Tavistock Gets in the Groove with JTQ

The Wharf, Tavistock, was host to the James Taylor Quartet on Friday 24th March, to raise funds for, and increase awareness of, the Tamar Community Trust.

Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Robert Plumb, tells us how the evening went.


Fans of Hammond organ supremo James Taylor got a rare treat on Friday night, when for one night only the Tavistock Wharf hopped and bopped to the sound of “Starsky and Hutch” and other jazz funk classics.

The benefit concert was organised by the Tamar Community Trust and due to James Cole’s (a TCT Trustee) connections the trust was able to secure this jazz legend on “mates rates” for the night.

Joanna CookeJTQ were ably supported by local girl Joanna Cooke whose original and melodic tunes got things going on a night to remember.



Crazy scenes followed JTQ’s first set as James (“the fox” Cole) mounted the stage and tried to award his son (Pan for the evening) the fancy dress first prize, but after howls of protest from the audience Funky Bunny, Owl and The Stag swept to victory.

Robert PlumbThe Wharf was dressed in Woodland style as Robert Plumb grabbed his 5 minutes of fame, to encourage those present to join the Valley Volunteers and outlined what the trust was all about.

Then it was into the groove as revellers danced the night away.

A great time was had by one and all.