EVER WONDERING; "WHAT’S ON NEAR ME?"

The Jazz Centre UK is a cultural centre in Essex that hosts a wide variety of events at our centre, on location and online. We host:

  • Live Music

  • Live Dance Performance

  • Art Exhibitions

  • Educational Workshops and Masterclasses

  • Talks and Lectures

  • Book launches

  • Celebratory Events

  • Networking Events

This page is the central listing for all our events. See below to find out what’s coming up:

Due to the variety of events we hold we have different types of entry available. Some of our events are free entry, some events are pay-on-the-door and some are ticketed. Please browse our events listing below to find out more about each listing. Entry information, ticket pricing, the event location and joining instructions should be clearly detailed on each event listing page.

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PURCHASING TICKETS

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Listen In: Keith Tippett/ Elton Dean/ Mark Charig/ Nick Evans: You are here, I am there.
    Listen In: Keith Tippett/ Elton Dean/ Mark Charig/ Nick Evans: You are here, I am there.
    Southend-on-Sea
    03 Dec, 12:00 – 13:00
    Southend-on-Sea, The Jazz Centre UK, Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Ave, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EX, UK
    If you had this in 1970 then it might be next to albums by Nucleus, Soft Machine, Mike Westbrook or maybe even King Crimson. What times!
  • JAZZ ON FILM : Ahmad Jamal Live in Baalbeck
    JAZZ ON FILM : Ahmad Jamal Live in Baalbeck
    Southend-on-Sea
    04 Dec, 12:00 – 13:30
    Southend-on-Sea, The Jazz Centre UK, Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Ave, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EX, UK
    SATURDAY MORNING PICTURES IS BACK! The Jazz Centre Film Club presents veteran pianist Ahmad Jamal's beautifully filmed gig at the Baalbeck Festival in 2003
  • Listen In: Ginger Baker Trio featuring Ginger, Charlie Haden and Bill Frissell
    Listen In: Ginger Baker Trio featuring Ginger, Charlie Haden and Bill Frissell
    Southend-on-Sea
    10 Dec, 12:00 – 13:00
    Southend-on-Sea, The Jazz Centre UK, Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Ave, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EX, UK
    This set from 1994 defines 'powerhouse trio' and features a fantastic version of Ornette Coleman's Ramblin.
  • COLTRANE...& OUT - The John Coltrane Story as told by Jazz 825's Josh Ison 4Tet
    COLTRANE...& OUT - The John Coltrane Story as told by Jazz 825's Josh Ison 4Tet
    Southend-on-Sea
    11 Dec, 14:00 – 16:00
    Southend-on-Sea, The Jazz Centre UK, Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Ave, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EX, UK
    A brilliant opportunity to re-live or learn about the most influential saxophonists of our time. Presented by our friends at Jazz 825, The Josh Ison Quartet takes us through the most influential of Coltrane's recordings from his time with Miles Davis to his iconic 1964 album, A Love Supreme.
  • Listen In. Duke Ellington: Anatomy of a Murder
    Listen In. Duke Ellington: Anatomy of a Murder
    Southend-on-Sea
    17 Dec, 12:00 – 13:00
    Southend-on-Sea, The Jazz Centre UK, Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Ave, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EX, UK
    The film features an opening title-sequence by Saul Bass and a soundtrack by the Duke who also appears in the film. OK this is supposed to be Listen In but there should be time for short film excerpts.
  • LIVE MUSIC! The BRUBECK STORY presented by E17 Jazz
    LIVE MUSIC! The BRUBECK STORY presented by E17 Jazz
    Southend-on-Sea
    18 Dec, 14:00 – 16:00
    Southend-on-Sea, The Jazz Centre UK, Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Ave, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EX, UK
    The incredible Allison Neale & Nick Tomalin E17 Quartet present the VERY BEST OF BRUBECK...hear some of THE most recognisable and iconic jazz sounds ever!
  • The EVAN PARKER Trio presented by Jazz 825
    The EVAN PARKER Trio presented by Jazz 825
    Southend-on-Sea
    08 Jan 2022, 14:00 – 16:00
    Southend-on-Sea, The Jazz Centre UK, Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Ave, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EX, UK
    Another fundraiser in our great Saturday Afternoon Jazz Lounge series, we're excited to present this incredible freeform sax experience here at The Jazz Centre UK !
  • FREE EVENT: Sunday Afternoon @ TJCUK presents The Blues Lounge featuring The 2-5-1s
    FREE EVENT: Sunday Afternoon @ TJCUK presents The Blues Lounge featuring The 2-5-1s
    Southend-on-Sea
    16 Jan 2022, 14:00
    Southend-on-Sea, The Jazz Centre UK, Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Ave, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EX, UK
    Blues and Jazz are inextricably linked and we're pleased to present the local Bluesmen The 2-5-1's playing live to launch our new Sunday Afternoon Jazz Lounge
  • An Afternoon with Earl Okin!
    An Afternoon with Earl Okin!
    Southend-on-Sea
    22 Jan 2022, 14:00 – 16:00
    Southend-on-Sea, The Jazz Centre UK, Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Ave, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EX, UK
    Earl is one of the most entertaining jazz men on the circuit. His take on jazz & bossa nova and his witty anecdotes will have you leaving wanting more!
  • SPIKE'S PLACE PRESENTS: MATT SKELTON remembers the music of SHELLY MANNE
    SPIKE'S PLACE PRESENTS: MATT SKELTON remembers the music of SHELLY MANNE
    Southend-on-Sea
    29 Jan 2022, 14:00
    Southend-on-Sea, The Jazz Centre UK, Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Ave, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EX, UK
    A tribute to one of American jazz's most iconic - and best loved - drummers by five of Britain's top musicians!

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OUR JAZZ VENUE

We are a growing venue on the UK jazz scene with an open door to host all forms of Jazz music. We have had some fantastic acts on the Jazz Centre stage including Alan Skidmore, Dave O’Higgins, Alan Barnes, Derek Nash, The Humphrey Lyttelton Band, Trevor Watts/Veryan Weston, Len Skeat, Daryl Sherman and many more.

Take a look at our past events page to get an overview!

Simon Spillett