COVID 19 Update - 22/9/20

To make sure we're all wrapped up by 10:00pm, we've brought the times forward: Doors open at 6:45pm - Jazz from 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Jazz Sessions

During the COVID19 lockdown, Stray’s house band P.R.S. put some tunes together, recorded in their respective homes, edited, mixed and uploaded for your enjoyment. Then they went on to recording ‘live’ performances from the shops. Now we’re getting ready to start the Friday Sessions from late September, but until then, we hope you enjoy these snippets!

Mat, Steve and Si

Friday Night Jazz at Stray’s is a laid back but full-on jazz event. Doors open at 6:45pm, with music from 7:30pm. Tickets are £8 each in advance only.

Due to the new curfew, we are required to be closed by 10:00pm, so please don’t be offended when all the lights switch back on at 9:45pm!

Our Friday Night Menu is available from 6:45pm, plus we have a nice range of bottled wines, beers, Prosecco and soft drinks, 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 Update – 22/9/20

The gig is split into two 45 minute sets, starting at 7:30pm and the second set around 8:30pm. The music will be finished by 9:30pm to allow us to be closed by the 10:00pm curfew.

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.

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

Sponsored by PrimePrint
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Upcoming Events

November 2020

Emma Rawicz – SOLD OUT

Originally billed at Newark, Semi Finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year, Emma Rawicz joins PRS at our Stamford store for a night of jazz standards plus some of her originals…

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Emma Rawicz – SOLD OUT

Not content to share Emma just with the folks of Newark, we’ve booked her to play at Oakham too!

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Elliott Lewis – SOLD OUT

Gypsy Jazz impresario Elliott joins PRS for a night of jazz standards, blues and funk…

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Wendy Kirkland 4 – SOLD OUT

Pianist and singer Wendy Kirkland with guitarist Pat Sprakes join PRS for this one…

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December 2020

Nathan Bray – Newark

Trumpet player, composer, arranger and educator Nathan Bray sold out at Stamford in 6 days – here’s another chance to see him, this time at our Newark store…

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Dan Johnson

Derby-based guitarist Dan Johnson meets PRS for the first time…

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Neil C. Young at Stamford – SOLD OUT

‘Grammy’ nominated jazz guitarist Neil C. Young joins PRS for a night of laid back, yet subtly edgy tunes…

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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!

Friday Night Jazz Menu

HOUSE SALAD – with cos & iceberg lettuce, tomato, cucumber, chicken, bacon, croutons, parmesan and honey & mustard dressing – £7.95
CHICKEN CAESAR – with cos & iceberg lettuce, chicken, Caesar dressing (contains anchovies), shaved parmesan & croutons – £7.50
SMOKED SALMON & PRAWN MAYO – with cos & iceberg lettuce, tomato, cucumber, lemon, sweetcorn, cress and our own lemon & dill mayo – £7.95
VARIOUS PANINI, served with side salad – £6.95
CHICKEN BURGER – Fried chicken tenders in breadcrumbs, on a soft white roll with coriander mayo, cos lettuce and sliced tomato. Served with homemade coleslaw, twice fried chunky chips and fresh mixed salad – £8.50
SCAMPI – with twice-fried chunky chips, side salad and homemade tartar sauce. – £7.95
TATTIES with dips – choose from twice-fried chunky chips, sweet potato fries or jacket wedges with one of our home-made dips of either alioli, basil mayo or coriander mayo – £2.95

We’re updating our alcohol menu and will post more details very soon…

Red, White or Rose, by the glass or bottle

Bottled Beers 

Estrella Damm or Peroni – £3.50 (330ml)
Doom Bar – £5 (500ml)



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