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 2018 the venue for gigs will continue to be : 


The Anchorians Club Gillingham

Darland Avenue, Gillingham, ME7 3AN

Start time is  2000 hours for all events, cost £12

The 2018 Gigs List

23 March

Sue Rivers / Jo Fooks Quintet

Featuring Sue on vocals and the dynamic sax of Jo Fooks with Buster Birch (drums) Pete Ringrose (bass) and Ted Beaumont (keys).

20 April

Roan Kearsey-Lawson Quartet

Featuring Roan on Vibraphone, Eric Guy on bass, Rod Brown on drums  and Ted Beaumont keys.

25 May

Gilad Atzmon Quartet Play a tribute to John Coltrane.

 Gilad leads on sax supported by Enzo Zirilli on drums, Yaron Stavi - bass and Frank Harrison on keys.

21 September

Alan Barnes (sax) leads a stellar line up featuring Alex Hutton on keys, Alec Dankworth bass, Steve Waterman on trumpet and Matt Skelton drums.


Derek Nash (sax)  the band and date to be confirmed.

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 2018 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:

   [email protected]

  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 

Our friends Ian Fleckney (gig reviews) and Robert Geer (website editor)  contribute content to keep this website up to date