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Fantastic international talent

The programme aims to bring the best international musicians to our doorstep, and succeeds... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Wakefield, United Kingdom
1st gig of the 2018 season

Great to be back at Wakefield Jazz after the long summer break, first gig played by Babelfish... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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One of the UK's best jazz clubs.. in Yorkshire. Claire Martin: 'Wakefield Jazz is one of the most important clubs in the UK with an enthusiasm & vibe that is second to none'. Live gigs most Fridays from 8.30. Doors open fro 7.00 for food and drinks.
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Eastmoor Road | Wakefield Sports Club, Wakefield WF1 3RR, England
+44 1977 680542
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

The programme aims to bring the best international musicians to our doorstep, and succeeds. Visitors will find a cosy and unpretentious environment in which to explore contemporary players and voices. Every week brings new players and voices.

Thank angie1191
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Great to be back at Wakefield Jazz after the long summer break, first gig played by Babelfish, wonderful singing by Brigitte Beraha with great back up from Barry Green-piano, Chris Laurence-double bass. Good atmosphere as always and a warm welcome for newcomers, plenty more great...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

I've known about Wakefield jazz for years, but always thought it might be a bit elitist and the music might be too 'way out there' for my tastes. However, my wife and I gave it a try in December 2017 and have now made it...More

Thank Alanca-Barnsley
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The newcomer to Wakefield Jazz on a Friday night should expect a multi-disciplinary sports club, because that’s exactly what the College Grove facility is. What you will also get is one of the best and most enthusiastic audiences in the country, all listening very quietly...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

A great night out in a lovely venue with nice and friendly staff. Wakefield Jazz attracts some top performers! Food is also available - please book to avoid disappointment.

Thank Nikki P
Reviewed 29 April 2017

This is one of the top Jazz clubs in the country. The atmosphere is friendly and conducive to listening to the music. Always check what's on but music starts at 8.30 pm prompt on Fridays and generally ends at about 11.00 pm

Thank Roger W
Reviewed 24 April 2017

It seems a most unlikely venue to listen to some of the best contemporary jazz music in the country but Wakefield Jazz ticks all the right boxes. Top jazz musicians from around the world tell me they love to appear at Wakefield Jazz as it...More

Thank jeany18236
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We go here a lot. There is a varied programme with big names from the jazz world and sometimes a support set to hear young musicians as they start out. The audience are friendly, and we've got chatting to people who have travelled long distances...More

Thank S66Judith
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely, friendly venue with great music within easy reach of city centre. A fantastic atmosphere and great value to boot.

Thank Katrina S
Andrew S, Manager at Wakefield Jazz, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Lovely, thanks for the review Katrina. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 19 March 2017

I go to this club as often as I can. The music is first-rate (national/international calibre performers), with two full sets; a warm and welcoming atmosphere; great sound. Children under 15 get in for free, too. There's something special about this place: a very enthusiastic...More

1  Thank 238jim
Andrew S, Manager at Wakefield Jazz, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Thanks for the review. See you next Friday..

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