Thurs 23rd August – The Stacey/Outram/Cottle/Stacey Band

Admission £12 - THIS GIG NOW SOLD OUT

Guitarist PAUL STACEY & drummer JEREMY STACEY have worked with some of the biggest names in jazz including Jason Rebello, Wayne Krantz, Tim Garland, Madeleine Peyroux, Kurt Rosenwinkel & many others. Also much in demand as session pop/rock musicians/producers they have played with some of the biggest names in the industry including Oasis, Sheryl Crow, Tom Jones, King Crimson, Robbie Williams, The Black Crowes, The Finn Brothers, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Steven Wilson etc. Guitarist MIKE OUTRAM has worked with Steven Wilson, Tim Garland, Theo Travis, Robert Fripp, Martin Speak & many others. He's taught for almost 20 years at The Royal Academy of Music and now runs the Online Tuition Site - Electric bassist LAURENCE COTTLE has worked with Jim Mullen, Django Bates, Gerard Presencer & was a member of Bill Bruford's Earthworks. He recently played on Van Morrison's album Roll with the Punches and was also hired by Black Sabbath to play bass on the studio sessions that would become their 1989 album Headless Cross.


Paul Stacey - guitar

Mike Outram -guitar

Laurence Cottle - electric bass

Jeremy Stacey - drums


Thurs 30th Aug - The Matt Anderson Quartet

Admission £10

London-based saxophonist & award-winning composer MATT ANDERSON presents a new quartet touring their forthcoming release, 'Rambling,' on Jellymould Jazz. The band seeks to bring together seemingly distinct musical influences, for example exploring the common ground between the folk music reminiscent of Matt's rural upbringing in the North Yorkshire Moors, the bluesy, country strains of Bill Frisell and Scandinavian jazz, culminating in a lyrical and honest Afro-Celtic sound world.


Matt Anderson – Tenor and Soprano Saxophones

Matt Robinson – Keyboards

Will Harris – Double-Bass

Jay Davis – Drums and Cymbals


Thurs 13th Sept – Dave O’Higgins with The Sound of BlueNote

Admission £10

Acclaimed saxophonist DAVE O’HIGGINS returns to SoundCellar as a guest of the hard swinging SOUND OF BLUENOTE quintet. The 3 horn fronted band will be performing tunes from the classic era of Blue Note Records.


Dave O'Higgins - tenor sax

Andy Urquhart - trumpet

Terry Quinney - alto sax

Phil Doyle - piano

Pete Maxfield - bass

Andy Chapman - drums


Thurs 20th Sept - The Nick Costley-White Quartet

Admission £10

Award winning guitarist NICK COSTLEY-WHITE returns to SoundCellar to lead his own quartet who are on a national tour to promote their debut release ‘Detour Ahead’. The album draws from the American Songbook tradition and travels through to a more modern aesthetic inspired by the surroundings of London’s jazz scene.


Nick Costley-White - guitar

Matt Robinson - piano

Calum Gourlay - double bass

Dave Hamblett - drums


Thurs 27th Sept - Babelfish

Admission £10

A collaboration between two of the UK’s finest jazz artists BARRY GREEN & BRIGITTE BERAHA. The band also features bass legend CHRIS LAURENCE & rising star drummer WILL GLASER. Between them they have played & recorded with Kenny Wheeler, John Surman, Sarah Vaughan, Norma Winstone, Lee Konitz, Dame Cleo Laine & many more.


Brigitte Beraha - vocals

Barry Green - piano

Chris Laurence - acoustic bass

Will Glaser - drums


Thurs 11th Oct - Zoe Schwarz Sings Billie Holiday featuring Dave Newton

Admission £10

Acclaimed jazz and blues singer ZOE SCHWARZ joins forces with British jazz legend, pianist DAVE NEWTON to pay tribute to iconic jazz singer Billie Holiday.


Zoe Schwarz - vocals

Dave Newton - piano

Rob Koral - guitar

Ben Taylor - acoustic bass

Andy Chapman - drums


Thurs 18th Oct - Robert Mitchell’s Epiphany3

Admission £10

Award-winning and critically acclaimed pianist, composer and 2017 British Composer Award Nominee ROBERT MITCHELL returns to SoundCellar with his new trio Epiphany 3. The trio seamlessly go from m-base, funk, latin to free form, always keeping the listener on their toes and fascinated. The changes of the rhythm, also present in the inspiration coming from the beat poets and hip-hop, take us on the path of discovery, with the melody always there, exciting and flowing.


Robert Mitchell - piano

Tom Mason - bass

Saleem Raman - drums


Thurs 1st Nov - Satori

Admission £10

SATORI is a contemporary jazz trio from Perrier award winning saxophonist JOSEPHINE DAVIES, featuring drummer James Maddren and bassist Dave Whitford. The deliberate omission of a chordal instrument leaves a more spacious texture for the three musicians to explore the basic compositional elements Davies offers. This is a new direction for her, and one that showcases her creativity and strongly melodic improvisational approach. Although the focus of this band is on group interaction, exploration, and freedom from traditional set structures, Satori is also an accessible and hugely dynamic jazz ensemble. Their debut album was released in 2017 on Whirlwind Recordings to wide acclaim.


Josephine Davies - saxophone

Dave Whitford - bass

James Maddren - drums


Thurs 8th Nov - The Nigel Price Organ Trio with Vasilis Xenopoulos

Admission £10

The NIGEL PRICE Organ Trio is led by one of Britain’s finest guitarists. Nigel's blend of flowing, fiery bebop lines, deep blues feeling and his will to swing hard has made him a big hit with jazz audiences everywhere. The group won the 2010 Parliamentary Jazz Awards for ‘best jazz ensemble’ and more recently ‘best small group’ in the 2017 British Jazz Awards. Formed in 2002, this trio has worked hard, playing hundreds of venues both in the UK and abroad including ten residencies at Ronnie Scott’s jazz club in London and has undertaken five extensive UK tours. They will be joined by UK sax virtuoso VASILIS XENOPOULOS, one of London's up top jazz saxophonists. Originally from Athens but now resident in London, he has worked with Jim Mullen, Steve Waterman, Alan Barnes, Derek Nash, Hiromi, Jason Lindner and many others.


Nigel Price - guitar

Vasilis Xenopoulos - tenor sax

Ross Stanley - organ

Winston Clifford - drums


Thurs 29th Nov – The Zoë Gilby Quartet

Admission £10

Vocalist/songwriter ZOË GILBY returns to SoundCellar with her quartet. Making a stunning impression on the music scene today her compelling original compositions are written with double bassist husband Andy Champion. Her stockpile of music reaches a wide range of more contemporary material from composers such as Pink Floyd to Kate Bush, with influences from Sheila Jordan and Joni Mitchell.


Zoë Gilby - vocals

Mark Williams - guitar

Andy Champion - double bass

Richard Brown - drums


Thurs 13th Dec - Fabled

Admission £10

Saxophonist/clarinetist SAM RAPLEY brings together a select handful of Britain’s most exciting young musicians to play original music from the group’s debut album. Taking inspiration from Debussy, Tom Jobim, Sarah Vaughan and Bon Iver, the music of Fabled explores the wealth of textures, harmonies and grooves available in the traditional jazz quintet setting. Heavily influenced by music for film, and the relationship between music and storytelling, they are always searching for their own new ways to tell the classic, age-old stories.


Sam Rapley – saxophone/clarinet

Alex Munk – guitar

Matt Robinson – piano

Conor Chaplin – bass

Will Glaser – drums




All gigs start at 8.15pm

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