Fri 10th – Sun 12th Aug 2018


We are running seven popular workshops, talks, dance, and practical sessions over the whole Festival weekend this year. There is a choice of sessions at various central venues, lasting between 60 and 90 minutes. Book in advance to ensure your place.
FRIDAY – 10th August, Starting at 2:15pm to 3:15pm Tickets £8 Note: Free with Weekend & Day Tickets – subject to pre-booking.
1. SWING DANCE PRACTICAL 2.15pm @ the MUSE suitable for all including beginners, led by experts Graeme & Ann from Hoppin’ Mad. If you like Swing and Jazz, come along and learn how to dance to it! It’s great fun and they make it easy to learn simple steps to get you up and running. Please wear flat shoes & comfortable clothing. Finishes approx 3.15pm, £8.
2. UNDERSTANDING JAZZ 2.15pm ‘Seven Steps to Heaven’ An illustrated talk on the inner meanings of the jazz style by Dr Rod Paton at the GUILDHALL Civic Room. Fascinating, informative and fun. Finishes approx 3.15pm, £8.

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS – 11TH AUG starting at 12 noon £10 each
3. GUITAR WORKSHOP & MASTERCLASS 12 noon: PRACTICAL insight & Demonstration of technique with leading jazz guitarist and improviser Trefor Owen, Guildhall Civic Room. The session is suitable for all levels, but students should have some facility on their instrument. Material discussed will be accompanied with printouts which can be taken away for further study. From 12:00pm to 1:30/45pm, £10.
4. JAZZ HARMONICA (2 PARTS) 12 noon: TALK & PRACTICAL with Adam Glasser, Wellington Suite. Harmonicas for sale and experimentation for an additional £15 or bring your own harmonica, but it must be chromatic. An introduction to the fascinating World of Jazz Harmonica (talk and practical) from a leading exponent and an opportunity to learn to play instant jazz harmonica. Harmonicas to play or to purchase if wished (£15). From 12:00pm to 1:45pm, £10.
5. SWING DANCE PRACTICAL 2.30pm – suitable for all, learn with Hoppin Mad at St Mary’s Stage with the experts. Graeme & Ann from Hoppin’ Mad take you through the steps – a great chance not to be missed. Please bring flat shoes & comfortable clothing. From 2.30-3.30pm, £10.

SUNDAY – 12TH AUG starting at 12 noon. Note these run in parallel with MUSE events 12noon-2pm
6. LATIN IMPROVISATION MY WAY, 12 noon £6: TALK by Maite Hontelé from 12-12.50pm (50 min max), Guildhall Civic Room. Maite talks about her vision on how to improvise in Latin music. It will be a relaxed talk with room for questions and discussion. [Please note that this session ends at 12.50 pm promptly], £6.
7 JAZZ IMPROVISATION PRACTICAL WORKSHOP, 12 noon £10 – Jazz Improvisation Made Easy with Rod Paton from 12.-1.45 (approx 100 mins). Wellington Hotel Suite.This workshop will offer a new approach to the art of jazz improvisation for instrumentalists and vocalists. Any player or singer from basic to advanced skill level is welcome – including bass players and drummers. You will need to bring your own instruments apart from piano/keyboard. From 12 to 1.45pm, £10.

You don’t need to be a ‘jazz buff’ or a musician…something for every taste can be found at Brecon Jazz this year! More great lineups (& are included in the WEEKEND, DAY TICKETS & DISCOUNT OPTIONS).
We are making a special offer of £55 for the Sunday – Day Ticket

TICKETS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM ‘BOBBINS’ (Brecon Town Centre) 6 Bulwark, LD3 7LB, PH. 01874 622287.


