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
Drumming Circle every 2nd and 4th Thursday
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.