Presenting live music in

21 St.Mary Street,
Cardiff, CF10 1PL. 

Thursdays at 9pm for £6/£5 concessions

We are part of the Cardiff Jazz Festival
which runs from the 1st to 31st July 2016

An outline of the Cardiff Jazz Festival Programme
Friday 1st July at 8pm
Launch Event: Black Hawk Big Band in Dempsey’s – £7/£5
Join the Black Hawk Big Band for an evening of classic and modern
tunes to kick of the 2016 Cardiff Jazz Festival.
This gig will be recorded for broadcast on Radio Cardiff.

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July

Throughout July CaféJAZZ, Dempsey's and other venues
will be part of the Cardiff Jazz Festival - Details

Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July
a weekend of live jazz and jazz DJs at the Cardiff Bay Beach,
in association with Radio Cardiff - Here

The bands appearing for us in CaféJAZZ are

Thursday 7th July - Fraccalvieri/Long Quintet

Ashley John Long - vibraphone
Carlo Fraccalvieri - alto saxophone
Dave Jones - piano
Donnie Joe Sweeny - double bass
Ian Poole - drums

The Fraccalvieri/Long Quintet draws heavily on the cool West Coast sound of
the 50's and 60's, this co-led quintet, featuring a front line of Alto Saxophone
and the rarely heard Vibraphone, takes inspiration from the great figures of that era
to bring you a straight ahead mainstream sound.
From tender ballads to blistering bop, the group covers a wide range of repertoire
ranging from the 20's right up to the present day taking in a variety of styles
and moods along the way. The quintet is made up of some of South Wales most
in demand players who between them, have performed and recorded with many of
the leading figures in British Jazz.

Thursday 14th July - David Miller Bop Quintet

Dave Miller - tenor saxophone
Gethin Liddington - trumpet
Richard West - piano
Ashley John Long - double bass
Greg Evans - drums

Thursday 21st July - Blake Street Quartet

Simon Blake - Drums
Jon Goode - Bass
Tim Bannister - Guitar
Mark Sambell - Keys

Thursday 28th July - Quintessential Groove

Ray d'Inverno – piano/Leader

Pianist/composer/arranger/administrator/educator Ray d'Inverno has played in every
format from solo to big band. Originally greatly influenced by Bill Evans and
subsequently Keith Jarrett, he has emerged in more recent years find his own voice.
He has appeared in numerous jazz festivals in the UK and abroad and given several
broadcasts on British radio. He also appeared with his big band, the "Southampton
Musicians' Co-operative Big Band'', on national TV before they embarked on a national
tour playing with the highly acclaimed "European Quartet". He has played with a large
number of leading British jazz musicians and also currently runs his own recording
studio in West Dorset.

Andy Hague – trumpet, flugelhorn, tambourine

Andy is a prolific composer and arranger. In the quintet he plays trumpet but he also
plays drums and has performed with many big names in this capacity. Over the past 25
years he has organized the weekly jazz venue “The Be-Bop Club” in Bristol. Besides
his jazz activities he has played in many other settings, including the albums by
Portishead, various theatre productions, film and TV. In 2016 he appeared as part of
the Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley “Back To Jazz Big Band”, performing at Bristol
Jazz and Blues Festival and Ronnie Scott’s Club. Andy is also well known as a jazz
educator in Bristol and this has led on to tutoring for several jazz summer schools and
residential weekends.

Terry Quinney – tenor, soprano saxophones

Terry is a saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator based in Somerset. Since
arriving in the UK from Toronto, Canada (where he performed with Randy Brecker,
Kurt Elling, Don Thompson and many others and recorded an album with the Toronto
Jazz Orchestra) in 2009, Terry has firmly established himself on the jazz scene in the
south of England. He has recently shared the stage with UK icons such as Alan
Barnes, Mark Nightingale, Dave O’Higgins, Gilad Atzmon and Orphy Robinson.

Greg Cordez – double bass

Joining the band for this Cardiff Jazz Festival gig.

Lee Darkin-Miller – drums

Lee is a composer, drummer and multi-instrumentalist who has written, performed and
studied a wide variety of music including jazz, orchestral, electronic and rock. He is an
established composer and has composed for many formats including for film, TV and
computer games. Also based in West Dorset he has played with some of Britain’s
leading jazz musicians including Mark Nightingale, Mornington Lockett, Jim Mullen and
Gilad Atzmon.