ROYAL INTERNATIONAL PAVILION

ABBEY RD,

LLANGOLLEN

LL208SW

 

 

Commencing 6pm

 

Admission to Eisteddfod field from 2:30pm:

 

£5,

Concessions. £4,

Under 16s £1

 

 

LLANGOLLEN EISTEDDFOD

Jazz Hour

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

TREFOR OWEN QUARTET PLAYS

THE CLASSIC JAZZ OF THE AMERICAS

Tuesday 3 July / Dydd Mawrth 3 Gorffennaf (6-7pm)

SUZANNE MOTT QUINTET,

featuring JAMIE BROWNFIELD: THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Wednesday 4 July / Dydd Mercher 4 Gorffennaf (5-6pm)

GRANT RUSSELL QUARTET'S EAST COAST JAZZ

Thursday 5 July / Dydd Iau 5 Gorffennaf (6-7pm)

CASEY GREENE'S LATIN FOUR

Saturday 7 July / Dydd Sadwrn 7 Gorffennaf (6-7pm)

TREFOR OWEN QUARTET PLAYS THE CLASSIC JAZZ OF THE AMERICAS

With a guitar/vibes front line that evokes the classic jazz groups of the 1940s and 50s such as Red Norvo and Tal Farlow, the Trefor Owen Quartet also takes inspiration from the close harmony sounds of the legendary George Shearing, as well as paying tribute to Brazilian samba and bossa nova. TREFOR OWEN is Wales's premier jazz guitarist and has toured the USA extensively, while PAUL SAWTELL (vibraphone) has enjoyed a stellar career in both the jazz and pop worlds playing with artists like Shirley Bassey and Tom Jones. With ANDY HULME (guitar) and ED HARRISON (double bass).

SUZANNE MOTT QUINTET: THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

The vocals led 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 from composers such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Duke Ellington.

With ED HARRISON (double bass) and JACK COTTERILL (drums)

GRANT RUSSELL QUARTET'S EAST COAST JAZZ

A virtuoso double bass player, Grant Russell has played with an array of high profile artists including Chris Potter, Norma Winstone and Digby Fairweather, and won the award for best jazz interpretation at the Johnny Raducanu International Jazz Competition in Romania. He comes to Llangollen with three more first-rate musicians who share his commitment to jazz and improvisation, including a prize-winning graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music and member of the ten-piece Manchester Jazz Collective, KYRAN MATTHEWS (sax), GEORGE KING (keyboards) & LUKE FLOWERS (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 “an intricately, tightly woven tapestry of Latin Jazz”