Gigs coming up:

Thursday 13th January:    Sam Kennedy Trio, Teign Corinthian Yacht Club

Thursday 3rd February:    Annika Skoogh sings Anita O’Day, Teign Corinthian Yacht Club

Thursday 17th February:  Jon Amor blues band @ Yacht Club

Thursday 24th March:      Jo Cooke duo @ Yacht Club

Thursday 21st April:          Stevie Watts Organ Trio + Alice Armstrong @ Yacht Club

And the next two gigs in our “The Lady Sings” Series:

Friday 29th April:              Christine Tobin, Pavilions Teignmouth

Friday 27th May:               Demi Garcia Jazz / Flamenco Troupe, Pavilions Teignmouth

Notes on COVID-19

Updated 7th January 2022.

We are staying open for business with caution in the spirit of the current consensus and government advice. We take a booking to mean that members and customers are happy to attend.

Infection control measures include:

  • Ventilation via numerous windows.
  • Limited ticket numbers, seated places only.
  • Pre-booking tickets with contact details.
  • Hand sanitisation on entry / exit. Feel free to bring your own sanitiser.
  • Customers are encouraged to wear a face covering when moving through the venue.
  • Please do not attend if unwell or recently in contact with confirmed cases.
  • Lateral flow testing before attendance is encouraged, if you can get hold of a test.
  • Wide social distancing is not possible in this venue but please space yourselves as able.

*** next gig sold out – scroll down to see February gigs ***

Sam Kennedy Trio

Thursday 13th January 2022

Doors from 6.30pm

Music from 7.30pm

at the Teign Corinthians Yacht  Club.

Now sold out – tickets were here

We are delighted to continue our run at the yacht club which has a great acoustic, welcoming staff and great food and drink.

Sam Kennedy is one of the leading exponents of modern electric blues which encompasses the music of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to name but two well-known artists: as well as giving an original twist to many classics.

Sam on guitar and vocals is backed by two superb artistes: on bass, Ian Jennings who has backed Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Van Morrison and many other stars. On drums, Lucy Piper, with blues in her blood, continues to forge her career as a superb drummer in  her own gender-free right and not requiring the label ‘female drummer’.

Sam played for us in a sell-out open air gig at the Commercial Inn last year during lockdown to rapturous applause and a standing ovation for a stunning  performance of vocals and pulse raising riffs.  We are now delighted  to host his return for what will be a stonking evening of superb electric Blues.
Book early so as not to be disappointed. Our club nights have consistently sold out this year weeks before the gig

Tickets are available online here and from Regent Style Barbers in Teignmouth.

This is now sold out, please email [email protected] to go on the waiting list. This is partly so we can gauge demand for future gigs.

Annika Skoogh sings Anita O’Day

Thursday 3rd February 2022

Doors from 6.30pm

Music from 7.30pm

at the Teign Corinthians Yacht  Club.

Buy tickets online here

We are delighted to continue our run at the yacht club which has a great acoustic, welcoming staff and a great bar.

Annika Skoogh is Devon’s premier established jazz vocalist, hailing from Sweden via Exeter. We have had Annika back many times over the years as she always delights us with new and fresh material.

For this project, she brings a stellar band including the award winning Craig Milverton on piano, Steve Dow on guitar, Jim Rintoul on bass and Gary Evans on drums. They will be paying tribute to some of the classic arrangements of songs from the 50s and 60s, with special focus on Anita O’Day. Inspired by this most muscular, swinging vocalist’s acclaimed 1958 Newport Jazz Festival appearance , the band has painstakingly recreated arrangements of some of her classic recordings with Oscar Peterson’s quartet, improvising their own material of course. It should be a special and rare evening of the highest quality music.

Book early so as not to be disappointed. Our last dozen club nights have all consistently sold out before the gig

Tickets are available online here and from Regent Style Barbers in Teignmouth.

If you find it is sold out, please email [email protected] to go on the waiting list. This is partly so we can gauge future demand.

Jon Amor’s King Street Turnaround

Thursday 17th February 2022

Doors from 6.30pm

Music from 7.30pm

at the Teign Corinthian Yacht  Club.

Buy tickets online here

We continue in the warmth of the yacht club, with its great acoustic, welcoming staff and great food and drink.

