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West Midlands CV37 6RN

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Tapas-Burgers-Salad Menu until 8:30pm

8.00pm – Wednesdays 2013
(Students ½-price)

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Message for bands & musicians booked by Stratford Jazz
Please, please e-mail or post images, links & info to:-
As Soon As Possible! Why wouldn't you? Just do it!
To bands and musicians not booked, we only have 25
gigs/year and they are allocated months in advance


** 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


WEDNESDAY 25 June 2014, 8pm

JON DALTON TRIO £10 (Students ½-price)
Jon Dalton (g) John-Paul Gard (organ) Toby Perret (d)

UK born but now based in Los Angeles Jon Dalton visits the UK for a short tour. Accompanied by Hammond-Organ virtuoso John-Paul Gard and the talented Toby Perret on drums the trio’s music is vibrant, exciting, organic and alive. At times smooth and then driven and full of fire and groove.

“The playing is strong and convincing throughout; these guys can really deliver…”

Jon Dalton (guitar)
Jon Dalton (guitar)

July & August 2014 - Summer Break
No Jazz at Stratford Jazz

However, see

Leam Jazz - Jazz Festival - Sunday June 29

Jay Riley's - Jazz Summer School 15-17 August - Alcester Rugby Club 


2014 Autumn programme starts in September - details soon

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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Tickets For Ticket gigs

From: - (students, half-price)
Tickets by post from: Stratford Jazz Tickets, 7 Wetherby Way, Stratford CV37 9LU (Cheques to: Stratford Jazz)Please enclose a self-addressed and stamped envelope.



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

Tapas-Burgers-Salad Menu until 8:30pm


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

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Stratford Jazz - Review


Stratford Jazz completed the summer season on a high with the appearance of the Jon Dalton Trio at the Chapel at No.1, Shakespeare Street on Wednesday evening. Bristol born Jon Dalton now resides in Los Angeles where he has forged quite a reputation as a jazz guitarist on the fiercely competitive West Coast jazz circuit. For his summer tour of the UK he teamed up with two stalwarts of the Bristol jazz scene in the irrepressible John-Paul Gard on the Hammond organ and rising star Toby Perret on drums.

Uncomplicated, swinging jazz was the order of the day with a well balanced mixture of standards from the ‘Great American Songbook’ interspersed with original tunes from both Jon Dalton and John-Paul. Jon Dalton cites Joe Pass as one of his main influences and this was particularly evident in the ballad numbers which flowed effortlessly and creatively with a guitar tone very reminiscent of the old master.

Some of the punchy blues numbers belied Jon’s early career in the rock, funk mode and in this he had a perfect foil in Jon-Paul Gard. For me this trio was at its best when performing John-Paul’s compositions with his T4JOEY being a spectacular highlight. A waltz producing fireworks from all protagonists – high octane organ playing coupled with some challenging guitar work backed up with Toby’s propulsive drums, the ensemble was really on fire with this one.

The playing was robust and compelling throughout, whether it was a smooth ballad or something more upbeat the emphasis is always on maintaining the groove. Three musicians demonstrating a love and deep understanding of organ jazz and really know how to deliver.

Stratford Jazz now breaks until September 10th when Gilad Atzmon opens the Autumn/Winter season of quality jazz. Some of the highlights appearing during the coming season include Bryan Corbett, Alan Barnes, Roller Trio, John Etheridge, Simon Spillett  etc etc. For more details visit   


Roy Stevens/26/06/2014.


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