Narberth Jazz News July 1st 2021
Hello Jazz Friends,
Well it’s July and we are finally feeling that summer is in full flow and Covid no longer rules our lives. Despite all the worry and pain, you and I are through the worst of it. How lucky we are to live in West Wales, and now a live jazz experience is once again within sight after 15 months of drought and In under 2 weeks we can come together and enjoy a garden party with music and get back to our usual monthly rendezvous.
I hope you will now take a look at our new website sponsored by PLANED that is growing every week, where you can book your tickets for the Garden Party, see our policies, have your say and contact us about anything relevant.
We are one of the first to have dot Wales as our address isn’t that neat!
A few extras about the Garden Party:
We can’t predict the weather so please come equipped for anything. We will be on a grass surface so waterproof shoes are a must. We will have some chairs and there are tiers of seating if you like to be near the action, but you are able to bring your own seating if you prefer.
Most of the garden is on one level so wheelchairs and those less able to walk are welcome.
We will have delicious home made snacks and some drinks available (Pimm’s, beer, wine and soft drinks) but you are welcome to bring a picnic if you prefer. We rely on refreshment sales to make the event work financially.
As you may know parking is limited so please try and fill your car if you can. The gates will open at 3pm, the live music will start at about 3.30pm and the music will finish around 8.00pm.
The whole event is sponsored by Kia Cars Narberth and they will have a new model in the yard for you to inspect.
In August we will be back at the Plas Hotel with a new 10 piece unit of West Wales best players led by Dr. Keith Marshall
Our friends at Brecon jazz have been busy with streamed events over the spring and you can enjoy them here https://breconjazz.org/
In Fishguard Aberjazz have their next event on 10th. July and future programme here
For all those who love Billy Holiday and Lester Young this link is great for the late 1930’s recordings with Teddy Wilson and other legends of the time.
Wolfgang Haffner is a name not known to me but this mellow album is rather good. I like their version of So What. The YouTube channel it is on called ‘The Art of Listening’ is worth exploring.
That’s all for now – hoping for good weather for the return of live music of on the 15th!