Swansea International Jazz Festival 2024
13 - 17 June

Dylan Thomas Theatre, Maritime Quarter

Swansea International Jazz Festival presents ‘Big Band Evolution’ from the Laurance Cottle All-Star Big Band – an all-star 16-piece big band with the finest of the UK’s jazz and session musicians.

Led by bassist, composer, arranger, bandleader, and Swansea-born, Laurence Cottle, the band explores the evolution of the Big Band over the years, playing some of the great tunes from the early days of big band through to Buddy Rich, Bob Brookmeyer, Jaco Pastorius, and including some of Laurance’s own amazing compositions.

The ’all-star band’ tag certainly fits the bill for tonight’s show!

The musicians in the band have collectively toured, performed, and recorded with a who’s who in the usic world including: The Eagles, Mike Oldfield, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan, Mark Knopfler Carlos Santana, Van Morrison, The Allman Brothers Band, Mick Jagger, BB King, Bonnie Raitt, Chaka Khan, Kylie Mingoue, Jamiroquai, Gregory Porter, Barry Manilow, Warren Haynes, Chrissie Hynde, Level 42, Marti Pellow, Derek Trucks, Eddie Henderson, Tom Jones, Sting, Black Sabbath, Dave Wekl, Geoffrey Keezer, Brand New Heavies, NYJO, Buddy Rich Big Band The BBC Big Band, John Wilson Orchestra, and Ronnie Scotts Jazz Orchestra, to name a few!

Swansea International Jazz festival is presented by Swansea Council in association with Swansea Jazz Club.

Book a VIP ticket for discounted prices on all Swansea Jazz Festival events; £90 for all six concerts, a saving of £37, plus priority seating!

Online and phone sales will close at 12pm on the day of each show, tickets will still be available on the door if it hasn’t sold out. 

VIP ticket available via Swansea Grand Theatre Box Office, phone 01792 475715 or call in. 5% booking fee on all bookings.

16 Jun 2023
Dylan Thomas Theatre