Our Patron: Jacqui Dankworth MBE

We are so pleased to be able to have Jacqui Dankworth, nominated by the late Jean Darke, as our series patron. Jacqui is the UK’s leading jazz singer, and we remember with great pleasure the evenings when she has entertained us so wonderfully as part of the ‘Butterfly’s Wing Quartet and also alongside singer, songwriter and keyboardist, Charlie Wood.

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Tina May

May and Gordon

We are very sorry to have to report the death of the lovely jazz singer TIna May who performed for us at St Giles in October 2016 with pianist David Gordon. You can read her obituary here.

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Following on from the enforced closure of the The Spin jazz club in March 2020, The Spin is delighted to announce a new collaboration with Oxford’s arts centre, the Old Fire Station.

Series 10: Spring/Autumn 2022

Our main focus on fund raising once again will be our own Project 900

We had a superb concert on 29 January 2022 from the Imperial College Big Band and Oxford University Jazz Orchestra – here’s a flavour of ‘Much too Much’ featuring Elizabeth Latham and Will Pearce as soloists.

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Thanks also to our generous ‘in-person’ sponsors: Maureen & Chim Chu, Mark Russell, Philip Shirtcliff

Jean Darke RIP

January 28, 1933 – March 4, 2021

Founder of Jazz at St Giles, our lovely friend and Musical Inspiration, Jean Darke, passed from us on March 4 2021 after a short illness. Our Autumn 2021 Series 9 will celebrate Jean’s life as a musician, and especially her love of jazz which she shared so generously with us all through creating our JASG series.
If you wish to donate to the St. Giles’ Project 900 in memory of Jean, please visit our Project 900 donations page

Upcoming Events

  • 17
    Dominic Alldis Trio
    Jazz interpretations of classical and opera themes
  • 08
    The Oxley - Meier Guitar Project
    (soundscapes from Turkey to Brazil)
  • 29
    Brigitte Beraha featuring George Crowley, Alcyona Mick and Tim Giles
  • 12
    Oxford's Big Band
    Donut Kings
  • 03
    Budapest Café Orchestra
    Legends & Romances