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Kings Arms Hotel
The hotel is a late sixteenth century coaching inn located in the heart of Abergavenny. It offers comfortable and, well-appointed guest accommodation, lip smackingly delicious restaurant food and a versatile function space for all manner of events. Whatever the reason for visiting – the warmest of welcome can be expected.
Nevill Street, Abergavenny
Tel: 01873 855074
Web: www.kingsarmsabergavenny.co.uk

Rockfield, Gilwern
Just three miles from Abergavenny, our self-catering annex features its own entrance, a cosy bed-sitting room and a wet-floor spacious bathroom. It provides the perfect base for exploring the glorious Brecon Beacons, as well as the numerous beauty sites around Abergavenny.
Tel: 01873 832043

The Bridge Inn
The Bridge has a busy bar which is well used by locals and visitors alike. We provide good home cooked food and have a good selection of wines and real ales. We have four large rooms which are decorated to a very high standard, all of which have en-suite facilities.
Llanfoist, Abergavenny NP7 9LH
Tel: 01873 854831
Web: www.bridgellanfoist.com

Y Cantreff Inn
Situated on the edge of Abergavenny, with views to the beautiful Blorenge mountain, we are ideally situated for walks up the Sugarloaf or exploring the ancient Castle Meadows on the banks of the River Usk. We prove that high quality local food, hearty portions and low prices can all happen at one venue. 
61 Brecon Road, Abergavenny NP7 7RA
Tel: 01873 855799
Web: www.cantreffinn.co.uk


MUSIC ARCHIVE

606 Club
The 606 Club has been run by musician Steve Rubie as a jazz club restaurant since 1976.  It built a reputation as ‘the jazz hang-out’ and its popularity soon led to the policy of only booking British-based musicians in order to support the local scene - which is still the case. 
90 Lots Road, London SW10 0QD
Tel: 020 7352 5953
Web: www.606club.co.uk

Debs and The Jazz Dragons
Inspired by the great jazz performers of the 20th Century, Debs Hancock and her band of talented musicians perform classics from The Great American Songbook. Perfect for all occasions - large or small - Debs and The Jazz Dragons are ideally located for events in South Wales, Bristol, Cheltenham, Worcester, and Herefordshire.
Mob: 07963465272
Web: www.debshancockjazz.com
Email: debs.hancock@outlook.com

Dennis Rollins 
In 1995 Dennis Rollins formed his own jazz-funk band, Dee Roe.  In 2000 he again
formed a band, the Dennis Rollins' BadBone and Co.,  again specialising in
funk-inflected jazz.  He has recorded, performed, and toured with a host of musicians
and bands in jazz and pop, including Courtney Pine and Maceo Parker,
Video link: bit.ly/1KDlOel

Gardner Piano Specialist
Dedicated to everything 'Piano' - new and second-hand pianos, digital pianos and stools.  Services include piano restoration and upright or grand piano hire for events. A sheet music department that covers all genres and specialises in tutor material and the examination curriculum.
266 North Road, Cardiff CF14 3BL
Tel: 029 20390060
Email: enquiries@gardnerpianos.co.uk
Web: www.Gardnerpianos.co.uk

Gilad Atzmon 
A British Jazz artist and author, Gilad Atzmon is a multi-instrumentalist and plays
saxophones, clarinet and ethnic woodwind instruments.   His album Exile was the
BBC jazz album of the year in 2003. As a member of the Blockheads, Gilad has also
recorded and performed with Ian Dury, Robbie Williams, Sinead O'Connor and Paul
McCartney. 
Web and videos: www.gilad.co.uk

Martha Skilton
Sax and piano. Weddings and other functions - solos, duos, trios and quartets. Available for session music. Tuition on sax for beginners and advanced players.
Mob: 07870 288536
Email: marthaskilton@outlook.com

Moscow Drug Club
Although together for a relatively short period of time, Moscow Drug Club have played some great venues and festivals of note.  They purvey their interpretations of highly fashionable gypsy swing and leftfield cult classics along side beautifully written original material.
Web and video: www.moscowdrugclub.com

Nick Hopkin Drums
A leading UK-based vintage drum shop(and website), sourcing and stocking the finest in rare, vintage and collectible drums, accessories and parts.
Tel: 01873 857960
Web: www.nickhopkindrums.com

Nigel Price
His blend of flowing bebop lines, deep blues feeling and mastery of chording has made Nigel Price instantly accessible and popular with jazz audiences.  He spent three years with UK funk legends - the James Taylor Quartet, was placed third in the 2014 British Jazz Awards for “best guitarist” and is a regular performer at Ronnie Scott’s. 
Web and video: www.nigelprice.biz

Raestar Ventures Ltd
Canadian expat Danielle White via her company Raestar Ventures has been involved as a jazz agency in the UK for over 15 year guiding the careers of UK jazz stars and latterly with Raestar Promotions also offers consultancy and promotional services to artists, festivals and venues alike.
Mob: 07841 675 263
Web: www.daniraestar.com
Email: daniraestar@aol.com

Remi Harris
Regarded by many as one of the UK's Top Up and Coming Young Jazz Guitarists,
Remi Harris is available for concerts with the Remi Harris Project, or for events with
his gypsy Jazz and Swing Group.
Web and videos: www.remiharris.co.uk

Swansea Jazzland
Providing the focal point for jazz in SW Wales, Swansea Jazzland provides a full programme to meet all tastes. Wednesday is the weekly club night, which sees top class jazz musicians to playing in an intimate atmosphere with great acoustics.  Full programme details are on the club's website.
Address: St James Social Club, St James Crescent, Uplands, Swansea SA1 6DR 
Tel: 07802 912789
Web: www.swanseajazzland.co.uk

The Three Belles
A tribute to the the Andrews Sisters. Enjoy the swinging sounds of an iconic era with this harmonious trio. Available for parties, weddings, festivals and public performances.  The Trio can perform with a backing track or a live swing band.
Email: info@thethreebelles.com
Web and video: www.thethreebelles.com

Zoë Gilby 
As a jazz vocalist and songwriter that has been making a real impression on the jazz
scene, Zoë Gilby released “Twelve Stories” in 2013 - a powerful collection of songs
with a strong narrative. Zoë has teamed up with her husband, the innovative and
powerful double bassist Andy Champion for a voice and double bass duo.
Web and sound bites: www.zoegilby.co.uk

Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion
Zoe and her highly accomplished band have come right to the fore of the British Blues Scene, picking up a series of awards and nominations, including runner-up for Zoe in the 2014 British Blues Awards.   Their exciting live set is based around the band's rootsy originals; featuring strong catchy riffs, interesting arrangements and exciting grooves. 
Web and video:  www.bluecommotion.com

LOOK4LOCAL

The General Store and Post Office at Gilwern Garage
Many of the items and produce that you’ll find in the shop have come from local suppliers, and we are proud to offer a range of organic items too. Supporting ethical practices across the world is important to us, which is why we stock fairtrade products wherever possible.
Crickhowell Road, Gilwern, NP7 0DF
Tel: 01873 268020
Web: www.gilwerngarage.co.uk

OTHER LINKS

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