<h1>M and J Promotions Jazz Weekends</h1> Jeremy Huggett saxophone and the Redcliffe Hotel, Paignton, Devon

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Jazz Break April 2018
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Redcliffe Hotel Jazz Weekend September 2017
12th Anniversary Jazz Weekend. This 3 night weekend with half board from Fri 15th to Mon 18th September features 5 top bands: Gary Wood's Ministry of Swing, Jeremy's Request Show, Graeme Hewitt's High Society Jazz Band, The Dorine de Wit Jazz Band, Jeremy Huggett's Dart Valley Stompers
Price of package: £230 per person
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY about the September 2017 Weekend at the Redcliffe

Dear Maria and Jeremy, Very many thanks for all you do to make the jazz weekends such a success! With best wishes - Julie and Jim Ashcroft

Good morning Maria,
May we start by thanking both you and Jeremy for yet another lovely weekend of Jazz. This was the best ever Jazz. Nearly killed us, just could not keep off the floor! - John and Marlene Lytle

Excellent service, especially Josh and Charlie in the bar! Great hosts - Name withheld

The whole operation by the hotel is excellent – staff very efficient and helpful. Dart Valley Stompers they play the music we love - Name withheld

We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit here so thank you very much – Good value for money, good music, great venue and excellent organisation - Dave and Sue Sinclair

Dart Valley Stompers – top musicians and great energy and fun. Lovely place, good music and good value - Julie & Jim Ashcroft

Good music, good hotel and surroundings. This was my first visit following recommendation from Geoff and Margaret Cartlidge – I shall return 500 mile round trip from Kent worth every one! - Graham Newton

Excellent service, venue, hospitality, and good jazz - Name withheld

Well organised, good food and company – A Jump

Excellent value, venue and bands – Hotel was excellent. Very good organisation re time for eating, so no time wasted. Food was hot and fresh – good to pre book drinks – David and Barbara Webber

Excellent managership – David and Cynthia Cryer

Thanks again Maria and Jeremy for all your hard work, making sure we all sit where and with whom we request. It must be a nightmare sorting us all out! All your work makes it so enjoyable for everyone. The hotel staff are brilliant too, nothing is too much trouble and they’re all polite and cheerful. Thanks for everything and long may Redcliffe Jazz breaks continue. - Jan & Vic Newing

Just keep up the variety for us from the Midlands – Southern based bands are an attraction. - G J Houldsworth

Everything is perfectly organised and hotel great. You always give us a wonder Jazz Experience Thank you – Ann and Malcom Clark

Great venue music and organisation – Geoff and Margaret Cartlidge

A wonderful weekend – thanks to you. Would like to come to other weekends but can only come in September. Don’t see how anyone can complain but you always get them – Look forward to September 2018. See you somewhere in the meantime – keep the Dart Valley Stompers going one of my most favourite bands always has been. - Christine Newton.

You saved the best till the end – Dart Valley Stompers, so pleased to see Tony Mann back. – Name withheld.

As a visitor I found everyone so friendly – I hope I’m able to come again – Name withheld

Good Entertainment Good Hotel good value excellent food. We always enjoy ourselves a the Redcliffe, and appreciate the enormous amount of work involved in organising these events. All the best to you both, Many thanks - John and Alison Meridith


Redcliffe Hotel Jazz Weekend April 2017
April Spring Jazz Break. 3 nights mid week with half board from Mon 24 to Thu 27 April featuring 5 top bands: Mike Denham's Sunset Cafe Stompers, Jeremy's Request Show with Pamela's All Stars, Arthur Brown's Jazz Buddies, Malc Hurrell's Jazz Conscripts, Jez Huggett's Jump Jive 'n' Swing.
Price of package: £215 per person
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY about April 2017 Weekend at the Redcliffe

A great perfect time again for us - Gloria and Tony Rich

Always so well organised and relaxing - thanks to you both for all your hard work - Jan & Vic Newing

Just loved the weekend - thank you both had a wonderful time - Gloria Moss

Good Fun - Good Value Mr & Mrs P Osborn

Good entertainment, happy friendly atmosphere and good food - Name withheld

Many thanks for another splendid jazz break - Norma Woodcock

Very enjoyable break - Name withheld

Dear Maria, firstly I would like to thank you for all your hard work to ensure that the event went smoothly, and to Jeremy for the excellent music over the last few days. We have enjoyed it so much, we would like to book for your event next April - Name withheld

