Jazz In The Round

Organised Noise With Jazz FM's Jez Nelson.

Mon 30 Apr 2018 to Mon 30 Jul 2018

Jazz In The Round

This event is part of: 


Every last Monday of the month we gather the finest musicians we can find and throw them together in a barrier busting night of contemporary music.

With Jez Nelson & Chris Phillips from Jazz FM.
£12 in advance/£15 on the door

Doors 7pm, with DJs in the bar. 



John Laws Congregation

John Law's Congregation featuring James Mainwaring, Ashley John Long and Billy Weir


James Beckwith


Ed Jones Quartet



Collective X

Formed in the aftermath of the divisive 2016 European Union referendum, this is an experimental supergroup that brings together several of Britain and Europe’s most adventurous musicians. Exploring themes of race, identity and sexuality, Collective X delivers a strong socio-political and cultural message framed by a tapestry of avant-garde jazz, blues, electric funk and acoustic roots music.

Alya Al-Sultani - Vocals    Cleveland Watkiss - Vocals    Neil Charles - Bass    Pat Thomas - Keys    Joshua Idehen - Vocals   
Clemens Christian Potzsch - Keys    Dave Ital - Guitar    Robert Menzel - Saxaphone     Mark Sanders - Drums

Listen to their debut album  LOVE & PROTEST


30th July - TBC

No Show in August 

24th September - Curated by LAURA JURD

29th October - TBC

26th November - TBC



The Cockpit has been awarded an ACE grant so we can record all the emerging artists that play with us at Jazz In The Round . 
Take a bow all those who've contributed for free over the years to hold the space and get us here: Jez Nelson, Chris Phillips, Sean Corby, Alex Watson, Richard Wyatt, Steve Cropper, Gina Southgate.

Take a bow Nick Burkinyoung, Akilah Dale, Chris Lince, Deb Jones, Kat Gardner who make each and every event happen with zen quality . Take a bow The Audience; and Cockpit Supporters of Sound, dozens of whom have been to each and every gig for 7 years.
JiTR set out to provide an open event truly able to reflect and promote the brilliance, beauty and innovation of contemporary jazz in London and the stories of its fabulous musicians.

And we're doing it. So loud  applause for all of us  -  In the round.




We're took Jazz In The Round to LOVE SUPREME last year for the first time. And had a blast! We hosted a stage with our good friends Jazz FM... and it went so well, we're planning on returning bigger and better this year!

Tickets are now on sale. Grab some here

Oh, and we'll be at the Love Supreme London Edition in May 2018 too. You can book tickets here


Focused on jazz in the UK and Ireland, #jazz100 is an awareness campaign highlighting the diversity and energy of the music today, considers how the next 100 years will unfold, and celebrates the story of jazz music and culture. Centred around the hashtag #jazz100, the campaign unites musicians, fans, and introduces new people to the music.
Jazz is vibrant, spontaneous, exciting and experimental - and we want to share this with everyone. For decades the UK and Ireland have produced outstanding jazz musicians, festivals and clubs, and welcomed the world’s greatest artists to our stages. #jazz100 invites all music lovers to come together with the common goal of building a strong future for jazz.



Each month we are lucky  to have Steven Cropper taking photographs and capturing the magic that happens. 
Catch up on a back catalogue of Jazz In The Round events on his photography blog site Transient Life  where you can marvel at his images and read his detailed summary of each show.  



For 100 quid you get free entry to 10 Jazz In The Round  shows...which saves £20 (or 6 beers). Plus you get half price tickets to Jazz In The Round special events.

Save money, support new music at The Cockpit and try something new.Go on. You know you want to. Click here.




Every month our artist in residence Gina Southgate paints the action as it happens. See her work on display in our foyer, view it on her website, and watch her at it live on the night.



Supported by 


Interested in perrfoming at Jazz In The Round? Email alex_j_watsonathotmail [dot] co [dot] uk (subject: Performing%20at%20Jazz%20in%20the%20round) (Alex) to get involved!



£12 advance/£15 on the door