Concerts

The Two Toms Band – 24th March

The Two Toms Quartet are a young Welsh band playing Bebop, Hard-Bop and classics from the golden era of jazz.

The band comprises:-
Tom Duggan – Sax
Thomas Langshaw – piano
Ewan Haines-Davies – bass
Rhys Roberts – drums

We discovered them at last year’s Swansea Jazz Festival and just had to book them on the spot. We hope you’ll see why ….

The Tommy Harris / Dick Hamer Quintet – 17th February

A very special band to start us off at our new home, this quintet is playing for us for the first time.

Led by two legends of the Welsh jazz scene, this exciting quintet performs a wide ranging selection of material drawn from the 1950s up to the present day. They emphasize swing in all its forms, from relaxed up to break neck speed, all played with effortless style. Ballads flow and latin tunes groove with unison horn lines.

You can expect Miles Davis, Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, Dexter Gordon and more ……

The Graham Watkins Jazz Trio – 16th December

Think shades of Shearing punctuated with Peterson, a little laid back Loussier with a dash of Nat Cole all brought up to date and you have the music of this hard working band.

The Trio are:-

Graham Watkins, keyboards,

Jack Williams, bass guitar and

George (Sonny) Wilson, drums.

They’re going to perform their unique take on Christmas tunes. So, come all ye faithfull, come along and join us ……. for a special xmas celebration. And please bring your voices.

Keith Little Trio – 21st October

Based in Cardiff, The Keith Little Trio has travelled far and wide playing concerts at home and abroad.

Inspired by the Swing Music of Benny Goodman, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong and the like, the varied repertoire of this lively Band also includes Jump ‘n’ Jive numbers after the styles of Louis Prima.

Keith put together this group of experienced professionals creating a sound that extends beyond the traditional and offering a wide range of jazz and swing that is just sheer enjoyment.

Led by Keith on piano, the Band features Gethin Liddington on trumpet and Donnie Joe Sweeney on bass and vocals.

Kitty’s Trio – 23rd September

Our first of the autumn season is on Sunday 23rd September and features Kitty’s Trio.

Kitty (Beverley Gough) performed for us last year with her trio. They play a mix of tailored swing and jazz – including classic jazz standards and original compositions. From Ella Fitzgerald to Nina Simone, their repertoire is wide and engaging, yet always with a trick or two up their sleeves.

A great way to start a new season, this is also our contribution to Tenby Arts Festival.

Hot Club Gallois – 22nd July

Hot Club Gallois are a dynamic 4-piece gypsy-jazz band based in South Wales playing the hottest picks of the Swing Era. Their irresistible mix of fiery violin, lyrical vocals, virtuosic guitar and stomping bass has thrilled audiences around the British Isles and is guaranteed to get you sizzling!

Their set contains Django Reinhardt classics (such as Minor Swing, Nuages, I’ll See You In My Dreams), swing-flavoured jazz standards (Night & Day, Puttin’ On The Ritz, Oh, Lady Be Good!) and some Hot Club Gallois originals. From gypsy to jitterbug, ballads to bossa and bolero, Hot Club Gallois will transport you and your guests to the swirling dance halls and gypsy camps of Paris in the 1930s and 40s.