Bringing the best of jazz to Cheltenham for 40 years As featured in Jazzwise Magazine May 2024



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.
YETII + JAKE McMURCHIE WHEN: 8.00 pm, Monday 16 September 2024 WHERE: The Irving Studio, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham Tickets: £20.00 Jake McMurchie – Saxophone, Alex Veitch - Piano, Alex John Long - Bass, Alex Goodyear - Drums We welcome 'Yetii' to Cheltenham Jazz for this very special gig featuring UK jazz great Jake McMurchie. Expect an immersive set of original compositions in addition to reworks of some of their favourite BEATLES tunes! Jake has been an influential member of the thriving South West jazz scene for nearly three decades. His band 'Get the Blessing' won Album of the Year in the 2008 BBC Jazz Awards and he has played or recorded with artists including Portishead, Massive Attack, Super Furry Animals and Jim Moray. Read and see more about Jake McMurchie and Yetii here Click here for the Jake McMurchie Website Click here for the Yetii Website Tickets available from the Everyman Theatre Box Office 01242 572573 or
ALAN BARNES ALL – STAR SEXTET WHEN: 8.00 pm, Friday 11 October 2024 WHERE: The Victory Club Ballroom Burlington House, Lypiatt Road Cheltenham. Tickets: CJ Members £17.00, non members £20.00 To celebrate our 40th Anniversery we tonight have a special All Star Sextet hosted by Alan Barnes and featuring. Alan Barnes – Saxophones Sara Oschlag - Vocals Art Themen – Saxophones David Newton – Piano Dave Green – Bass Steve Brown – Drums Read more about The All-Star Sextet here Click here for the Alan Barnes Website Tickets available on the door or online at
THE GREG ABATE QUARTET WHEN: 8.00 pm, Friday 1st November 2024 WHERE: The Victory Club Ballroom Burlington House, Lypiatt Road Cheltenham. Tickets: CJ Members £17.00, non members £20.00 Greg Abate – Saxophones, David Newton – Piano, Henrik Jenson – Bass, Tony Mann - Drums We are pleased to welcome once again Greg Abate with his fantastic quartet for our last gig of the year. Read more about The Greg Abate Quartet here Click here for the Greg Abate website Tickets available on the door or online at
Reflexions On Our 40th Anniversary Year 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! Finally, thanks to the Victory Club and the Everyman Theatre, for providing such great venues, which are much appreciated by members and musicians alike. Don’t forget ‘It’s the groove that makes the difference’. Best wishes to all! Gil Emery


After our first six months in 2024, Cheltenham Jazz Club are pleased to be welcoming the Autumn into Winter season with three new gigs 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 this 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
A message from our Chairman