The annual Brecon Jazz Festival and ‘Frazz’ Carnival Parade has traditionally taken place over the second weekend in August, although there plans to extend the Jazz Festival across the month of August. Since around 2005 a Brecon Fringe has grown up around the Jazz Festival (a Baroque Fringe also takes place during the 2nd week in October). The ‘Fringe’ is an open-access series of events, where performers and acts are organised and funded by local landlords, venue owners or individuals. Many of the gigs in pubs, and cafes etc are the same regulars who return every year, but anyone can put on an event to take part in the Brecon Fringe. Brecon Jazz Club also helps advise and promote quality jazz and cross-over performers as part of this programme. As far as we know the ‘Fringe’ has no formal structure or organisation, but bands have been able to find a source of information on an independently operated website Breconfringe.co.uk website. Our advice if you are a fringe musician or band, is to contact the venues directly.
Third party contractors are sometimes engaged to manage and control a town centre street closure, which helps to provide a festive atmosphere to the whole weekend. Street traders should also contact the contractors (epm) direct for information about availability of stall locations, for example.
This years JAZZ on the FRINGE had over 30 performances, as the Festival organisers have expanded the Jazz street entertainment – download programme HERE
|08/12/2022||PANOPLY TRIO – Fri 12th Aug 6.15pm @ 12th 6pm||Castle Hotel|
|08/12/2022||JOHN-PAUL GARD DUO – FRI 12th Aug @ 12th||Northhouse Brecon|
|08/12/2022||TAMASIN REARDON QUARTET – FRI 12th Aug 4.30pm @ 12th||Muse|
|08/12/2022||LATIN SOUNDS – K’Chevere Band – Fri 12th Aug @ 12th 8.30pm||Castle Hotel|
|08/13/2022||Black Voices Acappella Quintet – Sat 13th Aug @ 13th 4:15pm||Guildhall|
|08/13/2022||Monmouth (Festival) Big Band – Sat 13th Aug @ 13th 2pm||Guildhall|
|08/13/2022||Simon Spillett Quartet – Sat 13th Aug @ 13th 8pm||Guildhall|
|08/14/2022||BRYAN CORBETT QUARTET – 14th Aug @ Jazz 14th||Muse|
|08/14/2022||BELLA COLLINS & GARETH EVANS – SUN 14th Aug @ Jazz 14th||Muse|