A BRAND new jazz club is set to open in Cirencester next Wednesday.

Paul and Jayne Jefferies are hoping to run regular jazz concerts at the Kings Head Hotel in the centre of the town.

The couple ran a similar venture in their home town of Burton-upon-Trent, and believe that there is a growing demand for inventively programmed live jazz music in the area.

Jayne said: "Jazz is one of the most exciting forms of music and seeing it live is the very best way to appreciate the skill and sheer energy of the musicians, we are really excited about bringing this to Cirencester and a fantastic programme has been planned for the remainder of 2018 and into 2019 featuring musicians from all over the UK and beyond”.

The new concert series will be hosted underground, in true jazz club style, in the vaulted cellar in the Kings Head Hotel, which is no stranger to music nights.

Paul and Jayne have named the new venture The Jazz Cave.

Paul said: "Finding a great venue like this is a dream. This subterranean vaulted cellar really harks back to the famous jazz clubs of New York and Paris in the 40s and 50s - of course nowadays without the smoke!

"It’s a fantastic venue with candle lit tables, fabulous sound system and atmospheric lighting”.

The opening night at the new club will feature Italian alto saxophonist Tommaso Starace with pianist Alex Steele, bassist Paul Jefferies and new young drummer Billy Weir.

Signor Starace is a regular at some of the top jazz clubs in Europe and is tipped for stardom.

He will be bringing a show to the Jazz Cave that celebrates the music of the great bebop alto player Cannonball Adderley who was famous for his memorable melodies and tunes based around simple blues progressions.

The jazz kicks off at 8pm on on October 17 with doors opening at 7.15pm. Tickets are available online via the club’s website thejazzcave.co.uk or from the Cirencester Tourist information centre.

Call Paul on 07710 545555 for more details.