News for 2017-18

We're pleased to announce our programme for 2017-18.  You could call it our Dynasties Programme - there's a Brubeck band, a Garrick band, a Tracey band, and the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year as part of the Ridout Family band (and of course, much more besides).  You can find the full programme on the Next Season page.

Late news:  we're delighted to announce that we've been able to arrange an additional concert next season.  On Saturday 9th June we will be hosting one of the world's leading pianists, Rossano Sportiello.  Rossano is almost unclassifiable; his playing reflects almost the entire history of jazz piano.  His website says: Stylistically, although international critics consider Rossano a follower of Ralph Sutton, Dave McKenna and Barry Harris, the influence of other great masters can be heard in his playing, such as Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson, Art Tatum, Count Basie, Earl Hines, Ellis Larkins and Bill Evans.  Rossano will be supported by master musicians Dave Green and Steve Brown.

We don't know of any other club which will offer you the chance to hear bands like these for just £7.50 a concert, but all members are welcome to take advantage of our new voucher scheme.  This allows members to buy in advance a set of vouchers which will mean you'll only need to pay £7.50 per concert rather than the normal members' cost of £10.  Advance payment means we'll need to handle less money on concert nights and of course we hope we'll attract more members.  You can find full details on the Vouchers page, but do please note that it's an important part of the scheme that you must buy vouchers in advance.  Part of our thinking is to reduce money handled on the night, so vouchers are not available on the door.

It's easy to become a member, and new members are always welcome.  Membership costs just £10 a season for an individual, or £15 for a couple.


We are - for 35 years - firmly established as one of the premier jazz venues in the South East of England, attracting the finest musicians.

We are always pleased to receive visitors.  Tickets are not expensive, and we never charge any supplementary fees for booking or handling.  Concessions are available for children, students, and Dacorum Card holders.

We have about 250 members, who receive significant discounts on ticket prices, and we are always pleased to welcome new members.


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Our belief is that jazz is for enjoyment and we wish to encourage listeners to all the different elements that jazz comprises. We are neither a ‘Traditional Jazz’ club, nor a ‘Modern Jazz’ club; we try to include as many facets of jazz as possible in our programme.

Please note that, as we book artists as much as 18 months ahead, the programme may (very occasionally) be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.  This website will always have the latest information.


Berkhamsted Jazz is a member of the Berkhamsted Arts Trust.


The Yamaha piano used at our concerts is tuned and maintained by Juniper Pianos (est. 1948).  For all tuning, repairs, sales, and removals:

 Phone:  0800-458-4012  

 Email:  dan@juniperpianos.co.uk

 Website:  http://www.juniperpianos.co.uk