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, December 21, 2009

Jazz Connection Christmas Special

Tonight's edition of the Jazz Connection on Radio Cardiff is a Christmas special - here's the playlist:

Steve Tyrrell - Santa Claus is Coming To Town
Diana Krall - Jingle Bells
Keb Mo' - Jingle Bell Jamboree
Nancy Wilson - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Ray Brown - We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Ella Fitzgerald - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Warren Hill - O Holy Night
Carla Cook - Do You Hear What I Hear
Peggy Lee - Winter Wonderland
Papa Don Vappie's New Orleans Jazz Band
- Please Come Home For Christmas
Dianne Reeves - I'll Be Home For Christmas
Lou Rawls - Christmas Is
Dave Koz & Friends - O Tannenbaum/Sleigh Ride
James Brown - Merry Christmas Baby
Kirk Whalum - Little Ghetto Drummer Boy
Eartha Kitt - Santa Baby
Ed Calle, Arturo Sandoval, Jim Gasior
- Jingle Bells (Big Band Songo)

Tune in at 8pm tonight on 98.7 FM or listen online at www.radiocardiff.org

You can also hear this festive show anytime over the holidays via www.jazz-connection.co.uk

Thanks to everyone who's supported the Jazz Connection throughout 2009 - hope you'll stick with me in 2010.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Jazz Connection playlist 14 December 2009

The Kitty Bevan duo - Bev Gough and Rob Haddon - were my special guests playing a live session on the Jazz Connection on Monday 14 December on Radio Cardiff. Here's the full playlist:

Jools Holland – Honeydripper Parts 2 and 3
Ray Charles – Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Kitty Bevan Duo - Autumn Leaves
Kitty Bevan Duo - Lullaby of the Leaves
Boney James – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Dave Jones Trio – The Leopard
Kitty Bevan Duo - If I Were a Bell
Kitty Bevan Duo - A Foggy Day in London Town

Top Shelf Jazz – Santa's Coming For You
Kitty Bevan Duo - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Kitty Bevan Duo - Winter Wonderland
Kitty Bevan Duo - Silent Night
Wynton Marsalis – Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

The Jazz Connection goes out every Monday at 8pm on Radio Cardiff - tune in on 98.7 FM or watch and listen live online at www.radiocardiff.org

Next week's show will be a special festive edition featuring Christmas tracks from Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Brown, Nancy Wilson, James Brown, Kirk Whalum and many more.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Courtney Pine Welsh dates in 2010

Courtney Pine will play three dates in Wales as part of a New Year tour in February 2010.

He'll be showcasing his Transition in Tradition album, with support from violinist Omar Puente.

Sat 20 Feb - Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea - 01792 602060
Sun 21 Feb - Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells - 01982 552555
Mon 22 Feb - The Globe, Cardiff - 029 2045 2151

Courtney and the band proved a big hit with their show at this year's Brecon Jazz Festival.

For full details see www.courtneypine.co.uk

Monday, December 07, 2009

Jazz Connection playlist 7 December 2009

Here's what I played on the Jazz Connection on Monday 7 December on Radio Cardiff:

Laco Tayfa – Surmat
Clare Teal – Stoned Soul Picnic
Gwilym Simcock Trio – Tundra
Liberty Street Jazz Band – If I Had You
Wonderbrass – Dunkin' With Rich T
Coltrane Dedication Band – Equinox
Bluesy Susie – Lady is a Tramp
Art Blakey and the Giants of Jazz
– A Night in Tunisia (Live at Monterey 1972)

Hear the programme right now at www.jazz-connection.co.uk

The Jazz Connection goes out every Monday at 8pm on Radio Cardiff - tune in at 8pm on 98.7 FM or watch and listen live online at www.radiocardiff.org