Jazz Session featuring Derby Jazz

Sat 10 Oct 2020

Location: The Market Place

Running Time: 3 hours 30 minutes - approximate, including any interval(s).

About the event

Enjoy the same great alfresco dining experience, with the sounds of Loosen Up featuring Derby Jazz.

“Joy is the message” Dennis Rollins MBE

The fabulously funky Loosen Up is an eleven piece acoustic street band, produced by Derby Jazz during the lockdown. Created to both raise the spirits of people in Derby and to create paid work for some of the East Midlands best jazz musicians.

Dennis Rollins was commissioned to write new music and direct the band and briefed to “bring joy to the people of Derby”.

Well known on the UK and international jazz scenes for his versatility and muscular approach to the trombone. Dennis has worked with Courtney Pine, Baba Maal, Jamiroquai, US3, Brand New Heavies, Blur and the legendary Maceo Parker Band.

The ten other members of the band: two trumpets, two trombones, three saxophones a sousaphone and two drummers have between them toured in; The Specials, The Beautiful South, circus bands, and directed the Matthew Herbert Big Band in the worlds leading concert halls.

Let the slightly better times roll!


Doors 6pm
Stage 7.30pm - 8.15pm
Stage 8.45pm - 9.30pm

Terms and Conditions

If you or any member of your group are feeling unwell or are displaying any symptoms that relate to Covid-19, please don’t attend.
For your safety, bag checks will be in operation on entry to the site.
Alcohol cannot be brought onto the site.
Abusive or offensive behaviour in any form will not be tolerated.
Smoking is not permitted on site. This includes the use of e-cigarettes in all forms.
Dogs are not allowed, with the exception of Assistance Dogs.
Under 18s are welcome (excluding The Beer Sessions) but must be accompanied by an adult.
We reserve the right to refuse entry to our customers at any time.
There is a maximum of 6 people to a table and current social distancing guidelines must be adhered to. Please ensure you maintain adherence to the Government guidelines when inviting other people to join you. Whilst 6 is the capacity for each table, we do ask that all groups follow social distancing guidance to influence the number of guests in the party and be transparent around ‘social bubbles’ to ensure the enjoyment and safety of all customers. Our policies and procedures are in line with national guidance on test and trace, and this will continue to be the case across all aspects of Derby Market Place.
The table is yours for the entirety of the booking. The site will need to be clear at the end of the time slot to clean down. Please bear this in mind if ordering food for delivery, giving you enough time to enjoy your meal.
The person who makes the booking will be asked to provide full contact details in line with national guidance on test and trace. We ask that if anyone contracts Covid-19 to contact our Sales and Information Centre so we can follow the test and trace guidelines.
If you have made a booking and are unable to attend please contact our Sales and Information Centre on 01332 255800 option 1 or email boxoffice@derby.gov.uk. Bookings are non-refundable without 24 hours’ advance notice by telephone.
Table numbers must be given to food outlets when ordering for delivery. Responsibility for all aspects of any food ordered, from quality to timeliness of delivery, is with the outlet you use. Unfortunately, we cannot accept responsibility for any food orders that do not meet your satisfaction.
There is a bar on site, drinks can be purchased after displaying your food order. It is a condition of the licence that alcohol can only be purchased with food consumed on the premises. The bar will close 15 minutes before the end of the session.
As with any bar will be operating a “Challenge 25” policy on all purchases. If you are fortunate enough to look 25 or under then proof of age maybe requested.
Acceptable forms of ID are: valid Driving Licence, valid Passport, Military ID or any other form of ID with the PASS hologram on it. We reserve the right to refuse serving alcohol.
No glass will be permitted on site; all drinks from the bar will be decanted to plastic that we will provide.
You must stay in your plot unless using facilities to comply with social distancing policy. You will be able to see the stage but sight lines are restricted in the chalets.
Bookings of more than 6 people across multiple tables will not be accepted. Please contact our Sales and Information Centre if your household group or support bubble is larger than this. Proof may be required and is subject to availability.
Cutlery will be supplied by the outlet, or alternatively you can bring your own disposable cutlery.
We have access-friendly chalets and tables available. Should you wish to book one, please confirm your requirements in advance with Sales and Information team and we will do what we can to accommodate your request.

Derby Jazz website