Bass12 - New Orleans Comes To Town

BMJ Club Programme

Time / Date

  • Sunday 29th May 2022: 8pm 

  • Bar opens at 7.30pm



  • Standard: £15.50

  • Friends of BMJ: £13.50

  • Full time students: £8.00

  • Under 18s: £5.00

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A visit by the Bass12 brass band will take BMJ back to basic good-time jazz in highlighting the early days of the music, when the streets and clubs of New Orleans marched and danced and jumped to raw, brassy sounds.
Bass12 hails from Cardiff and performs a mixture of New Orleans street grooves and upbeat covers, featuring lots of improvisation. The band is made up of graduates of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Cardiff University who now perform and teach across the UK.
As well as performing, the band organises workshops that highlight and introduce the New Orleans style of street music and create a fun environment for participants, especially in how such bands extemporised on the hoof.
It is hoped that BM Jazz can involve Bass12 in a workshop at this year’s wall2Wall Jazz Festival. In the meantime, prepare yourself for an evening that brings the exciting sounds of the Crescent City to Abergavenny.
Bass12 are: alto sax – Mark Fortnum; tenor sax – Jack Mac; trumpets – Joe Bentley, Tim West; trombones – Peter Richards, Chris Davis; sousaphone – Will Marston; drums – Ryan Thrupp.


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