Jazz in Wales

News about gigs, festivals, famous names, new artists and more compiled by DJ Andy Roberts in Cardiff, Wales. Send your updates to andy @ jazzinwales.co.uk

Monday, November 26, 2007

Jazz Connection playlist 26 November

Here's what I played on the Jazz Connection on Monday 26 November on Radio Cardiff 98.7 FM:

Ella Fitzgerald – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Dave Stapleton Quintet – Out of Focus
Joshua Redman – Cat Battles
Soil & Pimp Sessions - AIE
John Etheridge – Moreover
Heavy Quartet – Skaface
Brad Mehldau – When It Rains
Burum – Alawon
Eliane Elias - Waltz For Debby
Amsterdam Klezmer Band – Sagadora Hot Dub

Dave Stapleton was my special guest and chose the tracks by Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau.

The next show will be in two weeks time on Monday 12 December at 8pm - keep sending your CDs and gig info for use on the show.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Jazz Connection playlist 12 November

Here's the playlist for the Jazz Connection on Monday 12 November on Radio Cardiff 98.7 FM:

Jazz Jamaica – Ball of Fire
Jim Barber Trio – Tachycardia
Herbie Hancock/Tina Turner – Edith and the Kingpin
Courtney Pine – Right On
Paula Gardiner – Urban Paradise?
Manfred Mann – All Your Love
Duke Pearson – The Fakir
Jose James – Park Bench People
Weekend – The View From Her Room
Moishe's Bagel – A Nakht in Gan Eydn
Dominic Norcross Quartet – Fly Me To The Moon

All being well, I'll be back live in the studio for the next show on November 26 - keep sending me your CDs and gig info.

Friday, November 02, 2007

George Melly's Last Stand

The digital channel BBC Four is screening a one-hour documentary about the late George Melly's final tour next Wednesday 7 November at 9pm.

George Melly's Last Stand follows the jazz legend and his wife Diana on the tour, including his final performance at a benefit gig at London's 100 Club, where his career began 60 years earlier.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Jazz 4 Jed: Dave O'Higgins in for Peter King

Cardiff Jazz Society says that due to sudden poor health, Peter King has had to drop out of the Jazz 4 Jed festival.

The Dave O'Higgins Quartet will take his place at Cafe Jazz on Thursday 8 November, the opening night of the festival.

The gig starts at 8.45pm with tickets priced at £8, concessions £6 or a restaurant/music package at £15.95.

See www.jazz4jed.org.uk for full details of four days of gigs and workshops in memory of the late Jed Williams.

I've also given it a write up on the BBC South East Wales website.