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Sunday Lunchtime Jazz – DPQ – 16th June 2019

Doors open 12pm. Band on from 12.15- 1.15. Tickets £5 online or door. 

(booking online is the only guarantee of entry as these concerts are proving very popular!)

A number of different jazz lineups will cover the third Sunday of each month to bring you your regular helping of lunchtime jazz whilst the Big Band takes it’s summer break.

Sunday Lunchtime Jazz brings the Dan Pogorzelski Quartet this month which contains many musicians who play here regularly with the Big Band.

The DPQ (Daniel Pogorzelski Quartet) play straight ahead acoustic jazz influenced by 50s/60s/Blue Note Era and have twice supported Pete Long and his Goodmen (Ronnie Scott’s Big Band) – 2014 Benny Goodman & Glenn Miller – 1939 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert.

 ​Daniel Pogorzelski – Tenor and soprano saxophone player. Daytime – professional woodwind instrument technician, after hours, jazz maniac as his friends called him. In truth, he can honestly admit to fall in love with jazz many years ago. In the past (back in Poland) being involved with some fusion jazz projects and avanguard experiments. Nowadays plays with big bands, New Orleans influenced street music with LittleBigHorns, and enjoying a very exciting project with his DPQ quartet. ​

Richard Llewelyn –  Brought up in a jazz mad household he has been playing guitar since he was 7. He has worked in education, played with Arcadia Jazz Band for 18 years and has been fortunate to work alongside artists such as Kathy Stobart, Tony Roberts, John Critchenson, Rosemary Squires, Pete Strange, Chris Gradwell and Henry Lowther and played in support bands for the likes of Humphrey Lyttleton, George Melly and Kenny Ball. He has regularly ‘woodsheded’ with Tony Roberts since 2008 developing musical ideas and techniques and regularly deputises for other bands. He currently regularly plays with DPQ, Tony Roberts, Rachael Roberts & the Gatsby Gang and Duncan Anselm’s Blue Note project. ​

Will Helton – Raised in a swing and big band-loving household, Will started playing guitar at the age of 8, but switched to the double bass in his teens. Since that time he has been fortunate to play with a number of outstanding and interesting musicians across a range of styles in the U.S., Germany and the UK including Tony Oreshko, Larry Garner, Clarence Spady, Michael van Merwyk and Graeme Fifield-Hall. When not playing his bass, Will somehow finds time to pursue his day job in German & Dutch to English translations and digital marketing.​



Ian Evans is a Professional drummer and percussionist from the South West. Starting his playing career at the tender age of 3, he has spent many years honing his musical skills with various outfits including his own ensemble, Apollo Jazz, at Bath Spa University and during a stint with NYJO. He prides himself on being versatile and always using his ear. He loves playing most styles of music but jazz, latin and funk are his favourites. Ian is proud to be a Roland Teacher Ambassador and JHS KeyPlayer.”​



Come and enjoy a morning jazz session before your Sunday lunch!  The cafe is open for the duration for hot and cold drinks.

  • Sunday Lunchtime JazzJune 16, 201912:15 pm - 1:15 pm


Venue Phone: 01823 337477

Venue Website:

Memorial Hall, Paul Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3PF, United Kingdom

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