Live Jazz returns to the Briarbank

After what feels like a lifetime, with numerous lockdowns and our bar being closed for over 14 months, we are very excited to welcome back our live jazz afternoons!

From Sunday the 25th of July, 1.30pm, our monthly jazz will return to its regular spot every third Sunday of the month, 1.30pm.

Situated in the marquee stage in good weather or upstairs in the bar, you can enjoy an afternoon of fantastic live music from a selection of great jazz musicians. Everyone is welcome, and entry is always free.

Never been to our jazz before and wondering what to expect? One Sunday a month, our bar turns into the stage for a set of some of the best live jazz you will find in Ipswich. The man behind our Jazz Sundays is John Parker. A fantastic guitarist, he has been organising these gigs since we opened, and each month brings with him, top quality musicians.

What makes our regular jazz unique is it is never the same. Each month John brings different guests from all over and regular familiar faces, with ever-changing setlists, gigs full of requests, you will never find two sessions the same.

Over many years of jazz, we have had guests such as Zak Barret, Simon Hurley, James Davison, Mick Hanson, Pete Neighbour, Julian Stringle, Dominic Ashworth, and many more. We are also looking forward to welcoming back some familiar regulars who always bring such an excellent quality of music each month such as, Alan Clarke, Ron West, Bernie Hodgkins, Kevin Harris, plus more.