The first three Sundays of each month we host the best of local jazz, the second Sunday being an Open Jazz Session run by John Walter or Tom Unwin.  On fourth Sundays we showcase talents in various genres, local or touring, on our Not Quite Jazz (NQJ) nights.  See listings below or check out our monthly flyer page.


Inimitable, stylish, king of the hawaiian shirt and master of the keyboard.

12th  Darwish/Burns/York
A special event!  Jay Darwish, one of the most sought after bassists in London and a Dartington College alumnus, is in Devon and teaming up with our local jazz guitar hero, Neil Burns and the great Coach York on drums.  Jay has worked with Sting, Van Morrison, Imelda May, Anderson Paak, Newton Faulkner and Mica Paris, to name a few.  He released his debut album ‘Reclamation’ in 2018 to top reviews, it made the Evening Standard’s album of the week and was featured on Jamie Cullum’s radio show. He is currently writing new material for release later in 2019.
Jay Darwish

19th   Annika Skoogh Trio
Talented jazz vocalist Annika, with Tom Ball and Jim Rintoul.  One of our favourites.
Annika 2019

26th  Trio of Men (Seachange fringe gig)
It’s Not Quite Jazz night and on the last night of the Seachange festival we welcome back Trio of Men, Municipal Song Makers from Torbay.  Quirky, humorous storytellers through song featuring Hugh Nankivell – keyboards, Steve Sowden – guitar and loops, Ben Ballard – Percussive hitting things and all on vocals.  Recently been making songs in care homes, hospitals, schools, in fields and orchards and in libraries, bus shelters and with a community choir in Torbay ‘The Choral Engineers’. Sometimes you can dance, sometimes you can try, but find that you don’t have seven legs. Glorious asymmetric rhythms, strange headgear, mis-spent harmonies and the joy of living.  Played in the last few years at WOMAD, End Of The Road and Cornbury Festivals and looking forward to a return to The Bay Horse.
Trio of Men 2



7th  Lewis Riley Trio featuring Harriet Riley
A rare chance to see a local gig with vibes!  Local jazz muscian Lewis with Bristol based percussionist Harriet on vibes and Mike Thorn on bass.
Lewis Riley

14th  Open Jazz Jam Session – with Tom Unwin
Tom and friends getting together for the monthly jam, all jazzers welcome, contact Tom.
Tom Unwin 

21st    Skeddadle!
Our Easter Sunday Beer Fest gig and we welcome back Myles, Dave, Martin and all the crew, with their blend of Klezmer, Jazz and Gypsy – it’s fun and a bit wild!

28th   NQJ – Lovely
An interesting trio, bringing you a mix of performance, jazzabilly guitar and world beats.  Original tunes, danceable rhythms & quirky covers.


3rd   “Sam at 70” – JazzLab plays music and poetry by Sam Richards
One of a series of special gigs, this one will feature Sam’s own compositions.  With David George on bass and Steve Crossen on drums, Sam will be on keys and vocals.

10th  Open Jazz Jam Session – with John Walter
John and friends getting together for the monthly jam, all jazzers welcome
John Walter 

17th   Ronnie Jones Trio
Expect classic, cool jazz with a modern twist.
Ronnie Jones Trio

24th   NQJ, Jeff Horsey
Former singer and harmonica player with Exeter band Junkyard Angels, who went solo in 2010.  Featuring classic blues and roots numbers as well as self penned songs.
Jeff Horsey

31st    Neil Burns Organ Trio
Neil on guitar with Martin Jenkins on organ and Ric Byer on drums.
Neil Burns

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