Fergus McCreadie and Luca Manning: Two award winning Scottish stars

VIRTUAL wall2wall Jazz Festival

DATES & TIMES

  • This is a virtual event lasting approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • The video was first streamed on Saturday 17th October 2020
  • Tickets are available from our box office until 28th November 2020
  • Ticket holders can re-watch the video without additional cost (until the box office close date)

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Tickets

  • Viewing alone (Single): £10.00
  • Viewing with others (Family): £15.00
  • Booking the correct ticket will be appreciated

Filming the video in July at Abergavenny’s Melville Theatre

UPDATE – The box office will remain open until 28th November

In the days before CORONA virus and global lockdown, Black Mountain Jazz Club hosted its final club night of live Jazz in The Melville Theatre, Abergavenny to a full house.

An extraordinary gig from a young Scottish Parliamentary Jazz Award winner 2019, jazz pianist, Fergus McCreadie and his Trio. Together, they presented their first multi award winning album TURAS in a performance that had our BMJ audience sitting in the palm of their hands in pin drop silence – and the response afterwards was of an extraordinary evening, hard to better.

Since then, impressively, Fergus has been signed to prestigious jazz recording label Edition for the release of his second album in 2021.

Edition CEO Dave Stapleton declared, “ Fergus is a complete and well-rounded musician, a passionate communicator and consummate performer, a composer of elegant, nuanced and captivating music as well as a pianist and improviser of exceptional ability and originality.”

In the meantime another Scottish young Parliamentary Jazz Award winner 2020 also created a first album that has also made waves in the UK jazz world and beyond. Young Scottish jazz vocalist and composer, Luca Manning.

When The Sun Comes Out was Luca’s first album and featuring Fergus McCreadie, was first released on 17 October 2019 with its launch gig at the London Jazz Festival on the 18th of November at The Phesantry in Chelsea.

“With When The Sun Comes Out, Luca Manning has not just released a hugely impressive debut album but hopefully presented the first chapter in a long association with Fergus McCreadie that will only strengthen and deepen over time. In the meantime, this is an album that should be savoured and enjoyed. Unreservedly recommended.” Nick Lea, Jazz Views.

This coming together of fresh talent has created an album that has made the jazz world sit up and take notice.

As well as over an hour of beautiful music, the video includes an intriguing interview with Fergus and Luca.

The resulting recording is extraordinary, not to be missed and will, in our opinion, age like a good wine, to be revisited time and again.

So, welcome to The Melville Theatre, Abergavenny – pour a glass of your favourite tipple and be royally entertained by a truly talented and exciting new generation of UK’s rising jazz stars.

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