2019 Blackpool Jazz Weekend



Venture Away Music Weekends is pleased to announce the return of our wonderful weekend “Jazz & Lights” in Blackpool over the weekend 20 – 23 September 2019.

Join Venture Away for a fabulous weekend of Traditional Jazz in New Orleans Style. We have 5 of the UK’s very best Trad Jazz Bands appearing over the weekend with Lunch time jazz included on both Saturday & Sunday.

For all your Trad Jazz Fans out there this is the Ultimate Weekend for you. All guests stay at The Savoy Hotel on Blackpool Seafront, which has Free Parking at the hotel and the surrounding area, plus there is a Tram Stop close to the Front of the Hotel on Blackpool’s new modern Trams. Why not take a trip down to the Blackpool Tower and visit the World Famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom?

All guests will stay at The Savoy Hotel which has Double/Twin & Single Rooms (First 15 Single Rooms with no supplement - £30 per room thereafter). 3 nights En-Suite accommodation, Breakfast & Dinner Included, plus all that jazz! Then of course we also have the Brolly Parade

Price is just £224 per person for the weekend. Seaview Room Upgrades available for £30 per room. CALL 01305 750797 TO MAKE A BOOKING

Deposit is just £50 per person – All jazz takes place in the Fabulous Warbreck Ballroom.

The fine line up of Jazz includes:

Baby Jools & The Jazzaholics – This fun party band are always guaranteed to finish the weekend in style – led on Drums by the band leader Baby Jools, the band also consists of Brian Mellor on Banjo, Jim Swinnerton on Double Bass, Mike Own on Trombone, Karl Hird on Clarinet & the iconic Denny Illett on Trumpet. Never a Dull Moment with this brilliant band.

Baby Jools

The Savannah Jazz Band – Led by John Meehan on Drums this band is one of Yorkshire’s Finest – they always deliver & they will open the weekend with a fantastic array of New Orleans Tunes with the very accomplished Roger Myerscough (Former Phil Mason Band) on Clarinet with his usual wit and sense of humour.

Savannah Jazz Band

New Orleans Heat – Led by Barry Grummett on Piano this band is sure to get you dancing the night away, Barry is joined by Dave Vickers on Trombone – one of the finest Trombone players in the UK.

New Orleans Heat

The Chicago Teddy Bear Society Jazz Band – The band is led by Drummer Brian Singleton, this band is one of the very best from North West England, and you are sure to be entertained throughout the show. Of course the band has a funny man as well look out for Ray Owen on the Double Bass.

Richard Leach’s Street Band – Fronted by the incredible Trombonist Richard Leach is this 6 piece band which features Chris Pearce on Clarinet & Sax, Tony Pipkin on Trumpet, Graham Smith on Drums, Ian Parry on Banjo & Dave Deakin on Sousaphone playing a New Orlenas Style of Jazz

Richard Leach

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