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January 2022

Estraven

January 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £12

For our first visiting band of 2022, we welcome Estraven as part of a tour taking in The Lescar, Sheffield, The Hive, Shrewsbury and The Vortex in London. Their debut album ‘Ignored Advice’ to be released in February 2022 features all original compositions that stem from bassist-composer Chris Hyde-Harrison’s love of jazz, post-rock and various world musics. In 2020 he was awarded Arts Council England’s DYCP grant to spend a year studying maqam (an Arabic modal music), this period of investigation…

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February 2022

James Chadwick Quartet

February 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £10

James Chadwick - guitar, Nick Malcolm - trumpet, Henrik Jensen - bass, Andy Hague - drums

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Ray D’Inverno’s Quintessential Groove

February 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £10

Ray D'Inverno - piano, Andy Hague - trumpet, Terry Quinney - tenor sax, Luke Belcher - bass, Andy Tween - drums

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Alex Merritt/Steve Fishwick Quintet

February 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £12

Saxophonist Alex Merritt has circulated in the upper echelons of London jazz society for a number of years, appearing at Ronnie Scott's, Pizza Express and so on, but fairly recently moved to Bristol, from which base he travels to teach at the Royal Welsh College. He's already had quite an impact on the Bristol scene, popping up at various venues and notably collaborating with trumpeter Nick Malcolm. For tonight however he reunites with his London colleagues as part of a national tour…

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Simon Spillett Quartet

February 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £10

Our special guest soloist tonight is Simon Spillett, who over the past twenty years or so has established himself as one of the UK's pre-eminent saxophonists. Simon is a firm advocate of straight-ahead hard-swinging modern jazz, and his lack of pretention has made him a huge hit with the UK jazz audience, although he sometimes jokes online about his lack of eligibility for Arts Council grants. Alongside his playing career Simon is also a jazz author and reviewer, perhaps best…

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