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The Chapel,
No.1 Shakespeare Street
West Midlands CV37 6RN

01789 264787

Tapas-Burgers-Salad Menu until 8:30pm

8.00pm – Wednesdays 2013
(Students ½-price)

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Message for bands & musicians
Stratford Jazz is scheduling 2015.
If you'd like to perform at our jazz club,
please email:
by 19 Sept.

Thank you.


** Maybe FREE! Car Park off Mansell Street: See Info
Link says 'Paid' but if no Attendant in evening, looks OK.
Paid Parking: Picturehouse or
multi-storey behind coach park
or in front of hospital.
Warning: Shakespeare St, Mulberry St & Great William St. 6pm-8am : Permit Holders Only


Save money!
Buy tickets online in advance 
and Save £2 - No booking fee. Tickets £10 online
Next deadline: Tue 23 Sept, 8pm - £2 more on door on Wed.


Wed 24th Sept 2014, 8pm,
Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion. £12 entrance. Tickets £10 on line
Zoe Schwarz (v) Rob Koral (g) Peter Whittaker (Hammond-organ) Paul Robinson (d)

Zoe Schwarz
Zoe Schwarz

Buy tickets on line for: Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion

Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion

Wed 8th Oct, 8pm
The Roller Trio. £12 entrance. Tickets £10 online
James Mainwaring (ts) Luke Wynter (g) Luke Reddin-Williams (d)

Roller Trio
Roller Trio

Roller Trio are James Mainwaring on tenor sax and electronics, Luke Wynter on guitar and Luke Reddin-Williams and drums. They are still in their early twenties and met whilst studying at Leeds University. They were nominees for the 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for Album of the Year and were recently nominated for the best UK newcomers at the inaugural JazzFM Awards. Their music is a fresh, visceral stew of conventional and experimental sounds that features stonking riffs, thrashy noise, evocative songs and electronic soundscapes. 

"Dark, menacing, bass heavy - the new sound of UK jazzzzzzz!"   Gilles Peterson BBC6 Music

Buy tickets on line for: The Roller Trio

Wed 22nd Oct, 8pm
Robert Castelli Boom Quartet. £12 entrance. Tickets £10 online
Robert Castelli (d) Nic Meier (g) Nic Kacal (b) Greg Heath (s)

Robert Castelli
Robert Castelli

Buy tickets on line for: Robert Castelli Boom Quartet

Wed 12th Nov, 8pm
Bryan Corbett Quartet. £12 entrance. Tickets £10 on line
Bryan Corbett (t) Al Gurr (p) Ben Markland (b) Neil Bullock (d)

Bryan Corbett
Bryan Corbett

Buy tickets on line for: Bryan Corbett Quartet

Bryan Corbett Quartet


Wed 26th Nov, 8pm
Simon Spillett’s ‘STANDARD MILES’. £15 entrance. Tickets £13 on line
Simon Spillett (s) Henry Lowther (t) John Critinson (p) Dave Green (b) Trevor Tomkins (d)

Standard Miles

Buy tickets on line for: 'Standard Miles' - Miles Davis Tribute

TUESDAY 2nd Dec, 8pm - Note Tuesday evening!
INTERPLAY QUINTET. £10 entrance. Tickets £10 on line
Adrian Litvinoff (b) Alan Wakeman (reeds) Richard Baker (tb) Neil Hunter (p)
Dave Ballen (d)

Interplay Quintet

Interplay brings together five very diverse musical lives, all rooted in the ethos of jazz and all of whom have worked with many well-known artists over the years. Founded by Adrian Litvinoff in 2007 in Leamington Spa Warwickshire, the band comprises an unusual range of musical understanding and experience, inspired by many jazz and many other cultural influences.

Buy tickets on line for: Interpaly Quintet

Wed 10 Dec, 8pm,
John Etheridge/Chris Garrick duo. £15 entrance. Tickets £13 on line
John Etheridge (g) Chris Garrick (v)

John Etheridge
John Etheridge

Buy tickets on line for: John Etheridge/Chris Garrick duo
Wed 7th Jan 2015, 8pm
Alan Barnes/Bruce Adams front Tom Hill trio. £15 entrance. Tickets £13 on line
Alan Barnes (s) Bruce Adams (t) Tom Hill (b) Paul Sawtell (p) Neil Bullock (d)

Alan Barnes/Bruce Adams front the Tom Hill Trio
Alan Barnes (s) Bruce Adams (t)

Buy tickets on line for: Alan Barnes/Bruce Adams & Tom Hill trio

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Parking: Suggestion:

Off Mansell St. CV37 6NR only 350 yards walk.
Has been FREE! in the evening. Do check!
Update, February 2014: We understand that for anyone who arrives in the evening, after the booth attendant has left and after the car park patroller has been (probably by 6.30 p.m.), the parking is free. 
If there is no-one there to pay, you are okay, we are told.

