Bringing the best of jazz to Cheltenham for 40 years

WELCOME

FORTHCOMING GIGS

Membership is £15.00 £25.00 couples & £7.50 con’s. You will receive regular e-mails to keep you in touch with the latest gigs plus an occasional newsletter.
THE CLARK TRACEY QUINTET WHEN: 8.00 pm, Monday 15 January 2024 WHERE: The Victory Club Ballroom, Burlington House, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham TICKETS: CJ Members £17.00, non members £20.00 Alex Clarke – Reeds, Emily Masser – Vocals, Graham Harvey - Piano, James Owston - Bass, Clark Tracey - Drums Clark Tracey has led his own groups since the 1980s, groups that have been famous for showcasing the considerable talents of young musicians, allowing them to perform to a much wider audience. “One of the most impressive jazz drummers today” The Times Read more about The Clark Tracy Quintet here Click here for the Clark Tracey Website Tickets available on the door or online at Ticketsource.co.uk
QOW TRI0 WHEN: 8.00 pm, Monday 12 February 2024 WHERE: The Victory Club Ballroom, Burlington House, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham TICKETS: CJ Members £17.00, non members £20.00 Riley Stone Lonergan - Saxophone Eddie Myer - Bass, Spike Wells - Drums QOW TRIO, named after a Dewey Redman piece according to drummer Spike Wells, features firebrand saxophonist Riley Stone Lonergan, drum legend Spike Wells and multi-genre bassist and bandleader Eddie Myer. The band explore the rich and varied territory laid out by the great tradition of big-toned tenor players over the generations. Read more about QOW Trio here Tickets available on the door or online at Ticketsource.co.uk
SARA OSCHLAG QUARTET WHEN: 8.00 pm, Monday 11 March 2024 WHERE: The Victory Club Ballroom, Burlington House, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham TICKETS: CJ Members £17.00, non members £20.00 Sara Oschlag – Vocals, Mark Edwards – Piano Arnie Somogyi – Bass, Darren Beckett – Drums We again welcome Sara Oschlag. Originally from Copenhagen, Sara Oschlag settled in Brighton in the early 2000s. She has since become one of the UK’s favourite jazz singers. “A unique and individual voice making interesting material effortlessly her own. A singer with a natural musician's ear and beautiful sense of swing.” Claire Martin OBE, 5 time winner of the British Jazz Awards for best vocalist Read more about Sara Oschlag here Click here for the Sara Oschlag Website Tickets available on the door or online at Ticketsource.co.uk
Dear Friends, There is no doubt about it for a club like ours, to keep going for forty years is a great achievement. We have survived a few ups and downs, but we keep motoring on! We have been fortunate to have so many great musicians visiting our town, and long may it continue. But, as we all know, jazz is evolving, and young musicians are coming up with fresh ideas, all the time. We hope to be welcoming some of them over the coming years, and adding new and interesting dimensions to our programme. From the point of view of organising the gigs, thanks to all our committee members, past and present, for all their hard work in keeping the show on the road. However, some of us are getting a bit long in the tooth, which means more new members would be welcome. If anyone is interested, please let me know! Don’t forget ‘It’s the groove that makes the difference’. Best wishes to all! Gil Emery

40th ANNIVERSARY YEAR

After our fabulous gigs in 2023, Cheltenham Jazz Club are pleased to be welcoming the New Year with three gigs in the first quarter of 2024 where you can again experience and listen to live jazz. The Club looks forward to welcoming you and the bands to this season. Thank you to everyone who supported us and the musicians at our previous gigs last year and the preceding 39 years.
2024 is a special year for us as we will be celebrating 40 years of presenting live jazz in Cheltenham
COMING UP AT THE EVERYMAN THEATRE STUDIO Monday 8th April Tim Whitehead Quartet Monday 3rd June Rodger Beaujolais Quartet
Reflexions On Our 40th Anniversary Year