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

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Jazz 4 Jed and Porthcawl at Brecon Jazz

Jazz 4 Jed and the Porthcawl International Jazz Festival are joining forces to stage a series of concerts during the Brecon Jazz Festival at the town's Guildhall over the weekend of 12 to 14 August 2011.

Attractions include The Numbers Racket on Friday 12 August; followed on Saturday by Wonderbrass, 5 Go Swing and John Etheridge; and the Heavy Quartet on Sunday.

Jazz 4 Jed will be using the event to raise money for the Jed Williams Memorial Fund, which has launched a bursary scheme to support Welsh jazz artists, as previously reported by Jazz in Wales.

For further details of Jazz 4 Jed's Guildhall programme, see
www.jazz4jed.co.uk or contact Geoff Amos via geoff @ geoffamos.com or 07876 504140.

For further details of Porthcawl's Guildhall programme, contact Wayne Warlow via wayne @ buffettwarlow.freeserve.co.uk or 01656 773389 and 07976 324414.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Gwilym Simcock on Mercury list

Bangor-born pianist Gwilym Simcock has been shortlisted for this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize with his album Good Days at Schloss Elmau.

Recorded with his trio and guests in the Bavarian Alps, it faces stiff competition from artists including Adele, Tinie Tempah, Katy B and James Blake.

The winning album of the year will be announced on September 7.

See the full shortlist here

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Red Hot Rhythms on hold

Due to unforseen scheduling issues, Red Hot Rhythms won't be moving to Thursday nights on Radio Cardiff.

Not sure where and when I'll be back on air, but watch this space...

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Red Hot Rhythms moves to Thursday

My Red Hot Rhythms show for Radio Cardiff is moving to Thursday nights at 8pm starting from next week, July 14.

It's a better night of the week for an upbeat mix of funky jazz, blues, roots, world music, rock'n'roll and more - there's also a chance it'll be a long term slot and not just filling in for the summer.

Thanks to everyone who's been supporting the show - you can hear the latest edition right now at
www.djandyroberts.co.uk for a taste of what to expect.

You can also see and hear the show live online at

If you want me to play your music or plug your gigs on the show send an email to andy @ djandyroberts.co.uk