Chipping Sodbury Jazz Festival

Posted on May 22, 2014

We are really excited to be involved in Sodbury Jazz festival this year, on Saturday 7th June come and join us for Jazz and a BBQ in the garden,

39 High Street, Chipping Sodbury £5 a ticket available from our shop


 ‘60s Legends Head Sodbury Music Fest

Two icons of the 1960s UK music scene head four days of exciting music at the annual Sodbury Jazz & Blues Festival at the beginning of June.

Chris Farlowe  and Zoot Money, who came to prominence as regular performers at London’s mecca for fans of jazz and R&B, the Flamingo Club, both share the bill at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall on Saturday 7th June for an evening of blues.

On the previous evening the headliners will be New Orleans Update, acknowledged specialists in recreating the sound of traditional New Orleans Jazz.  Singing with the band is new discovery Sinead McCabe who interprets the blues songs from that era that were beloved and made famous by the late Ottilie Patterson.

Opening the four days of amazing music will be UK blues legend Eddie Martin who will be playing at the George Hotel with his trio. Eddie will be playing a bonus set that evening in order to feature tracks from his brand new album ‘Blues Took Me By The Hand’.

Up Close and Personal

The Festival, this year in association with local supermarket Waitrose, promises a feast of live music often presented in intimate surroundings.

“We know that there’s nothing quite like seeing a great musician or singer performing right in front of you in a small setting” explained co organiser Stuart Hobday, “and this year we’ve been able to bring the music as close as possible”.

Over the weekend, the programme offers music to accompany breakfast at Hampton’s delicatessen, mid morning coffee at Coffee#1, through the afternoon at both The Bell and The Squire and in the evening at The Beaufort Hunt and The Horseshoe.

New this year will be a lunch on Saturday prepared at their bakery by Tom and Henry Herbert – stars of the TV series ‘The Fabulous Baker Brothers’ – live music through that afternoon at Chipping Sodbury Waitrose store  and, on Sunday, a Jazz Mass at St John The Baptist Church.

In addition, on Saturday and Sunday, two Waitrose pedicabs will be on hand to transport visitors (for free) around the various venues through the morning and afternoon, and will offer an information point in the High Street.

More details along with the full programme and a link to order your tickets can be found on the Festival website



Thursday 5th June

8.00pm – 10.30pm                 EDDIE MARTIN TRIO                The George Hotel

            Tickets £5 from the venue

Friday 6th June

6.00pm – 8.00pm                   YANN DEPECHLIN                     The Beaufort Hunt


7.30pm – 10.15pm                 NEW ORLEANS UPDATE     Town Hall

                                                with SINEAD McCABE         (£17.50/£15.00)*


9.00pm – 11.00pm                 ROD KELLY JAZZ TRIO                        The Beaufort Hunt


Saturday 7th June

9.30am – 11.30am                 JAZZ BREAKFAST with             Hamptons Cafe

                                                PAUL BUCK & CASS LEVETT      Book with the venue


12.00pm – 2.00pm                 THOMAS FORD plus a blues

lunch with Tom and Henry       Hobbs Bakery         

The Fabulous Baker Brothers  Book with the venue


2.30pm – 4.30pm              AMBASSADORS OF JAZZ     Waitrose Café


5.00pm – 7.00pm                   RICK PAYNE                               The Squire


7.30pm – 10.15pm                 CHRIS FARLOWE & THE      Town Hall

NORMAN BEAKER BAND    (£22.50/20.00)*




Sunday 8th June

9.30am– 11.30am                  JAZZ BREAKFAST with              Hamptons Cafe

JANE & ANDY CHRISTIE         Book with the venue             


10.00am – 11.15am                 A LITTLE JAZZ MASS                St Johns Church       

                                    Officiating – the Bishop of Tewkesbury

11.30am – 1.30pm                 GOOD BISCUITS                        Coffee #1


2.30pm – 4.30pm                   JAZZ IN THE AFTERNOON          The Bell at

                                                            with THE PAUL BUCK TRIO        Old Sodbury

                                                featuring Dee Daly                         

5.00pm – 7.00pm                   JOSIE & THE OUTLAW                            The Beaufort Hunt

7.00pm – 9.00pm                     ERIC ARTHUR & HENRY SLIM     The Horseshoe