I was delighted to learn that Swansea Jazz Club is back in action!
Artistic director Dave Cottle has revived the club after the COVID-19 hiatus, with a busy autumn (2021) programme, featuring many top UK jazz artists.
Dave has been presenting live jazz in the city for 25 years, including the Swansea International Jazz Festival (which I’ve covered in several past blog posts), but his involvement goes back even further – his dad Peter took him to his first Swansea Jazz Society gig in 1971.
Now based at the Garage Music Venue in Uplands Crescent, SA2, there’s live jazz on the first Friday of each month and the following Thursday.
Acts lined up for the rest of the year include Lance Ellington, Tina May, and ex-Average White Band front man Hamish Stuart, and among the big names due for 2022 are Strictly Come Dancing vocalist, Tommy Blaize, and jazz-funksters Shakatak.
You can find info on tickets and everything else on the new website: www.swanseajazz.co.uk
Here’s wishing every success to Dave and everyone involved. If all goes well, hopefully we’ll see the festival itself back before too long.
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