Steve Vai's Favored Nations Records released Nicolas' brilliant solo album, "Infinity," featuring fellow virtuosos, veteran Jimmy Haslip, on bass, and one of the world's great timekeepers, Vinnie Colaiuta.

During the course of his six-string baptism and global sojourns, Nicolas has been the recipient of numerous awards. A truly dedicated student of the instrument, he has pursued advanced studies at Switzerland's prestigious Conservatoire de Fribourg, and subsequently earned a scholarship to Boston's illustrious Berklee College of Music. His burning passion for both rock and jazz persists to this day.


Tues 12th November £13/£8/£5
Talinka Group

TALINKA GROUP

Tali Atzmon (Vocals)
Jenny Bliss (violin, viola da gamba)
Yaron Stavi (bass)
Gilad Atzmon (bass clarinet, soprano sax and accordion.)


Talinka defies boundaries between styles and genres. It is where folk, early music, jazz and tango merge into simplicity, harmony and warmth.

Talinka creates a new distinctive sound that explores the unique and diverse journeys of four British musicians: Jenny Bliss, a baroque virtuoso artist, Yaron Stavi, one of the leading bass players in Europe, Gilad Atzmon, an internationally acclaimed Jazz saxophonist with an affinity for ethnic sounds and his wife Tali, whose singing has been paired up with her theatrical career.

“It seemed there was nothing this enterprising quartet couldn't do to make the most of a wide range of material…That’s Jazz.” Nigel Jarrett, Jazz Journal

“Terrific emotional depth…very entertaining and richly enjoyable” Peter Jones, Bebop Spoken Here

“They describe their music as, ...”a music loving adventure.” That statement is a perfect description as it is clear from the first listen that this is an album created by people with a love for what they do...Tali is an amazingly soulful jazz singer, whose voice captivates while the music weaves a magical spell on the listener, drawing you in; almost warm, gentle and at times haunting.” Mel Allen, The Progressive AspectIn just a few short years,


St Ives Jazz Club will be closed on the 19th and 26th of November

Next Gig Tuesday 3rd of December


Tues 3rd December £13/£8/£5
Al Swainger

AL SWAINGER Q*TET

BioPhosmos 2 - The Music of Chick Corea

Al Swainger - Bass & FX
Jon Clark - Drums
Tom Berge - Keys
Joe Northwood - Tenor Sax
Ant Law - Guitar


Mix Chick Corea with Radiohead in a blender then use the resulting cocktail to write film music and you might get something a little like this... ​Biophosmos is a five piece jazz ensemble featuring extensive use of modern technology to take the artform in a unique and daring new direction.

​​​The repertoire for their first outing is currently based around the compositions of Chick Corea but reimagined for a new 21st century ​ear. ​A ​melodic soundscape of latin, fusion & ambience guaranteed to surprise and delight.​

​​“..the birth of a new layer of fusion... live sound design and live soundscape composition...beautifully and artfully intermixed with straight ahead jazz and improvisational mastery” - Julian Pinn


Tues 10th December £13/£8/£5
Jonathan Gee

JONATHAN GEE TRIO

Pianist Jonathan Gee brings his trio featuring Marcus Vergette on bass and Andy Trim on drums to Devon and Cornwall in July.

Known in the UK for his work with Tim Whitehead, Tony Kofi, Pharoah Sanders, and David Murray, Jonathan is involved in projects throughout Europe and recently packed out Jazz at Lincoln Centre in New York, and Rochester International Jazz Fest with his US band. In the last year or so he was invited by Mike Westbrook to play duet in The Steinway Festival at Pizza Express, Soho , toured with the great Craig Handy, and performed the complete Monk with Charles Tolliver at Cadogan Hall in London.

The trio will be playing music from his acclaimed album ‘Dragonfly’ plus some Thelonious Monk, Beatles, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, and vocal renditions of well known standards.

Marcus, as well as being an internationally acclaimed sculptor, he has exhibited in The Venice Guggenheim for instance, has worked with many of the UK’s top jazz musicians including Mike Westbrook, Jean Toussaint, Steve Buckley and Don Weller.

Andy is one of the UK’s leading drummers, having worked with everyone from Humphrey Littleton and Pete King to Robert Mitchell, Mike Outram and Zoe Rahman. He has also worked with US legends such as Charles McPherson and Gene ‘Mighty Flea ‘ Connors and runs a legendary monthly Friday night gig at The Archduke Wine Bar in London featuring the best of London’s young lions. Robert Shaw in Jazzwise Magazine said ‘The fire and invention that marked his recent performances with Pharoah Sanders are in full evidence on this disc…his breathlessly sparkling originality shines through .’


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HERE's WHAT COMING in 2019!!!
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| 24th Sep Quentin Collins Sextet | 25th Sep Matt Carter's Stevie Wonder Project | 1st Oct Alison Rayer Quintet | 8th Oct ISQ | 15th Oct Liane Carroll | 22nd Oct Calum Gourlay Quartet | 29th Oct Gall Molins Express | 5th Nov Nicolas Meier Worldgroup | 12 Nov Talinka Quartet | 19th/ 26th Closed | 3rd Dec Al Swainger Q*tet | 10th Dec Jonathan Gee Trio | watch this space or click here September -December !

 

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