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 16 years, and pride ourselves on offering you a great festival experience.

The Traditional Jazz Weekends we offer continue to take place throughout 2015 across the UK. Our 2015 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 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.

Pictured above - The Reunion of the New Orleans Allstars at Norton Grange in 2014 - Be sure to catch them for their only UK appearance in 2015 at Warner's Norton Grange on the Isle of Wight 27th - 30th March 2015.
(Left to Right - Mike Owen, Trefor "Fingers" Williams, Denny Ilett, Christine Tyrrell, Roger Myerscough, Laurie Chescoe, & Gentleman Jim McIntosh)

2 Jump Jive & Swing Weekends take place in 2015 the first is at the Royal Bath Hotel in Bournemouth where we are joined by a star studded line up for 2015 - this includes The Jive Aces, Greggi G & His Crazy Gang, Sonny & The Honeydippers, Jackson Sloan & The Rhythm Tones, & The Jiveaholics plus Dance Tuition from Gypsy John & Krazy Karen and DJ Gypsy John, our 2nd event is at Blackpool at the Norbreck Castle Hotel which boasts a fabulous large sprung dance floor for the event. 2015 sees bands like the The Ding Dong Daddio's, The Strollers, The Revolutionaires, plus The Fabulous Boogie Boys & Jump Jive & Wail performing during the weekend, plus dance tuition from the experts - Strictly Jitterbug. Click here for full details.

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 2015 Venture Away UK music weekends please call  01305 750797.
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