Torquay, Devon Jazz Weekend 

Friday 2nd –  Monday 5th November 2018

The Grand Hotel, Torquay




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Venture Away UK is excited to be hosting a 5th superb jazz weekend in Torquay in 2018. The Grand Hotel is an award winning 4 Star AA Award Hotel. Following the great success of our previous four weekends at The Grand Hotel in Torquay we have decided to return once again in 2018 - Book early as this event will sell out - as 2017 was a complete sell out!! Guest COMPERE & VOCALIST FOR THE WHOLE WEEKEND - MISS CHRISTINE TYRRELL!!

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 2018 Torquay Jazz Festival weekend takes place at the Grand Hotel on the weekend of Friday 2nd – Monday 5th  November 2018. 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 2018 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.

Pete Allen's Hot Six
Details to follow - A new band to Venture Away Weekends in 2018.

The Pedigree Jazz Band
The Pedigree Jazz Band are one of the hardest working bands in the UK, led by the impressive BBC Radio Jazz Specialist Chris Walker - this most informative band play a good selection of covers from Monty Sunshine, Chris Barber & Kenny Ball to name but a few.
New Orleans Heat
This fabulous band from the North are making there first journey to Torquay in 2018 and they are led by Barry Grummett. Do not miss this rare appearnce from this band that is set in a deep New Orleans Style.


Jeremy Huggett & Friends

 Venture Away UK is delighted to welcome back Jeremy Huggett from the Dart Valley Stompers to Torquay in 2018 - Jeremy is a firm favourite with many Venture Away fans and we are pleased to have this band join us in Torquay.
The Torquay Jazz Festival Weekend at the Grand Hotel starts from just £278 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 £278pp
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 £278pp
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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