Admission prices are
£3 (Students’ Union Members & Schoolchildren)
Concerts commence at 8:30pm
The Farmers Arms
Near St Asaph
THE FARMERS ARMS
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
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
Wednesday 15 October / Dydd Mercher 15 Hydref
SHADES OF SHEARING
When guitarists Trefor Owen and Andy Hulme first performed some of the glorious numbers such as “East of the Sun and West of the Moon”, “Laura” and Duke Ellington’s “In a Sentimental Mood”, the audience reaction was,
“You’ve really captured the Shearing Sound there!”
For Shades of Shearing they have added the mellow tones of vibes player Paul Sawtell to create the even more authentic close harmony sounds of the legendary
George Shearing Quintet.
This first-class band comes to the Farmers Arms following a number of acclaimed appearances including concerts at the renowned Swansea Jazzland and Brecon Jazz Festival
Mid Wales based PAUL SAWTELL, who has had a love affair with the instrument going back to the 1980s and is also well-known as a jazz pianist, has worked with a wide range of celebrated performers, from Shirley Bassey and Tom Jones to the BBC Radio Big Band, Kenny Ball, Syd Lawrence and a host of internationally renowned jazz soloists, including Herb Geller and Peter King.
TREFOR OWEN, Wales’s premier jazz guitarist, has toured the UK with such American guitar greats as Mundell Lowe and Randy Johnston and performed extensively in the USA, appearing in San Francisco and LA, at the Classic American Guitar Show,New York and the prestigious Jazz Cafe, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, whilst fellow guitarist ANDY HULME's accomplished performances alongside Trefor and American jazz legends at North Wales International Jazz Guitar Festivals have proved him to be among the finest of today’s UK players. Andy is a member of the acclaimed jazz groups BBQ and the Brownfield/Byrne Hot Six.
Trefor and Andy frequently perform their Shearing-influenced repertoire in duo format as can be
heard on their latest CD, The Spirit of Shearing.
Completing the line-up tonight is a favourite player with North Wales jazz audiences,
DAVE TURNER on double bass.