Saxophone Master Class with Christian Brewer
followed by Monthly Jazz Jam Session
26/05/2015
FREE ADMISSION

All instruments welcome for the Master Class.

The usual Monthly Jazz Jam Session follows later.

Doors open at 7:00pm - Performance starts approx. 7:00pm - Members FREE - Non-Members FREE

Christian Brewer Quartet
27/05/2015
Christian is one of the most lyrical and soulful alto players to have emerged from the UK in recent years. Loved for his melodic playing and pure tone, he has risen to prominence on the British jazz scene, and established himself as one of the most creative exponents of the “post-bop” style associated with the early sixties. He is now a regular at London's prestigious Ronnie Scott’s and both he and his band are in great demand. Leon Greening on the piano, Adam King , bass.

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

Coltrane Dedication
03/06/2015
The Coltrane Dedication Quintet is a collective of musicians who recognise the emo-tional power of the later music of John Coltrane the spirit of that great movement in music between 1960 and 1967 and laying it out in a 21st century context.
The band presently consists of Lyndon Owen and Caratacus Downes saxophones, Dave Jones on piano, Ashley John long bass and Ian Poole drums.

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

Ofer Landsberg Quartet
10/06/2015
U.S. guitarist Ofer arrived in New York, aged seventeen and was performing regular-ly with Jazz Greats such as; pianist Frank Hewitt, legendary drummer Jimmy Love-lace, pianist Gil Coggins and Jimmy Wormsworth.

Distinguishing himself as a striking talent and key player within the scene. His Quaretet includes Swansea brothers Tom and Sam Vine on bass and piano.

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

SWANSEA INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
12/06/2015
SWANSEA INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
12th - 14th JUNE

Returning after the amazing success of 2014 - Swansea International Jazz Festival brings you the best of local, national and international jazz set in and around Swansea's picturesque Maritime Quarter.

With 15 major shows and over 40 fringe events which are free to attend.

Check out the official Swansea International Jazz Festival website for full details...

www.sijf.co.uk

Doors open at - Performance starts approx. - Members  - Non-Members

Trevor Mires
With the Dave Cottle Trio
17/06/2015
Trevor Mires has been the forefront of the London music for the last ten years. His current work includes his role as Trombonist/arranger for Sir Tom Jones; a member/writer with legendary jazz funk group Incognito for the last 7 years (includ-ing 5 albums, numerous world tours and writing/arranging compositions for the band) and touring/recording with former Oasis front man, Noel Gallagher.
He has recently toured with international jazz star Randy Brecker with his Big Band.

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

Huw Warren Trio 'Brasil'
24/06/2015
Welsh pianist and composer Huw Warren has achieved an international reputation for innovative and eclectic music making over a twenty year career. Re-interpreting familiar and less familiar brazilian classics by Hermeto Pascoal, Tom Jobin, Joyce, Guinga, Egberto Gismonti, Pixinguinha and more… Samba, Baião, Forró, Frevo, Maracatu, Choro all celebrated with an infectious groove heavy approach. Following in the footsteps of his critically acclaimed Hermeto+ recording of 2009 on Basho records.

Huw Warren - Piano, Dudley Philips - Bass, Zoot Warren - Drums

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

Monthly sitters in Night
30/06/2015
Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!!

Free Admission

Doors open at 7:30pm - Performance starts approx. 8:30pm - Members FREE - Non-Members FREE

Brownfield Byrne Hot Six
01/07/2015
Approaching traditional jazz with an open-mind and with an emphasis on quality and a genuine respect for the tradition, the Brownfield Byrne Hot Six hope to keep this art form alive and intact well into the future. The 'Hot Six' performs music by the likes of Louis Armstrong, Bix Biederbeck, Fats Waller, early Duke Ellington and the John Kir-by sextet. The band has now been together since January 2012 and after tentative beginnings have now developed a good band sound which is original whilst still Inspired by the swing era stylists of the late 1930's and early 1940’.

