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.


The Daniel Karlsson Trio

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Thursday November 7th at 8.00pm  

The Daniel Karlsson Trio have since their album debut Das Taxibåt in September 2013 established themselves as one of the most interesting constellations in Swedish and European jazz. Not least through the magnificent hat trick brought home by their sophomore release Fusion for Fish, released in August 2014. The album ended up winning the Swedish Radio’s Jazz Group of the Year Award 2014, Swedish jazz magazine OJ’s Golden Disc 2015 as well as the Swedish Jazz Grammy 2015. Ears have been opened abroad as well, their music met with press accolades and frequent airplay in Germany, but also in the UK and Ireland.

Their 2016 release, their third album, At the Feel Free Falafel also garnered a lot of attention with favourable reviews and extensive radio.

Their last year’s fourth release Ding Dong was nominated for a Swedish Grammy Award for best jazz album in 2018.

As before the trio’s flow and rather astonishing production of new music continue… Their fifth outing, aptly titled No. 5, was released in march 2018.

Daniel Karlsson - piano, keyboards
Daniel Karlsson - piano, keyboards
Fredrik Rundqvist - drums & percussion

See more about the Daniel Karlsson Trio at: http://danielkarlssonmusic.com/

Tickets £12, students £6


The Ben Crosland Quintet plays The Ray Davies Songbook


Thursday November 7th at 8.00pm  

Ray Davies’ songs are rooted in the blues, music hall, popular song, variety and musical theatre – the perfect vehicles for jazz interpretation.

I was lucky enough to be sent a copy of Ben Crosland’s CD tribute to Ray Davies upon it’s release some time ago. I confess to putting it to one side, thinking that jazz and Ray Davies might make odd bed fellows. Eventually, my curiosity got the better of me and I put the disk on to play and was hooked from the opening track. I find that there are often just one or two worthwhile tracks on a recording with the remainder being somewhat mediocre. However, this album grabs and holds the attention from beginning to end. I’ve enjoyed playing the album regularly recently and so was eagerly anticipating the appearance of the Ben Crosland Quintet playing for Birmingham Jazz. I certainly wasn’t disappointed.

In summary Ben and the guys treated the audience to a consistently swinging evening of music which sent everyone home with smiles on their faces which is surely what music-making is all about. Alan Musson

Ben Crosland - Bass
Theo Travis - Saxophone
John Etheridge - Guitar
Steve Lodder - Piano
Dylan Howe - Drums

See more about Ben Crosland at: http://www.jazz-cat.com/

Tickets £12, students £6


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

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