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Poetry & Jazz Improvisation, Black Mountain Jazz, Melville Centre, Abergavenny, 24/03/2024.

"Evocative and thought provoking". Ian Mann reports on a night of words and sounds from poets Ric Hool. Lyndon Davies & Graham Hartill and instrumentalists Ben Thomas, Ross Hicks & Ian Williams.

BMJazz Katz - “Work, Play, Inspire!”

Ian Mann enjoys a performance by Black Mountain Jazz Club's youth ensemble BMJazz Katz and their tutors at the Melville Centre, Abergavenny, 10/03/2024.

Jazz Mann News

John Dokes - new album and US tour dates, April - July 2024.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Baritone jazz vocalist John Dokes will release his new album "Our Day" on May 10th 2024. His touring schedule includes three dates in New York City. Press release attached.

The Green Note, Camden Town, London - Newsletter, 16/04/2024.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

The Green Note has forwarded its latest newsletter with details of forthcoming musical events.

Anstruther to host East Neuk Festival’s World, Trad and Jazz Programme.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

The Fife town of Anstruther will host the jazz programme at the 2024 East Neuk Festival, a cross genre music festival that will take place from 26th to 30th June. Press release attached.

Jazz Gigs & Events

Hejira – Celebrating Joni Mitchell + Fred Thelonious Baker at Derby Jazz, The Hound Dog, Derby.

Friday, April 19, 2024

Glasshouse at St. Ystyffan’s Church, Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire (part of Trees of Life Festival).

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Fania Records 60th Anniversary celebration 1964-2024 at The Forge, Camden Town, London.

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Transatlantic Hot Club with guest Tara Minton at Black Mountain Jazz, Melville Centre, Abergavenny.

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Alan Barnes with the Dave Cottle Trio at Swansea Jazz Club, Cu Mumbles, Mumbles, Swansea.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024