Thousands of people enjoyed the sixth annual Jazz in the Park festival in Pontypool (Sept 1 to 3) despite heavy rain over most of the weekend.
Maybe the bad weather helped boost the cameraderie and festive atmosphere at the event, which in my view benefitted from the fact that it was largely restricted to three marquees in Pontypool Park rather than spread across town as in previous years.
Top attractions like Chris Barber, Humphrey Lyttelton and Jacqui Dankworth played to sell-out crowds, and my own band Wonderbrass got a great reception on Saturday night - we even delighted stallholders and shoppers with an afternoon set in the market.
And Georgie Fame with the Alan Skidmore Quartet rounded off a great weekend in the main marquee on Sunday night.
Organisers from the Torfaen Jazz Society are already planning ahead for next year's event.
In the meantime look out for their Friday night sessions at Sebastopol Social Club - see www.torfaenjazz.org.uk
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