16/05/2013, Jazz at St James’ Wine Vaults, Bath, Iain Ballamy + Jason Rebello

Written by  on April 23, 2013

There has been so much interest already in this gig I thought I had better get some details out to you. It is a ticket gig. Price £10/9 concessions (no reserved seats). You can buy tickets by popping into St James’ Wine Vaults, or reserve them by phoning 01225 310335. If you do reserve tickets then they must be picked up and paid for by 7:40 pm on the night. Any tickets not claimed by that time will go for re-sale and because of the Vaults limited capacity I am sure there will be people keen to buy those spare tickets.
The doors will open at 8 o’clock. Obviously you can buy a drink upstairs and bring it down with you as well as opting to use the bar downstairs which will be open throughout the gig.
I’ll sign off by saying thanks very much to Mike Mower for a great evening and lovely to hear a flute and piccolo in a jazz setting. Oh, and the John Law gig at the Chapel, I mentioned in the last Email, it’s WEDNESDAY 24TH APRIL not the 25th! (Doh!!). Don’t forget there is an exciting gig on the 2nd of May at the Vaults with Richard O’Brien (Jazz Funk at it’s best) and see you all on the 16th.
Wade Edwards.

Saxophone gigs to go to April 20th 2013.

Written by  on April 23, 2013

Sax Gigs – updated 20.4.13

Iain Ballamy 16 May, St James Wine Vaults, Bath http://www.stjameswinevaults.co.uk/whatson.php?MUSIC=JAZZ

Bad Manners 28 April, The Fleece, Bristol http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/39597

Alan Barnes 15 June, Wiltshire Jazz Festival, Dinton http://www.wegottickets.com/event/208838

The Beat 6 December, Cheese & Grain, Frome http://www.cheeseandgrain.co.uk/2013/04/the-beats-christmas-party/

Bebop Club The Bear, Hotwells Road, Bristol http://www.thebebopclub.co.uk/index_files/WhatsOn.htm
3 May, Carlos Lopez-Real 10 May, Dakhla 17 May, Indigo Kid (Sax:Trish Clowes)

The Blockheads 25 May, Subscription Rooms, Stroud http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/the-blockheads-tickets/36181

Brecon Jazz Festival various venues in Brecon http://breconjazz.com/en/programme/
9 August Courtney Pine / Gilad Atzmon 10 August Alan Barnes / Julian Siegel / The Roller Trio
11 August Jools Holland’s Band / Acker Bilk / Balança (Kevin Figes) / Quercus (Iain Ballamy) / John Surman

Bristol Reggae Orchestra l:
25 May, Gwanwyn Festival, Cardiff http://bristolreggaeorchestra.com/dates/

Cheltenham Jazz Festival various venues in Cheltenham http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/jazz/whats-on/list
4 May Ravi Coltrane. (His Basel gig has switched to 1 May, and Cheltenham is now shown on www.ravicoltrane.com)
5 May Bill Evans / Nathaniel Facey. 6 May Fresh Dixie Project / Van Morrison / Polar Bear

Dakhla 26 April, Pound Arts, Corsham
16 May, The Canteen, Stokes Croft, Bristol http://www.dakhlabrass.com/gigs/

Snake Davis 3 May, Chapel Arts Centre, Bath http://www.chapelarts.org/index.php?main_page=monthly_listing&month=May

Kevin, Figes 13 May, The Bell, Walcott Street, Bath http://www.kevinfiges.co.uk/live-dates/
17 May, Colston Hall Foyer, Bristol

Fringe Bar Clifton Bristol http://www.fringejazz.com/gig-list/year.listevents/2013/03/27/-.html
9 May Jerry Crozier Cole Quartet (Ben Waghorn)

11 May James Morton

23 May Jake McMurchie 30 May Andy Sheppard

Pete Gage Band 14 May, Coronation Tap, Clifton Bristol http://www.petegagemusic.com/#!gigs/c1c5j
(Sax:Ray Colomb) 23 August, Cellar Bar, Bear Hotel, Devizes

Branford Marsalis 7 July, Glynde Place Sussex http://www.lovesupremefestival.com/line-up
(Only UK date on his current tour … a Sunday ticket for the Festival also covers Jools Holland, Soweto Kinch and the Roller Trio)

Nuttyness 26 July, The Tunnels, Bristol http://www.list.co.uk/event/20044409-nuttyness-madness-tribute/

Joshua Redman 11 May, Wigmore Hall, London W1 http://www.joshuaredman.com/tour.php

The Specials 23 May, Newport Centre, Newport http://www.gigantic.com/the-specials/newport-centre/2013-05-23-19-00

Tommaso Starace 27 May, Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham http://www.cheltenhamjazz.co.uk/

Art Themen 14 June, the Meeting House, Ilminster http://www.themeetinghouse.org.uk/music/724

George Thorogood 27 June, St David’s Hall, Cardiff http://www.ents24.com/web/venue/Cardiff/St-Davids-Hall-1129.html

Zen Hussies 29 May, The Old Duke, King Street, Bristol http://www.zenhussies.com/gigs.htm
7 June, The Thunderbolt, Bath Road, Bristol

Thanks as always to Mr John Heenan a star man

Snake Davis and his new project came to Bath May 3rd 2013

Written by  on April 21, 2013

Post script…had a meeting with this incredible man.What a talent and what a career.The students enjoyed the gig too.

His take of Erasure’s Give Me a Little Respect stayed in my head all week.


SnakeStrings Maria

SnakeStrings Respect

SnakeStrings Pavane

SnakeStrings Sapporo no Ame