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Brecon Jazz 2018



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THURSDAY – 9th August
The ‘RT Dixieband’ present a special launch concert for the Festival at Theatr Brycheiniog.

FRIDAY – 10th August
*Friday afternoon sees several smaller jazz events at central venues
*Friday evening is the FESTIVAL BIG BAND (16 piece) Vocals, Dancing, Meal at the Castle Hotel. Full evening with guest band leader and musical Director Gareth Roberts, outstanding soloists & players, in two sets. An evening Castle Hotel meal – one hot plate dish – is included in the ticket, with veggie/vegan & gluten-free options. We will make contact nearer the time to check. It is possible to opt out of the meal by special request when booking.
For Friday Big Band only BOOK HERE.
Friday will also include a separately priced and ticketed CHARITY CONCERT eventfeaturing IAN SHAW solo jazz musician and fundraiser event in support of Refugee Charity ‘Side by Side’.

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SATURDAY – 11th August
5 concerts from 2pm to 10pm –
*MANCHESTER JAZZ CONNECTION featuring ArtephisUntold Orchestra players & more
*TOM SMITH (horn) SEPTET feat. Alex Hitchcock, Alistair Martin, Olli Martin, Will Barry
*MAITE HONTELE’S ‘SOUNDS OF CUBA’ with Eliane Correa and 5 piece Cuban ensemble
*PAVEL PQ QUARTET Latest in European Czech Jazz
*SOUTH AFRICAN JAZZ RHYTHMS with Byron Waller, Josephine Davies, Adam Glasser, plus Rob Luft, Daisy George, Corrie Dick, incl. tribute to Hugh Masekela
All above are full, 75-minute curated concerts of leading names and starring lineups.
* “SPEAKEASY” Market Hall. 9pm till late Night SAT BOOK HERE.
Late evening music, as well as daytime, and @ 9pm & 10.30pm –
*ROMARNA CAMPBELL & FRIENDS: Ro Cambpell, Frazer Mcintosh, Josh Heaton, Kumar Chopra [drums/organ/sax/guitar], high energy jazz grooves from these ‘new generation’ experts
*WELSH CEILIDH BAND fiddle, flute, trumpet, keys, bass, drums, lively and fun to get you dancing into the night.

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SUNDAY – 12th August
6 concerts from 12 noon to 10pm
*WELSH JAZZ DOUBLE BILL, GERARD COUSINS PROJECT with Gerard Cousins (Guitar), Andy Nowak (Piano), Dan Newberry (Sax); plus MARTHA SKILTON & FRIENDS with Martha Skilton (tenor/soprano sax), Josh Heaton alto/tenor sax, Frazer McIntosh (keyboard), Kumar Chopra (guitar), Romarna Campbell (drums).
*ELAINE DELMAR QUINTET with Barry Green, Jim Mullen, Simon Thorpe, Bobby Worth
*HARMONICA JAZZ: TOOTS Thielemans & Beyond, with Adam Glasser harmonica, Rob Luft (guitar), Daisy George (double bass), Corrie Dick (drums).
*JOSEPHINE DAVIES (tenor sax) ‘SATORI’ Trio, with Dave Whitford and James Maddren
*JIM HART’s (vibes) ‘CLOUDMAKERS TRIO’ with Michael Janisch, Dave Smith
*COOL & SWINGING JAZZ ENSEMBLE with Jarda Stanstny, Rod Paton and Friends.
All above are full, 75-minute curated concerts of leading talents and names.
All Pre-Launch Tickets are now on sale. BOOK HERE.

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As well as the ‘DAY & WEEKEND PASS’ there is also a ‘50% Discount’ Card covering any THREE events over Saturday or Sunday. The Discount card costs £25 per adult or £10 child/young person – these need to be purchased first then a 50% discount is applied to any THREE of your concert choices for Sat-Sun. Choices cover all our big headline shows on Saturday & Sunday (excludes Friday). Remember to buy the card first.

The Festival ‘ALL WEEKEND’ PASS (Fri-Sun) and the DISCOUNT 50% (Sat-Sun) Card are available now via our online box office CLICK_HERE.

Friday’s Big Band concert, directed by Gareth Roberts, features a full evening’s programme with interval, a hot meal, plus jive/swing dancing included in the £135 Weekend ticket. Tickets for the Big Band on Friday can also be purchased individually @ £35 per person, and ordered alongside other concert bookings. 

The Discount 50% Sat/Sun card can be ordered  HERE – AND REMEMBER, THERE ARE NO BOOKING FEES OR ADD ONS – the price you see is the price you pay.

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VENUES: Castle Hotel / Guildhall / St Marys Church / Wellington Hotel / Muse Arts / 

LINEUPS: The BJF2018 jazz programme includes 12 ticketed concerts, and there will be workshops too, with more than 20 further Jazz Fringe and other free events during the weekend. All ‘Weekend’ concerts take place in our five central venues and none clash. 

You don’t need to be a ‘jazz buff’ or a musician…something for every taste can be found at Brecon Jazz this year! FRIDAY TO SUNDAY TICKETS HERE (& ALL included in the WEEKEND, DAY TICKETS & DISCOUNT OPTIONS).
we are making a special offers from £55 for the Day & whole weekend

TICKETS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM ‘BOBBINS’ (Brecon Town Centre) 6 Bulwark, LD3 7LB, PH. 01874 622287.

Earlier Event: August 9