Dear Maria, We are now home from Paignton and would like to thank you and Jeremy for another thoroughly enjoyable three days of Jazz and fun - Ken & Shirley Madgwick

Redcliffe Hotel Jazz Weekend January 2017
Winter Special Jazz Weekend. A 3 night weekend with half board from Fri 27th to Mon 30th January featuring 5 top bands: Savannah Jazz Band, Jeremy’s Saturday Afternoon Request Show, Jeremy Huggett and Matt Palmer's Reeds a Plenty, Gethin Liddington's Goodkatz and Jeremy Huggett's New Orleans Explosion.
Price of package: £195 per person
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January 2017 Brilliant Prize Winning Brolly!

Winning Brolly

WHAT PEOPLE SAY about January 2017 Weekend at the Redcliffe

Mardi Gras (New Orleans Explosion) was a lot of fun! it would be lovely in the summer outside A Wonderful weekend, thank you - Jim & Julie Ashcroft

New Orleans Explosion BRILL! - Name and address withheld

Everything about the weekend was good - the hotel staff are so helpful particularly with the wheelchair. The Jazz is always good with a variety of bands - Gillian Crawshaw

Thank you both for all the work you put into make the weekend such a success - Jan & Vic Newing

Thank you Maria for all your hard work and organisation. Job well done as always - Jeannie Manning

Many thanks for all your hard work in organising such another enjoyable break. The popularity shown by such numbers wanting to attend proves your success - Norma Woodcock

I have had another great weekend. Thank you both for all your efforts - Gloria Moss

Hotel, food and music excellent – no changes please - Trevor Andrews

Well organised, particularly friendly and very pleasant weekend - Phyl Barratt

Really really enjoyed weekend - one of the best re bands. What a fun evening with New Orleans Explosion - A must repeat event in 2019? - Trevor Andrews


Redcliffe Hotel Jazz Weekend September 2016
11th Anniversary Jazz Weekend. This 3 night weekend with half board from Fri 16th to Mon 19th September featuring 5 top bands: John Maddocks' Jazzmen, Jeremy’s Saturday Afternoon Request Show, Chris Pearce's Frenchman Street Jazz Band, The Black Cat Jazz Band and The Dart Valley Stompers.
Price of package: £225 per person
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY about September 2016 Weekend at the Redcliffe

Excellent rooms, excellent jazz and excellent food. Brilliant service from the hotel - Daphne & Derek Hazell

Friendly relaxed atmosphere, well organised, excellent jazz in a perfect hotel and location. Thanks for another great weekend. We enjoyed all of the bands, another good variety of styles - Jan & Vic Newing

The event is well organised, hotel comfortable. I have been 3 times before. The Dart Valley Stompers were the most enjoyable because they engaged in a more entertaining way with the audience. The other two bands were entertaining and the music for all three was excellent - Name withheld

Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, Jazz, Food, booze… Weather was kind as well. Many thanks for all your hard work Maria & Jeremy - John & Alison Meredith

Thoroughly enjoyed the jazz break again! Always happy to see bands new to us - Geoff & Margaret Cartlidge

Excellent value for money but not cutting down on quality. Just keep up the good work - Angie & Cyril Giles

Love the hotel and music. Very well organised. I think you cover a wide selection of jazz music – well done - Mrs D Oaten & Mrs M Mitchell

Hotel, food and music excellent – no changes please - Trevor Andrews

Well organised, particularly friendly and very pleasant weekend - Phyl Barratt

Very well organised and very good value. A thoroughly enjoyable weekend and meeting some very nice people - Ann Clark

Lovely weekend as always - Ed & Joan Clipsham

Thank you both for just the most fantastic weekend. Best yet for me. Bands not a fag paper between them! - Gloria Moss

Great weekend - Name withheld

Many thanks for a wonderful weekend and top class bands – can’t wait until September 2017 to come back unable to make January and April – would if I could – keep up the good work - Christine Newton


Redcliffe Hotel Jazz Weekend April 2016
April Mid Week Jazz Break. 3 nights mid week with half board from Mon 25 to Thu 28 April featuring 5 top bands: Tad Newton’s Jazz Friends, Dave Moorwood’s Rascals of Rhythm, Kevin Grenfell’s Jazz Giants, Roger Wells’ Dixie Hotshots, Jeremy Huggett’s Band of Gold.
Price of package: £210 per person
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY about April 2016 Weekend at the Redcliffe

Just to say a very big thank you to you both for the fantastic time you gave us. It is very hard work for you both in many ways. We had a great variety of music and enjoyed every bit of it and thank you both once again. Ivor and Jan Porter.

