Jazz Appreciation

Abergavenny Arts Festival

Time / Date

  • 1.30pm to 3pm
  • Sunday 1st July 2018



  • £5


Black Mountain Jazz Club’s Mike Skilton in conversation with jazz radio broadcaster Rhys Phillips.

This is the first of a three-part programme for the Abergavenny Arts Festival, organised by the local Black Mountain Jazz – which regularly brings high quality live jazz to Abergavenny and promotes the annual wall2wall Jazz Festival.

  • What is jazz?
  • What is happening when jazz musicians are improvising?
  • What are the influences of jazz on modern music?

This is a session (about 1hr 30mins) for anyone interested in learning a bit more about jazz.

Using video clips and sound tracks to demonstrate the story of jazz, Mike Skilton – who has held the reins of Black Mountain Jazz for over 11 years, bringing to Abergavenny a wealth of musicians from around the world – will be in conversation with Rhys Phillips, who until very recently hosted the hugely successful ‘A Slice of Jazz’ radio programme, with its world-wide audience.

Sit back and enjoy some of Mike and Rhys’s favourite jazz influences from the past, the present and looking to the future of this important and influential music genre.

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