Jazz at the Fleece, Boxford, Suffolk.

Thirteen years of the very best in modern jazz every Friday night at 8:30pm.
Doors open at 7:30.
There is a well stocked bar, and coffee is available.
Experience the special intimate atmosphere in the upstairs room of this historic and friendly pub.

The Club (not the pub) is a nonsmoking venue.

Our new look website is currently out of service. We apologise for this.
Our Summer Programme is
now available, and tickets are available for most gigs.

Important News and Announcements


Friday, 16 June 8.30, Ticket 12

Outstanding UK bass virtuoso Arnie Somogyi has put together a brand new contemporary jazz quartet called Ambulance. They are engagingly fresh, full bodied, subtle and creative. With Paul Booth (saxophone), Tim Lapthorn (piano) and Dave Smith (drums), all first-rate award winning young musicians who are constantly in demand on the British jazz scene.

More Ambulance

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Friday, 23 June 8.30, Ticket 12
David Newton and Michael Hanson

Another visit from two of our favourite musicians. David's breathtaking technical ability, precision of touch and warmth of tone and Michael's brilliant and distinctive playing in any style is a cast iron guarantee that we are in for an evening of supreme entertainment.

More David Newton and Michael Hanson

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Click here for the rest of our programme.

Please call 01787 211865 for tickets.

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News and Announcements

Tickets for our Spring programme from David on 01787 211865

In 2005, the Fleece was nominated for Jazz Venue of the Year by the All Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group. The awards were presented at a ceremony on March 15th at the House of Commons.
Liz and Nick went to the ceremony, and had a grand time. The winners were the Wakefield Jazz Club, due to the amazing work over 30 years of Faith and Alec Sykes. The Wakefield club website is available here.
Wonderful things were said about our "equally fine club" by musicians, critics and others. Maybe next year.

Our full programme is accessible here, and tickets are available by calling 01787 211865.

Tickets are available for most of the rest of the gigs on this programme.
All of the gigs for the rest of this season are sold out.

Please click here for an explanation of our seating and ticketing policy.
Your ticket covers admission only and does not guarantee a seat except in the case of disabled patrons who must inform us when booking.

It is always advisable to buy tickets in advance to guarantee admission.

Good food is available at the pub - fresh cooked food with a varying menu by our licensee, Jackie Heare. Please call 01787 210247 to book for dinner (but not for tickets!). To try to ensure that everybody gets fed and to the gig, Jackie will begin taking orders for food at 6:00. If the order isn't in by 7:00, it is difficult for her to get you food and time to eat before 8:30.

Most of the pictures here and in the brochure are by our very own Nick Rabett.

We are delighted that the Jazz Couriers Volume 2, recorded at the Fleece last July, is available for sale from our megastore, or from Trio Records.

For the anoraks among you, a must is this musicians view of their own alternative professions! Thank you, and welcome back, David Newton.

When you are desperate to find Billy Holiday's or any other musician's birthday, just click on the "All About Jazz" birthday site.

The Ipswich Jazz Club has its very own web site at www.ipswichjazzclub.co.uk.

Roger and Larraine Odell present great jazz in Clare..

The Colchester Institute hosts some very fine gigs in many genres. Their 2005/06 program is available here.

For you travellers, a very fine site advertising world wide jazz is www.jazz-clubs-worldwide.com. Do check out their pixel site.

A gallery of Brian Peck's gorgeous photography chronicalling the Fleece is now being constructed.

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