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Launch event this Friday

Hello everyone…hope you are enjoying the bank holiday!

Only a few days to go till…well lots going on, but make a date with JAZZ this weekend. We are putting on three amazing musical lineups in Brecon to celebrate 34 years of the annual Jazz Festival – and to ‘welcome in’ the 2017 Festival year. There will be a full roads closure in August and lots on in the streets and in the venues.

Friday 2nd June, 7.30 pm (£10) Wellington Hotel, Duke’s Bar (now the Arthur Wellesley Suite, first floor). Venue former home to Brecon Jazz Club in the 1980s. Tickets (one price): http://breconjazz.club/wp/

Music starts 7.30 with Cuban set from Los Despacitos, a six person lineup led by percussionist Diogo Caramello Gomes includes: jazz flute, drums, congas, keyboards, bass, voice – authentic sounds, uptempo, rhythms, a great start to the night.

The programme continues with the Mike Chappell ‘Festival’ Trio – Mike on keyboards, with Erika Lyons double bass, and Romarna Campbell on drums – playing favourite standards and classic jazz.

To close the evening and have you jiving, the ‘Room to Groove’ 7 piece swing band will take us through to bedtime, but we’ll be too excited to sleep, so dancing will be a good alternative!  Aim to go home very happy around 11.30pm.

Don’t forget that our partners, the Wellington Hotel, serves food all day and till around 9pm on the night.

There will be a small exhibition at the event visualising some of the iconic moments and names of the past at ‘Brecon Jazz’. We are delighted to acknowledge funding from the Brecon Beacons National Park Sustainable Development Fund, and in its production, our association with Brecon Jazz 2017, Vaults Arts Studios, Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery. BJ2017: Lastmark Music, Brecon Jazz Club, epm Creative.
We will also be announcing our exciting new idea for a Brecon Jazz Trail in the town over the next year.

> BJ Club: Next @ Muse Arts Centre: Tues 13 June Alison Rayner Quintet 8pm.

With thanks to all our poster sites in town incl. Nicholls, Vapour Den, Corracle Coffee, The Cafe, Tourist Info Centre, Wellington Hotel, Ty Helyg, Castle Hotel, Costa Coffee, Welsh Flavours, Bobbins, Pilgrims, Library, Guildhall, St Mary’s, Muse, Edwards News, Coffee One, Gegin Goch, Beacon Wholefoods, Canalbank Trust, Bethel Electric, Giglios, Premier Shop, Co-op, Morrisons Garage, Market Hall, Clarence, Brecon Music Live.

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