Music at Fourcroft Hotel
Fourcroft Sunday Jazz Brunches - 12 noon til 3pm
Tickets £16 per person - in advance only - including Fourcroft's famous brunch
Our next concert on Sunday 23rd April features Clare Hingott & The Graham Watkins Jazz Trio.
For details of this or future events contact us on 01 834 842 886 or email us at JAZZ@Fourcroft-Hotel.co.uk
The last year's performances have included:-
Sunday 26th March featured Duski
Warned that we would be enthralled by this young trio, we were overawed with their individual and collective talent. A fantastic set, loved by almost all the audience and the band themselves, too. A must for 2018.
Sunday 26th February featured The Dukes & The Duchess
The heavy mob sound, well all swing & rhapsody really, from this mighty crew of eight, plus the beautiful vocals of Sarah Benbow. The recreated Duke Ellington big band sound was enthusiastically applauded by the Fourcroft brunchers.
Sunday 29th January featured The Dave Cottle / Gary Phillips Trio.
A fascinating performance from two of West Wales's leading performers, so well accompanied by Paul Smith on drums. The hype turned out not to be, they were stunningly who they are, but better together. Great keyboard rythms, superb guiter impro, driving percussion and then very melifluous vocals from Dave. Mmmm went the audience. That were right special. Indeed.
Sunday 27th November featured Afternoon in Paris
What a gig! The audience was engaged and agog within 10 minutes, lapping up every tune, with even three encores. A packed house saw Susannah squeeze into almost every corner with her moving clarinet, the two Andies singing and strumming away and Jeremy ever reliable with his twiddly guitar. True entertainment and a great end to the Fourcroft calendar year of musical events.
Sunday 30th October featured The Dominic Norcross Quartet, with the glorious vocals of Elaina Hoss
With influences ranging from Chet Atkins and Les Paul, to Frank Zappa and Tarraf de Hadouks, bebop virtuosos Charlie Parker and Wes Montgomery, the gypsy jazz guitar masters Django Reinhardt and Bireli Lagrene and the British and Celtic folk legends of John Martyn, Pentangle and Moving Hearts, to mention but a handful of inspirational names, Madi draws on an astoundingly rich and varied range of styles. Think Grunge Gypsy Jazz and you have a very interesting, genre hopping musical journey - and that's exactly what we had!
Sunday 24th June featured Lady Sings The Blues, a tribute by Beverly Gough to Billie Holiday.
A fabulous set from a bunch of musicians who know us (& we know them) well. The audience were delighted to be brought back to Billie Holliday's heady years & powerful ballads.
Sunday 26th June featured Cafe Jazz
Sunday 22nd May featured Clare Hingott & The Graham Watkins Jazz Trio.
A first time at Fourcroft for this valleys based trio with the glorious vocals of Clare Hingott. The audience was so impressed they demanded an encore and a return gig. We'll have to honour their wishes, of course. Collected jazz musicians, letting the music do all the work, and the superb voice of the engaging Clare. A pleasure to be there.
Sunday 24th April featured Hot Club Gallois.
After an absence of some years & a change of violinist, the Club foursome returned to a concert full of virtuoso playing, yet with synchronised musicianship prevailing throughout. The audience loved them.
Sunday 20th March featured Keith Little Trio
The trio brought their humour, banter & some delightful swing music, with the superb young talent of Richard West on the keyboard. With an impressively knowledgeable introduction to each tune from Martin Butterworth and Mike Pincombe providing the rythm from his subtle drumming, an engaging treat was enjoyed by the entire audience.
Sunday 24th January featured The New Orleans Hot Potatoes
A fabulous concert of trad New Orleans jazz, from three of the four Hot Potatoes, John Scantlebury, Sarah Thatcher and Mike Kennedy. Paul Munnery never made it, having to go to hospital, so Tudor Thomas dashed home to pick up his trombone & boldly played into the breach. And a jolly fine time was had by all. A great way to start the jazz brunch new year!
for performers who have played in previous years, click here