Organisation of this year’s Brecon Jazz Festival 2017 is proceeding well and we now have a Street Closure Order in place to help make this year livelier and better. This closure order runs from midday Friday 11th to 6pm on Sunday 13th.
As part of creating the Festival atmosphere we are planning to set up street performance stages with a range of varied local and new artistes and bands. There will be festival concerts and jazz events across the town, with great music and a few surprises. We will be staging events from Fri afternoon and early evening, Saturday afternoon and early evening and Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening.
As part of our ‘Streetscene’ plan, we are working with local traders and business outlets to have stalls and outdoor food available. These stalls will help to fund some of the Festival activities this year.
The BJF2017 team is also in discussion with a number of potential sponsors. We are delighted to announce, through Brecon Jazz Club, that Brecon Beacons National Parks are supporting us to begin work on a display of ‘BJF 34 years’ through the Sustainable Development Fund. This will celebrate the visual and musical heritage of the festival, and working with a number of local groups and artists.
We would like other organisations to get involved in supporting ‘the jazz’ to continue with its unbroken track record, then we ask you to get in touch with us to discuss ideas:
In the meantime, we are starting the 34th summer of Brecon Jazz Festival in style with a vibrant three-act concert in association with the Wellington Hotel, Brecon, on Friday 2nd June from 7.30 pm. Details and tickets at £10 are available at: