Live Jazz every night from Thursday to Saturday

Watch the Video

Full Gig Listings

Sunday 20th May
8:00pm
£12.00
“The Poozies remain one of Scotland’s best-loved and most distinctive folk acts, having blazed a trail not only for female musicians but by mixing and matching myriad styles and material, from pop hits to Gaelic songs, Americana ballads to original tunes, gorgeous four-part h...
More info..
Tickets on sale soon

Thursday 24th May
7:30pm
£8.00
Mark Hendry (b.1997) is a Glasgow based bassplayer composer and arranger. In 2015 he was accepted to study double bass at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Jazz course and has since immersed himself in the Scottish Jazz scene. Mark has performed in the London Jazz Festival,...
More info..

Friday 25th May
7:30pm
£8.00
London based promoter, Jazz Plus brings the Bristol-based HIPPO Trio to Glasgow for the first time. Big beat rhythmic mayhem - a future jazz trio buried in a nest of beefy electronics and bouncing rhythms. Saxophones, synthesisers and drums go in, hippo comes out. “Mind-spi...
More info..

Saturday 26th May
7:30pm
£10.00
Highly acclaimed trumpeter Tom MacNiven and his Quintet, "Brownie Speaks", play the music of Clifford Brown. Tom MacNiven – Trumpet Martin Kershaw – Tenor Saxophone Euan Stephenson – Piano Ed Kelly – Double Bass Iain Copeland – Drums Showtime 8.30pm...
More info..

Boteco Trio started 5 years ago to explore the rich variety of Brazilian music. With Mario Caribe on Vocals, Guitar & Cavaco, Stu Brown on Drums & Percussion and Brian Molley on Saxes, Clarinet & Flute the trio moves through classic repertoire of Samba, Bossa, Baião, Xote and ot...
More info..

Friday 1st June
7:30pm
£8.00
The second offering from London based promoter Jazz Plus, PYJAEN. Based in London, PYJÆN is a band with its common link in improvised music and the jazz tradition, but with vision of pushing music forward in new directions. The sound of PYJÆN has many influences... Rock, elect...
More info..

Saturday 2nd June
7:30pm
£10.00
After a brief hiatus the trio are back with exciting new music to debut at The Blue Arrow Three of Scotland’s finest, Pete Johnstone (Tommy Smith Quartet, SNJO) Brodie Jarvie (PULL, Sun Mi Hong Quintet) and John Lowrie (Blue Rose Code, Adam Holmes) met at the Royal Conservatoir...
More info..

Sunday 3rd June
7:00pm
£10.00
Tom Harlow is alive and quite possibly stripping in this all singing, one showboy, 90min long cabaret extravaganza at Glasgow's newest and finest jazz emporium The Blue Arrow Expect to hear his unique vocal blend of showtunes & FILTH including classic musical nymbers, ballsy bal...
More info..

Monday 4th June
8:00pm
£5.00
Spangled Cabaret is the longest running monthly alternative variety show in Glasgow! Beginning at The Rio Cafe on the 1st Monday in February 2008, Spangled went on to capture the imagination of the audience with an ever expanding roster of eclectic acts. An anything goes mix of: ...
More info..

Thursday 7th June
7:30pm
£8.00
Presented by amazing trumpet player, Joshua Elock, this is definitely going to be a great night! Line-up to be announced soon, stay tuned! Very excited to announce this very special gig! Founded by Trumpet player Joshua Elcock, 'The Blue Arrow Big Band' is a new exciting big ban...
More info..

Friday 8th June
7:30pm
£8.00
“…sensitive, very aware drumming…” The Herald “Stephen is a remarkable player: awe-inspiring, intelligent, cool, professional, committed and extremely meticulous in every musical environment he finds himself in.” Tommy Smith Since Graduating from the Royal Conserva...
More info..

Saturday 9th June
7:30pm
£8.00
Tom Stephenson and his Trio, including the outstanding Fergus McCreadie and fabulous Greg Irons, will be performing new music. This dynamic trio are sure to wow you with their unbelievable talent....
More info..

Thursday 14th June
7:30pm
£8.00
Scat 23 Presents the outstanding Christos Stylianides and his Quintet. Currently based in Birmingham, Scottish trumpet player Christos Stylianides’ Quintet is a group which focuses on the contemporary while still being able to draw from the tradition of jazz. Taking inspiratio...
More info..

Friday 15th June
7:30pm
£8.00
Michael Butcher (Mezcla, The Elusive Tree Ensemble, Tom McGuire & The Brassholes) is a Glasgow based Jazz Musician and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduate specialising in Tenor Saxophone. For this intimate gig he’ll be playing 2 sets of original compositions and standards...
More info..

Wednesday 20th June
7:30pm
£10.00
KIKAZARU + MANU VAN KERSBERGEN Kikazaru brings you thirty minutes of exploration, using free improvisation to move through original and found music, which could be jazz standards, old Senegalese folk tunes, ragas from Lucy’s time in Delhi or John Carpenter-style film music. Co...
More info..

Nominated for Male Jazz Vocalist of the Year in the prestigious US Downbeat 82nd Annual Readers’ Poll 2017, “Best Jazz Vocalist” at the BBC Jazz Awards in 2007 and 2004, and the Jazz FM awards in 2013, Ian Shaw has recorded a number of highly acclaimed internationally relea...
More info..

Thursday 21st June
10:00pm
£10.00
Wuh Oh are an electronic production duo comprised of Pete the human and Baboon the baboon, hailing from Glasgow and the jungles of Equatorial Guinea respectively. Their hook laced tracks are whacked-out and danceable in equal measure, with the duo making it their aim to have thei...
More info..

Friday 22nd June
7:00pm
£12.00
Glamour & The Baybes – the UK’s most energetic funk band – have finally stopped touring long enough to record and release their new EP “Baybealicious”. Tracked in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, Scotland and mastered within kicking distance of Brooklyn Bridge in New Yor...
More info..

Friday 22nd June
10:00pm
£12.00
Arun Ghosh ­ clarinet Chris Williams ­ alto saxophone John Ellis ­ piano / keyboards Marli Wren ­ bass Dave Walsh ­ drums British ­Asian clarinettist and composer Arun Ghosh returns to Glasgow Jazz Festival, performing music from new album, But Where Are You Really From? ...
More info..

Saturday 23rd June
7:00pm
£10.00
KIM Trio is led by tenor saxophonist Helena Kay (Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2015), and features Ferg Ireland (Kansas Smittys) on double bass and David Ingamells (Yamaha Jazz Scholarship 2013) on drums. The trio have performed at the London Jazz Festival, Glasgow Jaz...
More info..

Luca Manning's "New Beginnings" Quintet is a project which showcases the collaboration of musicians from the Scottish and London Jazz scenes. The band features Luca's original music which takes inspiration from an eclectic mix of contemporary influences: using the voice as a ful...
More info..

Sophie Bancroft: The Songs Quartet with Louis Durra A confident musical voice that is distinctly jazz-based, Sophie writes and performs with an inspirational folk expression, giving us hints of Kirsty McGee, Thea Gilmore, and the wit, sensuality and expressive minimalism of Pegg...
More info..

Friday 29th June
7:30pm
£8.00
One year ago, Kornelijus entered the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he met miraculous musicians. He had a dream to create ensemble which could reflect players’ spirituality and their own inner philosophy. Our music is based on abyssal contraposition of human existence ...
More info..

Saturday 7th July
7:30pm
£10.00
In 2016, Olly Chalk established his Trio with Sam Ingvorsen (bass) and Gwilym Jones (drums). Influenced by David Binney, Pablo Held and Einojuhani Rautaavara, the trio walks the high-wire between total freedom and detailed writing, juggling intricate, daring and emotive compositi...
More info..

Friday 14th September
7:30pm
£10.00
Purveyors of whipped up, calorie-laden, full-fat funk, James Brown Is Annie are the modern day Scottish extension of Caledonian R'N'B legends Average White Band: smooth, soulful and uber-slick. Renowned for their tight, dynamic, groove-laden live shows, the sextet regularly sell...
More info..

"From the Old-School to the NuCool"


A basement Jazz venue in the heart of the city, the Blue Arrow is decorated with deeply coloured Timorous Beasties wallpaper, wood panelling and red theatre lights washing the brick walls. Cabaret tables with chequered cloths draw the eye to the obvious focus of the room. A stage, bathed in light with a piano at the centre.

The Blue Arrow Jazz club is Located at 323 Sauchiehall Street, close neighbours of the CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts), O2 ABC and just a stones' throw away from premier hotels (Dakota, Malmaison and Blythswood are within a few hundred metres).

From straight-ahead jazz such to the more avant-garde The Blue Arrow is a space where award winning local talents such as Fergus McCreadie and David Bowden can share the stage with touring artists such as Jannette Mason and Joost Lijbaart as well as established names in the world of Jazz,

“Glasgow has always been an international city, visitor numbers now show that it’s still a place which people come to for culture and fun. We want to provide world class entertainment for those visitors and for the people of Glasgow. We are determined that the best musicians will be on the stage, whether they are from the other side of the world or from round the corner, its talent that sets them apart.

The Blue Arrow Club will embrace the new generation of Jazz performers by nurturing the talent of the young musicians who are finding a fresh voice through the genre, but whilst doing so the Club will always recognise the roots and heritage of the music, the programme will respect and reference those who took the first steps on the Journey and pay our dues to the players who have shaped the scene.”

keeping the spirit of the Jazz greats alive whilst providing a boiler room for
the new Jazz sounds of the younger generation.

Keep up to Date!


Join our mailing list to be kept up to date with new gigs and special offers!