Benjamin Creighton Griffiths
Jazz Harp Concert @ The Norwegian Church - 12 May 2018

Concert Update
Unfortunately, due to personal circumstances, Tatiana Eva-Marie is unable to make the trip to Cardiff. We wish her well and she sends her best wishes for a fantastic and enjoyable concert for all. However Adrien Chevalier is currently on his way to Cardiff, and we are delighted to still be joined by Matheus Prado on bass for what promises to be a fantastic string trio night! We will make sure that the show is going to be one to remember! (update 9 May 2018)

Event poster

Saturday 12 May 2018
Gypsy Jazz & Swing

Ben Creighton Griffiths
with special guests
Adrien Chevalier

Matheus Prado

Norwegian Church LogoNorwegian Church
Harbour Drive, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4PA

Starts 7.30pm
(Doors Open 7.00pm)

Tickets £12
Creighton's Collection Box Office
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Gypsy Jazz & Swing Concert

Hot on the heels of sell out concerts in Cardiff in 2015, 2016 & 2017, as well as a successful series of concerts in the French Caribbean in 2016, special guests Adrien Chevalier (violin) and Tatiana Eva Marie (Vocals) will be returning alongside Cardiff based Electro-Acoustic Jazz Harpist Ben Creighton Griffiths for another wonderful evening at the Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff Bay. They are delighted to be joined by Don 'Donnie Joe' Sweeney (bass). Come along for some fantastic Traditional Jazz, Gypsy Jazz, and Swing!

Adrien Chevalier

Adrien ChevalierAdrien Chevalier is a violinist and composer from Avignon, in the South of France, classically trained at the Avignon Conservatory. After discovering a passion for jazz and Gypsy music, he went on to study with jazz violin master Didier Lockwood in Paris. His style is reminiscent of Stéphane Grappelli but also greatly influenced by klezmer, tango and Balkanic music.

Currently based in New York City, Adrien Chevalier is the founder and band leader of the Hot Club of New York and the Avalon Jazz Band, who have performed extensively in New York City and around the United States. He has performed with noteworthy musicians, such as Stéphane Wrembel, Adrien Moignard, Michael ValeanuGordon WebsterBrandi DisterheftBria SkonbergMolly RyanJérémy BruyèreLeah Zeger,Tatiana Eva-Marie

Adrien Chevalier can be heard several times a week in many great venues around New York City, such as Matisse, Fada, The Lambs Club, Radegast Hall, Apotheke, Beaumarchais, Domaine, the Manderley bar, the Standart Hotel…

Tatiana Eva-Marie

Tatiana Eva-MarieTatiana Eva-Marie is a singer and actress living in New York City. She is the lead singer of the Gypsy-French Avalon Jazz Band and is currently developing a project inspired by her Romanian and Yiddish musical roots. She has shared the stage with renowned performers such as Nellie McKay, Marilyn Maye and Norah Jones.

Past shows include The Rainbow Room Opening Night, The Carlyle, “Tatiana’s Swing Caravan” and “Do You Zazou?” at Joe’s Pub, the New York Hot Jazz FestivalThe Salon at the Empire Rooftop, the New York Botanical Garden, concerts for the French Ambassador in Washington DC on Bastille Day, the New York City Opera gala at the Plaza, private concerts for the Prince of Saudi Arabia, opening night of George Clooney’s “Monuments Men”.

Tatiana Eva-Marie frequently guest stars with Gordon Webster & Friends. Past shows include the Frankie Manning Tribute festival in Toronto, the London Lindy Exchange, the Catalina Swing Dance Festival and the Canadian Swing Championships.

When in New York, she performs regularly in clubs, speakeasies and restaurants around the city, such as The Lambs Club, Apotheke, The National Arts Club, Le Cirque, The Soho Grand Hotel, The Standard Hotel, the Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel (home of Sleep No More)… Visit the shows page for detailed information.

Tatiana Eva-Marie has had the pleasure of being accompanied by some of the greatest musicians of our time, such as Nicki Parrot,Adrien ChevalierCaroline BugalaDan LevinsonWill AndersonAdrian CunninghamOran EtkinBria SkonbergGordon Webster,Thomas EnhcoBrad WhiteleyMichael ValeanuRichard PadronRandy NapoleonOlli Soikkeli, Adrien Moignard, Vinny RanioloSamuel StroukJérémy Bruyère, Brandi Disterheft, Or Bareket…

Don Sweeney

Don SweeneyDon ‘donnie joe’ Sweeney is a highly active and in demand Double Bassist, Guitarist, and Singer on the South Wales Jazz scene since his arrival in the UK just over 15 years ago. He hails from sunny Southern California in the USA and specialises in Swing Jazz, Jump'n'Jive, Rock&Roll, R&B, Country, Blues, and Funk. His wide ranging influences start in the Swing Jazz world with Mel Torme, Carmen McRea, Blossom Dearie, Dave Frishberg, Louis Prima, Etta Jones, Louis Jordan, Duke Ellington, Lambert Hendrix & Ross, and end elsewhere with the likes of Ernest Tubb, The Meters, Johnny Cash, Flat&Scruggs, Emmylou Harris, Jesse Fuller, The Allman Brothers, George Clinton's Parliament/Funkadelic, Steely Dan, Graham Central Station, Solomon Burke, Bob Dylan and a .... you get the idea. The list could go on and on and on ...


Updated 10 May, 2018
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