Good Jazz - Good Times - Good Friends.

We will  hold  outdoor gigs in a private garden in Bigbury during the summer of 2021.  We call this pop up venue - The Upside Down Jazz Cellar.

In September ,members will be updated about when indoor gigs will resume this autumn. 


The gigs will held in a large three-acre garden in Bigbury with a covered area for the band and a large open terrace and hillside for the audience.  Advance ticket holders only.  

Bring your own chairs,  refreshments and love of jazz!

SUBSCRIBE to our Drum Roll to keep informed of this summer's outdoor gigs.   Enquiries 01548 810991


THANK YOU - To the DRAT PACK and MAD ABOUT SWING for an amazing Sunday afternoon full of joyful jazz and dance. 

PETE CANTER QUARTET Sunday 4th July   2.30 pm for 3 pm start with 
two 45 minute sessions. Tickets £12 for members and £14 for non members. Pete Canter Quartet: Superb swing, bebop and latin jazz with fine saxophonist Pete Canter and his highly talented rhythm section of Tom Ball on keys, Jim Rintoul on double bass and Gary Evans on drums. A regular at jazz clubs and festivals across the Southwest and further afield, the exciting and accomplished Pete Canter Quartet draws upon both the standard repertoire and upon Pete's well-crafted compositions. Expect beautiful melodies and brilliant improvisation. www.petecanter.com   Book tickets now. 

SUMMER BBQ & BAROQUE/JAZZ  Sat 17 July. Music 5 to 7 pm  BBQ from 7pm  Tickets £15  (advance ticket holders only). Outdoor event in Bigbury. Toril Azzalini and Eliza Haskins are nationally recognised musicians, both of whom were runners up in the BBC (2019) Young Musician of the Year.  Expect and outstanding performance of inspiring and magical music in an outdoor setting.  They will lift your thoughts to extraordinary heights with their musical agility (percussion and recorder) and their intuitive musical partnership  SOLD OUT  

PEDIGREE JAZZ BAND  Saturday 31 July 2.30 pm for 3 pm start.  Two 45 minute sessions  Numbers not restricted in the Bigbury Garden  £12 per person (Members ) and £14 per person (non Members)  Extracts of Jenny Weaving's review when they last played trad jazz at the Fishermans Rest.... " The front line was Chris Walker on clarinet, Andy Chislett on trumpet  with Tony Mann on trombone to give us a toe tapping evening with brilliant renditions of so many familiar melodies. Sydney Bechet’s “Petit Fleur” allowed the clarinet to sing with clarity and “Tansy” the duet between the clarinet and trombone worked so well. “Autumn Leaves” on the trombone was played with great depth and emotion and during every number Andy’s fingers flew over the valves of the trumpet really catching our imagination. “The Livery Stable Blues” brought smiles to our faces with the horse’s whinnying on the trumpet and I think it was the moo of a cow on the trombone. The farmyard had come to KJC.  John Nodding on banjo and guitar, Sy Gorelick on drums and Al Swainger  on double bass made up a particularly good rhythmical back line. The whole band played as one. No need for many solos. We had an evening of many old favourites – there were marching numbers, blues numbers and classical numbers all played in the Trad style. The evening was enlightened with many interesting historical snippets, some humour and real musical energy. The band obviously enjoyed playing as much as we did listening. Please come again! "   And they are back - Book your tickets now. 

GOSPEL JAZZ  in St Lawrence Church, Bigbury  Sat 31st July 6.30 - 9.00 pm with the Pedigree Jazz Band and Modbury Gospel Singers,  Advance Ticket event only. £10 per person (plus £2 for refreshments) Book through Jill Gubbins. This is a fundraiser for the restoration of the Tower & Bells Fund. Chris Walker has agreed to stay on after the afternoon gig to fill St Lawrence with the vibrant sounds of gospel jazz which they have performed for BBC Songs of Praise.  The audience will be given song sheets and encouraged to sing along too.  In case you need any encouragement to enjoy this amazing experience - The Modbury Gospel Singers will be there in force to raise the roof and raise our spirits. The musical acoustics of the church will make this an unforgettable experience.  Such a large jazz band has probably never played in the church before.  Book through Jill Gubbins.  

JAZZ COCKTAILS - Saturday 7th August  2.00 pm for Cocktails & Canapés and the jazz band starts at 3 pm with two 45 minute sessions.  Guests are encouraged to bring a sharing platter of canapés to add to the buffet table.  £20 per ticket for the Tower & Bells Fund.  Cocktail bar manned by ex Burgh Island aficionados, Gary McBar and Hans van der Heiden. Cocktails sponsored by Steve Chapman (Fryer Tucks) and the Huntsman.  The band (Jazz Cocktails) is a regular vintage band that plays at Burgh Island too. Miriam is donating her own services to the cause. You will love this wonderful vintage jazz and can enjoy a preview on Bigbury TV where our very own Miriam and friends posted some sounds to cheer us at the start of the pandemic - Come on Get Happy.  

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MEMBERSHIP £10 per year for

12 months ending Dec 31 2021

What does your membership buy?

A discount of £2 on entry to each

gig (Christmas party excepted).

Regular  Club Drum Roll  (Email)


Reduced entry fee to Plymouth &

Bude Jazz Clubs gigs.


Cash at a Club Night. OR

Cheque, payable to Kingsbridge Jazz

Club at a Club Night