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RWCMD Jazz Time

Venue: The Sound Castle
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THE ROYAL WELSH COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND DRAMA
 
The hugely successful RWCMD Jazz Time club will be in residence at The Sound Castle doing masterclasses with the mainstage musicians and playing a free concert every day at 12-1pm.
 
From stunning improvisations to highly charged ballads, reggae to contemporary world grooves Paula Gardiner presents some of the most exciting young musicians on the scene including Joe Webb Trio, Melly - Underneath The Umbrella Tree, Alex Haines, Lloyd Haines, Huw Williams with Greg Sterland, Margot Morgan - Your Voice, Dan Smith, Greg Cordez, The James Clark Quintet, P.C.'s Tribute to Ornette, Ben Treacher, Jasmine Power, Tom Ollendorf Quartet, Cat Wright Trio and Jonas Seetoh and Band.
 
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Winter Villains

Venue: The Sound Castle
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This 5-piece Cardiff band perform orchestral, experimental, ethereal, indie-folk. We are excited to welcome them to opem our new music stage, The Sound Castle.
 
 
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Frente Cumbiero

Venue: The Sound Castle
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Mario Galeano brings his mesmerising Cumbia band from Bogota to our new music venue. This was the joyful smash hit of Hay Festival Cartagena in January.
 
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Speech Debelle

Venue: The Sound Castle
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Soulful and raw, she delivered one of the most critically acclaimed Brit-hop debut albums of recent years to win the Mercury Prize The 28-year-old South Londoner performs her powerful new album Freedom of Speech.
 
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RWCMD Jazz Time

Venue: The Sound Castle
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THE ROYAL WELSH COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND DRAMA
 
The hugely successful RWCMD Jazz Time club will be in residence at The Sound Castle doing masterclasses with the mainstage musicians and playing a free concert every day at 12-1pm.
 
From stunning improvisations to highly charged ballads, reggae to contemporary world grooves Paula Gardiner presents some of the most exciting young musicians on the scene including Joe Webb Trio, Melly - Underneath The Umbrella Tree, Alex Haines, Lloyd Haines, Huw Williams with Greg Sterland, Margot Morgan - Your Voice, Dan Smith, Greg Cordez, The James Clark Quintet, P.C.'s Tribute to Ornette, Ben Treacher, Jasmine Power, Tom Ollendorf Quartet, Cat Wright Trio and Jonas Seetoh and Band.
 
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Lianne La Havas

Venue: The Sound Castle
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The neo-soul singer and songwriter’s EP Lost and Found, and her album Is Your Love Big Enough? is tipped as the standout debut of 2012.
 
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Event 87

Christian Prommer

Drumlesson

Venue: The Sound Castle
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An electrifying club night with the Munich-born drummer, whose music is open-minded, progressive, chic and atmospheric. Drumlesson started with the idea to record an acoustic version of the Derrick May classic Strings of Life, fusing his jazz roots with his love of electronica.
 
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RWCMD Jazz Time

Venue: The Sound Castle
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THE ROYAL WELSH COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND DRAMA
 
The hugely successful RWCMD Jazz Time club will be in residence at The Sound Castle doing masterclasses with the mainstage musicians and playing a free concert every day at 12-1pm.
 
From stunning improvisations to highly charged ballads, reggae to contemporary world grooves Paula Gardiner presents some of the most exciting young musicians on the scene including Joe Webb Trio, Melly - Underneath The Umbrella Tree, Alex Haines, Lloyd Haines, Huw Williams with Greg Sterland, Margot Morgan - Your Voice, Dan Smith, Greg Cordez, The James Clark Quintet, P.C.'s Tribute to Ornette, Ben Treacher, Jasmine Power, Tom Ollendorf Quartet, Cat Wright Trio and Jonas Seetoh and Band.
 
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Event 119

The Gentle Good

Venue: The Sound Castle
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Cardiff-born songwriter Gareth Bonello performs his modern folk music tinted with psychedelia. Winner of the BBC Composer of the Year Award 2011, Gareth will be joined by The Mavron String Quartet for this special Hay Festival performance.
 
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The Herbaliser Band

Venue: The Sound Castle
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Jake Wherry and Ollie Teeba discovered a shared passion for hip-hop, rare groove, funk and jazz in the 90s. Their music offers an emphatically London-centric take on funky-electronica packed with samples, scratches and chopped-up rhythms. Dancing.
 
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Event 141

Ghostpoet

Venue: The Sound Castle
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The softly spoken 24-year-old has already won over BBC Radio 1’s foremost taste-maker Gilles Peterson and Brownswood Recordings with a handful of off-kilter, loopy electronic ditties blessed with his delightfully rambling musings on modern life. His captivating hook-laden productions and lazy baritone ensure that this young, inventive, British artist is destined for greatness. ‘With lullabies to hypnotise, this somnolent spirit is sleepwalking his way to greatness’
- The Guardian
 
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RWCMD Jazz Time

Venue: The Sound Castle
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THE ROYAL WELSH COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND DRAMA
 
The hugely successful RWCMD Jazz Time club will be in residence at The Sound Castle doing masterclasses with the mainstage musicians and playing a free concert every day at 12-1pm.
 
