The Graham Watkins Jazz Trio – 16th December

Think shades of Shearing punctuated with Peterson, a little laid back Loussier with a dash of Nat Cole all brought up to date and you have the music of this hard working band.

The Trio are:-

Graham Watkins, keyboards,

Jack Williams, bass guitar and

George (Sonny) Wilson, drums.

They’re going to perform their unique take on Christmas tunes. So, come all ye faithfull, come along and join us ……. for a special xmas celebration. And please bring your voices.

Keith Little Trio – 21st October

Based in Cardiff, The Keith Little Trio has travelled far and wide playing concerts at home and abroad.

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 styles of Louis Prima.

Keith put together this group of experienced professionals creating a sound that extends beyond the traditional and offering a wide range of jazz and swing that is just sheer enjoyment.

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

Kitty’s Trio – 23rd September

Our first of the autumn season is on Sunday 23rd September and features Kitty’s Trio.

Kitty (Beverley Gough) performed for us last year with her trio. They play a mix of tailored swing and jazz – including classic jazz standards and original compositions. From Ella Fitzgerald to Nina Simone, their repertoire is wide and engaging, yet always with a trick or two up their sleeves.

A great way to start a new season, this is also our contribution to Tenby Arts Festival.

Afternoon in Paris – 25th February

We’re taking a winter break but coming back with a bang.

Fronted by an unusual combination of clarinet, bass clarinet and vocals in several European languages, the unique, eclectic and widely appealing sound of Afternoon in Paris is delivered with a heartfelt, irresistible joie de vivre that will transport you through the jazz clubs of 1930s Paris to the grand cafés of Europe and South America.

With Susanna Warren on clarinets and vocals, Jeremy Young on lead guitar, Andy King on rhythm guitar & Andy ‘Wal’ Coughlan on double bass, this is one of our most popular bands, so book early. A great way to start a new year of jazz brunch concerts …

The Graham Watkins Quartet – 17th December

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.

And for this brunch, the band will focus on a Christmas theme – more than that we know nothing, as we’ve never gone here before. Why not come along for the (reindeer) ride?

The Dominic Norcross Quartet – 19th November

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

Dom promises “an afternoon of American songbook & Blue Note Jazz”. Come along to be mesmerised by this fabulous band of locals. A chillin’ time, to be sure.

The Dick Hamer Quartet – 29th September

Our next Jazz Brunch, on Sunday 29th October, features The Dick Hamer Quartet.

They will play a selection of standards and jazz classics/original tunes from such artists as Stan Getz, Sonny Stitt, Hank Mobley and Benny Golson.

These will be performed in the swing and bop tradition with plenty of interaction and smooth grooves. Some of the material will be performed in a more contemporary style to give a little edge to some of the tunes.

The band features Dick Hamer on saxes, Jim Barber on piano, Donnie Sweeney on bass and Ian Poole on drums.

Kitty’s Trio – 24th September 2017

Our first of the autumn season is on Sunday 24th September and features Kitty’s Trio.

We’ve been privileged to have Kitty (Beverley Gough) perform in various guises over the years, her trio being one of our favourites. They play a mix of tailored swing and jazz – including classic jazz standards and original compositions. From Ella Fitzgerald to Nina Simone, their repertoire is wide and engaging, yet always with a trick or two up their sleeves.

A great way to start a new season in a new venue, so why not come join us?