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To the Narberth Jazz community music organisation, run by volunteers and presenting a variety of different music mainly Jazz and Jazz related.

Please check the Events & Tickets (Upcoming EventsNarberth Jazz ) page for the varied future schedule. Click on the names for full information and to get tickets or if you prefer please ring 07778 563334

Two New Self-employed posts

We are growing!

Not only do we have to present to you the ONLY venue for the Salute to Humphry Lyttleton in Wales (19th November) but we are expanding our Narberth Jazz remit.

Our project details are available on the web site narberthjazz.wales/

Narberth Jazz Projects.     www.narberthjazz.wales/projects

So let us now look at what we are going to do, both for you and the community.

The Youth Band

Last month we applied for a grant for our long term projects, but we missed the targets for funding. Undeterred, we will find the right formula and try again. Back in the 1990’s we helped a great musician and teacher, Jim Luxton, to start and run a Narberth Youth Band which played at local events, and we feel the time is right to revive the idea and help young people reach their musical potential.

We now ask for your help – to find young musicians who may be interested in playing with a new youth band. We have talented musicians who are willing to help with the tuition and support.

Do you have a young person in the family or neighbourhood who might enjoy being in at the start of a new band to play local functions and festivals?

Please let us know at info@narberthjazz.wales or go to our well known website Contact Us | Narberth Jazz

Jazz Afternoons

We would like to hold ‘jazz afternoons’ at a local cafe or bar where we would invite people living alone to meet and listen to recorded music of their choice and meet people and perhaps make friends.

Please let us know if you would like to take part info@narberthjazz.wales  or Contact Us | Narberth Jazz

Retirement and Care Homes – Music Project

Another ambition is to take our live music events into local care homes and make them available to our elderly friends who cannot get out to our live events. We will firstly video performances and stream them into care homes and eventually take musicians in to perform live in the homes. Several care homes have told us they would like to have our shows and we will continue to use your donations for this project. If you would like to suggest other places that would benefit, we would like to know. Please email on info@narberthjazz.wales or Contact Us | Narberth Jazz

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At the Plas Hotel Narberth  on Thursday 19th. August we were treated to the first ‘indoor’ live event for some many months. The guest artists for Narberth Jazz fans were The Keith Marshall Band ( aka “Swing Machine”) featuring  star vocalist Sarah Benbow.

What an evening of joyous entertainment unfolded before a full house at the Plas Hotel.

The music and spirit of many of the big band masters was exhibited by the wonderful ‘little big band’ of Keith Marshall, who evoked the sounds of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Charlie Barnet and our own John Dankworth.

 Some images of the event

Personnel

Scott Pickrell trumpet / flugelhorn
Rob Owen trombone
Andy Jackson alto sax / clarinet
Chris Ryan tenor & soprano saxes / clarinet
John Rodge guitar
Chris Rose bass guitar
Dave James drums / percussion
Keith Marshall M.D. / piano / keyboards
Sarah Benbow vocal

 

Together with a live recording of their version of Basie’s ‘Silk Stockings’.

We were also pleased to welcome more new members in joining the ranks of Narberth Jazz.

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Garden Party at Lampeter House

Narberth Jazz launched the new season of events with the Garden Party at Lampeter House and thanks to sublime weather and music from Moonshine Boulevard  and Afternoon in Paris it was a perfect way to meet up with old friends and enjoy an afternoon of old jazz.

 

 

The NJ team and many helpers deserve a huge round of applause and thanks for pulling out all the stops to ensure we all had a safe and fun afternoon.