We’re very excited to announce that the Wood Street Jazz Festival is back for our 10th year anniversary in 2024! On Sunday 21st July we will be welcoming you to an afternoon of soul-stirring jazz performances on the Wood Street Village Green, all in support of Challengers! The afternoon’s music includes one of the UK’s finest and in-demand swing bands Jivin’ Miss Daisy and the award winning and absolutely sensational Nigel Price Organ Trio , plus the Somethin’ Else Big Band and our rising stars acoustic stage.  Plus a superb Indian meal, a licenced bar and free parking. Tell your friends, book your tickets, and we’ll see you there!  Gates open 12.00, Jazz from 12.30 to 5.00 pm

Swiss guitarist Nicholas Meier has toured the world as part of Jeff Beck’s Band and has a reputation as one of the world’s most original and uniquely talented guitarists. Drawing from a love of Turkish, Eastern & Middle Eastern music, Flamenco, Tango and more — all mixed with jazz!  Tonight’s quartet is a sneak preview of Nicolas’ brand new project which features pianist Alex Hutton , who is an established pianist on the London scene, renowned for the great charm and excitement that he brings to his performances, as well his accomplished Latin Jazz playing!  Food and drinks from 19.15 Jazz from 20:00 to 22:15 at the Stoke Inn

Best Trumpet winner of the 2017 UK Jazz Awards, Freddie is a member of the Ronnie Scott’s Club Quintet and jazz-rock outfit Fletch’s Brew as well as being a band leader in his own right. Tonight he salutes one of his trumpet heroes, the legendary Freddie Hubbard who reimagined the sound of the trumpet in jazz. Hubbard’s distinctive tone, attitude, technical skills, and unique phrasing have shaped the sound of contemporary jazz.  With Tom Cawley piano,  Mark Taylor on drums and Marianne Windham bass.

Food and drinks from 19.00 Jazz from 20:00 to 22:15

Joanna Eden presents a show celebrating the music of Ella Fitzgerald. From ‘A Tisket A Tasket’, which brought Ella to fame with the Chick Webb Orchestra, to the songbook album classics. Joanna launched Embraceable Ella to much acclaim at the London Jazz Festival. With Paul Higgs on trumpet, Chris Ingham on piano, George Double on drums and Marianne Windham on bass. The evening will open with big band swing from the FARNHAM BIG BAND. The garden kiosk will be open for drinks and snacks, and you can bring your own picnic. Every penny raised at this event supports GUTS, fighting bowel cancer.

Doors open 16.00 – Jazz 17:00 to 19:30

As a not-for-profit organisation, our aim is to bring some of Britain’s finest jazz musicians to a local audience, in an intimate and welcoming “jazz club” environment, and since we started in 2011 we have welcomed over 1000 musicians and 17,000 music lovers to a total of about 250 gigs, organised 40 workshops and 60 jam sessions, put on several events in support of other local festivals and raised £38,000 for charity.

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