2021

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11th - 17th October

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Finalé Day Ticket!

Tickets are still available for both Finalé shows on 17th October 2021. However, our incredible value  'Day Tickets' have now sold out.

YOU CAN STILL SAVE £10 WHEN YOU BOOK BOTH SHOWS AT THE SAME TIME USING THE LINKS BELOW

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THE FINALÉ

SNOWBOY & THE LATIN SECTION

RAY GELATO & THE GIANTS

Sunday 17th October  @ The Palace Theatre, Westcliff

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THE JIVE ACES ARE UNABLE TO PERFORM THEIR SHOW AT THE SOUTHEND JAZZ FESTIVAL. HOWEVER, WE ARE DELIGHTED TO CONFIRM 'RAY GELATO & THE GIANTS' WILL NOW PLAY THE 3:30pm SHOW ON SUNDAY 17th OCTOBER.

Tickets for the Jive Aces and all 'Day Tickets remain valid for the new lineup. If you have any concerns regarding this change of artist, please contact your point of purchase or call the Festival Information line on the number shown below.

Snowboy & The Latin Section 
-  Without a doubt, Europe’s leading Afro-Cuban Jazz performers and recording artists, led by multi-percussionist Mark ‘Snowboy’ Cotgrove. They are constantly stoking the fire of the Latin Jazz scene and always deliver electric live performances.


Ray Gelato & The Giants - Ray Gelato is now considered to be one of the last in a long line of the classic jazz entertainers. Audiences and listeners across the world can expect to hear some footstompin’, swinging music that will leave them feeling uplifted and inspired.

3:30pm - Ray Gelato & The Giants
8:00pm - Snowboy & The Latin Section

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Call for more info: 07512 252699 (Answerphone Service)

LAUNCH PARTY WITH SUNCHASER

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Monday 11th October  @ The Chalkwell Park Rooms

The 2021 Southend Jazz Festival Launch Party is hosted by the Jazz Mix, Southend-on-Sea. It sees the return of local jazz funk-fusion band Sunchaser, led by local drummer Neil Robinson, a professional touring and recording artist for more than 20 years.

 

As well as once being a core member of the James Taylor Quartet he has performed alongside artists such as Tom Jones, Mica Paris and Tony Hadley to name but a few. 

 

Neil is joined on stage for the evening by a superb band of local musicians featuring Zak Barrett on saxophone, Sam Edwards on keyboards, Andy Staples on bass, Graham Cuttill on percussion and Dave Ital on guitar. 

Doors open 8pm. Music 8.30pm-11pm.

TOM SEALS

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Tuesday 12th October  @ The Palace Theatre, Westcliff

We are sorry to confirm that this show has been cancelled.

All persons with tickets should now have been contacted by Southend Theatres.

CANCELLED

HAMISH STUART BAND

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Wednesday 13th October @ Maritime Room, Cliffs Pavilion

Presented by The Jazz Mix, Southend-on-Sea: Glasgow-born Hamish Stuart shot to fame in the 1970's as the falsetto voice and guitarist of the Average White Band, his distinctive song writing and vocal and guitar style helping pave the way to their extraordinary worldwide success. Stuart went on to write, record and tour with an array of soul stars including Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, George Benson and Chaka Khan.

 

In the late 80’s joined  Paul McCartney’s band appearing on several albums and world tours over six years. The Hamish Stuart Band however, reflects his own personality, immensely diverse interests and influences, while showcasing his inimitable vocal style. 

 

Joining Hamish on the stage will be Adam Phillips on guitar, Steve Pearce on bass, Ross Stanley on keyboards and Ian Thomas on drums.

Doors open 8pm. Music 8.30pm-11pm.

THE MUKASA COLLECTIVE

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Thursday 14th October @ Chalkwell Park Rooms

 The Mukasa Collective are an electric and passionate group of musicians reminiscing from the era of jazz fusion and beyond.

 

The group is a mixture of 6 talented musicians who have a very eclectic taste and bring their experience from gigging with various named artists and have also performed in many iconic venues including Wembley Arena, Jazz Caf and Ronnie Scotts.

 

They combine their love of improvisation mixed with solid grooves and melodic undertones. Their influences include Chick Corea, Dave Weckl, Herbie Hancock and Richard Bona just to mention a few.

 

Doors: 7:00pm  |  Music: 8:00pm

 

TJ JOHNSON

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Friday 15th October @ The Oaktree Restaurant

TJ Johnson is widely considered to be one of the UK’s most charismatic and highly revered jazz & blues singers.

