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Jazz with David Griffiths - Have a go in Swansea

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: July 26, 2013

By David Griffithsi

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Starting from Friday, July 25, until Sunday, July 28, is the annual Titley Jazz Festival, which is held at The Rodd, Presteigne, Powys. Headliners this year include Alan Barnes, Don Weller, Stan Tracey, Steve Waterman, Mark Nightingale, David Newton, Peter King and many more.

Held in a marquee setting, it has been attracting jazz enthusiasts from all over the UK.

Swansea Jazzland hold their monthly jazz jam session on Tuesday, July 30, at the St. James Social Club in the Uplands, Swansea, at 8pm with an invitation to any young aspiring musician to come along and experience the opportunity to "sit-in" with others.

On Wednesday, July 31, again at the same venue, there will be a "storming" big band session taking place from 8.30pm with the Midland Youth Orchestra directed by John Ruddick. Currently, one of Britain's finest award-winning big bands, they look likely to take the place of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, which these days, does not seem to tour as much as they used to do.

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