Torquay, Devon Jazz Weekend 
Friday 3rd –  Monday 6th November 2017

The Grand Hotel, Torquay




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Venture Away UK is excited to be hosting a 4th superb jazz weekend in Torquay in 2017. The Grand Hotel is an award winning 4 Star AA Award Hotel. Following the great success of our previous three weekends at The Grand Hotel in Torquay in 2014, 2015 & 2016 we have decided to return once again in 2017 - Book early as this event will sell out!!

We have chosen the superb seaside resort of Torquay - & this event takes place at the very much sought after Grand Hotel, which is part of the Richardson group.
The 2017 Torquay Jazz Festival weekend takes place at the Grand Hotel on the weekend of Friday 3rd – Monday 6th  November 2017. The Grand Hotel has an excellent function room which we use throughout the weekend for the jazz sessions. 
The Grand Hotel is set on Torquay seafront and has some of the most panoramic views across the Sea - anywhere in Torquay. The hotel has a mixture of rooms for the weekend (Doubles/Twins/Singles - some with seaviews) which enables Venture Away UK a maximum audience of 150 persons for the weekend of jazz.

All rooms at the hotel are en-suite, have Colour TV’s, Heating, Hairdryers, Towels & more. All Venture Away UK breaks are on a Half-Board basis so breakfast & evening meal are included in the price. Choose from a selection of items at breakfast from the hot & cold buffets including full English breakfasts, & in the evening there is variety of food available with full waiter service at both breakfast & evening meal. The Grand Hotel also has lifts to all floors and has a car park at the rear of the hotel. Torquay train station is just 2 minutes away on foot.

The Grand Hotel also offers free leisure facilities for the weekend including the indoor heated pool, jacuzzi, gymnasium & more.

Artist appearing at the 2017 Venture Away UK Torquay Jazz Weekend are:

Baby Jools & The Jazzaholics
There is never a shortage of fun, excitement and good music when this band takes to the stage - quite simply where do you start, led by the quite brilliant Mike Owen on the front Line on Trombone, alongside the wonderful Denny Ilett on Trumpet & Karl Hird on Reeds this is a band that will get you feet tapping and maybe even moving around the dance floor. Brian Mellor on Banjo & the drums being played by the young and energetic Baby Jools - this is a band that is a firm favourite of many Venture Away Music Weekends guests each and every year.

Richard Leach's 7 Stars of Jazz
Many Venture Away guests quite simply love the 7 Stars of Jazz - after playing numerous gigs for us up North in Blackpool & Scarborough we are delighted to be bringing this band down South to Torquay in 2017. Led by the scintillating Richard Leach on Trombone, Chris Pearce on Clarinet, and driven by the drums of Graham Smith - this is a band that you will not want to miss at Torquay in 2017.

The Sussex Jazz Kings
The Sussex Jazz Kings are without doubt one of the best jazz bands in the UK guaranteed to get you up out your chair & on to the dance floor. The band is led by the sublime Dave Stradwick (Trumpet) & Dave is joined by Phil Durrel (Banjo), Len Baldwin (Trombone), Bernard Stutt (Clarinet), Pete Lay (Drums), & Peter Clancy (String Bass & Sousaphone).
John Maddocks Jazzmen
Following a great performance at Bournemouth in 2016 - John Maddocks on Reeds brings his exceelent Jazzmen to Torquay in 2017.


JB Jazz & Blues Band

 Venture Away UK is delighted to welcome back this band to our Jazz Weekends in 2017 - JB Jazz & Blues Band. What an impression they made on everyone at Torquay in 2016 - great music, great fun, great audience participation!! If you missed them last year - then don't worry as we have booked them again for 2017 - as they were quite simply too good to miss off the line up for 2017.
The Torquay Jazz Festival Weekend at the Grand Hotel starts from just £269 per person for the weekend. Deposits = £50 per person. All rooms are en-suite and the weekend is table service on a Half-Board Basis.
Single Rooms - from £269pp
No single supplements on first 8 singles - we also have 6 Double rooms as Singles with a £30 supplement, and we also have a further 6 Seaview Single rooms with a £60 supplement. 
Double or Twin Rooms - from £269pp
All double & twin rooms are £269pp for the weekend. Seaview rooms are an additional £75 per room for the weekend.

To book please call 01305 750797
All Deposits are non-refundable. All balances are due 8 weeks prior to the event, we are unable to refund final balances that have been paid within 8 weeks of the event.
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