News extra September 2021
Hello all Jazz friends,
A warm welcome to all our new friends who have joined as members recently.
This extra edition of NJ news is sent because there was a date error in my first September one which is important to correct:
The DUSKI event at Haverhub is on Friday 24th. September and NOT Thursday as written.
We are sorry for the mistake and hope you will understand as this is a special event presenting the best of Jazz in Wales today.
We hope you will come to this exciting new arts venue to enjoy this fabulous band. We have presented Duski at the Plas hotel a few years ago and they have just got better since then, so those that remember them will notice their progress. They are all graduates from Welsh College of Music and Drama who are also involved with other projects, but Duski is their first choice band. Their recent appearance at Green Man Festival was really well received and they have just released a live album or the first time.
Having an extra news gives us the chance to fix the rest of this year’s dates for Narberth Jazz shows, but there are more details on each show on the website www.narberthjazz.wales
October 21st GRAHAM PIKE with John Gibbon Trio
The London based jazz entertainer who plays trumpet, flugelhorn and harmonica returns with our ‘resident’ trio led by drummer and raconteur John Gibbon. Here he is with his sextet in spooky mode https://youtu.be/FTGB-jhbipQ
November 19th. SALUTE TO HUMPH
The Salute to Humph is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Humphrey Lyttelton’s birth and to showcase his wonderful life, times and music. The tour will highlight how Humphrey Lyttelton led the way for the jazz revival of the late 40’s and 50’s and brought jazz to the mainstream with the first UK jazz record to reach the Top20, ‘Bad Penny Blues’. https://youtu.be/N1-pQziWiKk
Trumpet star Chris Hodgkins leads an all star 10 piece band in a tribute with audio visual
reminders of the great man who was a mainstay of British jazz and BBC’s radio comedy for many years.
This will be a cooperative event with and at The Queens Hall Narberth.
December 2nd John Gibbon
Returns with a special band for the last show of the year, to remember John’s much loved piano man for many years, Phil Meades, who recently passed away.
Here he is with Julian Marc Stringle https://youtu.be/BNFNmRGxYnQ
Best wishes Declan Connolly
07988 666054 www.narberthjazz.wales