Jazz Masterclass with Bobby Wellins
followed by Monthly Jazz Jam Session - FREE ENTRY
25/11/2014
7.30pm Jazz saxophone legend Bobby Wellins will be giving a saxophone jazz Master class, all instruments welcome. Followed by the monthly jazz jam session.

Free Admission

Doors open at 7:00pm - Performance starts approx. 7:30pm - Members FREE - Non-Members FREE

Bobby Wellins Quartet
26/11/2014
Bobby’s recording career kicked off in 1956 when he joined the piano-less Buddy Featherstonhaugh quintet, also featuring the young Kenny Wheeler on trumpet. In the early '60s, he was hired by bandleader Tony Crombie for his latest band, beginning what would be a long association between Wellins and the influential British pianist Stan Tracey. In 1965 Bobby and Stan Tracey quartet recorded a suite of pieces inspired by Dylan Thomas' -Under Milk Wood. Three decades later this record was remembered fondly, picked repeatedly in jazz magazines as an all-time favourite of British jazz.

In the '70s, Wellins began concentrating on his own groups, usually a quartet formation. Further collaborations with Tracey took place in the '80s, along with a very special recording project including the wonderful Mingus band jazz trombonist Jimmy Knepper. The oversize coach overflowing with liquor and musicians that is known as the Charlie Watts big band of course dropped by and picked up Bobby, who appears amongst the throngs of players on the 1986 release Live at Fulham Town Hall. In the '90s, the saxophonist released some of his most well-received work to date. He also has developed a flair for the intricate and oddball music of Thelonios Monk, performing it in several repertoire groups. Danny Moss Jnr features on the Double Bass.

www.nme.com/artists/bobby-wellins#biography

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

Toby Stewarts’ Monsters on a Leash
The music of Tower of Power
28/11/2014
*** Ticketed Event ***

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

Groucho Club
03/12/2014
Groucho Club play Jazz with rock and funk mixed in, making a dynamic blend of melody, rhythm and improvisation.

Chick Corea, Weather Report, George Duke, Esbjorn Svenson, robben Ford, Kurt Rosenwinkle, Pat Metheney, John Scofield.

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

Simon Allen Quintet
10/12/2014
An all-star line-up featuring the cream of British Jazz! Led by Simon the Quintet will play a set including some of Simons originals, plus ripping up standards!

Sax - Simon Allen
Trumpet – Martin Shaw
Bass – Laurence Cottle
Drums – Mike Bradley
Keys – Tom Cawley

www.simonallensaxophone.com

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

Jazzland Christmas Party
Alan Barnes with the Dave Cottle Trio
17/12/2014
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!

Ticket's Available From Jazzland every Wednesday or from this website

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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