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On the21st September we celebrated John Gibbon’s 50th anniversary as a professional drummer.
John is the leader of our resident rhythm section, who has been bringing superb soloists to Narberth for over 20 years. John’s corny jokes, musical skills and huge list of top musician friends have brought us many great nights music.
We celebrated John’s 50th year in show biz with Olly Blanchflower on acoustic bass and introduction singer Lee Nathaniel and pianist Ross Hicks to their first time in Narberth which will we are sure will not be their last.
A wonderful evening was appreciated by the appreciative audience at the Plas.
Narberth Jazz presented a suitable cake together with other items of food and drink to him during the interval.
In August we had our third Narberth Jazz Garden Party at Lampeter House.
Well Glastonbury may have mud but Narberth has gentle rain and even a gentle wind, allowing us to begin our Garden Party on Saturday evening 5th August.
We were firstly treated to a wonderful set of music by being entertained by the brilliant group Jassology who with their talented singer Carol Westwood, kicked off the party in fine style with terrific interpretations from the classic American song book.
Then we were presented with and enjoyed the music from the amazing Constellation Big Band;
This band recreates the sounds of the Big Band era with music from Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton; Woody Herman; Charie Barnet; and many more. They have an amazing ability to replicate the genuine sound of the famous big bands within their charts.
The small but enthusiastic audience responded to the impressive renditions presented by our guest musicians.
Sadly the big band dress code should have been ‘Colourful Summer’ but the inclement weather resulted in many of the band having to put on their jackets over their colourful dress’s to perform for us as it was decidedly cool.
The end of the Garden Party was in weak sun and low wind – wow what a turn up.
A brilliant evening which turned out to be a triumph of determination over the dreadful weather promised.
Narberth Jazz would like to thank Mr & Mrs Williams for allowing us to present the event at Lampeter House for our third season.
Next events for your enjoyment and delectation.
19th October we have Around about Dusk at the Plas Hotel
16th November its the turn of Keith Little quartet with Gethin Liddington on trumpet.
December will bring us to our Christmas Party – more of that later!!