It's been a long time but the following four gigs have been scheduled for the North Devon Jazz Club. At the time of writing the situation is rather in flux but we live in hope. If all goes to plan, the pub should be open as normal but if anything changes an update will be published here. In any case it would be worth phoning the Beaver Inn on 01237 474822 before going along.
2021 Monday, July 5th, Beaver Inn, Appledore: Ian Shaw
Multi-award winning singer Ian Shaw is considered, along with such greats as Kurt Elling and Mark Murphy, to be one of the world’s finest male jazz vocalists. He has recorded a number of acclaimed albums, has performed all over the world and collaborated with some of the world’s finest jazz musicians and singers including Quincey Jones, Joe Lovano, Cleo Laine and Claire Martin. He has also toured as a stand-up comedian and singer in the UK and abroad. This is an amazing opportunity to hear Ian Shaw at the first post-lockdown gig in The Beaver.
Monday, September 20th, Beaver Inn, Appledore: Nicolas Meier's Worldgroup
Another return visit by this hugely popular band which draws on influences ranging from Turkish and Middle Eastern styles to tango, flamenco, blues …and more. To quote Jazzwise Magazine about Nicolas Meier ‘The choir of guitars he employs lend him an almost unique voice, especially as he favours fretless instruments that allow him to explore micro- tones, blends, slurs and sudden runs that dazzle and delight.’ Joining Nicolas on the front line will be violinist Richard Jones whose playing has been described as ‘spine tingling’ by The Guardian. Completing the ensemble will be top bass guitarist Kevin Glasgow and dynamic percussionist Demi Garcia.
Monday, October 11th, Beaver Inn, Appledore: Liane Carroll
A return to the Club by another multi-award winning singer/pianist. Voted several times as the UK’s best jazz vocalist Liane sings every song as though she owns it. She has been described as ‘deeply soulful, wonderfully honest’ by The Times, and by Jazzwise Magazine as possessing ‘ that rare ability to meld effortless, often transcendent vocal and piano technique, with heart stopping emotion and soul bearing power’. Accompanying herself in a rollicking, bluesy piano style she has enthralled audiences at Ronnie Scott's Club, Pizza Express, Glastonbury Festival, the Proms and many other venues in the UK and abroad.
Monday, November 8th, Beaver Inn, Appledore: Jonathon Gee Trio
Always compelling and entertaining, Jonathan Gee has been praised by Jazzwise Magazine for ‘his breathlessly sparkling originality’. To quote The Guardian: ’Gee's band works like the best piano trios, with conversational exchanges between the instruments - he can swing hard with drive, he can be reflective like Bill Evans, and his originals are strong.’ He will be joined by the top rhythm team of Marcus Vergette on bass and Andy Trim on drums.