FRIENDS – DONATIONS – @Brecon Jazz Club-Monthly & Festival 2024-25



If you landed here after making a donation – your support is really appreciated – thank you so much!. Here are some notes on how this helps the Festival. The original ‘Friends of Brecon Jazz’ [FoBJ] was a UK-wide membership organisation that had been associated with the Brecon Jazz Festival since its earliest days.  Up to 50% of the membership fees were regularly donated to the Festival.

The FoBJ organisation has now been transferred, and its mission passed over to the current Festival organisers to manage and support the Festival financially, and to promote its continuation and development.  All your donations and subscriptions now go towards this aim, and to also provide help for specific events and emerging new jazz ensembles.

During the Festival FOBJ ran a centrally located Clubhouse, with food and refreshments. This served as a meeting place for Members and a place to receive programme information or just to relax. In addition, throughout the year, they kept Members up to date with information through newsletters, negotiated membership benefits such as priority booking and discounted Weekend ticket for early booking.

We welcome expressions of interest from any of our loyal jazz supporters out there who may be interested in developing a  new VIP or ‘Friends’ scheme for the Festival.

Upcoming Events
09/08/2024 THE MINGUS PROJECT:Fri 9th Aug 8.30pm @ 9th 8.30pm Castle Hotel
09/08/2024 @ 10th 12pm Cathedral Brecon
09/08/2024 DIONNE BENNETT & GREG STERLAND QUINTET:Fri 9th Aug 6.30pm @ 9th 6.30pm Castle Hotel
09/08/2024 URSULA HARRISON QUARTET:Fri 9th Aug, 4pm @ 9th 4pm Muse Arts
09/08/2024 ZACH BRESKAL TRIO & Special Guest Steven Kirby @ 9th 1pm Muse Arts
10/08/2024 @ 10th 5pm Guildhall
10/08/2024 10th 7.15pm Guildhall
11/08/2024 @ 11th 9pm Muse
11/08/2024 @ 11th 7.30pm Cathedral
11/08/2024 @ 11th 5pm Guildhall
11/08/2024 @ 11th 2.30pm Guildhall
11/08/2024 @ 11th 12pm Guildhall

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“The beauty of Brecon is the sheer variety of music on offer, covering all jazz styles from trad to the avant garde. Also the way that the Festival takes over the whole town still makes it something truly special” Jazz Mann 2008

"Whatever your strategy, Brecon Jazz delivers, thanks to its geography and programming"John L Walters. The Guardian 2011

"Yes, it’s had its ups and downs, every bit as dramatic as the Beacons which rise above it, but the Brecon Jazz Festival has learned some tough survival skills as a result".  Peter Bacon, UK Jazz News 2018

"Virtual BJF2020 - Considering the obstacles associated with the pandemic, it was the triumph of organisation and technical expertise over limitation – so much so that while one might have wanted the real thing, its substitute may well develop a life of its own".  Nigel Jarrett, Wales Arts Review 2020

"The classic Brecon weekend is 9-11 August but there are several other excellent events around the festival this year including family jazz and dance on the first weekend and a film and jazz focus on the last". Tim Dickeson, Jazzwise 2024


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