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

Greg Abate
With the Dave Cottle Trio
08/07/2015
Greg Abate jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer continues as an International Jazz/Recording Artist with 150 days a year touring the globe. After graduating Berklee College Of Music, Greg played lead alto for the Ray Charles Orchestra for 2 years. If you Greg Abate jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer continues as an International Jazz/Recording Artist with 225 days a year touring the globe.

In the mid 70’s after finishing a four year program at Berklee College Of Music, Greg played lead alto for the Ray Charles Orchestra for 2 years.

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

Hot Club Gallois
15/07/2015
Hot Club Gallois, are a welsh group inspired by the music of Django Rienhardt and Stephane Grapelli. Their music evokes the style and elegance of 1930's Paris and draws on passion and romance of the gypsy Jazz tradition. Their repertoire includes classic Jazz standards, profound ballads, swaying bossas and traditional gypsy waltzes and boleros.

Richard Jones - Guitar
Luke Archard - Guitar
Xenia Porteous - Violin
Mike Morgan - Bass

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

Neon Villages
22/07/2015
Neon Villages are a vibrant and versatile group made of some exceptional UK based musicians. The band features BBC Radio 3/Jazz FM featured pianist/composer Da-vid Austin Grey , BBC Radio 2 featured vocalist Aisling Iris, the versatile and soulful bassist Wayne Matthews and gifted drummer Euan Palmer.

The group have recently finished recording their debut EP due for release this Summer.

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

Guardalavaca De Cuba!
29/07/2015
Exciting New 7 piece South Wales band playing Cuban & Latin arrangements!

Saxophonist Dick Hamer aka Ricardo d’Amer has arranged the charts and featured in the band are brothers David El-Cotillo on trumpet, and Loz El-Cotillo on the trom-bone. (Tubby Wadlow's half-brother).

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

Vocal Master Class with Erin Dickens
followed by Monthly Jazz Jam Session
04/08/2015
FREE ADMISSION

The usual Monthly Jazz Jam Session follows later.

Doors open at FREE - Performance starts approx. - Members FREE - Non-Members £10

Erin Dickens
With the Dave Cottle Trio
05/08/2015
Jazz vocalist Erin Dickins, a founding member of The Manhattan Transfer, has enjoyed the kind of career singers dream about. After five years with the group, she continued to expand her musical horizons, emerging as one of the top vocalists in New York City. Dickins performed, toured and recorded with such notable artists as Leonard Cohen, Bette Midler, James Taylor, The Talking Heads, James Brown, Barry Manilow, Jaco Pastorius and Ashford & Simpson, to name but a few. Dickins continues to perform and record, enchanting audiences throughout the world. Ms. Dickins was recently awarded the prestigious Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award. She was also the recipient of the “Best Jazz Vocalist” honor awarded in 2012 by CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio in Los Angeles.

Doors open at 7:30pm - Performance starts approx. 8:30pm - Members £9 - Non-Members £12

Constellation Big Band
12/08/2015
Swansea’s longest running Big Band established by Joe Bernie circa 1970 is getting close to have been running for nearly 50 years! Big Band favourites plus new arrangements.

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

The Session
19/08/2015
The Session is a modern New Orleans jazz group formed by five of the most note-worthy members of the crescent city’s ‘up and coming’ generation of younger musi-cians. All five members first crossed paths playing as sidemen to some of the cities formost musical names. On any given night in New Orleans you’ll find one, usually more, of the band’s members playing with names such as Jason Marsalis, Herlin Ri-ley, Shannon Powell and the Delfaeyo Marsalis big band.

It was a shared desire to learn and attempt to follow in the footsteps of the city’s elder statesmen that brought The Session together.

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

Berry Ray’s…
Bank Holiday Guest night
26/08/2015
Berry hosts the annual guest event at Swansea Jazzland. Playing the sax and singing in his inimitable Louis Armstrong style. Who will this years special guests be? Come along to find out!

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


 

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