We would like to thank you both for a fantastic weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed the hotel and company as usual. Many thanks, hope to see you at Salisbury. Geoff and Margaret Cartlidge.

We are Trad jazz lovers. We are certainly receptive to "other" forms of jazz EG: Mainstream. However, rock and roll is a step too far! Jean and Neville Lisboa.

Many thanks, another great break. Norma and Gerry Woodcock.

The balance always seems just right with something for everyone - the dancers and the listeners. Keep up the variety and I'm sure people will continue to be happy. Like to hear female vocalists on a jazz break during one session. Sue Southard.

Great midweek break. Much appreciated dining and ballroom seating arrangements. Selection for afternoon bands great. Band of Gold superb musicians but perhaps not ideal for final session? Trevor Andrews.

Had a fantastic time. No more to say 10/10 - Gloria Moss.

What a lot of jazz in a 3 day break. We loved the sound of the band with the "request" session and lots of same comments from other guests. All the bands were different and we enjoyed them all Tony and Gloria Rich.

Dear Maria, Having just sent off the booking form for next year's 'Jazz by the Sea' I realized I hadn't included a note to thank you and Jeremy for a truly enjoyable break last week. Great Jazz at at fine Hotel! Kind regards, Peter and Val Osborn.

Hi Maria, Forwarded the deposit for above weekend, and look forward to a return visit at the Redcliffe. We thoroughly enjoyed the mid week break both the varied music of the bands and the company in the restaurant. Look forward to a repeat. Regards, Anne.


Redcliffe Hotel Jazz Weekend January 2016
Winter Special Jazz Weekend. A 3 night weekend with half board from Fri 29th January to Mon 1st February featuring 5 top bands: Jeremy Huggett & Gethin Liddington - The Chosen 5; Catherine Sykes Quartet; Baby Jools & The Jazzaholics; The Great Western Jazz Company; Jeremy Huggett’s Harlem 5.
Price of package: £190 per person
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY about January 2016 Weekend at the Redcliffe

Brilliant Weekend. All bands very enjoyable - We have a great time whenever we come - John & Wendy A'Court

Thank you once again Maria & Jeremy for all your hard work in organising these weekends which we always enjoy - Ivor and Jan Porter

Another great weekend of Jazz - Gillian Crawshaw

Fantastic weekend again - Thanks so much - Maggie & Eddie Cornforth

All bands booked on these weekends offer varied and great sounds. Booked by people who know what they are talking about. Jean Manning

You can be sure of a great weekend - The food at this hotel is excellent, the staff second to none. Have been twice and am going to book again - Diana Mulhall

Thanks for continuing a good cross section of jazz - our preference is for New Orleans/Trad but don't dislike any others - Bob and Mary Buck

Many thanks Maria & Jeremy for a super weekend - Norma and Gerry Woodcock

All round very enjoyable - Name withheld

Thanks for another really enjoyable weekend - Geoff & Margaret Cartlidge

In our opinion this weekend selection of bands has been the best so far. Good variety of music styles - Name withheld

Always excellent in everyway - Thanks Maria & Jeremy for all your hard work organising another wonderful weekend - Jan & Vic Newing

Some jazz for everyone's taste - Excellent value - Name withheld

Brilliant value, good food, rooms, entertainment and Organisation - Maggie Hopkins

Redcliffe Hotel Jazz Weekend September 2015
This 3 night weekend with half board from Fri 18th to Mon 21st September featuring 5 top bands: Cass Casswell's New Orleans Update, Mike Denham's Hot 4, The Pete Allen Jazz Band, The Kings Duo and The Dart Valley Stompers.
Price of package: £220 per person
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY about September 2015 Weekend at the Redcliffe

Many thanks for a great weekend! - Ernie

A big thank you to you and Jeremy for a great weekend of Jazz in an ideal venue. Your organisation and efforts to please us all are much appreciated. - Trevor Andrews

Hello Maria, Thank you for a lovely weekend, you certainly know how to make people happy, your organising is excellent, as we know that organising such events is far from easy, congratulations on a job well done. We spoke to several people after the event and like us they thought that the last night with the 'Dart Valley Stompers' was the highlight of the weekend, as one lady said "They were on fire." Kind regards to both you and Jeremy. - Joan & Lyndon Curnuck

