Welcome to the Ipswich Jazz And Blues Club’s website.

We hold monthly gigs in the spacious Willow suite at Venue 16, Tuddenham Road, Ipswich. The IJBC is a not-for-profit organisation run by jazz and blues enthusiasts whose sole aim is to bring the very best acts to Suffolk’s county town.

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Upcoming Gigs

Ben Crosland Quintet - Solway Stories

Sunday June 11th
Doors 2pm, music 2:30pm

Yorkshire-born bassist and composer Ben brings his all-star group to the Willow suite. 

Their stellar line-up includes Steve Lodder on keyboards and Steve Waterman on trumpet and flugelhorn.

They’ll be playing a set showcasing their leader’s latest compositions.

Also on the bill is Norwich jazz pianist Simon Brown who’ll be doing a rare solo set.

Support: Simon Brown

Horn Factory

Sunday July 9th
Doors 2pm, music 2:30pm

Formed in 1998 Horn Factory are now firmly established as one of this region’s very best big bands.

They play a wide range of contemporary big band jazz from composers including Buddy Rich, Bob Mintzer, James Morrison, Sammy Nestico and Gordon Goodwin among others. Horn Factory also play arrangements of material normally associated with smaller jazz combos spearheaded by the likes of Chick Corea and Horace Silver. Most of the charts have been composed in the last 15 years, bringing the big band genre right up to date with music that absolutely crackles with energy.

It’s been a while since Horn Factory last graced one of our stages. They’ll be performing two sets for us so we’re in for a glorious afternoon of big band jazz at its very best.

The Cadillac Kings

Sunday August 13th
Doors 2pm, music 2:30pm

Firm favourites on the blues, r&b, rock & roll & swing dance scenes, The Cadillac Kings feature five of the UK's top roots musicians. Inspired by early rhythm & blues styles with a distinctly modern take lyric-wise, this is a band that has earned a reputation for wowing audiences from night clubs to festivals, from theatres to dance halls, the length & breadth of the UK & Europe. This year has seen the release of Crash And Burn. It’s their best album so far and proof, if needed, that this is a band at the very top of their game.

Opening this afternoon’s proceedings will be Suffolk acoustic blues duo Saltshaker. Singer/ harmonica player Adrian Day and vocalist/guitarist Andy Heasman combine forces to bring us a lively mix of covers and originals.


The Ipswich Jazz And Blues Club is delighted to be presenting the town’s first Jazz And Blues Big Weekender. It takes place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September in the Willow Suite at Venue 16. 


Where to find us

The Willow Suite
Venue 16
312 Tuddenham Road

07732 022 396