JOANNA EDEN & ANDRES LAFONE 13th Aug : Charity Concert


JOANNA EDEN & ANDRES LAFONE DUO, 5.30pm Friday 13th August Castle Hotel (Fund Raising Concert for Side by Side with Refugees and One Brecon)

LINEUP: Joanna Eden (Piano Vocals), Andres Lafone (bass guitar)

IN-PERSON AND LIVE STREAMED from the CASTLE HOTEL BRECON :  TICKETS available from £12 per booking.

Brecon Jazz Festival are delighted to welcome the brilliant singer, songwriter and pianist Joanna Eden to this year’s fundraising concert. Described by Time Out as “the U.K.’s answer to Diana Krall and Norah Jones”. Joanna is a really lovely person too. When approached she said “I really want to support such wonderful causes ….. thank you for thinking of me”

This show is early as Joanna has to get back to open for Van Morrison, but it is a joy that it will have a live audience, as well as being live-streamed and carried on Vialma for the following weeks.

The London Evening Standard reported that “Eden writes sharp-witted, well-crafted songs and sings them sweetly and with conviction”. She also performs others’ material with real heart, including Joni Mitchell, Carole King, James Taylor and especially Ella Fitzgerald and perhaps these influences can help account for the amazing success that her student Sam Smith has enjoyed.

Her “Embraceable Ella” shows with The Chris Ingham Trio, have sold out top venues including Ronnie Scott’s and Pizza Express. The band also continue to enjoy success with their Jazz at the Movies series, During lock-downs Joanna & Andres kept the flame burning with frequent, eclectic and very spontaneous request programmes on Facebeook, which produced emotions of every hue and kept lots of followers sane.

Fans include Jamie Cullum who has called her “brilliant”, Sir Michael Parkinson who broadcast the suggestion “definitely worth seeking this one out” and Dame Cleo Laine who encapsulates Joanna’s talent most succinctly: “Bloody marvellous!”

Joanna is joined by Andres Lafone, orginally from Uruguay, he studied Bass guitar, Composition, Guitar and Double Bass at the Guildhall School of Music.  Andres has recorded over thirty albums and appeared at all the major Jazz/World Music Festivals in Europe as well as having played throughout the world including China, Japan, USA, Latin America and South Africa.

A really must see show, either in person or online. Join the growing fan club!

Presented specially for Brecon Jazz  2021, and as a fund raising event for ‘Side by Side with Refugees’ and the ONE BRECON Charities. Please donate what you can here or join the show.  Click Here >>





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