On the 27th February 2014 Crediton got it's own monthly jazz & blues club night. We are now in our seventh year and going strong. Every third Thursday of the month (except August) the old former Crediton cinema, now Buccaneers Ba, is taken over by The Moon Jazz House band, some eight players in total. We have a young jammers session to start, followed by a set from the house band or guest band and then an older jammers session. Jam sessions are supported by the rhythm section. We ask jammers to bring music charts for chord reference. Jammers can sit in on the rhythm section or take lead. We also welcome singers.
This is music of a social kind. The audience get a great evening out that's lively and sociable like some jazz club you'd see in an old movie. Here's a comments that truly sums up the night, "loved it, such a great chilled vibe - fabulous musicians and I love the openness and spontaneity - feels new, exciting and creative." For me personally I love the hubub of chatter from people enjoying a night out, young and older musicians coming up to play, people generally getting together and relaxing in cabaret style seating with candle lit tables.
The aim of this club is to create a friendly atmosphere, to encourage musicians to support each other, share ideas, knowledge and grow as artists and human beings.
So if you are free on the third Thursday of the month come and sample it for yourself. You can drive and park on any of the single yellow lines outside of the club after 6pm. There is a regular bus service from Exeter that stops opposite Buccaneers Bar and the return bus stop is right outside. Last bus back to Exeter is 11.55pm. If you live in Crediton it's a night out you can walk to.
NEXT DATE - Thursday 19 December - A free mid winter special
7:30pm young jammers session
8:15pm set from MJHB
9:45pm older jammers session
More Moon Jazz Dates at Buccaneers East Street
Crediton EX17 3AZ unless stated otherwise
MOON JAZZ DATES 2020
January 16th – Mamma Tokus & The King Tut Trio – back by popular demand
February 20th - MJHB
March 19th – Hat Trio (Roz Harding, Marcus V, Ric Byer, Tom Unwin.
Inventive playing straight out of a hat.
April 16th - MJHB
May 21st - MJHB
June 18th - MJHB
July 16th - MJHB
September 17th - MJHB
October 15th – KAMDARA
Rik Christiansen / Keys (writer/producer) - Jazz Thorn /Lead Vocal (lyric writer) -
Chi Bennett/ BV - Richard Thorn / Guitarist - Mateusz Holc /
Bass - Rupert Waldron / Drums - Richie Dickson / percussion –
Original Nu Soul, Hip Hop and Jazz
November 19th - MJHB
December 17th - MJHB