BRECON JAZZ @ THEATR BRYCHEINIOG 6-20th AUGUST 2023 – @Brecon Jazz Club-Monthly & Festival 2024-25

BRECON JAZZ @ THEATR BRYCHEINIOG 6-20th AUGUST 2023 – @Brecon Jazz Club-Monthly & Festival 2024-25



1. Throughout July/August @ Theatr Gallery (2nd floor): Brecon Jazz Exhibition – 40 years of the Jazz Festival

Let the graphics of ‘Brecon Jazz’ from 1984 take you through forty amazing years with this display of poster art from the Jazz Club (Brecon Jazz) festival archive.

2. Sun 13th Aug @ 4pm Faith i Branko & Friends – Roma/Balkans Jazz Concert

Join us for a passionate, breathtaking Sebian-Romani world jazz experience with Welsh & Galician guests completing the lineup. Leading Serbian Romani violinist Branko Ristic and accordionist Faith Ristic are joined by Wales based leading swing violinist Xenia Porteus, and guitarist Iago Banet.

LINEUP: Branko Ristic – violin/vocals, Faith Ristic – accordian, Xenia Porteus – violin, Matt Bacon – guitar, Iago Banet – guitar, Brian Heddemann – drums

3. Sun 13th Aug @ 7.15pm The Festival Big Band featuring LaVon Hardison & Guests

Members of the Monmouth 19-piece jazz orchestra return to Brecon to provide backing for stunning US based vocalist LaVon Hardison. The big band is directed by renowned Welsh jazz trombonist and composer Gareth Roberts. Expect outstanding swinging arrangements from this unique collaboration.

LINEUP: Members of the Monmouth Jazz Orchestra, Musical Director – Gareth Roberts, LaVon Hardison – vocals

4. Sun 20th Aug @ 4pm Julieta Iglesias ‘Baires Connection’ Tango Trio

Julieta Iglesias is a remarkable Argentine pianist and arranger. In promoting her tango/jazz repertoire, Julietta toured the USA with her trio, the ‘Baires Connection’ in 2022, endorsed by the Astor Piazzolla Foundation.

LINEUP: Julieta Iglesias – piano, Ianina Pietrantonio – flute, Camila de la Vega – percussion

5. Sun 20th Aug @ 7pm Brecon Jazz: Zoe Rahman Octet

Zoe Rahman is one of the brightest stars on the contemporary jazz scene. Known for her powerful technique, wide-ranging imagination and exuberant performance, she is a highly sought-after musician on the international jazz scene.

LINEUP: Zoe Rahman (piano), Rowlans Sutherland (flute & alto flute), Tori Freestone (tenor sax), Helena Kay (alto sax), Alex Ridout (trumpet), Rosie Turton (trombone), Alec Dankworth (bass), Gene Calderazzo (drums)

6. Sun 20th Aug @ 8.30pm Terence Collie & Zoë Gilby play Monk (London – Livestream)

LINEUP: Terrence Collie (piano), Zoe Gilby (voice), Richard Sadler (bass) , Gaetano Di Giacomo (drums)


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