Paula Gardiner’s presence on the Welsh Jazz scene has been an inspiring one for a long time. As well as heading up the Jazz course at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Paula is the Honorary President of the Swansea-based organisation, Women in Jazz. In fact, Paula has been so active around the region that it is surprising that she has yet to achieve the wider recognition in Britain and Europe that she so richly deserves.
One of Britain’s most lyrical and melodic bass players, Paula Gardiner is also an accomplished classical guitarist and flautist. Guitar was her first instrument and through her classical studies, she grew to love the music of Bach and also that of Brazilian and Argentinean composers, like Leo Brouwer, Manuel Ponce, Egberto Gismonte and Hermeto Pascoal. Her first influences from the Jazz world came from European players like Eberhard Weber, highly melodic musicians and composers, who draw on a European heritage, as well as on Jazz.
- Touring with her trio and DSQ
13th Jul 08 - PG with DSQ - Swanage Jazz Festival Swanage
19th Jul 08 – Paula Gardiner Trio – Gower Festival, Swansea
9th Aug 08 – Paula Gardiner Trio – Brecon Jazz Festival (Album Launch) Brecon
7th Sept 08 – Paula Gardiner Trio – Jazz in The Park, Pontypool – CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
18th Sep 08 - PG with DSQ - Budapest Jazz Festival Budapest, Hungary
4th Oct 08 - PG with DSQ - Jazzpac Lincoln Drill Hall Lincoln
10th Oct 08 - PG with DSQ - Symphony Hall Foyer Birmmingham
24th Oct 08 - PG with DSQ - Cork Jazz Festival Cork, Ireland
16th Nov 08 - PG with DSQ - Teignmouth Jazz Festival Teignmouth
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