We are BRECON JAZZ CLUB & FESTIVAL. and aim to showcase the best of Wales & Borders bands, international jazz musicians & guests throughout the year.

We offer a menu of (around 30-40) summer concerts, workshops and interesting activities centred on the splendid centre of town Guildhall Theatre, with two more key town venues, an iconic ‘jazz festival’ space, the Castle Ballroom, and new in the community and music network space, the Muse, and The Foundry used for great music and workshops:

• Friday evening, Castle Hotel Ballroom – Big Band (usually), vocals, dancing – to open the weekend • Saturday evening highlight : Vocal headline and Wales-UK sounds of jazz lineup (Guildhall) and (St Marys), and a carnival parade with free music in the town centre during the day; • Sunday evening highlight : Award-winning rising stars of the horns; special guest (Guildhall) and (St Marys);

There are usually workshops for all ages and levels, in guitar, voice, percussion, and general music-making for all, a potential film screening and discussion, and exhibitions on music and social contexts around jazz.

Full details tend to get released at the last minute, subject to funding outcomes. You will be the first to know if you are on our mailing list though – so do sign up. Stakeholders in Brecon and the Jazz community are working together to build on the positive partnerships established over the last few years, and to help develop the Festival, which remains acknowledged as unique in the Jazz calendar.

The Brecon Jazz team (above) invites the jazz community to register for advanced information via our on-going contact pages (CLICK BUTTON BELOW). As a registered charity we always welcome new volunteers, enthusiasts with expressions of interest in joining the team as a Trustee or in a supporting technical role.  Learn new skills, make new friends, lots of fun, but can also be hard work!