Jon Amor was one of the 2 lead guitarists from a very successful young Blues band called the Hoax in the late 90s. Based in Devizes, he’s gone on to lead several bands since, receiving acclaim for his style and musical ability. We feel this is quite a coup that he’s agreed to come down and play for us. According to his drummer “Jon just loves playing”.
In the band’s own words, “Having crossed paths many times on the Bristol scene, the four mercenaries (said mercenaries have performed with the likes of The Hoax, Marc Ford, Van Morrison, Bernie Marsden, Wille and Bandits, Innes Sibun and many others) that comprise KST finally decided to join forces in 2019 and indulge in their mutual love of blues and funk, delivering high-energy sets across the land. It’s a heavy soup of shimmy and shuffle. It’s the boom of a kick, it’s the shake of a hip. Like King Street, it’s cobbled together for a purpose, and like a blues turnaround, it takes the audience from what it was to what it is.”
Tickets are available online here and from Regent Style Barbers in Teignmouth.

Book early as we expect this gig to sell out. If you find it is sold out, please email [email protected] to go on the waiting list. This is partly so we can gauge demand.


Previous Bookings: 2021

*** sold out ***

The Neil Maya Jazz Funk Emporium

Thursday 2nd December 2021

Doors and food from 6.30pm

Music from 7.30pm

at the Teign Corinthians Yacht  Club.

Buy tickets online here

Pre-order Italian food for the night here. (Main courses need to be pre-ordered 48 hours in advance, light bites available on the night.)

We are delighted to continue our run at the yacht club which has a great acoustic, welcoming staff and great food and drink.

Diners need to pre-order from the resident Italian chef Paola from 6.30pm. Please take advantage to keep this feature of our nights going! Sample menu available here.

This high energy, groove-driven group got together to revive the classic jazz funk hits from its hey days in the 70s, 80s and 90s (although underground jazz funk gangs continue to operate today). While there are many heroes and sub-genres to cover, they have selected tunes by Herbie Hancock, George Benson, the Crusaders, Pat Metheny and Pee Wee Ellis. The Brecker Brothers are such giants (and Neil’s favourites) that they get two tunes including the iconic jazz-rock anthem, Some Skunkfunk.

You don’t often see groups devoted to this genre outside London, but there is clearly a demand – they packed out a raucous Saturday night performance at our 2019 festival and had queues tailing down into the street.

Featuring Neil Maya on saxes, Kev Sanders on bass, Jesse Molins on guitars, Gary Evans on drums and percussion, Tom Ball on keyboards and vocoder.

*** sold out ***

Becca Langford and Vince Lee

Thursday 4th November 2021

Doors and food from 6.30pm

Music from 7.30pm

at the Teign Corinthians Yacht  Club.

Becca Langsford & Vince Lee are well known on the South West blues scene. They have been performing together since 2008 in a variety of different projects. Early country blues, ragtime & roots music is the focus of their show.

Together they share vocal duties on a varied set of classic blues and self written tunes featuring Vince’s authentic guitar stylings and Becca’s driving washboard rhythms. The duo are influenced by the pioneers of early blues, Bessie Smith, Leadbelly, Memphis Minnie & Blind Boy Fuller to name a few.

Their old time, uptempo music is highly infectious!

*** sold out ***

Nigel Price Organ Quartet 

Saturday 2nd October 2021 at 8pm

at Teign Corinthian Yacht Club.

This was an absolutely unforgettable gig. Even the band remarked on the incredible atmosphere and they clearly fed off it. Some of it was captured on video and is available here on our facebook page. Rest assured we have started a petition to get this fabulous band back. The original write-up is below.

“Nigel Price is probably the most dynamic and gifted guitarist on the British jazz scene today and this is the proof.”  All about Jazz

Ross Stanley

Ross Stanley

The Nigel Price Organ Trio / Quartet is a band that deserves a massive stage and we are lucky to have them in our small but perfectly formed venue, with funding form the Arts Council making the tour possible. Nigel, several times voted best jazz guitarist in the UK, brings a night of thrilling, high octane, blues-infused jazz  in partnership with Ross Stanley, said by many to be the Hammond organ player of choice in the jazz, blues and pop world. Ross has won the All Parliamentary Jazz award for best player in the “miscellenaeous instrument” category, but anyone who has heard his roaring, supersonic, virtuoso playing will know that description hardly does him justice.

Joel Barford (above) has been with Nigel for some time, recording on the latest CD. Joel is known for playing  with a variety of people such as Anthony Strong, Tom Seals, Chris Montague, Alex Garnett, Ant Law, Sam Leak, Alex Hitchcock, National Youth Jazz Orchestra, CC Smugglers, Greg Coulson, Dave Swift, Derek Nash, Dave O’Higgins, John Etheridge, Lucy Merrilyn, Alex Ridout, Pete Long, Liane Carroll and many more.  Joel has played venues and festivals such as Ronnie Scott’s, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Vortex Jazz Club, 606 Jazz Club, North Sea Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival, Cambridge Jazz Festival and more across UK and Europe.

