3 Gigs coming up:
Sunday 19th September 2021 (matinee 3.30-6pm): Nicolas Meier World Group at Teign Corinthian Yacht Club, Teignmouth
Saturday 2nd October 2021: Nigel Price Quartet at Teign Corinthian Yacht Club, Teignmouth
Thursday 4th November 2021: Vince Lee and Becca Langford at Teign Corinthian Yacht Club, Teignmouth
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.
Nigel Price Organ Quartet
Saturday 2nd October 2021 at 8pm
at Teign Corinthian Yacht Club.
Capacity limited to 65. Please try and book tickets in advance in person from Regents Style, Teignmouth, or online: Tickets online from here.
“Nigel Price is probably the most dynamic and gifted guitarist on the British jazz scene today and this is the proof.” All about Jazz
The Nigel Price Organ Trio / Quartet is a band that deserves a massive stage and we are lucky to have them in our boutique 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 won the All Parliamentary award for best player of “miscellenaeous instrument” 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. https://www.joelbarford.com/
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
The band will be playing many originals, some standards and Nigel will be previewing tunes from his forthcoming CD, ‘Wes Re-Imagined’ that reworks the compositions of Wes Montgomery with different feels. Video preview here. Make sure you book for what will be a fabulous and no doubt sold out performance.
Tickets £12 available online here and from Regent Style, Teignmouth.
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.
This gig was moved from our other venue for reasons of weather, hence the date change, but we are delighted to continue our run at the yacht club which has a great acoustic, welcoming staff and great food and drink.
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!
Diners may order from the resident Italian chef Paola from 6.30pm. Sample menu available here.
Tickets will be available shortly online and from Regent Style in Teignmouth.
Previous Bookings: 2021
*** sold out ***
Andy Knight and Adam Sweet
Thursday 9th September 2021
at Teign Corinthian Yacht Club.
See a track from the evening here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuzB3lr0rHg
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
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.
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
See how good the night was:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoyizqexh9k
Friday 28th February 8pm
The fabulous Odette Adams
Adams https://www.musicbyodette.co.uk/about with her band
Thursday 6th February 2020 at The Bronx Bar
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
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………..
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