Swansea jazz festival triumphs again (with or without Herbie)
Funk / Jazz / Music / R&B / Soul / Wales

Swansea jazz festival triumphs again (with or without Herbie)

When James Taylor introduced his Quartet’s version of the theme from Blow-Up at Swansea International Jazz Festival last night [Sunday June 17, 2018], he told the audience it was written by Herbie Hancock. “And,” he announced, gesturing to the wings, “he’s here tonight!” For a split second, you sensed some people believed it – because … Continue reading

Big bands, acid jazz, funk, soul and more at Swansea International Jazz Festival
Funk / Jazz / Music / R&B / Soul / Wales

Big bands, acid jazz, funk, soul and more at Swansea International Jazz Festival

Whether you’re a fan of the big band sound, acid jazz, funk or soul, you’re in for a treat at the fifth annual Swansea international Jazz Festival, which takes place in the city’s maritime quarter, 14 – 17 June. With ticketed shows, free events and workshops, the festival takes place at 15 venues. Festival organiser, … Continue reading

Daleks, werewolves, voodoo and rebellion – Roy Castle’s big screen legacy
Comedy / Film / Horror / Jazz / Music / Science fiction / Television

Daleks, werewolves, voodoo and rebellion – Roy Castle’s big screen legacy

Roy Castle was one of the UK’s biggest TV stars of the 1960s and ’70s. An accomplished jazz musician, dancer and actor, a generation of Brits grew up with him as the presenter of the hugely popular Record Breakers. Surprisingly, perhaps, he made only four feature films over 10 years, but each one of them … Continue reading