Afternoon events, Music, Jazz

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Scottish Drum Fair

A drummy good afternoon, featuring appearances from Steve White, who has played alongside the likes of Paul Weller and The Style Council, Hungarian drumming sensation Gabor Dornyei and UK drummer Robin Guy. There's also a trade display area with some big names from the world of drums and percussion.

St Mungo's High School, Falkirk

Sun 2 Nov

£10 / 01324 628202

Aaron Goldberg Trio

The American pianist-composer and his group performs contemporary jazz.

Pizza Express Jazz Club, London W1D

Thu 20 Nov

Free / 020 7437 9595

Ben Waters and His Band

Boogie-woogie rock'n'roll piano playing from the energetic Waters and his six piece band.

Ronnie Scott's, London W1D

Sun 9 Nov

£12–£15 / 020 7439 0747

Fini Bearman

Mainstream jazz and world music singer-songwriter.

606 Club, London SW10

Sun 26 Oct

£10 / 020 7352 5953

Joe Longthorne

With three decades of experience under his belt, Longthorne, who hails from the days of 'Live at the Palladium', performs from his vast back catalogue. He's known for his uncanny impersonations of Shirley Bassey, who apparently claims 'Joe can do me better than I can do myself'.

The Green Room, Liverpool

Sun 7 Dec

£25 / 0151 922 7771

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Makin' Whoopee

Classic vintage jazz and blues featuring a revolving roster of respected female vocalists (including Ali Affleck, Heather Macleod, Gina Rae, Victoria Bennett and Sophie Bancroft).

48 Below, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

Free

Sun 2 Nov

Free

Sun 9 Nov

Free

…and 11 more dates until 25 Jan 2015

Sussex Jazz Kings

Dave Stradwick leads his jazz band, featuring Len Baldwin on trombone, Phil Durell on banjo, clarinettist Bernard Strutt, drummer John Hall and bassist Peter Clancy.

Riverhouse, Walton-on-Thames

Sun 23 Nov

£8 / 01932 253354

Swing Saturday

An evening of all things swing, including swing dance classes, an evening of jumping and jiving and a live show from the Drury St Swing Band

Drury Street, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0141 204 2929

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0141 204 2929

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 0141 204 2929

…and 3 more dates until 29 Nov

Larry Berkovitz And Zak Barrett Xmas Jazz

Berkovitz, Barrett, multi-instrumentalist Adam Mader and drummer and voice percussionist Andy Frost perform jazz.

Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford

Sat 20 Dec

£12 (£10) / 01245 606505

Matthew Bourne, Garry Jackson And Sam Hobbs

The innovative trio plays jazz.

Seven Arts Centre, Leeds

Sun 26 Oct

£7 (£5) / 0113 262 6777

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Quarriers Music Festival

Quarriers host a day of live music and family activities with craft stalls, face painting and a raffle. Line-up includes Quarriers Voices, Jordan Findlay, Declan Welsh, Cosmonaught Arkestra, Desolation Yes and The Partick Monkeys.

The Maryhill Hub, Glasgow

Sat 1 Nov

£5 / 07805 672176

The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular Show

The return of the UK's finest Rat Pack tribute night, with classic tunes including 'Under My Skin' and 'Come Fly with Me' and plenty of entertaining between-song patter.

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£21 / 01527 577330

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£17–£23 / 0844 871 3014

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Fri 30 Jan 2015

£17–£38 / 0844 871 7648

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Rufflets Cream Tea with Jazz

Martyna Wren sings jazz to accompany your cream tea.

Rufflets Country House Hotel, St. Andrews

Sat 25 Oct

£30 (£26) / 01334 472594

Part of St Andrews Voices.

Shakespeare Songs: Andy Sheppard

Leading saxophonist Andy Sheppard joins established French artists, drummer Christophe Marguet and pianist Guillaume de Chassy at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in their musical exploration of Shakespeare's world as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London SE1

Sun 16 Nov

£10–£60 / 020 7401 9919

The Swing Commanders

Vibrant and versatile group performing an exciting mix of 1940s classics, boogie-woogie, western swing, 50s jump jazz and more.

The Hideaway, London SW16

Sun 30 Nov

£10 / 020 8835 7070

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Acoustic Sunday

An afternoon of music, magic and comedy – the unique surroundings of the crypt contrasting with a relaxed, fiesta spirit.

St Peter's Church Crypt, London N1

Sun 2 Nov

Free; £6 meal deal before 4pm

Sun 7 Dec

Free; £6 meal deal before 4pm

Acoustic Sundays

A daytime arts event, showcasing a range of talented musicians of different genres and screening six short films. Accompanied by homemade food and local drinks.

St Peter's Church Crypt, London N1

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 020 7254 1668

Gunpowder, Treason and Mulled Cider

James Ross hosts an open mic session as well as acoustic guitarist Tim Fulker, blues singer Dan Tredgold, Mario Lottari, Aman Doktor and Nelson & Friends

Film screening is The Lady In Number 6 and there are stalls from second hand projects and a swap shop so bring clothes, books, toys, etc (nothing electrical)

Acoustic Velvet

The two-piece group performs its Gypsy-jazz songs.

Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 01656 815995

African Echoes in New Jazz

African-jazz fusion with South African playwright, composer and musician Mxolisi Norman. Booking is essential.

The Arts Centre, Ormskirk

Thu 6 Nov

Free / 01695 584480

Al Scott Trio

EFG London Jazz Festival: A trio for piano, double bass and drums with influences such as Bill Evans, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Charles Mingus and Tomasz Stanko. FREE ENTRY

The Forge, London NW1

Sat 22 Nov

Free / 020 7383 7808

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Alan Barnes Octet

The saxophonist and his group performs his suite inspired by Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol.

Royal Clifton Hotel, Southport

Sun 14 Dec

£18 ( £16) / 01704 533771

Alan Owens' Forum Big Band

Big band and swing favourites.

The Forum, Northallerton

Sun 2 Nov

£3 / 01609 776230

Sun 7 Dec

£3 / 01609 776230

Alexander Hawkins

The modern jazz pianist performs alongside double bassist Neil Charles and drummer Tom Skinner.

Derby Theatre

Sun 16 Nov

£10 / 01332 593939

Andre Canniere Group

The trumpeter and composer plays alongside his accompanying musicians as they perform a selection of original jazz pieces.

Pizza Express Jazz Club, London W1D

Tue 18 Nov

Free / 020 7437 9595

Andrew Linham

The award-winning saxophonist and composer performs mainstream jazz standards with his accompanying musicians.

Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch

Fri 21 Nov

Foyer

£5 / 01708 443333

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