A listing of bands when they appeared for the Jazz Club


(Further information can be found by clicking in the red 'Some Details' section)

 

Date Band Some Details
March 2023 T B A
February 2023 Neil Burns Trio with Terry Quinney on sax Featuring Neil Burns on guitar, Martin Jenkins on organ and with guest tenor saxophonist Terry Quinny this groove-heavy, hard-swinging quartet play a selection of Blue Note gems and originals. Drummer to be announced.
January 2023 T B A
December 2022 Slightly Blue Bristol based trumpeter Andy Hague has been using the name Double Standards for his quartet gigs for some years, the original idea having been to build a repertoire of less commonly played jazz standards. His CD of the same name is s more varied, consisting of four standards plus Nick Drake's River Man, Wayne Shorter's United, four new originals from 2020 plus two older tunes, Blue Swinga [based on Kenny Dorham's Blue Bossa] and Damon Blues, a nod to trumpeter Damon Brown.
Over the past 25 years Andy Hague has become well known in Bristol both as a performer and as organiser of weekly jazz venue The Be-Bop Club. Besides his jazz activities he has played in many other settings, including the albums by Portishead and for theatre, tv and film productions. In 2016 he appeared as part of the Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley Back To Jazz Big Band, performing at Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival and Ronnie Scott’s Club. 2017 saw repeat appearances at both venues as part of a big band backing USA trumpet legend Bobby Shew in a programme celebrating the centenary of Dizzy Gillespie’s birth. Andy is also well known as a jazz educator, having taught under the banner of Bristol Jazz Workshops for over a decade. This has led on to tutoring for several jazz summer schools and residential weekends, including CL Jazz, Music For You, Gloucester Academy of Music, Dartington and Falmouth-Yamaha.
November 2022 Slightly Blue Ed Stokes - Mouth organ, ukulele, vocals and percussion
David Budd - Lead vocals and percussion
Ian Loud - Cajon and whistling
Rob Bright - Guitar and banjo
Mark Lavender- Double Bass, acoustic and electric bass. As the name implies there is more to this band than just the blues. Although built around harp, guitar, cajon and double bass, the band also features banjo and ukulele as well as the odd frying pan!
Based around Torbay the band’s character has been shaped by not only early exponents of the Blues such as Sonny Boy Williamson and Muddy Waters but also the more contemporary maestros Ian Siegal, Will Wilde and Wes West Weston.
There is a touch of folk-bluegrass and hints of jazz around the edges but all you need to know is that the audience is in for foot-stompin’, hand clapping good time before being allowed to quieten down to enjoy a gentle ballad or two.
October 2022 Hot House Combo Inspired by the great musicians of the 1920s, '30s and '40s, this upbeat, exciting 4 piece perform songs they love and create new ones in the same style! Willy Briggs (vocals, guitar, harmonica)
Lisa Briggs (vocals, accordion, washboard, double bass)
Tim Heming (double bass, clarinet)
Carl Woodison (trumpet).
September 2022 Jeremy Huggett's Band of Gold Band of Gold was formed in 1997 and is one of the UK's top Wedding, Party and Festival bands.
The band is led by young virtuoso Jeremy Huggett, a recent UK award winner for best reed player who clearly demonstrates his skill and maturity on all the saxophones, flute, and vocals.
Whether you’re looking for a band for a wedding, birthday party, anniversary, jazz club, jazz festival, corporate event or any other special occasion, Band of Gold is guaranteed to entertain and get your event or party off to a swing.
