Community Taster Evening
BMJ Club Programme
Time / Date
Wednesday 22nd June 2022
Drop in anytime from 5.30pm until 10pm
Bar opens at 5.30pm
- Melville Theatre: Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD
History of Jazz
Relax in one of the side rooms with a drink and watch some (or all) of the three videos that we made in 2020 – Jass to Jazz. 5.30pm: Video 1 7pm: Video 2 8.30pm: Video 3
Supported by The Angel Hotel and Abergavenny Town Council
During the first year of lockdown, being unable to have a ‘live programme’ – we produced a number of great videos and streamed them. For this Community Evening we are screening six of them – three in the theatre and three in the bar:
- 5.30pm: Kim Cypher Quintet – inspired by the funkier side of jazz (theatre)
- 5.30pm: Zoe Gilby Trio – Parliament Jazz Vocalist 2019 winner (bar)
- 7.15pm: The Claire Roberts Trio – presenting Carmen McRae Meets Monk (theatre)
- 7.15pm: Remembering Peggy Lee featuring Victoria Klewin, Becki Biggins and Debs Hancock – celebrating the 100th birthday of this singing legend (bar)
- 8.40pm: Fergus McCreadie & Luca Manning – two award winning giants of jazz from Scotland (theatre)
- 8.40pm: Remembering Charlie Parker featuring Jonny Bruce, Ben Waghorn and Martha Skilton – a tribute to a musical genius of the 20th century (bar)
Sit and relax with a drink – watch whole videos or ‘dip in and out’ – enjoy! And – we also have the CD on sale.
Youth Big Band
If you are 18 and under and like jazz, or interested in learning more about it – and you play an instrument or sing (any reasonable level) – drop in and see us anytime between 5.30pm and 7pm – we are forming a youth big band – BMJ Katz 2022.
We are able to offer a few work experience opportunities for older students – mainly in sound engineering, video, lighting and press coverage. We can provide more information – same times as above.