GARETH ROBERTS & DAVE JONES
wall2wall Jazz festival
Time / Date
Friday 1st September
Melville Theatre: Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD
Free entry for ticket holders of Melville Theatre gigs
Gareth is a jazz trombonist who plays in a wide variety of different bands, including his own award winning quintet for which he writes all the material himself.
The Gareth Roberts Quintet have released two critically acclaimed albums. They have performed at many of the UK’s most prestigious Jazz Festivals and have also completed a full UK tour.
In recent years Gareth has been involved more and more with the local big band scene. He plays in many local bands including the Capital City Jazz orchestra and recently he was awarded the Jazz4Jed bursary to compose several pieces for Welsh big bands.
Cardiff-based pianist Dave Jones makes his first of two appearances at this year’s festival. He has an expansive recording and composing track record under his own name, working with both ensembles large and small.
The Dave Jones Trio albums include the highly acclaimed ‘Impetus’ in 2009 and, with a new trio – ‘Journeys’ a year later.