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Warmley Jazz Club


20 Deanery Road
Bristol BS15 9JB

£4 on the door


Cass Casswell Bands

Cass has become a strong supporter of Warmley Jazz Club with his Trio, and the Golden Jazz Decades featuring the fabulous voice of Sinead McCabe; with band members John Martin [Piano] and Eddie Johns [Drums]. Other bands that Cass brings to the club include his 6 piece 'New Orleans Update' and his 7 piece 'Storyville Strutters' playing general New Orleans Jazz and early New Orleans Jazz respectively.

The Manhattan Orchestra featuring Catherine Sykes

First visit to Warmley in December 2009 and welcomed back June 2010 and amazing 10 piece band shoehorned into the club rooms with the beautiful voice of Catherine Sykes upbeat tempo songs and soulful blues.


Manhattan Orchestra June 2010 (6 min video)

Steve Graham Band

First visit to Warmley in June 2010 we welcomed the Steve Graham Band with Des Bacon on reeds; Steve Graham trumpet; Tom Whittingham trombone; Justina Verinder bass and Mike Cox banjo


Alice's Wonderland Band

A welcome return to this band featuring Clive and Tom Whittingham, John Massey, Keith Hall and Des Bacon playing a lively mix of trad and blues with some brilliant fast paced washboard pieces from Tom.


The Panama Jazz Band

Featuring Tom Doughty: trumpet and vocals, Clive Johnstone: clarinet, saxophone and vocals, Alan "Oggy" Hogg: banjo, guitar and vocals, Keith Tolley: bass, John Coad: drums.

Webpage - The Panama Jazz Band


Dave Martin's Jabbo Five

This band, formed in May 2010, has been set up with the express purpose of playing in the style of Jabbo Smith - hence the name Dave Martin's Jabbo Five. The line-up of cornet, clarinet/saxophone, banjo, piano and tuba allows an exciting, lively and uncluttered interpretation of the music of Jabbo Smith and his Rhythm Aces

Webpage - Dave Martins Jabbo Five

Henry’s Hot Six

Henry’s Hot Six is now featuring as a regular on the Warmley Jazz circuit last playing on April 28 and due back in the autumn


Russell Corfe's Jazz Band

Russell played for the first time at Warmley in July and provided a great performance much enjoyed by the club. Russell is returning in February and we look forward to hearing them again.

To watch a video of the band click these links.


Russell Corfe at Warmley Jazz (video)

Click to see a clip of Russell playing on the Sabrina


The Good Vibes Jazz Band

This fabulous band played for the first time at Warmley on the 18th March 09 and we look forward to having them back again soon. The line up Geoff Nichols on trumpet and vibraphone, Geoff Weldrake on bass, John Martin on piano, Frank Woodforde on drums and Andrew Barratt on guitar.


Having led the legendary Avon Cities band for many years, trumpet, vibes star Geoff Nichols turns to the swing music of the thirties and forties to present his GOOD VIBES BAND for the discerning jazz fans who require something more than just 'average'. The band's style is built around the wonderful jazz sound of the VIBRAPHONE (or 'vibraharp' as it is known in the United States), supplemented by the swing-style trumpet and horn of the leader.

Included in their programme there will always be a selection of the compositions of Gershwin, Porter, Kern, Berlin, etc., plus some of Geoff's own compositions, spiced with a handful of classics from the twenties.


Webpage - Bristol Jazz Society

Henry's Bootblacks

This classic orchestra was incorporated in 1964 with the specific aim of recreating the 'hot' jazz of the 1920's as played by such as King Oliver, Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington.

An early residency at the Ship Inn on Redcliffe Hill Bristol lasted until its demolition due to road widening in1967. Nowadays the band makes guest appearances at the Old Duke and jazz clubs throughout the south west. Many radio broadcasts and albums have been recorded over the years and a CD is currently in preparation.


The standard line up is Nick White, Hugh Roberts and Tim Thackray on reeds; Andy Champion and Ceri Williams on trumpet; Paul Munnery on trombone; Mike Lancaster on sousaphone; Joe Farler on banjo and guitar; Tom Whittingham on drums and percussion and Henry Davies on piano and trumpet. Henry also fields a six piece version the band entitled Henry's Hot Six

John Minnion & The Camelia Jazz Band

Relaxed old Style New Orleans music from a band based in South Wales. The Camelia Jazz Band was launched at the end of the 1990's to play old style New Orleans Jazz in the Cardiff, Newport and Bristol area.

Originally formed in South Wales at the end of the 1990's to play relaxed old style New Orleans jazz, the Carmelia Jazz Band has played in venues in Cardiff, Newport , Bristol and the Bude Jazz Festival. It was relaunched in 2004 with Norman Thatcher on trombone, John Wurr on reeds and John Minnion on cornet, with a rhythm section comprising Clarence Nugent on drums, Mike Gale on bass and Sarah Thatcher on banjo.

Dennis Armstrong's Bristol Blue Five

Traditional jazz band playing in the style of Louis Armstrong (no relation!) and King Oliver.

Bob Reynolds New Society Jazz Band

The band has its roots in playing New Orleans Jazz with a happy sound suitable for all occasions and play a wide repertoire of authentic jazz, blues, and melodies. It is led by local trombone player Bob Reynolds, together with west country musicians who are bound together by a common love and enjoyment of the music they play.

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Tim Newman's Celebration Jazz Band

The Band was formed in 1983 and the following year they made a successful tour of Spain for the Association of Cultural Activities playing at the third International Jazz Festival at Alcala, Madrid. They returned to Spain in 85,86,89 and 2001 and broadcast for both Radio Galicia and Television Galicia.
The bands repertoire relies on popular songs of yesteryear, rags, marches and spirituals with composers such as Handy, Joplin, Morton, Armstrong and Oliver much in evidence. Current members of the Band are Tim Newman, Roger White,(Founder members) Pete Dine (18 years). Clive Johnson (5years), Clarence Nugent, Gerry Bath and Pete Middleton

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