Events & Movies

Saturday, October 20th, 2018
Grand Opening: The Jazz Centre UK is getting a whole lot bigger!

The Jazz Centre UK grand expansion event October 20th 2018, 10am – 5pm (Free Admission) Join in the celebration at The Jazz Centre UK’s biggest event of the year! We have grown from strength to strength since we opened in 2016. Working with Southend Council, we are pleased to announce we…

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Thursday, October 25th, 2018
Movie: Elvin Jones – Jazz Machine

Elvin Jones has been called “the world’s greatest rhythmic drummer” (Life magazine) and “Mother Earth coming alive with syncopation” (Louis Bellson). Filmed in 1991 at the Stuttgart Theaterhaus this concert serves to confirm the above praise. Jones’ thunderous drumming powers the Jazz Machine, with veteran Sonny Fortune on tenor saxophone…

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Saturday, October 27th, 2018
Live Music: James Scannell performs at The Jazz Centre UK

Saturday 27th October, 2pm – 4pm Spikes Place at The Jazz Centre UK, Southend-on-sea, Essex German Jazz Saxophonist James Scannell brings his skill, talent and experience to The Jazz Centre UK via Spike’s Place. He has covered jazz festivals globally covering France, Spain, Germany, England, USA, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Singapore,…

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Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
Movie: Legendary New Orleans Musicians

Centred on the life of 90 year old veteran bass player, Chester Zardis, this documentary throws a light on the early years of New Orleans jazz. Zardis is shown playing in a variety of settings including duets with another New orleans veteran, guitarist Danny Barker. Insightful commentary is added by…

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Saturday, November 10th, 2018
Presentation: Mike Pointon ‘Jazz on Screen’

Writer, broadcaster and musician Mike Pointon presents a retrospective of jazz in the movies and on television over fifty years, with many rare extracts of legendary jazzmen in performance from New Orleans to the swing era. Among the great musicians featured are Eubie Blake, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Bix Beiderbecke,…

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Saturday, November 17th, 2018
Movie: Bill Evans – A Tribute

Bill Evans was one of the most prolific and creative pianists in modern jazz history. An international roster of musicians play tribute to Evans’ genius in this concert filmed at The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton. Gordon Beck, Stan Sulzman and Tony Oxley from the UK, Dieter Ilg from Germany, and Canadian…

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Thursday, November 22nd, 2018
Movie: Hear Now

Trevor Watts and Veryan Weston have been champions of improv-jazz for many years. Both are in scintillating form performing their ‘Dialogues’ in 2012 in the All Saints Art Centre, Lewes. Later that year they are captured on film in the Hastings Jazz Club as a quartet, augmented by John Edwards…

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Saturday, November 24th, 2018
Live Music: Mick Foster performs at The Jazz Centre UK

Saturday 24th November, 2pm – 4pm Spike’s Place, THe jazz Centre UK, Southend-on-Sea, Essex Mick Foster is renowned for his baritone saxophone playing and as an educator for the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Goldsmith’s College and the National Youth Jazz…

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Previous Events & Movies

Saturday, October 13th, 2018
Movie: The Fabulous Dorseys

Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey play themselves in this 1947 bio-pic. It tells the story of their boyhood in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania through their rise to musical prominence, their acrimonious break-up, formation of successful individual bands, and final personal reunion. The storyline is perfunctory, but the film accurately portrays their music and…

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Saturday, October 6th, 2018
Movie: Live! Jazz Legends

A superb roster of top jazz stars feature in this compilation of live performances in a variety of venues. Stan Getz plays a sumptuous balled ‘Time for Love’. Bobby Hutcherson and Gary Burton display contrasting styles on vibraphone. Veteran trumpeter Red Rodney shows his enduring be-bop chops in two numbers,…

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Saturday, September 29th, 2018
Live Jazz: Picante (Derek Nash) perform at The Jazz Centre UK

Derek Nash, Picante Saturday 29th September, 2pm – 4pm The Jazz Centre UK, Southend-on-sea, essex What can we say about Derek Nash. The Guardian described him as being a “Saxophonist on the forefront of the British Jazz Movement” and they are not wrong. We are very excited to have Picante perform…

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Saturday, August 25th, 2018
Live Jazz: Andrea Pozza performs at The Jazz Centre UK

25th August – 2pm-4pm Spikes place at TJCUK, Southend-on-Sea, Essex,  presents Andrea Pozza (Piano), Simon Wolf (Bass) and Matt Home (Drums) for a trio performance that will truly exploit the craft of piano improvisation. Andrea Pozza is a renowned Jazz pianist and composer from Italy. He is currently a professor of “Jazz…

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Saturday, July 28th, 2018
Live Jazz: Greg Abate Quartet

Spike’s Place Presents: The Greg Abate Quartet 2pm – 4pm, Saturday 28th July. Admission: £10 Students: £5 From his bio: Greg Abate jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer continues as an International Jazz/Recording Artist with 225 days a year touring the globe. In the mid 70’s after finishing a four year program…

