About Us

Set in the heart of Sandbanks, Jazz Café enjoys spectacular views of Dorset’s premier Blue Flag beach. This relaxing destination, loved by locals and highly recommended by holidaymakers, is where you can enjoy appetising home cooked food and and drink all year round.

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The Friday Night Series

The Jazz Cafe present the finest jazz in the South, spotlighting the stars of the UK jazz scene, established masters and burgeoning young talent in a relaxed, informal setting with friendly, attentive service, fine food and wine.


Alan Barnes

Friday 26th October 2018

Alan Barnes is one of the hardest working performers on the UK jazz scene, touring with his own quartet, teaming up with fellow leaders such as Gilad Atzmon, Marting Taylor, Tony Kofi and Scott Hamilton, curating jazz festivals and running his own record label.


Liane Carroll

Friday 30th November 2018

Liane Carroll now makes regular visits to Jazz Cafe Sandbanks, not only because of her popularity and her consistent ability to deliver a quality performance but because she is arguably the finest jazz vocalist of her generation.


Tina May

Friday 21st December 2018

The fabulous, ever-swinging Tina May makes a welcome return to help get us into the Christmas spirit. With a warm, self assured stage presence and the ability to sing a straight melody and make it open like a flower. Tina May is a true jazz musician’s jazz singer who thrives in the company of great players.

Sunday Lunchtime Sessions

Every Sunday between 1pm and 4pm we present the finest live jazz in the South courtesy of The Andy Urquhart Quartet with a varying line-up and special guests playing standards and modern jazz classics – the perfect accompaniment to your Sunday roast.

It is not necessary to book a table as we prefer to seat and serve customers as they arrive.

Private Functions

The Jazz Café can cater for parties and events of all types from 20 to 150 guests including private dinners, weddings, birthday parties, barbecues and corporate events.

We offer set party menus or we can liaise with you on your preferred menu options.

Bookings are available for evenings only on the weekend and weekdays throughout the year.

Our Gallery

Please see below a selection of images showing Jazz Cafe Sandbanks and its surroundings: