Next Event - 05/11/2014  
 Zena James “Funky Jazz Quintet” featuring Toby Stewart
With a distinctive soulful and bluesy approach to popular standards and lesser-known jazz gems, vocalist Zena James received top reviews for the launch of her debut album “Tell Me More” in 2007, and for her refreshingly original jazz-soul follow-up CD, “Captivated”.

A fervent pop child of the Seventies who turned to jazz two decades later, Zena is inspired as much by Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Lewis Taylor and Eva Cassidy as by jazz greats like Anita O’Day. From a lifelong passion for soul and R&B that characterizes her delivery, funky arrangements and compelling original tunes, Zena has been making her mark on the jazz. The Quintet features Mike Bradley on Drums and offers you a chance to hear saxophonist Toby Stewart in advance of him appearing here with his 10 piece band “Monsters on a Leash” on November 28th.

www.zenajames.com
Doors open at 7:30pm - Performance starts approx. 8:30pm - Members £7 - Non-Members £10


Upcoming Special and Ticketed Events  
Toby Stewarts’ Monsters on a Leash - The music of Tower of Power
Ticketed Event - Friday November 28th 2014

>MONSTERS ON A LEASH - 'The music of Tower of Power
MONSTERS ON A LEASH - 'The music of Tower of Power played by a stunning line-up comprising the finest and funkiest of London’s West-End players - prepare for a 'funky good time!'

The Monsters were born and raised in North America, fuelled on Motown and Funk, and seasoned on the road. Today after relocating to London they can be found playing their Tower of Power and Motown party sets in London’s exclusive hotels, nightclubs, aboard cruise ships and many city events throughout the year. The 10 piece band comprises of diverse performance credits from the Spice Girls to West End Shows, the Hard Hitting Rhythm Section, Power Horns and energy filled vocals will leave you gasping for air and nailed to the dance floor!

Doors open at 7:30pm - Performance starts approx. 8:30pm - Members £10 - Non-Members £13

Tickets also available every Wednesday from Swansea Jazzland

Jazzland Christmas Party - Alan Barnes with the Dave Cottle Trio
Ticketed Event - Wednesday December 17th 2014

>Alan Barnes
Alan is a firm favourite of ours at Swansea Jazzland. His impressive career has included two years with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, three years with the Tommy Chase Quartet and four years with Humphrey Lyttelton’s Band. His work on clarinet and saxes covers a staggering range and he includes Lester Young, Charlie Parker and Sonny Rollins among his heroes. Alan played at the inaugural Swansea International Jazz Festival in June.

A great night on the way with the best of jazz, full of festive cheer and the party gets underway at 8pm!

Buffett included!

Doors open at 7:00pm - Performance starts approx. 8:00pm - Members £10 - Non-Members £13

Tickets also available every Wednesday from Swansea Jazzland


 

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