Jazz Coventry
At The Albany Club

The Albany Club is delighted to be the home of Jazz Coventry. We've had some world class musicians play in recent months and hope to continue to grow as a venue with a national and international reputation. Everyone welcome, around 8:00pm onwards.

We present a wide range of music from mainstream through Bebop to adventurous contemporary jazz.

Artists appearing are the best available groups, usually active on London's jazz scene, and American and European musicians when available. Young emerging bands are regularly featured and groups presented are normally regular working bands rather than soloists plus rhythm sections.

Gigs are usually held once a month upstairs in the concert room which comfortably holds 200 people. Visit www.jazzcov.co.uk for more information on upcoming gigs.


For more detail of all Jazz Coventry gigs visit: www.jazzcov.co.uk


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The Earlsdon Festival
The Alison Rayner Quintet + support by The Coventry Youth Jazz Orchestra

Thursday 3rd May, from 7.00pm

ARQ’s profile has risen rapidly in the past four years, with extensive touring and critical acclaim for their second album, ‘A Magic Life’. Described by the Guardian as ‘spirited, eloquent and graceful’ and by the Observer as ‘purposeful, full-toned and melodic, a beautifully integrated band’, their music is awash with infectious grooves, lyrical melodies and a music founded in jazz but with folk, rock, classical and other world music influences. They have built a substantial and wide-ranging audience, receiving national and international radio play and four and five star reviews in jazz and national press. Their recent 30-date ‘Magic Life’ UK tour concluded with a sellout night at the Soho Pizza Express Jazz Club.

From Ian Mann’s recent review of ARQ live at Brecon Jazz: ‘The quintet’s multi-faceted pieces are full of delightful colour and detail –but for all their sophistication remained wholly accessible and unfailingly melodic.” thejazzmann.com

‘Inspired by real-world ideas, people and situations but infused with the kind of heady imagination that transforms their resonances into a series of vivacious musical adventures’ - BBC Music Magazine

‘A gorgeous album synthesising mood, melody and the interplay between musicians totally at home with each other.’ - Jazzwise

‘A celebration of life itself‘ - LondonJazzNews

The Band:

  • Alison Rayner - Double bass
  • Buster Birch - Drums & Percussion
  • Deirdre Cartwright - Guitar
  • Diane McLoughlin - Saxophones
  • Steve Lodder - Piano

- See more at: http://www.blowthefuse.com/

Tickets £12, £6 students, £6 parents/friends of CYJO

For booking in advance contact Neil McGowan on 07811 203727 or neil.mcgowan@btconnect.com


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Fringe Event BBC Big Weekend feat Tom Hill’s 70s Jazz Funk Machine

Thursday 24th May 8.00pm

Celebrating the  funky jazz of the 70's by artists like the Crusaders, Weather Report, David Sanborn, Grover Washington, George Duke and more plus vocals from the Bill Withers songbook. Tom Hill’s 70’s JFM are a feel good, toe tapping, boodie shakin band that offers soul, improvisation celebrating an era of Jazz that had Tribal grooves that everyone could feel.

The Band:

  • Tom Hill - bass/vocals
  • Al Gurr – piano
  • Andy Shillingford – saxophone
  • Lee Jones – guitar
  • Nick Milward – drums/vocals

- See more at:

https://soundcloud.com/tomhills70sjazzfunkmachine

https://youtu.be/vaxXGFpJokg

https://youtu.be/e596DQGRf6g

Tickets £12, £6 students, £6 parents/friends of CYJO

For booking in advance contact Neil McGowan on 07811 203727 or neil.mcgowan@btconnect.com


Coming Soon

18th October – The Julian Costello Quartet

15th November – Greg Abate and the Elliot Samson Trio

6th December – Alans Barnes’ Christmas Carol

For booking in advance contact Neil McGowan on 07811 203727 or neil.mcgowan@btconnect.com