“SUNDAY JAZZ” – OPTION 2
GETHIN LIDDINGTON’S GOODKATZ Sun 11th Aug 12.15-1.30pm at WELLINGTON HOTEL (advance £10, standard £12)
LINEUP: Gethin Liddington Trumpet / Ceri Rees clarinet, tenor sax / Richard West piano / Robin Hames double bass / Greg Evans drums
Goodkatz specialises in jazz from an earlier and much-loved epoch. Here Gethin and his ensemble go back to the music of the 1920s, 30s and 40s as they pay tribute to the Dixieland and swing eras. Joining the trumpeter in the front line of this venture is saxophonist/clarinettist Ceri Rees, leader of the Capital City Jazz Orchestra. Goodkatz also features Chop Idols pianist Richard West – one of the most popular players around – and much admired double bassist Robin Hames and drummer Greg Evans, all of them busy and popular presences on the South Wales jazz scene.
This Festival performance will include feel-good, infectious, toe-tapping jazz in a family friendly atmosphere and Liddington presents the show with a ready wit and bonhomie. Liddington and Rees founded Goodkatz with the intention of playing this much-loved music with passion and intensity, feeling that many performers in the same style have interpreted the music too tamely. It’s also interesting to note that a whole generation of much younger players have also come to the music with the same approach, notably the highly skilled musicians forming part of the scene surrounding Kansas Smitty’s in London. There’s something of a trad and swing revival going on in the UK, with musicians and audiences approaching the music without any inhibitions or hang ups and rediscovering something of its original spirit.
Included event for holders of a Jazz Weekend Tickets and Day Passes (First choice entry may not be guaranteed), individual early bird Festival tickets also available (guaranteed seat). Use our Ticket Link to pre-book – no booking fees.
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