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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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Rachel Gould With The Andy Urquhart Quartet


American ex-pat vocalist Rachel Gould settled in Germany in 1975 after studying classical singing and cello at Boston University. She has since divided her time between the Netherlands and the UK.

Tina May

Tina May With The Andy Urquhart Quartet


It was Tina May who launched our Friday Series jazz nights back in 2010. Tina May has now established herself as the queen of British jazz who has performed with the cream of the British and European jazz.


Alan Barnes

FRIDAY 27th MARCH 2020

Alan Barnes is perhaps one of the most prolific composers, arrangers and performers in British jazz. He is an organiser of festivals, record label owner and highly productive collaborator with such diverse talents as Martin Taylor, Scott Hamilton and Gilad Atzmon.

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: