Friday May 19th / from 7pm / ‘Yacht Club Swing” more
Friday May 19th / from 8pm / ‘Yacht Club Swing” more
Saturday May 20th / from 11:30am / ‘Jazz in the Park’ more
Saturday May 20th / from 3pm / Cwm Talwg, Barry ....more
Saturday May 20th / from 6pm / Cwm Talwg, Barry...more
Sunday May 21st / from 1pm / Coffe Cove ...more
Sunday May 21st / from 3pm / Coffee Cove ...more
Opening our great weekend of music for all, is Dan Burnett at Barry Yacht Club, his show starts at 19.00 (7pm)
It's great to welcome Dan back again this year after his appearance at last year’s festival
Don't forget all Barry & Vale Jazz & Blues events are Free to attend thanks to sponsors Barry Town Council and Vale of Glamorgan Council. .
A return event, after successfully dancing into the wee hours in 2016, Barry & Vale Jazz & Blues 2017 presents ‘Yacht Club Swing’ a night of toe tapping and dancing to the swinging sounds of the past. Hosted by Dai Rowland, who is a DJ, event organiser, and dance instructor based in South Wales, UK.
A fully ordained minister in the Universal Life Church, the Reverend Hep plays all that jumps, rocks, and swings from the 1930's, 40's, and 50’s.
All Barry & Vale Jazz & Blues events are Free to attend thanks to sponsors Barry Town Council and Vale of Glamorgan Council. .
From 11:30am / Soho Sopranos with ‘Jazz in the Park’
Barry & Vale Jazz & Blues 2017 presents ‘Jazz in the Park’ a brand new venue for us, filling the beautiful Victoria Park, Cadoxton with the sounds of Jazz live from the Victorian Bandstand. Two glorious hours of jazz courtesy of 'Soho Sopranos' duo Ray & Claire. Join us at the Bandstand, kick back in a deck chair, bring a blanket, the kids, the dog and a flask and enjoy the sounds provided by Barry & Vale Jazz & Blues Weekend 2017, the third annual Jazz & Blues Festival right in the heart of Barry! Venue: Victoria Park, Cadoxton, Barry, plenty of parking available
Barry & Vale Jazz & Blues 2017 presents the ‘Jake Leg Jug Band’. venue Cwm Talwg Barry 15.00 (3pm)
The Jake Leg Jug Band bring you the authentic sounds of 1920's and 30's America - Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Ragtime - and put their own twist on it. Songs of murder, betrayal, gambling, liquor and redemption. Signed to one of the UK's most prestigious Jazz labels ‘Lake Records’ they record their albums as part of the 'Vintage Recording Project' essentially recording all live around ribbon microphones, as it would have been back in the 1930’s. Three albums released in the last three years; ‘Cotton Mouth’, ‘Next Stop!’ and their latest offering ‘Everythin’s Jake’ have all met with rave reviews; "A masterpiece of nostalgic music. The band display real virtuosity and create a wonderful sound that will be hard for any other band to repeat" Folk North West "A wonderful album. Expert musicianship and superb arrangements" Fatea "Instrumental virtuosity. Very enjoyable, very listenable" Blues & Rhythm "Good time music from a good-time group" The Jazz Rag The line up is: Duncan Wilcox (Vocals & Double Bass), Sarah Miller (Vocals), Neil Hulse (Vocals & Guitar), Toby Wilson (Vocals, Banjo & Dobro), Liam Ward (Vocals, Harmonica & Jug) Venue: Cwm Talwg, Barry, plenty of parking available
Chris Quinn - acclaimed singer songwriter and acoustic guitarist. Appering at The Cwm Talwg, Barry. Chris has been receiving glowing reviews across the UK for his sellout shows. But now you can see him free at as part of our festival.
He covers a huge range of acoustic routines music alongside his own songs. From authentic interpretations of traditional and contemporary Celtic and British folk songs to Hugh speed bluegrass flatpicking and delta blues and swinging jazz songs to instrumental solo guitar pieces. Stay in your seats after Jake Leg Jug for an evening with this hard working musician. Always free to attend, thanks to kind sponsors Barry Town Council and Vale of Glamorgan Council
This multi-talented quintet will be appearing at Coffee Cove on Barry Island at 13.00 (1pm). Drawing heavily on the cool West Coast sound of the 50's and 60's, this new co-led quintet, featuring a front line of Alto Saxophone and the rarely heard Vibraphone, takes their inspiration from the great figures of that era bringing a clean, straight ahead mainstream sound.
From tender ballads to blistering bop, the group covers a wide range of repertoire ranging from the 20's right up to the present day taking in a variety of styles and moods along the way. The quintet is made up of some of South Wales most in demand players who between them, have performed and recording with many of the leading figures in British Jazz.
Stay with us at Coffee Cove for the rest of your Sunday afternoon, following the Fraccalvieri/Long Quintet, we have the ukulele collective known as the 'PLUCKING FOURSTRINGS',coming on stage at 1500 (3pm), you're sure to recognise a musician or two in this collective from past performances. "The legendary Plucking Fourstrings (careful how you say it) began in the back of the Gower Pub in Cardiff. Over the last two years the rocking rabble of ukulele enthusiasts have doubled in number and are now the resident musicians at the Andrew Buchan Bar. When they are not drinking or falling over they tear through a repertoire of old classics and current chart material. Often to the wildly gyrating and hysterically screaming audiences from various Care and retirement homes. They are a fixture at various Charity events and support many a good cause. The rumour is not true that most of the money they raise is as a result of being paid off by promoters to stop after performing only one or two chaotic numbers…" - WE CANNOT WAIT!! Chaos you say?