GREAT NEWS, we’re restarting Jazz Lunches at Tenby’s Imperial Hotel! Our first concert will be on Sunday 10th July

Our first band will be The Dave Cottle / Gary Davies Trio.

Dave is the keyboard wizard behind Swansea Jazzland and the Dave Cottle Trio, playing for two decades plus.

Gary is the guitar genius behind not only the Gary Phillips Trio but also The Amigos, gypsy jazz champions of West Wales.

Paul Smith has, quite simply, been playing drums for ever.

We thought this Swansea-led reboot would be a great way to restart the series.  And we hope you come along to be reminded of what a chilled Sunday, with good food and LIVE JAZZ, feels like. 

And you might want to put LIVE JAZZ into your diaries for every second Sunday of the month, starting at noon. Even August, for the very first time.

Gosh, we’re so excited we’re struggling for breath. In a good way, of course.

Duski – 18th March

Duski is the coming together of Wales’ finest improvising musicians. Their original material has been described as ‘Progressive jazz at its best’ (Aberjazz) and ‘A refreshing taste of ambient grooved out jazz’.

This tour sees Duski tackle the great American standards with their own approach.

Duski is Paul Jones – drums, Mark O’Connor – keyboard, Aidan Thorne – bass guitar, Greg Sterland – tenor sax

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?