Zoe Gilby Quartet


This will be Zoe Gilby’s third visit to Black Mountain Jazz - the first being in 2014 when she performed at the wall2wall Jazz Festival on a windy outdoor stage. We are always delighted to welcome her back, as she continues to make her distinctive mark on today’s music scene. Her compelling original compositions are written with her husband, double bassist Andy Champion. This promises to be a highly enjoyable and not-to-be-missed event. The quality of the singing and playing was excellent throughout, as was the original song writing. Jazz Mann’s review of the Zoe Gilby Trio’s performance at our wall2wall [...]

Zoe Gilby Quartet2024-04-19T19:54:11+01:00

The BMJazz Collective plus guest Chris Cobbson


BMJ Collective involves a number of talented young jazz musicians, drawn mainly from the Cardiff area. They partner Black Mountain Jazz through the year on some of its programmes and workshop projects. This event brings together the current tutors of our latest youth project BMJazz Katz - Jack Mac (sax and vocals), Ryan Thrupp (drums) and Nick Kacal (bass) They are joined for this performance by guitarist Chris Cobbson. Chris Cobbson was one of the original members of Courtney Pine’s Jazz Warriors. He has performed with many national and international musical ensembles, including Osibissa and the Ghanain jazz ensemble Baraka, bringing [...]

The BMJazz Collective plus guest Chris Cobbson2024-01-29T18:43:49+00:00

The Marvin Muoneké Quartet


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 Marvin Muoneké Quartet2024-01-29T18:29:31+00:00

The Transatlantic Hot Club featuring vocalist Tara Minton


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 [...]

The Transatlantic Hot Club featuring vocalist Tara Minton2024-01-29T18:17:53+00:00

BMJazz Katz


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, [...]

BMJazz Katz2024-01-12T12:33:49+00:00

Under Milk Wood


Jazz Suite Inspired by Dylan Thomas's "Under Milk Wood" is an album released in 1965 by the English pianist Stan Tracey and his quartet. The music was written in response to Dylan Thomas's 1953 BBC radio play - 'Under Milk Wood'. It has often been cited as one of the best jazz recordings made in the United Kingdom. Dylan Thomas died in November 1953 and there was a memorial performance of Under Milk Wood in New York later that year. The first radio broadcast of this epic work was on 25th January 1954 - almost exactly 70 years ago. To celebrate [...]

Under Milk Wood2024-01-26T10:42:04+00:00
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