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HAVE FUN AND RELAX ON A JAZZ HOLIDAY!

I'm happy to take my jazz anywhere, and over the years I've become quite involved with some jazz holidays.   If you've not been on a jazz holiday and you'd like to know more, or if you have and just want to consider the choices, etc, please read on, phone me or send me an email.   There's a good mix.   Some are weekend breaks, others are midweek and some are for a whole week - and there's some in the UK and others at interesting locations a little further afield.   Take friends, meet friends, make friends.   You're in good company with us!

  THREE GREAT JAZZ WEEKENDS WITH THE JOHN SHILLITO BAND!

 

No 1.   OUR ANNUAL SUMMER JAZZ HOUSE - PARTY

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY JULY 6th, 7th & 8th 2018

YARN MARKET HOTEL, DUNSTER, near MINEHEAD, SOMERSET

This weekend is like a great 3-day annual summer house party.   We've been associated with this event, originally set up by the late George Giles, for about 10 years now.   The Yarn Market is a small, family run, hotel in the scenic, historic village of Dunster.   It's comfortable, the food is great and the staff are friendly and attentive.   Situated just on the edge of Exmoor, and near to the Somerset coast, there's plenty to see and do during the day, and after dinner every evening, the JOHN SHILLITO BAND plays a different, varied, programme of excellent, entertaining jazz that generates plenty of swing and lots of smiles.   Guests' requests are a priority and there's a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.   Many of our guests return, year after year, so that's a good indicator of what to expect.    Guests arrive on Friday afternoon and depart after breakfast on Monday morning - but you can arrange to stay longer, many sometimes do.   (The music is only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, though!)

For the current booking details and prices, please phone 01643 821425.  

Or email: hotel@yarnmarkethotel.co.uk.

YARN MARKET HOTEL, 25 - 33, HIGH STREET, DUNSTER, SOMERSET, TA24 6SF.

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No 2.   OUR SEPTEMBER JAZZ FESTIVAL ON THE SOMERSET COAST

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21st, 22nd & 23rd 2018

St AUDRIES BAY HOLIDAY CLUB, WEST QUANTOXHEAD, SOMERSET

In 2017 we enjoyed a great sell-out 3 day jazz event at this scenic Somerset coastal holiday resort.   Thanks to all the musicians and to everyone present for making it such an amazing success!   Encouraged by the great accommodation, food and facilities and the fine music, many guests have already booked their places for 2018!   There's music from 3.00 pm Friday afternoon through to 11.00 pm Sunday evening.   Dinner - Friday, Saturday and Sunday.   Breakfast - Saturday, Sunday and Monday.   The superb programme for 2018 includes:

  • CLIVE WILSON (trumpet) from NEW ORLEANS

  • TREVOR RICHARDS (drums) from NEW ORLEANS via FRANKFURT

  • SIMON BANKS (piano)

  • SPATS LANGHAM'S HOT FINGERS

  • THE SUNSET CAFE STOMPERS with HAMISH MAXWELL

  • DAVE MOORWOOD'S BIG BEAR STOMPERS

  • JB JAZZ & BLUES BAND

  • THE JOHN SHILLITO BAND

Listen or dance to show-stopping jazz in different styles from Friday afternoon till Sunday night.

Splendid chalet or caravan accommodation right on the edge of the beautiful Somerset coastline.

Indoor pool & sauna, indoor & outdoor games, full bar facilities, great food and amenities.

Arrive Friday afternoon; depart Monday after breakfast.

Make your reservation soon to avoid disappointment.

St Audries Bay Holiday Club, West Quantoxhead, Somerset, TA4 4DY.   01984 632515

email info@staudriesbay.co.uk  

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No 3. OUR OLD YEAR / NEW YEAR JAZZ HOUSE - PARTY

STOMP OUT THE OLD YEAR & SWING IN THE NEW!

DECEMBER 30th & 31st 2018 & JANUARY 1st 2019

YARN MARKET HOTEL, DUNSTER, near MINEHEAD, SOMERSET

This weekend developed out of our annual summer house party, when a group of guests thought it would be a great idea to do something similar at the turn of the year.   So many so-called "New Year Balls" turn out to be damp squibs with folks looking at their watches and yawning by 10.30 pm!   NOT THIS ONE!   IT'S A RELAXING THREE-DAY FUN HOLIDAY - NOT JUST A NEW YEAR'S EVE RITUAL!   See the Old Year out and the New

30th) and depart after breakfast on Wednesday morning (January 2nd) - but you can arrange to arrive earlier, stay longer, and depart later if you wish.   And many sometimes do.   (The music is only on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday, though!)

 For the current booking details and prices, please phone 01643 821425.  

Or email: hotel@yarnmarkethotel.co.uk.

The address is YARN MARKET HOTEL, 25 - 33, HIGH STREET, DUNSTER, SOMERSET, TA24 6SF.

SAGA JAZZ HOLIDAYS HOSTED BY JOHN SHILLITO

2018 will be my final year hosting Jazz Holidays for SAGA.   I've been hosting for over 12 years now, and I've enjoyed every holiday that I've been involved with.   I've met some wonderful people and we've shared some excellent music and hospitality in outstanding locations.   My sincere thanks to all guests, musicians, hotel staff, ship's crews, the SAGA team at Folkestone and, especially, to John Long, who introduced me to it all.   They are great holidays.   I hope I can interest you in joining us somewhere this year.   N.B. I'm not giving up trumpet-playing or band-leading - just conserving some energy so that I can do them better and longer!

************************************************************************* SAGA JAZZ ON THE RHINE, GERMANY JULY 29th 2018

7 nights river cruise Aboard “REX RHENI” – sails from Cologne

THE SAVANNAH JAZZ BAND

Your Jazz Host John Shillito

SAGA Holiday Code AN154 Freephone 0800 015 6880

    ********************************************************************************** SAGA JAZZ AT THE QUEENS HOTEL, BOURNEMOUTH OCTOBER 12th 2018

4 nights half board

THE JOHN SHILLITO BAND

THE SUNSET CAFÉ STOMPERS

JOHN MADDOCKS’ JAZZMEN

DAVE MOORWOOD’S BIG BEAR STOMPERS

Your Jazz Host John Shillito.

SAGA Holiday Code AN398 Freephone 0800 414 444

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SAGA JAZZ IN CROATIA at the Meteor Hotel, Makarska Riviera

OCTOBER 27th 2018 for 7 nights all-inclusive

THE JOHN SHILLITO BAND featuring New Orleans drummer TREVOR RICHARDS, plus John Wurr, Bobby Fox, Jim Douglas and Pete Furnish  

Your Jazz Host John Shillito

SAGA Holiday Code AN435 Freephone 0800 056 6078    **********************************************************************************SAGA

CHRISTMAS JAZZ HOLIDAY DECEMBER 23rd, 24th, 25th & 26th 2018

Full board at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Bromsgrove, Worcs.

Located in the centre of England for convenient access.

Jazz Host John Shillito welcomes back the team who helped to make last year’s Christmas Jazz such a success:

NEW ORLEANS HEAT

THE SAVANNAH JAZZ BAND

RICHARD LEACH’S SEVEN STARS OF JAZZ

SIMON BANKS

Full Christmas fare, presents, prizes and all the trimmings.

SAGA Holiday Code XX899 Freephone 0800 414 444

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For John Shillito Band information

email enquiries@johnshillito.co.uk 

or phone 01364 653736 or  07977577321