Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Crookes Social Club- Sheffield Jazz's new venue

Crookes Social Club- Sheffield Jazz's new venue

Sheffield Jazz be moving their main venue from Millennium Hall, on Ecclesall Road to a new larger venue this autumn.

From Neil Pepper "As you may have heard or noticed, the Social Club which operated next to Millennium Hall closed and the steward, Shawn, left at the start of January. Although arrangements have been made by the Polish Catholic Diocese to keep the venue going until the end of the Spring 2016 season the situation has been far from ideal and major uncertainties remain about what the future might be and whether the Hall’s use as a jazz venue is compatible with the future uses of the rest of the building.

This has made it impossible for us to plan with any confidence to remain there. After much thought and research we have therefore decided to move from the start of the Autumn season to move to a new venue: Crookes Social Club.

The Club has a very good and comfortable concert hall with an excellent bar and other facilities. Nearby Crookes Road is well served by buses (52 and 52a)  from central Sheffield. They are very keen to have us and we look forward to working with them"

Sheffield Jazz's last gigs at Millennium Hall will be Tom Cawley’s Curios Friday 22 April, Vein Trio + Greg Osby on Friday May 6th and finally American born alto sax player Allison Neale and her quintet (Allison Neale: saxophone with Nathaniel Steele: vibes; Leon Greening: piano; Julian Bury: bass; Steve Brown: drums) on Friday May 20th.

Sheffield Jazz will be taking a summer break from their bigger concerts, resuming these in their autumn season on 30 September with the Benn Clatworthy Quartet at their new venue at Crookes Social Club, S10 1TD. For Crookes Social Club directions and map see: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.3825757,-1.5050108,16z

They will also continue to organise periodic gigs at Crucible Studio as well, in collaboration with Music in the Round

In the meantime you can still see great jazz on their other Wednesday evening venue at The Lescar Sharrowvale Road, Sheffield, S11 8ZF - for example this coming Wednesday 23 March is the Piero Tucci Quartet and Wed 30 March Tim Thornton.

More details of the Sheffield Jazz and Lescar programmes at


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