Gareth Roberts Quartet
Quartet led by Cardiff based trombonist Gareth Roberts and featuring Dave Jones (piano), Ashley John Long (double bass) and Greg Evans (drums).
"A superb evening of music from four local heroes who genuinely deserve to be more widely known. These musicians brought a real freshness and vitality to Ellington's music. "
"Ian Mann enjoys a performance from this excellent quartet, with the repertoire equally divided between the music of Duke Ellington and trombonist Roberts' own compositions."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann on performances by Vula Viel, Yazz Ahmed, David Sanborn, Hanna Paulsberg, Madeleine Peyroux and two exceptional 'Trios With A Twist', one from Cuba, the other from France.
Ian Mann on performances by Paris / Birmingham Jazz Exchange, Alfa Mist, John Surman's Brass Project, Dan Weiss & Starebaby, Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya, Vels Trio, Joshua Redman and Michael Formanek.