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Black Mountain Jazz - events at Abergavenny Arts Festival, Sunday 30th June 2019.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019


From the Black Mountain Jazz website http://www.blackmountainjazz.co.uk


Sunday 30th June 2019
12noon
Melville Centre: Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny NP7 5UD
JAZZ FOR LITTLE’UNS WITH THE NAOMI RAE DUO
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BLACK MOUNTAIN JAZZ AT THE ABERGAVENNY ARTS FESTIVAL
TICKETS
£5.00
This will be the 3rd time we have included Jazz for Little’uns in our programmes and it has proved to be very popular and feedback suggests we should continue to run these sessions.
Jazz for Little’uns is for those aged 2 to 4 years (with some flexibility).  The session introduces the fun of jazz music for youngsters to enjoy, listen and join in.
Popular vocalist Naomi Rae will again run the session – having done so in the past with great success.  Her duo has proved very popular with little’uns and a similar fun session can be expected.
Jazz for Little’uns will be at the Melville Centre and light refreshments will be available.  The session will start at 12noon and last about one hour.
Little’uns must be accompanied by an adult throughout the session.
We have had to price tickets at £5.00 per little’un to cover costs.  They can be bought online from our online box office – please click here. https://thelittleboxoffice.com/blackmountainjazz
Alternatively, you can reserve tickets by calling 07958 612691 and buy them on the door.
Please either pay online or reserve tickets, as places will be limited.
This event is part of Black Mountain Jazz’s programme for the Abergavenny Arts Festival.


JAZZ IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP WITH DAVE JONES
BLACK MOUNTAIN JAZZ AT THE ABERGAVENNY ARTS FESTIVAL
DATE/TIME
Sunday 30th June 2019
2pm to 4pm
VENUE
Melville Centre: Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny NP7 5UD
WEBSITE
http://www.davejonesjazz.com
TICKETS
£20.00 from https://thelittleboxoffice.com/blackmountainjazz
Jazz pianist/composer/educator/author Dave Jones leads a 2-hour workshop on jazz improvisation for all instruments.
This particular session is aimed at those who are in the early to intermediate stages of learning to improvise in a jazz context, and there’ll be an opportunity to play alongside other learners in a small group situation, on a chosen jazz ‘standard’ or two.
Dave will explain various approaches to utilising particular scales or groups of notes when improvising over a given chord sequence, with an emphasis on creating strong melodic phrases, which are at the heart of any good improvised solo in jazz.
A couple of pianos will be provided for this workshop, but those who play other instruments will need to bring them, along with any required amplification.
Dave Jones is a highly experienced and qualified tutor who has an MA in Jazz performance and Studio Composition, and a PGCE (PCET) teaching qualification.
He has taught in many contexts and at all levels.  He has also authored a BA (Hons.) module in Improvisation. He is a critically acclaimed pianist and composer, having performed extensively worldwide and released numerous albums.
Dave has had compositions used in various TV productions, including The Big Bang Theory, The US Open Golf tournament, and Location – Location – Location.
He writes for Pianist magazine and Jazz Journal, providing in-magazine improvisation lessons, and reviews of Books, CDs, and live events.

 

JAZZ THROUGH THE AGES EXHIBITION
BLACK MOUNTAIN JAZZ AT THE ABERGAVENNY ARTS FESTIVAL
DATE/TIME
Sunday 30th June 2019
4.30pm to 7pm
VENUE
Melville Centre: Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny NP7 5UD
TICKETS
Free
SUPPORTING QUALITY LIVE MUSIC IN ABERGAVENNY
Here at BMJ we have created a dazzling new exhibition of ‘pop-up’ posters telling the story of jazz.
It will be unveiled for the first time on Sunday, June 30, as part of the club’s important contribution to the Abergavenny Arts Festival and then at its annual Wall2Wall Festival in August.
The fourteen posters – each around 3ft wide and 7ft high – can be easily unfurled and transported, so will feature at other events to signal BMJ’s presence.
Abergavenny graphic designer Jayne Goodwin and her company Art Matters have created the brilliant posters with the help of club members. They tell the story of jazz in brief commentary and include pictures and potted biographies of its leading musicians.
Jazz is an ongoing and developing music. But, like all great creative endeavours, its history is important, not least for those new to it and who are keen to learn more.
That history, which began in America towards the end of the 19th century, marked rapid changes in each decade of the 20th.  Lots of influences, including European classical music, minstrel shows, religious rites, and the field ‘hollers’ of Black agricultural labourers in the Deep South before and after the Civil War, combined meaningfully in New Orleans and places nearby before migrating up the Mississippi to spread rapidly throughout the United States.
Thanks to radio and recordings, jazz burst anew in Chicago, New York, and other great American cities. It was hot, it ‘swung’, it made the pulse race; but it could be beautifully slow, sad, and reflective. It changed from small groups to big bands and back again. It produced celebrated musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis. It began to ‘conquer’ the world and influence other forms of popular music.
Jazz became ‘modern’ and continued to inspire musicians the world over, not least in Britain and the Continent. Old styles gave way to new, but they never died. They enriched the jazz experience.
Most important, jazz continues to grow, excite, revive, and enthuse. Jazz makes life worth living.
During the exhibition, Nick Steel will provide his ‘The Wind-up Merchant’ entertainment, with a selection of 1920s to 1950s 78s gramophone records, featuring some of the past jazz greats.


BUNKER
BLACK MOUNTAIN JAZZ AT THE ABERGAVENNY ARTS FESTIVAL
TIME / DATE
8pm
Bar opens at 7.30pm
Sunday 30th June 2019
VENUE
Melville Theatre: Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD
TICKETS
£10 Standard
£8 Friends of BMJ
Students £3 on the door
FACEBOOK Link https://www.facebook.com/2548970831844891/posts/2549001301841844/
Book Tickets https://thelittleboxoffice.com/blackmountainjazz
SUPPORTING QUALITY LIVE MUSIC IN ABERGAVENNY
Bunker are a leaderless band made up of musicians who are inspired, not only by jazz from past decades, but also current and future sounds.
Bunker shares its name with the famous Brooklyn recording studio, which has been the birthplace of a new scene which sees elements of jazz fused with electronic music.
Inspired by the vast lineage of jazz, Bunker will be performing music which covers its whole timeline.
Chris Stuart – percussion
Jose Miguel Ruiz – gil /piano/ keys
Matt Thomas – bass
Chris James – guitar
Joe Northwood – saxophone
Simon Stuart – drums
During the interval, Nick Steel will provide his ‘The Wind-up Merchant’ entertainment in the bar, with a selection of 1920s to 1950s 78s gramophone records, featuring some of the past jazz greats.
This event is part of Black Mountain Jazz’s programme for the Abergavenny Arts Festival.


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