ABERJAZZ 26th – ART THEMEN TRIO & BILLY THOMPSON GYPSY STYLE

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“ABERJAZZ STAGE IN BRECON” Thurs 26th Aug: 5pm & 8pm+ Livestreamed

In Person and Livestreamed from the Ffwrm Bar Restaurant, Fishguard : ONLINE DAY tickets from £9

In Person (Fishguard) tickets are available direct from AberJazz Festival 2021>>  or with our upgrade pass

We are delighted to be working with AberJazz Festival, Fishguard  to involve artists, audience and promoters in curating a  special TWO concert  ‘AberJazz in Brecon’ event – accessible in person, online and livestreamed – not to be missed.

A full evening programme includes:

5pm ART THEMEN’S ORGAN TRIO

Lineup: Art Themen (tenor sax) / Pete Whittaker (hammond organ) / George Double (drums)

Art Themen is a fantastically exciting, playful and inventive saxophonist who has been a beloved character of the British jazz scene for over fifty years, famously combining his role as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with his saxophone duties in bands such as Alexis Korner and Stan Tracey and many others. With organist Pete Whittaker, formerly of the Nigel Price Organ Trio, and drummer George Double who has worked with Shirley Bassey and Jack Jones he has formed this new, exciting organ trio who are promoting their new album Thane & the Villeins.

8pm ‘BILLY THOMPSON GYPSY STYLE’
Lineup: Billy Thompson (violin) /  Caley Groves (guitar) /  Dave Kelbie (rhythm guitar) /  Andy Crowdy (double bass)

‘Billy Thompson Gypsy Style’ is Billy’s main outlet for performing Gypsy music now that he no longer performs with Wales based The Amigos. Billy Thompson Gypsy Style perform a mix of Hot Club and Gypsy Jazz classics, fiery Hungarian tunes, some unusual covers and original tunes. They even throw in some tasteful free improvisation. All this is coupled with a presentation second to none and led by the ‘unleashable’ award winning improvising violinist Billy Thompson himself. Billy Thompson Gypsy Style bring their musicality and passion to every performance they do. These range from television appearances and headlining large music festivals to private events and jazz clubs. Now residing in Bala, North Wales with his family since 2005, Billy also runs a recording studio offering recording services, location recording and an online session musician service..

    

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