From stunning improvisations to highly charged ballads, reggae to contemporary world grooves Paula Gardiner presents some of the most exciting young musicians on the scene including Joe Webb Trio, Melly - Underneath The Umbrella Tree, Alex Haines, Lloyd Haines, Huw Williams with Greg Sterland, Margot Morgan - Your Voice, Dan Smith, Greg Cordez, The James Clark Quintet, P.C.'s Tribute to Ornette, Ben Treacher, Jasmine Power, Tom Ollendorf Quartet, Cat Wright Trio and Jonas Seetoh and Band.
 
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Event 173

Paper Aeroplanes

Venue: The Sound Castle
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The indie-folk-pop outfit, led by songwriters Sarah Howells and Richard Llewellyn, are originally from West Wales. With melancholy melodies, Sarah’s breathtaking vocals have been described by BBC’s Adam Walton as ‘brilliantly crafted and stoked from a bruised heart’s embers’.
 
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Event 186

Belleruche

Venue: The Sound Castle
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The band’s distinctive sound is a self-styled brand of handmade brit-hop, blues and soul: ‘'like a weird trawl through a dusty basement full of the best records you’ve never heard of, whilst a voice you can’t quite pin down sings hooks you can’t forget’. With their brand new LP Rollerchain they have created a more bass-heavy, evocative and darker sound in the studio and on stage, while still retaining that melodic soulful touch that made us fall in love with them in the first place.
 
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Event 195

Anchorsong

Venue: The Sound Castle
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The Tokyo/London master of electronica and sampling – aka Masaaki Yoshida - renowned globally for his spellbinding solo shows is joined onstage by a string quartet for a spectacular live performance.
 
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RWCMD Jazz Time

Venue: The Sound Castle
Read more
THE ROYAL WELSH COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND DRAMA
 
The hugely successful RWCMD Jazz Time club will be in residence at The Sound Castle doing masterclasses with the mainstage musicians and playing a free concert every day at 12-1pm.
 
From stunning improvisations to highly charged ballads, reggae to contemporary world grooves Paula Gardiner presents some of the most exciting young musicians on the scene including Joe Webb Trio, Melly - Underneath The Umbrella Tree, Alex Haines, Lloyd Haines, Huw Williams with Greg Sterland, Margot Morgan - Your Voice, Dan Smith, Greg Cordez, The James Clark Quintet, P.C.'s Tribute to Ornette, Ben Treacher, Jasmine Power, Tom Ollendorf Quartet, Cat Wright Trio and Jonas Seetoh and Band.
 
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Event 230

Elan Mehler and Sava Medan

Venue: The Sound Castle
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The pianist and bass player, two of the most magical performers in contemporary jazz, met at a session in Paris and almost instantly discovered a musical connection. Medan’s novel approach and big sound found a purchase in Mehler’s compositional and improvisational style and led to the creation of a completely new body of work for the duo. They are touring this work for the first time.
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Event 242

Ola Onabule

Venue: The Sound Castle
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The voice is unmistakably gentle and wistful, haunting and heartbreaking, reminiscent of the great Soul and Jazz artists of the 1960s and ’70s. Ola has performed on the largest festival stages worldwide including the main stage of the Montreal Jazz Festival. His album Seven Shades Darker has been cited as a modern classic rooted in Soul and Blues, but at ease with mournful, complex African melodic lines.
 
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Event 249

Anthony Joseph and The Spasm Band

Venue: The Sound Castle
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A crossover of funk and poetry with elements of Jazz and Afrobeat, altogether creating a mesmerising and intense live show. The Trinidadian star has a dark and very recognizable voice with elements of Gil Scott Heron crossed with Benjamin Zephaniah. The Spasm Band is a collective of superb instrumentalists and vocalists. Add in production by Malcolm Catto (The Heliocentrics) and the result is rather special.
 
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RWCMD Jazz Time

Venue: The Sound Castle
Read more
THE ROYAL WELSH COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND DRAMA
 
The hugely successful RWCMD Jazz Time club will be in residence at The Sound Castle doing masterclasses with the mainstage musicians and playing a free concert every day at 12-1pm.
 
From stunning improvisations to highly charged ballads, reggae to contemporary world grooves Paula Gardiner presents some of the most exciting young musicians on the scene including Joe Webb Trio, Melly - Underneath The Umbrella Tree, Alex Haines, Lloyd Haines, Huw Williams with Greg Sterland, Margot Morgan - Your Voice, Dan Smith, Greg Cordez, The James Clark Quintet, P.C.'s Tribute to Ornette, Ben Treacher, Jasmine Power, Tom Ollendorf Quartet, Cat Wright Trio and Jonas Seetoh and Band.
 
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