June Jazz News from Narberth Jazz.

June Jazz News from Narberth Jazz.

Our usual ‘reviewer’ isn’t available at the moment so; as a poor substitute here goes.

Clark Tracey Quintet Play the Plas Hotel Narberth.

As the concluding part of their UK tour the quintet played their final event for Narberth Jazz at the Plas on the 20th June and the only event that they played in Wales.

The concert was delivered in two cracking sets with enthusiastic appreciation and applause from the audience.

Clark was kind enough to send us this after returning home:-

One of my new favourite venues!  We really enjoyed playing there and the hospitality from everyone was outstanding.  Thank you!
Good luck with the venue – I’m always keen to perform there again in any guise so please always bare me in mind.

The final quintet line up consisted of –

Clark Tracey – drums

Simon Allen – Tenor / soprano sax

RJ Gilbert – alto

Dave Newton – piano

Al Swainger – bass

Next up for Narberth Jazz will be our forth Garden Party at Lampeter House on SUNDAY 28th July. Doors 3pm music 4-9pm

The weather man would suggest that towards the end of the month it may!! be like real summer.

Now the usual plea from the committee

We have 7 local people on our organizing group and we would welcome anything that you could offer to help / support / run Narberth Jazz.

If you have a little spare time please call Gordon on 01437 541277 for an informal chat. It can be good fun!

Other news from the County.

Tenby Jazz are very hopeful to resume their ‘dinner jazz’ events shortly

Don’t forget the Aberjazz’s Fishguard Jazz & Blues Festival from 22nd to 26th August.

On the airwaves:

BBC Sounds

A new series called ‘The Power of Jazz’ hosted by Jeff Goldblum ( no mean piano player) explores the relationship between jazz and rock, hip-hop, dance and pop.

It reminds me of a series of records in the 60’s called ‘Jazz for people who hate jazz’.

Tune in and enjoy

Best wishes to you all

From the NJ team