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Our next gig night is:
Thursday 6th February at The Bronx Bar
Dan’s Brother Blues Band.
This year Teign Jazz and Blues Club will be featuring more blues (and greens) by promoting more local bands. So no air miles to worry about.
So, Dan’s Brother Blues Band makes a great start to 2020.
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
Devon based guitar player Rupes McD embraces his love of all things blues in a 4-piece format, assembled to give the blues a modern edge. Rupes cut his teeth listening to BB King, Peter Green, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan, but also built an understanding of the jazzier side of things through Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis and John Scofield. He also has an adoration for acoustic masters such as John Martyn, Eric Bibb and Kelly Joe Phelps.
Rupes is a studied player and has been working as a gigging musician and educator since 2003. There have been many musical exploits in that time, including Klezmer and gypsy bands, Americana, and acoustic acts, and some 3 years running a blues open mic night at the Anchor Inn Cockwood.
The band would not be complete without the considerable support of keyboard, organ and piano maestro Rob Maxwell.
Rob was also raised on the blues, incorporating the jazz, and developing a love for all things groove.
As well as his work as a composer, with numerous TV credits Rob has also been
working as a performer and educator in a wide range of musical contexts and continents since graduating in 2005.
A talented backline is integral to any swinging band, and Garry Kroll and Dan Cosgrove really do the business. Garry is an LCM graduate, and has been gigging in numerous contexts since the tender age of 14. Garry is one of the most popular working drummers in Devon and further afield and can turn his hand to any style. Dan Cosgrove is a studied bass player and music graduate, working with many Devon based pop and jazz groups including Pattern Pusher and more recently jazz singer Lizzie Kirwan.
The Bronx Bar, Regent St, Teignmouth, TQ14 85J
Non Members £12, Members £9
Students with ID and U18s £5
Under14s admitted free if accompanied by an adult.
Doors open at 7:30pm – Gigs commence at 8:00pm
Tickets available on the door and in advance from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/teignmouthjazzandblues
For further details contact Ian Roberts [email protected]
Mob 07863360390 or visit www.teignmouthjazz.org Twitter @teignmouthjazz
2020 – Booked so far:
Friday 28th February: soul/ fusion singer/ composer Odette
Adams https://www.musicbyodette.co.uk/about with her band
Odette is a huge British talent. “ If you haven’t discovered’ her yet, you are missing a treat” so says producer Chris Cowey who should know with his Glastonbury, Brits and Top of the Pops experience.
In the second of their acclaimed ‘Lady Sings….’ concert series Teign Jazz and Blues are proud to bring to South Devon for the first time, singer/songwriter Odette Adams with a band of international musicians in a performance that is powerful, passionate and entertaining cutting across the musical horizon from pop, soul, world, blues and jazz. Most importantly her original numbers stamp her mark on music. She believes passionately in the power music has to positively impact people’s lives and writes that her music is ‘about life from a joyful and profound perspective in an uplifting and summery way’
Having honed her craft all over the world, in clubs, cruises and as a backing singer for, among others, Rick Astley and T’Pau, she is currently rapidly gaining a reputation as a superb solo performer. With two well received CDs behind her she is now appearing regularly at Music Festivals and prestigiousvenues such as Pizza Express and Ronnie Scotts.
Her quintet consists of ‘top of the game’ musicians with special focus on Algerian oud player Yaz Fantazi and indian classical violinist/vocalist, Kartak Kartik Raghunathan; both of who bring an exciting touch of world fusion to the music. With Indian, African, Mediterranean, jazz and folk flavours, Odette and her band delight with a fresh and vibrant sound. Whatever your taste in music take this rare opportunity to hear her and be captivated
“For an artist to have a “full house” sign on the doors of the Theatre stage speaks volumes for that artist. Odette and her excellent band achieved this no mean feat with a superb performance” Jim McLaughlin, Musicport, Whitby
“I’d read other promoters’ comments on Odette’s website, so I was anticipating a good concert. Well, it actually turned out to be quite brilliant. You don’t have to like jazz, folk or World Music to appreciate Odette, as her material will appeal to anyone who appreciates good musicianship and music of the highest quality – something this lady and her fellow musicians have in abundance. Highly recommended.” Steve Wright, Jazz Curator, Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club
Wed 25th March: Andy Panayi (London based star saxophonist with Coach York trio)
Friday 17th April: Gabrielle Ducomble jazz chanteuse and her band. http://gabrielleducomble.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Jazzwise-November-2018-review-Across-the-Bridge-1.jpg.
Wed 27th May: Esther Bennett and Hannah Horton with Craig Milverton’s trio
Thurs 25th June: BD Lenz trio, Blues/rock American touring band
Wed 1st July: Sam Jesson trio (young touring band, London based, drummer-led trio with George Crowley on saxophone and Tom Farmer on bass)
A Few of our Past Gig Nights
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
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 https://www.musicbyodette.co.uk/about with her band on 28th February.
Belgium London based Gabrielle Ducomble jazz chanteuse and her band on 17th April. http://gabrielleducomble.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Jazzwise-November-2018-review-Across-the-Bridge-1.jpg.
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………..
Are you a Jazz or Blues Artist? Would you like to perform at one of our Gig Night?
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