Next Event - 17/09/2014  
 Gary Potter with the Dave Cottle Trio
Entirely self taught, Gary started to play the guitar when he was eleven years old. Appearing professionally in country bands at just twelve. He was voted Best Country Guitarist one three occasions and looked set to become a Nashville legend with an early elevation to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

His path towards jazz started when a friend gave him a recording of Django Reinhardt when he was fifteen. This had an immediate impact on him and from then on he decided to make jazz his career. He has won many awards for jazz and is regarded as one of the best jazz guitarists in the world, regularly appearing at major guitar festivals worldwide.

Gary’s musical experience is extensive and covers Jazz, Country, Classical, Pop, Funk and Blues and his versatility is renowned and respected as a player of all these music genres.

He is a virtuoso in Country fingerpicking, his unique approach to finger style having developed when he was fifteen, after a visit to see Segovia. Later, playing with Country bands, he discovered that playing finger style was as natural to him as using a pick.
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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