Friends of Black Mountain Jazz
Launch Content in The Vault
The Claire Roberts Trio playing Still We Dream (Ugly Beauty). From a video made for our 2020 wall2wall Jazz Festival, titled ‘Carmen McRae Sings Monk’.
Josh Heaton’s contributions to the 2020 festival video Tomorrow’s Headliners. In Monk’s ‘Ask Me Now’, Josh illustrates his love of the poetic spoken word in jazz.
We have included Josh Heaton being interviewed by Alex Goodyear, which appeared in the Tomorrow’s Headliners video. Josh talks about his love of spoken word in jazz and about his ‘Mouth Of Words’ band.
The 2020 wall2wall Jazz Festival was a virtual event and for many of the musicians, it was their first paid live gig for many months. They produced nine excellent videos, filmed under strict Covid conditions. Our photo shoot captures some of the great moments during filming.
For our current competition, we asked Kim Cypher to pick five popular recordings and put them in her order of preference – the past great we picked for her – Ella Fitzgerald. Kim has offered a signed copy of her latest CD to the entry that gets closest to her list. Entry rules are in The Vault.
To enter The Vault, please click on the button below and enter your password. If you have lost it, please email us for a reminder – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our regular club nights and annual festival attract some of the best jazz in the UK and from abroad. A ‘healthy’ membership of the ‘Friends of BMJ’ is essential support of both the club and its festival programmes.
‘Friends of BMJ’ is a membership scheme for supporters of Black Mountain Jazz but you don’t need to be a member to attend club or festival events.
In the past we have been able to offer ‘Friends of BMJ’ a few added benefits, including discounts on tickets for clubs nights and some wall2wall Jazz Festival gigs.
During 2020, due to the pandemic, we did not hold any live events, although many members have still renewed their ‘Friends of BMJ’ membership – thank you for that, the support has been much appreciated.
We are now taking the opportunity to revise our ‘Friends of BMJ’ benefits and hopefully many of our supporters will find them attractive. We are now offering:
- Discounts on ticket prices for both live and virtual events – all of the August live gigs had Friends of BMJ discounts and the Autumn streamed videos will offer discounts too..
- Priority booking for some live events – for example, we gave Friends of BMJ advance notice of our limited audience live gigs in our August 2021 festival.
- Access to our new website section – The Vault – which is now OPEN – details of the launch content are shown to the left of this page – this will be changed every couple of months.
The ‘perks’ are nice for those who can get to our events but hopefully the big plus is knowing your are supporting live music in Abergavenny.
Annual membership of the Friends of BMJ is £25 (£40 for couples). All support is very much appreciated.