Band of Gold is extremely versatile and appeals to everyone’s musical tastes playing a wide range of music including traditional jazz & mainstream jazz, swing, dinner/lounge jazz, blues, rock & roll and the sounds of the 60s & 70s.
Jeremy can 'tailor-make' a band to suit your event and to meet your specific musical requirements – just tell him what you want and leave the rest to him.
Band of Gold can range in size from a 6 piece down to a more intimate trio or duo to cater for all sizes of events, and all sizes of budgets - you can choose the size of the band that you want to suit the size of your venue and your budget, and to help create the right ambience for your special day or event.
August 2022 Craig Milverton Trio Playing a mix of standard jazz numbers plus some originals.
July 2022 Martin Dale Martin has worked on the Q.E.2 as lead alto player, backing such artists as Neil Sedaka, Petula Clark, and Tom Jones.
He makes regular appearances at UK Jazz festivals, where he has performed with Lee Gibson, Alan Barnes, and Mark Nightingale.
Martin has played at Ronnie Scotts Club; The 606; The Bull's Head, Barnes; Pizza Express, Dean St.; The 100 Club; Concord Club.
He would have played for us at Swimbridge earlier this year, but asked to be released so that he could take up the offer to solo at the Royal Albert Hall, instead. We graciously agreed.
June 2022 Cancelled The dreaded Covid hit us!
May 2022 Anneka Skoogh The Annika Skoogh Quartet are an exciting band and led by Swedish singer Annika Skoogh. Annika is an accomplished and adventurous jazz singer and she has picked a fine band for this modern jazz project. These highly accomplished musicians are; Tom Ball piano, Jim Rintoul double bass and Preston Prince drums. Their music is original compositions, innovative and fresh interpretations of timeless jazz standards and material by other composers, boldly re-imagined for the modern audience in their own unique way. Together the group produce a passionate and an exciting sound.
April 2022 The Pete Canter Quartet Pete Canter - tenor saxophone, Paul Harris - piano, Andy Tunbridge - double bass, Mark Heyward - drums
March 2022 South West City Swing South West City Swing is a five-piece band playing the greatest tunes from the heyday of classic jazz from the 1920s to 1940s along with the occasional curveball.
The band’s music provides a perfect harmony of the bitter and the sweet - like a fine prohibition cocktail.
This band will take you from heartbreaking love songs to dirty blues and upbeat dance numbers, all swept along by a swinging rhythm section.
South West City Swing plays the music of Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and Johnny Mercer to name a few, all with a New Orleans flavour.
It’s music with a beat - for good times and for hard times. Miles Davis leads the band on vocals and tenor sax with Andy Stark alongside him on trumpet, Peter Tamblyn on piano, Pete Canter on upright bass and young gun Matt Evans on drums.
February 2022 Ronnie Jones Trio The trio has played at some of the biggest UK jazz festivals, including London's Ealing Jazz Festival, Malborough Jazz festival and the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, as well as a myriad of local jazz venues throughout Devon, Somerset and Dorset including Art Centres such as the Meeting house in Ilminster, Bridport Arts centre and CICCIC and the Brewhouse in Taunton. The trio has established a reputation for playing accessible jazz standards woven together through imaginative programming; immediately distinctive is the creative use of the full dynamic and textural spectrums. The band is less interested in the virtuoso+support-band stance, and is more interested in the whole group approach to dynamics, to texture, and to interplay.
Joss Kidd - guitar
Jim Rintoul - double bass
Ronnie Jones - drums
January 2022 Craig Milverton Trio with their
tribute to Oscar Peterson

