Programme for AmserJazzTime Festival (6-9 June, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama)

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Peter Bacon reports: Mix the current resident artists of Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama with its students and alumni and you get the AmserJazzTime Festival guest programme, which runs at the Cardiff College’s Dora Stoutzker Hall and foyer from Thursday to Sunday, 6-9 June 2019. It celebrates the Royal Welsh College’s 70th anniversary. Here is the programme according to the College’s press release:   Thurs 6 June 7.30pm  SNOWPOET Led by graduate of the college, multi-instrumentalist Chris Hyson, along with vocalist Lauren Kinsella, Snowpoet’s music is infectious and delicate. They’ve won rave reviews for their compelling sound and a reputation as one of the most innovative and creative new bands in the UK today. Tickets £12, £10 concessions (Under 25s £6) Dora Stoutzker Hall Fri 7 June 7.30pm HANNAH GRACE Hailing from Bridgend, Hannah’s training at the College has led her into a successful career as a jazz and soul inspired singer and songwriter. Tickets £12, £10 concessions (Under 25s £6) Dora Stoutzker Hall Sat 8 June 6.45pm RWCMD BIG BAND  The College’s Big Band, led by drummer Alex Goodyear, celebrates the music of American band-leader Bob Curnow.  Admission Free Foyer Sat 8 June 8pm  HUW WARREN & JOVINO SANTOS NETO Renowned Welsh jazz pianist and lover of Brazilian music Huw Warren joins forces with Jovino Santos Neto for a playful evening of Brazilian inspired piano and accordion duos, and guests. Tickets £12, £10 concessions (Under 25s £6) Dora Stoutzker Hall Sun 9 June 5pm  ATLAS FT. SARA COLMAN Graduate Rebecca Nash rounds off the festival with her highly-charged band Atlas and the beautiful vocals of Sara Colman. Admission Free Foyer There is also a chance to enjoy a host of free performances by Royal Welsh College students with free sets throughout the festival, including our AmserJazzTime foyer sessions that week on week present the very best emerging jazz artists. Check the website for a full timetable. LINK: Tickets for events in the Dora Stoutzker Hall can be purchased through the Royal Welsh College Box Office or online here.

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