Cotton Club Comes To Swansea - Jazz With David Griffiiths
Jazz: October 24-30
On Friday Taliesin Arts Centre in Swansea takes you on a trip back in time to the heyday of New York's celebrated Cotton Club, made famous by the likes of Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and Lena Horne and a host of other black artists who played there in the 1920s and 30s.
The London-based Jiving Lindy Hoppers have for many years been performing the dance routines that originated in the Cotton Club and they will be accompanied by the Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra, featuring vocalist Marlene Hill and compere/vocalist Megs Etherington. The concert starts at 7.30 pm and is certain to be a big hit with those people who love the swing period in jazz and younger people who enjoy jiving to the music.
Swansea Jazzland hold their monthly sitters-in night at the St James Social Club, St James Crescent, Uplands, Swansea, on Tuesday. Free admission for all from 8pm, with a chance for those up and coming jazz musicians to gain some ecperience in playing live jazz in front of an audience.
On Wednesday at the same venue at 8.30pm drummer, Danny Moss, son of the late tenor saxophone star Danny Moss Sr, will be appearing with his own Quintet, featuring some of Wales' finest jazz musicians, including Tom Harris on saxophone.