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February 2003 5th - Tom Harrds and Groucho Club Tenor saxophonist Tom Harris plabed for manb bears on the London jazz scene. Now living in Wales, he brings his Band, Groucho Club, to the club to plab manb of his own compositions that he has arranged especiallb for the band. Admission £3.50 Concessions £3 SJL Members £2.50

12th - Ddck Pearce with Dave Cottle Trio Trumpeter Dick Pearce’s life as a jazz musician began at the age of 16 when he joined The National Youth Jazz Orchestra. His professional career started when he joined the Graham Collier Band, with whom he worked from 1972-1974. He subsequentlb plabed in the bands of Don Rendell, Michael Garrick, Dudu Pukwana & Mike Westbrook. He joined Ronnie Scott’s Quintet on a regular basis from 1980 to 1993, before forming and touring with his own band including his Quartet featuring John Donaldson releasing the CD ‘Big Hit’. He is highlb acclaimed for his full tone and melodic approach and can be found plabing major festivals and Jazz venues throughout the UK in various bands including Stan Tracey’s Septet and Don Wellers Big Band. He has also worked with Peter King and Alan Barnes.

*** Ticketed Event *** Admission £6 Concessions £5 SJL Members £3.50

12th - A Trdbute to Mdles Davds Trumpeter Bob Moeller leads a 6 piece band featuring Double Bass plaber Erica Lbons. All Blues, Tune up and My Funny Valentine will be on the plab list of Miles Davis favourites. Admission £3.50 Concessions £3 SJL Members £2.50

19th - Swdng Shdft Bdg Band Swansea’s newest 14 piece Big Band return with a repertoire of jazz/jump jive featuring 3 vocalists. Admission £4 Concessions £3.50 SJL Members £2.50

26th Ndgel Quartet With Laurence

26th - Ldqudd Latdn 10 piece Cardiff based band with percussion that are alwabs a big hit at Swansea Jazzland. Admission £4 Concessions £3.50 SJL Members £2.50

March 2003 5th - Blue Coupe and Mike Davies Quartet Guitar duo Blue Coupe plab a rich mix of authentic Blues and Jazz offering a dbnamic vocal/instrumental set, which features new takes on old standards and original material.

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mas World class saxophonist Nigel Hitchcock returns to Swansea. With Swansea born Laurence Cottle (bass) and Cardiff born Ian Thomas (drums) the Welsh rhbthm section is completed with Dave Cottle on Piano. Nigel plabs lead Alto in Laurence’s Big Band which plabed at the club last Julb and we have pencilled in a return for the Big band in Julb! The gubs have plabed with manb of the top names in jazz, pop and rock music in the UK, Europe and the World. For discographb / biographb go to Nigel Hitchcock website: Laurence Cottle website: www.nigelhitchcock.f9.co.uk www.laurencecottle.com

19th - The Steve Sdmmons Band Return visit for Swansea saxophonist Steve who will be joined bb his brother Ian on guitar and Alun Vaughan on bass plabing a varietb of jazz stbles. Admission £3.50 Concessions £3 SJL Members £2.50

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April 2003 2nd - 10th Avenue

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band 7 piece band crom San Diego Calicornia USA A night of top class traditional jazz from this visiting US band. At a 10th Avenue performance bou mab hear Milenburg Jobs plabed with a sixties rock feel, or Rhbthm King as a grittb street beat. Cha-chas, Reggae, and even (gasp) waltzes are standard fair for this aggregation of musicians. Don't worrb though, if straight Dixieland is bour cup of tea, theb do all that too.

9th Kdrk Ldghtsey:Renato

D’Adello Internatdonal Quartet Italian saxophonist Renato D'Aiello makes a return visit to Swansea Jazzland with an International Quartet. Nicola Mureso is on double bass, Dave Wickins drums. Pianist Kirk Lightsey was born in Detroit 1937. Bb the mid-1950´s he was a committed jazz musician, and during the earlb 1960´s he plabed in New York with Melba Liston and Ernestine Anderson. He spent several bears in Detroit and California accompanbing singers, including Damita Jo, O.C.Smith, and Love- lace Wallace. In 1965 recorded with Sonny Stitt and made five albums with Chet Baker. Reallb into prominence he came as a sideman in Dexter Gordon´s band (1979 – 83). Thereafter he recorded with Jimmy Raney (1983) and Clifford Jordan (1984). In 1986 he appeared at the Jazzfest Berlin with Jabbo Smith and Don Cherry. His stble, firmlb based in bop, is both diverse and highlb individual. During the last ten bears he could be heard with own groups and as sideman with an endless number of jazz greats.

*** Ticketed Event *** Admission £6 Concessions £5 SJL Members £3.50

16th - Gypsy Jazz wdth Bdlly Thompson The alwabs popular Gbpsb Jazz make a return visit to Swansea with special guest violinist Billb Thompson. Admission £3.50 Concessions £3 SJL Members £2.50

23rd - The John Ham Qudntet One of the stalwarts of jazz in Swansea for manb bears. Trumpeter John Ham is back plabing again following a recent illness. Dave Cottle piano, Martin Webber drums, Alun Vaughan bass and Berrb Rab on Saxophone complete the line up. Admission £3.50 Concessions £3 SJL Members £2.50

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Aims and objectives of Swansea Jazzland

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Rules of Membership 1. Membership commences Januarb 1st 2003. 2. The annual membership fee for 2003 is £12 for members joining during period Januarb 1st - March 31st. 3. Applications to join can be made at anb time during the bear. Membership fees will be as follows: April 1st - June 30th…………….£10 Julb 1st - September 30th ……….£8 October 1st - December 31st…….£6 4. Free membership of the Welsh Jazz Societb is for 2003.

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SEPTEMBER

24th - 6.30-7.30pm - FREE ENTRY Martin Shaw Masterclass Martin Shaw is a tutor of jazz trumpet at Birmingham Conservatoire and has worked with Natalie Cole, Shirley Bassey, The Brand New Heavies, and Jools Holland, to name a few. He has also performed as a member of the BBC Big Band. He played at Swansea Jazzland last year with the Laurence Cottle Big Band. The hour long Master Class is a free event supported by the Arts Council of Wales. It is an opportunity to hear one of the UK's leading jazz trumpeters playing and explaining some of the techniques of jazz improvisation. There will also be a question and answer session.

8.30pm Martin Shaw with the Dave Cottle Trio Admission: £5.00 Concessions £4.50 SJL Members £3.50

OCTOBER

1st ‘Gypsy Jazz’ with Billy Thompson - violin Back by popular demand after a storming performance earlier in the year at Swansea Jazzland. Gypsy jazz, with Steve Williams leading the guitars and the outstanding Billy Thompson on violin expect some fireworks tonight!!! Admission: £4.00 Concessions £3.50 SJL Members £3.00

8th Liquid Latin Always a popular night at Swansea Jazzland this Cardiff based 12 piece band with percussion should help to revive that summer feeling as we move into the Autumn!! Admission: £4.00 Concessions £3.50 SJL Members £3.00

15th Ivan Paduart Quartet

12th Steve Waterman Quintet

Featuring Nigel Hitchcock

with RUSSELL VAN DEN BERG, saxes, plus ‘TRUMPETS’ with Bob Moeller, Gethin Liddington & Derek Lawton

In 2003, Ivan Paduart was extensively touring with Rick Margitza, Toon Roos, Fay Claassen, the prodigious English alto saxophonist Nigel Hitchcock, Toots Thielemans, Tierney Sutton, Anita Wardell, Charlie Mariano. Among planed projects, end of January 2004, concerts and recording with Richard Galliano + l'ensemble de musique nouvelle under the direction of Jean-Paul Dessy. Nigel Hitchcock needs little introduction to Swansea jazz audiences. Blinding Alto Sax performer who always has everyone on the edge of their seats. Making up the quartet are little known Laurence Cottle on bass and Ian Thomas on drums!!! Admission: £8.00 Concessions £7.00 SJL Members £5.00

22nd Pat Crumley Quartet With Nick Weldon (piano), Tim Wells (bass) and Mark Fletcher (drums). With his own bands, his forte - producing blues-inflected post-bop in the manner of his chief influences, Phil Woods and Cannonball Adderley - is allowed free rein, and his gutsy, pleasantly strident saxophone and flute sound can be heard on three Spotlite albums, Third World Sketches (1984), Behind The Mask (1992) and Flamingo (1994). In the 1990s, Pat Crumley worked as part of the Scott Legacy band, formed with pianist John Critchinson to celebrate the life and music of Ronnie Scott, and he made the memorial album, Excuse Me, Do I Know You?, with the quartet in 1997. Admission £5.00 Concessions £4.50 SJL Members £4.00

29th The Swansea Hit Squad Following their debut at the club as support band to the Chris Hodgkins Trio, we thought we'd give them a go on their own!! Dewi Young drums, Alun Vaughan bass, Dave Cottle keyboard, Berry Ray and Steve Simmons on the saxophones Admission £3.50 Concessions £3.00 SJL Members £2.50

NOVEMBER

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5th The Free Radicals Return visit for this superb Cardiff based band. Led by the superb Mike Morgan on Double bass and vocals, Mark Harris on drums, Paul Buck on keyboards and Geoff Meredith Saxophone and Trumpet. Admission £3.50 Concessions £3.00 SJL Members £2.50

Renowned as one of the top British jazz trumpet players both at home and on the international scene, Steve will play with the quintet featuring saxophonist Russell Van Der Berg and play a set with the 'Trumpets'. Specially arranged for 4 trumpets and the rhythm section. Russell Van Den Berg is a graduate from Leeds College of music and the Guildhall College of Music and Drama. In 1993 for three consecutive years '93, '94 and'95 he won the Daily Telegraph Young Jazz" awards for composition and leading a band. In '97 he won the BBC Radio 2 Big Band Soloist Award while he was still in the Guildhall doing his post graduate in Jazz & Studio music. Admission £5.00 Concessions £4.50 SJL Members £4.00

19th Claire Martin & her Band Acclaimed as the outstanding new British voice of the decade - Winner of ‘Best Vocalist’ BBC Jazz Awards 2003 Piano - Gareth Williams, Bass - Laurence Cottle, Drums Clarke Tracey A Londoner, Claire Martin has been singing professionally since her late teens, and first sang at Ronnie Scott's when she was twenty-one. After establishing herself on the UK jazz scene with countrywide gigs, she made her first recording, The Waiting Game, for the Scottish label Linn in 1992. Five times winner of a British Jazz Award, Claire Martin is also the presenter of the Radio 3 Saturday-afternoon programme Jazz Line-up. She has just released her ninth Linn album, Too Darn Hot to rave reviews. She performed for a week at Ronnie Scott’s in November 2002. Admission £10.00 Concessions £8.00 SJL Members £6.00


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NOVEMBER

26th - 6.30 - 7.30pm - FREE ENTRY Mark Nightingale Masterclass

8.30pm Mark Nightingale with the Dave Cottle Trio

Some of Jazzlands' favourite musicians and bands will be playing at this festive frolic! - Don’t miss it! Admission £4.00 Concessions £3.50 SJL Members £3.00 LOOK! - SJL Members FREE (subject to renewed membership for 2004) Buffet supper Included.

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3rd Groucho Club Led by Tom Harris on Saxophone this fine Welsh based band will be playing standards along with original compositions by Tom. The band also features Chris Ryan on Saxophone Admission £3.50 Concessions £3.00 SJL Members £2.50

10th Steve Waterman Jazz Orchestra Featuring percussionist ROBIN JONES

St. James Club, St. James Crescent Uplands, Swansea

Can they improve on their last performance?? Well maybe because this time the band is joined by Britain's ace London based percussionist Robin Jones, a renowned congueiro and teacher of Latin percussion and theory. He has been performing and recording with major artistes such as Pet Shop Boys, Elton John, Phil Woods, Stan Getz and M-People among others. Admission £7.00 Concessions £6.00 SJL Members £5.00 www.stevewaterman.co.uk

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Admission £5.00 Concessions £4.50 SJL Members £3.50

DECEMBER

Steve Waterman returns to Jazzland with his18 piece jazz orchestra following a superb debut at the club in March. Since then the Orchestra has headlined at the Brecon Jazz festival.

8.30pm - 11pm every Wednesday

September-December 2003

Mark Nightingale began playing at the age of nine and his prodigious talent became widely recognised when he won the coveted Don Lusher Award at the age of fifteen. He has also become one of this country’s top session musicians. In addition, the Mark Nightingale trombone has been featured with artists as musically diverse as Frank Sinatra, Elton John, Sting, Henry Mancini, Luciano Pavarotti, Madonna and the London Symphony Orchestra. As well as leading his own quartet and Big Band, Mark is currently working with Cleo Laine and John Dankworth, the Charlie Watts Ten-tet, Stan Tracey’s Ellingtonia, the Andy Panayi Quartet and the Dave O’Higgins Biggish Band.

17th Jazzland Christmas Party!!

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JANUARY

28th The Tony Woods Project

7th Alec Dankworth Trio

18th The Free Radicals

Born in Southampton, Tony Woods grew up in Chilworth Old Village and began playing folk music with his father at the age of five. Classical studies on clarinet and piano followed, becoming principal of Southampton Youth Orchestra in 1979, and a member of the British Youth Wind Orchestra in 1980. The Tony Woods Project has continued to develop and expand on the ideas first presented on the 'High Seas' album: Tony has produced many more melodic, folk inspired, quirky compositions, and the band now features two new stars: Mike Outram on guitar and Milo Fell on drums. The project still features long time associates Robert Millett on vibes and Andy Hamill on bass. Admission £5.00 Concessions £4.50 SJL Members £4.00

Return visit for this superb Cardiff based band that made a big impression on their first visit to Swansea Jazzland last year. Led by the superb Mike Morgan on Double bass and vocals, Mark Harris on drums, Paul Buck on keyboards and Geoff Meredith Saxophone and Trumpet. Admission £4.00 Concessions £3.50 SJL Members £3.00

British Jazz award winner Alec Dankworth leads this Trio through an eclectic repertoire of originals inspired by Dave Holland, Garcia Lorca and Sting, as well as tunes by composers such as Dave Brubeck and Abdullah Ibrahim. Featuring the expansive euphony of Julian Arguelles on saxes and the princely plectrum of Phil Robson on guitar.

Julian Arguelles

Alec has worked with artists as diverse as Stephanne Grappelli, Abdullah Ibrahim and Van Morrison. Following Berklee Colledge of Music, Alec became a member of various groups, notably Clark Tracey, Julian Joseph and Nigel Kennedy. During a period of residency in New York he played with the Duke Ellington Orchestra and joined the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

Alec Dankworth

FEBRUARY

4th The Hamish Stuart Band JimJam - Hamish Stewart guitar & vocals Phil Robson

Admission: £6.00 Concessions £5.00 SJL Members £4.00

14th Simon Allen with The Dave Cottle Trio Exciting young saxophonist who is making a big name for himself on the UK jazz scene. Simon graduated from The London Academy last year and is a member of the Clark Tracey sextet and first appeared at Swansea Jazzland with the Laurence Cottle Big Band and later with Australian Guitarist Blake Wilner and his Band. Admission: £4.00 Concessions £3.50 SJL Members £3.00

21st Constellation Big Band Return of Swansea's very own 19 piece Big Band. Basie, Kenton, Ellington and Rich will all be on the menu for a night of great Big Band swing. Admission: £3.50 Concessions £3.00 SJL Members £2.50

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Hamish Stuart

The Big Band from the East!! (Newport that is!!) Making a welcome return to Swansea Jazzland is the Byron Jones Big Band. Trombonist Byron has recovered from a recent illness a we look forward to a great evening of Big Band Swing Admission £4.00 Concessions £3.50 SJL Members £3.00

MARCH

3rd ‘Sitter-in’ Night & Workshop Jazz workshop from 6.45pm onwards The 'sitters in night' is a chance for any musicians to sit in and play jazz. The Dave Cottle trio will be available as will be piano, drums, bass and guitar amplification. The performance part of the night starts at 8.30 pm.

Jim Mullen guitar Ian Thomas drums Pino Paladino bass Robin Aspland piano. Led by Average White Band singer/guitarist Hamish Stewart, JIMJAM unleash a creamy-cool summer-groove delight that cruises along with a precision and breeziness that is pure pleasure. Featuring the world renowned band of Jim Mullen guitar, Pino Palladino bass, Ian Thomas drums and Robin Aspland piano. Admission £10.00 Concessions £8.00 SJL Members £6.00 Robin

Jim Mullen

The jazz workshop commences at 6.45pm. Either rehearse for the 'sitting in', or if you don't feel ready to play in front of an audience just come and play at the workshop. Bring along any music or arrangements you may have. Admission £2.50 Cons £2.00 SJL Mbr £1.50 Sitters-in FREE!

10th Pedal Mania

Tickets available from the St. James Club Aspland every Wednesday night. Alternatively, send ticket applications to Swansea Jazzland, St. James Social Club, St. James Crescent, Uplands, Swansea, SA1 6DR Please state how many tickets required, a cheque payable to 'Swansea Jazzland' and a stamped addressed envelope.

11th The Eric Clarke Quartet

25th Byron Jones Big Band

Ian Thomas

Pino

Palladino Eric is one of the top sax players living and working in Wales. Alto Sax, Clarinet and flute will all be played as Eric features some of his own compositions and jazz standards. The Eric Clark Quartet has become one of the established bands at the Brecon Jazz Festival. Admission £3.50 Concessions £3.00 SJL Members £2.50

Pedal Mania, showcases the unmistakable sound of the C3 Hammond Organ played by Jean-paul Gard. Its' larger than life sound has not only influenced, but have been used in a wide range of music genres, anything from Rock to Country, Jazz to R&B. However one part of the Hammond design often over looked is the bass pedals, usually because very few musicians have ever learnt to use them. The sound they produce can be likened to that of a Double Bass, smooth, warm and very VERY deep! Influenced by one of Jazz's greatest keyboard players, Jimmy Smith, John-Paul has taken the classic instrument into the 21st Century, taking some classic tunes and giving them his own unique Jazz grove twist. Admission £6.00 Concessions £5.00 SJL Members £4.00


January - April 2004

17th Morninington Lockett : Dick Pearce with The Dave Cottle Trio

Mornington was born in London, but grew up on the Isle of Wight where he began playing jazz, as a member of the Ronnie Scott Sextet, Mornington worked extensively in Britain and abroad. Trumpeter Dick Pearce’s life as a jazz musician began at the age of 16 when he joined The National Youth Jazz Orchestra. He joined Ronnie Scott’s Quintet on a regular basis from 1980 to 1993. Admission £6.00 Concessions £5.00 SJL Mbrs £4.00

24th Derek Morgan & Guests

Veteran jazz drummer Derek has played with some of the worlds best known jazz musicians over the years. Admission £3.00 Concessions £2.50 SJL Members £2.00

31st Bridgend Big Band

Return visit to Swansea Jazzland for the Bridgend Big Band with Musical Director Bill Davies and their usual blend of experienced and youthful musicians. Admission £3.50 Concessions £3.00 SJL Members £2.50

est of theWelsh B month at Swansea Jazzland APRIL is:

APRIL Wales' top professional jazz pianist and session musician Dick Roberts leads this superb band which features Lee Goodall on Saxophone. Admission £3.50 Concs £3.00 SJL £2.50

14th Gethin Liddington Band

Top Welsh trumpeter Gethin Liddington is no stranger to Swansea Jazzland audiences as a member of both The Steve Waterman Jazz Orchestra and the Byron Jones Big Band. His band includes the leading Welsh lady jazz double bass player Paula Gardiner. Admission £3.50 Concessions £3.00 SJL Mbrs £2.50

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8.30pm - 11pm every Wednesday

He has an unusual quality for a singer in today's world of cyber-pop - he has a voice - a unique voice, chesnut warm and chocolate rich, classic, certain and reassuring. If you enjoy the music of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat "King" Cole, Vic Damone and Jack Jones, you will surely be moved by Jeff's relaxed and emotivestyle. A singer with vast experience - Ten years with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, special guest vocalist with the BBC Big Band, International Cabaret, Concert and TV performances in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Toronto, the Middle East, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium and aboard P&O's luxury liners "Oriana" and "Arcadia." Admission £6.00 Concessions £5.00 SJL Members £4.00

28th The Swansea Hit Squad

(alias the Swansea Hat Squid) Featuring Dave Cottle piano, Alun Vaughan bass, Berry Ray Saxophones, The Simmons brothers Ian and Steve and Guitar and Sax and Dowi Young on the drums. Admission £3.50 Concessions £3.00 SJL Mbrs £2.50

Please checkout the Swansea Jazzland website for up-to-date information on all jazz nights, forthcoming events and ticket applications. Become an SJL! - Swansea Jazzland Member, and enjoy great discounts on great jazz! - see website for membership details.

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7th Dick Roberts Quartet

Wales' top jazz vocalist! Jeff Hooper makes a return visit to Swansea Jazzland and is sure to draw a big audience yet again.

January - April 2004

Return visit to Swansea Jazzland by two top performers who regularly played together for years as part of the Ronnie Scott band.

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21st Jeff Hooper Band

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MAY

26th Liquid Latin

5th The Pete King Quartet

Always a great night at Swansea Jazzland with this superb Cardiff based 12-piece latin jazz ensemble Admission £4.00 Concessions £3.50 SJL Members £3.00

Pete King Alto Sax Steve Melling Piano Steve Keogh Drums Jeremy Brown Bass PETER KING, in the words of one critic, "the finest alto saxophonist that Britain has ever produced, and one of the finest in the world today" (Dave Gelly, 'The Giants of Pete King Jazz', Aurum Press, 1986), has been a major influence on the British Jazz scene ever since he played, (at the age of eighteen!), the opening of RONNIE SCOTT'S, London's internationally famous jazz Mecca. Peter has worked and with such legends as Bud Powell, Elvin Jones, Max Roach, Milt Jackson, Lalo Schifrin, Frank Foster's 'new' Count Basie Band and the Ray Charles Orchestra. He has also recorded with Hampton Hawes, Al Haig, Philly Joe Jones, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, and many others, including Red Rodney, who said this of Peter.. "He's got that natural growl in his playing -yet he's soft and beautiful when he wants to be." Admission: £7.00 Concessions £6.00 SJL Members £5.00

JUNE

4th Andrew Davies Quartet - 8pm start! Plus support band Neath College Jazz Ensemble

30th The Martha Skilton/Jason Ball Quintet plus support band Mike Davies Quartet - 8pm

7th The Blake Wilner Quartet

9th Gilad Atzmon & the Orient House Ensemble

OLI HAYHURST - bass SIMON ALLEN - saxes JACOB SMEDEGAARD - drums

Don Rendell began playing alto saxophone as a child but later switched to tenor. He played in a number of dance bands during the late 40s, and in 1950 became a member of John Dankworth's septet. After leaving Dankworth in 1953 he formed his own small group but also worked with bands led by Tony Crombie, Ted Heath and others. In 1956 he joined Stan Kenton for a European tour, appearing on Live At The Albert Hall . In the late 50s he played with Woody Herman. Admission: £4.00 Concessions £3.50 SJL Members £3.00

19th Matt Wates Sextet

16th The Harrison-Ford Quartet

‘Best Small Group’ - 2001 British Jazz Matt Wates, alto. Martin Shaw, trumpet. Steve Kaldestad, tenor. Leon Greening, piano. Malcolm Creese, bass. Steve Brown, drums. Matt was born in London in 1964 and graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1988. He has appeared with Bucky Pizzarelli, John Colianni, Humphrey Lyttelton, Georges Arvanitas, Helen Shapiro, Don Weller, Bobby Wellins, Dusko Goykevich, Duncan Lamont, Ian Shaw, Norma Winstone and Peter King. Admission: £6 Concessions £5 SJL Members £4

Well over 35 years after his first stage performance, the legendary Jazz guitar hero Jim Mullen is still very active. With his latest project, The Organ Trio, he offers truly fascinating pieces which could be described simply as "mullenesque". Admission £6.00 Concessions £5.00 SJL Members £4.00

First foray into Wales for Penclawdd born Andy Davies, who leads his quartet through a repertoire of his own compositions peppered with some jazz standards. Andy is a medal winning graduate of Trinity College of Music, London and has appeared in major London jazz venues, including the Pizza Express Jazz Club with singer Gwyneth Herbert, the 606 Club and Ronnie Scott’s where he performed with the Ian Shaw trio. Admission £4.00 Concessions £3.50 SJL Members £3.00 The remarkable and distinctive jazz musician GILAD ATZMON created 'the Orient House Ensemble', to give voice to his passionately felt musical inspirations. His jazz compositions infused with Ladino and Balkan melodies and entwined with Eastern European and Turkish influences, produce haunting and powerful moods. As a member of the 'Blockheads', Gilad has recorded and performed with Ian Dury, Robbie Williams, Sinead O'Connor, PaulMcCartney and Shane McGowan. Gilad also guests with "Mike Scott and the Water Boys" and many more. Admission £7.00 Concessions £6.00 SJL Members £5.00

12th Don Rendell with The Dave Cottle Trio

23rd Jim Mullen & The Organ Trio

plus support band vocalist Ami Sinha Contemporary jazz outfit based in and around Newport S/Wales. Simon Gibbs - guitar, Phil [Alfie] Ford -saxes, Carl Harrison - Bass, electric & acoustic, and Brian Harrison ; drums & percussion. The band will play a mixture of standards, some odd time stuff, which will include contemporary covers by such bands as Earthworks, Astral Project, the Dave Holland Quintet and original material. Supporting the band will be vocalist Ami Sinha, a former student at Leeds College of Music, who will performing Cole Porter, Jerome Kern and similar standards. Admission £4.00 Concessions £3.50 SJL Members £3.00

Talented young saxophonist Martha Skilton from Abergavenny joins forces with guitarist Jason Ball from Newport with a repertoire of mainsteam jazz standards. Admission £4.00 Concessions £3.50 SJL Members £3.00

JULY

Australian born jazz guitarist/composer Blake Wilner has been based in London since 1999. In 2002 he toured in Australia to launch his second compilation of modern jazz originals, "The Bookshop", and then returned to London to re-form his quartet and prepare to tour the UK with this new music. Admission £6.00 Cons £5.00 SJL Mbr £4.00

TUESDAY 13th The Laurence

Cottle

All Star Big Band with star vocalist

Claire Martin

- A Jazzland Special!!

Laurence Cottle returns to Swansea with his All Star Big Band. The band is joined by award winning jazz vocalist Claire Martin. The band is playing a week at Ronnie Scotts, London July 5th - July 10th and the Swansea Jazzland performance is the only performanceoutside of London.

