JAZZ GIGS & EVENTS
Azhaar Saffar & Global Wave / Debs Hancock Duo at Black Mountain Jazz, Melville Centre, Abergavenny.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
From the Black MountainJazz website;
TIME / DATE
Sunday 23rd April 2017
Melville Theatre: Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD
£8 Friends of BMJ
Students £3 on the door
Versatile singer and jazz violinist, Azhaar made her reputation fronting and co-writing for the popular Brazilian jazz group Sirius B. Their album on Freestyle Records was voted no 1 of that year on Jazz FM and in the Japanese Brazilian charts
She has performed international festival s such as Montreux , Mai Jazz, Brecon and Glastonbury.
After her absence travelling and touring South America, she returns with her new project Global Wave, described as new world jazz. Based on her original compositions, inspired by her travels, the music follows on from Sirius B and embraces Latin, Brazilian , African, Arabic and Funk.
The programme also includes the Debs Hancock duo, with an advance performance of her forthcoming Ella at 100 gig.
A Short Celebration of Ella Fitzgerald
Regular vocalist at BMJ Debs Hancock provides a short set that includes some of the highlights of her touring show that celebrates Ella’s 100th birthday.
She is accompanied by pianist Guy Shotton, who played at our March gig with vocalist Sarah Meek and with his own Trio.
Bar opens – 7.30pm
Debs Hancock – A Short Celebration of Ella Fitzgerald – 8pm
Interval with Matha on piano in the bar – 8.30pm
Azhaar Saffar & Global Wave – 9pm
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
It's good to see a “cutting edge” festival returning to Birmingham again, especially one that is so supportive of young, up and coming musicians.
Guest contributor Trevor Bannister on a "a fascinating day spent at a church near Shepperton, where producer Andy Cleyndert was recording Scott Willcox's ten-piece big band for his Trio label".