Folk/jazz crossover group from Bristol co-led by Pippa Marland (vocals, alto & soprano sax, Irish whistles) and Rob King (guitar, bodhran). A fluctuating line up has recorded four albums to date. The four piece version of the group seen by Ian at Black Mountain Jazz, Abergavenny in January 2016 featured Marland and King plus Paul bradley (guitar, vocals) and Gina Griffin (violin, vocals).
"Ian Mann watches the Bristol based folk/jazz crossover group Carmina get the new era at Black Mountain Jazz off to a great start. "
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann is educated and entertained by the first date of a tour celebrating the life and music of trumpeter Dizzy Reece performed by pianist Trevor Watkis and a stellar international quintet.
Ian Mann enjoys the final day of the Festival and performances by Flying Machines, the Monty Alexander Trio and Bill Laurance and the WDR Big Band conducted by Bob Mintzer.