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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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Open Collab with Charlie & Jake

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chicken Shed,

Improvised music Sonic landscape Your poetry Open Collab is going live and in-person again!  Join us, multi-instrumentalist live-looping duo Charlie + Jake, for an immersive afternoon of poetry, music and more: Open Collab. We will be creating musical universes around poetry sent in from across Bristol, and from all over the world, and featuring special guest Kathryn O'Driscoll, current UK Slam Champion. Joining us on stage will be movement artist and dancer Simon Abel, adding another layer of improvisation and…

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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

Flats & Sharps

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
From £15

Flats & Sharps are a four-piece bluegrass outfit from Penzance, Cornwall. Delivering energetic, enthusiastic, and spirited Bluegrass to audiences all around the world, Flats & Sharps have been performing their unique take on this music for over ten years. Their shows include a wide variety of influences, from a fresh and modern outlook on foot-stomping Bluegrass material through to their powerful and well-crafted original songs, with beautiful moments everywhere in between. Their music perfectly blends strong harmonies and stonking solos,…

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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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French Chanson Concert with Peter Hawkins

May 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
From £8

French Chanson Evening Come and listen to some popular and some less well-known French songs with Peter, with a couple of songs with our directrice Audrey. The evening is for anyone interested in beautiful and entertaining French songs. Peter Hawkins performs his interpretations of the songs of Georges Brassens. Join us to enjoy his authentic renderings of one of the most celebrated artists of Chanson française. Brassens was famous for a vast repertoire of poetic and satirical songs depicting rural life,…

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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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