The company promoting the festival, is in administration as of last Friday. The website is down.
How, why oh why, do we come almost to expect that this hardy, nature-defying plant called jazz will have regularly to uproot itself.
It ain’t right. These guys are good. They deserve some luck!
Jim Smith has done such a great job as Director. The festival incorporates a very broad range of styles. He gets the right bands into the right venues. It’s a very pretty town. And those memories…. I was in the front row for the gig by Joe Lovano, an inspired choice as artist-in-residence in 2007, with the kick-ass Gareth Williams trio. The youth bands outdoors. I have in my mind’s ear everything from Scott Hamilton in a tent to Partisans. Plus distant memories of tough Tennessee tenor Bennie Wallace in the Market Hall, and always a warm and friendly and informed audience….
Anyway, the latest news from BBC Wales does seem more encouraging.
Let’s hope so.