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

From Bath to the Bay – the smooth Latin sounds of Michelle Pollace
Jazz / Music / Songwriting / Writing

From Bath to the Bay – the smooth Latin sounds of Michelle Pollace

Michelle Pollace (it’s pronounced poh-LAH-chi) is a super-talented musician, who can often be found playing her smooth Latin Jazz rhythms at venues around the San Francisco Bay area. This Californian native and her keyboard (with backing from some of the Bay area’s finest musicians) are equally at home in quiet, upscale restaurants and outdoor concert … Continue reading