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SHEFFIELD JAZZ: 50th Anniversary Concert
SHEFFIELD JAZZ: 50th Anniversary Concert

The special concert held on 18 May 2024 at the Crucible Theatre to celebrate 50 years of Sheffield Jazz was a huge success and a truly memorable night. An audience of over 700 people saw two great sets; by the Emma Rawicz Quartet and by Tony Kofi’s Quartet playing the music of Thelonious Monk. There are some photos of the…

Autumn 2024 Season Preview Flyer
Autumn 2024 Season Preview Flyer

Click here for a double sided colour A5 flyer in PDF format listing the gigs for our Autumn 2024 season. The flyer, which was printed for the recent 50th anniversary concert also gives a short history of Sheffield Jazz.  A new flyer listing all the gigs plus links, venues and prices, QR codes and information about the Jazz Workshops will…

SHEFFIELD JAZZ: 1974-2024: A HISTORY
SHEFFIELD JAZZ: 1974-2024: A HISTORY

Sheffield Jazz is a company limited by guarantee and charity run wholly by volunteers and it receives no funding other than some individual charitable donations from a small group of supporters. It began in 1974 as Hurlfield Jazz and since then has showcased leading jazz musicians from the UK, USA and other European countries. It has for some time been…

SHEFFIELD JAZZ NEEDS YOU!
SHEFFIELD JAZZ NEEDS YOU!

Sheffield Jazz is looking for more trustees to join us.  The key requirements for becoming a trustee are to like jazz and be willing and able to give a few hours each month to the running of Sheffield Jazz. Our current team have mostly been involved with Sheffield Jazz for a number of years, and we are looking for people who want to…

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…

EATING IN CROOKES
EATING IN CROOKES

If you want to grab a meal before a gig at Crookes Social Club, here are some places which are recommended: San Lorenzo (Italian): www.sanlorenzosheffield.co.uk/ Phone: 0114 268 7236 Casanova (Italian): www.casanovasheffield.co.uk/ Phone 0114 698 5866 Paesani (Italian/pizza): www.paesanisheffield.com/ Phone: 0114 3278 241 Indian Chef (Indian): www.indianchefcrookes.co.uk/ Phone: 0114 266 6052 Zara’s (Indian): www.zarasrestaurant.com/  Phone: 0114 266 0097 Jaflong (Indian):…

VIDEO EXTRACTS OF SHEFFIELD JAZZ GIGS
VIDEO EXTRACTS OF SHEFFIELD JAZZ GIGS

Here are some video extracts from recent Sheffield Jazz gigs: Xhosa Cole & Alex Hitchcock Quintet Liam Noble Trio Partikel Deschanel Gordon Trio Bird Migration 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…

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…