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Ccjo with special guest mike lovatt

Tue 22nd Jan 19 20:00 edit

Level 3 Lounge

In 2007, saxophonist Ceri Rees had a conversation with Alistair McMurchie of Four Bars at Dempseys’ about putting together a big band to play once a month at the jazz club. And so, the 16-piece Capital City Jazz Orchestra was born and soon attracted a loyal and regular following. As Ceri notes, ‘There wasn’t much activity in the jazz scene, in Cardiff. Of course, there are small bands all over Wales, but what I wanted to do was bring together the Capital’s best musicians to form a new band’. The band continued to go from strength to strength, regularly working with great jazz artists and appearing and Brecon and Swansea International Jazz Festivals, performing at the Welsh Proms and regularly taking to the St David’s Hall L3 Lounge for a very special series of gigs with internationally renowned guest artists.

Mike Lovatt
Mike Lovatt studied at Trinity College of music where he was awarded the Jon Kelly Jazz Scholarship. He has performed and recorded a wide range of musical styles with many artists including Quincy Jones, Robbie Williams, Eric Clapton, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Buble, Oasis, Michel Le Grand, Tony Bennett, Toots Thielmans, Marty Paich, Johnny Mathis, The Michael Nyman Band, Michael Ball, Shirley Bassey, Michael Crawford, Danny Elfman, Joby Talbot, The BBC Symphony and Concert Orchestras, London Brass, and The Glenn Miller Orchestra.

Tickets*: £14
Students | Under 16: £7
Concessions: £2 off - please see website for more info
Groups 10+ (please contact Box Office on 02920 878444): £2 off each ticket
*Plus an optional £1 postage fee for tickets to be posted.

Please note, these timings are provided as a guidance only and are subject to change. Please see website for up to date timings near time of event.


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