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John Halstead RIP
John Halstead RIP

John Halstead RIP (1936 – 2021) Sheffield Jazz is very sorry to announce the death of John Halstead, a long-standing supporter of Sheffield Jazz and a Director/Trustee since 2016.John was born in Huddersfield and developed a love of jazz in his youth. He joined the Civil Service as a fast-stream entrant and progressed quickly in the Home Office where he…

Autumn 2021 Season – Gig Lists
Autumn 2021 Season – Gig Lists

We are not producing printed leaflets or posters for Sheffield Jazz gigs for the time being but for those who would like a list of the upcoming gigs in our Autumn 2021 Season in PDF format which can be printed; Click here for a one page A4 list of the gigs and; Click here for a 2-page list of the…

Workshops Restart & Covid-19 Precautions
Workshops Restart & Covid-19 Precautions

We plan to resume Sheffield Jazz Workshops from 25 September. Information about how we propose to operate the workshops, the steps we are taking to reduce the chances of infection transmission and the responsibilities of all those attending is now on the Workshops section of this website. Please read this information carefully before you attend. If you are new to…

Covid-19: Updated Precautions
Covid-19: Updated Precautions

Following the relaxation of Government restrictions in July we have reviewed our Covid measures and the purpose of this message is to set out how we and Crookes Social Club will now be working to keep you safe and to explain what we need you to do. In essence, and in common with other live arts venues, we are adopting…

Join the Sheffield Jazz Mailing List
Join the Sheffield Jazz Mailing List

Email sheffieldjazzorg@gmail.com and we will ensure you get to know promptly about any changes to gigs and other news. Because of the escalating cost of postage and the adverse funding climate we have had to cut back our postal distribution substantially. However, you can use any of the following ways to find out what’s on: Join our database of supporters. If you haven’t…

Video extracts of recent Sheffield Jazz gigs
Video extracts of recent Sheffield Jazz gigs

Here are some video extracts from recent Sheffield Jazz gigs: Hexagonal (October 2021) Freddie Gavita Quartet: First Set Freddie Gavita Quartet: Second Set Fergus McCreadie Solo Tony Kofi 3 Fabled Fergus McCreadie Trio Alex Hitchcock Quartet Jean Toussaint Quartet O’Higgins and Luft Play Monk and ‘Trane’ Jeff Williams’ Lifelike Quintet Binker Golding’s Band Rob Luft Band Dave O’Higgins Quartet Craig…

Sheffield Jazz Needs You!
Sheffield Jazz Needs You!

Sheffield Jazz is looking for more trustees to join us. We are also looking for volunteers who can help with distributing our leaflets and posters and/or by manning the door and selling raffle tickets at Crookes Social Club when we have gigs there. The key requirements for becoming a trustee are to like jazz and be willing and able to give a few hours…

Eating in Crookes

If you want to grab a meal before a gig at Crookes Social Club, here are some places which are recommended on Tripadvisor: Casanova (Italian): http://www.casanova-sheffield.co.uk/ Phone: 0114 2666684 Indian Chef: www.indian-chef-sheffield.co.uk/ Phone 0114 266 6052 No Name Bistro (TYO): www.facebook.com/NO-NAME-Sheffield-1695321363841840/?ref=py_c  Phone 01142661520 Also The Ball pub (http://www.ball-sheffield.co.uk/  ) does decent and reasonable pub grub. Phone: 0114 2661211.

Sponsoring Sheffield Jazz
Sponsoring Sheffield Jazz

Would you or your business be interested in sponsoring one of these gigs? The benefits to you would be some reserved seats, a chance for you and your party to meet with the artists, and, if you wish, acknowledgement in our leaflets and website and on the evening. Sheffield Jazz and its audiences would benefit through being able to organise…

Arts Council Funding of Jazz
Arts Council Funding of Jazz

We will all have different views about what the appropriate level of overall funding for the Arts should be but the paltry proportion which Jazz receives (which is totally disproportionate to relative audience sizes) and its concentration on London is a scandal. From information compiled by Chris Hodgkins in 2019: Audience sizes According to the Arts Council about 3.4 million…