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, May 24, 2010

Jazz Connection night off

Just a reminder that there's no Jazz Connection tonight as Radio Cardiff is having an extended Cardiff City phone-in from 7 till 9pm following the Bluebirds' defeat by Blackpool in the Championship play-off final.

Next Monday 31st May there'll be a Jazz Connection Bank Holiday special, with the next live show on Monday 7th June at the usual time of 8pm.

Hear the latest show anytime online at www.jazz-connection.co.uk

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Brecon Jazz line-up unveiled

Hugh Masekela, Kyle Eastwood, Charlie Musselwhite, Neil Cowley, Acker Bilk and Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club with Omara Portuondo are among the attractions of the 2010 Brecon Jazz Festival from August 6 to 8.

The programme also features the best of the current crop of UK jazz talent, including Portico Quartet, Get the Blessing, the Dave Stapleton Quintet and the Kairos Quartet.

The venues this year are Brecon Cathedral, Brecon Market Hall, Christ College and Theatr Brycheiniog.

Full details can be found at www.breconjazz.co.uk.

See also www.breconfringe.co.uk for details of gigs in pubs around the town over the festival weekend.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Jazz at the Hay Festival

There's plenty of jazz on offer at this year's Hay Festival at Hay-on-Wye in Powys from May 27 to June 6.

Dennis Rollins, Erik Truffaz, Ketil Bjornstad and Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club are among the attractions, many presented in association with Brecon Jazz.

Other musical offerings include Christy Moore, Thea Gilmore, Natacha Atlas and Toumani Diabate.

See www.hayfestival.com for full details.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Jazz Connection playlist 17 May 2010

Here's what I played on the Jazz Connection on 17 May 2010 on Radio Cardiff 98.7:

Primo & the Groupe – A Child Runs Free
Clark Tracey Sextet – Current Climate
Jonathan Bratoeff – Shrinking World
Liane Carroll – That Old Black Magic
Dave Jones Trio – The Leopard
Robert Mitchell Trio – Dance Cadaverous
Li Harding - Right Key Wrong Keyhole

Dexter Gordon – Besame Mucho
Siren Sisters – Forties Medley
Dirty Dozen Brass Band – Blue Monk

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

You can also hear the latest show any time at www.jazz-connection.co.uk along with the pick of my interviews and sessions from the last ten years.

*Please note there will be no show next Monday 24 April due to an extended Cardiff City football phone in following their Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Jazz Connection playlist 10 May 2010

Here's what I played on the Jazz Connection on Monday 10 May 2010 on Radio Cardiff 98.7 FM - featuring my special guests Bluesy Susie and Craig Webb:

Ska Cubano - Tequila
Neil Cowley Trio - Gerald
Bluesy Susie Duo - I Love Being Here With You
Bluesy Susie Duo - Autumn Leaves
Gotan Project - El capitalism foraneo
Kit Downes Trio - Jump Minzi Jump
Craig Webb - Blue in Green
Bluesy Susie Duo - Stormy Monday
Lena Horne - Stormy Weather
Bluesy Susie Duo - 3-2-1
Bluesy Susie Duo - Walking Blues
Peter King/Philippe Briand Trio - Seven Steps to Heaven

Thanks to Susie and Craig for being such great sports and playing some fabulous live music - for more about their work see www.bluesysusie.com

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

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