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** News from No.1 Shakespeare Street **
Great food menu now available

Tapas-Burgers-Salad Menu until 8:30pm

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Alan Barnes, Brian Corbett & Tom Hill Trio
at Stratford Jazz,
See write-up

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Stratford Jazz - Review


Stratford Jazz at No.1 got off to a flying start when their autumn season featured another barnstorming visit from Gilad Atzmon and his Orient House Ensemble. Gilad formed the quartet in 2000 and it sounds as fresh to day as ever, providing a perfect vehicle for his music and his increasing political awareness.

Equally at home on soprano, alto, tenor saxes, clarinet and flutes he is not averse to picking up the accordion or the harmonica if the occasion warrants it. His music, although firmly entrenched in the jazz idiom, evokes wide ranging emotions and a cornucopia of influences embracing music from the Middle-East, North Africa and Eastern Europe.

Gilad Atzmon

Frank Harrison on piano has been with Orient House from the beginning joining Gilad after taking a scholarship at Berklee School of Music, Boston, USA. He is a  spirited and creative improviser having recorded several albums with his own trio, including “Exile” which won the BBC Jazz Album of the Year in 2003.

Bassist Yaron Stavi joined Orient House in 2003 and is a most accomplished musician in both the classical and the jazz genres. Since meeting Nigel Kennedy in 1997 he has become the violinist’s first choice bassist when assembling his jazz groups, his appearance at the London Proms in 2013 being a memorable highlight.

I was expecting to see the talented Eddie Hick in the drum chair but he has now been replaced by Chris Higginbottom, a drummer I have been anxious to see since listening to his album, “Where Land Ends”. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, he spent eight years in New York before relocating to the UK in 2010 and joining the Ronnie Scott’s Allstars.  This skilful young percussionist is sure to be a tremendous asset to the UK jazz scene for many years to come.

The evening just could not go wrong with the star-studded cast which Gilad has welded into a formidable and exciting unit. Most of the first set comprised of Gilad originals from the album “Metropolis” before leaping into the second set with Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”, following up with a series of ballad standards all given the Orient House treatment - bluesy, rasping solos tinged with Eastern tones which somehow gel when handled by this amazing combo.    

On Wednesday, 24th September, Stratford Jazz at No.1 presents Zoe Schwarz’s Blue Commotion a band that is becoming a real force in UK blues music. For more information on this and future concerts visit – you will also receive details on how you can save money by booking online.


Roy Stevens/11/09/2014.


26 June 2014

The presentation of wine and flowers to Mary and I after the organ trio concert took us completely by surprise and I would like to thank you all, not only for the gifts, but for the wonderful support you have given me over the years.

As announced at the concert we have a full programme up to 7th January 2015 and after that date I will be relinquishing my duties regarding bookings etc with Stratford Jazz.

From September the management at No.1 will take on the running of Stratford Jazz and I will be on hand until January to assist with various matters including emceeing, reviews etc.

What happens after January 2015 is not clear at this stage. That’s normal for Stratford Jazz! It’s been like that since 1986 and we are still here after 28 years of amazing jazz and well over one thousand gigs.

Future plans are complicated by the fact that we have been unable to find someone to replace me. Finding a replacement could prove vital to the future of Stratford Jazz as No.1 management will rely heavily on the jazz input we should provide.

During the summer break I will be meeting with interested parties to see if a solution can be found. In the meantime if you have any views on how we should proceed in the future do not hesitate to make contact.

After a happy fifteen years connection with Stratford Jazz nothing would delight me more than to see live jazz thriving at No.1 over many more years to come.

Many thanks again.



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p= piano/keyboard, b= bass, g= guitar, s= sax(s)/reeds, t-s=tenor sax, d= drums, v= vocals, t= trumpet, tb = trombone, pc=percussion, acc = accordion, fh = flugal horn TBC=to be confirmed

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