Coming up at Hulljazz:
Wednesday November 30th., 8.00pm: The Hull Big Band. Admission £10 (£5 concessions NUS, unemployed)
Wednesday December 14th., 8.00pm: The Ben Crosland Quartet. Admission £10 (£5 concessions NUS, unemployed)
Wednesday December 28th., 8.00pm: A Festive Players Night. Jazz open-mic session hosted by the Hulljazz House Band. Admission £3 listeners & performers.
Children Welcome: Under 18’s admitted for free if accompanied by a paying adult.
Hulljazz – The best of local and regional jazz at Hull’s longest running session, founded in 1983.
Originally launched by local musician and promoter Ken Ford in 1983 and running an annual season on alternate Wednesday evenings between September and June. Hulljazz was established for many years at the Goodfellowship Inn on Cottingham Road near to the University of Hull with a reputation for providing the best of local, regional, national and even international jazz musicians and bands. Hulljazz has maintained strong links with the organizers of the annual summer and Winter Hull Jazz Festivals.
Ken Ford sadly died in September 2016, aged 78, after a lengthy illness. However, Hulljazz soldiered on under a new team of long-time volunteer supporters, with audience attendance figures improving over the next few years.
The Covid-19 pandemic devastated plans for the 2020-21 season, but with restrictions eventually lifted, Hulljazz picked up the pieces and started looking for a new permanent venue. For the 2021-22 season Hulljazz established itself at The William Gemmell Ale House on Anlaby Road in Hull, formerly known as the Humber St Andrew’s Social Club, which had recently re-opened after re-branding.
As we now enter our fortieth anniversary year of providing live creative and improvised jazz musics music to the city, Hulljazz is grateful for financial assistance from the Arts Development Unit of Hull City Council which supported our first year of renewed activity. Hulljazz is an associate member of Jazz North.