Mainly Jazz in Bristol

I’m a jazz enthusiast obsessive, and write about it occasionally for JazzWise, LondonJazzNews, and here, on my jazz blog devoted to musical happenings in and around Bristol. I used to document absolutely everything, for my own interest, but have shifted down a gear to now post news of upcoming gigs that catch my eye and reviews of ones that seem out of the ordinary. There are also links to Bristol venues and events listings if you want to know what’s going on.

By the way, it’s very kind of you to send me your CD, but I almost certainly won’t review it, and if I did the readership of a provincial jazz blog almost certainly wouldn’t do you much good. Do tell me about any under-publicised gigs, though, and I’ll make noise either here or (more likely) on twitter.

Posts start below.

  • Bristol Jazz this week – Aug 21 - Weekly pointer to Mr Benjamin’s comprehensive jazz previews on Bristol 247, which I link to so blog followers don’t have to go looking for it. This week’s is here. Greg Cordez has an excellent collection of new music he’s recorded in a session in New York, so it’ll be interesting to find out what his Bristol […]
  • Epoch/Greg Sterland – Salt Cafe Friday - A short post to review the venue as much as the music. We’re not short of jazz spots in Bristol, and they all have their pros and cons (I write as one who didn’t manage to get a seat for Andy Sheppard at the Fringe last week…). Never mind, there’s always another gig. This one […]
  • Bristol jazz week – Aug 14th - Here’s Tony Benjamin‘s list for the coming week. Not surprised to read there that our now occasional-visitor-from-overseas Andy Sheppard at the Fringe is sold out already – but as a ticket holder I note smugly that I do enjoy seeing the Pushy Doctors in that small but perfectly formed venue. You can still get tickets to see […]
  • Bristol jazz week Aug 7 - Little burst of visitors this week – must all be looking for gigs to go to? Well, there are some. Here, as usual, Tony Benjamin‘s list for Bristol 247 which I link to so you don’t have to go rummaging around for it on their site. Tony mentions Sam Crockatt, who has joined what is […]
  • Bristol jazz this week – July 31 - Weekly pointer to Mr Benjamin’s comprehensive jazz previews on Bristol 247, which I link to so blog followers don’t have to go looking for it. This week’s is here. Been too busy to get to any gigs last couple of weeks. Must try harder…
  • Bristol jazz – week July 24 - Weekly pointer to Mr Benjamin’s comprehensive jazz previews on Bristol 247, which I link to so blog followers don’t have to go looking for it. This week’s is here. It still has a fair few gigs, even in this summer lull, but an unusually high proportion of bands I don’t know about. I obviously need […]
  • Bristol jazz diary, July 17 - Weekly pointer to Mr Benjamin’s comprehensive jazz previews on Bristol 247, which I link to so blog followers don’t have to go looking for it. This week’s is here.  
  • Bristol jazz this week - This blog looks like it is getting into a summer lull -partly because I’m mostly out of town this week. If you’re interested in such things, you’ve probably tracked down Tony Benjamin’s weekly gig guide by now (Weds evening). Just in case you haven’t here’s the link – and it does have more stuff near […]