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TUESDAY 13th The Laurence Cottle All Star Big Band with star vocalist Claire Martin

14th Laurence Cottle & ‘The Remnants!!’ A selection of the All Star Big Band are staying over for our regular Wednesday night presentation. A chance to hear some top class musicians in a small band setting. Admission £7.00 Concessions £6.00 SJL Members £5.00 Pete Canter is a fine tenor sax player, playing modern jazz in the South-West where he is based and also increasingly, at venues further a field. Pete has a driving, straight ahead style, loves to play bebop and hardbop, swings hard on standards and delivers ballads with great feeling and a beautiful tone. Pete will be joined by Mark Hayward on drums, Riaan Vosloo on bass and Dhevdhas Nair on piano. Admission £4.00 Concessions £3.50 SJL Members £3.00

28th Elaine Delmar with the Brian Dee Trio Elaine Delmar has long been established as a singer of the highest calibre with voice, looks and personality that have fascinated audiences wherever she has appeared the world over. She has appeared on Broadway in New York and has toured in Europe, Australia and Canada. In London as a star of the jazz musical Bubblin’ Brown Sugar she received standing ovations from West End audiences and enthusiastic acclaim from critics. Brian Dee is one of the UK’s leading jazz pianists. He first came to prominence with the opening of the Ronnie Scott Club in 1959. His international reputation grew and he toured as a member of The Jazz Five opposite Miles Davis. Admission £6.00 Concessions £5.00 SJL Members £4.00

Giant Steps is a semi professional young band based in Llandeilo. Playing jazz/rock/funk/hiphop fusions. Admission £4.00 Concessions £3.50 SJL Members £3.00

8.30pm - 11pm every Wednesday

11th Jonathon Lewis / Dick Hamer Quintet Saxophonist Jonathon Lewis was a familiar face on the South Wales jazz scene before work commitments took him away from the area. A welcome return for this talented saxophonist along with Cardiff based saxophonist Dick Hamer. The quintet performed at Brecon 2003. Admission £4.00 Concessions £3.50 SJL Mbrs £3.00

18th Jazz Workshop & ‘sitters-in night’ 7pm Come along from 7pm onwards. The Dave Cottle Trio will be on hand, along with Microphones, piano, drums, bass and guitar amplification. The night proved very popular back in March so do please come early so we may get a programme together and get as many people to participate as possible. Admission £4.00 Concessions £3.50 SJL Mbrs £3.00

25th The Cottle Brothers & Guests David, Richard and Laurence all together on the same night with a mixture of Dixieland, Be bop, Mainstream, Latin and Funk. A rare chance to hear Laurence on trombone as well as bass, Richard will be playing Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Clarinet and synthesizer, David will be on piano and trumpet. Admission £5.00 Concessions £4.50 SJL Mbrs £4.00

SEPTEMBER

1st The Dowi Young Band 18 year old drummer Dowi Young brings this superb band of talented young musicians to play at Swansea Jazzland again. Dowi, from Cwmbran, has been accepted at London's Trinity College where he starts his degree course in September.

SWANSEA JAZZLAND St. James Club, St. James Crescent Uplands, Swansea

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21st The Pete Canter Quartet

4th Giant Steps

May-September 2004

The band is packed full of the UKs leading jazz session players including Steve Sidwell and Martin Shaw in the trumpet section, Nigel Hitchcock leads the sax team and Mark Nightingale leads the trombone section. Ian Thomas will be playing drums. Any tickets not taken up by Jazzland members in May, will be on general sale in June. Please phone Dave Cottle 07802 912789 for further details. Tickets £15 Admission is strictly by ticket only. Tickets will be available to Jazzland Members only from May 5th, and will only be available at the St. James Club on Wednesday nights.

LIVE Jazz

AUGUST

Programme:

Please checkout the Swansea Jazzland website for up-to-date information on all jazz nights

May 5th The Pete King Quartet

Special Extra Performance

Laurence Cottle All-Star Big Band featuring Clair Martin - TUESDAY July 13th Presenting the best of local & international musicians in an intimate setting

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Programme:

September-December 2004

SEPTEMBER

1st Dewi Young Band

18yr old drummer Dowi Young is embarking on a 3 year jazz course at Trinity College London. For this performance at Jazzland his band includes pianist Dick Roberts and Lee Goodhall on Saxophone.

8th Rob Haddon Quartet

Cardiff based guitarist Rob Haddon will be playing some original compositions along with a mixture of swing standards, Latin and Funk. Mark Thomas is on drums.

15th Constellation Big Band

A return visit for Swanseas’ very own 17 piece Big Band. Playing a repertoire of Basie, Kenton and Ellington, amongst others.

22nd Andy Hague Quintet

Bristol based quintet led by trumpeter Andy Hague. Ben Waghorn - tenor sax, Jim Blomfield - piano, Dave Goodier - bass & Simon Gore – drums Admission £5 Conc. £4.50 SJL member £4

29th Dave O’Higgins with the Dave Cottle Trio Currently performing all over the world with Dave O’Higgins Quartet/Quintet/ Sextet/Biggish Band. Collaborating with the Jazzcotech Dancers, performing jazz dance sessions at London’s Jazz Café, and at festivals inc. 2003 North Sea. Admission £7 Conc. £6 SJL member £5

OCTOBER

6th The Huw Warren Trio Huw Warren - piano

Dudley Phillips - basses Martin France - drums Born in Swansea Huw Warren studied piano and cello and first worked as a teenager playing Hammond Organ in the Working Men’s Clubs of South Wales. In 1988 Huw was co-founder of the award winning ensemble Perfect Houseplants. A widely experienced performer, Huw has also worked with Kenny Wheeler, Billy Bragg, Steve Arguelles, Julian Arguelles, and African guitarist Mose Se ‘Fan-Fan’ as well as featuring on film scores by Stephen Warbeck and Michael Gibbs. Admission £6 Conc. £5 SJL member £4

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Standard Admission £4 Conc.£3.50 Jazzland members £3 unless otherwise stated

13th Byron Jones Big Band

The Big Band from the East are back! Always a pleasure to hear them play at Swansea Jazzland. Trombonist Byron Jones will be directing the band through a great set of arrangements featuring musicians drawn mainly from the Cardiff & Newport area. Admission £5

Conc. £4.50

20th Allegria

SJL member £4

One of the most exciting Latin/Gypsy bands around make a welcome return to Swansea Jazzland. Featuring the superb guitar work of Hywel Maggs.

24th Ben Thomas Quintet

South Wales based jazz trumpet player. His band features Thad Kelly on bass, James Chadwick guitar and Lee Goodhall on drums. Dave Cottle guests on piano.

DECEMBER

1st Steve Waterman Jazz Orchestra with guest soloist Russel van den Berg, Tenor sax.

27th Alan Barnes

with Dave Cottle Trio 7pm-8pm Jazz Master Class (Free to Attend) One of the most experienced and renowned UK jazz performers, Alan Barnes, along with the trio, will be available for Question and answer session on all aspects of playing jazz, his experiences of jazz, and saxophone techniques. Admission £7

Conc. £6

SJL member £5

NOVEMBER

3rd Pedalmania

John-Paul Gard started playing the organ at the age of 10. Within eight months he had made it into the finals of the UK’s best organ player 1981. He continued to study the organ for another five years and was influenced by musicians such as; Alan Haven, Harry Stonhem, Erroll Garner, Jerry Allen and Harold Smart. Admission £5 Conc. £4.50 SJL member £4

10th Herb Geller

Dave Cottle – piano, Martin Webber – drums and Allen Jones – Double Bass Through his work in big bands, combos and studio orchestras including numerous recordings, Herb became known as one of the leading exponents on alto sax of the so-called West Coast style of jazz in the late fifties along with Art Pepper, Frank Morgan, Bud Shank, Lennie Niehaus and Eric Dolphy.

17th Julian Marc Stringle and the Dream Band

Julian Marc Stringle - clarinet/tenor sax/alto sax, Neil Angilley - keyboards, Dominic Ashworth - guitars, Chris Dodd - bass, Mike Bradley – drums, Jackie Hicks - Vocals. Julian was a child prodigy reed player. He studied clarinet with Wilf Keeley and composition with William Lloyd Webber. Julian is starring with the new Digby Fairweather showband and leads his own latin-influenced quintet. Admission £8 Conc. £7 SJL member £6

SWJO is an 18-piece contempoary jazz orchestra, playing original compositions from Steve Waterman. Renowned as one of the top British jazz trumpet players both at home and on the international scene, Steve began his career while studying at Trinity College Of Music, and since then has worked regularly on the European and International jazz scene. The orchestra will be recording their first album here in Swansea on the 4th & 5th December! www.swjo.co.uk Admission £7 Conc. £6 SJL member £5

8th 2004 Jazz Workshop & ‘Sitters In’ Night

Come along from 7pm onwards. The Dave Cottle Trio will be on hand, along with Microphones, piano, drums, bass and guitar amplification.

15th GARETH WILLIAMS TRIO Accompanied by the superb Laurence Cottle on bass guitar and the excellent Ian Thomas on Drums. Gareth's website is: http://www.123webpages.co.uk/ user/index.php?user=gareth&pn=1 Admission £7

Conc. £6

SJL member £5

22nd CHRISTMAS PARTY with THE SWANSEA HIT SQUAD and GUESTS! (buffet)

End the jazz calendar with fun and great jazz - hear Christmas carols like never before! - Don't miss it - and thanks for your fantastic support through 2004 - See you next year!


Programme: September - December 2004

Jazz every Wednesday - Come rain or shine!

Visit our new-look website at:

Presenting the best of local & international musicians in an intimate setting

www.swanseajazzland.co.uk

1.

Exit the M4 at Junction 42

2.

follow the A483 dual carriageway into Swansea

3.

About 4 miles or so after leaving the Motorway the speed limit will drop to 30MPH. (WATCH OUT FOR SPEED TRAPS!!)

4.

On entering the 30 Mph zone proceed on through 5 sets of traffic lights, pass Sainsburys on left, then the Leisure Centre.

5.

After the 5th set of lights get in the outside lane, you will now see TESCO on your right. Turn right at the next set of lights.

6.

Now go straight on through 2 more sets of lights until you come to a roundabout, take the first left.

7.

Now take the first turning right up a one way street which runs for about 150 yards. At the top of the street turn left.

8.

Proceed on through 2 sets of Pelican lights. After the 2nd set of Pelican lights turn right into St. James Crescent.

9.

The club is about 30 yards up on your right.

10. St. James Club, St. James Crescent, Swansea.

Club Tel No: 01792 466535

St. James Club, St. James Crescent Uplands, Swansea

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Swansea Jazzland is a non-profit making organisation dedicated to delivering and educating jazz to a wide range of audiences. If you would like these programme details in the language of Welsh please request it by visiting the website.

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Directions to Swansea Jazzland

27th October Alan Barnes

with Dave Cottle Trio

17th November Julian Marc Stringle

September-December 2004

you'll find more comprehensive information on all of our artists, and much more besides!

Programme:

LIVE Jazz

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and the Dream Band

1st December Steve Waterman Jazz Orchestra with guest soloist Russel van den Berg, Tenor sax.

15th December Gareth Williams trio with Laurence Cottle & Ian Thomas 8.30pm - 11pm every Wednesday

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May - August 2005 May 4th The Jones / O’Connor Group The group consists of Paul Jones (Piano, Fender Rhodes), Richard Jones (Guitars) Chris O’Connor (Bass) and Mark O’Connor (Drums) All four are busy musicians and performers; they have played many Jazz club residencies and have performed with Jim Mullen, Art Themen and Keith Tippett amongst others. They have played at Festivals all over the U.K. including Brecon Jazz Festival, the Meltdown festival at the Royal Festival Hall, the Bath Festival, Glastonbury Festival, The National Experimentica Festival, Pontypool Jazz Festival and Nantwich Jazz and Blues Festival, alongside artists such as Damon Brown, Guy Barker, Hiromi, and Henry Lowther. - www.jonesoconnorgroup.co.uk Admission: £5 Jazzland Members: £3.50

11th Jeff Hooper and his band Jeff Hooper is the best big band and Jazz vocalist around today. He has an unusual quality for a singer in today’s world of cyber-pop - he has a voice - a unique voice, chestnut warm and chocolate rich, classic, certain and reassuring. If you enjoy the music of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat”King”Cole, Vic Damone and Jack Jones, you will surely be moved by Jeff’s relaxed and emotive style. Admission £6 Jazzland Members £4

18th Swansea Hit Squad Two bands merged into one! Dave Cottle’s Midnite Minor joins forces with The Simmonds brothers Steve amd Ian. Berry Ray features on Sax (and vocals!) Admission: £5 Jazzland Members: £3.50 th

25 Jim Mullen Organ Trio Return visit to Swansea Jazzland for this fabulous Organ Trio. Jim Mullen - guitar, Matt Skelton drums and Mike Gorman plays the Hammond Organ. Visit the Organ Trio website: www.theorgantrio.com Admission: £7 Jazzland Members: £5

June 1st The Richie Howard Quartet The quartet features a group of highly talented young jazz musicians who deliver a wide repertoire of standards mixed with original material, performed in an effortless style that belies their years. Although the band are currently working on expanding their repertoire of original compositions, because each of the members share a mutual interest and a deep rooted love for the jazz traditions, reflections of the past are never far from mind. Richie Howard (25), has been playing clarinet since the age of 10. He discovered his love for jazz in his early teens and after winning the prestigious Leblanc Trophe de Paris Jazz Clarinettist of the Year award in 1998. Richie Howard (Clarinet) John Blease (Drums) Dean Smith (Guitar) Dave Manington (Bass)

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Live Jazz - Every Wednesday 8.30-11pm

8th Mojas

13th Curios Paradise

Latin jazz ensemble from the West! Carmarthen and Lampeter that is! Soulful Afro-jazz peppered peppered with salsa, ska and blue note grooves - www.mojas.org Admission: £5 Jazzland Members: £3.50

Pete Oxley electric, acoustic, synth guitars. Mark Lockheart tenor, soprano saxophones, bass clarinet. Steve Hamilton piano, keyboards. Steve Watts acoustic, electric basses. Russ Morgan drums, percussion.

15th Constellation Big Band Return visit for Swansea’s very own Big Band. Basie, Kenton and Rich will be in the programme along with vocals from Paula King Admission £5 Jazzland Members £3.50

22nd Mark Nightingale - with the Dave Cottle Trio The UK’s leading jazz trombone player! Voted best trombonist in British Jazz Awards in 1994/96/98. Since leaving NYJO he has played with artists as musically diverse as Frank Sinatra, James Morrisson, Cleo Laine, Sting, Kenny Wheeler, the BBC Big Band, Louis Bellson & Cher. He has also featured on albums with a wide range of musicians including Clark Terry, Claire Martin, Ray Brown, John Dankworth & Slide Hampton. Admission: £6 Jazzland Members: £4

29th The Geoff Eales Trio Geoff Eales - piano, Roy Babbington - double bass, Mark Fletcher - drums Geoff Eales is regarded as one of the UK’s most versatile jazz pianists and composers. A charismatic performer, his unique interpretations of standards and his own powerful compositions have inspired and moved audiences all over the world. Throughout his career he has proved himself to be the master of many musical styles but it is within the freedom of the jazz arena that his amazing powers of communication are most fully revealed, his concerts and recordings attracting universal critical acclaim. - www.geoffeales.com Admission £7 Jazzland Members £5

July 6th ZUM Adam Summerhayes - Violin, Chris Grist - Cello, Jonny Gee - Bass, David Gordon - Piano, Eddie Hession - Accordion ZUM first stormed the UK in 2001 with its stunning fusion combining the fire and brilliance of Eastern European gypsy fiddle music with the hot-blooded passion of Argentinian Tango. The band has since had three more sell-out tours, as well as three sell-out shows at the South Bank in London and for many major festivals in the UK. ZUM performs ‘Nuevo Tango’ masterpieces by Astor Piazzolla and music from the golden era of tango, alongside addictive traditional gypsy melodies and dazzling virtuoso fiddling. The band add their own compelling original material, inspired by both gypsy and tango, lightly spiced with a host of influences from klezmer to bebop. www.zum.org.uk

Pete Oxley writes: “Curious Paradise is my current recording and touring group. Rather contrarily, I wrote a new repertoire of music, followed swiftly by the recording of the first eponymously titled CD before playing our first gig. The ‘unofficial’ CD launch of Curious Paradise on the 13th November ‘03 at The Spin was therefore also a rather exhilarating live debut for this band! I think that the musicians I selected for this project helped to predetermine the style and sound of the music that I would write: textural, world-jazz. So, what is this ‘textural world jazz’? As ever, attempting to describe music in words is something of a non-starter. However, I see this as comprising filmic qualities, lush soundscapes driven by strong melodic themes and pretty rich harmonies”. Admission £8 Jazzland Members £6

20th The Byron Jones Big Band One of Swansea Jazzlands’ favourite bands. Featuring musicians drawn from the Cardiff / Newport area. A great swing band with superb arrangements and musicianship. Admission: £6 Jazzland Members: £4

27th Dewi Young & the Trinity Boys If you missed them back in January don’t miss them this time. Drummer Dewi Young is studying Jazz at Trinity College London and he brings some of the best musicians at the college with him. John Harvey-bass, Alex Morgan-Keyboard and Nik Carter-Sax. Admission: £5 Jazzland Members: £3.50

August 3rd Summer Jazz Workshop & ‘Sitters-in’ Night Come along from 7pm onwards. An opportunity for anyone to sit in and play some jazz!! Admission: £5 Jazzland Members: £3.50

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Summer Special!

Congratulations to “BIG” Paul Jazz!

Wales’ premier “ Live Jazz “ Club featuring the best of local, national and international musicians Our congratulations go to our friend in an intimate setting.

August 10th

Paul Williams, who retires from Ford Bridgend this coming July!! - After stepping off the footplate of his train for the last time in many years, Paul will now find even more time for the loves of his life - Anne, their great family, and of course - JAZZ!

Laurence Cottle We seen some great jazz acts over the last 21 years at Taliesin - have you?

Big Band with

Claire Martin

Taliesin21 Taliesin celebrates it's 21st Birthday this June with a visit from Clare Teal and friends, join the party on June 11th!

May - August 2005

Big Paul ‘Jazz’ with Robin Jones at Swansea Jazzland

Good luck and thanks for all of your help! Steve Waterman, Derek Lawton, & The Steve Waterman Jazz Orchestra!

Here’s your opportunity to support your jazzclub and your business or special occasion! Laurence Cottle returns to Swansea with his All Star Big Band. The band is joined by award winning jazz vocalist Claire Martin. The band played a return week at Ronnie Scotts, London in April and the Swansea Jazzland performance is the ONLY PERFORMANCE OUTSIDE OF LONDON. The band is packed full of the UKs leading jazz session players including Steve Sidwell, Pat White and Martin Shaw in the trumpet section, Nigel Hitchcock, Ben Castle and Simon Allen form part of the sax team and Mark Nightingale leads the trombone section. Ian Thomas will be playing drums. ADMISSION IS STRICTLY BY TICKET ONLY. Tickets will be available to Jazzland Members ONLY from June 1st, and will only be available at the St. James Club on Wednesday nights. Any tickets not taken up by Jazzland members in June, will be on general sale in July. Please phone Dave Cottle 07802 912789 for further details.

If you would like to get your name in front of an audience of 5000, then contact us about placing a supporting advert. We will offer a range of advert sizes and they will be costed accordingly. Discounts are available for advertisers taking space for more than one programme period. Please contact Dave Cottle on 07802 912789 or email: dave@swanseajazzland.co.uk

So watch this space - it could be yours!

www.laurencecottle.com & www.clairemartinjazz.com Ticketed Event Only, Members tickets on sale from June 1st at £15

17th G Steps

Live

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Every Wednesday!

8.30pm - 11pm

7 piece band from Llandielo featuring some of the best young jazz talent in Wales. Saxophonist Oliver Nezhati leads the band. Admission: £5 Jazzland Members: £3.50

24th The Danny Moss Quartet One of the finest ever British Tenor Sax players. Now living in Featuring Austaralia Danny is back in the UK for a few months and playing gigs all over the country. Featuring his son Danny Moss Junior on String Bass. Admission: £6 Jazzland Members: £4 To find out more about Taliesin's forthcoming jazz events, including performances by The Clark Tracey Quintet (29th May) and guitar sensation Eduardo Niebla (25th June), visit the website or contact the box office to join our mailing list.

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31st The Cottle Brothers Featuring David, Richard and Laurence all together on the same night. Plus a guest appearance by Cottle Brothers juniors! Admission: £6 Jazzland Members: £4 Pictured right: Richard, Dave and Laurence - The Cottle Brothers, 1974!

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Live Jazz - Every Wednesday 8.30-11pm

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September 21st Russell van den Berg & Jim Hart

12th - 7PM - Bass and Drum Masterclass

With the Dave Cottle trio Saxophonist Russell Van den Berg performed at Swansea Jazzland last year as a guest soloist with the Steve Waterman Jazz Orchestra. Now we will have an opportunity to hear a lot more from this talented saxophonist. Russell will be joined by an outstanding new talent on the British jazz scene, vibes player Jim Hart.

FREE ADMISSION

With Laurence Cottle and Ian Thomas Ian & Laurence will give a bass and drum jazz master class at 7pm. Admission is free to all. Come along and watch two of the finest exponents of bass and drums in the UK playing. There will be a question and answer session.

Admission: £7 Jazzland Members: £5

28th Sax Appeal

Sax Appeal is an award-winning, UK-based Jazz / Fusion group which features a five saxophone front line, plus an exciting rhythm section. The band is currently celebrating 25 years of gigging since Derek Nash started the original incarnation of the band in Manchester in around 1980! Derek played at Swansea Jazzland earlier in the year with Protect the Beat. Visit www.saxappeal.co.uk for the full line up!

8.30 PM The Steve Waterman

Quintet

The quintet aims to explore a wide variety of jazz textures through the build up of grooves, unusual time signatures, melody and harmony giving them a unique, compelling sound.

Steve Waterman - Trumpet/Flugel Mike Outram - Guitar Anthony Kerr - Vibes Laurence Cottle -Bass Ian Thomas - Drums A quintet containing some of the biggest names currently on the British Jazz circuit. Steve will be playing a set consisting of some Wayne Shorter tunes from the ‘Stablemates’ album. www.stevewaterman.co.uk

Admission: £5 Jazzland Members: £3.50

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Admission: £10 Jazzland Members: £7

October 5th Dave Stapleton Quintet Plus support band Ami Sinha Quartet Piano: Dave Stapleton Saxophones: Marcin Wright Trumpet: Jonny Bruce Bass: Paula Gardiner Drums: Elliott Bennett

19th - Elaine Delmar and her ALL STAR BAND

Steve Waterman Jazz Orchestra

Piano: Brian Dee Bass: Matt Miles Drums: Clark Tracey Guitar: Jim Mullen ELAINE DELMAR has long been established as a singer of the very highest calibre - with the voice, looks and personality that have captivated audiences wherever she has appeared the world over. Elaine’s popular annual appearances at the world famous Ronnie Scott’s Club in London have shown her to be remarkably adaptable in a jazz setting, having worked at different times with such jazz giants as Herb Ellis, Benny Carter and Stephane Grappelli. Her recent season and live album at Ronnie Scott’s evidence a singer who remains in the prime time of her performing life. By popular demand, she will once again be headlining at the club in 2005.

New CD Release Steve Waterman Plays and endorses British designed and manufactured

‘Geneva - Waterman’ Trumpets and Flugelhorns www.genevatrumpets.com

Admission: £8 Jazzland Members: £6 HYDROCD03

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26th - Brian Breeze Jazz & Blues Ensemble Brian Breeze guitar Dave Cottle piano Martin Webber drums Dave Bell bass Dawn Sandells vocals By popular demand Brain Breeze Jazz and Blues Ensemble….does exactly what it says on the tin!! Admission: £5 Jazzland Members: £3.50

Live Jazz - Every Wednesday 8.30-11pm November 2nd Sarah Morrow With the Dave Cottle trio From Pickerington, Ohio, Ms. Morrow began playing trombone at age 12 in her school band. Discovered by Ray Charles, Ms. Morrow is the first female instrumentalist to become a member of his orchestra. After leaving the group she joined Foley, Miles Davis’ lead bass player, in Europe as part of a three horn section playing funk. Sarah has toured with vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater in her big band. Admission: £7 Jazzland Members: £5

9th Davide Logiri Quartet Davide Logiri is a very talented Italian pianist who studied at the Berklee College. Davide is now coming to South Wales for the second time. He will be accompanied by Andrew Fawcett on sax, Jon Goode will be on bass and Greg Evans on drums. Admission: £6 Jazzland Members: £4

16th HAMISH STUART and ‘JIM JAM’ Ticketed Event! Guitar: Hamish Stuart Guitar: Jim Mullen Bass: Pino Palladino Drums: Ian Thomas Keyboards: Graham Harvey Glasgow-born Hamish Stuart shot to fame in the 1970’s as the falsetto voice and guitarist of the AVERAGE WHITE BAND, his distinctive songwriting and vocal and guitar style helping pave the way to AWB’s extraordinary worldwide success. After AWB split up Hamish spent the rest of the 1980’s touring, writing and recording with a galaxy of soul legends, including DIANA ROSS, ARETHA FRANKLIN and GEORGE BENSON. During this period of his life Hamish also worked in the Studio with a number of high-profile soul artists, like JEFFREY OSBORNE and CHAKA KHAN and DIANA ROSS and THE TEMPTATIONS, who recorded Hamish Stuart songs during the 1980’s. However, in 1988 Hamish went through a major change of direction when he was invited to become the cornerstone of PAUL MCCARTNEY’s 1989 -to -1993 record-breaking touring and recording band, crisscrossing the World and recording five Albums with McCartney. Hamish re-located from Los Angeles to London where he has since pursued all manner of musical escapades encompassing solo Albums with his regular “HAMISH STUART BAND” and with his respected collaborators Jim Mullen, Pino Palladino and Ian Thomas as “JIM JAM”. From time to time Hamish can be found making typically stunning guest vocal appearances at Events like QUINCY JONES’ 64th Birthday party and with BONNIE RAITT and with MICHAEL MCDONALD at the Royal Albert Hall. Admission: £12 Jazzland Members: £7

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Wales’ premier “ Live Jazz “ Club featuring the best of local, national and international musicians in an intimate setting.

23rd Tom Harris and ‘Sax Maniacs’ New band formed by one of the most popular jazz saxophonists in Wales Tom Harris. Featuring 3 saxophones and rhythm section, all the arrangements have been written by Tom.

Why not enjoy a meal or a drink at Taliesin’s newly refurbished bar serving tapas, pastries, and a new selection of wines and coffees?

