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Southport Melodic Jazz Club

Committed to bringing the best in live jazz to Southport


From Autumn 2016 Southport Melodic Jazz will be promoting occasional (3 or 4 per year) “Jazz Days” at The Royal Clifton Hotel comprising at least two concerts each day. Details will be included on this home page - please scroll down. For more information and to book tickets please ring Geoff Matthews on 01704 541790 (office hours) or email

A new ‘Southport Jazz Club’ has been formed to promote regular monthly concerts at various venues in the town under the leadership of Tom Sykes, Mike Smith and Miranda Rimmer. To view the programme and for ticketing information please click on the website

The long running and successful annual international ‘Jazz on a Winter’s Weekend’ festival will be continuing under the directorship of Neil Hughes at The Royal Clifton Hotel Southport during the first weekend in February. To view the current programme and for ticketing information please click on the website

Upcoming SMJ Jazz Day gigs at The Royal Clifton

Sunday 2nd July 2017

SMJC Jazz Days Number Four

Combined tickets £30

Also ask for special Sunday jazz night dinner B&B terms at the hotel

Ring Jolene Vernon at The Royal Clifton on 01704 533771.

2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Dave Tyas’ SK2 Augmented Jazz Orchestra

Dave Tyas’ SK2 Augmented Jazz Orchestra

with guest conductor Bobby Lamb playing the music of Stan Kenton

Bobby Lamb will be conducting the SK2 Jazz Orchestra using his own special arrangements of music from the Stan Kenton repertoire. The band will be augmented with french horns and extra percussion for this concert. Bobby has had a long and varied career as a trombonist with Teddy Foster, Jack Parnell and Ted Heath. Bobby worked with the Stan Kenton and Woody Herman Orchestras’ European tours with Frank Sinatra in the1960’s and 1980’s. He also enjoyed a co-leadership with Ray Premru working with Buddy Rich, Louis Bellson and Kenny Clare. A must see gig for big band fans.


8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Alice Zawadzki Trio

Alice Zawadzki Trio

We were first entranced by Alice when she was studying classical violin and voice at The Royal Northern College of Music. Lessons from the famous New Orleans diva Lillian Boutté honed her jazz vocal style and she now works professionally on the London scene to great acclaim (Albert Hall, Ronnie Scott’s, London Jazz Festival) as well as touring internationally (USA, Italy, Taiwan and Germany). Here’s just a few peer review clips about her recent debut album ‘China Lane’

“She’s a genuine original” - John Fordham- The Guardian

“Something of a phenomenon” - MOJO magazine

“Beguiling, orthodox, pure” - The Independent

“Uncategorisable, beautiful - a force to be reckoned with” - Jamie Cullum - BBC Radio 2

Alice will include tunes from the album in this concert along with some familiar jazz favourites.

Alice Zawadzki
Phil Peskett
Double Bass:
Misha Mullov-Abbado