POSTPONED – The Old Malthouse Jazz Band – 17th May

This would have been a first appearance in Tenby of a new band to us, albeit featuring some musicians from other bands you’ve seen before: Mike Kennedy from New Orleans Hot Potatoes & Greg Sterland from Duski. The band hails from the Bristol area and revels in their delivery of contemporary trad jazz.

You would have loved their performance. So, despite the bad news of the concert being another COVID-19 victim, the good news is they’re coming back next year. How about that as a light at the end of someone’s tunnel?

POSTPONED – The Maddi Stimpson Quartet – 19th April

Another concert hits the COVID-19 dust. We’ve invited Maddi back for next year, so all is not lost!

The concert would have featured mostly the manouche (gypsy jazz) sound made famous by the great Django Reinhardt, and bluegrass and country swing made famous by Chet Atkins, Tony Rice and Doc Watson, the band’s set will also include music from the bebop and jazz of Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck and Wes Montgomery. Some journey!

The band is:-
Madi Stimpson guitar & vocals
Ken Moore guitar, sax & harmonica
Marko Miletic double bass
Geoff Walker sax

If you haven’t caught one of Maddi’s previous ‘grunge’ gypsy jazz gigs, this is a must  see. If you have, you’ll be coming anyway.

POSTPONED – Keith Litte Swing Trio + Jane Williams – 22nd March

Reflecting these uncertain times & the threat of Coronavirus, this concert has been postponed.

The Keith Little Swing Trio will return to TenbyJazz, hopefully with guest vocalist Jane Williams, next year.

There’ll be Swing from the 40s, a touch of Dixieland and some great melodies. Inspired by the Swing Music of Benny Goodman, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong and the like, the varied repertoire of this lively Band also includes Jump ‘n’ Jive numbers after the  style of Louis Prima.

Jane’s exuberant vocals add a new dimension to the band’s, always polished, performance.

Led by Keith on piano, the band features Gethin Liddington on trumpet, Donnie Joe Sweeney on bass and vocals.

This concert is on Mother’s Day, so if you wanted to spoil your music loving mother, here’s your opportunity.

Dom Norcross Quartet with Elaina Hoss – 15th December

Playing with Dom (sax) are John Davies (guitar), Nino Consolo (drums) & Wyn Davies (bass). The band will also feature the sultry, swinging vocals of Elaina Hoss.

Dom promises “an afternoon of American songbook & Blue Note Jazz, underwritten with Christmas themes”.

Come along to be mesmerised by this fabulous band of locals, a superb lead-in to the festive season and lead-out of our jazz year.

And don’t forget the fabulous festive fare from the Imperial kitchen – it’s called “lunch”.

Dom Norcross

Graham Watkins Quartet with Clare Hingott – 24th November

GW4 Jazz is Graham Watkins with 40 years experience as a Jazz pianist & arranger, Jack Williams on bass guitarGeorge Wilson on drums and the talented Clare Hingott on vocals.

With a repertoire of well over 300 Jazz and Swing standards from the likes of Nat King Cole, The Rat Pack, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and many more besides, GW4 Jazz has something to suit all occasions. As an experienced and accomplished ensemble who perform regularly at all the major Jazz venues in South Wales and beyond, they provide an exciting, entertaining Jazz performance.

This is a classy act, gentle on the ears, sensitive on the feelings. You should join us ……

DUSKI – 20th October

Duski began back in 2009 as a jazz trio featuring Aidan Thorne alongside young tenor saxophonist Greg Sterland and that stalwart of the Welsh jazz scene, Mark O’ Connor at the drums. They have since morphed into a five piece band, with Dan Messore on guitar and Paul Jones on keyboard.

However, for this concert they appear in their four person format, minus the keys, with their new cinematically inspired music. They will play some of their favourite songs as well as some of their original music that will be featured on the up coming album Make a Wish.

Their original material has been described as ‘Progressive jazz at its best’ (Aberjazz) and ‘A refreshing taste of ambient grooved out jazz’.

New Orleans Hot Potatoes – 22nd September

The ‘Potatoes’ bring a wealth of jazz experience to their lively, characterful version of Traditional New Orleans Revival Jazz.

Some of the most resolute of South Wales’s jazz professionals, they are:-

John Scantlebury (Sax & Clarinet),

Paul Munnery (Trombone),

Sarah Thatcher (Guitar & Banjo) and

Mike Kennedy (Double Bass).

We just adore the honest, slightly grungey, so atmospheric tunes this band manufactures out of almost nowhere. Not to be missed if you like ‘trad jazz with style’.

This concert is our contribution to this year’s Tenby Arts Festival.