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Saturday, July 14th, 2018
Celebrating the heritage, culture and future of Jazz Women | Jazz Women Exhibition

SATURDAY 30TH JUNE – SATURDAY 18th AUGUST At the jazz centre UK,  Beecroft Art Gallery, Southend-on-sea, Essex The Jazz Centre UK is holding a seven-week exhibition to celebrate the contribution of women to the arts and crafts of jazz music and to encourage young female performers and commentators to step up and…

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Saturday, June 30th, 2018
Live Jazz: Sara Dowling Quartet

Spikes Place Presents: The Sarah Dowling Quartet, 2pm – 4pm, Saturday 30th June. Admission: £10 Students: £5 From her Bio: It is said that the number one tip to losing weight is to go through a break up. Well I lost a little weight but I made a record. In 2015…

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Saturday, May 26th, 2018
Live Jazz: Dave O’Higgins Quartet

  Spike’s Place at the Jazz Centre UK Presents: Dave O’Higgins Quartet, including Rob Baron (piano) Geoff Gascoigne (double bass) Seb de Krom (drums).

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Saturday, April 28th, 2018
Live Jazz: Daryl Sherman and Dave Green

Spike’s Place at the Jazz Centre UK Presents: Daryl Sherman and Dave Green Download Event Schedule for April: Jazz Centre Movies April 2018

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Saturday, April 14th, 2018
Laura Jurd and Elliot Galvin Masterclass

Laura Jurd Jazz Masterclass in Essex April 14th, 11am – 4:30pm Only an hour from London in Southend-on-sea, Essex, poll-winning trumpeter LAURA JURD and keyboardist/inventor Elliot Galvin are running a masterclass for musicians interested in jazz, at The Jazz Centre UK. Email enquiries@thejazzcentreuk.co.uk to apply for your place. Limited spaces available. The application criteria is Grade 5 performance…

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Saturday, April 7th, 2018
‘Jazz Now’ The Jazz Centre UK’s first major exhibition

Exploring Jazz Today Our exhibition, Friday, April 6th to Saturday 12th May 2018, will provide direct routes to the personal enjoyment of jazz music which lie both within – and beyond –  standard media outlets. And within our Centre, we will also be celebrating jazz music with an internationally-based series of…

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Friday, April 6th, 2018
Workshop Afternoon

A selection of junior jazz graduates from Spike Robinson’s Jazz Academy – and their tutors – will present a ‘workshop afternoon’ on Friday April 6th from 2-4pm. Admission is £6.00. All the money raised will go towards the Spike Robinson Scholarship Fund.

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Saturday, March 31st, 2018
Live Jazz: Jo Fookes with the Ted Beament Trio

Spike’s Place at the Jazz Centre UK Presents: Jo Fookes with the Ted Beamont Trio

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Saturday, March 17th, 2018
Live Jazz: The Orpheus Singers

Crowstone Christian Centre Presents: The Orpheus Singers Time: 7.30pm

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Saturday, March 10th, 2018
Live Jazz: Liane Carroll Trio

For the first time film of one of Britain’s finest vocalists live in concert at the Brecon Jazz Festival in August 2006. Liane’s singing and piano playing have made her well-known internationally. This film of the concert captures her at the peak of her powers, supported by her virtuoso bass…

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Saturday, February 24th, 2018
Live Jazz: The Alan Barnes Quartet

Saturday 24th 2pm – 4pm Spike’s Place at the Jazz Centre UK Presents Live Jazz with: The Alan Barnes Quartet Alan Barnes is a multi-instrumentalist, multi-award winner, prolific international performer, composer, arranger and bandleader. “His stylistic range is quite phenomenal… He has a wonderful capacity for suggesting a given style…

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Saturday, January 27th, 2018
Live Jazz: Vasilis Xenopoulus and Nigel Price Trio

Saturday January 27th 2pm – 4pm Spike’s Place at the Jazz Centre UK Presents Live Jazz with: Vasilis Xenopoulos & the Nigel Price Trio Brilliant tenor saxophonist Vasilis Xenopoulos and 2016 British Jazz Award Winner for Best Guitarist, Nigel Price and his trio, kick off the new club at the…

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Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Grand Opening Day

Roll up roll up for the Grand Opening Day of our ‘Living Heritage of Jazz Museum’ – the first-ever of its kind in the UK. Come and meet us all on SATURDAY OCTOBER 7th when the ribbon will be cut at 11am in the jazz basement of THE BEECROFT ART…

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Saturday, January 14th, 2017
An Intimate Audience with DARYL SHERMAN

Following the successful fundraiser presented by our great friend SIR MICHAEL PARKINSON in December which raised over £5000.00, The Jazz Centre UK is proud to present ‘An intimate audience with DARYL SHERMAN’ on Saturday January 14th 2017. Daryl is the premier jazz singer-pianist in the USA and spent twelve years…

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Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
An Evening with SIR MICHAEL PARKINSON

In conversation with his son Mike and showing highlights from the Parkinson archive, An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson is a unique opportunity to get an intimate, entertaining and informative look at the career of a man who, in over 50 years in the business, has interviewed over 2000 of…

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