A SOMERSET jazz club has suspended all upcoming events as organisers work to 'sort out its financials'.

The twice-monthly Frome Jazz Club, held at the Cornerhouse, was free for jazz fans, showcasing international acts and more.

But organisers John Law and Keith Harrison-Broninski have announced the suspension of the group as it looks to find a more economically sound arrangement for the future.

"(We) are sorry to announce that Frome Jazz Club is having a hiatus while we sort out its financials," a statement from the club said.

"Martin Earley of The Cornerhouse Frome has sponsored the club since May 2017, for which we are enormously grateful, but even with Martin's love of jazz one we all need to recognise that the ongoing losses he incurs are not sustainable.

"The underlying problem is that we expected bar takings to cover most of the event costs, but our audience are not heavy drinkers, and certainly not on a Sunday night.

"So we are working with Martin on other options, such as moving the club to a different venue where we can cover expenses by selling tickets.

"We may also run a crowdfunding campaign, and seek feedback from past club visitors as to how often they would attend ticketed jazz events in a small country town."

The following events are cancelled:

Sun 28 Jul 2019

Sun 11 Aug 2019

Sun 25 Aug 2019

Sun 8 Sep 2019

Sun 22 Sep 2019

Sun 29 Sep 2019

Sun 13 Oct 2019

Sun 27 Oct 2019

Sun 10 Nov 2019

Sun 8 Dec 2019

The group said it was hoping to be able to get up and running in the near future.

"The last two years have seen some wonderful gigs, well attended and with great, sometimes rapturous, audience feedback," the statement added.

"It has been a pleasure to perform in the intimate, friendly setting of The Cornerhouse Frome and there have been many very special nights that those present will remember for a long time to come.

"Onwards and upwards!"