Alan Barnes is perhaps one of the most prolific composers, arrangers and performers in British jazz. He is an organiser of festivals, record label owner and highly productive collaborator with such diverse talents as Martin Taylor, Scott Hamilton and Gilad Atzmon. Alan’s playing style is...

Ian Shaw is rightly hailed as one of the world’s leading male jazz vocalists. His intimate, conversational delivery and his self-deprecating humour make him a natural fit for small venues such as the Jazz Cafe. His many recordings have included collaborations with American jazz piano...

Italian-born Renato D’Aiello is another Jazz Café regular who always plays with passion and wit and an innate ability to entertain and communicate with an audience. A graduate of the Berklee School of Music where he was mentored by Steve Grossman and Tony Scott, Renato...

George “Zoot” Money’s birthday celebrations at the Jazz Café have become a fixture on our calendar. To call Bournemouth-born Zoot a seasoned pro would be an understatement. Graduating from Bournemouth’s Downstairs Club in 1961, Zoot Money and his Big Roll Band went on to perform...

After a long, painful six months without live music we are delighted to kick off our autumn season with one of the UK’s most outstanding and entertaining performers. Ian Shaw has been a leading light on the UK jazz scene for 25 years. The Welshman...

One of Britain’s leading tenor saxophonists since the sixties, also a highly accomplished orthopaedic surgeon, Art Themen, has played alongside the likes of Michael Garrick and Stan Tracey and has developed a unique and idiosyncratic style. In his early years he was part of the...

UNFORTUNATELY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO AUTUMN 2021 If there is one guest artist that has been sorely missed since our lockdown it is Liane Carroll. In a career spanning nearly 30 years she has performed at Ronnie Scott’s, Pizza Express, the Royal Albert Hall...

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS MOVED TO 23rd JULY Live music returns to the Jazz Cafe in the summer, kicking off with a birthday reunion for Bournemouth-born R&B legend Zoot Money who brings along his Big Roll Band. In the mid-sixties Zoot Money and the Big Roll...