Venture Away UK music weekends provides Jump Jive & Swing Weekends, as well as Traditional Jazz Weekends across the UK. We have been successfully organising music weekends for the past 15 years, and pride ourselves on offering you a great festival experience.

Our Jump Jive & Swing Weekend takes place in Blackpool at the Norbreck Castle Hotel which boasts a fabulous large sprung dance floor for the event. 2014 sees bands like the Swing Commanders, & The Revolutionaires, plus The Fabulous Boogie Boys performing during the weekend, plus dance tuition from the experts - G.I. JIVE. Click here for full details.

Learn to Lindyhop & Jive with Ian & Sheilagh Hartley who will be in attendance at Blackpool throughout the weekend - furthermore Ian will also be the DJ for the event laying a wide variety of Jump, Jive & Swing numbers. Images below of some of the artists appearing at Jump Jive & Swing Weekend 2014.

The Traditional Jazz Weekends we offer continue to take place throughout 2014/15 across the UK. Our 2014/15 jazz events take place at Blackpool, Weymouth, Torquay, Scarborough, &  Warner’s, Norton Grange on the Isle of Wight. To celebrate Venture Away UK returning to Norton Grange in 2015 we are delighted to announce that The Savannah Jazz Band will be playing at the Isle of Wight jazz festival. In addition to the Savannah Jazz Band we have massive news for 2015 - The Big Reunion of the New Orleans All Stars is set to take place with Jim McIntosh, Trefor "Fingers" Williams, Roger Myerscough, Laurie Chescoe, Mike Owen, Denny Ilett, & Miss Christine Tyrrell all reunited for one night only - this is an event no one wants to miss!!! Full details of each jazz event can be found on the festivals page.

Image above (left to right) Mike Owen, Trefor "Fingers" Williams, Denny Ilett, Christine Tyrrell, Roger Myerscough, Laurie Chescoe, & Jim McIntosh (all appearing at Isle of Wight in 2015).


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!

To make a booking for any of the 2014 Venture Away UK music weekends please call  01305 750797.
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