Just another thank you for this last jazz weekend. My wife and I enjoyed ourselves very much: wonderful hotel, good food, brilliant organisation and not to be forgotten music. We hope we can see you again in the not too distant future. Keep up the good work. Fondest regards - Terry and Shirley Cocklin

Restaurant meals faultless in every way and service so good, no waiting for anything and staff so helpful and friendly. Another perfect jazz weekend! Great bands, sun and sea and so well organised by Maria & Jeremy. - Tony and Gloria Rich

Your organisation is extremely good. We love the seating arrangements in the ballroom so there is no pressure or doing without dessert to grab seats. Your way is much more relaxing, You are always around if there are any queries - great - I can't think of any improvements I could suggest. - Phyl Barrett

Many thanks for yet another most enjoyable weekend - Norma and Gerry Woodcock

Thanks Maria & Jeremy for all your hard work to give us another fantastic jazz weekend. Please don't change anything its already perfect! - Jan & Vic Newing

Thanks you so much Maria & Jeremy for all your hard work to always make an enjoyable time for us all. Even to go as far as getting duck on the menu! - Ivor and Jan Porter

Thank you again for a wonderful weekend and all the effort you put into it - Joan and Lewis Semple


Redcliffe Hotel Jazz Weekend January 2015
Winter Special Jazz Weekend. This 3 night weekend with half board from Fri 30th January to Mon 2nd February featuring 5 top bands: JB’s Jazz & Blues Band, Simon Banks & Jeremy Huggett, The Bateman Brothers, Jim Newton’s Fifty Shades of Jazz, Jeremy Huggett & Matt Palmer’s Reeds a Plenty.
Price of package: £185 per person
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY about January 2015 Weekend at the Redcliffe
Perfectly happy with the hotel and staff. Great Hosts. We think your service is A1 - Mike & Brenda Bush January 2015

Good Service, Good accommodation and value for money, excellent organisation - Norma & Gerry Woodcock

Very happy with the hotel and service, Good Value, Good Jazz. We'll be back. We enjoyed Jeremy's flute playing very much. can we have more of this? - Name and address withheld

A very enjoyable and interesting weekend. Restaurant food extremely good. All staff very helpful. Would like to say that we would enjoy to listed to Reeds A Plenty¯ CD and hope they will produce one. In view of your personal circumstances my wife and I would like to congratulate you n your organising and the time and trouble you have taken with this event. - David and Janet Bettison

Great Jazz, Great Hotel, Lovely people & Atmosphere We really enjoyed the request hour. Thanks for another brilliant weekend Maria & Jeremy. Special thanks to Jeremy for his beautiful flute playing of our request Stardust¯ it was well worth waiting for. It's the first request we've ever had played. Wow! Not one but two requests thanks for a fantastic Symphony Sid. - Jan & Vic Newing

A well organised and happy weekend Name and Address withheld

Excellent music, excellent hotel and reasonably priced. - Name and address withheld

Great organised weekends with quality music - Geoff & Margaret Cartlidge

Excellent hotel, good food very well run happy hotel, great it suits us fine. Your choice of bands has always been good. keep it up. - Bob Buck

Excellent hotel. Thank you Maria & Jeremy for all your hard work making the weekends possible and so enjoyable see you in April. Ivor & Jan Porter

Very good value for money and good jazz. The whole weekend was a very fitting tribute to the memory of Pam Huggett. - Pat & Bev Pitman

An excellent weekend all round. We enjoyed all the sessions loved Maggie Reeday. Jeremy is amazing. Jeremy and Maria were wonderful hosts. - Pat Granados

I have had another fantastic weekend. a couple I recommended have come to this one and thoroughly enjoyed it. If it isn't broke don't fix it. thank you both without you it couldn't happen - Gloria Moss

Pre reserved seating prior to the music is a good idea. You both worked very hard for this weekend. - John & Roz Pring




Redcliffe Hotel Jazz Weekend September 2014
Winter Special Jazz Weekend. This 3 night weekend with half board from Fri 19th to Mon 22nd September featuring 5 top bands: The Rich Bennett Band, Becky Brine and her Trio, The Fryer/Huggett All Stars, Jeremy Huggett's Jazz Me Blue with Jim Fryer and The Dart Valley Stompers.
Price of package: £215 per person
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY about September 2014 Weekend at the Redcliffe
Just to say a perfect weekend. All made so relaxed and easy IE: restaurant, ballroom seating and so much entertainment (You even provided the sunshine) - Tony & Gloria