Just when you thought it could get no better, Tony Kofi on saxes completes the quartet for this date. Having started in Tomorrow’s Warriors and played with Jazz Jamaica, Gary Crosby’s NuTroop, Julian Joseph, Courtney Pine, Donald Byrd, Abdullah Ibrahim among many others, Tony has been leading his own quartet and other projects for many years, as his awards attest: 

  • Winner of the BBC Jazz Awards 2005 -Album of the Year
  • Winner of the BBC Jazz Awards 2008 – Best Instrumentalist
  • Winner of the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2005 – Best Ensemble
  • Nominee, Mobo Awards 2008
  • Winner of the Jack Petchey Foundation Award 2015
  • Winner of the Black Achievers Cultural, Music and Arts Award 2016

Tony Kofi, above

*** sold out ***

Nicolas Meier World Group 

Sunday 19th September 2021 at 3.30pm

at Teign Corinthian Yacht Club. (Doors at 3pm)

Just 20 tickets left: Tickets £12 available online here and from Regent Style, Teignmouth.

Nicolas Meier has headlined at several of our festivals and also featured in Gabrielle Ducomble’s band in the third and last in our current series of “Ladies sing” concerts at the Pavilions Theatre in June. This was yet another sell out gig and, while Gabrielle herself was sublime, the artistry of the musicians was also a highlight for many in the audience.

Born in Switzerland but based in the UK, guitarist Nicolas Meier has carved a reputation out as one of the world’s most original and uniquely talented guitarists. Drawing from a love of Turkish, Eastern & Middle Eastern music, Flamenco, Tango and more — all mixed with jazz — Meier’s versatility and musical fluency extends well beyond that, even. He has even toured the world twice with rock guitar legend, Jeff Beck.

Nicolas let us know he was touring the South West and the UK, so we had to have him back on his way through. He brings an unusual line-up of guitar, bass, violin and tablas (Indian percussion) playing jazz with world music influences. This is our first “matinee” performance and we believe some relaxed, world jazz vibes in the beautiful Yacht club setting (bar included) will make for the perfect Sunday afternoon.

Demi Garcia Sabat on percussion                                                                                
Richard Jones on violin
Kevin Glasgow on bass
Nicolas Meier on fretted and fretless nylon string guitars and Glissentar

Reviews for his album LIVE (2020)

“Exciting from the first to the last second and with a Nicolas Meier World Group in top form. Highest recommendation!” 20/20

“Like so many artists, “live” is where it’s at for Meier. His buoyant stage presence, the range of colors he eases from his choir of guitars and related instruments, and the passion he has for his unique meld of Turkish, Balkan and jazz modes make his gigs a vibrant experience, a mezzo of the marvelous. And the band aren’t bad either.”

Andy Robson, Jazzwise 

Tickets £12 available online here and from Regent Style, Teignmouth.

*** sold out ***

Andy Knight and Adam Sweet 

Thursday 9th September 2021

at Teign Corinthian Yacht Club.


See a track from the evening here.

Local boy, Andy Knight, was persuaded that he had to live in London if he wanted to pursue his very promising career as a Blues guitarist and singer. So he did!
Yet he’s kept up his old contacts here in the Styx and has now palled up with another stalwart of the local Blues scene, and a favourite of our audiences, Adam Sweet. They got together with a master of the bass guitar, Ian Jennings, who has played with the likes of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Van (the man) Morrison, to name but a few. Darren Crome, who’s been playing since the age of 10, was on drums.

This was a stonking evening of a variety of blues styles, with both guitarists leading and singing separately, playing off each other and singing in harmony, provoking some rare dancing in the aisles from a delight crowd. The evening was topped off with the club’s new chef, Paola, who offers authentic Italian food like her ‘Nona’ made. Sample menu available here.

Tickets were SOLD OUT. Why not check out our next gig…


Matt Carter Trio 

5th August 2021 at 8pm

Pianist Matt Carter was back by popular demand to start off our new chapter at Teign Corinthian Yacht Club and, despite short notice for our audience, we sold out tickets in advance. Originally based in Exeter and always popular with the region’s jazz audiences, Matt has just spent the last 4 years in London and graduated from the Royal Academy of Music this summer. He is already getting booked at well known London venues such as the 606 club and the Spice of Life in Soho, so we were lucky to catch him in Devon at this time.

With Tom Drewett on bass and Tim Carter on drums completing Matt’s group, and classic jazz club seating in a newly refurbished venue overlooking the sea, there was no better evening’s entertainment. Preview video of Matt at the 606 here.

Adam Sweet Band at The Old Commercial Inn, Bishopsteignton

29th July at 7.30pm

Adam Sweet Band

Blues on a summer’s evening! The incredible Adam Sweet Band featuring Ian Briggs on harmonica. Covered outdoor seating. This gig also sold out.