Always a true ambassador of the soul, TJ sings songs of love lost and gained, of life wholesome and corrupt, songs of hope and despair, songs of the night, all with the true passion and boozy swagger of only a man who has been there and knows.

Jazz Singer and Bluesy, Honky Tonk Piano player,  TJ Johnson plays an extraordinary blend of music that transcends the boundaries of jazz, blues, soul, country and gospel and is influenced by some of the greats such as Ray Charles, Dr John, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Cash, BB King, Nina Simone, Alberta Hunter, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Witherspoon and many more. His distinctive voice and unique personal stage manner always bring both the band and the audience together to create an intimate yet exciting atmosphere that is rarely equaled.

Music FREE with dinner reservation. Music: 8:00pm.

CON ALMA (SPECIAL GUEST: MICK FOSTER)

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Friday 15th October @ The Alex, Alexandra Street

With a name inspired by a Dizzy Gillespie classic, "Con Alma" is a modern jazz quartet made up for four well respected musicians, well known to the local jazz scene.

Drums:  Simon Harwood  |  Piano:  Tim Huskisson
Guitar:  Mike Sagrott  |  Bass:  Roger Curphey

Con Alma, whose name literally translates as "with soul" will be joined for this special Southend Jazz Festival show by special guest Mick Foster, one of the UK's foremost exponents of the Baritone Saxophone.

Join us for a brilliant night of great music in the relaxed setting, upstairs at The Alex.

Doors: 7:30pm  |  Music: 8:00pm

MOVIE SCREENING: PROFOUNDLY BLUE

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Saturday 16th October @ The Jazz Centre UK

We are delighted to offer the first public screening of "Profoundly Blue".

'Profoundly Blue' was a live show put together by Adrian Cox, one of the world's best and most charismatic clarinettists, celebrating the life and music of the great Edmond Hall. He toured the show all over the world for more than two years, including an incredible performance at the 2019 Southend Jazz Festival.

The concert has now been immortalised in this stunning movie, produced by the Bear Club in Luton, which features narration by Adrian and beautiful cinematography of the live music performances. 

The movie has previously only been available for online download, but is now seeing its first public screening at the Jazz Centre UK, with kind permission of The Bear Club, at the 2021 Southend Jazz Festival

MOVIE STARTS: 11:00am

ANITA CARMICHAEL

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Saturday 16th October @ The Boatyard Restaurant

Anita Carmichael is a Southend-on-Sea based, internationally acclaimed singer, saxophonist and songwriter.

 

In an award-winning career, spanning more than 25 years, Anita has played the biggest festivals and best venues, all over the world.

 

From her original release, Live at the Premises, to her 2020 album Lipstick On My Reed, Anita's own blend of jazzy funk and soul has won her fans across the globe and attracted extensive radio play as far afield as the US  and Japan.   

Entertainment is free with dining reservation.

Music: 5pm - 7pm

MARCO MARCONI

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Saturday 16th October @ The Alex, Alexandra Street

We are very sorry to confirm that Mark Wade has been unable to travel to the UK for his Southend Jazz Festival Show with Marco Marconi. However, we are very pleased to confirm that the show will still go ahead, with Marco now being joined with the wonderful bassist Jakub Cywiński.

Marco Marconi is a much respected , international jazz pianist, composer and recording artist who regularly performs solo, duo and trio shows all over the UK and Europe.

Marco last wowed Southend audiences at Prima Jazz Club back in February 2020, in a show that blew the audience away.

Don't miss this chance to see them live in the relaxed atmosphere, upstairs at the Alex.

Doors: 7:30pm  |  Music: 8:00pm

Box Office: 0333 666 3366
(Additional booking fees apply)

PIXIE & THE GYPSIES

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Sunday 17th October @ The Palace Theatre, Westcliff

We are delighted to welcome Pixie & The Gypsies back, by popular demand, to the Southend Jazz Festival.

 

This young and exciting band were one of the most popular acts of the 2019 festival and have had jazz fans across the town buzzing ever since.

 

Their own brand of pop-infused Gypsy Jazz has sold out countless shows at London’s most prestigious Jazz venues and earned them rave reviews. Their debut album, Honey Trap, topped the iTunes Jazz Chart and their second album, Caught In The Rain, even charted in the iTunes Pop-Music Chart.

 

To catch Pixie & The Gypsies at this year’s festival, you will need a ticket to Snowboy & The Latin Section, or a DAY TICKET for just £35, which also includes The Jive Aces!

Box Office: 01702 35113
(Additional booking fees apply)

 
 

Thank you to our incredible venues for helping to make the festival dream a reality.

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