Jazz in Wales

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Monday, September 01, 2008

Jazz in the Park, Pontypool - Sept 5-7

The ninth annual Jazz in the Park festival takes place in Pontypool this coming weekend, Friday 5 to Sunday 7 September.

You'll find around fifty concerts taking place in four venues around Pontypool Park - three marquees and the Active Living Centre.

Headliners include the Stan Tracey Big Band, the Grand Union Orchestra, Alan Barnes, Ubizo with Alan Skidmore, and Dr Teeth.

There'll be support from some of the leading lights of the south Wales jazz scene, including the Root Doctors, Nia Lynn, Burum, the Jones O'Connor Group, Gareth Roberts and others.

Tickets for the headline concerts cost £7 each, with Stroller tickets at £3 for Friday, £4 Saturday or Sunday, or £9 for the weekend.

Call the Box Office on 01633 868239 or check the website at

See the
BBC South East Wales website for my photos and review of last year's event.


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