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Swansea Jazzland - programme January - April 2019.

Friday, January 11, 2019

The Garage @Whitez, 47 Uplands Crescent, SWANSEA SA2 0NP
Tel: 07802 912789       E:[email protected]


Wednesday January 16th 8.30pm - Two Toms Quartet - £10.00
young local musicians will play a selection of hard-hitting Hard-Bop and melodic standards from the golden era of Jazz.

Wednesday January23rd 8.30pm : John-Paul Gard Organ Trio - £12.50
Great Organ trio playing a mix of Standards, Originals, Swing, Funk and Grooves!

Wednesday January 30th 8.30pm - Gareth Williams : Ian Thomas : Laurence Cottle - £13.00
Three of the UK’s most accomplished musicians in a fabulous Trio

Wednesday February 6th - Julian Tucker with Dave Cottle Trio - £12.50
Julian Tucker is a composer, saxophonist, pianist, teacher and music producer. He plays and writes melodic and passionate music in many genres for TV, concerts, ballet and theatre shows.

Wednesday February 13th - Amigos Gypsy Orchestra - £10.00
30 piece gypsy orchestra lead by Gary Phillips playing traditional european gypsy music, Parisian swing, Argentinian tango, flamenco rhumba, latin and cuban music

FRIDAY SPECIAL - February 15th CHUMS 8.45pm - £10.00
Superb 10 piece Band recreating the music of Chicago, Steely Dan & more

Wednesday February 20th - Adrian Cox presents ‘Profoundly Blue’ - £12.50
A highly-acclaimed concert celebrating the traditional hot jazz music of Louisiana-born clarinettist Edmond Hall. The show features leading UK clarinet star Adrian Cox with his first-class band; Joe Webb (piano), Simon Read (double bass) and Gethin Jones (drums).

Wednesday February 27th - LANCE ELLINGTON with Dave Cottle Trio 8.30pm - £13.00
Lance is one of the UK’s most prominent male vocalists. His regular appearances on the BBC’s globally successful Strictly Come Dancing have endeared him to millions of UK dance and music fans with his charismatic style and sultry tones

Wednesday March 6th - SEAMUS BLAKE QUARTET ‘French Connection’ 8.30pm - £15.00
AN ALL STAR WORLD CLASS QUARTET! New York based saxophonist/composer SEAMUS BLAKE is recognised as one of the finest exponents of contemporary jazz.

Wednesday March 13th - Al Swainger Quartet - The Music of Chick Corea 8.30pm - £12.50
Mix Chick Corea with Radiohead in a blender then use the resulting cocktail to write film music and you might get something a little like this…

FRIDAY SPECIAL - March 15th Ray ‘TAFF’ Williams - Stringfellows 8.30pm - £10.00
One of Wales’ most renowned guitarists leading his band through some good time R&B, Blues and Soul. With vocalist Dawn Sandells

Wednesday March 20th - Pete Oxley/Nicolas Meier Quartet 8.30pm - £12.50
Expect a dazzling display of contemporary fare, ranging from Turkish panache to soundscapes of latin America to English pastoralism

Wednesday March 27th - Ian Bateman with Dave Cottle Trio - £12.50
Ian Bateman is one of the most in-demand jazz trombonists in Europe.


Wednesday April 3rd - Groucho Club 8.30pm - £10.00
Jazz with rock and funk mixed in, making a dynamic blend of melody, rhythm and improvisation. playing the music of Chick Corea, Weather Report, George Duke, Esbjorn Svenson, robben Ford, Kurt Rosenwinkle, Pat Metheny, John Scofield

Wednesday April 10th - Alex Goodyear Septet 8.30pm - £12.50
Highly talented Hard Bop Septet of young jazz musicians.


Wednesday April 17th - Etienne Manchon Trio 8.30pm - £12.50
Young french jazz pianist introduces his modern jazz trio - Paying tribute to some of main influences : Claude Debussy - along with others XXth century classical composers - and « maloya » rhythm, coming from Reunion Island.

Wednesday April 24th - Tom & Si Gardner/Denny Ilett with Dave Cottle Trio - £12.50
Father and son trumpeters Tom & Simon are big fans of Conte Candoli’s playing. Throughout his career he teamed up with his older brother Pete, primarily a lead trumpeter. The band pays tribute to the many collaborations of ‘The Brothers Candoli’

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