Ghost Dance 2002
Some members of the new house band
What We Do

Andy Hague (trumpet), Pee Wee Ellis (tenor sax), and Ripton Lindsay (poet)

Nunney Jazz Café is a monthly event in the Somerset countryside which:

  • brings together modern jazz players, along with musicians from other backgrounds, to create an exciting musical occasion each month
  • provides an experimental exhibition and installation opportunity for artists
  • features live poetry performance by integrating it into the music
  • includes and entertains children of all ages via performances and workshops
  • raises awareness of, and funds for, diverse charities
  • supports and promotes traders with idealistic aims who provide an alternative to mainstream consumerism
  • All the above takes place in a relaxed environment.  Many people just chill out and read the Sunday papers, magazines and comics provided. Children are free to play in the café, playroom or garden. The kitchen sells vegetarian wholefood, and all drinks (including the beer and wine) are organic.

    Crowd scene at the New York Funk Cafe in October 1999

    The regular cafe events take place on the first Sunday of each month, with the exception of January and December when there is a winter break. There are also occasional special events.  See Future Events for details.

    All cafe events take place in Nunney Village Hall. Nunney is near Frome in Somerset, just off the A361 - turn  off at Nunney Catch services, where the village is signposted. The village hall itself is signposted once you get down into the village (turn right then left into a lane).  You can get onto the A361 via, for example, the A37  from Bristol or the A36 from Bath - in both cases the whole journey takes about 45 minutes.  Click here for a map.

    The music plays, and the bar/kitchen is open, from 2-5pm.

    Entrance is FREE for children (who muct be accompanied) or members, and £4 for everyone else.

    Nunney Jazz Cafe is a non-profit organisation - any proceeds go either to keeping the cafe afloat or to charity. See our constitution for details of the administration.

    Enjoying the garden at the cafe