Concerts

New Orleans Hot Potatoes – 22nd September

The ‘Potatoes’ bring a wealth of jazz experience to their lively, characterful version of Traditional New Orleans Revival Jazz.

Some of the most resolute of South Wales’s jazz professionals, they are:-

John Scantlebury (Sax & Clarinet),

Paul Munnery (Trombone),

Sarah Thatcher (Guitar & Banjo) and

Mike Kennedy (Double Bass).

We just adore the honest, slightly grungey, so atmospheric tunes this band manufactures out of almost nowhere. Not to be missed if you like ‘trad jazz with style’.

This concert is our contribution to this year’s Tenby Arts Festival.

 

Afternoon in Paris – 21st July

Fronted by an unusual combination of clarinet, bass clarinet and vocals in several European languages, the unique, eclectic and widely appealing sound of Afternoon in Paris is delivered with a heartfelt, irresistible joie de vivre that will transport you through the jazz clubs of 1930s Paris to the grand cafés of Europe and South America.

The band:-

Susanna Warren on clarinets and vocals,

Jeremy Young on lead guitar,

Andy King on rhythm guitar,

Andy ‘Wal’ Coughlan on double bass.

A trans-European & beyond delight is coming your way, so join us as we experience another thrilling journey.

Moonshine Boulevard – 23rd June

Tudor Thomas and his friends will be playing brass, strings and enough numbers to tire out your tapping toes. In a good way, of course.

The band features: Ron King (trumpet), Tudor (trombone), Jeff Matthews (sax), Peter Berry (bass), Keith Hall (guitar)

Dixieland, Swing or Trad to some, Good Time Jazz to others, good ol’ jazz to all: come enjoy!

The Dave Cottle / Gary Phillips Trio – 19th May

What can one say about this trio from Swansea heaven?

Dave is the keyboard wizard behind Swansea Jazzland and the Dave Cottle Trio, playing for two decades plus.

Gary is the guitar genius behind not only the Gary Phillips Trio but also The Amigos, gypsy jazz champions of West Wales.

Paul Smith has, quite simply, been playing drums for ever.

A jazz pedigree unsurpassed is coming this way, so catch it!

BUNKER – 28th April

Bunker is a collective of musicians, inspired not only by jazz from past decades but also current and future sounds:-

Chris Stuart – percussion
Jose Miguel Ruiz – gil /piano/ keys
Matt Thomas – bass
Chris James – guitar
Joe Northwood – saxophone
Simon Stuart – drums

Bunker shares its name with the famous Brooklyn recording studio which has been the birthplace of a new scene with elements of jazz fused with electronic music.

Inspired by the vast lineage of jazz, Bunker will be performing music which covers its whole timeline.

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 ……