Music at Fourcroft Hotel
Fourcroft Sunday Jazz Brunches - 12 noon til 3pm
Tickets £15 per person - in advance only - including Fourcroft's famous brunch
Our next brunch on Sunday 22nd February features the Tommy Harris Quartet
For details of this or future events contact us on 01 834 842 886 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This last year's performances included:-
Sunday 28th January featured Afternoon in Paris
From Gypsy Jazz to Latin, from contemporary to classic, with a bit of Welsh thrown in, a fantastic concert for the biggest audience we have ever fielded. And in the month of January, too! Great way to start a new year's jazz series.
Sunday 23rd November featured The Madi Stimpson Trio
Sunday 19th October featured The Dukes & The Duchess
They came, they played mellow, they conquered. With style, big brass & so tuneful vocals of Sarah Benbow, this nine piece, yes nine piece, little big band remained true to the Duke Ellington creation. A treat for all swing jazz fans. We even captured them on video here.
Sunday 21st September featured Kitty Bevan
Sunday 20th July featured Afternoon in Paris
Our audience loved this gig, even singing along at the end. Susanna & the guys were in fine form with their Cafe de Paris jazz, interfused with some international up & down tempo songs. And the event was enhanced by one Rhod Gilbert, on his Work Experience as Hotel Manager at Fourcroft. Superb Sunday afternoon.
Sunday 22nd June featured Cafe Jazz
Sunday 18th May featured Claudia's Jazzmasters.
Sunday 13th April featured The Keith Little Swing Trio
Despite the absence of Keith Little (Get well soon, Keith), the Trio, with Martin, Mike & (stepping in) Bristol's legendary Henry Davis, the brunchers were taken in to a leisurely stroll through some great classics. Charm resounded. A pleasure to be there.
Sunday 23rd March featured The Sarah Smith Quartet
A journey from the Gypsy Jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, through Celtic airs to standards from The Great American Songbook; whether beautifully melodic and lyrical, or fast and furious, the Sarah Smith Quartet played gypsy jazz with passion, fire and virtuosity. Surprises in store included Tim's fine voice & interesting compositions, but the scene stealer was 13 years old Oli, playing bass guitar like he was born to it. Which, we suppose, he was!
Sarah Smith - Violin, Tim Smith - Rhythm Guitar, Oli Smith - Bass Guitar, Andy Mackenzie - Lead Guitar. An appreciative audience insisted we book them for next year, which we've done!
Sunday 23rd February featured The Jonathan Crespo Quartet
That Canadian trumpet (Jonathan Crespo), brilliantly supported by keyboard (Jim Barber), double bass & drums (Ian Poole), caught the audience in a spell of flowing standards from which it was impossible to break away; at least until the concert came to an end. And the Canadian ice hockey team won the Olympic gold at the same time!
Sunday 19th January featured Sarah + H 4tet
Another rousing set of music from all over the world, with Sarah Campbell-Horner in fine voice indeed, Hywel Maggs in finger picking perfection, Alan Vaughan on bass & Noel Watson on drums. A double encore was well deserved after two hours plus of consistent quality sounds.
for performers who have played in previous years, click here