Thank you so much Maria & Jeremy for everything. Another fantastic weekend. Roll on January - Ivor & Jan

We’ve enjoyed the variety of excellent music and musicians. Jim Fryer was fabulous and we’d love to see him again! Rich Bennett’s band got the weekend off to a great start. All the musicians in the Fryer/Huggett All Stars were excellent. The request session and the brochure were great additions to the weekend. Thanks Maria & Jeremy for all your hard work - Jan & Vic Newing

Very enjoyable weekend all round - John & Lesley Taper, Plymouth

If I had transport I’d not give up. Had a wonderful time with all friends, bands and hotel in general. Feel rejuvenated – thank you - S Geale.

I always enjoy the variety of bands that you have performing at the weekends – this is very important as it caters for varied tastes. Also, I like the fact that although the weekends are twice yearly, each one provides fresh bands so we don’t have a chance to become bored. Its also nice to educate those who are learning about different jazz genres and if we wish, we can look out for those playing at other venues in the country. Excellent – keep up the good work and much appreciated - name withheld

10 overall – a superb weekend, a wonderful guest in Jim Fryer – organisation at its best your hard work came good in every respect. Many many thanks for your dedication to live jazz - Trevor Andrews

Lovely weekend - A & B Smith


Redcliffe Hotel Jazz Weekend January 2014
Winter Special Jazz Weekend. This 3 night weekend with half board from Fri 17th to Mon 20th January featuring 5 top bands: Steve Tucker's All Star Jazz Band, Roger Marks' Cornish Armada, John Shillito's Select 6, Bob Reynolds' New Society Jazz Band and Jeremy Huggett's Harlem 5.
Price of package: £180 per person
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY about January 2014 Weekend at the Redcliffe
Thanks again for all your hard work to ensure we have an enjoyable jazz weekend. We have enjoyed every minuite – Ivor and Jan

My what a fantastic weekend we had in Paignton and thank you very much for organising it. – John and Rosalyn Pring

Thank you so much for a marvellous weekend - Bet & Doreen

10/10 all the way guys – this was a memorable weekend and very well run. Food excellent and everyone bonded so well – Name withheld.

We had a lovely weekend thank you, enjoyed all the bands – super!

Thoroughly enjoyed the weekend – thank you so much – Maggie & Eddie

Redcliffe Hotel Jazz Weekend September 2013
Dart Valley Stompers 8th Anniversary Weekend. This 3 night weekend with half board runs from Fri 20th to Mon 23rd September featuring 5 top bands: Matt Palmer's Millenium Eagle Jazz Band, The Neil Burns Trio, Maddocks Huxley Reeds United, Jeremy Huggett's Band of Gold and The Dart Valley Stompers.
Price of package: £210 per person
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY about September 2013 Weekend at the Redcliffe

Dear Maria and Jeremy,
Just a line to thank you both for arranging such a great weekend. Everything ran like clockwork and you must both be very pleased at the success that it was. Excellent company and great music. Makes me want to get my baritone sax. out again, blow the dust off it and give it a blow! We shall look forward to January as I am sure will many other people and to seeing you both then.
Best wishes, Tony and Diana Golding

Hi, Maria,
We had a wonderful weekend with you, still trying to unwind! I’ve put this on youtube. There may be more. Best wishes, Julie and Derek Upsall
Click for video of Dart Valley Stompers at the Redcliffe

Hi Maria,
Just to say again, we had a brilliant time at the Redcliffe. You and Jeremy do a fantastic job organising these weekends and I know very well that this sort of task is, quite literally, enough to drive you right up the wall (and that is when things are going well!).
Tony & Pru McDonald

Thanks for a great weekend.
Sorry we did not see you yesterday Morning but we had to get home for an appointment. It was really a great weekend in every respect and you even managed to arrange the weather. Please tell Jeremy we really enjoyed the music. In fact the whole weekend was 100%. We look forward to seeing you at Wraysbury at Christmas.
Eileen and Michael Edwards.

Dear Maria & Jeremy,
Congratulations and thank you for another brilliant DVS Anniversary weekend. Best wishes, Jan & Vic Newing