FESTIVAL BIG BAND (12 piece) – DIRECTED BY STEVE WATERMAN, with pe-event buffet at 7:30. Band 8.15-10:30pm, Castle Hotel Ballroom (advance £36, standard £38)
LINEUP: Director – Steve Waterman (trumpet) / Charlotte Keeffe trumpet/ Gareth Roberts trombone / Pete Johnson trombone / Alice Leggett alto sax / Beverley Green tenor sax / Dominic Norcross baritone sax / Rebecca Nash piano / Dan Messore guitar / Paula Gardiner double bass / Andrew Bain drums / Elaina Hoss vocals
SHOW INFO: The FESTIVAL BIG BAND features an incredible lineup of talents with emerging names from the London jazz scene, and outstanding musical talents from South Wales. This year, the Festival organisers invited leading trumpet player, educator, bandleader and composer Steve Waterman to curate and direct the BJF2019 Big Band.
Steve Waterman is one of the top British jazz trumpet players both at home and on the international scene. He began his career while studying at Trinity College Of Music, and since then has worked regularly on the British, European and International jazz scene. Steve has recently toured Europe playing at many of the major Jazz Festivals with the Carla Bley Big Band and recorded two CDs for the ECM label: Big Band Theory and Carla Bley Goes to Church.
This show gives him the chance to put together a ‘dream team’ of younger, rising jazz talents combined with some highly respected names from both the London and the Welsh jazz scene – Charlotte Keeffe, Gareth Roberts, Alice Leggett, Dominic Norcross, Beverley Green, Peter Johnson, Rebecca Nash, Dan Messore, Paula Gardiner, Andrew Bain. Don’t miss out as tickets sell quickly for this show.
Note: Friday meal included in Big Band ticket: one hot plate dish with veggie/vegan & gluten-free options. Please let us know at time of booking or we will contact you nearer the time to check. It is possible to opt out by special request when booking.
Event included in the Jazz Weekend Tickets Pass (Limited number) with individual early bird Festival tickets also available.
LINEUP: Steve Waterman (trumpet) / Charlotte Keeffe trumpet/ Gareth Roberts trombone / Pete Johnson trombone / Alice Leggett alto sax / Beverley Green tenor sax / Dominic Norcross baritone sax / Rebecca Nash piano / Dan Messore guitar / Paula Gardiner double bass / Andrew Bain drums / Elaina Hoss vocals
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