Jazz in Wales

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Pontypool Jazz Festival - Sept 4 to 6

The cream of stars from the Welsh jazz scene will be on show for the Pontypool Jazz Festival from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 September.

Formerly known as Jazz in the Park, the event will now take place indoors, mainly at the Active Living Centre with a couple of gigs at the Comrades Club.

First Minister Rhodri Morgan will officially open the event on the Friday night with an opening concert by the Root Doctors at the Comrades Club.

The Amigos, Keith Little, Sirius B, Wonderbrass, Jim Barber and Bluesy Susie are among the attractions on Saturday and Sunday.

There'll also be a number of workshops allowing visitors to get involved.

The festival is being moved indoors to save costs and as a precaution following the heavy rain and flooding which forced the cancellation of last year's event.

Tickets for the opening concert cost £5, and admission to all concerts on Saturday and Sunday is by a stroller wristband costing £5 per day.

See www.pontypooljazzinthepark.org.uk or contact the Congress Theatre box office on 01633 868239.

There'll be a special festival preview edition of the Jazz Connection on Radio Cardiff this coming Monday 24 August at 8pm featuring tracks by many of the artists appearing.

Tune in on 98.7 FM or watch and listen live online at www.radiocardiff.org


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