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Click here to peruse images of concerts we've staged, taken by Nick Rabett.


Welcome to the website of Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club, where you can check out our current programme.

Our base is the former St Mary-at-the-Walls Church - now the home of Colchester Arts Centre, which opened in 1981.

Like its predecessor, the Arts Centre Jazz Club (1983-96), Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers with a love and enthusiasm for the music.

Our remit is to mainly showcase established and emerging artists - plus, occasionally - 'local' professional musicians, either headlining, doing a support slot or accompanying solo guests.

Concerts usually are held on the 1st Sunday of the month, although we occasionally squeeze in the extra one or two from time to time.  
Doors now open at the earlier time of 7.00pm and the first set starts at 7.30pm.


For the majority of concerts we have cabaret-style seating and tables, resulting in a cosy, intimate atmosphere - not always easy to achieve in a church! On busier evenings, a proportion of the seats may be in rows. On extremely busy nights, seating is in rows only.


We welcome people of all disabilities and genders. Access to the venue is wheelchair-friendly, we have a hearing loop and assistance dogs are welcome. Check out the Links page for more detailed information.

The club has Twitter and Instagram accounts, and a Facebook page. Please follow us or give us a 'Like' if you’re on social media. All can be accessed via the links on our Home Page.


While it's always gratifying when we have a full house for more established/well-known artists, it's also very important to support those who may be less familiar to you. So please support the club and the artists on a regular basis - and help keep both alive and kicking!

Steve Wright, Jazz Curator, Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club


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