Thurs 7th June - The Jon Lloyd Group

Admission - £10

Saxophonist JON LLOYD returns to SoundCellar with his quintet which features acclaimed pianist JOHN LAW. Expect highly textural ECM-style jazz of the highest order.


Jon Lloyd – soprano/tenor saxophone

John Law – piano

Rob Palmer - guitar

Joe Limburn – acoustic bass

Billy Weir - drums


Thurs 14th June - Dave Manington's Riff Raff

Admission - £10

Riff Raff is an innovative group featuring some of the UKs finest artists working in contemporary jazz. The music is sophisticated and full of virtuoso playing, sometimes freely improvised with an exciting element of risk, but the song forms, melodic nature and the empathy and great ensemble playing of the group make it highly accessible.


Dave Manington – double bass/compositions

Brigitte Beraha – vocals                                          

George Crowley  – tenor Sax

Tom Hewson – piano

Tim Giles – drums/percussion

Rob Updegraff - guitar


Thurs 28th June – Véronique Joly/Terry Quinney – Tribute to Getz/Gilberto

Admission £8

French jazz singer VÉRONIQUE JOLY and Canadian saxophonist TERRY QUINNEY return to SoundCellar to present a new project which pays tribute to the cool bossa nova sounds of Stan Getz & Astrud/Joao Gilberto. Véronique will be singing in Portuguese, English and French.


Véronique Joly – vocals/percussion

Terry Quinney  – tenor saxophone

Rob Palmer – acoustic guitar

Rodney Teague – bass/percussion


Thurs 5th July – The Roger Beaujolias Trio featuring Jim Mullen

Admission £10 advance £12 on the door – Tickets on sale soon!

Master vibes player ROGER BEAUJOLAIS joins forces with British jazz guitar icon JIM MULLEN and bassist SIMON THORPE for an evening of world class jazz! Roger co-founded The Chevalier Brothers in the 1980's & was an Acid Jazz artist in the 1990's with his bands The Beaujolais Band & Vibraphonic. He has worked with the best of the UK jazz scene including Dave Newton, Mark Lockheart, Nigel Price and many others. He has also played on many sessions for other artists inc. Robert Plant, Duffy, Rumer, Alexander O'Neal, Ed Motta, Paul Weller, Tony Allen, Morrissey, Fairground Attraction & many more. Scottish guitar legend Jim Mullen spearheaded the 70s jazz/funk movement with saxophonist and longtime collaborator Dick Morrissey. Mullen has also played and recorded with, amongst others, Mose Allison, Hamish Stuart,Claire Martin, Mike Carr, Jimmy Witherspoon, Dave O'Higgins and Georgie Fame. He has won many British music awards including "Best Guitar" in the British Telecom Jazz Awards (1994, 1996 and 2000).


Roger Beaujolais – vibes

Jim Mullen – guitar

Simon Thorpe - bass


Thurs 19th July – The Alicyn Yaffee Trio featuring Benny Rietveld and Asaf Sirkis

Admission £10

From California via New York rising star vocalist/guitarist ALICYN YAFFEE is now making her European debut as leader with her own band. She’ll be performing songs from her debut album “Someone Else”, as well as showing audiences why she is being fêted as one of the most soulful and lyrical guitarists of her generation. Her all star trio features bassist BENNY RIETVELD who has been Musical Director and bass player with Santana for over 25 years. His musical pedigree extends to playing and recording with some of the all time greats, such as Miles Davis, Sheila E, John Lee Hooker, Dave Matthews, Michel Legrand and many others. Drummer ASAF SIRKIS is one of the most in-demand drummers in the UK and has a pedigree that extends from playing with jazz legends Kenny Wheeler, John Abercrombie and Larry Coryell, through to playing and recording with current stars such as Jacob Collier, Gwilym Simcock, Tim Garland and Andy Sheppard, amongst others.


Alicyn Yaffee – vocals/guitar

Benny Rietveld – electric bass

Asaf Sirkis - drums

All gigs start at 8.15pm

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