Our next release, We Take On The Town will feature the 6 piece band. I’ve taken the title from the song I heard from the Arbor All Stars album that inspired me last year to add a fiddle to the group.

A brief post about our appearance earlier in the week at CafeJazz, Cardiff for the Preservation Jazz Society. The 6 piece band is in full swing mode now.

The WMC features bands most evenings of the week between 6 and 7 pm on their Glanfa Stage. As it is officially the Christmas Season, we played a number of our favourite swing arrangements of Christmas songs.

Just a brief update from the monthly residency front. After 2 years or so of performing on the 1st Monday of each month at the CafeJazz, donnie joe’s American Swing is moving our Monday night spot up the road to Dempseys. Dempseys is the home of The Four Bars Inn, and from Monday the 5th of October donnie joe’s American Swing will be there on the first Monday of each month....

The Wall2Wall Jazz Festival is put on by Black Mountain Jazz   the first weekend of September each year, This festival is 3 years old and has grown each year

We performed at Ffwrn as a swing trio. Ffwrn is Cafe, Bar with a wood fire bakery at the back. They serve food, drinks and it serves as a live music venue as well. It is a large open space with a very bohemian atmosphere.

This years Brecon Jazz Weekend saw donnie joe’s American Swing busy with performances on both Saturday and Sunday Afternoons. We also returned to the Brecon Rugby Club on Sunday night to close the festival weekend's festivities there as we had done the previous year.

Our first outing on Saturday afternoon was at the White Swan Inn, Llanfrynach. This a great old Pub in th...

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donnie joe’s American Swing; Photo shoot with JessyZee Creative

22 Feb 2016