Craig is also very much in demand as a solo pianist, with his virtuoso ability and comprehensive knowledge of the entire jazz spectrum. He is much sought after as a skilled accompanist to such star vocalists as Stacey Kent and Tina May. His trios are regularly required to back visiting American soloists at festivals and venues across the country including Scott Hamilton, Ken Peplowski and Warren Vache. Few British pianists have Craigs' thorough knowledge and grasp of jazz styles. His love of the music shines through and he is a natural at whatever he plays.

December 2021 Pete Miller and the
Magnolia Jazz Band
November 2021 Helen Rimmer Quartet Helen on saxophone, Tom Unwin keyboards and Marcus Vergette on double bass. Norm Marsh drums
October 2021 Neil Burns Organ Trio Featuring Neil Burns on guitar, Martin Jenkins on organ and with guest tenor saxophonist Terry Quinny this groove-heavy, hard-swinging quartet play a selection of Blue Note gems and originals. Drummer to be announced.
September 2021 Neil Maya - with 1959, the golden year of jazz Neil's passion is 1950's jazz and his quartet do it so well. The passion comes through in the performance and the audience feel it too, loving every minute right through to the final encore.
All the dates below were at the old venue of The George Hotel, South Molton
June 2020 B. D. Lenz Mix together the styles of Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, and Stevie Ray Vaughn and you have the recipe for contempo-jazz guitarist B.D. Lenz. The New Jersey native has played guitar since his early teens, is a graduate of Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, and has studied with such masters as Mike Stern, Vic Juris, and Charlie Banacos along the way.
May 2020 La Vie en Rose Gypsy jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of Paris.Dave Jones on guitar (One of the UK's leading players), Nick White, clarinet, Rebecca Willson, violin, Laurie Light guitar, Yann Mahdjoub bass.
April 2020 Tallulah and the Tramps 'Tallulah & The Tramps', also known as TATT, will bring their Jazzy, Bluesy, Soulful themed music to you. Made up of musicians Mark Lavender on double bass, Norman Marsh on drums, Joe Dostal on guitar, Tony Harley on saxophone, Jonathan Hughes-Jones on keys and vocalist Antonia Suñer. Between them they have years of experience of performing and working in the music industry.
March 2020 Neil Burns Organ Trio with guest Terry Quinney on sax Featuring Neil Burns on guitar, Martin Jenkins on organ and Ric Byer on drums, this groove-heavy hard-swinging trio play a selection of Blue Note gems and originals.
January 2020 Jade Gall and her Band Jade Gall is a highly celebrated UK-based saxophonist, hailed as having a “big, strong tenor sound with a beautiful sense of melody and swing” by top UK trumpeter Steve Waterman. Jade is a highly sought-after professional saxophonist and woodwind doubler, performing extensively in the UK and worldwide both as a soloist and sideman.
Experienced in pop, classical and jazz fields, she has performed alongside top-class musicians from around the world, including: Allison Adams Tucker, Claire Martin, Clare Teal, Jason Rebello and Duncan Lamont; and has featured on BBC Radio broadcasts.
November 2019 Louise Parker and her Band Louise Parker is a Jazz and Soul vocalist based in Plymouth, UK. Growing up in a house filled with music, from the folk, calypso and opera enjoyed by her Jamaican born mother to the trad, swing and be-bop from her jazz-obsessed father, vocalist Louise Parker, aptly named after Louis Armstrong, was born to create the sort of soulful sound that is earning her a great reputation in the jazz world.
“A splendid new voice on the block.” Humphrey Lyttelton
“Swings like fury.” Humphrey Lyttelton
“Watch out for Louise Parker!” Barry Clare, Just Jazz
“A totally genuine jazz performer.” “…a perfect lesson in feeling and phrasing.” Les Tomkins, The Jazz Rag
“On all the normal counts of what makes a good jazz singer, Louise Parker seems to qualify; clear diction, fine projection, warmth, a feel for the lyrics and, most all, she seems to give every song the right ‘weight’.” Just Jazz
“There’s no substitute for good time and tone… Tender or wild, her voice never lost its warmth and her phrasing had an in-built propulsion rarely heard from others.” Jack Massarik London Evening Standard
“Sweetly soulful jazz vocals.” Mike Flynn, Jazzwise Magazine
October 2019 The Darktown Strutters A few years ago a couple of us put an ad in the local paper ‘Jazzmen wanted to complete band’. Within days, half-a-dozen elderly gents, who had presumed their best jazzing days were over, got together - found that most of them knew each other from years earlier - and couldn’t wait to get blowing and strumming again. There is a new lead trumpeter - Ron King.
September 2019 John Shillito's Riviera Ramblers The band is an entertaining, exciting six or seven piece band that plays contemporary traditional New Orleans style jazz and swing to add Creole spice and a "downtown" flavour in a sweet, hot and "Manouche" vibe - a "fun-size" swing band to put a beat in your feet and a smile on your face!
June 2019 B. D. Lenz Mix together the styles of Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, and Stevie Ray Vaughn and you have the recipe for contempo-jazz guitarist B.D. Lenz. The New Jersey native has played guitar since his early teens, is a graduate of Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, and has studied with such masters as Mike Stern, Vic Juris, and Charlie Banacos along the way.
May 2019 Talulah and the Tramps 'Tallulah & The Tramps', also known as TATT, will bring their Jazzy, Bluesy, Soulful themed music to you. Made up of musicians Mark Lavender on double bass, Norman Marsh on drums, Joe Dostal on guitar, Tony Harley on saxophone, Jonathan Hughes-Jones on keys and vocalist Antonia Suñer. Between them they have years of experience of performing and working in the music industry.
April 2019 JABBO 5 The Jabbo Five, formed in May 2010, was set up with the express purpose of playing in the style of Jabbo Smith - hence the name Dave Martin's Jabbo Five.The line-up of cornet/trumper/valve trombone, clarinet/saxophone, banjo/guitar, sousaphone and piano allows an exciting, lively and uncluttered interpretation of the music of Jabbo Smith and his Rhythm Aces, who recorded 22 tracks in 1929. After this outpouring of exuberance, which, at the time, rivalled the brilliance of Armstrong's Hot Five, Jabbo faded into obscurity. Re-discovering these tracks is an exciting adventure for the band.
March 2019 Neil Maya - the Brubeck Project Neil Maya’s, The Brubeck Project, astounds with immaculate and exciting playing by four of the best musicians in the South West -you would not be short changed if you heard them at Ronnies
February 2019 Helen Rimmer Quartet Helen on saxophone, Tom Unwin keyboards and Marcus Vergette on double bass. Norm Marsh drums
January 2019 The Loney Band Virtuoso guitar from Jules Moberly, with Becky Loney vocalist, John Bangham keyboard and vocals, Frank Rawle on drums and cajon, Lee Thommen bass.
November 2018 Craig Milverton

