Mon December 3: Open Mic / Jazz Jam with the Simon Brown Trio

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The Library Restaurant
Entry £5
Join us at The Library for the monthly jam session, where guest performers are invited to sit in with the house trio. Located in the bar area of The Library Restaurant on Guildhall Hill, you can enjoy the music from the comfort of the sofas, around tables, or even watch proceedings from the mezzanine. Musicians of all ages and experience are welcome so come on down and have a blow, or relax and listen to some of the city's finest jazz talent.

The restaurant's 'Burger Hour' deal is available in the early part of the session when you can pick up a substantial handmade classic meat or vegetarian burger for just £8. Discover more about the menu (and the venue generally) here.

The Library, 4a Guildhall Hill, Norwich, NR2 1JH

Admission £5

Music from 8-11pm
Tue December 4: The NJC All-Stars Derek Cubitt (alto / clarinet)
Martin Eaton (tenor / vocals)
Phil Brooke (guitar)
Ivars Galenieks (bass)
Brian McAllister (drums)
The Cottage
Entry £10 / U25s £5
A little earlier in December than in previous years the quintet return to The Cottage for their annual festive gig, performing choice selections from amongst Derek's many volumes of exquisite arrangements, and featuring Martin's vocal tributes to Frank Sinatra, Nat 'King' Cole and Louis Jordan. Join the party!

100% of the proceeds raised from the event will be divided between the independent Norwich-based dementia charities the 'Forget-Me-Nots' and 'Come Singing'.

Doors 7pm / music from 8.30pm
Admission £10 / Under 25s £5

The Cottage, 148 Thunder Lane, Norwich, NR7 0JD. (see location)

Fancy a meal? Call 01603 433444 to book a table.
Tue December 11: Back To Birdland Simon Brown (piano)
Roger Beaujolais (vibraphone)
Simon Hurley (guitar)
Dave Olney (bass)
George Double (drums)
Bedfords Bar
Entry £12 (U25s £6)
George Shearing, a working class blind boy from Battersea grew to become a brilliant, US Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and one of the best-selling jazz artists of all time. Simon Brown leads his quintet in a celebration of Shearing’s unique sound with a set that includes favourites such as 'Pick Yourself Up', 'September In The Rain' and 'Lullaby of Birdland'. Referencing the vocal as well as instrumental output, the quintet will be joined by special guest singer Stella Goodey to perform some of the best-loved tunes arising from Shearing's collaborations with Peggy Lee and Nancy Wilson.

Doors 7.30pm / music from 8.30-11pm.

Entry £12 / U25s £6 / after 9.30pm £6
Tickets are available in advance online or on the door.

Bedfords Bar, 1 Old Post Office Yard, Bedford Street, Norwich NR2 1SL. (see location)


Gigs take place in the upstairs bar where up to 70 patrons can be accommodated around tables, in the sofas or on individual seats. There's a great choice of beers and wines at the bar and complimentary table snacks will be available. (Please note that meals are currently not available at the venue). The nearest multi-story car park is St.Andrew's Car Park a short 2min walk away on Duke Street.
Tue January 15: Jasper Smith & The NJC Trio Jasper Smith (guitar)
Simon Brown (piano)
José Canha (bass)
Alex Best (drums)
Bedfords Bar
Entry £12 (U25s £6)
Further info and ticket links available shortly.