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Welcome to the website of 'Spike's Place'. Spike's Place is a collective name for four jazz clubs in Essex and Kent run by Susan May-Robinson, in memory of her late husband, the great American jazz saxophonist, Spike Robinson, from which the clubs get their name.


Spike's Place brings you the very best in live mainstream and modern jazz, from the best musicians on the UK and international circuit.

Brentwood gigs are held every Tuesday (apart from the last Tuesday of the month); Beckenham gigs are held the first, second and fourth Thursday's of the month; Saffron Walden on the third Thursday of the month and Southend on the last Saturday of the month. To see the upcoming gigs for all our clubs, please click on the venue links at the top of this page. From mobiles, click on the 3 lines to the left of the facebook logo, for the menu screen.


Memberships are available for Brentwood and Beckenham and entitle you to discounts on the admission prices. Admission can be paid on the door or reserved in advance by contacting Susan.


We also have a Facebook (Spikes Place Jazz Club), Twitter (@JazzSpike) and Instagram page (spikesplacejazz) where you can find out more information about the clubs. Please follow these by clicking on the logos on the top right-hand corner of this page.

Please also see our news section for details of the grassroots jazz fundraiser charity by Nigel Price. Your support would be very much appreciated - 


If there is any further information you would like to know about the clubs, please email


We look forward to seeing you at the clubs and as Spike would say, 'Keep Swingin''.

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120 Long Brandocks, Writtle, Essex CM1 3JR

01245 420475

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