Brecon Fringe line-up unveiled
The line-up for this year's Brecon Fringe festival includes the Numbers Racket, Funhouse, Wonderbrass, The Amigos and Tredegar Town Band.
The 2010 event takes place from Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 August alongside the Brecon Jazz Festival.
Fringe venues include pubs, hotels, clubs, galleries, Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre and the grounds of Brecon Cathedral with many events free of charge.
Karin Mear, who is involved with producing the fringe guide, said: "The festival has gone from strength to strength and this year promises to be better than ever with new venues and an exciting programme."
Read the full story on the BBC website or check the Brecon Fringe websiteDon't miss my annual preview of Brecon Jazz and the Brecon Fringe going out on Monday 2 August on Radio Cardiff 98.7 FM and www.radiocardiff.org
Jazz Connection playlist 28 June 2010
Here's what I played on the Jazz Connection on Monday 28 June 2010 on Radio Cardiff 98.7 FM:Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
– Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Was InGareth Roberts Quartet – Shaky Leg SyndromeDuke Ellington – Chim Chim ChereeSaravah Soul – Milk and MangoesNational Big Band of Wales
– Nobody Knows The Trouble I've SeenBrian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri Project – Free HandsRichard Fairhurst's Triptych – Dense FurHindi Zahra - Beautiful TangoJustin Adams and Juldeh Camara – Ngamen (No Limit) Kevin Figes Quartet – The Grind 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
Jazz Connection playlist 21 June 2010
Here's what I played on the Jazz Connection on Monday 21 June 2010 on Radio Cardiff 98.7 FM:The Root Source – Fire WalkerGeorgia Mancio – Question the AnswerMosaic ft Ben Thomas – Dolphin DanceMilk Biscuits - MilkDave Stapleton Quintet – Dry WhiteChristine Tobin and Liam Noble – Will You Still Love Me TomorrowTommy Whittle – Crazy RhythmQuantic and his Combo Barbaro – New Morning 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.orgYou can also hear the latest programme anytime at www.jazz-connection.co.uk
Jazz students set for Brecon festival gig
Aspiring musicians are being given a chance to perform at the Brecon Jazz Festival by taking part in a new summer school in Cardiff.
The festival is giving a slot on its main stage to students on the week long course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama starting Monday 2 August.
The new project is led by Brecon jazz festival regular Paula Gardiner.
It gives students the chance to work alongside leading jazz artists with the added goal of a festival performance at Christ College on Sunday 8 August.
Read more on the RWCMD website or read the story by BBC News.
Jazz Connection playlist 14 June 2010
Here's what I played on the Jazz Connection on Monday 14 June 2010 on Radio Cardiff 98.7 FM:Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Brass ft Dianne Reeves – CherokeeDave Jones Trio – Hey DCMike Markey and Nick Jones – Let Me Squeeze Your LemonsThe Jezebel Sextet – Mr Hot PantsKadda Cherif Hadda – Diri Kitabri (Do As You Wish) Nnenna Freelon – You And The Night And The MusicFraser Allibone Quartet – Have You Met Miss JonesRay Barretto – La CunaBuddy Greco – The Lady Is A TrampJacky Terrasson – O Café, O Soleil The Jazz Connection goes out every Monday night at 8pm on Radio Cardiff - tune in at 8pm on 98.7 FM or watch and listen live online at www.radiocardiff.orgHear the latest show anytime online at www.jazz-connection.co.uk
Barker and Shaw at the Movies in Llandeilo
Guy Barker and Ian Shaw join forces for a jazz celebration of the silver screen as part of this year's Llandeilo Fawr Festival in Carmarthenshire.The trumpeter and the Welsh-born singer will be performing at the Cawdor Hotel on Thursday 15 July 2010.The festival also includes a concert by the National Big Band of Wales in the courtyard at Newton House on Sunday 11 July.Stuart Burrows, the Swingle Singers and Gwyn Hughes Jones are among the other attractions.See www.llandeilomusicfestival.org.uk for full details.
Balkan Gypsy Night - June 10
I'm doing a Balkan beats DJ set this Thursday 10 June at the Globe, Albany Road, Cardiff, in support of Georgian gypsy punk band Rogora Khart.There's also support from rollickin' roots, country and bluegrass duo Ginge and Celloboi.Doors open around 7.30pm and admission is £4.See www.myspace.com/rogorakhart and www.myspace.com/gingeandcelloboi for more about the bands.Check www.theglobecardiff.com for venue details.
Jazz Connection playlist 7 June 2010
Here's what I played on the Jazz Connection on Monday 7 June 2010 on Radio Cardiff 98.7 FM:The Jiveoholics – Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath – Andromeda
Beats & Pieces Big Band – Yafw (Part III) The Q Orchestra – Boca Que Engana Dave Jones Trio/Lee Goodall – Funky ThingWyn Lodwick and Friends – If I Had YouMiriam Makeba – Mas Que NadaGrupo Fantasma - Sacatelo Bailanda Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden – Body and Soul Bluesy Susie – Walking Blues (Session Version)Gwigwi Mrwebi – Lilys ExpressThe Jazz Connection goes out every Monday night at 8pm - tune in on 98.7 FM or watch and listen live online at www.radiocardiff.orgYou can also hear the latest show live online anytime at www.jazz-connection.co.uk