CHUBE featuring Dennis Rollins
wall2wall Jazz Festival
- Saturday 31st August 2019
- Melville Centre: Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny NP7 5UD
- £16.00 Friends of BMJ
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Chube is a young jazz fusion band based in Cardiff. The group was set up by Ben Creighton Griffiths (Harp, Keys) and Matthew Williams (Drums, Engineering) in 2015 after several years of playing together.
They wrote their first tracks and recorded demos in 2016 before being joined by Aeddan Williams on bass for the recording of their first EP in summer 2017. They played their first shows in 2017 and released their EP in 2018.
Chube draw their inspiration from a wide variety of artists and genres and aim to write electro acoustic music that pushes the boundaries of their instruments.
The trio has performed at the Harp on Wight and Aberjazz Festivals as well as playing at independent shows alongside various bands. Tracks from their EP have been played to positive reviews twice on BBC Wales Introducing with Adam Walton and on BBC Radio 3s Jazz Now.
Chube appeared at Black Mountain Jazz earlier this year and for this welcome return at our festival, they are joined by the renowned trombonist Dennis Rollins – who is at the festival to run workshops for younger players.
Dennis Rollins is one of the few jazz musicians on his instrument to have won an international reputation. In 2007 he was voted Trombonist of the Year in both the British Jazz Awards and the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Awards, following the BBC Best Band award won by his jazz-funk band Bradbone & Co.
Dennis was nominated twice in the 2008 Parliamentary Jazz Awards for Jazz Musician of the Year and for the Jazz Education Prize, winning the latter.
As a soloist, he has recorded five highly-praised albums: three with Bradbone and two with his jazz-organ band Velocity Trio. He’s been writing music for his sixth, with his new Funk-Funk! ‘groove ensemble’.
Dennis’s skills are recognised across a wide musical spectrum. He’s worked with Courtney Pine, Maceo Parker, Monty Alexander, Pee Wee Ellis, and Jean Toussaint, as well as with Jamiroquai, Blur, US3, and The Brand New Heavies.
This performance of the emerging talents of CHUBE featuring the widely acclaimed trombonist Dennis Rollins is one not to be missed.