Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.


9 November 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Acclaimed UK guitarist Nick Costley-White returns to SoundCellar with his trio featuring Dave Whitford (Christine Tobin, Bill Frisell) on bass and Jay Davis (Alex Hitchcock, Matt Anderson) on drums. Expect swinging and dynamic improvising from three of the most in-demand players in the country.

This gig will take place at The Grasshopper,
139 – 141 Bournemouth Rd, Poole BH14 9HT.

Please note: If parking in either of the car parks at The Grasshopper, you must register your vehicle on one of the dedicated terminals at the bar or in the function room.

Ticket link below

Nick Costley-White’s trio (featuring Tom Farmer on bass) is fresh from the studio recording a new EP “Nice Work!”, featuring compositions by some of the greats of the modal jazz era alongside favourites from the American Songbook.

Nick has performed all over the world in some of the most historic jazz clubs, including the Blue Note Jazz Club in Milan, Beijing and Shanhai, as well as tours in Australia, Brazil, Europe and America. He has recorded dozens of albums as a sideman as well as releasing his debut quartet album “Detour Ahead” in 2018 to critical acclaim. He’s continued to be in high demand as a collaborator in the bands of some of the countries most established artists including Gareth Lockrane, Martin Speake, Alex Garnett, Rob Barron, John Warren and Stan Sulzmann. In 2022 Nick was offered the guitar chair in the London Jazz Orchestra, a historic group which he performs and composes for at their monthly residency at the Vortex. Nick is also a passionate teacher and has had the great opportunity to teach as a guest both the Guildhall School of music and the Royal Academy of Music.

Nick’s bandmates Jay Davis and Dave Whitford are stalwarts of the UK jazz scene, performing in a broad range of styles at the absolute highest level. As a young music student in the late 2000s Nick was inspired to hear these two perform together on London’s buzzing grassroots contemporary jazz scene with bands such as Round Trip. It’s now with great pleasure that Nick has the opportunity to collaborate and perform so frequently with them as contemporaries.

“I was struck by the sheer presence and melodic heft and ease of Nick Costley-White’s playing. The ideas flow naturally, the sound is gorgeous, there’s just nothing missing” Sebastian Scotney, London Jazz News

Nick Costley-White: guitar
Dave Whitford: acoustic bass
Jay Davis: drums

Entry is £15 + booking fee in advance through the below link, or £18 on the door (cash or card).

All advance ticket buyers will receive an exclusive link to a video of the evening’s performance, available for one month

Share this event Facebooktwitterlinkedinmail


9 November 2023
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Categories:


SoundCellar at The Grasshopper
139 - 141 Bournemouth Rd
Poole, Dorset BH14 9HT United Kingdom
+ Google Map


15% pre-show food discount at The Grasshopper. Our regular host The Grasshopper, is kindly offering a 15% discount on food from their restaurant prior to every SoundCellar gig! Just show your ticket for that evening’s performance (the ticket QR code on your phone, or a printout). A table must be booked here or tel: 01202 741463 and food orders placed at least 60 minutes prior to the start time of the gig (eg by 7pm for a 8pm start).

(2) For young people: (i) U18s – FREE entry when accompanied by an adult; (ii) Age 18 to 25 – entry £10 (with NUS / TOTEM card). Simply select the relevant ticket option when booking. The offers are available for most of our gigs – please check individual listings for details. They are subject to seat availability, so for some gigs, it’s best to book early to avoid disappointment.

Parking is free at The Grasshopper but you must register your vehicle at the bar.