ROYAL INTERNATIONAL PAVILION
Admission to Eisteddfod field:
WEDNESDAY: Full day £5, all classes
THURS - SAT: (After 2.30pm): £5, Conc. £4,
SHADES OF SHEARING: EAST COAST JAZZ
The close harmony sounds of the legendary George Shearing Quintet, which epitomize the music of America's East Coast jazz scene, provide the inspiration for this dazzling line-up of musicians, led by Wales' foremost jazz guitarist, TREFOR OWEN and featuring virtuoso vibraphonist VIC BLACKWELL. With performing highlights including a sell-out concert at the Brecon Jazz Festival, the quartet, completed by ANDY HULME (guitar) and
ED HARRISON (double bass) captures the essence of Shearing with numbers like East Of The Sun, Laura and Lullaby of Birdland.
SUZANNE MOTT QUINTET: GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
The Suzanne Mott Quintet brings together five leading musicians, including one of the finest young trumpet players on the scene and winner in the Rising Star category at the 2012 British Jazz Awards, JAMIE BROWNFIELD, plus virtuoso keyboardist TOM KINCAID.
With swing, ballads and Latin sounds all featured, the Suzanne Mott Quintet delivers a wide repertoire of jazz classics, including interpretations of some of the greatest songs of the 20th century. With KEN MARLEY (double bass) and JACK COTTERILL (drums)
CASEY GREENE'S LATIN FOUR
During his illustrious career, Australian saxophonist CASEY GREENE has accompanied the legendary Ray Charles, toured with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and performed at California’s famed Monterey Jazz Festival. An exciting player whose chief influences include the legendary John Coltrane and Dexter Gordon plus Latin players David Sanchez
and Maraca, Casey has been leading bands in the UK since the late 90s and his Latin Four, which features three more outstanding musicians,
PAUL KILVINGTON (keyboards), BEN MARKLAND (bass) and SIMON KING (drums), has been described as “anintricately, tightly woven tapestry of Latin Jazz”.
BILLY THOMPSON GYPSY STYLE
Presenting a very special mix of Hot Club numbers made famous by Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt, plus fiery Hungarian tunes and Romany gypsy anthems, violinist BILLY THOMPSON has become one of the UK's most striking jazz virtuosos since first emerging onto the scene as a finalist in the BBC's Young Jazz Musician of the Year contest. With a new CD, “Billy Thompson Gypsy Style -The Eberle Sessions” which demonstrates why they are one of the hottest gypsy bands on the circuit, the quartet is completed by ANDY MACKENZIE (guitar), ERYL JONES (guitar/mandolin)