Torquay, Devon Jazz Weekend

4th - 7th November 2022
The Grand Hotel, Torquay

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Friday 4th - Monday 7th November 2022 @ The Grand Hotel, Torquay

Venture Away UK is excited to be hosting a 8th superb jazz weekend in Torquay in 2022.
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 2022 - Book early as this event will sell out - as 2021 is sold 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 2022 Torquay Jazz Festival weekend takes place at the Grand Hotel on the weekend of Friday 4th November – Monday 7th November 2022.

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 2022 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, 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 Savannah Jazz Band

Everyone's favourite Yorkshire based band are coming to Torquay in 2022 - led by the brilliant John Meehan on drums and of course the ever funny Roger Myerscough on Clarinet, this band is sure to get you up and dancing the night away. Trad Jazz @ it's best!!

John Maddocks Jazzmen

John Maddock's Jazzmen have been a staple of the Trad Jazz Scene on the South-Coast of England for many many years's. This Dorset based band are one of the finest jazz bands around and are led by the superb John Maddocks on Clarinet. Another band that is sure to pack out the dance floor at Torquay in 2022.

Richard Leach's Street Band

This fabulous band from the Midlands impressed all who saw them play at Blackpool in 2021, so we are delighted to have them join us at Torquay in 2022. This band is led by Trombonist Richard Leach and will deliver a steady smooth Rhythm on Trad Jazz to all who attend in 2022.

Zoe Lambeth's Vintage Jazz Collective

Venture Away UK is delighted to welcome Zoe Lambeth's Vintage Jazz Collective to Torquay in 2022 - Zoe has appeard a few times with John Shillito's Riviera Ramblers on our weekends at Torquay & Bournemouth and we are delighted to have Zoe's own band join us at Torquay in 2022.


The Torquay Jazz Festival Weekend at the Grand Hotel starts from just £305 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 £305pp

No single supplements on first 20 singles - £60 supplement thereafter

Double or Twin Rooms - from £305pp

Book Now on 01305 750797 or email

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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