Mon June 4: 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. Now 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. Reflecting a different arrangement than we had with the previous venue, the entry fee of 5 now applies to all-comers.

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

Music from 8-11pm
Tue June 12: The Matt Chandler Trio Matt Chandler (guitar)
Liam Dunachie (organ)
Eric Ford (drums)
Bistro Britannia @ The Guildhall
Entry 12 (U25s 6)
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It's a real pleasure to feature the Matt Chandler Organ Trio as they make their first appearance at the club.

Promoting their 2017 album 'Astrometrics' Matt is joined by organist Liam Dunachie and drummer Eric Ford for an evening of self-penned tracks which demonstrate the trio's contemporary take on the organ trio tradition. From groovers such as '5 Bar Short' and 'Funk Work', hard-swinger 'The Sting' through to driving waltz 'El Diablo' and the epic 5-time 'Intricate Facade' the band's set provides compelling variety whilst showcasing the players' considerable skill. Check out their recording of '5 Bar Short' - a cool foot-tapping groover with a John Scofield vibe.

"Although there are strong hints here and there of the organ trios of old, Chandler's writing and his subtle effects give 'Astrometric' a contemporary edge." JAZZ JOURNAL

"Loose, funky and faintly filthy." MOJO MAGAZINE

Doors / tables available from 7pm / music from 8.30-11pm.

Bistro Britannia, The Guildhall, Guildhall Hill, Norwich, NR2 1JS. (see location)

NOTES ABOUT THE VENUE:

The Bistro Britannia at The Guildhall offers a mixture of tabled and individual seating for up to 80 patrons. A menu (available until 8.30pm) offering hot and cold meals will be available on the night so be sure to arrive early (from 7pm) if you wish to secure a table for dining. Regrettably the venue are unable to process advance table reservations.

Tickets are available in advance both online and in person from the venue (open 8am-4pm) and on the door on the night. Ticket allocation is divided between online and physical sales, so if you're having difficulty making your purchase please call Simon on 01603 259799 to check availability.
Tue July 10: NSJO + Support Norwich Students'
Jazz Orchestra
and the
Thomas Howe Quartet
Bistro Britannia @ The Guildhall
Entry 10 (U25s 5)
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Started by Dave Amis in the 1980s, the Norfolk Students' Jazz Orchestra's membership is drawn from schools all across Norfolk and welcomes students of grade 6 standard or above who have a passion for jazz and improvisation. Under the stewardship of Dave, Josh Daniels and most recently Geraldine Evans the band has won numerous national competitions in London and Birmingham, and this year achieved 'outstanding' in the Norfolk County Music Festival.

Many notable local players have passed through the band's ranks including Brad and Elliot Mason, Kit Downes, Tom Dunnett and George Crowley (to name but a few) and ex-members Harry Evans and Nick Fitch currently hold chairs in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.

Norwich Jazz Club have always been pleased and proud to promote NSJO and we're very much looking forward to their set this evening. Please come along to support them because you know that at least some of them are set to become the great jazz performers of the future!

NSJO will be playing the 8.30pm set, followed by a set from The Thomas Howe Quartet at 10pm.

Doors / tables available from 7pm / music from 8.30-11pm.

Bistro Britannia, The Guildhall, Guildhall Hill, Norwich, NR2 1JS. (see location)

NOTES ABOUT THE VENUE:

The Bistro Britannia at The Guildhall offers a mixture of tabled and individual seating for up to 80 patrons. A menu (available until 8.30pm) offering hot and cold meals will be available on the night so be sure to arrive early (from 7pm) if you wish to secure a table for dining. Regrettably the venue are unable to process advance table reservations.

Tickets are available in advance both online and in person from the venue (open 8am-4pm) and on the door on the night. Ticket allocation is divided between online and physical sales, so if you're having difficulty making your purchase please call Simon on 01603 259799 to check availability.