Art Themen Plays Fishguard Jazz Fest

One of the legends of British jazz, saxophonist Art Themen, will be a major attraction at Aberjazz, the Fishguard jazz and blues festival, taking place this year from 26 to 30 August.

Themen – who has played with jazz luminaries such as Stan Tracey, Graham Collier and Ian Carr, as well as with rock great Jack Bruce and fusion pioneers Soft Machine – will appear with his trio this Thursday (26 Aug).

He will be promoting his recent well-received album, Thane & the Villeins.

Watch out also for Bella Collins, whose singing and playing has been a mainstay of Tenby Blues Festival. She will be appearing no less than three times: with Jane Williams (27 Aug), with Gareth Evans (28 Aug) and with her own blues band (also 28 Aug).

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Nigel Summerley

Nigel Summerley retired from The Oldie magazine to return to freelance journalism. He previously held executive staff jobs at the London Evening Standard, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Express before freelancing for 20 years for newspapers including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Guardian and the ‘i’ paper, plus a wide range of magazines. He continues to write about music, travel and health, and blogs at

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