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 night is with The Matt Carter Septet at the Bronx Bar Weds 14th August at 8pm.

After a very impressive gig last month when Bonsai played at the Bronx, Teign Jazz and Blues continue to celebrate the amazing young talent coming out of British music conservatoires. This time there is even more value for money with the fantastic Matt Carter Septet at the Bronx Bar Weds 14th August at 8pm.

Many local music fans will know of Matt as a precocious keyboard talent from Exeter who was playing for the region’s top bands at the age of fifteen. He has now spread his wings where a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music took him to London where his talents were quickly recognised. Matt cuts across the range and has worked with stars such as Joss Stone and Chris Potter among other big names.

Variety will be on the bill at this gig as the band focuses on arrangements of classic swinging American Songbook songs, arranged by Matt for the band. They also play original compositions, some of which are more groove based, taking influences from genres such as gospel and funk.

It is worth mentioning the rest of the band as they are all young stars in their own right.  In 2018 Alex Ridout on trumpet won the Rising Star category in the British Jazz awards having already won the BBC’s Young Jazz Musician of the year.

The septet, which formed when members met at the Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall, allows a full range of sound with Harry Maund (trombone), Jonny Ford ((alto sax) and soulster, Harry Greene (tenor sax).  While Luca Caruso and Joe Lee lay down the groove on drums and bass.  Check out the web sites and hear the superb music they play.

This is a band with something  for everyone. For young musicians and music lovers these guys are an inspiration ( note the reduced £5 entry); while older fans will enjoy the quality of this music and its vibrant energy. With the holiday season in full swing Teign Jazz and Blues especially welcomes visitors to Teignmouth who will be delighted that Teignmouth can offer music of the calibre found in top venues such as Pizza Express Soho. The event will also give the audience to sample the skills of several members who will be playing this year’s 30th Jazz and Blues Festival on the weekend of 18h October.


The gig is at The Bronx Bar, Regent St, Teignmouth, TQ14 8SJ:  Weds 14th August 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

For further details contact Ian Roberts [email protected]

Mob 07863360390 or visit  Twitter @teignmouthjazz




2019 – Booked so far:

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 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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