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All Autumn gigs cancelled due to lockdown
All Autumn gigs cancelled due to lockdown

We are really sorry that, as a result of the new lockdown, it has been necessary to pull the gigs we had planned for November and early December. We are incredibly disappointed about this as we were looking forward to being able to offer you live jazz again for the first time in months. We are still hoping to be…

Covid-19 Precautions
Covid-19 Precautions

Sheffield Jazz is planning to return to live jazz with a 5-gig season starting on 23 October (we will however be keeping a close eye on shifts in Government policy and local lockdowns and will adapt this plan as necessary and in the light of experience in operating the gigs in this new context. For example, in line with latest…

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: 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 Handy Quartet Barry Green’s New York Trio Tommaso Starace Quartet Cloudmakers Trio +…

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…