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March 2022

Charged Particles with Tod Dickow Play the Music of Michael Brecker

March 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £15

Super excited about this one - we put on a fair few national touring bands, but it's only once in a while that the planets come into alignment and we're able to present an international tour such as this fantastic band from the USA. Charged Particles are a trio from the San Francisco Bay area, and have been together with their current line-up for around a decade. "Charged Particles dazzle" - Downbeat Magazine. Alongside their trio performances, the band also like to collaborate…

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Martin Kern and Andy Hague Quintet

March 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £10

We're thrilled that Martin Kern & Andy Hague Quintet are able to reunite this strong line-up which produced a memorable gig back in July 2021. The band will be playing hard-driving modern jazz in the Blue Note vein, and maybe a few originals. Martin Kern Martin Kern grew up in Bülach near Zürich in Switzerland and first started to play classical cello, then later at age 17 picked up the saxophone. He studied in Paris at the Cèntre d´'Information Musicale…

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Joe Northwood – Impressions: A Celebration of Coltrane

March 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £10

Saxophonist Joe Northwood is becoming one of the Cardiff jazz scene’s major voices, and besides playing also promotes gigs and jam sessions at Tiny Rebel. Having graduated from the Royal Welsh College, Joe furthered his studies by attending some of the USA led summer schools in Italy, where he received tuition from some of the world’s greatest such as Walter Smith iii, Ben Wendel and David Binney. Impressions: A Coltrane Celebration is Joe's new project motivated by his love for the music…

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April 2022

Jerry Crozier-Cole Quartet

April 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £10

Jerry is a guitarist with a wealth of experience, playing with a number of different artists including jazz singer and BBC 2 presenter Clare Teal, Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, soul legends PP Arnold, Ruby Turner, Elliott Randall, Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley. His touring work includes West End star Lee Mead’s Love tour and Still Black, Still Proud with Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley. He has a variety of studio recording credits to his name in film, television and…

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The Jazz Defenders SOLD OUT

April 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £10

We are really pleased to be able to present this fabulous band as part of a tour to promote their second CD release "King Phoenix." The Jazz Defenders have been getting lots of national press and radio attention recently, and have been booked a couple of times to play at Ronnie Scott's in London. Led by one of the UK's most formidable jazz pianists, George Cooper, The Jazz Defenders are a group born from a deep love of Blue Note…

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Hugh Pascall Quartet

April 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £10

Hugh Pascall playing the trumpet Trumpeter Hugh Pascall graduated from the Royal Academy in 2006. Since then he has recorded and toured with a variety of projects including Hans Koller’s Birmingham Jazz Orchestra, John Turville’s E17 Large Ensemble, the Dave Ferris Septet, New York’s The Last Poets and Tony Kofi's Inside Straight with Dennis Rollins. Hugh's quartet tours the UK in April, May and June, presenting new music from their debut album Borderlands. Influenced by musicians like Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson,…

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Return of the Native

April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £10

Return of the Native blend adventurous harmony, metrical games and lush melodies to create a highly individual sound.  Luke Belcher is originally from Christchurch in New Zealand. He lives in Yeovil, teaching and performing across Somerset. He previously performed at the club with Ray D'Inverno's Quintessential Groove back in February, tackling Ray's complex charts with ease and providing some great solos. Will Rees-Jones previously attended Wells Cathedral School with tutelage from Andy Tweed, Ed Leaker and Karen Street as well as being…

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May 2022

Tomorrow’s New Quartet

May 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £12

Tomorrow’s New Quartet is a project that was formed last year amidst the various lockdowns and restrictions that were put in place to combat the pandemic. It plays the original music of Amsterdam-based drummer/composer Rod Oughton, who wrote most of this music during that challenging time. Oughton used composition to stay creative and optimistic during the lockdowns, and the band’s name is a reflection of that. Rod was also one of the first people to manage to put some gigs…

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Adam Stokes Quartet

May 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £10

Guitarist Adam Stokes has been making his presence felt in Bristol for several years now - like many successful jazz players he is adept at making his own scene and generating new gigs. He has played all round town in duo settings with vocalists such as Victoria Klewin, and before lockdown was running two popular jam session nights at the LeftBank and the Stag and Hounds. The LeftBank has sadly fallen victim to the pandemic, but the Stag sessions are back…

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Dave Jones’ Unfinished Sentences

May 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £10

Pianist Dave Jones was based in Cambridge for many years but has now returned to South Wales. His diverse career has included studio work preparing old analogue recordings for reissue on CD, teaching Music Technology and jazz at degree level and writing articles and reviews for Jazz Journal magazine. He is also a film & tv composer and has had his tracks used in the omnipresent US comedy hit The Big Bang Theory. Dave last appeared at the club in…

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