Count Down to Fest Jazz 2018 Announcing the Tal Ar Pont Prelude

Barely three weeks to go until the

Grand Fest Jazz launch at Tal Ar Pont

Mama Shakers

Thursday 26th July: 8.30 – 9.30pm

Fest Jazz features young, up and coming bands. Inspired by 1920s News Orleans music,
The Mama Shakers are from Paris. Their enormous energy and charm, their fascinating arrangements and musical talent will make them a sure-fire
2018 Fest Jazz hit!

Mama Shakers – Coney island washboard

Un extrait du concert au Larocafé !

Posted by Mama Shakers on Monday, 13 March 2017

Amanda Brown & The Common Ears

Thursday 26th July: 9.45 – 10.30pm

Amanda Brown & The Common Ears formed at the end of 2015, and November 2016 saw them release their critically acclaimed debut EP – “Medicinal Biscuit”. Amanda, a long time purveyor of vintage Jazz and Blues in Liverpool, brought together musicians from Liverpool’s vibrant and eclectic music scene, to create a sound mixing her 1920s and 1930s roots with Punk, Bluegrass, Rock and Bebop. Amanda’s charming band will be a winner at Fest Jazz this year.

Ewan Bleach Frog & Henry

Thursday 26th July: 10.45 – 12 midnight

Ewan Bleach

Ewan Bleach is a clarinettist, saxophonist, pianist and singer specialising in 1920s and 1930s jazz and blues. One of the most respected and popular New Orleans style musicians, he regularly visits The Big Easy for inspiration and has played many times with the renowned New Orleans street band, Tuba Skinny.

He currently works as a clarinettist with several London jazz bands including “The Basin Street Brawlers” and “The Old Hat Jazz Band”. At Fest Jazz 2018 he will again be teaming up with “Frog and Henry”, the New Orleans collective who were such a hit at the festival last year.

This is the future of jazz:

A Special Message from Jazz&Jazz for Trevor Stent, Angelina Beauvir, Margot Flamery, Mélanie Jouet and the entire Fest Jazz Team with thanks for such organising such a magnificent festival year after year.

More features will follow over the next week introducing more of the brilliant bands and musicians starring at Fest Jazz 2018.

Meantime meet the 2018 Fest Jazz Team.

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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  1. Norm888 says:

    Tar Ar Pont is up close and very personal, just as a great little jazz club should be. Looking forward to it.

  2. Peter Butler says:

    Created the credit to Norm 888! See you there!

  3. Paul Goddard says:

    May I echo Peter’s special message to Trevor and his wonderful young team – truly a great festival enjoyed by artists as much as by fans.
    Great range of artists performing with evident joy at being there, including the headline act, ‘the Shake em Up’ jazz band, who made it clear they would like to be back next year (with audience in total aggreement).
    The Tal ar Pont venue was very different to the other four ‘scenes’, and the intimate nature of the venue has a downside for those unable to get inside, but quite wonderful fo those lucky ones seated up close to the band. I experienced both!

  4. Peter Butler says:

    YouTubes filmed at Fest Jazz are currently being produced and will be featured here on Jazz&Jazz.

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