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 SNOWPOETLed 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 HallFri 7 June 7.30pmHANNAH GRACEHailing 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 HallSat 8 June 6.45pmRWCMD BIG BAND The College’s Big Band, led by drummer Alex Goodyear, celebrates the music of American band-leader Bob Curnow. Admission FreeFoyerSat 8 June 8pm HUW WARREN & JOVINO SANTOS NETORenowned 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 HallSun 9 June 5pm ATLAS FT. SARA COLMANGraduate Rebecca Nash rounds off the festival with her highly-charged band Atlas and the beautiful vocals of Sara Colman.Admission FreeFoyerThere 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.