Coljazz Promotions are committed to bringing great Jazz to Medway. 

Shirley Smith and Colin Erswell, the Coljazz team,  have been focused on organising live Jazz  in the Medway towns for many years.

For 2017 there is an exciting line up of events scheduled for their venue in Gillingham as listed below.

Jazz at the Anchorians Club Gillingham

Darland Avenue, Gillingham, ME7 3AN

Start time 2030 hours, cost £12

Programme for 2017

10 March 2017

Derek Nash sax with Noel McCalla vocals - Play Stevie Wonder

with Neil Angilley on keyboards, Nic France on drums, and bass tbc

21 April 2017

Alan Barnes / Gilad Atzmon Quartet with Frank Harrison on keyboards, Yaron Stavi bass and Enzo Zirilli drums.

19 May 2017

Christian Brewer / Damon Brown Quintet

Featuring Christian on Alto Sax and Damon on Trumpet with Leon Greening on Keys, Adam King Bass and Matt Skelton drums.

16 June 2017

The Dan Banks Quintet
 Featuring Dan on piano, Roberto Manzin- Saxes, Paul Higgs- Trumpet, Jose Canha- bass, Joshua Law- Drums.

21 July 2017

The New Simon Spillet Quartet - Plays Tubby Hayes

Simon on Tenor Sax with Mark Hale drums, David Ferris keys and Stuart Barker bass.

18 August 2017

Dave Ital's Fat Freddies Cat

A fine Jazz Funk outfit

15 September 2017

Simon Bates sax, Harry Harris keys, Dominic Howes bass and Pete Cater drums

This will be a Dave Brubeck/ Paul Desmond tribute concert.

20 October 2017

Alan Barnes - Plays a tribute to Eddie Condon

Featuring Ian Bateman on trombone and Enrico Tomasso on Trumpet and Alan on saxes

17 November 2017

The Jazz All Stars

Steve Waterman/Tpt, Julian Mac Stringle/clarinet,Sax, John Donaldson/Piano,                                    Alex Dankworth/Bass, Clark Tracey/Drums.

Jazz at the Good Intent Rochester

John Street, Rochester ME1 1YL

Coljazz have handed the organisation of these gigs to local drummer Tony Totts. Details of the next gigs in 2017 are listed on this dedicated website Good Intent Jazz 

We at Coljazz like to keep in touch via regular email updates. If you would like to be added to our circular list please email us at the following address:

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  We really do welcome your comments. If you would like to contact Colin directly you can e-mail him on [email protected] To get hold of Shirley you can phone her on 01634 365352 

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