Taliesin

Admission: £5 Jazzland Members: £3.50

30th STEVE WATERMAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA Steve Waterman jazz orchestra make a welcome return to Swansea Jazzland, with their new CD ‘October Arrival’ just released. Steve formed the Orchestra, which plays mostly his compositions and arrangements, with musicians from all over the South Wales area. Featuring Russell van den Berg on sax, Martin Gladdish on trombone and Richard Newby on Drums. www.swjo.co.uk Admission: £6 Jazzland Members: £4

December 7th MARTIN DREW and The New Couriers BeBop Revolution Martin Drew: Drums Mornington Lockett: Sax Paul Morgan: Bass Steve Melling: Piano Jim Hart: Vibes After a couple of successful years in which the “Celebrating The Jazz Couriers” band became one of the best and well known jazz groups in the country, Mornington Lockett and Martin Drew, who both run the band, are moving on. Nigel Hitchcock and Andrew Cleyndert have left to explore new challenges, so the brilliant Paul Morgan has taken over the double bass chair, and a fantastic newcomer on vibraphone, Jim Hart, who Mornington discovered, has taken over the second saxophone duties. Jim brings a totally different sound to the group. Helping to hold it together as always is Steve Melling on piano, who was with the previous group, and a wonderful asset to any band he plays in. Admission: £8 Jazzland Members: £6

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Thank you! Thanks for your great support throughout 2005 making Swansea Jazzland the best little jazz club in Britain! Membership for 2006 will be available from December. If you would like to advertise in the next programme contact Dave Cottle on 07802 912789 or email dave@swanseajazzland.co.uk

(Doors open 7.30pm)

Come along from 7pm onwards. An opportunity for anyone to sit in and play some jazz 7 pm - 11pm (doors open 6.45pm)

St James Social Club, St James Crescent Uplands, Swansea

Admission: £5 Jazzland Members: £3.50

To find out more about Taliesin's forthcoming jazz events, including performances by Back to Basie, Daryl Sherman, Soweto Kinch and Andy Sheppard visit the website or contact the box office to join our mailing list.

www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk box office 01792 60 20 60

One of the UK’s top saxophone players, always a big hit with Swansea Jazzland audiences. Get into the festive mood with some superb music and humour to match!!!! Alan was awarded the prestigious BBC jazz instrumentalist of the year award in 2001. The early part of his career found him touring Europe with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra. He has played with many of the jazz greats including Warren Vache, Stan Tracey and Humphrey Littleton. On the commercial scene he has toured with Bryan Ferry and Van Morrison, and played at the Blue Note Club in New York and Tokyo. Admission: £8 Jazzland Members: £5 - INCLUDES A BUFFET!!

Every Wednesday! 8.30pm - 11pm

14th JAZZ WORKSHOP and ‘Sitters-in night’

21st JAZZLAND CHRISTMAS PARTY with ALAN BARNES

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September - December 2005


www.swanseajazzland.co.uk - WALES’ PREMIERE JAZZ VENUE - JAN - APR 2006 Wednesday January 4th

Oliver Nezhati Quartet

18 year old saxophonist Oliver Nezhati, with his band. Plus special guest Ferdinand Fernando, Californian jazz guitarist. Admission Price: Standard £5 Jazzland Members £3.50

Wednesday January 11th

Wednesday February 22nd

Wednesday March 22nd

Wednesday April 12th

Andy Panayi Quartet The Gerry Mulligan Tribute Band

Damon Brown Quintet

Sarah Moule and her band

Admission Price: Standard £7, Jazzland Members £5

In the past few years singer Sarah Moule has established a rapidly growing reputation as one of Britain’s most exciting new jazz talents. Her highly acclaimed debut CD ‘It’s A Nice Thought’ (Linn Records AKD192, Sept. 2002) showed that in lyricist Fran Landesman and composer Simon Wallace (“one of the finest songwriting partnerships alive” The Observer) she has found a source of contemporary, literate and often funny songs which are ruthlessly honest about human foibles, strengths and frailties, and which lend themselves to Sarah’s emotionally direct vocal style. Admission Price: Standard £7, Jazzland Members £5

Andy Panayi (sax) Mark Nightingale (trombone) Steve Brown (Drums) Simon Woolfe (bass)

www.andypanayi.co.uk

Clark Tracey Quintet

All Star Quintet featuring Mark Armstrong (trumpet), Simon Allen (saxes), Zoe Rahman (piano) Peter Billington (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums). www.clarktracey.com Admission Price: Standard £8, Jazzland Members £6

Wednesday January 18th

Andy Panayi is an exceptionally gifted jazz musician, skilled in performance, composition and arranging. He plays all the flutes and all the saxophones and currently leads his own groups, both jazz and classical. He also writes commissioned works and preparing manuscripts for his arranging -composing -transcribing business ALP Music. An exciting band, featuring Mark Nightingale on trombone. Admission Price: Standard £8, Jazzland Members £6

Wednesday March 1st

Swansea Hit Squad

Return visit for the Swansea Hit Squad. Featuring the Simmons brothers Steve and Ian on Sax and Guitar respectively plus Berry Ray on Sax (and vocals!!!) Admission Price: Standard £5, Jazzland Members £3.50

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Constellation Big Band

Swansea’s very own Big Band pays tribute to the likes of Basie, Kenton and Ellington with a repertoire of big band standards Admission Price: Standard £5, Jazzland Members £3.50

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Solid Airbag Berlin

Berlin based jazz funk band visit Swansea Jazzland as part of a UK tour. Solid Airbag combine jazz with funk and rock to provide a platform for their improvisational skills. Influences include Soft Machine, Gong, Tower of Power, John Scofield and Pat Metheny Admission Price: Standard £5, Jazzland Members £3.50

Steve Williams ‘The Standards Quartet’ with vocalist Yvonne Foster

Guitarist Steve Williams takes a break from the Gypsy jazz style guitar to play a set of great jazz standards with vocalist Yvonne Foster Admission Price: Standard £5, Jazzland Members £3.50

Wednesday March 8th

Byron Jones Big Band

www.byronjonesbigband.com

Always a pleasure to welcome back this great swing band. Admission Price: Standard £5, Jazzland Members £3.50

Wednesday March 15th

Protect the Beat

Return visit to Swansea Jazzland for this fabulous band. www.protectthebeat.com

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Simon has been described as “a fiery saxophonist in the mold of the late Tubby Hayes”, and it is Hayes who his work is most often said to recall, observers noting that Simon shares a fondness for fast tempos and sheer desire to create exciting no holds barred jazz. Admission Price: Standard £7 Jazzland Members £5

Cubano Bop

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January 24th 28th n March 28th n April 25th n February

Come along between 8pm and 11pm and participate in playing jazz. Admission Price: Standard £3, Jazzland Members £2

www.billbruford.com

Bill Bruford…drums Tim Garland ..Saxophones Laurence Cottle …bass Gwylim Simcock..piano

Although he grew up with jazz, he became heavily involved in ArtRock in the 70’s & 80’s playing with YES, King Crimson & Genesis. Formed own band with Alan Holdsworth, Jeff Berlin & Dave Stewart, recording four CDs. A further four were recorded with Django Bates & Iain Ballamy in Bill Bruford’s Earthworks between 1987 and 94. Has also played or recorded with David Torn, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Buddy Rich Big Band, Annette Peacock, Al Di Meola, Ralph Tower, Eddie Gomez and others. Current second edition of Earthworks has reconfigured as an acoustic quartet. Admission Price: Standard £12, Jazzland Members £8 Tickets on sale to Jazzland members in January, on general sale in February.

Wednesday April 5th

www.howardalden.com

Wednesday February 15

… Last Tuesday of the Month

****Ticketed event ****** Bill Bruford’s Earthworks

One of the USA’s top jazz guitarists

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New for 2006 - Monthly ‘Sitters in Night’

Wednesday March 29th

Howard Alden / Trefor Owen with the Dave Cottle Trio

Simon Spillett with Dave Cottle Trio

Newly formed Cardiff based Latin jazz ensemble featuring Dick Hamer Admission Price: Standard £5, Jazzland Members £3.50

www.damonbrown.co.uk Damon Brown plays with a warmth and fluidity that allows him to find considerable variations from the norm , therefore making his work worthy of attention. His thoughtfull and attentive playing always demonstrates his ability to find greater emotional depths. Browns playing skills are such that he is able to blend his seemingly disparate influences and create original and entertaining contemporary music that defies pigeonholing.

Derek Nash, (sax) founder and unsung hero of British jazzers Sax Appeal, just returned from a 10 day stint in Denver playing in a line up featuring Dave Grusin and Nelson Rangell. Winner of ‘The Best Jazz CD (2001)’ for his work with Young Lions Old Tigers at this years ‘Hamlet British Jazz Awards’. Winston Blissett, (bass) Credits include recent live work with Jeff Lorber, Massive Attack, Lisa Stansfield plus five tracks recorded in March 02 for the new Phil Collins album. Tim Cansfield (guitar) live and studio credits include countless live shows with The Bee gees, plus touring and recording with Ray Charles, ‘Whitney Houston’ and ‘Steve Winwood’. Arden Hart (keys) Recent collaborations (studio) with George Clinton and Don Blackman plus live work with The Spice Girls, Nik Kershaw and Chaka Khan. Darby Todd, (drums) At 23 years old his colourful input gives this band their unique edge. The most exciting young drummer in the UK , Darby’s short history includes live appearances with Gary Moore, Sax Appeal, Disney’s Lion King and clinic supports with Keith Le Blanc and Billy Cobham. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Upon moving to New York City in 1982, Alden’s skills, both as soloist and accompanist, were quickly recognized and sought-out for appearances and recordings with such artists as Joe Bushkin, Ruby Braff, Joe Williams, Warren Vache` and Woody Herman. He has continued to win accolades from critics and musicians alike, adding Benny Carter, Flip Phillips, Mel Powell, Bud Freeman, Kenny Davern, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie and George Van Eps, as well as notable contemporaries such as Scott Hamilton and Ken Peplowski to his list of impressive credits. On UK tour with Howard is Trefor Owen, guitarist and organiser of the North Wales jazz society. Admission Price: Standard £6, Jazzland Members £4

Full information of all artists and events at Swansea Jazzland are available on our website - please visit

www.swanseajazzland.co.uk

Simon Wallace - piano, Alec Dankworth - bass, Paul Robinson – drums www.sarahmoule.net

Wednesday April 19th

Dewi Young Quartet Dewi is currently studying jazz at Trinity College London. He will be joined by some of the hottest young jazz musicians in the country. Admission Price: Standard £5, Jazzland Members £3.50

Wednesday April 26th

Christian Brewer Quartet

Christian Brewer is one of the most highly-rated saxophonists of his generation and made a hugely successful appearance at Ronnie Scott’s in November 2003. Born in London, Christian studied at the Leeds College of Music and the Guildhall School. Moving to Spain, he worked with pianist Chano Dominguez in a band called Decoy. He has played and recorded with Damon Brown and Geoff Gascoyne among others, and has recorded and toured Japan with the funk band Push and has worked throughout Europe with the reggae trombonist Rico. His current band consists of Leon Greening (piano), Tom Herbert (bass) and Sebastian Rochford (drums). His debut album, Introducing… was described by Ian Carr as ‘superlative’. Admission Price: Standard £7, Jazzland Members £5

STEVE WATERMAN CONTEMPORARY BIG BAND RESIDENTIAL JAZZ COURSE

March 31st - April 2nd 2006 The Diplomat Hotel, Llanelli An opportunity to be part of a unique course focusing on contemporary big band music hosted by one of Europe’s finest trumpet soloists, composers and educators. He will be covering ensemble, improvisation and sectional playing. We are inviting intermediate to advanced adult players of trumpet, trombone, saxes, bass, piano, guitar and drums. Places are very limited, so book your chair early! For full information please visit:

www.swjo.co.uk or email jazz@swjo.co.uk or call 01446 713301


8.30pm - 11pm - Doors open 7.30pm

Join for just £15 for 12 months and you will benefit from great membership savings throughout the year - if you attend every event that’s at least £99 a year saved on entry fees! Support your club! Get your Gold Card now! Contact Dave Cottle on 0780 2912789 or catch him at the club every Wednesday night.

www.swanseajazzland.co.uk

New for 2006!

ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS! Placing an advert in the Swansea Jazzland programme provides the opportunity to support your jazzclub AND your business at the same time! We offer very competitive rates for advertising, and we guarantee you’ll reach a new audience of at least 3000! Please contact Dave Cottle on 07802 912789 or email: dave@swanseajazzland.co.uk

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January 24th n February 28th n March 28th n April 25th Come along between 8pm and 11pm and participate in playing jazz. Admission Price: Standard £3, Jazzland Members £2

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St. James Social Club 38 St. James Crescent Uplands, SWANSEA SA1 6DR

Tel 01792 466535 or 07802 912789


www.swanseajazzland.co.uk - WALES’ PREMIERE JAZZ VENUE - May - Aug 2006 Wednesday May 3rd

The Eri Yamamoto Trio

Eri Yamamoto piano - David Ambrosio bass - Ikudo Takeuchi drums This young jazz pianist is one of the most exciting musicians on the New York jazz scene. Her latest album, Colours, swings effortlessly from Charlie Parker and Duke Ellington classics to her own original compositions. Since moving to New York City in 1996, Eri Yamamoto has established herself as one of the city’s most creative and original pianists and composers. Admission Price: Standard £7 Jazzland Members £5

Wednesday May 10th

The Bridgend Big Band

Musical director Bill Davies leads the band through a repertoire of Big Band classics Admission Price: Standard £5 Jazzland Members £3.50

Wednesday May 17th

Christian Brewer Quintet

Christian is a fiery hard bop player with a beautiful, soulful tone to his playing. He has worked with many star performers ranging from Rico Rodriguez to top blues guitarist Otis Grand. Christian Brewer (alto saxophone), Leon Greening (piano), Jim Hart (vibes), Phil Donkin (bass) and Tristan Mailliot (drums). In 2005 the band performed at international festivals in Hong Kong, Barcelona, Lisbon, Villa Real, Swanage and Scarborough. They were also at Ronnie Scott’s in London for two weeks. Admission Price: Standard £7, Jazzland Members £5

Wednesday May 24th

The J Word

Superb Jazz Quintet incorporating funk, swing and groove styles. Featuring Dick Roberts Piano/Keyboard who has30 years of extensive session and broadcast experience, working with BBC Wales Television, BBC National Orchestra Wales, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Wales Jazz Orchestra, BBC Radio 2 Bigband, BBC Radio 3, S4C, Welsh National Opera, National Chamber Orchestra of Wales, Welsh Jazz Orchestra and others. 1000’s of hours Broadcasting, Studio Sessions, Live and Touring work with Michael Ball, Charlotte Church, Max Boyce, Toyah Wilcox, Leo Sayer, Bonnie Tyler, Roger Whittaker etc etc… One of Wales’ finest jazz saxophonists Lee Goodhall a veteran of many international jazz festivals is featured in the band Admission Price: Standard £5, Jazzland Members £3.50

Tuesday May 30th

Monthly sitters in Night…

Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

Full information of all artists and events at Swansea Jazzland are available on our website - please visit

www.swanseajazzland.co.uk

Wednesday May 31st

Wednesday July 5th

Wednesday August 2nd

Ian Shaw and his band

PEDALMANIA

The Davide Logri Quartet

Tim Lapthorne piano - Thad Kelly bass - Mark Fletcher drums http://www.ianshaw.biz/index.html Named Best Jazz Vocalist at the BBC Jazz Awards 2004, Ian Shaw has recorded 9 highly acclaimed albums. Shaw’s career in performance began unusually for a jazz musician on the Alternative Cabaret Circuit, alongside such performers as Julian Clary, Rory Bremer and Jo Brand. During his several visits to the States in 2003 Ian played the Lincoln Center and Joe’s Pub in New York, the Birchmere in Washington and performed at the Atlanta and Rochester Festivals. In 2003 Ian was on a national tour with the world-famous Brodsky String Quartet. A CD featuring Ian alongside Sting, Elvis Costello, Björk, Paul McCartney and Jacqui Dankworth following this tour was released in March 2005 Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday July 12th

Wednesday August 9th

Julie Edwards/Kevin Deardon

Constellation Big Band

Wednesday June 7th

The Heavy Quartet

http://www.heavyquartet.com/ Formed in 1984, the Heavy Quartet have played a number of clubs and festivals throughout Britain and Europe. Crowd pleasing favourites at Brecon jazz, they have the distinction of being the only band to have performed every year since the festivals inception 20 years ago. Membership of the band, which has fluctuated through the years, currently stands at 8 musicians. Admission Price: Standard £5, Jazzland Members £3.50

Wednesday June 14th

Simon Allen with the Dave Cottle Trio

Saxophonist Simon Allen has appeared at Swansea Jazzland with The Laurence Cottle Big Band, Clark Tracey Quintet and Blake Wilner Quartet. He is a regular member of the BBC Big Band. An opportunity to hear more from this talented saxophonist featured as a solo guest with the Dave Cottle trio. Admission Price: Standard £6, Jazzland Members £4

Wednesday June 21st

Kaz Simmons and her band

www.kazsimmons.com Raised in Hove, East Sussex, Kaz made her stage debut singing at the age of four at the Brighton Dome. She gained Grades 1-8 on both classical guitar and singing, and won awards at local festivals. In 2000, Kaz graduated from Goldsmiths College, London with a BMus. Whilst singing in the Goldsmiths College Big Band, she found her love for jazz and began studying with Laura Zakian. Admission Price: Standard £7, Jazzland Members £5

Tuesday June 27th

Monthly sitters in Night…

Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

Wednesday June 28st

Brian Breeze Jazz and Blues Ensemble

Return visit after last years superb performance. With a mix of jazz and Blues from guitarist and vocalist Brian Breeze Admission Price: Standard £6, Jazzland Members £4

www.pedalmania.com Back by public demand!!. Pedal Mania, showcases the unmistakable sound of the B3 Hammond Organ. Its’ larger than life sound has not only influenced, but have been used in a wide range of music genres, anything from Rock to Country, Jazz to R&B. Admission Price: Standard £6, Jazzland Members £4

with Dave Cottle trio www.jchq.net/JulieEdwards/index.htm Julie Edwards is a singer on the the northern jazz circuit. Since completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Jazz and Contemporary Music at Leeds College of Music in 1997 Julie has worked all around the region. In 2000 she teamed up with saxophonist Kevin Dearden, and together they are now getting recognition further afield. Admission Price: Standard £7, Jazzland Members £5

Wednesday July 19th

The Amigos

www.amigos-wales.com/index.htm You will probably never hear such a wide range of music as you would at an Amigos Concert all played with virtuosity and buckets full of passion. With a repertoire of over 500 Tunes/Songs varying from Gypsy Jazz, Trad Gypsy, Hot Club Jazz, Hungarian, Yiddish, Russian, Mussette, Latin, Spanish,Tex-Mex, Samba, Rumba, Calypso, and Celtic. and Double Bass. Admission Price: Standard £5, Jazzland Members £3.50

Tuesday July25th

Monthly sitters in Night…

Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

Wednesday July 26th

The Matt Wattes Sextet

Best Small Group, 2001 British Jazz Awards Matt Wates, alto saxophone Martin Shaw, trumpet and flugelhorn Steve Kaldestad, tenor saxophone Leon Greening, piano Malcolm Creese, double bass Steve Brown, drums Matt was born in London in 1964 and graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1988. He has appeared with Bucky Pizzarelli, John Colianni, Humphrey Lyttelton, Georges Arvanitas, Helen Shapiro, Don Weller, Bobby Wellins, Dusko Goykevich, Duncan Lamont, Ian Shaw, Norma Winstone and Peter King. He has recorded with Paz, Roadside Picnic, Itchy Fingers, NYJO, the Michael Garrick Big Band, Sax Appeal and Jamie Cullum. Admission Price: Standard £8, Jazzland Members £6

www.swanseajazzland.co.uk

Davide Logiri is a very talented Italian pianist who studied at the Berklee College and as a result participated in the Jazz Festival “Umbria Jazz” with a band consisting of young Italian stars. He will be accompanied by an all Italian rhythm section with Andrew Fawcett on sax. Admission Price: Standard £6, Jazzland Members £4

Return visit for Swansea’s very own Big Band. Basie, Kenton and Rich will be in the programme along with vocals from Paula King Admission Price: Standard £5, Jazzland Members £3.50

Wednesday August 16th

Bruce Adams and the Dave Cottle trio

In recent years Bruce’s career has been extremely varied and enjoyable. In addition to co-leading the award-winning quintet with Alan Barnes, Bruce was also awarded the top trumpet prize at the British Jazz Awards 2000/2001. The varied style of Bruce’s work has led him to perform in the past few years with people such as Benny Carter, Al Cohn, Dick Hyman, Milt Hinton, Major Holley, Jimmy Woode, Ray Bryant, George Arvanitas, Dave Green, Brian Dee, Len Skeat, Gus Johnson, Eddie Jones, Roy Williams, Elaine Delmar, Martin Drew, Jake Hannah, Warren Vaché, Bobby Orr, Jack Parnell, Byron Stripling, Conte Condoli, Lew Solof, Brian Lemon, Bill Allred, John Allred, Buddy Tate, Scott Hamilton, Al Grey, Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison, Dusko Goykovich, Charly Antolini, Pete York, Bobby Worth, Val Wiseman, Dave Cliff, Jim Mullen and the great Kenny Baker. Admission Price: Standard £6, Jazzland Members £4

Wednesday August 23rd

Oliver Nezhati Quintet

18 year saxophonist Oliver Nezhati from Llandielo has been making quite a name for himself over South Wales recently. From September he will be studying Jazz saxophone at London’s prestigious Trinity College. Admission Price: Standard £5, Jazzland Members £3.50

Tuesday August 29th

Monthly sitters in Night…

Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

Wednesday August 30th

Gareth Williams Trio

One of the most intensely creative, dynamic and exciting performers on the UK scene, Gareth Williams has been receiving increasing critical and public acclaim since becoming a professional musician in the early 90s. Gareth has since worked as pianist/MD for internationally acclaimed jazz singer Claire Martin and has also been involved in arranging her music, writing original compositions for her band, singing and playing guitar. An original member of the Jim Mullen Quartet, formed in 1996, Gareth has also worked with many international jazz greats, including Art Farmer, George Coleman, Bud Shank, James Moody and Dave Liebman, plus top British musicians such as Martin Taylor, Martin Drew, Tim Garland andIain Ballamy. He has also toured extensively both in Britain and abroad with award winning Scottish tenor player Tommy Smith. Admission Price: Standard £8, Jazzland Members £6


8.30pm - 11pm - Doors open 7.30pm Bringing the best in Jazz from across the Globe Exhilarating Music here on your Doorstep

Taliesin Monthly ‘Sitters in Night’

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May 30th n July 25th 27th n August 29th Come along between 8pm and 11pm and participate in playing jazz. n June

Free Admission to Sitters in nights!

