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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RECENT ACTS

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    The Sheek Quartet: Sunday 20th May: 8pm
  • Wendy Kirkland Quartet presents Piano Divas: SUNDAY 29TH APRIL: 8pm
  • Talinka: SUNDAY 25TH FEBRUARY: 2.30PM (AFTERNOON EVENT)
  • wall2wall Jazz Festival Street Stompers: Sunday 28th January 2018
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    Ben Thomas/Jim Bloomfield Quartet: SUNDAY 26TH NOVEMBER: 8PM
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    JULIAN COSTELLO QUARTET: SUNDAY 29TH OCTOBER: 8PM
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    BOOGIE PARTY WITH THE RED STRIPE BAND: SUNDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER: 7.30PM
  • FREE JAZZ ALLEY - KITTY AND THE PURRAMOURS: 3:45PM
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    Free Jazz Alley: Chris Moreton: Sunday 3rd September: 3pm
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    FREE JAZZ ALLEY: BUDAPEST RAGTIME BAND: SUNDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER: 1.45PM
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    FREE JAZZ ALLEY - SAMBA GALEZ: SUNDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER: 12.00 PM
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    Shez Raja Collective with Dennis Rollins: Saturday 2nd Sept: 9.15pm
  • JONES & LIDDINGTON DUO: Saturday 2nd September: 8.15pm
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    Gilad Atzmon Orient house Ensemble: Sat 2nd September: 7pm
  • black-mountain-jazz-wall2wall-festival-2017-sarah-meek
    SARAH MEEK WITH GUY SHOTTON: Saturday 2nd September: 6pm
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    Ian Shaw with Barry Green: Saturday 2nd September: 4.45pm
  • black-mountain-jazz-wall2wall-festival-2017-sponsors-jean-paul-gard
    John Paul Gard & Erika Lyons: Saturday 2nd September: 3:45pm
  • black-mountain-jazz-wall2wall-festival-2017-africa-entsha2
    Africa Entsha: Saturday 2nd September: 2.30pm - CANCELLED
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    Eira/Snow: Saturday 2nd September: 1.30pm
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    The Ollie West Band & String Quartet: Sat 2nd September: 12:15pm
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    Gareth Roberts & Dave Jones: Friday 1st September: 8:15pm
  • black-mountain-jazz-wall2wall-festival-2017-1917-all-that-jazz
    1917 & All That Jazz: Friday 1st September: 7:30pm
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    Dinner with Moscow Drug Club: Thursday 31st August: 7pm
  • black-mountain-jazz-wall2wall-festival-2017-sotavent_big_band1
    SOTAVENTO BIG BAND: MONDAY 10TH JULY: 8PM

Previous Club Acts

2017

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

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2016

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

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2015

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

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2014

13 November 2014   Trefor Owen – Shades of Shearing: Read the review

9 October 2014   Nigel Price Quartet: Read the review

6 July 2014   RWCMD Jazz Ensemble: Read the review

13 June 2014   Fat Face Band (Due to availability 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

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2013

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

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

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2012

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

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2011

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

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2010

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

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2009

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   Amigos

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

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2008

7 December 2008   Domonic Norcross Quartet with guest Martha Skilton: Read the review

9 November 2008   Saxology

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

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2007

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   Mojas

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

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2006

17 December 2006   Heavy Quartet

6 December 2006   Tom Williams Band

19 November 2006   J-Word

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

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