live jazz upstairs at bedfords
bedfords - upstairs bar
Gigs take place in the upstairs bar where up to 70 patrons can be accommodated around tables, in the sofas or on individual seats. There's a great choice of beers and wines at the bar and complimentary table snacks will be available. (Please note that meals are currently not available at the venue). The nearest multi-story car park is St.Andrew's Car Park a short 2min walk away on Duke Street.
first Tuesday of the month
open mic / jazz jam
Join us at Bedfords Bar for the monthly jam session, where guest performers are invited to sit in with the house trio. Located in the upstairs bar you can enjoy the music from the comfort of the sofas or from around 2- and 4-seater tables. Musicians of all ages and experience are welcome so join us on-stage for a blow, or relax and listen to some of the city's finest jazz talent.
Tuesday, 14 january 2020
Sirkis Bialas International Quartet
Asaf Sirkis (drums & percussion)
Sylwia Bialas (vocals)
Frank Harrison (piano / keyboards)
Kevin Glasgow (electric bass)
Following an appearance at 2016's Jazz Weekender, Asaf and Sylwia return to Norwich Jazz Club to promote the new album by the Sirkis Bialas International Quartet, "Our New Earth" released in 2019.
With an emphasis on band interaction and sheer joy of playing, this band celebrates music from both collaborators, covering a wide range of influences such as contemporary classical music, Polish folk, South Indian & Middle Eastern musics as well as a wide range of dynamics – from the most delicate ballad all the way to high-energy electric virtuoso lines and everything in between. Expect soulful melodies, aerospheric sounds with strong grooves, a full-colour electro-acoustic jazz with an ethnic touch and some uncommonly-used instruments and sound effects.
"With music this uplifting, so sensitively and passionately rendered, it's hard not to be seduced.." Ian Patterson, ALL ABOUT JAZZ
Tuesday, 18 february 2020
Alex Hitchcock (tenor sax)
Tom O'Grady (Fender Rhodes)
Tiago Coimbra (electric bass)
Ric Elsworth (drums)
Imagine the combination of an undiscovered Herbie Hancock album from the mid- 70’s, rare-groove samples from the golden era of hip hop (ATCQ, Pharcyde etc) and the new London sound of bands like Yussef Kamaal and you're beginning to get a sense of Resolution 88's new album "Revolutions".
Aficionados of 70s-era jazz-funk will love the vibe of this exciting young band that, with the release of their third album continue to move from strength to strength, building a loyal following as they go. If you've not heard them before then don't miss this opportunity to catch their sublime, groove-based tracks up-close in the intimate, clubby environment of Bedfords Bar.