Jazz/soul singer and songwriter Zara McFarlane will be visiting iconic music venue The Fleece this February. Known for her eloquent and provocative style and two critically acclaimed albums, the Mobo-winning London singer will be sure to deliver a fearless performance exploring original material as well as reworking well known classics from the worlds of jazz …

Bristol is a hub for new musical talent, and Sounds of Harlowe are a local gem that deserve your utmost attention. This Bristol-based band certainly know a thing or two about soothing the musical soul, with their mixing pot of warm jazz and soulful hip hop. Known in particular for their live shows, the four-piece …

Tickets sold faster than hotcakes last time Electric Swing Circus took over the Exchange stage. This time around, they’re back with another dazzling show fuelled with electro beats and gypsy-jazz bangers. Don’t hang around getting your tickets for this one. 22 December // 7.30pm – 2am // £12 – £13.50 // Exchange Facebook event // …

Following an acclaimed slot at Love Saves the Day in May this year, Canadian quartet BadBadNotGood made a much-anticipated return to Bristol, treating a packed Motion crowd to an hypnotic 90-minutes of hip hop-infused jazz. Sold out for months and later upgraded from its original Marble Factory venue to the adjoining clubnight warehouse due to …

Sultry jazz singer and founder of The Bristol Sessions, Ruth Royall is a true legend on the Bristol jazz scene. Now, Ruth is on tour with her new solo single #4U and will be gracing Mr. Wolf’s stage before jetting off to Berlin. Joining her are on the lineup are Bristol jazz-funk hybrids Waldo’s Gift …

Championed by Gilles Peterson, London’s award-winning Ezra Collective are at the vanguard of the UK’s blossoming young jazz scene, fusing afrobeat, reggae and hip hop into their own high-octane sound. Support comes from Bristol’s own hotly tipped soul-jazz adventurers Feelgood Experiment, who will be channelling their cosmic lyrics and impressive improvisation. 15 November // 7pm …

Hot off the heels of the release of his acclaimed second album Wallflower, New Zealand-born singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jordan Rakei returned to Bristol last month to treat a sell-out Thekla crowd to his unique brand of self-reflective soul. Released last month on Ninja Tune, Rakei’s sophomore long player marks a notable progression from his …

Leeds-based band Têtes de Pois with their mixing pot of funk, jazz, afrobeat and more know how to turn it out when it comes to performing on stage. Their nifty solos and super catchy grooves will keep you on your feet all night. 9 November // 9.30pm – Late // Free // The Canteen Facebook …

Out to put those organic rootsy vibes back into music, London reggae troupe The Hempolics are gaining a reputation as one of the UK’s best undiscovered talents, with support from the likes of Faithless’s Maxi Jazz (‘The Hempolics are the best band in the UK – but nobody knows it yet’) and Paolo Nutini (‘And through …

Leeds-based jazz-heads Portmanteau are gracing The Canteen with their Snarky Puppy-inspired sounds this month. This smartly orchestrated nine-piece presents a selection of the finest danceable jazz and funk, with a dash of hip hop. 20 October // 9.30pm – 1am // Free // The Canteen canteenbristol.co.uk