Craig is also very much in demand as a solo pianist, with his virtuoso ability and comprehensive knowledge of the entire jazz spectrum. He is much sought after as a skilled accompanist to such star vocalists as Stacey Kent and Tina May. His trios are regularly required to back visiting American soloists at festivals and venues across the country including Scott Hamilton, Ken Peplowski and Warren Vache. Few British pianists have Craigs' thorough knowledge and grasp of jazz styles. His love of the music shines through and he is a natural at whatever he plays.

October 2018 Bossa Beleza Bossa Beleza is a Brazilian inspired group playing Bossa Nova music from Rio and other jazz numbers in that style. TBossa Beleza has been playing regularly for 8 years. Incorporating guitar, vocals, flute, sax and percussion, the trio brings together musicians who truly adore Bossa Nova and hope to bring the warmth and beauty of this music to audiences across the South West. Their new CD “Trio Vibe” will be on sale at the gig.
September 2018 Manouche Jazz Quartet The Manouche Jazz Quartet captures the essence of the Hot Club de France, giving new voice to the legacy of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Bringing class and charisma to the scene, the band is a new chapter in the narrative of gypsy jazz.
June 2018 B. D. Lenz Mix together the styles of Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, and Stevie Ray Vaughn and you have the recipe for contempo-jazz guitarist B.D. Lenz. The New Jersey native has played guitar since his early teens, is a graduate of Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, and has studied with such masters as Mike Stern, Vic Juris, and Charlie Banacos along the way.
May 2018 Jeremy Huggett's Dart Valley Stompers

The Dart Valley Stompers was formed by Jeremy in July 2005 with the aim of playing lively, exciting music in the Traditional and New Orleans styles of jazz. Since its formation the band has proved to be hugely successful with a strong following throughout the UK. The Dart Valley Stompers is one of the most popular and busiest bands in the country regularly performing to capacity audiences at Jazz Clubs and Festivals both in the UK and abroad.

The front line features Jeremy Huggett on tenor sax, soprano sax, clarinet and vocals, Graham Trevarton on trumpet and vocals, and Ron Milford on trombone and vocals. The hard-driving rhythm section includes Howard Williams on banjo and guitar, Tony Mann on double bass and Chris Stockings on drums.