May - August 2006 Events Programme

St. James Social Club 38 St. James Crescent Uplands, SWANSEA SA1 6DR

Tel: 07802 912789

To find out more about Taliesin's forthcoming events, including performances by The Brodsky Quartet with Lou Dalgleish, Swinging Europe, The European Youth Jazz Orchestra, Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet, Clare Teal and Julia Biel visit the website or contact the box office to join our mailing list.

www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk box office 01792 60 20 60

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Swansea Jazzland website designed and produced by Dick and Pablo Roberts www.entertainmentinwales.com

Supported by: Programme information correct at time of going to press. Programme subject to change without notice.

www.swanseajazzland.co.uk

LIVE JAZZ EVERY WEDNESDAY


www.swanseajazzland.co.uk - WALES’ PREMIERE JAZZ VENUE - Sep - Dec 2006 Wednesday September 6th

Jim Mullen with The Dewi Young Quintet www.jimmullenjazz.co.uk

Born in Glasgow, Scotland on November 26th 1945, Jim Mullen began his musical life aged 8 playing ‘tea-chest bass’ in the neighbourhood skiffle group. He got his first guitar the same year and when an older friend introduced him to jazz, he was hooked. After leaving school he trained as a journalist whilst playing on the local music scene. He formed a group with Malcolm Duncan and Roger Ball (later of the Average White Band) and they worked throughout Scotland playing Coltrane tunes and originals. It was in this group that he started attracting attention and in 1969 he moved to London, going on to work in the groups of Pete Brown, Brian Auger, Vinegar Joe and Kokomo. A 4 times winner at the prestigious BBC jazz awards, Jim is one of the UK’s finest jazz guitarists and will be accompanied by a quintet of some rising UK jazz stars. Jim Mullen: Guitar, Dewi Young: Drums, Nick Carter: Piano, Pete Cochrane: Bass, Nat Keen: Guitar, Alex Morgan: Saxophone. Admission Price: Standard £8 Jazzland Members £6

Wednesday September 13th

The Danny Moss Quintet

A talented veteran swing-oriented tenor, Danny Moss has been an important part of the British jazz scene since the early ‘50s. He started playing professionally when he was 16 and through the years he has worked with a ‘who’s who’ of England’s jazz community, including: Vic Lewis, Ted Heath (1953-1955), Johnny Dankworth (1957-1961), Alex Welsh and Humphrey Lyttelton (1962-1964). Tenor Saxophone: Danny Moss String Bass: Danny Moss Jr Vocals: Jeannie Lamb Admission Price: Standard £7, Jazzland Members £5

Wednesday September 20th

Quentin Collins with The Dave Cottle Trio

Quentin Collins is one of London’s most in-demand young jazz trumpet players already with a wealth of experience working with Jean Toussaint, Stan Tracey, Norma Winstone, John Surman, Tim Garland, Tony Kofi and Ray Gelato on the jazz circuit. He is currently a member of: Mike Garrick Big Band, Dylan Howe Quintet, Jean Toussaint Quintet and has held a five year residency at the Spitz in London’s fashionable Shoreditch. Admission Price: Standard £7, Jazzland Members £5

Tuesday September 26th

Monthly sitters in Night…

Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! FREE ADMISSION

Full information of all artists and events at Swansea Jazzland are available on our website

www.swanseajazzland.co.uk

Wednesday September 27th

Wednesday October 25th

The Hamish Stuart Band

Jeff Hooper and his band

Constellation Big Band

Jeff Hooper has an unusual quality for a singer in today’s world of cyber-pop - he has a voice - a unique voice, chestnut warm and chocolate rich, classic, certain and reassuring. If you enjoy the music of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat”King”Cole, Vic Damone and Jack Jones, you will surely be moved by Jeff’s relaxed and emotive style. Jeff is a singer with a vast experience: ten years with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, special guest vocalist with the BBC Big Band, International Cabaret, Concert and TV performances in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Toronto, the Middle East, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium and aboard P&O’s luxury liners Oriana, Victoria, Arcadia, Oceana, The Saga Rose, The Black Watch and Crystal Serenity. Admission Price: Standard £7, Jazzland Members £5

Return visit for Swansea’s very own Big Band. Basie, Kenton and Rich will be in the programme, along with vocals from Paula King. Admission Price: Standard £6, Jazzland Members £4

*Ticketed Event* - on sale NOW www.sulphuricrecords.co.uk/#home Glasgow-born Hamish Stuart shot to fame in the 1970’s as the falsetto voice and guitarist of the Average White Band, his distinctive songwriting, vocal and guitar style helped pave the way to AWB’s extraordinary worldwide success. After AWB split. Hamish spent the rest of the ‘80’s touring, writing and recording with a galaxy of soul legends, including: Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin and George Benson. Guitar & Vocals: Hamish Stuart, Keyboards: Graham Harvey, Bass: Nick Cohen, Drums: Ian Thomas, Guitar & Vocals: Adam Phillips, Percussion: Bosco D’Oliviera. Admission Price: Standard £12 Jazzland Members £8

Wednesday October 4th

5 Go Swing

www.5goswing.com/index.htm

5 Go Swing are a talented band recreating the sound of the 1930’s Paris Jazz Cafe, inspired by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s The Quintette of the Hot Club of France. Mike Lowe: Guitar, Heulwen Thomas: Violin, Luke Archard: Guitar, Dave Nash: Guitar, Matt: Drums. Admission Price: Standard £6, Jazzland Members £4

Wednesday October 11th

The Geoff Eales Trio www.geoffeales.com

Geoff Eales is regarded as one of the UK’s most versatile jazz pianists and composers. A charismatic performer, his unique interpretations of standards and his own powerful compositions have inspired and moved audiences all over the world. Piano: Geoff Eales, Double Bass: Roy Babbington, Drums: Mark Fletcher. Admission Price: Standard £8, Jazzland Members £6

Wednesday October 18th

Don Weller with The Dave Cottle Trio www.bongate-mill.u-net.com/jazz/don.html

Don Weller is widely accepted as one of Britain’s leading saxophone players. Three times winner of the Best Tenor Saxophone award in recent years, he is one of those rare creative artists who have a stamp of originality in everything they do. In 1995 he put together the Don Weller Big Band and its line up can be read as a ‘who’s who’ of British jazz greats, including artists such as: Peter King, Art Themen, Alan Barnes, Steve Waterman and Dave Newton. Admission Price: Standard £7, Jazzland Members £5

Tuesday October 24th

www.jeffhooper.co.uk

Wednesday November 1st

Gilad Atzmon presents: Artie Fishel & The Promised Band www.gilad.co.uk

Anarchic, subversive and deeply hilarious, Atzmon’s latest project sees him assuming the character of Jewish jazzman Artie Fishel, a brilliant, but mad saxophonist who is convinced that jazz isn’t a black American art form but was born in the ghettos of Eastern Europe. Artie is determined to bring jazz back to where it belongs. Expect twisted versions of the Great American Songbook, mashed up drum ‘n’ bass, fake smooth jazz and even some burning jazz as Atzmon and Co. take you on a journey through Fishel’s madcap musical world. Admission Price: Standard £8, Jazzland Members £6

www.constellationbigband.co.uk

Wednesday November 22nd

The Gareth Roberts Quintet www.garethtrombone.co.uk

Gareth is a jazz trombonist who has been playing in and around the South Wales area for many years now. He plays in a wide variety of Welsh bands, including the Welsh Jazz Composers Orchestra and his own quintet for which he writes all the material. Gareth Roberts: Trombone, Gethin Liddington: Trumpet, Paul Jones: Keyboard, Chris O’Connor: Bass, Mark O’Connor: Drums. Admission Price: Standard £6, Jazzland Members £4

Tuesday November 28th

Monthly sitters in Night…

Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! FREE ADMISSION

Wednesday November 29th

Wednesday November 8th

Sarah Morrow with The Dave Cottle Trio www.sarahmorrow.com

Rising Star award winner Cork Jazz Festival 2005 From Pickerington, Ohio, Ms. Morrow began playing trombone at age 12 in her school band. Discovered by Ray Charles, Sarah is the first female instrumentalist to become a member of his orchestra. She toured with the legendary pianist and singer from November 1995 to May 1997 and left the group to join Foley, Miles Davis’ lead bass player, in Europe as part of a three horn section playing funk. After this, she returned to Europe to tour with Grammy award-winning vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater in her big band and later with tenor saxophonist David Murray in his Octet’s tribute to John Coltrane. Sarah has also toured with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Diana Krall’s bassist, Pierre Boussaguet’s Quartet and with the award winning French vocalist Anne Ducros’ Quartet. Admission Price: Standard £7, Jazzland Members £5

Monthly sitters in Night…

Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! FREE ADMISSION

Wednesday November 15th

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Steve Waterman & Gerard Presencer with The Dave Cottle Trio - www.swjo.co.uk

Steve Waterman and Gerard Presencer are two of Europe’s finest jazz trumpet players and they are playing together on the same stage, backed by The Dave Cottle Trio. One not to miss! Gerard Presencer: Gerard is universally recognised as one of the best trumpet / flugelhorn players in his field. He was first noticed on the world stage at the age of 18, for his work with Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, who he continues to work with; writing, producing and playing. However he is probably best known for his solo work on the 3 million selling album by US3 ‘Hand on the Torch’ on the Bluenote label. It is Gerard’s’ trumpet that is featured so heavily on the big hit of that CD, ‘Cantaloop’. On the British Jazz scene, Gerard has won the trumpet category of the British Jazz Awards 4 times, most recently in 2002. He has recorded with Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and vibraphonist Joe Locke alongside with Bob Berg. Gerard is Professor of Jazz and Popular Music at the Hochschule für Musik, Hanns Eisler, Berlin and Director of the Jazz Department at the Royal Academy of Music, London Steve Waterman: Renowned as one of the top British jazz trumpet players both at home and on the international scene, Steve began his career while studying at the Trinity College of Music and since then has worked regularly on the British and European jazz scene. Steve has a remarkable recording career, spanning the past 20 years and has worked with a great variety of jazz and cabaret artists worldwide. Steve has his own quintet and in 2003 formed his 18-piece jazz orchestra playing his original compositions. He is professor of Jazz Trumpet at The Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College of Music in London and visiting Jazz Trumpet specialist at The Royal Northern College of Music and The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Admission Price: Standard £8, Jazzland Members £6


Trudy Kerr and her band www.trudykerr.com

Tom Cawley: Piano, Steve Brown: drums, Sam Burgess: Bass. Born in Brisbane, Australia, Trudy began her professional singing career performing in clubs and festivals on the East Coast of Australia & the Far East. She now lives in London & graduated from Guildhall School of Music in 1995. Since then she has been performing extensively throughout the UK at prominent jazz venues including Ronnie Scott’s, Pizza on the Park, 606 Club and The Vortex. Festival dates include Soho, Greenwich and Jazz in Duketown in Holland. She performed in Turkey at the opening of the Istanbul Pizza Express. Admission Price: Standard £8, Jazzland Members £6

Wednesday December 13th

Descarga Cubana

www.descargacubana.co.uk

Exciting Cardiff based, 10 piece Latin Jazz ensemble, featuring percussion, trumpet, saxophone, trombone, vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass & drums. Admission Price: Standard £6, Jazzland Members £4

8.30pm - 11pm - Doors open 7.30pm Bringing the best in Jazz from across the Globe Exhilarating Music here on your Doorstep

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Wednesday December 20th

Monthly ‘Sitters in Night’

Jazzland Christmas Party with Alan Barnes and The Dave Cottle Trio *Ticketed Event*

… Last Tuesday of the Month

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‘Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2006 BBC jazz awards’. Alan Barnes is one of the UK’s top saxophone players. Get into the festive mood with some superb music and humour to match!!!!

Music Starts at 8pm with support band. Admission Price: Standard £12, Jazzland Members £8

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Wednesday December 6th


www.swanseajazzland.co.uk - WALES’ PREMIERE JAZZ VENUE - Jan - Apr 2007 Wednesday January 3rd

Wednesday January 24th - Commences 8.15pm

Wednesday February 21st

Renato D’Aiello Quartet ‘The Italian Connection’

CYJO Cavms Youth Jazz Orchestra & the Tom Harris Quartet

Martin Speake Quartet

Italain saxophonist Renato D’Aiello makes a welcome return to Wales with his (almost) all Italian band!! Renato D’Aiello….saxophones Nicola Muresu…… bass Max Russino…… drums & Davide Antonio Cottiello…..piano!! www.renatodaiello.com

www.cyjo.co.uk Formed in September 2003, Cardiff and Vale Music Service Youth Jazz Orchestra (CYJO) provides an opportunity for students from the Cardiff area to learn the skills of playing Jazz and Big Band music. CYJOs repertoire includes standards from the likes of Duke Ellington, Glen Miller and Count Basie, as well as modern compositions and arrangements. Saxophonist Tom Harris and his quartet will play a set at 9pm. Tom will then join the youth orchestra as guest soloist for the final set Admission Price: Standard £6 Jazzland Members £4

Admission Price: Standard £7, Jazzland Members £5

Wednesday January 10th

The Allison Neale Quartet www.btinternet.com/~michael.gorman3/allison.htm Allison Neale….Saxophone Dave Cliff………guitar Simon Thorpe…..bass Matt Skelton…….drums Allison Neale is a jazz saxophonist and flautist. born in seattle, USA, and raised in northamptonshire, UK, she started playing by ear at an early age, assimilating the stylistic approach of many players, but above all Paul Desmond and Art Pepper, with whom she still has a particular affinity. spending her formative years playing alto in the Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra. Admission Price: Standard £8, Jazzland Members £6

What a pleasure it is to welcome back to Swansea Jazzland one of the UK’s top trumpet players. Martin was born into a family of musicians, both his mother and Father being accomplished pianists. He began piano lessons at the age of 9 and started studying the trumpet at the age of 11. Four years later Martin became a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Martin has worked with many leading jazz artists including Cleo Laine, John Dankworth, Pete King, Dick Morrisey, Tim Garland and numerous big bands including the BBC Big Band, currently led by trombonist Jiggs Whigham. Martin has also recorded, performed live and toured extensively with various pop artists including Sting, Jamiroquai, Natalie Cole, Paul young and the Brand New Heavies.In 2001, Martin was appointed professor of Jazz Trumpet at the Birmingham Conservatoire, a faculty of the University of Central England. He is currently on tour with French artist Patricia Kaas. Martin will be back in Wales on May 4th as the trumpet soloist with The Laurence Cottle Big Band at the Mumbles Jazz and Blues Festival Admission Price: Standard £7 Jazzland Members £5

STEVE WATERMAN big band jazz course 2007 Residential Adult Course at The Diplomat Hotel Llanelli Friday March 30th - Sunday April 1st - £255 Fully Inclusive. Many styles tutored from swing, latin, be-bop and contemporary.

Visit www.swjo.co.uk for full details and an application form.

Wednesday March 14th

The Swansea Hit Squad Featuring brothers Ian & Steve Simmons on guitar and sax, with Berry Ray on vocals and sax, and Dave Cottle on piano and trumpet, Alun Vaughan on Bass and Paul Smith on drums. Admission Price: Standard £6, Jazzland Members £4

Wednesday March 21st

Marlene Verplanck and her band

www.digitalpymes.com/laia/ The Minimum Trio” is a new trio formed in Barcelona at the end of 2005. They have an intimate and original take on the standard repertoire and original compositions that draw on jazz, soul and Brazilian rhythms. The musical philosophy of the band is really “less is more” and the balance of vocals , piano and trumpet is highly personal and expressive . Laia Porter (vocals} Francesc Capella (piano) Damon Brown (Trumpet) Admission Price: Standard £7, Jazzland Members £5

Wednesday February 28th http://www.garypottertrio.co.uk/ Gary Potter is regarded by aficionados as one of the greatest Jazz and Country guitarists in the World. He enjoys high acclaim in the United States, Australia and Europe. Entirely self taught he started to play the guitar when he was 11 years old. Appearing professionally in Country Bands, age 12. He was voted Best Country Guitarist on three occasions and looked set to become a Nashville legend with an early elevation to the Country Music Hall Of Fame. Admission Price: Standard £7 Jazzland Members £5

http://www.marleneverplanck.com/ Piano..John Horler Bass….Roy Babbington Drums…..Mark Fletcher Throughout her career, Marlene VerPlanck has stuck to her guns, paying loving care to the great standards and new songs from our finest composers, while ignoring mediocre pop tunes. Songwriter Hugh Martin (“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” etc.) expressed it well: “We know our songs are safe in the hands of Marlene VerPlanck, and she will sing them better than anyone else.” Millions of people first heard Marlene’s crystal-clear voice anonymously, on radio and television, when she espoused the merits of dozens of commercial products, among them: “Mm-mm good, mm-mm good, that’s what Campbell’s Soups are...” But, actually, she got her start in the big-band business, as a very young vocalist with Charlie Spivak and Tex Beneke. During a brief stint with the last Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, she met her future husband, musician-arranger Billy VerPlanck. In time, Marlene became one of the nation’s busiest studio singers, backing up vocalists ranging from Frank Sinatra and Mel Torme to Kiss. Following appearances on Alec Wilder’s historic National Public Radio series, “American Popular Songs,” in the 1970s, Marlene emerged as a leading solo performer. Admission Price: Standard £8 Jazzland Members £6

Wednesday February 7th

Wednesday March 7th

Tuesday March 27th

Simon Spillett with Dave Cottle Trio

Protect the Beat

Monthly sitters in Night…

Tuesday January 30th

Monthly sitters in Night… Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

Tuesday February 27th

Wednesday January 31st

Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

The Minimum Trio

Wednesday January 17th

Martin Shaw with the Dave Cottle Trio

http://www.martinspeake.co.uk/ Alto saxophonist Martine Speake makes a return visit to Swansea Jazzland with his London based quartet. Martin Speake was born in Barnet, England, in 1958. Initially Martin was attracted by pop and rock music and the first band he saw live was Led Zeppelin. After studying some music theory he first went to Southgate Technical College and then to Trinity College of Music to study classical saxophone from 1977-81. He met some other musicians at the college who were playing jazz, such as pianist Simon Purcell with whom he formed a group, and saxophonist Mark Lockheart. Also during this time he met the musicians who were to form the saxophone quartet Itchy Fingers. In 1988 he left the group to concentrate on his own projects. His main band has been the Martin Speake Group featuring guitarist John Parricelli. Admission Price: Standard £7, Jazzland Members £5

A welcome return for the exciting Tubby Hayes style saxophonist who blew up a storm at Swansea Jazzland last Year!! www.freewebs.com/simonspillett/index.htm Admission Price: Standard £7 Jazzland Members £5

Wednesday February 14th

Gemini featuring Jim Hart on Vibraphone http://www.paradise-jazz.com/jimhartsextet.htm Featuring four of London’s top young musicians, Gemini has been attracting much interest on the British jazz scene over the past two years. Playing a set of original compositions by award winning vibes player and bandleader Jim Hart, this dynamic group fuse strong rhythmic interplay with melodic lyricism. Ivo Neame (alto sax) Mick Coady (Double Bass) Dave Smith (Drums) Admission Price: Standard £7 Jazzland Members £5

Monthly sitters in Night…

Gary Potter with The Dave Cottle Trio

http://www.protectthebeat.com/ Derek Nash, sax (Jools Holland, Dave Grusin, Sax Appeal) Winston Blissett, bass (Massive Attack, Jeff Lorber) Tim Cansfield, guitar (Steve Winwood, Annie Lennox, Ray Charles) Arden Hart, keys, trumpet (Nik Kershaw, Spice Girls) Darby Todd, drums (Gary Moore, Disney’s Lion King) Winston Blissett (bass): diverse credits include ‘Jeff Lorber’, Massive Attack (current world tour), ‘Sting’ (TV) and ‘Kylie Minogue’. Derek Nash (sax) currently features in the Jools Holland Big Band and has also just arrived back from Denver and shows with ‘Russ Ferrante’ and ‘Nelson Rangell’. He is of course also the creative force behind UK Jazz giants ‘Sax Appeal’. Tim Cansfield (guitar): live and studio credits include countless live shows with ‘The Bee gees’, plus touring and recording with ‘Ray Charles’, ‘Steve Winwood’ and Annie Lennox. Arden Hart (keys): Recent collaborations with George Clinton and Don Blackman. Finally, Darby Todd, the UK’s top young drummer who gives the band their unique edge. Credits: live shows with ‘Gary Moore’, ‘Sax Appeal’ and Disney’s London Musical ‘The Lion King’. ‘Protect The Beat’ could be the first UK act to ‘live with’ the likes of ‘The Breckers’,’ Herbie Hancock’, ‘The Yellow Jackets’ and other top US acts within this genre. Admission Price: Standard £10 Jazzland Members £7

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Wednesday March 28th

The Tom Cawley Trio www.tomcawley.co.uk Since bursting onto the British jazz scene as winner of the Royal and SunAlliance Young Jazz Musician Of The Year 1998, Tom Cawley has played residencies at the Blue Note club in New York, Ronnie Scott’s in London, and toured the world, appearing at festivals in Montreal, Mexico City, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, Turin, Vienna, Barcelona, Gothenburg, Rotterdam and many others, including top UK venues such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Purcell Room. In addition to his work as a jazz pianist and keyboard player, Tom directs the Aural and Transcription department at the Royal Academy of Music (jazz course) and is a professor of jazz piano there. He has also co-written songs with artists such as Joy Rose, Tammy Weis, Louise Griffiths and Gwyneth Herbert, and had electronica tracks published by Extreme Music. Admission Price: Standard £7, Jazzland Members £5

Membership 2007 £18 for the full year which gets you a discounted admision at every performance. Ask at the club for details or visit the website!


Mark Bassey with Dave Cottle Trio www.markbassey.com/ Jazz trombonist Mark Bassey has been described as “a superb, witty player” (Dave Gelly); a highly versatile musician who’s playing can stretch from the “raucous” (John Fordham) to an “exquisite sound and perfect phrasing” (Brian Blain). Admission Price: Standard £7 Jazzland Members £5

8.30pm - 11pm - Doors open 7.30pm

Wednesday April 11th

Andy Davies Quartet Andy Davies - trumpet Lorenzo Bassignani - bass Eivind Lodemel - piano Reinis Axelsson – drums http://www.andydaviesjazz.com/ Penclawdd born trumpeter Andy Davies returns to Swansea Jazzland to mark the start of his quartet’s UK tour which includes Aberdeen, Manchester, Leeds, Wigan, London, Torquay, Cardiff and Bristol. Admission Price: Standard £6 Jazzland Members £4

Wednesday April 18th

Jim Mullen Organ Trio with Stan Sultzman Jim Mullen…..Guitar Matt Skelton…Drums Mike Gorman……Organ Stan Sultman…Saxophone A return to Swansea of the fantastic Mullen-led organ trio, this time with the amazing Stan Sulzmann who is without question one of the most highly respected musicians in the UK today, admired by musicians and audiences for his instantly recognisable sound, and boundless creative imagination. Admission Price: Standard £10 Jazzland Members £7

Monthly ‘Sitters in Night’ … Last Tuesday of the Month Tuesday January 30th ■฀฀ Tuesday฀February 27th ■฀฀ Tuesday March 27th ■฀฀ Tuesday April 24th Come along between 8pm and 11pm and participate in playing jazz. ■

Tuesday April 24th

Monthly sitters in Night… Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

Wednesday April 25th

The Andy Hague Quintet

Free Admission to Sitters in nights!

http://www.musicsender.com/AndyHague.html Andy Hague [trumpet/flugel] Andy is a prolific composer and arranger - although his own groups feature him on trumpet he also plays drums to an equal extent, and has performed with many big names in this capacity. The Bristol based quintet features Ben Waghorn [tenor sax] Jim Blomfield [piano] Dave Goodier [bass] Simon Gore [drums] Admission Price: Standard £6 Jazzland Members £4

Jan - Apr 2007 Events Programme St. James Social Club 38 St. James Crescent Uplands, SWANSEA SA1 6DR

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Wednesday April 4th

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www.swanseajazzland.co.uk - WALES’ PREMIERE JAZZ VENUE - Sep - Dec 2008 Wednesday September 3rd

Wednesday October 8th

Wednesday October 29th

Wednesday November 26th

Dave Cliff - with the Dave Cottle Trio

Brian Breeze Band with Richard Cottle

Geoff Eales Quartet

Geoff Simkins with the Dave Cottle Trio

Brian has headlined each year at the Mumbles Mostly Jazz and Blues Festival with a powerful ensemble, which includes Mumblesborn Richard Cottle on keyboards and sax. Richard is a record producer, arranger and writer. He has performed and toured the world with the likes of David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Peter Frampton, Maxi Priest and Mike Oldfield. As a session musician his credits are many and diverse including The Alan Parsons Project, George Michael, Russell Watson, Celine Dione and Tina Turner. He has composed and recorded for numerous film and television scores. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £8

www.geoffeales.com Geoff’s father Horace sowed the seeds for a life in music when he taught his son the 12 - bar blues at the age of eight. He also introduced the young Eales to the sounds of piano stylists Erroll Garner, George Shearing and Oscar Peterson as well as bop masters Bud Powell, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Geoff left Cardiff University in 1975 with a Phd in Music and cruised the world on a luxury Greek ocean liner for a year as pianist in a Greek band. In 1977 moved to London, joining the Joe Loss band and the BBC Big Band. After the BBC years Geoff quickly became one of the most sought-after pianists and musical directors on the London session scene. Saxophones: Michael Coates Bass: Paul Morgan Drums: Mark Fletcher Piano: Geoff Eales Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £8

Wednesday October 15th

Wednesday November 5th

Snake Davis Band

The Cottle Brothers

Barb Jungr Band

David, Richard and Laurence join forces for this special performance! A mixture of many styles of jazz will be on the menu from the 3 multi-talented, multi instrumentalist brothers. Laurence will be playing bass and trombone, Richard will feature on Saxes, clarinet, piano and synthesizer and David will be playing piano and trumpet. Special guest Ian Thomas on drums Sax/Clarinet/Synth: Richard Cottle Bass/Trombone: Laurence Cottle Piano/Trumpet: Dave Cottle Drums: Ian Thomas Admission Price: Standard £12, Jazzland Members £8

www.davecliff.com Since his early days playing rhythm and blues in his home territory in the North-east, Dave Cliff’s CV of recordings and live gigs takes many of the leading figures in modern and mainstream jazz, including regular gigs with Scott Hamilton and Lee Konitz. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday September 10th

The Andy Davies Quartet www.andydaviesjazz.com Penclawdd born trumpeter Andy Davies has been described as ‘one of the most sensitive and creative trumpeters to emerge on the British jazz scene in recent years’ whose ‘strength is his ability to marry a first-class technique and marvellously clear tone with elegant, emotive phrasing. Admission Price: Standard £8, Jazzland Members £6

Wednesday September 17th

Damon Brown and ‘Killer Shrimp’ www.damonbrown.co.uk KILLER SHRIMP is a new project co led by two of the UK’s leading jazz musicians trumpeter Damon Brown and saxophonist Ed Jones. They are joined by the awesomely talented rhythm section of bassist Mark Hodgson and drummer Troy Miller. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday Sept 24th

Laurence Cottle Quartet

www.snakedavis.com Snake Davis was brought up in South Wales. After paying his dues in the clubs and hangouts of London, Liverpool and New York, he is now established as one of the UK’s leading sax players. He has recorded with Paul McCartney, Cher, M-People, George Michael, Ray Charles, Boy George, Take That, Westlife, Swing Out Sister, Lisa Stansfield, B*Witched, Soul II Soul, Paul Hardcastle, Acoustic Alchemy, Spice Girls, Chris Rea, Dusty Springfield, Tina Turner, Robert Palmer, Dave Stewart, Jim Diamond, Motorhead, Mark Morrison, Primal Scream, Blue, and Lemar to name but a few. “The Snake Davis Band” has Paul Birchall on keys, Winston Blisset on bass guitar Bryan Hargreaves on drums. Admission Price: Standard £12, Jazzland Members £9

Wednesday October 22nd

The Deirdre Cartwright Group

www.laurencecottle.com It’s always the same. You ask any UK bassist what they think of Laurence Cottle and the answer is universally one of disbelief, admiration and total respect for his practically unmatched combination of virtuosity, musicianship and top-level creativity. The man is in the premier league of electric bassists on the planet. Despite such abilities and no shortage of acclaim Cottle remains humble, down-to-earth and as unpretentious as you could wish for – he’s a regular guy who just happens to be a supremely talented musician. His quartet features a familiar list of “A” class suspects!!! Bass: Laurence Cottle Drums: Ian Thomas Piano: Graham Harvey Trombone: Mark Nightingale Admission Price: Standard £12, Jazzland Members £9

www.deirdrecartwright.com Always regarded as an imaginative guitarist and composer, Deirdre Cartwright has spent years honing her skills as a consummate guitar player. She became well known in the 1980’s as a result of presenting the BBC’s ground breaking series Rockschool, which attracted audiences of 2 million viewers every week in the UK and was subsequently shown worldwide. She then went on to compose and perform with the Guest Stars with whom she recorded three albums and toured the world. Her live set includes 70’s fusion and funk, original takes on pop covers as well as straight ahead jazz with spoken word and vocals. Deirdre Cartwright: guitars Alison Rayner: electric & double bass Buster Birch: drums Sarah P: vocals and spoken word Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Tuesday Sept 30th

Tuesday October 28th

Monthly sitters in Night…

Monthly sitters in Night…

Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

Wednesday October 1st

Allegria This lively Newport based band has become the main topic of conversation at every venue that they have played. With their name on the lips of all whom have witnessed their performances, one can positively say that they are famous for their personal interpretation of gypsy music. Admission Price: Standard £8, Jazzland Members £6

Please visit our website at

www.swanseajazzland.co.uk for full information on all of the artists performing at Swansea Jazzland!

www.barbjungr.co.uk With rave reviews internationally and two New York awards (2008 Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist and Best International Artist 2003 Backstage Award), Barb Jungr is renowned for her unique vocal style, approach to arrangements and interpretation of song. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £8

Wednesday November 12th

The Transatlantic Collective www.thetransatlanticcollective.com The TransAtlantic Collective is a new contemporary jazz ensemble, whose members and collaborators are some of the top emerging artists from New York City and London. A gathering of ambitious young musicians, the Collective was formed in order to foster crosscontinental collaboration in musical performance, composition, and education. Alto saxophone: Patrick Cornelius Trumpet: Quentin Collins Piano: John Escreet Drums: Paul Wiltgen Basses: Michael Janisch Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £8

Wednesday November 19th

Julian Marc Stringle & The Dream Band Julian was a child prodigy reed player. He studied clarinet with Wilf Keeley and composition with William Lloyd Webber. Julian made his TV debut with Roy Castle and Acker Bilk when he was just 15. The show featured Julian’s teenage dixieland band “Young Jazz” that included the Sidwell Brothers on trumpet and trombone, Paul Clarvis on drums and Andy Cleyndert on bass. The Dream Band is his own exciting and melodic latin-influenced quintet. Keyboard: Neil Anguilley Guitar: Dominic Ashworth Bass: Rufus Philpot Drums: Mike Bradley Clarinet/Sax: Julian Marc Stringle Admission Price: Standard £12, Jazzland Members £9

Tuesday November 25th

Monthly sitters in Night… Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

LIVE JAZZ EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT!

