Thurs 3rd Jan - Tom Waters and The SoundCellar 4

Admission £10

Rising star saxophonist TOM WATERS returns to SoundCellar with his funky and soulful sax playing. At only eighteen years old Tom has already worked with The Rolling Stones, Ray Davies, Jools Holland and Jeff Beck!

"Tom's the top" - Jools Holland


Tom Waters – alto sax

Terry Quinney – tenor sax

Rob Palmer – guitar

Rodney Teague – bass

Andy Chapman – drums


Thurs 10th Jan - The Martin Speake Trio

Admission £12

Acclaimed alto saxophonist MARTIN SPEAKE returns to SoundCellar with his trio featuring guitarist MIKE OUTRAM (Steven Wilson, Tim Garland, Theo Travis) and drummer JEFF WILLIAMS (Stan Getz, Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano). Meditative ballads, trance like grooves, free improvisation, minimalism, jazz standard songs, Arabic music, heavy metal guitar, unaccompanied solos from each player & more are featured in this unique trio.

Martin Speake is one of the most interesting and rewarding alto saxophonists now playing jazz on any continent.’"

Thomas Conrad - Jazz Times


Martin Speake – alto sax

Mike Outram – guitar

Jeff Williams – drums


Thurs 24th Jan - The Jon Lloyd 4

Admission £10

Acclaimed saxophonist JON LLOYD returns to SoundCellar with a new quartet to promote his new CD 'Sampler#1'. The CD features new Lloyd originals plus compositions by Steve Reich & Bon Iver. Expect highly textural ECM-style jazz of the highest order.

“Powerful and at times magical stuff" -  Downbeat, USA


Jon Lloyd – soprano/tenor sax

Rob Palmer – guitar/electronics

Ben Taylor – bass

Andy Chapman – drums


Sun 10th Feb - The Ari Hoenig Trio

Tickets £12

Tickets now on sale from: The Village Vine, 23 Bournemouth Road, (Lower Parkstone), Poole, Dorset BH14 0EF.

Tickets also available on SoundCellar gig nights. ONLY 50 SEATS AVAILABLE! The rest will be standing room only


Leading New York based drummer ARI HOENIG makes his SoundCellar debut with his trio featuring guitarist TOM OLLENDORFF and bassist CONOR CHAPLIN. Ari is one of the jazz worlds most respected and innovative drummers. A prolific bandleader and sideman, he has appeared on over a hundred recordings and worked/performed with a diverse spectrum of artists including Wayne Krantz, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Joshua Redman and Chris Potter, Mike Stern, Richard Bona, Pat Martino, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Toots Thielemans, Dave Holland, Joe Lovano, Jonathan Kreisberg, Will Vinson, Gilad Hekselman, Tigran Hamasyan, Shai Maestro and many others.

"Ari Hoenig, a disconcerting phenomenon of the drums" - JAZZMAN MAGAZINE


Ari Hoenig - drums

Tom Ollendorff - guitar

Conor Chaplin – bass


Thurs 21st Feb - The Julian Siegel Quartet

Admission £12

Award winning saxophonist JULIAN SIEGEL makes his SoundCellar debut with his acclaimed quartet to promote their latest release ‘VISTA’ on Whirlwind Recordings.  The album was made February 2018’s ‘Album of the month’ in THE GUARDIAN and has just been included in Jazzwise Magazine’s TOP 20 ALBUMS OF 2018 in the December 2018 issue. MOJO magazine described Julian as “one of the UK’s most creative saxophonists”.


Julian Siegel - tenor and soprano saxophones, compositions

Liam Noble - piano

Oli Hayhurst - bass  

Gene Calderazzo - drums 



Thurs 7th March - Phil Donkin’s ‘Masterfrown’

Admission £12

Berlin based master bassist PHIL DONKIN returns to SoundCellar with his new group featuring TOM CHALLENGER on sax, JORIS ROELOFS on bass clarinet and MARTIN FRANCE on drums. Collectively the group have worked with some of the biggest names in jazz including Brad Mehldau, John Abercrombie, John Taylor and Kenny Wheeler.


Thurs 14th March - The Pete Oxley/Nicolas Meier Duo + Will McNicol

Admission £12

Virtuoso guitarists PETE OXLEY and NICOLAS MEIER return to SoundCellar as part of a national tour with support from local acoustic guitar whizz WILL MCNICOL. Pete has worked with some of the biggest names in British jazz and Nick has recently been touring with guitar icon Jeff Beck.



All gigs start at 8.15pm

No tickets available online but if you would like to reserve a seat just email:

The BLUE BOAR, 29 Market Close, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1NE