Jazz News for September 2023

Autumnal greetings to everyone from Narberth Jazz Team

As the evenings become longer, we turn to nights out in good company and good music. This season we have a wealth events to choose from, starting with our celebration of the career of John Gibbon, the leader of our resident trio 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.

On 21st September we celebrate his 50th year in show biz with singer Lee Nathaniel, Olly Blanchflower on acoustic bass and pianist Ross Hicks, which promises to be a night to remember.

Please read this important notice

Your organising team are going through changes and the Trustees are looking to you, our  loyal  membership, for guidance on how we are to manage our future development.

Specifically this will involve the distribution of expertise and effort to enable us to fulfil our objectives going forward into 2024.

We would like you to join us in person (or on zoom) to help us to serve you with the type of music you love, on Tuesday October 10th at Span Arts at 7pm. If this is not convenient, you could offer your thoughts via email info@narberthjazz.wales

Some of you will know the local Gypsy jazz group who go under the name The Swinging Nettles This bunch of Djangophiles have bravely organised a weekend for all lovers of gypsy jazz packed with great musicians, which should be well worth checking out.   All the info you will need at the website.


Our October event will be on Thursday 19th with a special band from Bristol called Around About Dusk. We are delighted to present this unique band who  are an adventurous musical project playing original songs with influences ranging from musette, New Orleans jazz, old time, and European folk traditions with eclectic instrumentation and rich vocal harmonies.

Around About Dusk formed from a journey to New Orleans playing on the porches of Louisiana and heading through busking festivals of Europe to special venues and campfires everywhere.

Get a flavour here https://youtu.be/VMfNbcqeFPo?si=8LV4Ixb8QRHvgVOJ

“Haunting melodies, tightly laced harmonies and rich vocals weave stories about wonder and nature with echoes of cabaret, chanson, early jazz and folk shifting around like growing shadows. Could be a new favourite band for you…”
Steve Henwood, Programmer Glastonbury Festival

Other delights for you in September include:

Until we meet again at the Plas Happy Jazzing

The Narberth Jazz team