Geoff Simkins is one of those musicians better known and respected by fellow musicians than by the general jazz public as a talented and versatile saxophonist. He often works with visiting American musicians, including Art Farmer, Bobby Shew, Al Cohn, Tal Farlow, Slide Hampton, Warren Vache, Al Grey, Kenny Davern, Bill Berry, Al Casey, Howard Alden, Ruby Braff, Bill Coleman and Conte Candoli. He also leads his own quartet with Nick Iles on piano. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday December 3rd

Wednesday December 10th

Capital City Jazz Orchestra The Capital City Jazz Orchestra was formed in 2007 by jazz and big band players in South East Wales. Musical director Ceri Rees will be swinging the band through a repertoire of Basie, Ellington, Herman and Goodman. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday December 17th

Jazzland Christmas Party Alan Barnes with the Dave Cottle Trio

+ *Surprise International Special Guest performer* *Ticketed Event* Alan Barnes is one of the UK’s top saxophone players. Get into the festive mood with some superb music and humour to match. ‘Jazz Instrumentalist of the year at the 2006 BBC jazz awards’ Plus, Support bands and an amazing surprise guest! Music Starts at 7.30pm. Tickets on sale from October 1st every Wednesday at the club. Admission Price: Standard £20, Jazzland Members £12

! s a m t s i r h C Merry

- Includes buffet!!!


STEVE WATERMAN big band jazz course 2009 Residential Adult Course at The Diplomat Hotel Llanelli Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th APRIL 2009 £315 pp - £295 returners - Fully Inclusive. Many styles tutored from swing, latin, be-bop and contemporary jazz.

To find out more about Taliesin's forthcoming events, including performances by Tim Kliphius, The Humphrey Lyttelton Band, Billy Cobham and Asere, Stan Sulzmann’s Neon, and Anita Wardell visit the website or contact the box office to join our mailing list.

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www.swanseajazzland.co.uk - WALES’ PREMIERE JAZZ VENUE - Jan - Apr 2009 Wednesday January 7th

Wednesday February 11th

SUNDAY JAZZ LUNCH March 15th

Wednesday April 8th

Paul Jordanous with the Dave Cottle Trio

Protect the Beat

Bruce Adams & the Dave Cottle Trio

Julian Jackson with the Dave Cottle Trio

Paul is a young jazz trumpeter who has performing around the UK and Europe, supporting some amazing bands including John Schofield, James Taylor Quartet, Jools Holland Orchestra and Ben Castle. Admission Price: Standard £7, Jazzland Members £5

Wednesday January 14th

The Bridgend Big Band

Musical director Bill Davies leads the band through a repertoire of Big Band classics. Admission Admission Price: Standard £7, Jazzland Members £5

Wednesday January 21st

The Gareth Roberts Quintet

Gareth is a jazz trombonist who has been playing in and around the South Wales area for many years now. He plays in a wide variety of Welsh bands, including the Welsh Jazz Composers Orchestra and his own quintet for which he writes all the material. Admission Price: Standard £7, Members £5

Tuesday January 27th

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Wednesday January 28th

Jim Mullen Organ Trio With Stan Sulzmann

Jim Mullen is a truly original voice in contemporary jazz guitar. His distinctive “thumb” attack on the instrument gives him a unique style and sound on the instrument which is as admired by his peers as it is by his most diehard fans (as testified to by the fact that he was named ‘Best Guitar’ at the British Jazz awards in 2000, and has also twice achieved the same accolade at the BT Jazz awards.) Jim’s musical approach encompasses not only a thorough knowledge of jazz, but a wellspring of experience which nods towards blues, soul, funk, rock and traditional Scottish music. As well as his legendary association with Dick Morrissey in the band Morrisey Mullen, Jim has, over the years, worked with an impressive roster of artists including Gene Harris, Jimmy Smith, Jimmy Witherspoon, Percy Sledge, Teddy Edwards and Terry Collier, to name a few. An all star band includes saxophonist Stan Sulzmann. Jim Mullen - Guitar Mike Gorman - Organ Matt Skelton - Drums Stan Sulzmann - Sax Admission Price: Standard £12, Jazzland Members £8

Wednesday February 4th

Mark Bassey & Simon Savage with the Dave Cottle Trio

Excellent Trombonist Mark Bassey is joined by saxophonist Simon Savage. They will ensure the house trio gets a thorough working over! Admission Price: Standard £8, Members £6

Derek Nash, sax (Jools Holland, Dave Grusin, Sax Appeal) Winston Blissett, bass (Massive Attack, Jeff Lorber) Tim Cansfield, guitar (Steve Winwood, Annie Lennox, Ray Charles) Arden Hart, keys, trumpet (Nik Kershaw, Spice Girls) Darby Todd, drums (Gary Moore, Disney’s Lion King) Make sure you arrive early on this night! Protect the Beat return to Jazzland to play great funky jazz and grooves that compares them to the likes of the Yellow Jackets and Herbie Hancock. The band is led by Jools Holland effervescent saxophonist Derek Nash. Admission Price: Standard £12, Members £8

Tuesday February 18th

Oliver Nezhati Sextet

Oliver is very talented young saxophonist, who hails from Llandeilo. He is currently studying music at Trinity College London. The sextet features some the brightest young musicians in the country, including Pontardulais pianist Mitch Jones and Dewi Young from Cwmbran on the drums. Admission Price: Standard £8, Members £6

Tuesday February 24th

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Wednesday February 25th

Simon Spillett With the Dave Cottle Trio

“Jazz Review” magazine described Simon as “a formidable musician and composer, playing and writing in an uncompromising hard bop style”. Simon is a fiery saxophonist in the mould of the late Tubby Hayes, and it is Hayes who his work is most often said to recall, observers noting that Simon shares a fondness for fast tempos and sheer desire to create exciting no holds barred jazz. Admission Price: Standard £7, Members £5

Wednesday March 4th

Matt Sage Band

Newport’s Matt Sage is a great guitarist with the ability to play in almost all styles. Expect classic jazz tunes and funky groovy rhythms. Admission Price: Standard £7, Jazzland Members £5

Wednesday March 11th

Laura Collins and her Band

Daryl Sherman: Piano & Vocals Dave Green: Bass - Dave Cliff: Guitar Laura Collins is an up-and-coming jazz singer with the voice of an angel and the talent of some kind of Welsh devil. This is music for people who know a good thing when they hear it, love a beautiful melody and have a cheeky sense of humour. Admission Price: Standard £7, Members £5

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Wednesday March 18th

Brought up in a musically oriented family in Liverpool, Julian’s gravitation towards a career in music was no surprise. Whilst studying at Sandown Music College in Liverpool and with Jim Hughes in Birmingham, Julian was the British Chromatic Harmonica Champion from 1988 - 1991. His influences include Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Larry Adler & “Toots” Thielemans. Julian has been fortunate to study with “Toots”, who gave Julian one of his personalised harmonicas. The only other person to have received one of these is Quincy Jones. You will have already heard him playing on many occasions in the famous Stella Artois TV commercial!! Admission Price: Standard £8 Members £6

Gareth Williams & the Powertrio

Wednesday April 15th

Swansea Rugby Club 1 Bryn Road Swansea SA2 0AR - 1pm – 4pm Blistering Trumpet playing from Bruce Adams with the Dave Cottle Trio, along with a selection of some of his finest jokes! Enjoy an excellent hot 2 course lunch from a selection. Music starts at 1pm, dinner at 2pm, then more music after dinner! Tickets £15 on sale at Swansea Jazzland

Gareth’s new album “SHOCK!” will be released by Linn Records in February of 2009. Gareth’s new band The Powertrio is based around that famed rhythm section combination of Ian Thomas on drums (Seal, George Michael, Mick Jagger, Kenny Wheeler) and Laurence Cottle on bass guitar ( Mike Oldfield, Black Sabbath, Jim Mullen), and draws on influences from Led Zeppelin to Herbie Hancock. The emphasis will be on outrageous and sometimes unusual GROOVE. workshops worldwide. His versatility is renowned and respected. Gareth Williams...Piano Ian Thomas... drums Laurence Cottle...bass Admission Price: Standard £12 Members £8

Allison Neale Quintet

Tuesday March 24th

Theo Travis’ Double Talk

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Wednesday March 25th

Kate Williams Quartet

Pianist/composer Kate Williams leads an exciting quartet featuring the remarkable talents of Gareth Lockrane (flutes), Jeremy Brown (double bass), and Tristan Mailliot (drums). With this line-up, Kate displays the rich and varied textures of her writing to the full on a new CD ‘The Embrace’ released on 33 Records in March 2008. “Kate Williams is not only one of the subtlest pianists currently operating in the UK…but she is also, as the material on this fine quintet album demonstrates, a highly skilled composer of immediately appealing but absorbing themes”. Chris Parker Kate Williams – piano Jeremy Brown – double bass Triston Maillot - Drums Gareth Lockrane - Flutes Admission Price: Standard £10, Members £7

Wednesday April 1st

Kevin Figes Quartet

Bristol based saxophonist Kevin Figes makes his debut at Jazzland with an exciting Quartet featuring some of the best jazz musicians from the West of England. The rhythm section comprises of Jim Blomfield (piano), Scott Hammond (drums) and Dorian Sutton (double bass). Admission Price: Standard £8 Jazzland Members £6

Alison Neale is a jazz saxophonist and flautist born in Seattle, USA, and raised in Northamptonshire. She started playing by ear at an early age, assimilating the stylistic approach of many players, but above all Paul Desmond and Art Pepper, with whom she still has a particular affinity. She spent her formative years playing alto in the Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra. Her Quintet includes Dave Cliff on guitar and Gary Kavanagh on trumpet. Admission Price: Standard £10, Members £7

Wednesday April 22nd Saxophonist and flautist Theo Travis is a jazz adventurer. An everinquiring composer and improviser, he is equally at home refreshing jazz standards, interpreting Pink Floyd and King Crimson songs, collaborating with Robert Fripp, Soft Machine, Gong and author-lyricist Jonathan Coe, and experimenting with wah-wah saxophone. Travis’s latest group, Double Talk, features Hammond organist Pete Whittaker, guitarist Mike Outram and drummer Roy Dodds creating music that’s by turns intensely physical, hauntingly atmospheric, passionately direct and infectiously grooving. Admission Price: Standard £10, Members £7

Tuesday April 28th

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Wednesday April 29th

Constellation Big Band

Return visit for Swansea’s very own Big Band. Basie, Kenton and Rich will be in the programme along with vocals from Paula King Admission Price: Standard £7, Members £5

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www.swanseajazzland.co.uk - WALES’ PREMIERE JAZZ VENUE - May - Aug 2009 Wednesday May 6th

Wednesday June 3rd

Wednesday July 1st

Wednesday July 29th

Jonathan Lewis With the Dave Cottle Trio

John Law Art of Sound Trio

Jeff Hooper and his band

Richard Cottle and Friends

Jonathan was a well known saxophonist on the Swansea jazz scene in the 1980’s, playing many times at the former Liberal Club. Since then his job has taken him all over the world. He makes a nostalgic return to Swansea. Admission Price: Standard £7, Members £5

Wednesday May 12th

Asaf Sirkis Trio

Asif Sirkis (drums) Tassos Spiliotopoulos (guitar) Yaron Stavi (bass) Asaf has deservedly earned the reputation as one of the world’s finest percussionists and a composer of rigour, wit and delicacy. He’s worked with the likes of Gilad Atzmon, Larry Coryell, Tim Garland, John Law, Nicolas Meier and Norma Winstone. In a first for Swansea Jazzland the performance will be recorded for BBC radio 3. www.asafsirkis.co.uk Admission Price: Standard £8, Members £6

Wednesday May 20th

The Jones O’Connor Group

The Jones O’Connor Group’s genre spanning sound and intense live musical interplay has generated a core cult following which is quickly gaining momentum. Receiving huge praise from audiences and critics right from the start for their vibrant live performances and debut album Alpha, the band have reached audiences beyond the jazz scene with a passion for musical innovation and bold energy. Paul Jones (Piano, Synthesisers) Richard Jones (Guitar/Electronics) Chris O’Connor (Double Bass) Mark O’Connor (Drums) Admission Price: Standard £7, Members £5

Tuesday May 26th

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Wednesday May 27th

Andy Panayi Quartet

Andy Panayi (sax/flute) Mark Nightingale (trombone) Simon Woolf (bass) Steve Brown (drums) Andy Panayi is one of the most highly regarded sidemen in British jazz, a first call for many bands, studio and film sessions. He’s worked with many singers from Paul McCartney and Shirley Bassey to Madeline Bell and an amazing array of leading British and American jazz men, as well as being very active in jazz education. Andy has won the British Jazz Awards flute category several times numerous awards for arranging. His own band leading has concentrated on various versions of his quartet, where his partners over the years have been Mark Nightingale, undoubtedly Britain’s top modern trombonist, Simon Woolf and Steve Brown, a rhythm section of subtlety and tremendous swing. www.andypanayi.co.uk Admission Price: Standard £10, Members £7

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Playing the beautiful, haunting compositions of pianist John Law, the trio’s aim is to become one of Europe’s foremost listening groups: listening to each other, to the sound that they produce, individually and collectively, and to the acoustics of the environment they are playing in. Balance, poise and a sense of beauty are what the trio tries to achieve, and a sense of drama and excitement. Jazz drive and rhythm, with a classical feel for nuance. www.myspace.com/johnlawmusic Admission Price: Standard £8, Members £6

Wednesday June 10th

Derek Nash With the Dave Cottle Trio

Saxophonist Derek Nash is a vibrant and charismatic performer, equally at home leading the award winning Jazz ensemble Sax Appeal and Protect the Beat, or swinging his way to best CD of the year 2000 with Spike Robinson. As a full member of the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, he has performed in front of over 65,000 people at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff & also to over 100,000 at the Glastonbury Festival. He has appeared live and on TV with many top performers including David Sanborn, Mavis Staples, Eric Clapton, Paul Carrack, Lulu, Tom Jones, Jamie Cullum, Will Young, Ruby Turner and Sam Brown. www.dereknash.com Admission Price: Standard £8,Members £6

Wednesday June 17th

Trudy Kerr and her band

Hailed as ‘one of the country’s most polished singers’ by The Times, Trudy moved to London in 1990 from her native Australia and, whilst continuing to gig regularly, as she had done back home, worked during the day as secretary for popular clarinetist Acker Bilk. She took time out to study jazz at the Guildhall School of Music and in 1995 got her musical career break when Ronnie Scott offered her a week at his club. She has performed regularly at the famous Soho jazzerie ever since. Trudy Kerr (Vocals) Michael Garrick (Piano) Geoff Gascoyne (bass) Sebastian de Krom (drums) Admission Price: Standard £10, Members £7

Wednesday June 24th

Lewis Clement Ensemble

Talented Swansea pianist Lewis Clement is currently studying music at the Birmingham Conservatoire. He brings with him an ensemble of talented musicians from the conservatoire, which at the time of going to press may include his new project of Jazz trio with string quartet. Admission Price: Standard £7, Members £5

Tuesday June 30th

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Jeff Hooper has an unusual quality for a singer in today’s world of cyber-pop - he has a voice - a unique voice, chestnut warm and chocolate rich, classic, certain and reassuring. If you enjoy the music of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat “King” Cole, Vic Damone and Jack Jones, you will surely be moved by Jeff’s relaxed and emotive style. A singer with vast experience - Ten years with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, special guest vocalist with the BBC Big Band, International Cabaret, Concert and TV performances in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Toronto, the Middle East, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium and aboard P&O’s luxury liners Oriana, Victoria, Arcadia, Oceana, The Saga Rose, The Black Watch and Crystal Serenity. Jeff also has The Swing Easy Big Band and 10-piece Legends of Vegas Band. www.jeffhooper.co.uk Admission Price: Standard £8, Members £6

Wednesday July 8th

The ‘J’ Word

Superb Jazz Quintet incorporating funk, swing and groove styles, and featuring Dick Roberts on Piano/Keyboard who has 30 years of extensive session and broadcast experience, working with BBC Wales Television, BBC National Orchestra Wales, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Wales Jazz Orchestra, BBC Radio 2 Big band, BBC Radio 3, S4C, Welsh National Opera, National Chamber Orchestra of Wales, Welsh Jazz Orchestra and others. One of Wales’ finest jazz saxophonists Lee Goodhall is in the line up. Lee is a veteran of many international jazz festivals. Admission Price: Standard £7, Members £5

Wednesday July 15th

Byron Jones Big Band

Great swinging Big Band made up of musicians mostly drawn from The Cardiff and Newport areas. Almost all of the library has been arranged by top American arrangers, giving the band a sound of the highest quality. Admission Price: Standard £8, Members £6

Wednesday July 22nd

Burden of Paradise Featuring Snake Davis

Burden of Paradise sees acclaimed saxophonist Snake Davis teaming up with singer Helen Watson. Helen has a unique style and strong distinctive voice, crossing the boundaries between jazz, blues, soul and folk. The two first worked together many years ago when Snake played on Helen’s Blue Slipper album, which also featured Albert Lee and members of Little Feat. This project, now in its fourth year, includes Dave Bowie and Mark Creswell from The Suspicions. With no drummer in the line-up this is an acoustic show – great songs, with poignancy, passion and fun. Snake Davis (sax and flute) Helen Watson (vocals) Dave Bowie (double bass) Mark Creswell (guitar) www.myspace.com/theburdenofparadise Admission Price: Standard £10, Members £7

Back by popular demand! Richard presented a fabulous night at Jazzland last year, playing keyboards, sax, clarinet and drums as part of 2 great sets. The “Friends” are drawn from musicians Richard has worked and performed with in a professional career in music stretching back over 30 years. Richard has recorded and performed with many top names in the business including David Bowie, Tina Turner, and Mike Oldfield, to name a few. A mix of many styles of music will be on the menu. Admission Price: Standard £10, Members £7

Wednesday August 5th

Partisans

Partisans have been thrilling audiences since its formation in 1996, with its tightly knit themes and a great freedom coming from years of playing together. ‘Partisans present some of the most refreshing music I’ve heard in a long while, uncompromising, very well written and very well played. It demands serious attention. I hear in these players a sense of common purpose and resolve, and a strong command of a dialect uniquely suited to this music. It’s heartening to hear music that looks to find its own particular place. - Steve Swallow Phil Robson (Guitar) Julian Siegul (Sax) Thad Kelly (bass) Gene Calderazzo (drums) Admission Price: Standard £10, Members £7

Wednesday August 12th

Tom Harris Quartet

Saxophonist Tom Harris leads his quartet through a repertoire of jazz standards which he has arranged along with some of his original compositions. Admission Price: Standard £7 Jazzland Members £5

Wednesday August 19th

Simon Allen With the Dave Cottle Trio Simon is one of a young group of rising stars on the London jazz scene and a firm favourite of ours at Swansea Jazzland. An alto and tenor saxophonist, he has already built up a CV that includes playing with Stan Tracey, Don Weller and the Laurence Cottle Big Band. He is currently a member of Clark Tracey’s New Quintet and is one of the most exciting improvisers around today. Admission Price: Standard £8, Members £6

Wednesday August 26th

Berry Ray’s Bank Holiday Guest night

Bank Holiday mayhem from Berry! He will be playing sax and singing in his Louis Armstrong style voice. Special guests arranged so far include Paul Morgan on double bass and vocalist Elaine Gilmore. Admission Price: Standard £8, Members £6

Tuesday July 28th

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May - August 2009

STEVE WATERMAN big band jazz course 2010 Residential Adult Course at The Diplomat Hotel Llanelli

Friday 26th - Sunday 28th MARCH 2010 Many styles tutored from swing, latin, be-bop and contemporary jazz. Improvisation workshops & one-to-one tuition

Sunday 21st June Laura Collins Trio & Morriston Phoenix Male Choir

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www.swanseajazzland.co.uk - WALES’ PREMIERE JAZZ VENUE - Sept - Dec 2009 Wednesday September 2nd

Wednesday October 7th

Wednesday November 4th

Michael Janisch US/UK Quintet

Paul Bollenback & Chris McNulty

Claire Martin and her band

Michael Janisch is a prominent newcomer on the international jazz scene, whose talents as both a freelance bassist and bandleader have been described as dynamic, driven, and enthusiastic. Michael Janisch - Bass (US) Jason Palmer Trumpet (US) Paul Booth - Tenor Sax (UK) Jim Hart – Vibes (UK) Clarence Penn - Drums (US) Admission Price: Standard £10 Members £7

With The Dave Cottle Trio The dynamic duo of New York guitarist Paul Bollenback and Australian born vocalist Chris McNulty appear together with the Dave Cottle Trio. Not another prima donna show tune crooner, McNulty is a real jazz singer with a casual and conversation style and an amazing ability to connect with audiences. She is certainly one of the most enjoyable vocalists performing today. “Not one jazz virtuoso could put the definition of jazz into words, but all agreed that you know it when you hear it. That’s the way it is with Paul Bollenback. It’s bona-fide playing, unambiguous, up-front and powerful”, summarizes George Benson, a long-time friend. www.paulbollenback.com - www.chrismcnulty.com Admission Price: Standard £10 Members £7

Seven times a winner at the British Jazz Awards. Born in South London, Claire has been singing professionally since leaving stage school at the age of 16. Claire’s musicial apprenticeship included a spell on transatlantic cruise liners. Stopovers in New York gave her ample opportunities to raid Manhattan’s records shops in search of new songs which she then studied and rehearsed on the homeward leg of the voyage. In July 2007 she performed a 2 week stint at New York’s Oak Room in the Algonquin Hotel. Claire’s latest album, which was liberally sampled in the Oak Room, is “He Never Mentioned Love” (Linn Records) a tribute to Shirley Horn, who is obviously another major influence. Gareth Williams (piano) - Laurence Cottle (bass) - Chris Dagley (drums) www.clairemartinjazz.com Admission Price: Standard £12 Members £8

Wednesday September 9th

Tim Kliphuis With the Gary Phillips trio Dutchman Tim Kliphuis ranks among the world’s finest jazz violinists. He has often been named the successor of Stéphane Grappelli, taking his legacy into the 21st Century by infusing Gypsy Swing with Folk and Classical music. Tim’s spirit and style are reminiscent of the late, great jazz fiddler: virtuoso playing with a great love for melody. www.timkliphuis.com Admission Price: Standard £8 Members £6

Wednesday September 16th

Steve Waterman Dectet Globally popular, and one of Britain’s top Jazz trumpeters, Steve Waterman has had a remarkable career spanning over 20 years working with a panoply of international artists, and performing in numerous bands including a variety of his own ensembles. In this dectet, Steve is joined by an all-welsh line up of some of the finest players on the scene. www.stevewaterman.co.uk Admission Price: Standard £10 Members £7

Wednesday September 23rd

Tony Woods Quintet Tony was a student of jazz at the Leeds and Guildhall Schools of music. Tony has toured the band and performed at numerous UK jazz festivals. The band features: Tony on saxophones, Mike Outram on guitars, Milo Fell on drums, and long time associates Robert Millett on vibes and Andy Hamill on bass, all of whom play with wonderful group empathy and respect for each other and the music. Admission Price: Standard £8 Members £6

Tuesday September 29th

Monthly sitters in Night Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

Wednesday September 30th

Dominic Norcross Quartet Saxophonist Dominic Norcross hails from Pembrokeshire and lists his influences as John Coltrane, King Curtis, Stan Getz, amongst others. Dominic has played with and been on tour with greats from the jazz world from Digby Fairweather, Tommy Smith, James Morrison, Bobby Shew among others. www.dominicnorcross.com Admission Price: Standard £7 Members £5

Wednesday October 14th

Josephine Davies Quintet

Wednesday November 11th

Wednesday December 2nd

Peter Cottle Legacy Band Featuring David, Richard & Laurence Cottle - And supported by other Cottle siblings! It was December 1999 when David, Richard & Laurence Cottle played a Swansea Jazzland set at the St, James Club as “The Cottle Brothers”. A very special guest joined them on piano that evening, their father, Peter Cottle. It was the first time for many years that the boys had played with dad. Sadly, Peter died suddenly of a heart attack only 2 weeks later. To mark the 10th anniversary of Peters passing the brothers will be get together to celebrate the musical legacy of Peter Cottle. The brothers will be joined by sister, Rosemary, and other Cottle siblings Admission Price: Standard £10 Members £7

Josephine studied classical and jazz saxophone at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has since performed and recorded with the London Jazz Orchestra, Ronnie Scott’s Vanguard Band, Jamie Cullum, Georgie Fame, Sax Appeal, Vortex Foundation Band, Will Young, Laurence Cottle Big Band, Gareth Lockrane’s GrooveYard, Matt Wates sextet as well as a two year stint in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. The band is: Josephine Davies – Sax Nicholas Smalley – Drums - Ross Stanley – Piano Chris Hill – Bass Robbie Robson - Trumpet. www.josephinedavies.co.uk Admission Price: Standard £8 Members £6

Evan Clegg Quartet

Wednesday October 21st

Wednesday November 18th

Pete Oxley Band

Joel Harrison Quartet

A graduate of Leeds College of Music, guitarist Pete moved to Paris. There, Pete began gigging intensely, backing singers, generally freelancing and working on his own musical projects. His touring group, The New Noakes Quartet recorded two CDs and toured Europe and the UK extensively during this period. His band features Canadian guitarist Daryl Jahnke who has travelled the world performing with the likes of Kenny Werner, John Abercrombie and Jeff Berlin. Daryl Jahnke - guitar - Pete Oxley - guitar - Oli Hayhurst - bass - Russ Morgan - drums www.peteoxley. com www.daryljahnke.com Admission Price: Standard £10 Members £7

As guitarist, composer and vocalist Joel Harrison resists categorization: jazz, African and Indian, contemporary classical, blues and Appalachian songs all have a place in his unique approach. Harrison graduated from Bard College with a BA in composition and performance in 1980, studying with Joan Tower. His allies in his various projects have included Dave Liebman, Norah Jones, David Binney, Jamey Haddad, Dan Weiss, Dewey Redman, Uri Caine, Todd Reynolds, Wendy Sutter, Christian Howes, and Caleb Burhans. www. myspace.com/joelharrisonguitar Admission Price: Standard £10 Jazzland Members £7

