Jazz NEWS DECEMBER 2023
Christmas Greetings to all our Narberth Jazz friends
This time of year is when tradition dictates that we look back over the fading year and assess what we have done so let’s recap on our year of events.
Narberth Jazz events 2023
January 19th – Dick Hamer’s JAZZ PASSENGERS
February 24th – DUSKI
March 16th – Dave Jones Quintet playing Kenny Garret
April 20th – Simon Spillett with John Gibbon Trio
May18th – The Coltrane Dedication Quintet
June 22nd – Dick Hamer’s JAZZ PASSENGERS
July 20th -Tomos William’s 7 Steps Tribute to Miles
August 5th – Narberth Jazz Garden Party at Lampeter House
with The Constellation Big Band and Jazzology
September 21st – John Gibbon 50 years of drumming with singer Lee Nathaniel
October 19th – Around about dusk
November 16th – Keith Little Swing Four
December 7th – Narberth Jazz Party with the Swingin Nettles
My personal favourite gig was the Tomos Williams 7 Steps Tribute to Miles. Tomos brought his own originality to the familiar tunes of MD with a superb bunch of Welsh musicians.
We would love to hear from you with your own pick of the past and perhaps with enough votes we could rebook your best one.
We now look forward to a swinging 2024 with new and old bands coming to play for us starting with the very much applauded Hot Club Gallois on Thursday 11th January
followed by a young group just graduated from RWCMD led by Talented pianist Cameron with a Charles Mingus tribute group booked for February.
Here is a taste of their live show https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1PB4gUKNwBmiqOTdSEvF14CPbgCPgN1tz?usp=drive_link
We hope to have positive news soon about our long awaited Youth Band project. The wheels are slowly driving towards a starting date on this, so please let us know if you would like to help with this. You can email us here
If you were to twist my arm and ask me to name my record of the year it would be Dear Tubby H The Simon Spillett Big Band, a fine rendering of Tubby Hayes original scores for his big band , realised by the cream of UK musicians.
Trumpet man Graham Pike has been busy making amusing videos to go with his clever songs https://youtu.be/fdBHnq87khM?si=5KvqUMcpmlsAAsPR
Here is a fun soundtrack to your Christmas amusement from the early Count Basie band https://youtu.be/fZ9sRY1rP58?si=8k9mI0oN824NFhCI
And finally please don’t forget to renew your Membership Subscriptions for 2024. It’s easy – please go to the Narberth Jazz website and click on the menu for “Events / Tickets & membership renewal” or simply click on the link below.
Very best wishes for a Happy Christmas and a New Year of groovin’ delight
As ever our thanks for your support – without which we could not exist.
From your NJ team