Black Mountain Jazz Club Archives

This archives section of the website provides an interesting history of our club through the artists and musicians that we have supported over the years. Black Mountain Jazz is a rare outlet for quality Jazz Music in the heart of the Welsh Countryside. Please support our club and in turn the artists that we support.
The archive will be update and links to artists added as and when we can.
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    Ben Thomas/Jim Bloomfield Quartet: SUNDAY 26TH NOVEMBER: 8PM
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    Azhaar Saffar and Global Wave: Sunday 23rd April: 8pm

Previous Acts

26 March 2017
Double Bill – Sarah Meek / Guy Shotton Trio: Read the review

26 February
Double Bill – Mansel Davies Trio / Dave Jones Quartet: Read the review

29 January 2017
Double Bill –  Eira/Snow / Ferris-Lee-Weir

29 November 2016
Double Bill – Ben Creighton Griffiths / Duski: Read the review (JazzMann) and Read the review (Jazz Journal)

30 October 2016
Remi Harris Trio: Read the review

25 September 2016
Amy Walton and Dave Cottle

15 July 2016
The Busquitos

26 June 2016
artephis featuring Freddie Eggleton: Read the review

22 May 2016
Double Bill – Andy Nowak Trio / Dave Hobbs / Craig Webb Duo

30 April 2016
International Jazz Day Double Bill – Bristol European Jazz Ensemble / Mansel Davies: Read the review

20 March 2016
Olivia Trummer in collaboration with Jean-Lou Treboux: Read the review (The Jazz Mann) Read the review (Wales Arts Review)

28 February 2016
Double Bill – The Sheik of Shellac / The Glen Manby Quartet: Read the review

31 January 2016
Carmina; Read the review

The club moved to the Melville Centre in Pen-y-Pound, where it has use of a 70-seat theatre

29 November 2015
Ben Thomas / Ed Rees Quartet featuring local artist Robyn Hobbs: Read the review

25 October 2015

Kevin Brown Trio: Read the review

28 June 2015

James Chadwick Trio: Read the review

31 May 2015 

Chris Quinn: Read the review

26 April 2015 

Tamasin Reardon’s Ad-Lib: Read the review

29 March 2015 

Debs Hancock and The Jazz Dragons: Read the review

22 February 2015 

The Remi Harris Trio: Read the review

25 January 2015 

Paul Munnery’s Swing Street Trio: Read the review

13 November 2014 

Trefor Owen – Shades of Shearing: Read the review

9 October 2014 

Nigel Price Quartet: Read the review

30-31 August 2014: wall2wall Jazz Festival 

The Three Belles

National Youth Jazz Orchestra

606 Gospel Group

Jacqui Dankworth

Willie Garnett Quartet

Ben Treacher Trio

Dan Owen

Basin Street Brawlers

Heavy Quarter

Will Butterworth Quartet

Zoe Gilby Trio

Kizzy Crawford

Digby Fairweather Quntet

Ceri Williams Band

Johm Etheridge.s Sweet Chorus

Red Rug Jazz Band


Debs Hancock and the Jazz Dragons

Kevin Figes Trio

Chris Ridgeway Sextet

Tony O,Malley Trio

Nia Lynn’s Bannau Trio

Moonlight Saving Time

Moscow Drug Club

Read the review for Saturday at wall2wall 2014

Read the review for Sunday at wall2wall 2014

6 July 2014 

RWCMD Jazz Ensemble: Read the review

13 June 2014 

Fat Face Band

Due to availibility of premises, this gig was at nearby Hoffi Coffi

18 May 2014 

Aturo Serra Quartet featuring Juan Galiardo: Read the review

5 March 2014 
Kizzy Crawford

The club again moved – this time back to the Kings Arms in the centre of Abergavenny

6 February 2014 

Will Butterworth Quartet

10 November 2013 

Christine Tobin: A Thousand Kisses Deep: Read the review

27 October 2013 

Dennis Rollins’ Velocity Trio: Read the review

29 September 2013 

Tony O’Malley Trio: Read the review

31 August- 1 September 2013: wall2wall Jazz Festival 

Christian Brewer Quartet

Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion

Hot Club Gallois

Brass Jaw

John Paul Gard Trio

Sarah Gillespie Trio

Martha Skilton/Ben Treacher Quintet

606 Gospel Singers

Asaf Sirkis Trio

Heavy Quartet

Damon Brown Quartet

Gilad Atzmon Trio

Read the review for the Saturday at wall2wall 2013

Read the review for the Saturday at wall2wall 2013

21 July 2013 

Michael Janisch’s Purpose Built Quartet: Read the review

18 June 2013 

Georgia Mancio Trio: Read the review

26 May 2013 

Sarah Ellen Hughes: Quartet Read the review

30 April 2013 

Ruby Rose Quintet: Read the review

19 March 2013 

Emily Wright and the Royals

19 February 2013 

RWCMD Jazz Ensemble: Read the review

10 February 2013 

Double Bill – Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble / Ruby Rose: Read the review

