Reed Bass Live

The Marrs Bar 12 Pierpoint Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

In-demand Birmingham bassist brings his band playing original creations and 21st Century re-working of Jazz, Soul and Reggae classics Born and raised in Birmingham, UK, Reed is one of the most versatile and charismatic musicians to come out of the city in recent years. In 1998, Reed graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire, earning a first-class Bachelors […]

FNUK ft. Jason Rebello, Paul & Jeremy Stacey

The Marrs Bar 12 Pierpoint Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

All-star line-up of friends playing their favourite fusion from Metheny, Holdsworth, Weather Report and more! We are totally stoked to welcome this incredible band with some big names in the line-up to Worcester to play one of their rare gigs for us at The Marrs Bar! FNUK evolved out of the Bournemouth jazz scene in […]

Eddie Gripper Trio

The Marrs Bar 12 Pierpoint Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

Thoughtful compositions and minimalist improvisation from an exceptional 22 year old pianist emerging on the British jazz scene Hailing from Oxford and now based in Cardiff, pianist, composer and educator Eddie Gripper released his debut album “Home” on the prestigious Ubuntu Records label in March 2023. Delightfully minimalist improvisation brings to life the stories behind […]

The Plague Doctors Cure All

The Marrs Bar 12 Pierpoint Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

Guttural bass lines, skronking sax, freeform guitar riffs and tribal drums, improvised jazzmetal never sounded so dangerous, healthy, fresh and essential Certainly one of the most positive things to come out of those peculiar pandemic years, The Plague Doctors Cure All was formed in 2021 by Welsh-based saxophonist and local music community champion Lyndon Owen. […]

David Preston Mµ Trio

The Marrs Bar 12 Pierpoint Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

Unpretentious, lyrical music from a superb, modern jazz guitarist that will appeal beyond the jazz audience. Back in February 2023, we had the ‘Lowe-r’ third of the Preston-Glasgow-Lowe trio, drummer Laurie Lowe come and play for us with Yolanda Charles’ Project PH. This year we’re delighted to present the ‘front third’, co-leader and guitarist David […]

Slinky Machine

The Marrs Bar 12 Pierpoint Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

Progressive electric jazz fusion five-piece from the South West of England making their Midlands debut! With the release of their album ‘Choose Your Froot’ in 2022 and opening for The Brand New Heavies at the Sidmouth and Rye Jazz & Blues festivals in 2023, Slinky Machine are on the ascent in the UK scene. We […]

Headquarters of Groove

The Marrs Bar 12 Pierpoint Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

Acid Jazz and Brazilian funk party vibes from this energetic West Midlands 7-piece You won’t be able to sit still for this rare Saturday Music Spoken Here night at The Marrs Bar. Birmingham-based Headquarters of Groove had a great 2023 with several gigs at Hockley Social Club in Birmingham, two dates at the Cheltenham Jazz […]

Nye Banfield Quartet

The Marrs Bar 12 Pierpoint Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

Flavours of 60s Blue Note records, 90s Radiohead, pre-war Vaughan Williams and contemporary New York jazz combine to create an intensely engaging sound Hailing from rural Leicestershire with Welsh roots, graduating from Trinity Laban via Junior Birmingham Conservatoire and now bringing a fresh perspective to South East London, Nye Banfield is a profoundly creative saxophonist […]

Iain Ballamy’s IBQT

The Marrs Bar 12 Pierpoint Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

Loose Tubes and Bill Bruford’s Earthworks saxophonist brings his new quartet featuring rising star Rebecca Nash and world-class drummer Jeremy Stacey I love musical connections, don’t you? Probably the first time I heard Iain Ballamy was on the Loose Tubes 1988 album ‘Open Letter’. That wonderful big band line up included Django Bates and Mark […]

Sam Leak’s ‘Looking Glass’

The Marrs Bar 12 Pierpoint Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

Four heavyweights from the London jazz scene playing jazz fusion influenced by Holdsworth, Weather Report and John McLaughlin. We’re excited to announce the return of Sam Leak to the Marr’s Bar stage, this time around with his own band ‘Looking Glass’. You may remember Sam from his performance with Francesco LoCastro back in May last […]

Guido Spannocchi Quartet

The Marrs Bar 12 Pierpoint Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

Exotica, Calypso, West African Grooves, Japanese Folk and a sprinkling of Jazz from this sought-after London quartet. Following sold out shows at esteemed clubs across Europe, including Ronnie Scott’s and The Vortex in London, Porgy & Bess in Vienna and B-Flat in Berlin, we are delighted to welcome Vienna-born, London-based saxophonist Guido Spannocchi to Worcester […]

Steve Taylor’s Fusion Phew!

The Marrs Bar 12 Pierpoint Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

Jazz-funk and fusion from world-class drummer featuring phenomenal guitarist and singer/songwriter Rosie Frater-Taylor. Following the wonderful Music Spoken Here show from Rosie Frater-Taylor in December 2022, I was delighted to discover her parents have an outfit that includes Rosie in the line-up! I absolutely had to get them on our program and am totally stoked […]

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