St Ives Jazz Club is returning to the Western Hotel on Tuesday, 8th September and will continue on the second Tuesday of each month until a new full programme in March 2021.
In order to ensure that social distancing is followed, the Western Hotel is now operating the club room as a restaurant and bar with table service, with tables being removed around the stage area to comply with government guidance and best practice.
Entrance during this time will be free/pay what you can (there will be a chance to contribute either on the door or at your table at some point during the evening), with tables being allocated on a first come, first served basis. There are a reasonable number of tables available, but you’re advised to come early to avoid disappointment.
Tables are well spaced and the area is fully ventilated, with the option of sitting outdoors in the beer garden. It’s not a requirement to buy food, but there will be a good range of pub grub on offer. There will also be some single chairs for those who prefer that (appropriately distanced).
On non-club night Tuesdays, Tom Quirke will be leading a varied jazz programme with local musicians — see Facebook for details/updates.
The first guest performers, on Tuesday, will be Spyralz, a group of highly talented performers and club favourites. After a sell-out appearance last year, the club are delighted to invite them to come back and open the autumn season.
These musicians live and breathe jazz fusion. They perform a highly energetic/electric mixture of music by the Brecker Brothers, YellowJackets, and originals, with clear musical ideas used as the basis for fresh interpretation within their chosen form.
On 13th October, the club will be welcoming the Nigel Price Quartet.