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Cardiff ?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:23 pm
by Joli Gadjo
Dear all,
It looks that I might be moving from Washington, DC to Cardiff soon.
I've been playing with/ and as bandleader / manager of the Hot Club of DC for about 5~6 years.
I was wondering if you could help me to get a good picture of the Gypsy Jazz scene in or around Cardiff? My knowledge of this area is very limited. Any info will be appreciated.
Thank you!
Stephan
www.hcofdc.com

Re: Cardiff ?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:55 pm
by Greg3900
Do you mean Cardiff South Wales?

Re: Cardiff ?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:53 pm
by Joli Gadjo
Cardiff, South Wales, that's correct. Isn't it the only Cardiff in the UK?

Re: Cardiff ?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:16 pm
by Greg3900
Well there is a small Cardiff in Gloucestershire but wasn't really sure if you meant a Cardiff in USA. I'm from Cardiff myself (South Wales) but not living there now. There is a Gypsy band called 5 Go Swing in Cardiff but not sure of others. It may be a good start to look them up.
Cheers
Greg

Re: Cardiff ?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:52 pm
by Joli Gadjo
Thanks a lot Greg,
That's a good start indeed. I am sure we'll meet in the future.
Stephan

Re: Cardiff ?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:47 am
by Greg3900
I'll be in Cardiff around 23rd / 24th July on my way through to the Gossington (IGGF) festival so maybe see you around then.
Cheers
Greg

Re: Cardiff ?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:43 am
by DaveKane
I live near Cardiff. There is not a Gypsy Jazz scene as such - which I am finding very frustrating as I am looking for other guitarists to play with. I have the rythm side pretty much down, but need to play with others to develop. Interested in meeting up?

Re: Cardiff ?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:13 am
by Greg3900
Hi Dave
I live in Northern Ireland but was around in Cardiff last week. If you pm me maybe we can meet up next time I'm in Cardiff for a jam.
Rgds
Greg

Re: Cardiff ?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:49 pm
by pinkgary
Will Barnes, of Gypsy Fire lives in Chepstow, which if you're american, is only a short drive away. He's always up for jamming, but also pretty busy.

Re: Cardiff ?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:52 pm
by pinkgary
And there's a monthly jam in the forest of dean too, which ain't that far, either.

Re: Cardiff ?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:59 pm
by Joli Gadjo
Dear all,
I just relocated to Cardiff today. I am not setup yet, it should take me at least another couple of weeks, but I am interested to know of anyone who's around and would be interested to play.
I've officially passed the leadership of the Hot Club of DC to my friend Craig Bumgarner.
http://www.hcofdc.com
http://craigbumgarner.wordpress.com/