Live jazz being played at The Woolpack Pub, Banstead, Surrey

The Woolpack
High Street
Tel: 01737 354560

Opening Times:
Sunday 12noon–10.30pm. 

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Jazz in the Afternoon
at The Woolpack Pub

Some of the best Live Jazz in Surrey: We have live Jazz on the first Tuesday of EVERY month from 2.30pm – 5.30pm.

Live jazz at The Woolpack, Surrey

The Woolpack was the local pub of Humphrey Lyttelton’s trombonist/arranger Pete Strange where he regularly met over a pint with fellow musicians and jazz friends. In mid-September 2007 we celebrated his memory with an All-Star Tribute featuring over three hours of high quality Dixieland, Swing and Mainstream jazz.

Crod enjoying the jazz at The Woolpack pub Banstead

The success of the event prompted monthly afternoon sessions, with the full support of Angela and Danny. Four excellent bands play in rotation: Pete Skivington’s Dixielanders, the Jack Honeyborne All-Star Sextet, Mike Byrne’s Thameside Seven and John Goddard’s Okeh All-Stars. Well-known musicians include trumpeters Ronnie Hughes, Ken Sims and Chez Chesterman, trombonists Mike Hogh and Phil Brown and reedmen John Barnes and Geoff Driscoll. Jack Honeyborne is a great jazz pianist who has also been MD to top stars such as Eartha Kitt, Vera Lynn and Harry Secombe. Guests have included trumpeter Ken Reece, trombonist Dave Hewett, reedman Goff Dubber and guitarist Johnny McCallum.

jazz at The Woolpack pub, Surrey

On the previous two August Bank Holiday afternoons a selected Woolpack Beer Festival Band plus guests has appeared from 1pm. With swinging jazz and up to 25 real ales on offer a great time was had by all!

Live trad jazz at Surrey pub

Our regular sessions start at 2.30pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Admission is free but we do invite people to show their appreciation with voluntary donations.

The Woolpack Jazz Club - 2018 Schedule
All first Tuesdays of the month except August bank holiday Mondays...

6 February
Jack Honeyborne’s All-Star Sextet
(feat. Al Nicholls)

6 March
Mike Byrne’s Thameside Seven
(feat. Goff Dubber on Reeds)

3 April
John Goddard’s Okeh All-Stars
(feat. Ken Sims on Trumpet)

1 May
Pete Skivington’s Dixielanders
(feat. Chez Chesterman on Trumpet)

June 5
Jack Honeyborne’s All-Star Sextet
(feat. Al Nicholls)

July 3                
Mike Byrne’s Thameside Seven
(feat. Goff Dubber on Reeds)

August 7          
Pete Skivington’s Dixielanders
(feat. Andy Dickens (trumpet) & Julian Marc Stringle (reeds))

Monday August 27    
Woolpack All-Star Beer Festival Band  1pm - 4pm

(feat. Pete Rudeforth (trumpet)
Mark Aston (clarinet + saxes)
Johnny McCallum (banjo + guitar)
Special Guest Colin Graham (trombone))

September 4   
John Goddard’s Okeh All-Stars
(feat. Enrico Tomasso (trumpet))

October 2       
Jack Honeyborne’s All-Star Sextet
(feat. Al Nicholls)

November 6    
Mike Byrne’s Thameside Seven
(feat. Goff Dubber on Reeds)

December 4    
John Goddard’s Okeh All-Stars
(feat. Ken Sims on Trumpet)

*Beer/Food evening 7.30pm

For further information call 020 8647 2114 or e-mail

Our Jazz Bands

Ex-Alex Welsh bassist Pete Skivington’s entertaining 7-piece band includes Chez Chesterman (trumpet), Phil Brown (trombone), John Lee (reeds) and Jim Douglas (guitar).

Legendary pianist Jack Honeyborne’s star sextet includes leading players such as Ronnie Hughes (trumpet), Mike Hogh (trombone) and Al Nicholls (tenor sax).

Exciting mix of Dixieland to Swing featuring Pete Leonard (trumpet), Les Dyos (trombone), Goff Dubber (reeds), Andrew Clancy (piano) and Rod Brown (drums).

Named after the famous American record label the OKeh All-Stars’ 7-piece line-up presents classic 1920s jazz with Ken Sims (trumpet), George Dawson (reeds) and Hugh Crozier (piano).

The 7-piece Beer Festival band features musicians drawn from the ranks of our four regular bands plus special guests.

Also, as always, if the weather’s fine we do it in the garden!


beer festival kegs at The Woolpack bank holiday beer festival 2010