Paul Booth is one of the most exciting and in demand musicians on the scene today. In his early years he won many awards including the prestigious Clifford Brown/Stan Getz fellowship held in Miami, “The Best Modern Jazz Player” category in the televised “Young Jazz Player of the Year” competition and many more. Paul is currently in the Steve Winwood band has performed worldwide with the likes of Riverdance (for over two years), Eric Clapton, Matt Bianco, Basia, Tony Hadley, Eddie Henderson, Alex Wilson, Roberto Pla, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Snowboy, Ray Gelato, Jane Monheit. His all star Sextet features Canadian trumpeter Ingrid Jensen. Since graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston, her life has contained a whirlwind of musical activities. From her early days playing in the subways of New York, to establishing herself as a leader and soloist in a wide array of musical genres. Paul Booth - saxophone - Ingrid Jensen - trumpet/flugel horn Phil Robson - guitar Phil Peskett - piano Dave Smith - drums Phil Donkin - bass www.paulboothsax.com www.ingridjensen.com Admission Price: Standard £10 Members £7

Tuesday October 27th

Tuesday November 24th

Wednesday December 16th

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Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

Wednesday October 28th

Wednesday November 25th

Alan Barnes With The Dave Cottle Trio & Support band

Peter King With Dave Cottle Trio

Bobby Wellins With the Dave Cottle Trio

PETER KING, in the words of one critic, “is the finest alto saxophonist that Britain has ever produced, and one of the finest in the world today”. A wonderful musician, he is a master of his instrument. People are aware of that in America as well as in the UK” said Elvin Jones. As a featured performer, Peter has long been a favourite of European jazz festival audiences, including, in France at Marciac with Phil Woods, Bobby Watson, Cedar Walton, and Victor Lewis; in addition to festivals in Nice, Paris, etc: in Belgium, Comblain le Tour, Liege, Bilzen, and Gouvi, Spain Bilbao, San Sabastian, etc, Finland, Pori, and Norway Molde, as at Pori, with John Hicks and Idris Muhammad. Peter has been a special guest of Lalo Schifrin with various Symphony Orchestras at concerts in Germany, Switzerland and Finland and joined him in Israel for concerts in January 2000 with the Israeli Philharmonic. www.peterkingjazz.com Admission Price: Standard £8 Members £6

One of the UK’s Jazz Saxophone legends! Bobby’s recording career kicked off in 1956 when he joined the piano-less Buddy Featherstonhaugh quintet, also featuring the young Kenny Wheeler on trumpet. In the early ‘60s, he was hired by bandleader Tony Crombie for his latest band, beginning what would be a long association between Wellins and the influential British pianist Stan Tracey. In 1965 Bobby and Stan Tracey quartet recorded a suite of pieces inspired by Dylan Thomas’ -Under Milk Wood. Further collaborations with Tracey took place in the ‘80s, along with a very special recording project including the wonderful Mingus band jazz trombonist Jimmy Knepper. Admission Price: Standard £8 Members £6

A youthful quartet of fine musicians led by trumpeter Evan Clegg. Evan was a member of both Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra and Leeds Youth Orchestra where he achieved an award for outstanding performance. He is now at the Royal Welsh College of Music and receives personal tuition from Gethin Liddington, trumpet virtuoso Steve Waterman and master alto saxophonist Geoff Simkins. Evan Clegg - Trumpet James Stephenson - Piano Chris Hyson-Double - Bass Gethin Jones - Drums Admission Price: Standard £7 Jazzland Members £5

Wednesday December 9th

Paul Booth Sextet Featuring Ingrid Jensen

PLUS SPECIAL MYSTERY SURPRISE GUEST! A great night of jazz is guaranteed with the UK’s leading jazz saxophonist Alan Barnes. Plus his superb humour! The Dave Cottle Trio will provide the accompaniment and there will be music from 7.30pm from the support band. Added to that, there will be the MYSTERY SURPRISE GUEST! Last year it was International Jazz vocalist and pianist Ian Shaw. Can we top it this year? I think you will find we can. But you won’t find out until the night! Not forgetting that buffet is also included. Tickets on sale from October, please note they are limited, so get them early! Admission BY TICKET: Standard £20 Members £12

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Wednesday February 3rd

Wednesday March 10th

Wednesday March 31st

The Fabian Fernandez Trio With Sonia Litniaska (Vocals)

Dave O’Higgins With The Dave Cottle Trio

Marlene Verplanck With the Dave Cottle Trio

Phil Robson With The Dave Cottle Trio

London born Fabian is a graduate of Leeds College of music. He now lives and works as a professional musician in Los Angeles, California. The Fabian Fernandez Trio has a truly international flavour with Marcus Horn, drums and Ralph Graessler, bass joining Fabian from Germany. Admission Price: Standard £8 Members £6

Saxophonist Dave is a composer, arranger and educator. Whilst studying at the City University in London he started his own jazz quartet and began gigging with NYJO, John Dankworth & Cleo Laine, & Icelandic jazzfunk band, Mezzoforte. Over the years Dave has won various accolades from the British Jazz Awards including Best Tenor Sax. He teaches saxophone & harmony at the London Centre for Contemporary Music and Goldsmiths College Admission Price: Standard £8 Members £6

New York jazz vocalist Marlene got her start in the big-band business as a very young vocalist with Charlie Spivak and Tex Beneke. During a brief stint with the last Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, she met her future husband, musician-arranger Billy VerPlanck. Marlene performs across North America and much of Western Europe, while a growing roster of solo CDs continues to win critical acclaim. Her albums feature exciting arrangements scored by husband Billy VerPlanck, with accompaniment by many of America’s finest musicians. Admission Price: Standard £8 Jazzland Members £6

Phil Robson is a guitarist/composer based in London, UK. He is internationally regarded as a highly versatile and creative player who appears in all kinds of diverse settings. Admission Price: Standard £8 Jazzland Members £6

Wednesday January 13th

Dick Pearce With the Dave Cottle trio One of Britain’s most lyrical trumpet players, Dick was Ronnie Scott’s frontline partner for fourteen years. More recently he has been heard with Gilad Altzman, Tim Richard`s Great Spirit, the Stan Tracey Quintet and Clark and Stan Tracey’s Ellingtonia. Admission Price: Standard £8 Members £6

Wednesday January 20th

Geoff Eales Quartet Geoff Eales is regarded as one of Europe’s most inspirational jazz pianists and composers. Though he has been pro-active in a vast variety of musical situations throughout his long and distinguished career - accompanying pop stars, country singers, opera divas, blues artists and funk legends as well as working extensively on TV shows, commercials and film soundtracks - it is within the realm of jazz and improvised music and as a soloist in his own right that the full extent of Geoff’s musical personality is revealed. Geoff Eales – Piano Mark Fletcher - drums Paul Morgan - bass Michael Coates – Saxophone Admission Price: Standard £10 Members £7

Wednesday February 10th

Russell Van Den Burg Quartet “Centre-line” The Contemporary British Jazz Group Centre-Line was established by Russell van den Berg (Sax) and Darren Altman (Drums) in 2006. These musicians fuse their own diverse influences of Jazz, Funk and Classical music to form Centre-Line, a truly dynamic ensemble that strives to create new ways of navigating their music, with an instinctive collective consciousness that has the freedom to change and adapt. Russell Van Den Burg – Sax, Darren Altman – Drums, Simon Colam – Piano, Jon Harvey – Bass Admission Price: Standard £10 Members £7

Tuesday January 26th

Monthly sitters in Night

Wednesday February 24th

Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

Pedalmania

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Big Band The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Big Band are made of students all currently studying at the College in Cardiff. Saxophonist Dick Hamer and Trumpeter Gethin Liddington are tutors with the band and both will be playing with the band. The Band will be performing from a wide range of Big Band repertoire which includes Basie, Kenton and Gordon Goodwin arrangements. Admission Price: Standard £8 Members £6

Laurence Cottle Big Band

Wednesday March 24th

Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

Wednesday January 27th

Wednesday March 17th

Monthly sitters in Night

The Popular Big Band from Bridgend returns to Jazzland, led by musical director Bill Davies. The band will play from a repertoire of many Big Band favourites. Admission Price: Standard £8 Members £6

Showcasing the unmistakeable sound of the Hammond organ, Jean Paul Gard brings his band Pedalmania to Swansea Jazzland. Jean describes his playing style as a mix of Jimmy Smith and Jaco Pastorius, with a dash of Spike Jones, resting on top of the finest choice of funky groves Featuring guitarist Alex Huthings the band will be performing numbers on the funkier side of jazz from the likes of George Benson. Admission Price: Standard £8 Members £6

Wednesday March 3rd

Dick Roberts Band Born and raised in Abercynon South Wales, pianist Richard, a graduate of The Welsh College of Music & Drama Cardiff is a busy freelance musician with 1000s of hours of session and broadcast experience working with the likes of BBC Wales Television and Independant TV companies. Lee Goodhall is featured on saxophone Admission Price: Standard £8 Members £6

Christian is a fiery hard bop player with a beautiful, soulful tone to his playing. He has worked with many star performers ranging from Rico Rodriguez to top blues guitarist Otis Grand. Christian Brewer – Sax Leon Greening – Piano Tristan Malliot – Drums Mark Hodgson – bass Admission Price: Standard £10 Jazzland Members £7

5 Go Swing

Tuesday February 23rd

Bridgend Big Band

Christian Brewer Quartet

Wednesday April 14th

Superlative Jaco-influenced electric bass virtuoso - possibly the best the UK’s ever produced - leads his barnstorming big band. The 16 piece band is made up of the cream of London’s brass section talent. Nigel Hitchcock and Simon Allen will be in the saxophone section and Mark Nightingale and Martin Shaw are part of the brass team. The band will be playing powerful funk classics and sumptuous jazz ballads and standards all arranged by Laurence. Tickets will be on sale in January to Jazzland members and available to non members from February. Tickets are limited. Admission Price: Standard £22 Jazzland Members £15

Wednesday February 17th

Wednesday April 7th

Geoff Gacoyne ‘Pop-Bop’ with Jim Mullen After 6 years of touring and recording with Jamie Cullum, star bass player, composer, arranger Geoff Gascoyne returns with a new quartet and a new CD. Jazzizit Records presents ‘Pop-Bop’, an album of Geoff’s favourite pop songs from the last 30 years arranged for a jazz quartet and it features the great Jim Mullen on guitar, fellow Cullum collaborator Sebastiaan de Krom on the drums and introduces fiery young Australian alto sax player Graeme Blevins Admission Price: Standard £10 Jazzland Members £7

Tuesday March 30th

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Wednesday April 21st

Don Weller With The Dave Cottle Trio Don Weller is widely accepted as one of Britain’s leading saxophone players and three times a winner of the Best Tenor Saxophone award. He is one of those rare creative artists who have a stamp of originality in everything they do. Admission Price: Standard £8 Jazzland Members £6

Tuesday April 27th

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Wednesday April 28th

Constellation Big Band Return visit for Swansea’s very own Big Band. Basie, Kenton and Rich will be in the programme along with vocals from Paula King. Admission Price: Standard £8, Jazzland Members £6

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Wednesday June 2nd

Wednesday July 7th

Wednesday August 4th

The Fabian Farnandez Trio

Lewis Clement Ensemble

Gary Potter With the Dave Cottle Trio

Californian based guitarist Fabian Fernandez finally gets to play Swansea Jazzland. Fabian was booked to play in January, but was unable to get to Swansea due to the snow! The Fabian Fernandez Trio has a truly international flavour with Marcus Horn, drums and Ralph Graessler, bass joining Fabian from Germany. Fabian Fernandez - Guitar Marcus Horn - drums Ralph Graessler – bass Admission Price: Standard £8 Members £6

Pianist Lewis hails from Swansea and is completing his final year of studies at the Birmingham Conservatoire. The ensemble is made up of fellow students who will be playing jazz standards along with some of Lewis’s original compositions Admission Price: Standard £8 Members £6

Entirely self taught, Gary started to play the guitar when he was eleven years old. He was voted Best Country Guitarist one three occasions. He has won many awards for jazz and is regarded as one of the best jazz guitarists in the world, regularly appearing at major guitar festivals worldwide. Admission Price: Standard £10 Jazzland Members £7

Digby Fairweather with the Dave Cottle Trio

Wednesday June 9th

Wednesday July 14th

Beats and Pieces Big Band

Michael Garrick Quartet

Wednesday May 12th

The Beats & Pieces Big Band is a Manchester based band formed at the beginning of 2008 as a 14-piece ensemble for the performance of distinctive contemporary jazz. The musicians featured have previously performed with each other in a variety of different contexts, and share a desire in order to broad musical influences. Admission Price: Standard £10 Members £7

Michael Garrick has been at the forefront of British Jazz for over 40 years. Nominated for the 2005 BBC Jazz Awards, Garrick appeared at the Barbican in February 2005, restoring his classic 60s pieces Dusk Fire and Black Marigolds. Throughout the 60s and 70s, Garrick not only recorded with his own groups, featuring top performers Dave Green, Henry Lowther, Norma Winstone, Art Themen and Don Rendell to name a few, but as a member of the Rendell-Carr quintet, one of Britain’s most successful jazz groups during the 60s. Admission Price: Standard £10 Jazzland Members £7

Bryan Corbett With the Dave Cottle trio Trumpeter Bryan Corbett was named by Jazzwise magazine as ‘one to look out for in 2008’, Alex Corbett of the Barbican commented: ‘Not the newest kid on the block, but trumpeter Bryan Corbett deserves wider recognition for a great sound, stage presence and sense of purpose’. Bryan has performed with the BBC concert Orchestra. Admission Price: Standard £8 Members £6

Wednesday May 19th

Clark Tracey Sextet Clark Tracey celebrates 30 years as a professional musician in 2008. Since joining father Stan Tracey’s bands and orchestras, Clark has worked with visiting artists such as Art Farmer, Red Rodney, Pharoah Sanders, Johnny Griffin, and Barney Kessell, and with just about anyone who’s anyone in the British jazz scene. Clark returns to Swansea with a brand new sextet of explosive hard bop, featuring the sensational Kit Downes (piano) from Empirical. Paul Jordanous - trumpet : Piers Green - tenor : Lewis Wright - vibes :Kit Downes - piano Ryan Trebilcock - bass : Clark Tracey - drums Admission Price: Standard £12 Members £9

Tuesday May 25th

Monthly sitters in Night / Noson fisol i chwaraewyr sy’n eistedd mewn

Wednesday June 16th

Martin Williams with the Dave Cottle trio Saxophonist Martin recently played at Swansea Jazzland with the Laurence Cottle Big Band. A vastly experienced musician, Martin has performed and recorded with most of the UK’s leading jazz musicians. Admission Price: Standard £8 Members £6

Wednesday July 21st

Laura Collins Quintet

Wednesday June 23rd

Vocalist/Pianist Laura Collins is a sophisticated singer with style and wit. She brings her new quintet to Swansea Jazzland which features trumpeter Dick Pearce. Laura will be playing songs from ‘Baltimore Oriole’ her new album recorded by the quintet. Admission Price: Standard £8 Jazzland Members £6

Georgia Mancio and her band

Tuesday July 27th

In just a decade of professional work award-winning jazz vocalist, Georgia Mancio, has established herself as one of the UK’s most important new artists. Georgia debuts at Swansea Jazzland as part of a 19 date national tour celebrating her third album, Silhouette (Roomspin Records). The new album includes originals co-written by herself and pianists, Tim Lapthorn and Kate Williams. Georgia Mancio - voice Tim Lapthorn - piano Julie Walkington bass Dave Ohm - drums Admission Price: Standard £10 Members £7

Cardiff based band established 2009 consisting of four musicians from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. The band plays a mixture of standards and originals. Driving swing grooves with Joe Webb’s furious left hand on Organ Bass and echoes of the bebop revolution with Fraser and Evan’s horn lines, all supported by Lloyd’s solid drumming. A fresh, hip sound rooted in the swing traditions of previous generations. Fraser Smith-Sax, Evan Clegg-Trumpet, Joe Webb-Organ, Lloyd Haines-Drums Admission Price: Standard £8, Jazzland Members £6

Wednesday August 18th

Trefor Owen Quartet

Wednesday July 28th

Wednesday August 25th

Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!!

Berry Ray’s Bank Holiday Gig

Tuesday June 29th

Berry moves from the door to take centre stage for the night. He will be playing the sax and singing in his Louis Armstrong style voice. Expect some surprise guests also! Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday May 28th

Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission / Mynediad am ddim

Tina May with the Dave Cottle trio

Wednesday June 30th

Martin Drew and the ‘New Couriers’

National Youth Jazz Orchestra ‘Tomorrow’s Face’

Legendary drummer Martin Drew has played with Oscar Peterson since 1974 and with Ronnie Scott since 1975 as well as a veritable ‘who’s who’ of the international jazz world which includes the Brecker Brothers, Gene Harris, and Arturo Sandoval amongst many others. The New Couriers now include a wider focus of music in their repertoire by playing other music in addition to that played by Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott whilst continuing to maintain the integrity of the original concept. Martin Drew - drums Paul Morgan - bass Jim Hart - vibes Mornington Lockett - sax Robin Aspland - piano Admission Price: Standard £12, Jazzland Members £9

Tomorrows face comprises of current and past members of NYJO. The 10 piece ensemble line up is 3 Saxes, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar and Vocals. We would love the full NYJO band to play but we couldn’t fit them in! Admission Price: Standard £12 Members £9

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One of the UK’s leading jazz vocalists. Tina May’s jazz journey started while she was at Cardiff University and has been long and extensively lauded for her vocal art. She was selected Number One Vocalist and the Critic’s Choice at the 1998 BT Jazz Awards and was voted the Critic’s Number One choice for the 1995 British Jazz Vocalist Award. Given that Britain harbours so many fine jazz vocalists, being recognized as one of the best is no small achievement. Admission Price: Standard £10 Members £7

Wednesday August 11th

Guitarist Trefor has toured the U.K. extensively and performed in the U.S.A with many American musicians, and has appeared with many European and British musicians. He has made several appearances at the New York Guitar Show, Long Island and at the NAMM Show, Los Angeles. Originally from Anglesey, Trefor organises events for the North Wales Jazz society. The Quartet are North Wales based musicians. Admission Price: Standard £8 Jazzland Members £6

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Trumpeter, broadcaster and raconteur Digby Fairweather is a prolific award-winner, including ‘BBC Jazz Society’s Musician of the Year’, BT Jazz Awards and Freedom of London. Digby played in the ‘Best of British Jazz’ package (alongside the legendary Don Lusher from 2000-2006,) and continues to lead the ‘Great British Jazz Band’. Expect a night of great swinging jazz. Admission Price: Standard £8, Jazzland Members £6

Wednesday September 1st

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www.swanseajazzland.co.uk - WALES’ PREMIERE JAZZ VENUE - Sep - Dec 2010 Wednesday September 1st

Wednesday October 6th

Wednesday October 27th 10.45am – 4pm

Wednesday November 24th

Pukl’s Slavic Soul Trio & guest pianist Dave Cottle!

Susan Valliant Speer and her band

Simon Allen & Martin Shaw Master Class & workshop

Mark Nightingale Quintet

Jure Pukl is a Slovenian born tenor saxophonist who currently resides in New York. Joined by Austrian drummer Klemens Marktl, and US born, London based powerhouse bassist Michael Janisch. Admission Price: Standard £8, Jazzland Members £6

Born in San Francisco, California, USA, Susan has been singing jazz since her graduation from the University of Oregon. She began her career with the Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band in Seattle, Washington where she and the band appeared frequently throughout the Pacific Northwest as well as at jazz festivals throughout the USA and Canada. Admission Price: Standard £8, Jazzland Members £6

Wednesday September 8th

Wednesday October 13th

Oliver Nezhati Quintet

Hamish Stuart Band

Saxophonist Olivers band includes pianist Mitch Jones from Capel Hendre who is now playing for trombonist Dennis Rollins’ band. Vocalist, Kwobina Adjebong is studying at the Royal Academy and is one of the finest young singers around today, his influences are very diverse and you can hear elements of soul and Sinatra like crooners in his voice. A vocalist not to be missed!! Admission Price: Standard £8, Jazzland Members £6

Wednesday September 15th

Tom Harris Quartet Saxophonist Tom Harris leads his quartet through a repertoire of jazz standards along with original compositions that he has arranged. Martin Webber features on drums Admission Price: Standard £8, Jazzland Members £6

Wednesday September 22nd

Steve Waterman With the Dave Cottle Trio Steve Waterman is renowned as one of the top British jazz trumpet players both at home and on the international scene, Steve began his career while studying at the Trinity College Of Music, and since then has worked regularly on the British and European jazz scene. Steve has a remarkable recording career, spanning the past 20 years, and has worked with a great variety of jazz and cabaret artists worldwide. www.stevewaterman.co.uk Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Tuesday September 28th

Monthly sitters in Night Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

Wednesday September 29th

Simon Spillett/Danny Moss Jnr Quartet Simon Spillett is well known to Jazzland audiences with his fierce, fast blowing Tubby Hayes style of saxophone. Joining him is Danny Moss Jnr on double bass, an unashamed disciple of the great Ray Brown. Danny lives in Australia and has toured the UK regularly for many years playing with his sadly missed father, saxophonist Danny Moss. Simon Spillett has risen meteorically in the past few years to become one of the most dynamic and distinctive tenor saxophonists on the UK jazz scene. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

*Ticketed Event* Hamish Stuart first attained international acclaim as the lead guitarist and falsetto voice of the Average White Band, one of the great self-contained Soul Funk bands of the 70s. When the band split in the 1980’s he became a much sought after guitarist and vocalist, and over the next several years worked with David Sanborn & Aretha Franklin amongst others. Most notably, in the late 80s he joined Paul McCartney’s band as guitarist for 6 years and several albums. He also wrote for a number of artists, including Atlantic Starr’s hit “If Your Heart Isn’t In It” and songs for Smokey Robinson, Jeffrey Osborne, George Benson and Diana Ross. He left the support role with McCartney to seek a belated solo career. He released his own CD “Sooner or Later” 17 years after his final AWB recording. Guitar & Vocals: Hamish Stuart : Keyboards: Graham Harvey : Bass: Steve Pearce Drums: Ian Thomas : Guitar & Vocals: Adam Phillips : Percussion Bosco D’Oliviera *Tickets on sale NOW* Admission Price: Standard £15, Jazzland Members £10

Wednesday October 20th

Byron Jones Big Band Great swinging Big Band made up of musicians mostly drawn from The Cardiff and Newport areas. Most of the music has been arranged by top American arrangers, giving the band a sound of the highest quality. Admission Price: Standard £8, Members £6

Sunday October 24th

Sunday Jazz Lunch Matt Ford With the Dave Cottle Trio Swansea Rugby Club 1pm – 4pm (Includes 2 course carvery dinner served @2pm) Vocalist Matt Ford was voted “Big band singer of the year 2009”. Matt’s career includes concerts with the Halle and BBC Radio Orchestras, and is lead vocalist with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra. His repertoire includes the songs of Frank Sinatra, Matt Munroe, Tony Bennett and Dean Martin amongst others. *Tickets on sale NOW £15* (limited)

Tuesday October 26th

Monthly sitters in Night Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

at Swansea Rugby club. The morning session will be individual workshops split into trumpet or sax groups. Afternoon session will be working with the rhythm section. All day refreshments and lunch are included. Tickets need to be reserved, Limited places! *Tickets on sale NOW* (limited) Adults, £5 under 16, £3* 8.30pm St James Club with Dave Cottle Trio Two of Swansea Jazzland best loved jazz musicians join forces with the Dave Cottle Trio. Simon is one of a young group of rising stars on the London jazz scene and has already built up a CV that includes playing with Stan Tracey, Don Weller and the Laurence Cottle Big Band. He is currently a member of Clark Tracey’s New Quintet and is one of the most exciting improvisers around today. Martin is regarded as one of the top jazz soloists in the country; you will hear him in an extraordinary range of settings from big band to quartet, cutting edge jazz to contemporary pop and funk. After studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London he went on to hone his jazz chops at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Martin is professor of Jazz Trumpet at the Birmingham Conservatoire. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Mark Nightingale began playing at the age of nine and his outstanding talent became widely recognized when he won the coveted Don Lusher Award at the age of fifteen. Mark brings an all star Quintet to Swansea. Mark Nightingale – Trombone : Nigel Hitchcock – Saxophone Graham Harvey – Keyboards : Ian Thomas – Drums : Laurence Cottle - Bass Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Tuesday November 30th

Monthly sitters in Night Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

Wednesday December 1st

Capital City Jazz Orchestra The Capital City Jazz Orchestra was formed in 2008 by some of the best jazz and big band players in South East Wales. Musical director Ceri Rees will be swinging the band through a repertoire of Basie, Ellington, Herman and Goodman, plus more! Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday November 3rd

Wednesday December 8th

The Alan Barnes Quartet

Jiggs Whigham With the Dave Cottle Trio

One of the UK’s leading saxophonists’ brings his own all star quartet to Swansea Jazzland. Alan has enjoyed a prolific career as a sideman, playing and recording for many bands. He broadcast regularly over a ten-year period with the BBC Big Band and Radio Orchestra and has toured and recorded with big band leaders, Dick Walter, Kenny Baker, Bob Wilber, Don Weller, Stan Tracey, Mike Westbrook and John Dankworth. Alan Barnes – sax : Jim Hart – Vibes : Andy Cleyndert – bass : Paul Clavis - drums Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday November 10th

Nigel Price Organ Trio Nigel is a well established member of the jazz community and is an in-demand sideman, as well as leading his own groups; he prefers the organ/drums/guitar combo, but is versatile enough to feel comfortable in a variety of musical scenarios. His blend of flowing bebop lines, blues feeling and the will to swing has made him instantly accessible and popular with jazz audiences. Nigel Price – Guitar : Peter Whittaker – Hammond Organ : Matt Home – drums Admission Price: Standard £8, Members £6

Wednesday November 17th

Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble Led by fiery saxophonist and award-winning composer Gilad Atzmon, The Orient House Ensemble was founded in London in 2000 and is renowned as one of the world’s most brilliant and inspirational jazz groups. Drawing on the music of Coltrane and Bird as well as the beautiful music of the Middle East to create something new and wonderful the Ensemble has been touring constantly all over Europe and the UK and recorded six albums to date, have won many awards and received constant worldwide critical acclaim. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Jiggs Whigham is an internationally acclaimed trombonist, band leader and educator who first came to the attention of critics and fans at 17, as featured soloist and first trombonist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, directed by Ray McKinley. Two years later, he was first and solo trombonist with Stan Kenton. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday December 15th

