This year there is lots of swing, jive and other dance music so you will certainly need your dancing shoes. Dance workshops have been organised through Arts Care Gofal Celf and include swing hop, tap and jazz dance. The salsa dance workshop will be taken by Julia Morris of Whisky Business and will be followed by a performance by Cuban dance band Fiesta Resistance.
You can swing, jump and jive to legendary swing/rhythm and blues giants, King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys; The Brownfield Byrne Hot Six and Swingology, do a bit of jazz funk with Cut the Funk and salsa to Fiesta Resistance. Together with blues bands such as The Hexmen, Debbie Bond and the Tru Dats and the excellent Whisky Business there are plenty of opportunities to dance your socks off.
The headline act this year is Jacqui Dankworth, the very talented daughter of Cleo Laine and John Dankworth, who is appearing as part of her Live to Love tour with her band, all acclaimed musicians in their own right, notably her husband Charlie Wood, who was our headline act last year.
Aberjazz president, Nik Turner and his band Space Fusion are returning to play on the opening night with their wonderfully eccentric brand of music. The town will experience musical mayhem on the Saturday as our marching band, Mr Wilson’s Second Liners takes to the streets, entertains the carnival crowd and then plays a concert on Saturday night at Ffwrn as part of a double bill with the excellent Lady Nade and the Silhouettes.
To make sure you dont miss a beat, check out the full events listing on the Aberjazz web site.
Not into jazz? How about folk? take a look at our guide to all things folk in Pembrokeshire