Venture Away UK music weekends provides Traditional Jazz Weekends across the UK throughout 2016 - plus the very exciting Blackpool Rock & Roll Weekender (18th - 20th November 2016). We have been successfully organising music weekends for the past 17 years, and pride ourselves on offering you a great festival experience.
The Traditional Jazz Weekends
we offer continue to take place throughout 2016 across the UK. Our 2016 jazz events take place at Blackpool, Bournemouth, Torquay, Scarborough, & Warner’s, Norton Grange on the Isle of Wight. To celebrate Venture Away UK returning to Norton Grange in 2016 we are delighted to announce that Baby Jools & The Jazzaholics will be playing at the Isle of Wight jazz festival. Full details of each jazz event can be found on the festivals page
Pictured above - The Reunion of the New Orleans Allstars at Norton Grange in 2015
(Left to Right - Mike Owen, Trefor "Fingers" Williams, Denny Ilett, Christine Tyrrell, Roger Myerscough, Laurie Chescoe, & Gentleman Jim McIntosh)
Blackpool Rock & Roll Weekend
takes place in 2016 at Blackpool at the Norbreck Castle Hotel which boasts a fabulous large sprung dance floor for the event. 2016 sees bands like The Firebirds, Phil Haley & His Comments, The Downtown Daddyo's,The Strollers & Colin Paul & The Persuaders performing during the weekend, plus dance tuition from the experts - Strictly Jitterbug.
Best Bands & Artists
- Venture Away really does have some of the best bands in the UK today appearing at it's Traditional Jazz Weekends - images below of John Maddocks Jazzmen, Dave Stradwick's Sussex Jazz Kings, The Dart Valley Stompers, & Baby Jools.
John Maddocks Jazzmen Dave Stradwick's Sussex Jazz Kings
Norton Grange Norton Grange Rooms Dart Valley Stompers Baby Jools
Our past Jazz Festivals have seen performances by The Big Chris Barber Band, Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball, Humphrey Lyttleton, Phil Mason’s New Orleans All Stars, The Dart Valley Stompers, John Shillito’s Select Six, Christine Tyrrell, Gentleman Jim McIntosh & The Jazzaholics, Millennium Eagle Jazz Band, The Rae Brothers New Orleans Jazz Band, Chris Walker, Gerry Brown’s Mission Hall Jazz Band, New Orleans Heat, The Chicago Teddy Bear Society Jazz Band, The Frog Island Jazz Band, Laurie Chescoe’s Reunion Band, The Sunset Cafe Stompers, The Louisiana Jazzmen, Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra, Savannah Jazz Band, Red Beans n Rice, Burt Butlers Jazz Pilgrims, Hugh Rainey Jazz Band, Roger Marks, The Bateman Brothers & Many More!
Legendary - Chris Barber
To make a booking for any of the 2016 Venture Away UK music weekends please call 01305 750797.