Gig Listings 2019
All of our club gig nights are held at The Bronx Bar, Teignmouth, TQ14 8SJ unless otherwise stated. Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start.
Our next club gig is Thursday 27th June – An evening of authentic blues with
Kent DuChaine…Authentic Blues … UK Tour
It has been a little while since Teign Jazz and Blues has had a blues gig but it is making up for this by having a top class act in the form of the legendary Kent DuChaine who is playing Teignmouth (Bronx Bar 27th June) for the first time. The only South Devon gig on his 2019 UK tour.
Kent is one of the last of a generation that goes back to the early days of blues. In that tradition he tours constantly all over the world playing nightly in one town after another far away from is American home.
His ability to immerse his audience into his world, his life & his heart is unrivalled. His superb musicianship, storytelling & self-deprecating humour is why he is loved the world over. Fans are in for a treat with this one man show of music and words.
DuChaine’s career is like visiting the hall of fame and he has shared the stage with many of the greatest blues performers including Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker & Margie Evans. His two year collaboration of 200 gigs with Bluesman Johnny Shines (travelling companion of Robert Johnson King of the Delta Blues) gave him access to a huge store of knowledge about the early Bluesmen & Blues music itself which he passes on to his audience in music and raconteur
In 2015 Kent was honoured to be asked by Ben “Boogie” Waters to play in a tribute concert to B B King in central London with music Legends Bill Wyman, Elliott Randall & many other luminaries.
DuChaine’s partner is an 84 year old “National Steel” guitar named LeadBessie who is kitted out with extra heavy gauge strings to be able to cope with his powerful playing style. Have a listen to this on http://www.kentduchaine.com/_kent_duchaine_lookin_back_at_the_blues/ and you will realise why, last year, Blues in Britain Magazine said of him “. raw blues …takes you back to the birth of the blues.. a rough cut diamond , an absolute gem”
The gig is at The Bronx Bar, Regent St, Teignmouth, TQ14 85J: Thurs 27th June at 8pm
£12, Members £9
Students with ID and U18s £5
Under14s admitted free if accompanied by an adult.
Doors open at 7:30pm – Gig commences at 8:00pm
Tickets available on the door and in advance www.ticketsource.co.uk/teignmouthjazzandblues
For further details contact Ian Roberts [email protected] blues.org
2019 – Booked so far:
Blues – Thursday 27th June – Kent DuChaine
Jazz – Wednesday 24th July – Bonsai
July 27th Rory Ingham’s Bonsai. National tour promoting their new acclaimed album. The opening gig at Pizza Express and Recorded live by Radio 3… Entertaining new wave jazz with a unique line up with award winning Rory on trombone and his brother Dominic on violin and vocals with an equally good backline including drummer Jonny Mansfield. Suspend any doubts you may have about new approaches to jazz you may have and come along for a fabulous evening.
Jazz – Wednesday 14th August – Matt Carter Septet feat. Alexandra Ridout
August 14th.Matt Carter septet with Alex Ridout. We have been following local keyboard player Matt for some years when he was precociously playing Festivals at an age when he could not get served at the bar! Now a little older and with the benefits of studying at the Royal Academy of music he is one of the rising stars of the contemporary jazz world and is in demand all over playing in his own right and also backing stars such as Chris Potter and Joss Stone. Our gig is his septet and with a double whammy in that award winning trumpeter Alex Ridout will be featuring with them. She again is one of the stars of the contemporary scene and we welcome both of them back after their success at last year’s Festival.
Blues and Soul – Saturday 21st September Kyla Brox This gig is part of a new venture in conjunction With Pavillions Teignmouth More info on the TJB news section of the website
September 21st sees us on a new venture when we go into partnership with Pavilions Teignmouth presenting our ‘Lady Sings’ series of occasional concerts at the Pavilions celebrating the female voice and featuring top of the range singers. First off, is Kyla Brox and her band. Kyla is an internationally recognised blues vocalist and arguably the best in the UK. She knocked is for six at the Festival and it is a delight to have her back on the big stage where a big audience can appreciate her talents. Book early through the Pavilions Box Office.
October 18th-20th. Yep it’s the Festival and now a month earlier when we guarantee warmer weather and longer days! Well the latter at least. Booking is complete and it is a great line up to celebrate our thirtieth birthday. Expect also a party atmosphere in town when we hope to have bands on the street. Full details as they appear on the web site. We also have changed our booking system which will be managed by Pavilions Teignmouth. Ticket prices are pegged and with new discount schemes for advance booking and multi tickets. As a birthday present, we are swallowing costs and have removed excessive booking charges for online customers who will pay just slightly more than desk sold tickets.
November 13th. If we are still standing then we have a wonderful evening coming up with a new slant on what jazz is when we welcome Talinka. We all love Gilad Atzmon and the OHE who are great friends of TJB. What you may not know is that his wife is an artist and performer. In her own right and is now heading up her own project. Supported by Gilad and Yuri from OHE she joins forces with Jenny Bliss Bennet a virtuosa baroque viola da gamba and violin player to provide a unique and wonderful sound combining vocals and varied instruments. Tali says “Talinka is a music-loving adventure. For us the love of music extends beyond style and genre; we blend folk, early music, jazz, tango and free improvisation. We believe in songs and beauty being vital forces of nature. We adhere to simplicity, harmony and warmth. The outcome is a natural breathing, deep and spacious sonic adventure”.
Who am I to disagree? Come along for a wonderful evening that crosses boundaries and please bring your friends who may like folk, classical as well as jazz. They will thank you.
Dec 4th (TBC). It’s Christmaaaas and to kick of the festive season we are hosting the wonderful Annika Skoogh and Mixology who will be giving the Bronx a really festive feel with a mix of popular standards and hopefully some Christmas flavoured treats. Incidentally because we know you like her so much we have invited he band Orpheus back for the Festival which is having a strong female presence this year.
2020 Acts are lining up so keep an eye on the web site. Let us know who you would like and we shall see what we can do.
Best wishes and a great listening year to you
A Few of our Past Gig Nights
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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