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

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Meadow play Cardiff with McCormack/Yarde

John Taylor, Tore Brunborg, Thomas Stronen join forces as the trio Meadow to play the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff on Thursday 20 October 2011.

Three of Europe's finest and most sensitive players, they'll be showcasing tunes from their album Blissful Ignorance.

Support comes from Andrew McCormack and Jason Yarde.

The gig starts 7.30pm, tickets £12 or £10 concessions.

Call the box office 029 2039 1391 or book online at

Monday, October 03, 2011

Chris Hodgkins Quartet on tour

Chris Hodgkins returns to Wales in October 2011 for his annual tour with his quartet.

The Cardiff-raised trumpeter and director of Jazz Services UK will be joined by Alison Rayner on bass, Max Brittain on guitar and Diane McLoughlin on saxphones.

Chris leads his quartet through a selection of tunes from his previously released albums, plus new originals by Max and Diane, and some new arrangements by Eddie Harvey of Stompy Jones (Duke Ellington), Blues in the Afternoon (Humphrey Lyttelton) and Lemony DM.

Tour dates:

Thurs 20 October: The Spice of Life, London
Tues 25 October: Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon
Weds 26 October: The Dingle Club, Narberth, Pembrokeshire
Thurs 27 October: Café Jazz, Cardiff,
Fri 28 October: Town Hall, Grosmont, nr Abergavenny

For details, contact Chris Hodgkins on 0208 840 4643 or email chris @ chrishodgkins.co.uk