BRACKNELL JAZZ brings some the UK's foremost jazz musicians to perform with a resident rhythm section at South Hill Park Arts Centre, a fine 18th century mansion set in rolling parkland. The gigs take place in the beautiful Recital Room, which boasts a superb Steinway model 'D' grand piano.
Bracknell Jazz takes place one Friday evening each month. The evening begins at 7:30 with a curtain raiser / warm-up band (usually featuring younger performers - please check here for details). The featured artist takes over from 8 pm. Tickets are £10 (£5 for under 18s), and can be booked through the SHP Box Office. The Cafe Atrium (set on the terrace, with fine views of the grounds) serves bistro style meals. Drinks can be taken up to the Recital Room.
We are thrilled to announce that from January, Bracknell Jazz will be promoting a parallel series of Bracknell Jazz YOUNG MUSICIANS gigs in the WILDE UPSTAIRS one Wednesday evening each month. The upstairs bar of the Wilde Theatre at South Hill Park has been remodelled to create this hip new performance space, complete with Steinway grand piano. We will be featuring some of the incredibly talented younger performers who have played a supporting role at Bracknell Jazz gigs, giving them the opportunity to really stretch out, and show their mettle:
18 Jan TOM BARFORD tenor sax
Mon 27 Feb ALEX HITCHCOCK tenor sax
29 Mar OLLI MARTIN trombone
19 Apr JAMES AKERS tenor sax
The house band will be the Jazz Lions, with Simon Cook piano, Rudy Cook bass and Charlie Hutchinson drums.
Come and join us to hear the next generation of jazz giants!
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South Hill Park Arts Centre is in the Birch Hill area of Bracknell about 7 minutes drive from the Town Centre just off the A322 Bagshot Road near the Hilton National Hotel. It is easily accessible from the M3 (Junction 3) and the M4 (Junction 10). We are very well sign posted – look for the brown road signs saying ‘Arts Centre’ or showing a comedy mask.
Free parking is available at South Hill Park for up to 170 cars. There is additional parking a short walk away in the shopping centre car park off Birch Hill Rd., RG12 7DE.
Please click here to buy tickets for Bracknell Jazz from the South Hill Park website.
SHP Box Office:
South Hill Park