About Us

Set in the heart of Sandbanks, Jazz Café enjoys spectacular views of Dorset’s premier Blue Flag beach. This relaxing destination, loved by locals and highly recommended by holidaymakers, is where you can enjoy appetising home cooked food and and drink all year round.

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The Friday Night Series

The Jazz Cafe present the finest jazz in the South, spotlighting the stars of the UK jazz scene, established masters and burgeoning young talent in a relaxed, informal setting with friendly, attentive service, fine food and wine.

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Iain Ballamy
(saxophone)

Friday 27th April 2018

One of Europe’s most adventurous instrumentalists, Iain Ballamy is a graduate of the Loose Tubes orchestra and is now an ECM recording artist, plays acoustic jazz in “Anorak” and electronic improvisation in “Food”.

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Liane Carroll
(piano/vocals)

Friday 25th May 2018

Her intensely musical intelligence and the emotional frankness of her delivery, her ability to inhabit the spirit of every song she sings and also her easy wit and charm ensure that every Liane Carroll performance is an event

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Renato D’Aiello
(saxophone)

Friday 29th June 2018

He is now a major presence on the UK jazz scene as an educator and regular performer at Ronnie Scott’s. Italian-born Renato D’Aiello is a graduate of the Berklee School of Music where he was mentored.

Sunday Lunchtime Sessions

Every Sunday between 1pm and 4pm we present the finest live jazz in the South courtesy of The Andy Urquhart Quartet with a varying line-up and special guests playing standards and modern jazz classics – the perfect accompaniment to your Sunday roast.

It is not necessary to book a table as we prefer to seat and serve customers as they arrive.

Private Functions

The Jazz Café can cater for parties and events of all types from 20 to 150 guests including private dinners, weddings, birthday parties, barbecues and corporate events.

We offer set party menus or we can liaise with you on your preferred menu options.

Bookings are available for evenings only on the weekend and weekdays throughout the year.

Our Gallery

Please see below a selection of images showing Jazz Cafe Sandbanks and its surroundings: