RACHEL STARRITT TRIO (Opening Event) 1st Aug


RACHEL STARRITT TRIO (Free / donations) – Following Mayor’s address and opening ceremony, Sun 2-4pm 1st August 2021

LINEUP: Rachel Starritt (piano), Clem Saynor (bass), Alex Goodyear (drums)

This is the Festival opening event which will take place this year at the Muse Brecon. The music has been prerecorded, with a live in person (limited numbers) screening at the Muse, including a personal message from the Mayor of Brecon.

TO JOIN BRECON JAZZ  ‘VIRTUAL to HYBRID’ – ie most events now allowed to have a small audience. Just register and sign up with the opening event here (free). We’ve made the 2021 Festival really accessible and adaptable to any circumstance that might arise.

IN-PERSON AND  STREAMED (pre-recorded) from the MUSE/GUILDHALL BRECON: Registration TICKETS here.

You can join the Festival in many ways this year – In-person (limited seating), online live performances, catch up & replay, or any combinations of these. Individual tickets are available for all shows together with a month long Festival pass for August available from our our online partner Vialma. Fantastic benefits of the pass include a simple upgrade for all in person shows, access to all the online performances, and a 10% discount on main meals at the Castle Hotel throughout August.


Pianist Rachel Starritt, from Bridgend, South Wales has been unsighted from birth, is one of the rising stars of the jazz scene in Wales and beyond. She received formal training in piano with Alison Bowring at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) from 2006, and is currently an MMus postgraduate student at RWCMD, where she continues to demonstrate extraordinary musicianship and piano improvisation skills. Rachel regularly attended the Chethams Piano Summer School and Original UK Jazz summer School respectively, where she studied with Nikki Iles and Douglas Finch and has also received lessons with the renowned Welsh pianist and composer Huw Warren.

Rachel’s Trio is a lineup of talents, who have hugely impressed jazz audiences at club gigs over the last two years. Clem Saynor is currently studying Jazz Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama under tuition from renowned bass players Yuri Goloubev and Dudley Phillips. Alex Goodyear is a recent graduate of RWCMD, Jazz Performance degree, and now a full time jazz drummer, arranger and session musician, based in Cardiff.




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