Jazzland Christmas Party Dave Cottle’s “Power of Gower” Big Band & Support 7.30pm The music at the Swansea Jazzland Christmas Party starts at 7.30pm with support band from many of the fine young jazz musicians in Swansea. Buffet is included and the newly formed “Power of Gower” Big Band will make its inaugural performance. Guest musicians and star vocalist included! *Tickets on sale NOW* Admission Price: Standard £15 Jazzland Members £10

www.swanseajazzland.co.uk LIVE JAZZ EVERY WEDNESDAY JAZZ BYW BOB DYDD MERCHER

www.swanseajazzland.co.uk - Y LLE GORAU YNG NGHYMRU AM JAZZ - Medi - Rhagfyr 2010


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Sunday 10th October

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Georgie Fame & Sons

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Swansea Sunday 31st October

Tim Kliphuis

September December 2010 Medi - Rhagfyr 2010

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Fridy 19th November

Tina May Quartet Saturday 4th December

Jazz Jamaica Tighten Up!

www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk box office 01792 60 20 60

JAZZ BYW BOB DYDD MERCHER

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Swansea Jazzland: St. James Social Club 38 St. James Crescent Uplands, SWANSEA SA1 6DR Clwb Sant Iago Cilgant Sant Iago ABERTAWE SA1 6DR

Tel: 01792 380615 or 07501 928438 e: swanseajazzland@btinternet.com

Supported by:

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LIVE JAZZ EVERY WEDNESDAY

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Wednesday February 9th

Wednesday March 16th

Wednesday April 20th

Mornington Lockett with the Dave Cottle Trio

Osian Roberts/Steve Fishwick Quintet

Mark Bassey with the Dave Cottle Trio

Alex Garnett Quartet

Mornington Lockett has established himself as one of the UK’s leading jazz saxophonists and a firm favourite of ours at at Swansea Jazzland. He came to prominence as a member of Ronnie Scotts Quintet and more recently co led the New Couriers with Martin Drew. Admission Price: Standard £8, Jazzland Members £6

Osian (saxophone) and Steve’s (trumpet) list of influences is a virtual transcription of the fabled Blue Note Records catalogue from that era. Hard swinging jazz in the 1950s/early 60s hard bop idiom. Playing a mix of originals and hand picked standards but with the emphasis always on swing and improvisation Admission Price: Standard £10 Members £7

Jazz trombonist Mark Bassey has been described as a superb, witty player whose playing can stretch from the raucous to an exquisite sound and perfect phrasing. Mark is a highly versatile musician who covers all styles from swing to bop and the contemporary. Admission Price: Standard £8, Jazzland Members £6

Wednesday January 12th

Jim Mullen Organ Trio with Stan Sulzmann Jim Mullen is a truly original voice in contemporary jazz guitar. His distinctive “thumb” attack on the instrument gives him a unique style and sound on the instrument. Jim’s musical approach encompasses not only a thorough knowledge of jazz, but a wellspring of experience which nods towards blues, soul, funk, rock and traditional Scottish music. H brings an all star band to Swansea which includes saxophonist Stan Sulzmann. Jim Mullen - Guitar Ross Stanley - Organ Matt Skelton - Drums Stan Sulzmann - Sax Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday January 19th

Sarah Ellen Hughes with the Dave Cottle Trio Sarah has been singing on the London jazz scene since 2006 following three years as the principal vocalist of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO), most notably performing at Ronnie Scott’s and The Stables at Wavendon. Sarah has also gained International recognition, and in April 2010 won the International Jazz Singing Competition ‘Jazz Voices’ held in Lithuania. Admission Price: Standard £8, Jazzland Members £6

Tuesday January 25th

Monthly sitters in Night Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

Wednesday January 26th

Six Pack Led by Swansea saxophonist James Duggan, this youthful band of musicians who are studying at the Royal Welsh College of Music will be playing jazz on the funkier side. Admission Price: Standard £8, Jazzland Members £6

Wednesday February 2nd

Bridgend Big Band The Popular Big Band from Bridgend returns to Jazzland, led by musical director Bill Davies. The band will play from a repertoire of many Big Band favourites. Admission Price: Standard £8 Members £6

Wednesday February 16th

Derrick Harris with the Dave Cottle Trio Leeds based jazz guitarist Derrick has been freelance since graduating from Leeds College of music. His relaxed swing will feature many Wes Montgomery classics Admission Price: Standard £8 Members £6

Tuesday February 22nd

Since emerging from the bands of Ray Gelato, Jools Holland, Buddy Guy, Alan Barnes, Jim Mullen, Dick Morrisey and others, this talented Tenor Sax player has stunned the London jazz world. Resident at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, Alex regularly accompanies visiting US stars as well as leading bands under his own name; he is in constant demand! Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Tuesday April 26th

Wednesday March 23rd

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Geoff Eales Quintet

Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

Geoff Eales celebrates his 60th birthday with a major UK tour. His New Quintet features saxophonist Ben Wahhorn and Guitarist Chris Orr. Geoff will be a set including funk jazz. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday April 27th

Bruce Adams with the Dave Cottle Trio

Tuesday March 29th

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Not only is Bruce one the jazz scene’s most dramatic and stimulating performers, he is also a tremendously affable companion. A band-room with the Glaswegian Mr. Adams present is a happy and riotous place. His stream of jokes, anecdotes, and hilarious observations reflect an early immersion in show-biz, and a keen eye and ear for the many quirks of human nature. Bruce has often worked as a special guest soloist with both the Scottish Radio Orchestra and the BBC Big Band. Bruce’s longrunning musical partnership with saxophonist Alan Barnes has produced many plaudits and acclaimed recordings. Admission Price: Standard £8, Jazzland Members £6

Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

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Wednesday March 30th

Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

Karen Sharp with the Dave Cottle Trio

Wednesday February 23rd

Dylan Howe Quartet Acclaimed and versatile drummer Dylan Howe leads a modern jazz four piece, playing his original compositions and arrangements of Coltrane, Blue Note and Bowie. The band features the best young players from the London jazz scene: Brandon Allen is a tenor sax player considered by many to be the best in the UK at the moment. Ross Stanley, keyboards, has been nominated for Best Instrumentalist in the London Jazz Awards. Admission Price: Standard £10 Members £7

Wednesday March 2nd

Constellation Big Band Return visit for Swansea’s very own Big Band. Basie, Kenton and Rich will be in the programme along with vocals from Paula King. Admission Price: Standard £8, Jazzland Members £6

Karen studied at the Royal Northern College and is very much a fan of Dexter Gordon who influenced her playing style. A freelance musician, Karen toured for 3 years with the Humphrey Littleton Band. Admission Price: Standard £8, Jazzland Members £6

Wednesday April 6th

JJ Wheeler Quintet JJ Wheeler is a Has recently completed a Jazz degree from the Birmingham Conservatoire. He has performed with the likes of Jean Toussaint, Dave Holland Ensemble, Scott Stroman, Celine Dion and has played venues including Wembley Stadium, The Royal Albert Hall. The influences of his quintet have been likened to the bands of David Binney, Brian Blade and Chris Pott Admission Price: Standard £8, Jazzland Members £6

Wednesday April 13th

Wednesday March 9th

Richard Cottle and Friends

Snake Davis Band

Back by popular demand! Richard will be playing keyboards, sax, clarinet and maybe even drums! The “Friends” are drawn from musicians Richard has worked and performed with in a professional career in music stretching back over 30 years. Richard has recorded and performed with many top names in the business including David Bowie, Tina Turner, and Mike Oldfield, to name a few. Admission Price: Standard £10, Members £7

Snake Davis is well established as one of the UK’s leading Saxophonists. He is in demand from the biggest names on the British Popular music scene, as well as visiting artists from overseas. He has played with the likes of, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Chaka Khan and many more. He has been seen regularly on TV with the Eurythmics and M-People. He played all featured Saxophone and Flute parts - on record and tour - for Lisa Stansfield and M-People. Admission Price: Standard £12, Jazzland Members £8

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BIG BAND

JAZZ

WEEKEND

Steve Waterman & Alan Barnes and Alun Vaughan host a unique weekend focusing on contemporary and swing big band music.

Bringing the best in music to Swansea

Friday April 15th - Sunday April 17th 2011

Friday 28th January

James Taylor Quartet

the Diplomat Hotel Llanelli, South Wales

We are inviting intermediate to advanced players of trumpet, trombone, sax, bass, piano, guitar, drums and percussion to join us in a series of tutorials and workshops covering ensemble, improvisation and sectional playing. It’s an ideal forum for those who are teaching (or want to teach) in the jazz idiom either in the classroom or in a big band setting. The weekend is residential, though day bookings are accepted in some cases. Non-playing partners are welcome - please call for details.

Swansea £330.00

per person

(£305.00 for returners)

Fees are inclusive of all workshops and group tuition, en suite accommodation in a lovely hotel, all your meals from Friday dinner to lunch on Sunday, and refreshments throughout the weekend.

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Visit our website at www.swjo.co.uk for full details & booking form, or call the jazz weekend office on 01446 713301.

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Wednesday June 1st

Gethin Liddington Quartet

Vincent Herring & the Earth Jazz Agents *Ticketed Event*

Trumpeter Gethin’s Quartet features pianist John Critchinson, Ronnie Scott’s pianist for many years. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday May 11th

Julie Edwards & Kevin Dearden with Dave Cottle Trio Derbyshire born vocalist Julie Edwards and saxophonist-turnedguitarist Kevin Dearden have been together for over a decade. They have played to enthusiastic audiences all over the UK at many festivals and venues. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday May 18th

Tommaso Starace Quartet Saxophonist Tommaso Starace cites Cannonball Adderley and fellow Italian Rosario Giuliani as two of his favourite players, and the Charlie Parker legacy is also evident in his playing. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday May 25th

Lee Goodall Quartet Exciting saxophonist Lee Goodall joins forces with pianist Dick Roberts and will be featuring Horace Silver numbers in the set. Tom Cottle (drums) and Chris Hysen (bass) complete the line up. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Tuesday May 31st

Vincent Herring Jazz Master Class followed by monthly jazz jam session - 7pm FREE Admission Vincent Herring is an American Hard bop saxophonist and flautist. Vincent has developed into a virtuoso and is considered one of the premier saxophonists of his generation. He first toured Europe and the US with Lionel Hampton’s big band in the early 1980’s. He worked with Nat Adderley for nine years. Along the way he worked and recorded with Cedar Walton, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Hayes, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver Quintet, Jack DeJohnette’s Special Edition, Larry Coryell, The Mingus Big Band, Kenny Barron, to name a few. As an educator he is currently on staff at William Patterson University as well as conducting master classes and jazz workshops at Juilliard. Vincent has also conducted master classes on jazz improvising at Duke and Cornell Universities.

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Vincent Herring & the Earth Jazz Agents play at Swansea as part of a European tour. Pianist Anthony Wonsey, a Berklee graduate has recorded and toured with Nina Freelon, Kenny Garrett, Clark Terry and Elvin Jones. Bass player Richie Goods has recorded and toured all over the world with a variety of big-name music acts, ranging from Milt Jackson and Stanley Turrentine to Will Smith, Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys. Drummer Joris Dudli is a member of the Vienna Art Orchestra and the Art Farmer Quintet from 1979 to 1985. After moving to the US in 1986, he has performed and recorded with many of the great jazz musicians of the world: The Zawinul Syndicate, Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller, Johnny Griffin, Mullgrew Miller, Clifford Jordan, Joe Lovano, Joe Henderson, George Garzone and many more. Tickets: Standard £15, Jazzland Members £10

Wednesday June 29th

Wednesday July 20th

Shakatak *Ticketed Event*

Gareth Williams Power Trio

Mention the words jazz-funk and there’s really only one name that springs to mind – Shakatak! The multi-talented quartet exploded onto the UK music scene right at the start of the 80s immediately encapsulated the sound of the decade and gave birth to Britfunk! The fact that they are still enjoying global success to this day is a testament to the unique space the band fills. Since their first release in 1980 the band have never been far away from the charts, scoring top 10 hits with the 1982 single Night Birds and the 1984 single Down on the Street. The classic Shakatak line-up – vocalist Jill Saward, Bill Sharpe on keyboards, Roger Odell on drums and George Anderson on bass – can also lay legitimate claim to be one of the hardest working bands in show business. Since the new millennium Shakatak have continued to record and tour the world producing at least one new album every year since. They’ve recently taken centre-stage at concerts and festivals as diverse as Indonesia’s Jakarta International Jazz Festival, Moscow’s Svetlana Concert Hall, Canada, Tokyo, Switzerland, Germany and Wigan. Tickets: Standard £20, Jazzland Members £15

One of the most intensely creative, dynamic and exciting jazz performers on the UK scene, Gareth Williams has been receiving increasing critical and public acclaim since becoming a professional musician in the early 90s. Described as “jewel of a player... spinning out luminous introductions and codas” by Jazziz Magazine (USA), he has dazzled audiences not only by his virtuoso approach to the jazz piano, but also by his multi-instrumentalist talents on guitar and vocals. Ian Thomas – Drums Laurence Cottle - Bass Gareth Williams - Piano Admission Price: Standard £12, Jazzland Members £8

Tuesday July 26th

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Wednesday July 6th

Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

Tom White with Dave Cottle Trio

Wednesday July 27th

MYJO * Ticketed Event* Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra

Wednesday June 15th

Tom played lead trombone with Dave Cottle’s Power of Gower big band gig last Christmas at Swansea Jazzland. A chance to hear more from this exciting young trombonist Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

John Law Opt Trio

Wednesday July 13th

John Law started this new trio project at the end of August 2010, with a brilliant first concert at London’s 606 club. John conceived this trio as a contrast to his on-going Art of Sound trio. The standards based trio explores the area of playing other peoples tunes (Opt!) and to give himself different options with rhythm sections. John Law, piano, Tom Farmer, bass, Jon Scott, drums Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Capital City Jazz Orchestra

Wednesday June 8th

Simon Spillett with Dave Cottle Trio A favourite performer at Swansea Jazzland, Simon will be blowing a storm in the style of the great Tubby Hayes. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday June 22nd

The Magic Hat Ensemble The Magic Hat Ensemble is a five piece jazz group who formed in Manchester in 2006. They take tunes from the standard jazz repertoire and use them as a vehicle for high energy, elaborate arrangements, often delivered with a tongue in cheek approach Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Tuesday June 28th

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Wednesday July 20th

The Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra is now widely acclaimed as one of the U.K’s top big bands. Its reputation has been founded on a consistently high quality of performance over two decades. In addition, audiences find they are infected by the enjoyment which band members bring to performances, and the excitement which the band generates. These qualities have helped bring the band success in the BBC National Big Band Competition, initially during the eighties winning the Youth Section, but latterly being successful in the senior Competition. In fact the band has been unbeaten in the BBC competition since the mid-eighties, although, because of it success, it is now barred for two years from entering, following a win! MYJO has also been a winner in the Dutch National Big Band Competition, beating adult bands from The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. Tickets: Standard £15, Jazzland Members £10

Laurence Cottle & Ian Thomas

Wednesday August 3rd

Bass & Drums Masterclass and workshop at Swansea Rugby Club 10.30 am – 4 pm * Ticketed Event* Two of the UK’s most in demand bass and drum players present this all day master class and workshop The morning session will be presented as a Jazz Master Class with Laurence and Ian. Afternoon session will be a jazz workshop for all to participate led by Laurence and Ian.

Jean-Paul Gard “Cookbook”

The Capital City Jazz Orchestra was formed in 2008 by some of the best jazz and big band players in South East Wales. A brilliant performance at Jazzland last December was frustrated by poor weather so we have brought them back soon for those who were stuck in the snow for last Decembers gig! Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

All day refreshments & Lunch is included. Tickets need to be reserved, Limited places! Tickets: Standard £15, Jazzland Members/Students £10 Includes discounted admission voucher for Power Trio gig!

Brilliant Hammond Organist Jean-Paul Gard is joined by Gethin Jones (Drums) and Alex Hutchings (guitar). The band will be featuring numbers from George Benson’s cookbook. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday August 10th

Lee Gibson with Dave Cottle Trio ‘As far as I am concerned there can never be too much Lee Gibson…whether she is singing with the BBC Big Band or Holland’s vast Metropole Orchestra, or with a simple jazz trio, she lights up any song with her musicality.’ (The Observer). ‘She is, without doubt, the best jazz singer this country has produced in the last 40 years.’ (Digby Fairweather) Admission Price: Standard £10 Jazzland Members £7

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Wednesday August 17th Latin Perpective is a sensational Latin and Salsa Band. Great vocals from Alicia Hooper, hot brass section and percussion to bring a taste of Cuba to Swansea! Admission Price: Standard ÂŁ10 Jazzland Members ÂŁ7

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Wednesday August 24th

Peter King with Dave Cottle Trio Peter King in the words of one critic, â&#x20AC;&#x153;is the finest alto saxophonist that Britain has ever produced, and one of the finest in the world todayâ&#x20AC;? (Dave Gelly, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Giants Of Jazzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Aurum Press, 1986). He has been a major influence on the British Jazz scene ever since he played (at the age of eighteen!) the opening of Ronnie Scottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club, Londonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s internationally famous Jazz Mecca. Admission Price: Standard ÂŁ10 Jazzland Members ÂŁ7

Wednesday August 31st

Berry Ray Bank Holiday Guest Night Berry moves from the door to take centre stage for the night. He will be playing the sax and singing in his Louis Armstrong style voice. Expect some surprise guests also! Admission Price: Standard ÂŁ10 Jazzland Members ÂŁ7

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Wednesday October 5th

Wednesday October 26th

Tuesday November 29th

Andy Panayi with the Dave Cottle Trio Exceptional saxophonist and flautist, Andy is a leading member of the current British jazz scene having performed and recorded with a selection of artists including Shirley Bassey, Paul McCartney, Salena Jones and groups including The Moscow City Ballet, Ronnie Scott, BBC Big Band, John Dankworth & Cleo Laine, Humphrey Lyttelton and others. Andy has won several awards during his career including; The Marty Paich Arranging Award, The John Dankworth Soloist Award, The Worshipful Company of Musicians Jazz Medal , British Jazz Awards for Jazz Flute. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Dave Chamberlain / Danny Moss Jnr. Quartet

Alan Barnes With the Dave Cottle Trio

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Stylish Swing and be-bop guitarist Dave Chamberlain joins forces with Danny Moss Junior on Double bass. Danny plays bass very much in the style of the great Ray Brown. A great evening of straight ahead swinging jazz will ensue with Dave Cottle Piano and Tom Cottle on the drums. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Alan is a firm favourite of ours at Swansea Jazzland. His impressive career has included two years with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, three years with the Tommy Chase Quartet and four years with Humphrey Lyttelton’s Band. His work on clarinet and saxes covers a staggering range and he includes Lester Young, Charlie Parker and Sonny Rollins among his heroes. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday September 14th

Oliver Nezhati Quintet Oliver currently plays with The Tomorrows Warriors Jazz Orchestra and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. A youthful quintet of exciting young musicians features pianist Mitch Jones from Swansea Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday September 21st

Luis D’Agostino & the ‘Argentinian Connection’ Argentinean guitarist Luis D’Agostino comes to the UK to join forces with British guitar supremo Pete Oxley, ace trumpeter John Hoare and stylish British rhythm section of choice, Raph Mizraki (bass) and Mark Doffman (drums). The music they will be purveying on their 2011 UK tour will be based around the fiery fare purveyed by the Blue Note heroes of the 50s and 60s. In a highly unusual instrumentation, this double-guitar + trumpet teaming will deliver a formidable front-line attack! In addition to some pieces by Lee Morgan and the likes, there will be fitting originals by Pete and John. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Tuesday September 27th

Jazzland members meeting @7pm

Wednesday October 12th

Jure Pukl Quartet Slovenian saxophonist Jure Pukl leads a quartet of truly international musicians. Michael Janisch, (U.S.A.) bass, Jim Hart, (U.K.) vibes and Herbert Pirker, (Austria) on the drums. Multi award winning Pukl is one of the most prolific and creative saxophonists of the younger Slovene jazz generation, working with artists such as Maceo Parker, Esperanza Spalding, Aaron Goldberg, Jeremy Pelt and orchestras like European Jazz Orchestra, European Movement Jazz Orchestra and Vienna Saxophone Quartet. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday October 19th

Steve Waterman’s ‘Buddy Bolden Blew it’ Quintet Steve Waterman returns to the club with his quintet in an appropriately themed programme of music dedicated to the great trumpet players, from Buddy Bolden through Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis, Clifford Brown and Freddie Hubbard, all taken from his superb latest CD, “Buddy Bolden Blew It”. All the material are arrangements written by Steve, so this will not be mere slavish copies of the originals but a fresh take on some well established classics such as Louis’ “West End Blues”, Miles’ “All Blues” and Freddie’s “Little Sunflower”. Steve Waterman, trumpet Anthony Kerr, vibraphone Chris Allard, guitar Alec Dankworth, bass Dave Barry, drums Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Members are invited to come and meet with the Jazzland committee to discuss all matters relating to Swansea Jazzland! Followed by the

Tuesday October 25th

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Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Trumpeter Gethin Liddington and Saxophonist Dick Hamer will on hand to give advice and instruction about playing jazz Free Admission

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Wednesday September 28th

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Mark McKnight Organ Quartet Featuring Seamus Blake Since graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2006, guitarist Mark established himself as one of Ireland’s leading contemporary jazz musicians. And an international reputation, as evidenced when he placed 3rd in the Montreux International Jazz Guitar Competition, performing throughout Europe sharing the stage with such musicians as Sam Yahel (Joshua Redmond), Jason Rebello and Jean Toussaint. US saxophonist Seamus Blake guests, he is widely recognised as one of the finest exponents of modern Jazz currently working out of New York. Ross Stanley (Hammond Organ) and James Maddren (Drums). Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

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Wednesday November 30th

The Pete Allen Jazz Band

Wednesday November 9th

Pete Allen is regarded as one of Europe’s most talented and exciting masters of the clarinet. He brought together a musical style and stage presence that has created an enthusiastic following from both the traditional jazz fans and those who simply enjoy happy music and songs for both listening and dancing. Over the years Pete has appeared on many television and radio shows, both with his own band and as a solo artiste. He has topped the bill in those magical homes of jazz, St. Louis, Sacramento and of course, New Orleans, where he was awarded an Honorary Citizenship for his services to jazz music Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Graham Harvey Trio

Wednesday Decmeber 7th

Pianist Graham’s has worked with the likes of George Benson. He was musical director and the keyboard of Incognito for 10 years, with whom he wrote several hit songs. We have heard him play at Swansea with the Laurence Cottle Big Band. Now we hear more from this talented pianist in a trio setting. Matt Skelton (drums) and Dave Chamberlain (bass) complete the line up. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Phil Robson With the Dave Cottle Trio

Wednesday November 2nd

The ‘J’ Word Lee Goodall (sax) and Dick Roberts (Keyboards) will be prominent. Twists and turns are in store on some well known tunes. Plus, great funky grooves. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday November 16th

Greg Abate With the Dave Cottle Trio Greg Abate jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer continues as an International Jazz/ Recording Artist with 150 days a year touring the globe. After graduating Berklee College Of Music, Greg played lead alto for the Ray Charles Orchestra for 2 years. Greg ventured out as post hard bop soloist playing Jazz Festivals, Jazz Societies and Jazz Clubs throughout the U.S. Canada and abroad, including most of Europe, UK, and Moscow and Georgia Russia. Greg recorded his first CD Live At Birdland NYC in 1991 on the Candid Jazz Label with the trio of James Williams, Rufus Reid and Kenny Washington. Any Charlie Parker fans will love hearing Greg style of playing. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday November 23rd

Elaine Delmar & her band A singer of uncompromising integrity, Elaine’s experience is wide and diverse. Elaine has made numerous radio and television broadcasts and concerts singing with Small Groups, Big Bands and Symphony Orchestras around the world starring with Michel Legrand, Stephane Grappelli, Andy Williams, Benny Carter and Herb Ellis. Last autumn Elaine appeared alongside the world famous trumpeter Wynton Marsalis at the Barbican Centre, in London. Having worked at Ronnie Scott’s on numerous occasions one of Elaine’s high points was her appearance at the world famous jazz venues 50th Anniversary Celebrations last year. Brian Dee - Piano Simon Thorpe - Double Bass Matt Home - Drums Alex Garnet - Saxophone Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Winner of the ‘Best Jazz Musician Of The Year’ award in the 2009 - 2010 ‘Parliamentary Jazz Awards’. Based between London & Kent in the UK, Robson is one of the most in demand & versatile musicians on the contemporary, international scene today as well as being a highly acclaimed leader & composer. “Phil is a wonderful guitarist and composer, definitely a unique player. We had a ball and hopefully I will be able to play with Phil again.” David Liebman, US sax legend. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday Decmber 14th

Paul Booth Organ Trio Paul Booth is one of the most exciting and in demand musicians on the scene today. Paul is currently in the Steve Winwood band has performed worldwide with the likes of Riverdance (for over two years), Eric Clapton, Matt Bianco, Basia, Tony Hadley, Eddie Henderson, Alex Wilson, Roberto Pla, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Snowboy, Ray Gelato, Jane Monheit. He is a regular at Ronnie Scotts jazz club in London with his own band and others and has done several UK tours under his own name with the backing of Jazz Services and Jazz Action. Some other jazz groups he has been involved with include Arnie Somogyi’s Ambulance, Sax Appeal, The New Couriers, Mike Garrick Big Band, Tim Garland’s Northern Underground Orchestra. Paul Booth - tenor sax Ross Stanley - organ Andrew Bain - drums Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

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Wednesday December 21st

Jazzland Christmas Party with the Cottle Brothers David, Richard and Laurence get together to round off the year at Swansea Jazzland in style! The multi instrumentalists will feature many styles of jazz and will be joined by guests during the evening. Admission Price: Standard £15, Jazzland Members £10

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Saturday 26th November

Saturday 10th December

Dennis Rollins' Velocity Trio

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www.swanseajazzland.co.uk -­ WALES’ PREMIERE JAZZ VENUE -­ Jan -­ Apr 2012 Wednesday January 4th

Wednesday February 8th

Wednesday March 14th

Wednesday April 18th

James Duggan’s Six Pack

Jim Mullen Reunion Quartet The band is a reunion of the Quartet that was in existence for six years from 1996. Its members are amongst the most experienced jazz musicians in the country and the group developed and unique musical identity during its lifetime. The Jim Mullen Quartet will be playing a mixture of new music specially written for the tour and pieces previously played or recorded. Jim Mullen - Guitar Gary Husband - Drums Gareth Williams - Piano Mick Hutton - Bass Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Gethin Liddington & Dick Hamer Quintet

Liz Fletcher & her band

Swansea born Saxophonist James Duggan is a recent graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama jazz course. He returns to his home town bringing a selection of his favourite jazz standards and contemporary fusion classics, featuring other fine musicians from the college. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday January 11th

Gordon Campbell With the Dave Cottle Trio Gordon Campbell started playing the trombone at the tender age of 12. Gordon is regarded as one of this country’s leading trombone players and is currently lead trombone in the BBC Big Band a position he has held since 1984. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday January 18th

Ant Law Trio

Wednesday February 15th

Centre-Line London based jazz quartet Centre-Line is founded on a longstanding musical partnership between drummer Darren Altman and saxophonist Russell Van Den Berg. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Berklee graduate Ant Law has played at jazz and blues festivals all over Europe. He has a varied career in music, including touring with the Michael Jackson Thriller show. His band includes Tom Farmer on bass and recent MOBO winner John Scott on drums Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday February 22nd

Wednesday January 25th

Tuesday February 28th

Simon Allen Quintet

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Simon won the Daily Telegraph Jazz Musician of the year at the age of 16 and since then has been seen performing alongside artists of the stature of Wynton Marsalis and Julian Joseph. An All Star line up of who’s who in British jazz! Simon Allen - Saxophone Martin Shaw - Trumpet Tom Cawley - Piano Laurence Cottle - Bass Mike Bradley - Drums Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Bridgend Big Band The Popular Big Band from Bridgend returns to Jazzland, led by musical director Bill Davies. The band will play from a repertoire of many Big Band favourites Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

Wednesday February 29th Art Themen - with the Dave Cottle Trio Art Themen was involved in the traditional jazz scene in Manchester in the late 1950s. He fronted the Stan Tracey quartet for 20 years from 1976. His key influences are Sonny Rollins and Dexter Gordon. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Tuesday January 31st

Wednesday March 7th

Monthly sitters in Night

Dave O’Higgins & Eric Alexander With the Kristian Leth Trio

Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission.

