Torquay, Devon Jazz Weekend

5th - 8th November 2021
The Grand Hotel, Torquay

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Friday 5th - Monday 8th November 2021 @ The Grand Hotel, Torquay

Venture Away UK is excited to be hosting a 7th superb jazz weekend in Torquay in 2021.
The Grand Hotel is an award winning 4 Star AA Award Hotel.
Following the great success of our previous six weekends at The Grand Hotel in Torquay we have decided to return once again in 2021 - Book early as this event will sell out - as 2019 was a near 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 2021 Torquay Jazz Festival weekend takes place at the Grand Hotel on the weekend of Friday 5th November – Monday 8th November 2021.

The Grand Hotel has an excellent function room - Devonshire Suite, which we use throughout the weekend for the jazz sessions.
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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.

The Grand Hotel The Grand Hotel restaurant

Artists appearing at the 2021 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, Karl Hird on Reeds, Denny Illett on Trumpet, Mike Owen on Trombone, Brian Meelor on Banjo, Jim Swinnerton on Double Bass & Band Leader & Loveable rogue Baby Jools on Drums this band is sure to get your feet tapping and some of you up on the dance floor.

Baby Jools

The Dart Valley Stompers

Led by The brilliant Jeremy Huggett, this fun, dancing band are sure to have you on the dance floor with there entertaining repoitoire of Hot Jazz from New Orleans.

The Dart Valley Stompers

The Eagle Jazz Band

The Eagle Jazz Band from Nottingham and surrounding areas are one of our firm favourites as well as the audience's. Never a dull moment with this band that are superbly led by Reeds Man Matt Palmer.

The Eagle Jazz Band

New Orleans Heat

This fabulous band from the North & on there FAREWELL Tour are making there 3rd journey to Torquay in 2021 and they are led by Barry Grummett. Do not miss this rare appearance from this band that is set in a deep New Orleans Style - DO NOT MISS OUT ON SEEING THIS BAND ONE FINAL TIME!

New Orleans Heat

John Shillito & The Riviera Ramblers Hot Rhythm Band with Zoe Lambeth

Venture Away UK is delighted to welcome back John Shillitto & Zoe Lambeth to Torquay in 2021 - John is a firm favourite with many Venture Away fans and we are pleased to have this band join us in Torquay, plus Zoe Lambeth returns after her sensational performance at Bournemouth in October 2018.


The Torquay Jazz Festival Weekend at the Grand Hotel starts from just £290 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 £290pp

No single supplements on first 20 singles

Double or Twin Rooms - from £290pp

All double & twin rooms are £290pp for the weekend.

Seaview rooms are an additional £75 per room for the weekend.

The Grand Hotel Pool


To make a booking for any of the 2022 Venture Away UK music weekends 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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Venture Away UK Music Weekends
Unit A, Oxford Court
Cambridge Road

Tel: 01305 750797


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