Farnham's First Jazz & Cabaret Club
A unique jazz and cabaret club, The Ivy Room lies inside the beautiful and historic building of the Farnham Conservative Club - a hidden gem, right in the centre of town. Jazz At The Ivy Room presents a programme ranging from top jazz acts to cabaret and light entertainment.
Our jazz shows run regularly on the last Wednesday of the month. Come and hear the country’s finest jazz instrumentalists and singers in an informal supper club setting.
Whilst our jazz shows make up the core of our entertainment programme, from 2019 we are introducing Friday Night Cabaret shows featuring Cabaret, Musical Theatre and Musical Comedy acts.
With comfortable seating, atmospheric lighting and a well-stocked bar (with some fine Ales too), we'll be bringing you the ambience of an after-hours metropolitan night spot right here in Farnham!
Tickets & Times
To guarantee your seat, please purchase your ticket from our Online Box Office. Tickets are also available in advance from the Farnham Conservative Club bar or, on the door on the performance evening (if we haven't sold out).
Wednesday Jazz - doors open 7 pm, show 7:45-10.15 pm.
Friday Cabaret - doors open 7:45 pm, show 8:30-10:30 pm
All bookings are guaranteed a seat. Seating will be in a cabaret-style format with a mixture of small tables and/or in theatre-style rows. Group bookings for 6 or more will be seated together wherever possible.
Supper & Drinks
'Curry In The Box' is available 45 minutes before the show and is served in the Members' Bar Dining area.
Using the finest fresh ingredients, you may choose an authentic home-made Chicken Curry served with aromatic cumin pulao or a Chickpea Curry. No pre-booking is required.
The Conservative Club offers drinks at subsidised club prices. You will also find a selection of fine local ales. Probably the cheapest place to drink for miles around!
The House Band
Jazz At the Ivy Room is run by Simply Swing Promotions, based in Farnham, Surrey. Simply Swing is a show band providing entertainment for weddings, private parties and corporate events.
The resident house band is the Simply Swing Trio comprising Sandra Lambert (Piano), Mick Hutton (Double Bass) and Jeff Lardner (Drums) and each month guest artists will be invited to join them to perform.
Sandra Lambert - Piano
Sandra has performed and recorded with Bette Midler, Humphrey Lyttleton, Cilla Black, Paul O’Grady, Helen Shapiro and The London Symphony Orchestra. A sought after accompanist and arranger, Sandra is Musical Director of the highly acclaimed Simply Swing Band.
Mick Hutton - Bass
A staple of the British jazz scene, Mick has worked with Harry Beckett, Julian Argüelles, Iain Ballamy, Django Bates Ken Stubbs, Alan Barnes, Peter Erskine, Tina May, Jim Mullen, John Scofield, Alan Skidmore, Tommy Smith, John Taylor, Stan Tracey and Kenny Wheeler.
Jeff Lardner - Drums
Jeff has recorded and toured with the world’s foremost musicians and singers including Van Morrison, Kylie Minogue, Natalie Cole, Bobby Womack, Gregory Porter, Joss Stone, Mick Hucknall, Georgie Fame, BBC Big Band and Mark Knopfler.
Jazz At The Ivy Room can be found inside The Farnham Conservative Club, Ivy House, Ivy Lane (off Downing Street), Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PT Tel: 01252 723712. Look out for Robert Dyas in Downing Street on the one-way system and then take the first right (Ivy Lane).
Ample free parking is available (after 6.30 pm) at the Central Car Park.