Wednesday February 1st

Matthew Ford With the Dave Cottle Trio Matthew Ford is widely regarded as one of the finest big band singers in the UK. Performing for 5 years with the multi-award winning Syd Lawrence Orchestra. Matthew was voted ‘Best UK Male Big Band Vocalist’ and nominated alongside Jamie Cullum in the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Awards. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

A collaboration of New York & London’s finest! The band, a suggestion of Danish drummer, Kristian Leth, has already undertaken 4 European tours, kicking off at Ronnie Scotts in London. Expect some roaring 2-tenor blowing in the time honoured tradition, with a respectful doffing of the cap to Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt, Ronnie Scott & Tubby Hayes and many other greats. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

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Trumpet and Sax Quintet led by two of Wales’s best home-grown jazz musicians! Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Vocalist Liz lists Peggy Lee and Julie London as her influences, with a love for Ella and Chet Bakers’ phrasing, and a passion for Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, the Crusaders and many of the early fusion bands. Andy Panayi features on Saxophone. Admission Price: Standard £10 Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday March 21st

Tuesday April 24th

Marlene VerPlanck With the Dave Cottle Trio

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Marlene VerPlanck started out as a very young vocalist with Charlie Spivak, Tex Benekeand and the last Dorsey Brothers Orchestra. Marlene became one of the nation’s busiest studio singers, backing up vocalists ranging from Frank Sinatra and Mel Torme to Kiss. Today, Marlene performs across North America and much of Western Europe, while a growing roster of solo CDs continues to win critical acclaim. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

jazzland TICKETED EVENT!

Tuesday March 27th

Monthly sitters in Night Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

Wednesday March 28th

Brandon Allen & Quentin Collins Quartet With a passion for hard-bop Blue Note recordings, the band pays homage to such luminaries as Art Blakey and Joe Henderson. Trumpeter Quentin Collins has performed with Prince, Jean Toussaint and Roy Hargrove. Australian saxophonist Brandon Allen has worked extensively throughout the UK, Europe and Asia with renowned musicians such as Eric Clapton, Jools Holland and Wynton Marsalis. Ross Stanley on Hammond organ and drummer Enzo Zirilli complete the line up. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday April 4th

Damon Brown Quartet

Wednesday April 25th

Trumpeter Damon player won a Parliamentary Jazz Award for Best Jazz Ensemble in 2007. He has formed international collaborations such as the regular quintet that he co-leads with New York sax virtuoso Steve Grossman. He is joined by Leon Greening, (piano), Adam King, (double bass), and Mat Skelton (drums). Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Richie Goods and Nuclear Fusion

Wednesday April 11th

Mike Outram - with the Dave Cottle Trio Mike Outram is one of the UK’s foremost guitarists who is sought after as an improviser and for his ability to contribute a unique voice to any musical ensemble. He has toured internationally, appeared on over a hundred CDs for Universal, Sony, Candid, Blue Note records and others, and was awarded Granada Jazz Festival’s ‘Best Group in Europe’ award. Admission Price: Standard £10 Jazzland Members

Berklee graduate, bass player Richie Goods (The youngest person ever inducted into the Pittsburgh Jazz Hall of Fame) moved to New York City, where he studied under jazz luminaries Ron Carter and Ray Brown. Richie made a name for himself through recording and touring with a variety of jazz and popular artists ranging from Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band, Mulgrew Miller, Milt Jackson, to Brian McKnight, DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, Whitney Houston, and Christina Aguilera. Richie brings his New York based all-star band to Swansea as part of a European Tour. Richie Goods - Bass, Mike Clark - Drums, Tom Guarna - Guitar, Danny Grissett - Keyboards. Tickets are on sale for this event at the club every Wednesday or please call. Tickets: Standard £20 Jazzland Members £12

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Members receive discounted admission to all shows.

Bringing the best in music to Swansea

Plus, by joining Swansea Jazzland you are helping us to finance and plan future events! January - December £25 May - December £20 September - December £15

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2011 Membership Cards are valid throughout January 2012

Existing members can renew for 2012 any time during January 2012 at a discounted annual rate of only £20!

BIG BAND

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WEEKEND

We are inviting intermediate to advanced players of trumpet, trombone, sax, bass, piano, guitar, drums and percussion to join us in a series of tutorials and workshops covering ensemble, improvisation and sectional playing. It’s an ideal forum for those who are teaching (or want to teach) in the jazz idiom either in the classroom or in a big band setting. The weekend is residential, though day bookings are accepted in some cases. Non-playing partners are welcome - please call for details.

the Heronston Hotel Ewenny, Bridgend, South Wales CF35 5AW

£330.00 per person (£305.00 for returners)

Fees are inclusive of all workshops and group tuition, en suite accommodation in a lovely hotel, all your meals from Friday dinner to lunch on Sunday, and refreshments throughout the weekend. Terms & Conditions Apply.

Visit our website at www.swjo.co.uk for full details & booking form, or call the jazz weekend office on 01446 713301.

Jacqui Dankworth & Her Musicians

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Saturday 17 March

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Saturday 5 May

Kyle Eastwood

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January -­ April 2012 Ionawr -­ Ebrill 2012 JAZZ BYW BOB DYDD MERCHER

Steve Waterman & Alan Barnes and Alun Vaughan host a unique weekend focusing on contemporary and swing big band music.

Friday 9th Sunday 11th March 2012

Saturday 4 February

For full information on all the artistes appearing at Swansea Jazzland

Non-Residential & Day Students Welcome on this weekend! - please contact us for details and day rates - jazz@swjo.co.uk

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8.30pm - 11pm - Doors open/Drysau ar agor 7.30pm

Swansea Jazzland: St. James Social Club 38 St. James Crescent Uplands, SWANSEA SA1 6DR Clwb Sant Iago Cilgant Sant Iago ABERTAWE SA1 6DR

Tel: 01792 380615 or 07501 928438 e: swanseajazzland@btinternet.com

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www.swanseajazzland.co.uk -­ WALES’ PREMIERE JAZZ VENUE -­ May-­Aug 2012 Wednesday May 2nd

Wednesday May 30th

Simon Spillett with the Dave Cottle Trio

Geoff Eales Quintet “Isorhythm”

Simon is a Musician, tutor, composer and jazz writer and a firm favourite at Swansea Jazzland. Often compared to Tubby Hayes, and it is Hayes who his work is most often said to recall, observers noting that Simon shares a fondness for fast tempos and a sheer desire to create exciting no-holds-barred jazz. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Inspirational and eclectic pianist/keyboardist/composer Geoff Eales formed the dynamic jazz-rock fusion band Isorhthym in Autumn 2010. He handpicked four master improvisers in order to take his music forward: Ben Waghorn plays Sax, Carl Orr guitar, Fred T Baker on the bass and Asaf Sirkis at the drum kit. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday May 9th

Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble Israeli born bandleader and reed player Gilad Atzmon has been amazing his listeners with his powerful personal style that combines great bebop artistry and Middle-Eastern roots in a sophisticated, sometimes ironical manner. Influenced by Coltrane’s powerful approach on the saxophone. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday May 16th

Dave Jones Septet This is the first of a series of launch gigs for pianist Dave’s new ‘Resonance’ album, and he brings his new line-up to Jazzland to play a selection of tunes from this new cd. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday May 23rd

Georgia Mancio & her band A tribute to Anita O’day In just over a decade of professional work award-winning jazz vocalist, lyricist and producer, Georgia Mancio, has established herself as one of the UK’s most important new artists earning the respect of audiences, musicians, promoters and critics alike with her innate musicality and subversion of expectations. Georgia returns to Swansea Jazzland with a very personal show: a tribute to her favourite jazz singer, Anita O’Day. From the stunning rhythmic virtuosity of her scat to the heartbreaking tenderness of her ballad reading, Accompanied by John Pearce on piano (who actually worked with O’Day in the 80s), Julie Walkington on bass and Dave Ohm on drums. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Tuesday May 29th

Monthly sitters in Night Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission.

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Wednesday June 6th

Tom Cottle Sextet Part of the Cottle dynasty of musicians! Drummer Tom Cottle has just completed the jazz degree course at Royal Welsh College of Music. He brings an exciting line up of young jazz musicians who will be playing a varied programme of jazz styles. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday June 13th

Fletch’s Brew Mark Fletcher presents his latest creation, playing funky jazz originals and Weather Report classics. This is a new band, which is fast becoming a regular fixture at Ronnie Scott’s. Mark is one of England’s most versatile and in demand drummers. Equally at home in straight ahead jazz, free improvised music, rock and world music; Mark has been a regular at Ronnie Scott’s since the late 1980’s working with Dizzy Gillespie, Mark Murphy, Michel LeGrand, James Moody, Dave Gilmore, Tim Garland, Flora Purim, Norma Winstone, Georgie Fame, Ian Shaw, Cedar Walton, Kenny Wheeler and many more. Mark Fletcher, Drums Jim Watson, Keyboards Steve Pearce, Bass Freddie Gavita, Trumpet Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday June 20th

Sax Appeal Sax Appeal line-up is a multi award-winning, UK based Jazz Fusion group, who are celebrating 30 years of gigging and music-making since Derek Nash first assembled the original line-up of the band in Manchester around 1980! Expect driving swing Blue Note style, Ellington sweetness, pure danceable Brazillian Latin, Brecker Brothers style Fusion, biting Sanborn style Funk, all in the space of one concert. Derek Nash - saxes Mornington Lockett - tenor sax Scott Garland - saxes Gary Plumley - tenor sax Matt Wates - alto sax Pete Adams - piano Phil Scragg - bass Mike Bradley – drums Admission Price: Standard £13, Jazzland Members £10

Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Tuesday June 26th

Wednesday July 25th

Monthly sitters in Night

Tom Harris Quartet

Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

Wednesday June 27th

John Hallam With the Dave Cottle Trio Saxophonist John Hallam makes his first visit to Swansea Jazzland. John has worked alongside many of the finest musicians from both sides of the Atlantic including Clark Terry; Benny Carter; Al Grey; Allan Vache, and Marty Grosz, and more recently Howard Alden, Randy Sandke and Jeff Barnhart. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday July 4th

Daryl Sherman & her band A sparkling mainstay of Manhattan nightlife, singer/pianist Daryl Sherman is equally at home in the world of jazz and cabaret. Internationally acclaimed for a stellar 14-year run at the WaldorfAstoria, where she played Cole Porter’s Steinway! When Artie Shaw formed a new band after his retirement, Sherman was his singer of choice, calling her “a first rate singer -musician”. She has also sung with Germany’s WDR Jazz Orchestra, American Jazz Orchestra and the Spokane Jazz Orchestra in tributes to Mildred Bailey and Paul Whiteman. Trombonist Roy Williams joins Daryl along with Andy Cleyndert on bass. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday July 11th

Greg Abate With the Dave Cottle Trio Greg Abate jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer continues as an International Jazz/Recording Artist with 150 days a year touring the globe.After graduating Berklee College Of Music, Greg played lead alto for the Ray Charles Orchestra for 2 years. We were knocked out with Greg back in November so with him returning to the UK this summer we are delighted to have him return to the club! Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday July 18th

Capital City Jazz Orchestra The Capital City Jazz Orchestra was formed in 2008 by some of the best jazz and big band players in South East Wales. With some great arrangements and superb jazz soloist and night of big band magic not to be missed!

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Tom is one of South Wales’s leading musicians, having a wealth of talent and experience playing saxophone and flute. During his career he has played with numerous big bands all over the UK and in Europe, has appeared in Ronnie Scott’s and in its heyday London’s Talk Of The Town. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Tuesday July 31st

Monthly sitters in Night Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

Wednesday August 1st

Nigel Hitchcock Quartet Nigel Hitchcock first began to play the recorder at age 6. It was therefore a natural progression to the alto sax at age 8. At the age of 11, Nigel joined the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and after only a year he took the lead alto chair where he remained for 5 years, during which time the band toured with stars such as Vic Damone, Buddy Greco and Al Martino. One of the UK’s top jazz saxophonists he has returned to England after spending 7 years on the Isle of Skye. Current project include playing at the Buddy Rich 25th memorial concert at the London palladium and performing with Karl Jenkins project “the Peacemaker”. An all star quartet, not to be missed! Nigel Hitchcock, sax Laurence Cottle, bass Ian Thomas, drums Graham Harvey, piano www.nigelhitchcock.com Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday August 8th

Bruce Adams With the Dave Cottle Trio “Sweet and Hot” Not only is trumpeter Bruce Adams one the jazz scene’s most dramatic and stimulating performers, he is also a tremendously affable companion. A band-room with the Glaswegian Mr. Adams present is a happy and riotous place. Bruce will be presenting his new project “Sweet and Hot”. A Tribute to the Great Trumpet/Cornet Players of Jazz Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Wednesday August 15th

Constellation Big Band Constellation Big Band was formed as a rehearsal band about 40 years ago. The band recreates the days of big bands with music from Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton- and many more.

www.swanseajazzland.co.uk -­ Y LLE GORAU YNG NGHYMRU AM JAZZ -­ Mai -­ Awst 2012


LIVE JAZZ EVERY WEDNESDAY

Wednesday August 22nd

8.30pm - 11pm - Doors open/Drysau ar agor 7.30pm

Trefor Owen Ensemble Guitarist Trefor Owen is one of the foremost Jazz guitarists in the UK. A highly respected teacher, he has over twenty years’ experience teaching at the highest level both in Britain and the USA. For eight of those years he was an Associate Lecturer at Leeds College of Music. Based in North Wales, he brings an ensemble of musicians from the area to play a mix of mostly jazz standards. Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

Bringing the best in music to Swansea

LIVE JAZZ EVERY WEDNESDAY

Wednesday August 29th

Berry Ray’s Bank Holiday Guest night

8.30pm - 11pm - Doors open/Drysau ar agor 7.30pm

Saturday 5 May

Kyle Eastwood

More Bank Holiday mayhem from Berry! He will be playing sax and singing in his Louis Armstrong style voice. Special guests will appear throughout an evening of good music presented in Berry’s inimitable way! Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7

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Jazz Lunch at Margam Orangery

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Thursday 10 May Three Greats of European Swing

Fapy Lafertin Lollo Meier Tcha Limberger with Dave Kelbie & Andy Crowdy

Sarah Ellen-Hughes with the Dave Cottle trio and Lee Goodall

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Sunday 17 June 2012

Laurence Cottle Big Band BBC Strictly Come Dancing Tour Band Michael Bolton Brass Section Steve Waterman Jazz Orchestra Jeff Hooper Swing Easy Big Band

Commencing at 12 noon

Tickets £20 (including 2 course buffet luncheon) available from The Princess Royal Theatre Box Office Telephone 01639 763214 or book online at www.npt.gov.uk/orangery

Brussells Jazz Orchestra Lance Ellington In the Groove Abu Dhabi Big Band Warner Leisure Hotels Biggles Big Band Amsterdam Morriston Big Band

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Friday 8 June

Abram Wilson Following the Flame

www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk box office 01792 60 20 60

JAZZ BYW BOB DYDD MERCHER

Vocalist

May -­ August 2012 Mai -­ Awst 2012 Swansea Jazzland: St. James Social Club 38 St. James Crescent Uplands, SWANSEA SA1 6DR Clwb Sant Iago Cilgant Sant Iago ABERTAWE SA1 6DR

Tel: 01792 380615 or 07501 928438 e: swanseajazzland@btinternet.com

Supported by:

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Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Members £7


www.swanseajazzland.co.uk -­ WALES’ PREMIERE JAZZ VENUE -­ Sep-­Dec 2012 Wednesday September 5th

Wednesday October 10th

Wednesday October 31st

Phillip Clouts Quartet

Dick Pearce With the Dave Cottle Trio

Jeff Hooper Quintet

Pianist Philip Clouts is steeped both in the music of his native South Africa and in a diverse range of world music. Now living on the South West coast he will feature melodic contemporary jazz pieces he has written inspired by the sights and sounds of the area while staying true to his own musical roots in African and Latin music.

Wednesday September 12th

Bobby Wellins With The Dave Cottle Trio Saxophonist Bobby Wellins is a legend of the British Jazz scene. Bobby joined Tony Crombie’s band in the 1960’s, in the ranks of which he began a long association with the great British pianist Stan Tracey.

Wednesday September 19th

Sabor Latino Formerly Liquid Latin and Cubanita and Latin Perspective, this new Latin Jazz ensembles are now transformed into Sabor Latino. Featuring Lee Goodall on saxophones and flute, they will be playing high tempo instrumental Latin Jazz and grooves!

Tuesday September 25th

Monthly sitters in Night Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission.

Wednesday September 26th

Phil Robson’s “Immeasurable Code Quintet”

Trumpet & Flugelhorn player Dick Pearce first emerged on London’s jazz scene in the early 1970’s. Since then, his sound and his approach to improvisation have enhanced many jazz groups, TV jingles and studio recordings. He is best known as regular member of Ronnies Quintet between 1980 and 1994.

Wednesday October 17th

Sector 7 An unusual line-up of four exceptional singers and jazz trio, Sector7 takes jazz and soul to a new level with exciting, vocal harmony-centred arrangements. This septet combines its musicians’ considerable individual talents for a fresh take on favourite tunes from Gershwin to Stevie Wonder. Sarah Ellen Hughes (vocals) Emma Smith (vocals) Kwabena Adjepong (vocals) Shakka Philip (vocals) George Moore (piano) Tim Thornton (bass) Joshua Blackmore (drums)

Wednesday October 24th

Nigel Price Organ Trio With Alex Garnett Guitarist Nigel led his organ trio to first place in the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) awards for “best jazz ensemble in 2010. Featuring organist Pete Whitaker and drummer Matt Home, the trio is joined by saxophonist Alex Garnett.

Tuesday October 30th

Jazzland Members General Meeting

Guitar maestro Phil Robson’s latest quintet will be playing all the material from the recently released CD, plus many new pieces written especially for the tour. Brilliant saxophonist Julian Argüelles, takes the place of original band member Mark Turner. The rest of the line-up includes Gareth Lockrane - flutes, Michael Janisch - bass & Ernesto Simpson – drums.

Swansea Jazzland Members are invited to come and meet with the Jazzland committee to discuss all matters relating to Swansea Jazzland! Your voice is important to us, and your opinions are welcomed at our members meeting. If there is anything you would like to discuss, but cannot attend the meeting, please email swanseajazzland@ btinternet.com and we will present it for you. The meeting will be at 7:00pm at Swansea Jazzland, St. James Crescent, Swansea. Following the meeting will be our monthly Open Jam Session.

Wednesday October 3rd

Tuesday October 30th

Zena James “Funky Jazz Quintet” with Simon Allen

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With a distinctive soulful and bluesy approach to popular standards and lesser-known jazz gems, Zena is inspired as much by Stevie Wonder and Eva Cassidy as by jazz greats like Anita O’Day. The Quintet features Simon Allen on Saxophone and Mike Bradley on Drums.

Jeff Hooper is one of the most talented and best-liked singers on the European music-scene who developed his talent as a singer with the famous Syd Lawrence Orchestra. Sinatra, Dean Martin and Matt Manro classics will be in the set list. Featured in the Quintet is Danny Moss Junior on double bass

Wednesday November 7th

The Dave Cottle Trio Dave Cottle, piano, Alun Vaughan, bass and Paul Smith, drums are the house trio at Swansea Jazzland. Having accompanied most of the UK’s leading jazz performers and many international jazz artists over the past 15 years or so, the trio has built an excellent reputation amongst the jazz community. Dave will add vocals, trumpet and synthesiser to the trio, in a set showcasing the whole trio.

See November Ticket Offer for FREE admission to this gig! Wednesday November 14th - Ticketed Event

Jerry Bergonzi Quartet

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Laurence Cottle Big Band Superlative Jaco Pastorius influenced electric bass virtuoso Laurence Cottle is possibly the best the UK’s ever produced. He leads his barnstorming 17-piece big band, made up of the cream of London’s brass section talent including Nigel Hitchcock, Simon Allen, Mark Nightingale and Martin Shaw. Among Laurences’s inventive charts is a reinterpretation of Jaco’s infamous take on the tricky Miles Davis bebop head ‘Donna Lee’. This newly minted version sees the entire band tackle the twisting unison melody before Lauries transcription of Pastorius’ amazing solo is spread amongst the horns to create a mesmerising call and response, sub-classical mini suite. Tickets £20, Jazzland Members £15

From Boston, Tenor saxophonist, Jerry Bergonzi, is an internationally recognized jazz performer, composer, author and educator. His music is renowned for its innovation, mastery, and integrity. Bergonzi’s music has been applauded thorough the world at festivals, concert halls, and jazz venues and his dedication to jazz music has been well documented by an extensive discography.

Tuesday November 27th

Today, he is a world-renowned educator, a full time professor he travels throughout the United States and Europe as a clinician and performer. His All-star quartet includes New York bass player Dave Santoro, Italian drummer Andrea Michelutti, and a favourite of ours at Swansea Jazzland, Gareth Williams on the piano.

Sarah Smith Quartet

Jerry Bergonzi, Tenor sax Gareth Williams, Piano Dave Santoro, Bass Andrea Michelutti, Drums Ticketed Event : Tickets £15 : Jazzland Members £10

Monthly sitters in Night Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

Wednesday November 28th The Sarah Smith Quartet plays gypsy jazz with authentic passion, fire and virtuosity. This band is keeping the spirit of the music of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli alive. The band features Sarah Smith on Violin, Tim Smith on Rhythm guitar and vocals, Remi Harris, guitar.

See November Ticket Offer for FREE admission to this gig! Wednesday December 5th

**November Ticket Offer**

Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!! Free Admission

Wednesday November 21st - Ticketed Event

Buy the Jerry Bergonzi Quartet ticket AND Laurence Cottle Big Band ticket and get a FREE ADMISSION VOUCHER to either Dave Cottle Trio OR Sarah Smith Quartet gig. (Limited availability).

Mornington Lockett With the Dave Cottle Trio A firm favourite of Swansea Jazzland audiences! As a member of the Ronnie Scott Quintet, saxophonist Mornington toured widely, in the U.K. and internationally and has recorded more than 50 albums with a wide variety of artists, including Ronnie Scott, Jim Mullen, Stan Tracey and Don Grusin.

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Marcus Malone Band

8.30pm - 11pm - Doors open/Drysau ar agor 7.30pm Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Member £7 (Unless otherwise stated)

Hailing from Detroit, guitarist, songwriter and soulful singer Marcus Malone is a heavyweight musician who has been delighting British audiences for many years with his magnificent velvet-toned vocals and his magnetic stage presence. Marcus has a powerful touring unit to backup some excellent songs in the form of Stuart Dixon with his exhilarating solos and an equally hot rhythm section consisting of Chris Nugent on drums and Johan Buys on bass. There isn’t a more exciting blues rock band on the live circuit.

Bringing the best in music to Swansea

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Wednesday December 19th - Ticketed Event

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8.30pm - 11pm - Doors open/Drysau ar agor 7.30pm Admission Price: Standard £10, Jazzland Member £7 (Unless otherwise stated)

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THEMEN

WELLER

BARNES

With the Dave Cottle Trio Swansea Jazzland brings the curtain down on 2012 with a Christmas Party featuring three major figures of British jazz! Art Themen, Don Weller and Alan Barnes. They create an indescribably exciting atmosphere of friendly rivalry that encourages great performances from each.

Sunday 14 October, 7.30pm

The Darius Brubeck Quartet Kind of Brubeck

PROFESSIONAL LIGHTWEIGHT MUSIC STANDS Stand out on stage and make set up and transport a breeze!

Saturday 17 November, 7.30pm

Clare Teal

* Ticketed Event* Tickets £17, Jazzland Members £12

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Swansea Jazzland Membership 2013 Members receive discounted admission to all shows. Plus by joining Swansea Jazzland you are helping us to finance and plan future events! are January - December £25 hip cards s r e b m e 2013. 2012 M May - December £20 h January g u o r th d vali

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September - December £15

01446 713301

Existing members can renew for 2013 any time during January 2013 at a discounted annual rate of only £20

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Friday 7 December, 7.30pm

Budapest Cafe Orchestra

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Buffett Included! Don Weller’s musical career started when he played Mozart’s clarinet concerto in the Fairfield Hall, Croydon as a fourteen year old. Art Themen has been Stan Tracey’s lead player for the past twenty years. Alan Barnes won the best alto prize in this year’s BT British Jazz Awards, though he could just as easily have won awards for his baritone, clarinet or tenor playing!

Sep -­ Dec 2012 Medi -­ Rhagfyr 2012 Swansea Jazzland: St. James Social Club 38 St. James Crescent Uplands, SWANSEA SA1 6DR Clwb Sant Iago Cilgant Sant Iago ABERTAWE SA1 6DR

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Wednesday December 12th


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