Sun, 26 Nov|
Claire Roberts Trio
Singer and violinist Claire Roberts joins us for an exhilarating performance in Abergavenny.
Time & Location
26 Nov, 20:00 – 22:30
Abergavenny, 4 Pen-Y-Pound, Abergavenny NP7 5UD, UK
About the event
Originally from Carmarthen Claire Victoria Roberts was first introduced to the sounds of jazz by her father, a gypsy jazz violinist. She went on to study classical music and composition at Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music and at Bangor University, and remains resident in Manchester.
Claire is a highly versatile musician who was written for classical ensembles large and small, and also for dance and theatre. She has also worked with Manchester based pianist, composer and improviser Adam Fairhall as part of his “The Imaginary Delta Project”.
A major part of her musical career is as fiddle player, pianist and joint lead vocalist with the busy and popular Manchester based Texas Swing ensemble The Swing Commanders.
Claire won the Welsh Music Guild's Young Composer award in 2022, was awarded a Jerwood Arts composer award in 2021, is the Winner of a Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize 2019-2020, as well as 2017 winner of the Mathias Composition prize, and 2019 winner of a Francis Chagrin award.
Then a 5th para: Claire's last appearance at Black Mountain Jazz was at the start of the pandemic in 2020, when she excelled in the wall2wall Jazz Festival video - Carmen McRae Sings Monk.
Bar opens at 7:30pm
Music starts at 8pm
Standard - £16.00
Friends of BMJ - £14.00
Under 18's - £8.00