A saxophonist/firefighter brings a talented jazz band to Narberth


Narberth Jazz are proud to announce that they will be presenting this great local band with special guest keyboard king, John Paul Gard at The Plas Hotel, Narberth.

Dom Norcross the saxophonist/firefighter has brought his talented band to our events on several occasions to delight all local music lovers. For our June show, he invited his friend funky organ master and songbird Elaina Hoss to join drummer Nino Consolo and his saxophones to give the audience a first class jazz evening.

Many will recognize Dominic from the colorful swing band, ‘The Numbers Racket’ who have instigated dancing at many parties. Dominic is a highly acclaimed and notable jazz saxophonist on the UK scene and on tour for many years. Digby Fairweather said it was “like having Zoot Simms on stage playing next to me”. Dominic’s lyrical style is akin to some of jazz’s greats, such as Stan Getz and Gerry Mulligan – but he’s also toured with many in the blues world. Rolling Stone ex-Mick Taylor called him “Europe’s finest rock ‘n’ roll saxophonist”. Elaine Hoss is a highly regarded jazz singer, having performed extensively in gigs and clubs across Wales, the UK and overseas. Highlights include the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, Disneyland Paris, Millennium Centre, Cardiff, Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. Elaina has toured Spain, performing at the San Sebastian Jazz Festival, in a line-up including Keith Jarrett and Herbie Hancock.

John-Paul Gard began playing the Hammond organ at the age of 10 and has since developed his own distinctive style – heavily influenced by Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff and Joey DeFrancesco. Dom and John-Paul made an album together a few years ago and called it ‘Organic’. This concert was originally scheduled for January, but the epidemic forced its cancellation on that date.

Doors open at 7.30pm for this event and tickets are available at www.narberthjazz.wales/events

If you wish to eat at the table you can order from the menu on arrival or book to dine at the hotel by calling the hotel on 01834 86900

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Henry R. Wright