20 November 2012 

Ray Butcher Trio

Again the club were forced to take a break while it re-located at Abergavenny’s Swan Hotel

27 May 2012 

Sarah Gillespie Quartet featuring Gilad Atzmon: Read the review

29 April 2012 

Brass Jaw

25 March 2012 

The Stu Brown Sextet – Twisted Toons:  Read the review

19 February 2012 

RWCMD Jazz Ensemble with guest Gethin Liddington: Read the review

29 January 2012 

Damon Brown Quintet featuring Tammy Weis: Read the review

27 November 2011 

Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble: Read the review

30 October 2011 

Sarah Ellen Hughes Quartet: Read the review

25 September 2011 

Ceri William’s ‘New Era Reborn Brass Band’

22 May 2011 

Get the Blessing: Read the review

17 April 2011 

Mark Latimer Trio: Read the review

27 March 2011 

Be Bop da Jig

27 February 2011 

John Law’s Opt Trio: Read the review

30 January 2011 

Sarah Gillespie Quartet featuring Gilad Atzmon: Read the review

28 November 2010 

Asaf Sirkis Trio – workshop and gig: Read the review

25 July 2010 

Martha Skilton Quartet featuring Jonny Bruce: Read the review

30 May 2010 

Azhaar Saffaw with Brigitte Beraha

25 April 2010 

Nathaniel Facey with the Chris Gilligan Trio: Read the review

28 March 2010 

Will Butterworth Trio: Read the review

28 February 2010 

Mornington Lockett with the Chris Gilligan Trio: Read the review

29 November 2009 

Asaf Sirkis Trio: Read the review

15 November 2009 

Bennett Soundy Blues Sax Quartet: Read the review

13 September 2009 

John Etheridge’s Sweet Chorus

26 July 2009 


31 May 2009 

John Law’s Art of Sound Trio: Read the review

10 May 2009 

Keith Little Quartet

15 March 2009 

5 Go Swing: Read the review

1 March 2009 

Martin Speake Quartet

15 February 2009 

The Bannau Trio featuring Nia Lynn: Read the review

18 January 2009 

The Clivedon Set: Read the review

7 December 2008

Domonic Norcross Quartet with guest Martha Skilton: Read the review

9 November 2008


19 October 2008 

Dan Stern Group featuring Andy Sheppard: Read the review

5 October 2008 

Brigitte Beraha Trio

Following the two Melville Theatre gigs, the club took a break until October 2008, by which time it had moved to The Kings Arms, Nevill Street, Abergavenny

18 November 2007 

The Damon Brown Quartet

4 November 2007 

Eri Yamamoto Trio

In November 2007 the club staged the above two gigs at Abergavenny’s Melville Theatre.

21 October 2007 

Debbie Lear Quintet

7 October 2007 

Kitty Bevan Quintet

16 September 2007 

Dave Stapleton Quartet

19 August 2007 

Rebecca Nash Quartet

5 August 2007 

Dave Tidball & The O’Connor Bros Trio

15 July 2007 

Ruth Hammond Trio’s ‘Doolan Nash Project’ – workshop and gig

1 July 2007 

The James Chadwick Trio

17 June 2007 

Nia Lynn’s Bannau Trio

3 June 2007 

The Gareth Roberts Quintet

20 May 2007 

Jonny Bruce Sextet

6 May 2007 

Ceri William’s ‘Checking Out Check’

15 April 2007 


4 April 2007

Azhaar Saffar Quartet

18 March 2007 

Marcia Pendlebury Quartet

7 March 2007 

Ruth Hammond Trio

18 February 2007 

Martha Skilton Quartet

7 February 2007 

Dave Stapleton Quintet

21 January 2007 

Jones O’Connor Group

10 January 2007 

Kevin Figes Quartet

17 December 2006 

Heavy Quartet

6 December 2006 

Tom Williams Band

19 November 2006 


The club was launched in November 2006 and its first home was the Crown & Sceptre, Mardy, Abergavenny


The club’s first poster – November 2006

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