Upwell Jazz Club
It's been running for more than 18 years. Run by Nigel Smith, a professional session drummer. I believe it was first held in Upwell Village hall, then moved to Three Holes Village Hall, and is now held on the last Sunday of every month at the Christchurch Village Hall, Upwell Road, Christchurch, PE14 9L. What3Words - sat-Nav to within 3 meters
They kick off at about 12:30 so you need to get there about 12:00 so you can get parked, sort your food and drink and get a good seat. They finish about 15:00
There's a good selection of bottled beers, soft drinks, tea, coffee and even filled rolls and crisps.
Having been to almost every event at this club for the last two years, I can guarantee, if you enjoy jazz and live music, like me, you will immediately become a regular. The Musicians are all professionals, most have played with the jazz greats of yesteryear. The type of music is generally 'jazz-standards' and the turnout is between fifty five to ninety people, with matching age ranges!
Entrance fee is £8.00, under 16's free.
March Line-up [Sunday 29th March 2020]
Len Skeat and Friends
- Pete Neighbour: Clarinet
- Alex barnes: Saxaphone
- Brian Dee: Piano
- Len Skeat: Double Bass
- Bobby Worth: Drums
UPDATE: 7th January 2020
Nigel is moving out of the area shortly and passing the running of the Jazz Club to A.N. Other. The last I heard was that he hopes to continue running the club until he actually moves out as the artists are already booked for the year ahead.
Although someone was going to take up the reins and run the club in Nigel's absence, they have since pulled out. So, If you fancy running a Norfolk Jazz Club, once a month, give Nigel a call [07980 742835] - The bands have already been booked for 2020 so the hardest work has already been done!
Normally shows scheduled events though it's not regularly updated.
A video from 2014 which gives a good insight into what to expect.
A Facebook page for the Upwell Jazz Club. It's not been updated for many years now.
Upwell Jazz Club – Photo Gallery
A selection past events and of pictures I've taken at the Jazz Club in Christchurch Village Hall, Upwell Road, Christchurch, PE14 9L.