The band’s repertoire is firmly rooted in traditional and New Orleans jazz and is guaranteed to get your feet tapping and stomping – definitely a band not to be missed!

April 2018 La Vie en Rose Gypsy jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of Paris.Dave Jones on guitar (One of the UK's leading players), Nick White, clarinet, Rebecca Willson, violin, Laurie Light guitar, Yann Mahdjoub bass.
March 2018 The Craig Milverton Oscar Peterson Tribute Band Craig has performed at many top venues including Ronnie Scotts, Dean Street Pizza Express and the Concorde Club. He is the winner of the Jazz Piano Category of the British Jazz Awards in 2010. This is a must for all Peterson fans and all those people who love Jazz that swings. Appearing with Craig are Ashley John Long on Double Bass and Coach York on Drums.
February 2018 Pete Miller and the
Magnolia Jazz Band
January 2018 Moon Jazz Band The Moon Jazz Band is an impressive 8-piece jazz band based at the Moon Jazz Club in Crediton. A sparkling constellation of star performers, with the irrepressible Jess Laver on vocals, give two varied sets of some memorable tunes.
November 2017 Manouche Jazz Quartet The Manouche Jazz Quartet captures the essence of the Hot Club de France, giving new voice to the legacy of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Bringing class and charisma to the scene, the band is a new chapter in the narrative of gypsy jazz.
October 2017 Annika Skoogh Quartet The Annika Skoogh Quartet are an exciting band and led by Swedish singer Annika Skoogh. Annika is an accomplished and adventurous jazz singer and she has picked a fine band for this modern jazz project. Her quartet of highly accomplished musicians are; Matt Carter (keys), Al Swainger (electric bass) and Coach York (drums) and they provide the perfect anchor for her assured and soulful vocals.
September 2017 The Loney Band Virtuoso guitar from Jules Moberly, with Becky Loney vocalist, John Bangham keyboard and vocals, Frank Rawle on drums and cajon, Lee Thommen bass.
August 2017 The Darktown Strutters A few years ago a couple of us put an ad in the local paper ‘Jazzmen wanted to complete band’. Within days, half-a-dozen elderly gents, who had presumed their best jazzing days were over, got together - found that most of them knew each other from years earlier - and couldn’t wait to get blowing and strumming again.
July 2017 John Walter Trio John Walter on keyboard. Matt Evans drums, Dominic Treacher double bass. John Walter Learnt his chops in London in the 70's. Attending regular jazz workshops with Stan Tracey and having piano lessons with John Taylor and others.
June 2017 Ronnie Jones Quartet. Ronnie Jones on drums, Gary Bayley saxophone, Joss Kidd guitar, David George bass.
May 2017 Helen Rimmer Quartet Helen on saxophone, Tom Unwin keyboards and Marcus Vergette on double bass. Norm Marsh drums
April 2017 The Pete Canter Quartet Pete Canter - tenor saxophone, Paul Harris - piano, Andy Tunbridge - double bass, Mark Heyward - drums
March 2017 La Vie en Rose Gypsy jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of Paris.Dave Jones on guitar (One of the UK's leading players), Nick White, clarinet, Rebecca Willson, violin, Laurie Light guitar, Yann Mahdjoub bass.
February 2017 The Loney Band Virtuoso guitar from Jules Moberly, with Becky Loney vocalist, John Bangham keyboard and vocals, Frank Rawle on drums and cajon, Lee Thommen bass.
January 2017 Helen Rimmer Quartet Helen on saxophone, Tom Unwin keyboards and Marcus Vergette on double bass. Norm Marsh drums
December 2016 The Pete Canter Quartet Pete Canter - tenor saxophone, Paul Harris - piano, Andy Tunbridge - double bass, Mark Heyward - drums
October 2016 The Retro Rythmn Rascals Local guitar hero and long-time performer Keith Chetwin with Barbara Wilson on saxophone, Mike Lang on bass, Alan Lewis clarinet and vocals, Susie Rainger vocals