Read on for events at the Oak Room:

  • Jazz Club – 1st November and 6th December
  • Taiko Drumming Workshop – 30th November
  • Drumming Circle – next ones 14th and 28th November

First Friday Jazz Club

Professional bands playing every first Friday.

1st November 2019

Doors open 8pm

Neil Maya and the Golden Year of Jazz

Over the last decade this band has delivered high quality accessible music for all ages to enjoy, generally with an air of light joviality and frivolity about the evening. Neil Maya on saxophones is joined by Gav Martin on piano, Kev Sanders on bass and Gary Evans on drums.

1959 is often considered an extremely influential year in the development of modern jazz with a number of new sub genres within jazz coming to the fore in this year including bossa nova and modal jazz. 1959 also spawned some of jazz’s finest albums of all times including of course Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue and Dave Brubeck’s Time Out. The Neil Maya Quartet now brings some of the very best and most famous recordings from 1959 alive 60 years on.

As ever, tickets cost £10 on the door. Music starts at 8.30pm.

6th December 2019

Doors open 8pm

City Steam Jazz

Dave Martin, Steve Cockett, Mike Lancaster, Colin Fulcher, Pete Miller, Chris Stockings.

City Steam plays an eclectic mix of jazz, largely from the 1920s and 30s, with a style rooted in the songs, rags and marches of New Orleans. Its repertoire also reflects the variety of musical tastes of the band members by including later jazz songs, ballads and dance tunes as well as more modern rocking blues and numbers with a lively Latin feel. They have played for us before at the First Friday club and provided a lively, entertaining evening of great music.

Tickets £10 on the door. Music starts at 8.30pm.

 Taiko Drumming comes to Tiverton!

Saturday 30th November

10 am – 4 pm

Taiko is coming to Tiverton! This amazing performing art which combines big drums and choreography is a lot of fun and accessible to all. Kagemusha Taiko will be leading a day-long Taste of Taiko workshop in the Oak Room on Saturday 30th November.
This workshop will include an introduction to Taiko as well as the basics, fundamentals and melody patterns culminating in learning a simple performance piece by the end of the day.
Places are £40 per person and must be booked and paid for in advance at Liznojan Bookshop, Gold Street in Tiverton. Please note there is a booking fee for paying by card of £3. If you want to pay by bank transfer then reply to this email and I will send over the bank details.
Participants must be 14yrs +. Tea, coffee and water will be available but lunch is not included.
Taiko is very physical so please wear comfortable clothing and something for lunch. Kagemusha Taiko will provide the rest of the equipment. Should you have any queries about the workshops please email

Drumming Circle every 2nd and 4th Thursday

Numbers are building up with our drumming circle. We would love you to join us for some fun, good company and of course drumming! We are a friendly and welcoming group. You don’t need to know how to drum either – just be willing to join in!
There will be no drumming circle on 24th October, next ones are 14th and 28th November. Drums available or bring your own! Session is 7pm to 8.30pm and includes a cuppa! For only £4!

Drumming circle

Why drum?

Drumming is amazing and good for you! Research shows that it reduces tension, anxiety and stress, accelerates physical healing, and boosts the immune system. It also helps control chronic pain.