What we're about

Welcome to the London Jazz Meetup . This is a group for people who love jazz and live music in all its varied forms: from swing to be-bop, acid jazz to jazz-rock. If your friends are into R 'n' B or the latest in hard-house or Justin Bieber (!) and you're not, and you need to find a group in which you can feel at home, this is the group. We're about jazz music, socialising and having fun - this is not about jazz bores wearing turtle-neck jumpers! Membership is growing, so by joining you'll get a wide variety of music and get to meet some great people of all ages and backgrounds. Jazz is increasingly popular; it is still most definitely cool!

So our aim is simple. To provide an open forum for lovers of good music to meet and enjoy music in a range of venues across the city, from the large to the small and most of all to have fun. Think of it as 3400+ friends you can call upon to go to great gigs and other events with. It's mostly about going to gigs, but we have social meetups too and, with enough support from members, other things like jam sessions, picnics and cinema visits. It also offers scope for musicians - or those learning jazz music - to hook up and share their passion. So introduce yourself and share why you joined. Do check the calendar for news about events - members are always on the lookout for suggestions for the best live jazz in London...and guaranteed fun.

This document sets out what the meetup is about and what you can expect from it.

There is a small one-off voluntary membership fee for this jazz meetup - the £2 helps with the running costs of the meetup website, but it's also there to encourage members to commit to contributing to the group. If you pay something, you're more likely to want to join in and get value from this - after joining up, all other meetups are free (other than paying for entry to any events, which is members' responsibility).

[NOTE - since the site re-design of meetup, they've removed from the front page the membership subscriptions tabs. So, just click on 'members'; on the left hand column of this page (the old design), you'll see about a third of the way down where it says 'Membership fee' - click on that, and you can pay through PayPal (no account needed)]

How much is in the calendar is entirely down to the membership.
I cannot stress this enough. If there aren't gigs in the calendar you want to go and see, then think about running a meetup yourself. Meetups like this thrive on everyone joining in and contributing once in a while, and not just waiting for the organisers to, well, organise everything. If you want more variety in the calendar, then come up with ideas and suggest them. Get involved and help make this a successful meetup. Why not offer to become a 'host', so you can put gig meetups in the calendar that you want to see?

London is a fantastic city full of great music and friendly people - sign up and make the most of it !

Upcoming events (4+)

The Jake Goss Quartet at Haverstock Tavern, NW3 - free!

Needs a location

Hi

The Belsize Park fortnightly jazz residency is back on!

May 24th Tuesday evening from 7:30pm.
Free Entry.
The Haverstock Tavern, 94 Haverstock Hill, NW3 2BD

If we can get a group together then I will reserve a table, so if you intend to join please accept. The venue is not large but if I get a table I will share details.

This is a classic jazz quartet, check them out here:
https://www.jakegossmusic.com

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JAZZ AND POLO AT THE HAM POLO CLUB

Needs a location

Something a bit different!
I wanted to invite you to a JAZZ & POLO eve at the beautiful grounds of the Ham polo club in Richmond. Will be performing some swinging jazz and bossa nova with a quintet on the club roof top on May 26th. Polo starts from 5.30pm. Music around 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Noa Alvarez-vocals
Meredith White-keys
Martin Young- double bass
Tormod SundA-trumpet
Dagfinn Sund-sax

*Please note no tickets on the door. *Advance only. Early sales £10 entry for non members. Free under 13
*Kids are free and welcome. Dogs welcome too.
*There will be a bar service and optional bbq too.

You can book below

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/polo-bbq-and-jazz-tickets-318894160017

Ham Polo Club, Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7AH .

Nearest Tube and Train Station - Richmond. Taxi 5 minutes or No. 65 bus from Kingston or Richmond stops outside the club gates. Walking along the river from Richmond takes 25 minutes.

Hope to see you then! Best wishes,
Noa

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SAUDADE DE BOSSA Brazilian Jazz

Needs a location

A poignant concert, tribute to the lyricist, poet, one of the Bossa Nova’s precursor and the composer (with Tom Jobim) of “The Girl From Ipanema”. A night to remember.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Espen Berg Trio @ Pizza Express, Soho

Needs a location

Anyone want to join me to enjoy some contemporary Norwegian Trio jazz music? I've got a particular bent for Norwegian jazz at the moment and these guys seem worth listening to.

I've booked myself a ticket to see the Espen Gerg Trio on 1 June at the Pizza Express Soho. Members are welcome.

About Espen Berg Trio
They are an award-winning piano trio from Norway and you can trace a path in their music back to EST. Their music brings associations to Brad Mehldau, Keith Jarrett, Shai Maestro or Tigran Hamasyan, but is primarily a personal addition to the legacy of the piano trio and the evolution of the Nordic jazzscene, lead by a combination of strong melodies, rhythmic complexity, immense technical abilities and a playful interaction.

https://youtu.be/p8-ifkuNn4U

Booking
Tickets are £25 each - you can book via this link. https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/espen-berg-trio#scr-booking

Doors open at 1830h, show starts around 2030h. I'm going to aim to get there about 1915h, have some dinner there, and then enjoy the music.

If you purchase a ticket, when doing so (either by phone or online) under preferences, ask to be sat on the same table/group as Rob Mallows.

Hope to see a few members there.

[Because (a) it's a small venue and b) with ticketed gigs, it's always more challenging to corral and group members together, I've put an upper limit on the group size.]

Past events (2,190)

Downstairs Jam @ the Vortex

Needs a location

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