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March 2021

Jazz Society presents: Ant Law – Jazz Guitarist

03/03/2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Following our very successful and enjoyable masterclass last term with Jason Huxtable, we are delighted to be hosting the prominent jazz guitarist Ant Law, from 2-4pm on Wednesday 3rd March. Ant will be taking us through some stunning compositions from his latest album ‘The Sleeper Wakes’, leaving enough time for an open Q and A. Ant is leader of the Ant Law Quintet, who are at the forefront of the contemporary jazz scene in London, and whose albums almost exclusively…

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May 2021

JazzSoc hosts: Tom Ollendorf Trio

30/05/2021 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Cafédral, Owengate House
Durham, DH1 3NB
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£3.00 – £5.00

Professional jazz guitarist Tom Ollendorf is touring to celebrate the release of his debut record, 'A Song For You'. Join us for our first live gig in over a year, as we hear the trio perform some smooth, harmonious tunes, with Conor Chaplin on bass and Marc Michel on drums.

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November 2021

JazzSoc Sessions: Snarky Puppy MK2

24/11/2021 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Library Bar, 46 Saddler Street + Google Map

Jazzsoc presents the music of Snarky Puppy with an all star lineup, not to be missed!

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December 2021

Tom Ollendorff Gig

01/12/2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cafédral, Owengate House
Durham, DH1 3NB
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£4.00 – £5.00

Jazz Society are delighted to welcome guitarist Tom Ollendorff , who has been fast building a reputation as an outstanding improviser and imaginative composer. His album A Song For You is an elegantly accomplished mix of gracefully grooving songlike themes, warmly conversational improvising, baroque-like unaccompanied etudes, and headlong fast-bop swing. Come and hear him play at Cafédral on 1st December at 20:00!

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February 2022

John Williamson Trio Gig

February 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Music Department, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL
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£4.00 – £5.00

JazzSoc is delighted to welcome the John J. Williamson trio to perform for us!

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After Hours #1 – An Evening of Standards

February 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cafédral, Owengate House
Durham, DH1 3NB
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£4.00 – £5.00

JazzSoc's first of many in our After Hours gig series! Come and see some of JazzSocs finest musicians play some great music in Cafedral.

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Bossa Nova After Hours

February 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cafédral, Owengate House
Durham, DH1 3NB
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£4.00 – £5.00

JazzSoc’s second After Hours of the term is an exciting recital of music from the fantastic Brazilian genre of Bossa Nova. An outstanding genre within Jazz, Bossa Nova is a Latin American samba tradition that has also been a spark of inspiration for jazz musicians like Dexter Gordon and Cannonball Adderley. Featuring compositions and arrangements by Antônio Carlos Jobim, João Gilberto, Dizzy Gillespie, and many more, highlighting the authentic Bossa Nova sound as well as its collaboration with American Jazz. Come to Cafédral to see some of JazzSoc’s great musicians perform a showcase of these fantastic Brazilian tunes!

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March 2022

Gareth Lockrane Big Band Masterclass

March 2 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
£3.00 – £5.00

Come and join Durham University Jazz Orchestra and Durham University Big Band in a masterclass with the incredible Gareth Lockrane! An award-winning jazz flautist, big band leader, and educator, Gareth Lockrane is one of the biggest names in jazz in the UK and we are delighted to welcome him to Durham. You don’t have to be part of the big bands to attend, this event is open to anyone for viewing!

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JazzSoc Workshop #2 – Improvisation

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free – £2.00

It's time for the second workshop of the year! This time we'll be focusing on improvisation for melodic instruments. We'll be looking at some basic approaches to improvisation, covering some simple music theory fundamentals and how it can help our playing. Bring your instrument and get ready to level up your improvisation!

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JazzSoc Live at the Ballroom!

March 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
DSU, Fonteyn Ballroom, Dunelm House, New Elvet
Durham, DH1 3AN
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£12.00 – £15.00

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for – JazzSoc: Live at the Ballroom! This year our charity ball will be raising money for the eating disorder charity BEAT. With music from Cuths Big Band, Durham University Jazz Orchestra, and Durham University Big Band. We also have the wonderful Swing Dance Society who will be performing and teaching you some of their stellar moves! Durham Poker Society will also be in attendance with tables and teachers for you to try your hand and improve your poker skills. It’s not one to be missed!

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