Gigs cancelled due to bad weather
Bad weather has forced the cancellation of the following gigs:Torfaen Jazz Society - Laura Collins's Christmas Party - Friday 17 December - at the Open Hearth, Sebastopol, Pontypool.Blues Dragon - Junior Hacksaw at Cafe Jazz, Cardiff - Friday 17 December. If you're planning to go to any other gig this weekend, please contact the venue before you travel to see if it's still going ahead.
Jazz Connection playlist 16 December 2010
Here's what I played on the Jazz Connection on Thursday 16 December 2010 on Radio Cardiff 98.7 FM:Imelda May - Inside Out (Latin Mix)Gareth Roberts Quintet – Unlucky-LeeLaura Collins – On The Street Where You Live Stewart Curtis' K-Groove – The Bulgar BugOrganic – Back in the Slot Wonderbrass – Dunkin' With Rich TInterview with Rob Smith - Wonderbrass Olympic commissionMichael L Roberts and Anita Wardell – FacesLed Bib – Is That a Woodblock?Lea DeLaria – What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? Dill Jones Trio – Lady WendyTop Shelf Jazz – Santa's Coming For You Jools Holland – I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free Hear the show right now at www.jazz-connection.co.ukThe Jazz Connection goes out every Thursday night at 8pm on Radio Cardiff - tune in on 98.7 FM or watch and listen live online at www.radiocardiff.org
Wonderbrass win Olympic commission
Cardiff-based jazz band Wonderbrass have won a commission to create new music to mark the 2012 London Olympics.They'll be reunited with musician and composer Jason Yarde of Jazz Jamaica fame for the New Music 20x12 project run by the PRS for Music Foundation.Wonderbrass are the only representatives from Wales among the twenty organisations selected to offer a snapshot of the quality and diversity of new music in the UK.Each piece will be broadcast by BBC Radio 3 and tour the UK as part of the Cultural Olympiad in the run up to the 2012 Games.See the PRS for Music Foundation website for more details.And check out the story on the BBC News website.
Jazz Connection playlist 9 December 2010
Here's what I played on the Jazz Connection on Thursday 9 December 2010 on Radio Cardiff 98.7 FM:Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames
– It's Got The Whole World Shakin'Heavy Quartet – Urban TradSarah and H – Cold Cold HeartSam Crowe Group – Synaesthesia Jazz Jamaica – Shank-Kai-Chek Interview – Tony Wright & John Norton on Rude: A Ska Musical Jazz Jamaica – Monkey ManMichael Janisch – Precisely NowAsmara All Stars ft Temasgen Yared – Ykre Belni Chris Barber’s Jazz Band ft Monty Sunshine – Petite FleurThe Numbers Racket – Route 66Inspector Gadjo ft Casey Greene – Belleville Hear the show right now at www.jazz-connection.co.uk
The Jazz Connection goes out every Thursday night on Radio Cardiff at 8pm - tune in on 98.7 FM or watch and listen live online at www.radiocardiff.org