The Sussex Jazz Kings play (traditional) Jazz at Hadlow Manor on the first Wednesday of every month 12.00pm to 3.30pm.
Entry is £8 (including a donation to charity)
Hot meals and sandwiches from £7
I attended one of these sessions and found that it was a well supported event in good surroundings.
The Jazz Kings gave a lively rendition of traditional Jazz, featuring trombone, trumpet, clarinet, banjo, bass and drums as well as vocals. They delivered some good solos but there was also a measure of improvisation in the ensemble sections. For part of the time, the bassist laid aside his bass and played a tuba which gave a good authentic New Orleans feel.
The food was advertised as 'from £7' but this bare information doesn't do justice to the good value on offer. Sandwiches cost £6.50 but come with a good helping of chips. A main meal (fish pie, chicken pie) was £7 with a selection of vegetables. There was also a serve-yourself buffet with hors d'oeuvres and salad. Filter coffee was available at £1 a cup and in addition there was a bar.
Wednesday Jazz Dates in 2020 (Now subject to lockdown restrictions)