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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.

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Pee Wee Ellis

FRIDAY 25th January 2019

To kick the year off we welcome back Florida born Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis. After a musical education that included lessons from Sonny Rollins, Ellis joined The James Brown Revue in 1965.


Liane Carroll

FRIDAY 15th February 2019

Liane Carroll returns for a Valentine’s treat with her unique brand of hard-swinging, witty and, at times, emotionally frank vocal jazz. Liane Carroll’s career has spanned 25 years and her repertoire has ranged…


Brandon Allen

FRIDAY 29th March 2019

A native of Perth, Western Australia, Brandon Allen has been UK based since 2000 and is now a familiar presence on the circuit performing with his own quartet or alongside Nigel Hitchcock and Mark Nightingale.

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: