Everyone welcome at the The Jazz Festival Launch, Family Jazz and Dance Day. Our SUNDAY 7th Aug SPECIAL Day Ticket Pass provides entry to all THREE great performances, and the amazing bands listed below:
IN-PERSON EVENTS at the BRECON SHOWGROUND MARQUEE : Click here for your TICKET PASS from only £15 per booking.
JANE WILLIAMS SEXTET 2.00-3.30pm (1 set)
LINEUP: Jane Williams (ukulele & vocals), Pete Mathison (guitar), Andy Leggett (saxes), Don Sweeney (double bass), Greg Evans (drums), Guest Alex Clarke (tenor sax)
Jane Williams has been leading this jazz & blues influenced band on the local music scene since 2020. Originally from Cardigan in West Wales but now Cardiff based, Jane has been singing since she was 15 and performing on stage with The National Youth Theatre of Wales for several years and a regular performer on radio and with signing in Welsh and English . Come and relax on a Summers day – pizza wagon site, and bar will be open
WILL BARNES QUARTET 4.00-5.30pm (1 set)
LINEUP: Will Barnes (guitar) Jack Gonsalez (keys) Clovis Phillips (bass) James Batten (drums)
A consummate guitarist, Will Barnes technical brilliance is matched with an innate and versatile musicality. Will has performed with the likes of Gary Potter, Frank Vignola, Dan Cassidy, Alan Barnes and John Etheridge at some of the UK’s top theatres, clubs and festivals including.
In this new quartet, Will is joined by three highly gifted young musicians Clovis Phillips, Jack Gonsalez and James Batten – a tight collective of highly-experienced jazz instrumentalists. Their carefully selected sets typically consist of timeless laid-back swing tunes, punctuated by sharply-focused fiery passages that delight. A Fantastic afternoon musical journey.
THE NUMBERS RACKET – SWING BAND 7.00-9.15 pm (2 sets)
LINE UP: Jason Osborne (trumpet) Dominic Norcross (sax) Elaina hoss (vox) Sam May (guitar) Graham Bachelor (bass guitar) Nino Consolo (drums) + Alex Clarke (tenor sax)
The ever popular Numbers Racket jump jive and Swing band is guaranteed to get you up on the dance floor as soon as they start playing. A visual spectacle incorperating the best of Swing music from the 40’s to the present day. Massive amount of space in the Marquee makes for a great night out – not to be missed.
Facilities include: staged shows in covered Marquee, Tables, Parking, Bar, Pizza-wagon, Toilets
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