Friday Night Jazz is Back!

...Starting June 18th 2021

Jazz Sessions

Friday Night Jazz at Stray’s is a laid back but full-on jazz event. Doors open at 7:30pm, with music from 8:00pm. Tickets are £8 each in advance only.

Our Friday Night Menu is available from 7:30pm, plus we have a nice range of bottled wines, beers, Prosecco, soft drinks and our new range alcohol-free beers, ales and ciders from Drynks Unlimited. And of course, not forgetting our namesake, great coffee!

Tickets are sold via this website or you can buy from the relevant shop. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis and we allocate your booking to a table to ensure our social distancing is maintained. We don’t send out tickets, so we recommend adding the date to your calendar once you’ve booked!

Covid Secure Measures

  • The gig is split into two 45 minute sets, starting at 8:00pm and the second set around 9:15pm. The music will be finished by around 10:00-10:15pm. We distance each table between 1-2m apart. Where this is not possible, or where there is greater footfall, we position tall, glazed safety screens.
  • We request that, until restrictions are fully lifted, you wear a face mask when moving around the building.
  • Taxis can usually pick up from outside the shops, but please check in advance. If you require a taxi booking for your ride home, please let our staff know during the break and they can arrange this for you.
  • We only sell a limited number of tickets. Once we are full, we do not sell more tickets. Due to the limited numbers and social distancing issues, we are unable to refund tickets.
  • We only accept card/contactless payments
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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

August 2021

Ian Hill – 6/8/21 – Newark – SOLD OUT

Saxophonist Ian Hill meets PRS for this second instalment at Newark…

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Neil C. Young – 13/8/21 – Stamford SOLD OUT!

Neil C. Young travels down south to play a mix of styles and tunes, with his ol’ muckers Si, Steve and Mat (or PRS as they’re becoming known…)

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Dickie Baker – Oakham – 20/8/21

the ‘King of Swing’ Dickie Baker joins PRS for a night of classic jazz standards…

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Pat McCarthy – Stamford – 27/8/21

One of the UK’s foremost jazz guitarists joins PRS for a night of exceptional jazz…

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September 2021

Elliott Lewis – Newark – 3/9/21

Gypsy Jazz guitarist Elliot Lewis returns to Newark for this one…

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Wendy Kirkland – Stamford – 10/9/21

Critically acclaimed pianist and vocalist playing her favourites…

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Gary Reader – Oakham – 17/9/21

Gary Reader takes time out from his studio sessions to

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Pat McCarthy Trio – Stamford – 24/9/21

One of the UK’s foremost jazz guitarists joins two-thirds of PRS for this guitar trio outing…

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October 2021

Dan Johnson Trio – Oakham – 1/10/21

Dan Johnson plays with PRS rhythm section, Mat Short on bass and Si Potts on drums…

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Nora Bite – Stamford – 8/10/21

London-based jazz guitarist – hints of Emily Remler meets Thelonius Monk…

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Gary Reader – Newark – 15/10/21

Gypsy Jazz guitarist Elliot Lewis returns to Newark for this one…

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Elliott Lewis – Stamford – 22/10/21

Jazz guitarist Elliot Lewis makes his debut appearance at Stamford…

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Now don’t mistake us for one of those pretentious jazz venues – we want you to enjoy your night!

However, we do ask you to respect other members of the audience and keep your voice levels lower during the performances.

And we’re not allowed to promote dancing in the aisles, but we can’t stop you either!

P.R.S. is Simon Potts (drums), Steve Rodda (guitar) and Stray’s own Mat Short (bass). Mat & Steve originally played on Sundays at the Newark store as part of a guitar trio. Mat met Si as part of playing with the superb Groove Merchants, led by our good friend departed, guitarist Chris Green.

Si Potts joined Mat & Steve for a date back in 2017 and the three of them haven’t looked back!

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P.R.S. gig every Friday at Stray’s, supporting the headline acts at each venue, but you can see them as a trio at various venues across the Midlands, including regular slots at The Pelican in Nottingham, The Bees Knees in Laneham and with various artists at the Mason’s Arms in Louth, to name a few.

The Friday Jazz Sessions at Stray’s are generously sponsored by PrimePrint, Newark.

Sponsored by PrimePrint
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