Latest news from the Brecon Jazz Club team –
Hello everyone –
Thank you for a great turnout for Jazz Club July – and what an excellent REVIEW the ‘new generation’ musicians received as well as from you. Here
This mailing is to give you some ADDITIONAL INFO about Brecon Jazz – the Festival – about our talks and workshop topics – and also a NEW event, a ‘Dixieland’ Concert on Thursday 9 August at the Theatr. Read on…
Thursday 9 August, 7.30pm : Dixieland Jazz at Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon
– in association with Brecon Jazz Club. Tickets £10 or £20 with meal & drink.
‘Rhys Taylor’s Dixie Band’ Quintet, featuring Rhys Taylor on Clarinet and Sax.
Concert £10 (or £20 to include Curry Supper & Drink) from 5.30 pm at Waterfront Cafe. Food must be booked. Please support this event with the lovely Dixieland Band! Box Office 01874 611622 or via Theatr website www.brycheiniog.co.uk
Our Workshops and Talks at Brecon Jazz – 7 events and a lounge jazz duo
Talks, dance, harmonica, guitar, improvisation and more…learn something new
FRIDAY 10 AUGUST – special prices to get you started!
Two workshops starting at 2.15 pm
 SWiNG DANCE (practical): Muse Arts 60 mins
Led by Ann & Graeme Suitable for beginners, all welcome – £8
 UNDERSTANDING JAZZ (talk): Guildhall Civic Room 60 mins
Illustrated informative talk with Rod Paton – £8
Also on Friday at 2.15pm Trefor Owen and Andy Hulme
Jazz Guitar Duo – Ty Helyg Lounge 60 mins – £8
SATURDAY 11 AUGUST
Three workshops starting at 12 noon
 GUITAR WORKSHOP (practical): Guildhall Civic Room 90 mins
Workshop & masterclass demo for players, leader Trefor Owen – £10
 JAZZ HARMONICA (workshop & talk): Wellington Suite 100 mins
Fascinating talk and also learn how to play, with Adam Glasser – £10
Harmonicas available to buy £15 at cost price.
 SWING DANCE (practical): St Mary’s & Tower Café 60 mins
Ann & Graeme. Suitable for beginners. All welcome – £10
SUNDAY 12 AUGUST
Two workshops starting at 12 noon
 LATIN IMPROVISATION (talk): Guildhall Civic Room 50 mins
Trumpeter Maite Hontelé tells us about her approach to Latin improvisation – £6
 JAZZ IMPROVISATION MADE EASY (practical) : Wellington Suite 100 mins
Rod Paton of Lifemusic brings out the musician in us all! Bring your instrument
– reading not necessary if you can play a bit. All welcome. £10
FULL DETAILS on www.breconjazz.org
The music and concerts at BJF2018 go right through until Sunday night. Can’t decide what to book or when to attend?
Try ‘Sunday at Brecon Jazz’ – day stroller only £55 for six concerts
SUNDAY 12th AUGUST 2:00pm features the ‘ELAINE DELMAR QUINTET’ with Barry Green (piano), Jim Mullen (guitar), Simon Thorpe (double bass), Bobby Worth (drums). WHAT THEY SAY: “One of the evergreen singing stars…and as beautiful and talented as ever; she’s marvellous!” (Ronnie Scotts). “Among the multitude of good jazz singers in Britain today, there is not one who can surpass Elaine Delmar…” (Dave Gelly, Sunday Observer).
SUNDAY evening 12 August is a unique chance to see vibes-led JIM HART’s CLOUDMAKERS Trio at 7:00pm in the GUILDHALL
Cloudmakers represents the culmination of a decade of musical development for Vibraphone virtuoso Jim Hart, who with his Trio combines accessibility with musical complexity, improvised and composed work. Now top names on the EU scene.
LINEUP: Jim Hart (vibraphone) Michael Janisch (bass), David Smith (drums).
WHAT THEY SAY: “One of the UK’s most creative new jazz artists” The Guardian. “Jim Hart’s vibraphone work shows why this lovely instrument deserves more ears” JazzTimes Magazine.
SUNDAY 12th Aug 3.30pm, sees a fantastic HARMONICA JAZZ tribute ‘Toots Thielemans and Beyond’ from a top quartet
Adam Glasser leads on chromatic harmonica with this brilliant lineup and a selection of jazz compositions associated with the legendary ‘Toots Thielemans and ‘harmonica jazz’.
LINEUP: Adam Glasser (Harmonica) Rob Luft (Guitar), Daisy George (Bass) and Corrie Dick (Drums)
WHAT THEY SAY: “A composer, keyboardist and harmonica player, Glasser is intense – his tunes are joyful, driving and danceable.” Jazz Times Review.
So we hope to see you in Brecon this year – why not come over for Sunday: Day ticket (6 concerts and free outdoor music) is only £55 pp. Buy online or FROM BOBBINS!
If you are coming over on Friday (10 August) or for the whole weekend, Friday @ The Festival starts at 2.15pm with Afternoon Jazz in Smaller Venues and a Friday afternoon welcoming public concert (free) put on by the Festival organisers. There are Workshops on Saturday and Sunday, a Cathedral jazz service on Sunday morning, a Carnival ‘Frazz’ parade on Saturday, market stalls and an outdoors visitor environment with the roads closed and the streets open. We are also helping to programme the outdoor stage, so expect jazz there too!
Please email us if you need any further details, have questions or need different information, or for any help in booking: www.breconjazz.org/tickets
Best wishes and thanks for your support
Roger and Lynne
Festival curators / Brecon Jazz Music Trust
and Brecon Jazz Club