16 PIECE FESTIVAL BIG BAND – DIRECTED BY GARETH ROBERTS, with buffet & dancing 7:30-10:30pm, Castle Hotel Ball Room
LINEUP: Director – Gareth Roberts / Annabelle Garner vocals / Bob Moeller, Ted Smith, Ceri Williams, Tomos Williams (trumpets) / Alice Leggett & Rhys Taylor (alto sax) / Joe Northwood & Emily Morton (tenor sax) / David Miller (baritone sax) /
Gwyn Daniels, Gareth Roberts, Jeff Pearce, Phil Dando (trombones) / Rhythm:
Rebecca Nash (piano) / Erica Lyons (bass) / Jon Reynolds (drums)
SHOW INFO: The FESTIVAL BIG BAND features an incredible lineup of talents including leading members of Wales’ premier Capital City Jazz Orchestra, with emerging names from the London jazz scene, and outstanding musical talents from South Wales itself.
This year, the Festival organisers invited leading trombonist, educator, bandleader and composer Gareth Roberts to curate and direct this year’s Festival Big Band.
Based in Cardiff, Gareth regularly performs with the much-admired Capital City Jazz Orchestra (CCJO), is no stranger to the Brecon Jazz Club stage, and also leads his own established lineups. A brilliant and in-demand soloist, Gareth is also the leader of the community-based Monmouthshire Big Band. Gareth said he was honoured and excited to be creating a new Festival band for this year’s Brecon Jazz. It gives him the chance to put together a ‘dream team’ of younger, rising jazz talents combined with some highly respected names from both the London and the Welsh jazz scene – Joe Northwood, Emily Morton (tenor saxes), Alice Leggett, Rhys Taylor (altos), Rebecca Nash (piano/keys) and Jon Reynolds (drums). These rising stars will join a superb brass section.
Note: Friday Castle Hotel meal – one hot plate dish – is included in ticket, with veggie/vegan & gluten-free options. Please let us know at time of booking or we will contact you nearer the time to check. It is possible to opt out by special request when booking.
FESTIVAL TICKETS (£35). Use our Ticket Link to pre-book – no booking fees.
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