Admission prices are


£5.50 (Concession)
£3 (Students’ Union Members & Schoolchildren)

Concerts commence at 8:30pm


The Farmers Arms

The Waen

Near St Asaph


North Wales

LL17 0DY



The Farmers Arms is an 18th century country inn offering

good food and drink in comfortable surroundings.

On jazz nights, meals are served from 5.30pm, so why not come early and relax before the concert?



To reserve a table, call the Farmers Arms on

01745 582190.



The Farmers Arms is situated in the Vale of Clwyd

one and a half miles off the A55 Expressway
(Exit at Junction 28 and follow the sign for Trefnant)

For further information telephone 01745 812260

Get ready for an exciting evening's music as clarinettist Bill Basey, best known throughout the area as leader of his eighteen piece big band, brings his smaller combo, the six horn front line Gramophone Five Plus Four, to the Farmers Arms. 


The group, which has a reputation for first-rate swing and mainstream jazz and is a favourite band

at the annual Nantwich Jazz and Blues Festival, draws on the great music composed between the 20s and the 70s with, for example, the sounds of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington and Woody Herman, playing timeless material, often with a modern feel. Numbers range from popular standards like Stella By Starlight and Sleepy Time Down South to the Ellington classics, I'm Just A Lucky So and So and Concerto for Cootie. 


Heading the line-up is Bill Basey himself on clarinet and sax, with Ken Morris (alto sax), Don Owen and Jamie Brownfield (trumpets), Mervyn Hughes (trombone), and Liam Byrne (tenor sax). For their performance at the Farmers Arms, the six front liners will be joined by the rhythm section of Malcolm Hogarth (keyboards), Isabel Toner (double bass) and Jim Noble (drums).