BMJazz Katz

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

Black Mountain Jazz launched its youth big band project at the start of 2023. Its future looks healthy for at least another three years with an Abergavenny Town Council Grant that provides much welcomed funding support. Bringing together a handful of talented and experienced tutors, BMJazz Katz is a workshop project which gives people aged 10 to 19 years (ish) the opportunity to learn to play together in a jazz ensemble. Open to those who play any instrument, including voice, to a 'reasonable level' for their age. The sessions incorporate a mixture of individual and group playing, focusing on rhythm, feel, [...]

The Marvin Muoneké Quartet

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

Marvin Muoneké, one of the South West’s up and coming jazz artists, is a singer-songwriter and performing artist with a voice that has been often referred to as rich, deep and smooth. Bringing the songs and sounds of mid-20th century jazz and popular music to modern listeners of all ages, Marvin possesses a rare and beautiful presence that can light up any audience of any venue within seconds. In 2015, he did a brief stint with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Mark Armstrong. Over the last ten years, Marvin has performed in several theatres and clubs at home and [...]

The Transatlantic Hot Club featuring vocalist Tara Minton

The Melville Theatre The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

The Transatlantic Hot Club are delighted to perform at the Black Mountain Jazz Club on their Spring 2024 UK Tour. Featuring Adrien Chevalier (New York) on Violin, Ben Creighton Griffiths (Cardiff) on Harp and Ashley John Long (Cardiff) on bass, the Hot Club line up will be completed by an extra special guest - the wonderful Tara Minton on voice! Expect to hear Swing classics, Django standards, and Latin Bossa Nova explored with a totally unique take on the style of Grappelli and Reinhardt. The Transatlantic Hot Club was formed by Ben Creighton Griffiths (Harp) and Adrien Chevalier (Violin) in 2013 [...]

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