The wall2wall weekend festival (the first to be promoted by Black Mountain Jazz) is running from the 31st August to the 1st September at the Swan Hotel Abergavenny. It’s a beautiful spot, even if the Tourist Board’s webcam does have rain on it today.
This out-of-the-way festival is a hidden jewel, with two stages (one indoor – the Club Room – which seats 70, and an outdoor marquee which can hold 180 plus) and some great acts including: Brass Jaw, Sarah Gillespie Trio, Asaf Sirkis Trio, and Gilad Atzmon’s Power Cats.
wall2wall also features two free morning events, the first (on the 31st) is lead by Brass Jaw and will explore different influences on jazz through the ages, and Sunday morning sees the New Era Reborn Brass Band playing a wide variety of styles from the best local musicians.
Thank you Ian Mann, Alison Beck and Sarah Gillespie for alerting us to it! OK it’s not London, but this kind of enterprise deserves all of our support.
Tickets can be bought online HERE, at the Tourist Information Centre near Abergavenny Bus Station, or by calling 0795 8612 691.
Indoor events last for around 75 minutes and the marquee gigs are on for around 90 minutes.
SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST:
10.15am: Marquee Venue, Jazz Through the Ages
12pm: Younger Players Workshop
12:15pm: Club Room, Christian Brewer Quartet
2pm: Marquee Venue, Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion
4pm: Club Room, Hot Club Gallois
5:45pm: Marquee Venue, Brass Jaw
7:45pm: Club Room, John-paul Gard Trio
9:30pm: Marquee Venue, Sarah Gillespie Trio
SUNDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER:
10:15am: Marquee Venue, New Era Reborn Brass Band
12:15pm: Club Room, Martha Skilton / Ben Treacher Quintet
2pm: Marquee Venue, 606 Gospel Singers
4pm: Club Room, Asaf Sirkis Trio
5:45pm: Marquee Venue, Heavy Quartet
7:45pm: Club Room, Damon Brown Quartet
9:30pm: Marquee Venue, Gilad Atzmon’s Power Cats