With great regret the Bronx upstairs is a casualty of the pandemic and will not return as a music venue. Our sincere thanks to Dee and Patrick, whose generous hospitality gave us so many wonderful memories over the years. All success to you in your future ventures.



 28thMay  2021

Gabrielle Ducomble

Jazz chanteuse and her band including Nicolas Meier.

Update: after COVID postponements, this gig did go ahead and was sold out and very popular!

Previous Bookings: 2020

26th September 2020

Outdoors at the Old Commercial Inn, Bishopsteignton

The Adam Sweet Band

Adam Sweet Band

Adam Sweet Band

See how good the night was:-

Friday 28th February 8pm

The fabulous Odette Adams 

Odette Promo Pic


Adams with her band


Thursday 6th February 2020 at The Bronx Bar

Dan’s Brother Blues Band.

Dan's Brother Blues Band

Dan’s Brother Blues Band

A 4 piece blues band, featuring blistering guitar and organ, with a backbone of bass guitar and drums
Rupes McD – Guitar and Vocals
Rob Maxwell – Keyboards and Vocals
Dan Cosgrove- Bass Guitar
Garry Kroll – Drum kit


Thursday 23rd January at The Bronx Bar: Terry Quinney / Neil Burns Organ Trio


 Weds 4th December – 8pm  Annika Skoogh with Liminal


Wednesday November 13th –Talinka Quartet

Talinka Quartet

Talinka Quartet

Blues – Saturday 21st September – Kyla Brox






This was the first in a series of joint ventures between  Pavilions Teignmouth and Teignmouth Jazz and Blues, initially featuring female artists. Playing to a nearly sold out auditorium, the band started to play a lovely slowish riff as the radiant figure of Kyla Brox approached the mic to start what turned out be a marvelous evening of wonderful music. This first number immediately displayed the beauty and power of her voice with several people commenting during the break how emotional they had felt from the beginning. She showed an incredible range in her voice and at least on two occasions seemed to hold a perfect note for what seemed like minutes! Much of the music was original compositions, a lot from their latest recording called Pain and Glory, though they did end the first set with their wonderful take on one of Kyla’s idols, Etta James and her version of “I’d rather go blind”Many commented on the excellent musical standard of the band who were in particularly good form though I was told that Paul Farr on lead Guitar was suffering from a nasty cold. The drummer, Mark Warburton however, whose playing throughout was fantastic, accused him of feigning a touch of man flu’! This only underlined how well the band seemed to gell and get on. They were certainly a tight outfit that night.

Kyla indeed was very generous in her praise of her fellow musicians who included her husband, Danny Blomeley on bass who in turn impressed the audience with a couple of fine solos.
Paul Farr on lead was outstanding, showing a versatility and range which was quite magnificent. The skill of the local sound man, Dominic Jeffries, deserves a special mention as the sound quality was spot on all night.
Finally they left possibly the best to last with their rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” which brought most of the audience to their feet to salute the mastery of this fine band. A very good evening was had by all.

Review by Adrien Raud

This first gig shows great promise for our gig series.  Watch out for:-

soul/ fusion singer/ composer Odette Adams with her band  on 28th February.


Belgium London based Gabrielle Ducomble jazz chanteuse and her band on 17th April.

Jazz – Wednesday 14th August – Matt Carter Septet feat. Alexandra Ridout


Jazz – Wednesday 24th July – Bonsai

Blues – Thursday 27th June – Kent DuChaine

Thanks to Kent DuChaine for a fabulous evening of Bluesy stories and music!







Jazz – Wednesday 1st May – Dave Storey Trio

Check out this fantastic performance from the gig

Dave Storey Trio

Papa Gator and the Levee Breakers – 14th March 2019

Duncan Eagles Quartet – 27th February 2019
An outstanding performance from one of the most exciting musicians on the scene for some years.

Sur Ecoute – 15th February 2018
An incredible gig by this exciting band from France.
Thanks to Barry Witherden of ‘All About Jazz’ for reviewing the gig – click here to read the review

Roger Beaujolais & the Neil Burns Trio – 4th October 2017
A lovely mix of standards and original material enjoyed by all who were there.  Super soloist with a top rate rhythm section.  Here are a few photographs…….

Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble ‘The Spirit of Trane’ – 14 September
Thank You to everyone who came to see Gilad, we had a packed house and what an amazing evening. Thank You also to Gilad and the OHE who blew us away with their tribute to John Coltrane ‘The Spirit of Trane’.  This really was a treat for Teignmouth Jazz & Blues Club.
We hope Gilad will be back for our 2018 festival.  Below are a few photographs from the gig………..

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