DOUBLE BILL at THE MUSE
GERARD COUSINS PROJECT ‘New Welsh Perspectives’ Sunday 12noon – 12.50pm
LINEUP: Gerard Cousins (classical guitar), Andy Nowak (Piano), Dan Newberry (sax)
Gerard Cousins returns by popular demand to Brecon with some new musical themes and arrangements inspired by the idea of ‘Sounds of landscapes’ involving explorations into Jazz improvisation. Based loosely on Jazz standards, but with an entirely new angle on the recognisable. It is the ‘sound’ which really makes this project come alive.
“Gerard Cousins is a rare guitar player, equally at home rearranging avant-garde works, crafting his own compelling pieces or branching out in unexpected directions… including here his facination with the sounds of Jazz. “Cousins has reached a rarefied point where his stunning playing is matched by his artistic vision” Acoustic magazine. Gerard is supported here by Andy Novak “…highly melodic and an unfailingly high standard of musicianship.” JazzMann Review 2017, and also a welcome returnee to Brecon, with Jazz Dan Newberry on Saxophone.
MARTHA SKILTON TRIO & GUESTS 1.0 – 1.50pm
LINE UP: Martha Skilton (tenor/soprano sax), Josh Heaton alto/tenor sax, Frazer McIntosh (keyboard), Kumar Chopra (guitar), Romarna Campbell (drums)
Abergavenny based Saxophonist Martha Skilton leads this exciting local set. Now an established teacher and performer, and jazz graduate from RWCMD. Martha is joined here by a new generation of younger jazz musicians, recently graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama’s (RWCMD) Jazz degree course. These performers all gave a storming and inspirational performance at our event in July. This continues our Jazz Club Futures project over the Festival Weekend in Aug. Not to be missed.
A free event with holders of a Jazz Weekend and Sunday tickets Passes (but must pre-booked). Use our Ticket Link to pre-book – no booking fees.
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* WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT FOR THIS EVENT FROM Arts Council Wales *
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