Friday May 12th 8.00pm Tickets £18: Friends and Student discount apply
Singer, songwriter & pianist Jasmine Power celebrates the launch of her new single and video -
filmed at Southside House.
Jasmine Power is a rising Welsh jazz singer, song-writer and composer from the Welsh coast with her own tales to tell.
Tipped as ‘one to watch’ by selector Gilles Peterson & ‘an exciting new British Artist... with great songwriting, a great voice and a unique sound,’ by Jamie Cullum, Power has returned from an adventurous two months in Latin America where she finished writing her debut album that she plans to release this year.
On this occasion she will be accompanying herself on piano alongside her top class trio that includes Harrison Cole on Trumpet and Meg Ella on Cello.
Gwenllian Richards and Helena Smart, violins
Rebecca Jones, viola
Leandro Silvera, cello
Haydn String Quartet Op. 64, No. 5 in D major "The Lark"
Minuet & Trio (Allegretto)
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8 in C minor Op. 110
JAZZ ON THREE SUMMER'S DAYS
Maciek Pysz & Gianluca Corona Duo
Friday June 9th 8.00pm Tickets £20: Friends and student discounts apply
Maciek Pysz - Acoustic/Classical Guitar
Gianluca Corona - Classical Guitar
Maciek Pysz is a guitarist and composer known for his clear lyrical phrasing, his virtuosity and his imaginative cinematic compositions. He has performed with Daniele di Bonaventura, Tim Garland and Francois Arnaud and has appeared in festivals and clubs in the UK, France and Italy.
"There is some beautiful stuff here – a must for jazz guitar fans" **** Stephen Graham (Marlbank)
"The crisp balance of sound and space in this recording is flawless...it's great to witness the development of Maciek Pysz's own musical personality"
Adrian Pallant (London Jazz News / AP Reviews)
"Pysz is a quiet virtuoso who has developed into one of the most distinctive guitarists around" ****
Ian Mann (The Jazz Mann)
Gianluca Corona is a professional guitarist who has worked and toured alongside artists such as acclaimed American jazz fusion and Latin jazz guitarist, Al Di Meola and Israel’s leading international singer songwriter, Noa (Achinoam Nini).
He is a teacher at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performances (ICMP) in London, a regular contributor to Guitar Techniques and holds masterclasses in UK for various schools and organisations.
The Matt Gough & Phil Merriman Quartet
Saturday June 10th 7.00pm Tickets £20: Friends and student discounts apply
Matt Gough - Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Phil Merriman - Piano/Keyboards
Huw Williams - Double Bass
Simon Roth - Percussion
An evening of original compositions and jazz standards led by talented local composer/arranger/performers Matt Gough and Phil Merriman
Robert Mitchell's EPIPHANY3
Sunday June 11th 7.00pm Tickets £20: Friends and student discounts apply
Robert Mitchell - piano, Tom Mason - bass & Salem Raman - drums
performing from Robert's new album 'A Vigil For Justice. A Vigil For Peace'.
Robert Mitchell creates chamber jazz of astonishing beauty. His music communicates rapt attention, inquisitiveness, high intelligence and refined feeling.
...Mitchell is a lyricist and a thinker, and British jazz is far richer for his presence.
There was a conceptual richness to Invocation that would be beyond even the most creative of beings and if the immense intricacy of the composing was commendable then so too was the real soulfulness, the humanity, at its core. Kevin Le Gendre, Jazzwise