Upcoming Events
01/18/2022 BRECON JAZZ & ITS SUPPORTERS (Online 7-30th August) @ BJ&S is Still Online
Past Events
08/22/2021 PAULA GARDINER’S 6.0 22nd Aug @ Jazz 22nd Castle Hotel
08/21/2021 BJF LONDON 21st – TERENCE COLLIE TRIO + Deelee Dubé / RACHAEL COHEN QTET / EDISON HERBERT QTET @ Jazz 21st Hybrid Riverside
08/15/2021 DEE BYRNE / REBECCA NASH QUARTET 15th Aug @ Jazz 15th Late Castle Hotel
08/15/2021 CAPITAL CITY 16 PIECE JAZZ ORCHESTRA 15th Aug @ Jazz 15th Castle Hotel
08/13/2021 DEIRDRE CARTWRIGHT TRIO 13th Aug @ Jazz 13th Late Castle Hotel
08/13/2021 JOANNA EDEN DUO 13th Aug (Charity Event) @ Jazz 13th Hybrid Castle Hotel
08/08/2021 JINGU BANG Funky Jazz Quintet Jazz 8th Aug @ Jazz 8th late Castle Hotel
08/08/2021 IBOU TALL & THE JAZZMATES 8th Aug @ Jazz 8th Hybrid Castle Hotel
08/07/2021 ‘AMIGOS’ with Gary Phillips & Huw Warren Qtet Sat 7th Aug @ Jazz 7th Wellington Hotel Brecon
06/05/2021 WENDY KIRKLAND SEXTET – LIVESTREAM 5th June @ Jazz 5th Virtual Brecon & Chesterfield Jazz
04/10/2021 OCASO – LATIN QUARTET LIVESTREAM 10th April @ Jazz 10th Virtual The Music Studio - live streamed
02/27/2021 Coltrane Dedication Quintet – Livestream 27th Feb @ Jazz 27th Virtual Muse Arts
12/08/2020 Nigel Price Quartet, Livestream – Online All of December @ Jazz 8th Virtual Live Stream
08/30/2020 BRUJAS: FLAMENCO TRIO (Online 7 – 30th August) @ BFT 9th Online VIRTUAL
08/30/2020 TALK: ASHLEY J LONG (Online 7-30th August) @ AJL 9th Online VIRTUAL
08/30/2020 JAZZ CONVERSATIONS (Online 7-30th August) @ IC 7th Online VIRTUAL
08/30/2020 ALTERNATE CAKE SWING (Online 7-30th August) @ ACS 9th Online VIRTUAL
08/30/2020 ALINA BZHEZHINSKA DUO (Online 7 – 30th August) @ AB&TK 9th Online VIRTUAL
08/30/2020 BRECON JAZZ & ITS SUPPORTERS (Online 7-30th August) @ FOBJ 7th Online VIRTUAL
08/30/2020 PRESERVATION JAZZ: Part 1 (Online 7 -30th August) @ PJ1 8th Online VIRTUAL
08/30/2020 HOSS, NORCROSS & JOHN-PAUL GARD (Online 7-30th August) @ HN&LG 9th Online VIRTUAL
08/30/2020 ALAN BARNES & ATSUKO SHIMADA TRIO (Online 7 – 30th August) @ AB&AS 8th Online VIRTUAL
08/30/2020 BRUJAS: FLAMENCO TRIO (Online 7 – 30th August) @ BRU 9th Online VIRTUAL
08/30/2020 HUW WARREN & PAULA GARDINER (Online 7-30th August) @ HW&PG 9th Online VIRTUAL
08/30/2020 TALK: JOSIE SINNADURAI (Online 7-30TH AUGUST) @ JS 9th Online VIRTUAL
08/30/2020 TALK:ERIKA LYONS (online 7-30th August) @ EL 9th Online VIRTUAL
08/09/2020 TALKS:JAZZ PIANO & COMMUNITY JAZZ, UKES (Online 7-9th August) @ CJ 8th Online VIRTUAL VARIOUS
08/09/2020 EDDIE ROBERTS QUARTET (Online 7-30th August) @ ER 9th Online VIRTUAL
08/09/2020 PRESERVATION JAZZ: Part 2 (Online 7-30th August) @ PJ2 9th Online VIRTUAL
08/09/2020 LAVON HARDISON (Online 7-30th August) @ LH 9th online VIRTUAL GH
08/09/2020 “TALKING GUITARS” (Online 7-30th August) @ TG 9th Online VIRTUAL
08/08/2020 RUTH BOWEN QUARTET (Online 7 -30th August) @ RB 8th Online VIRTUAL
08/08/2020 PRESERVATION JAZZ: Part 1 (Online 7 -30th August) @ PJ1 8th Online VIRTUAL
08/08/2020 DEELEE DUBÉ (Online 7-30th August) @ DD 8th Online VIRTUAL
08/08/2020 RACHEL STARRITT TRIO (Online 7-30th August) @ RS 8th Online VIRTUAL
08/08/2020 MANUSHAN (Online 7-30th August) @ MN 8th Online VIRTUAL GH
08/08/2020 TANGO JAZZ QUARTET (Online 7-30th August) @ TJQ 8th Online VIRTUAL
08/08/2020 YURIE HU & HUW WARREN (Online 7th – 9th August) @ YH&HW 8th Online VIRTUAL
08/08/2020 NURDLE:JOE NORTHWOOD (Online 7-30th AUGUST) @ JN 8th Online VIRTUAL
08/08/2020 AB&AS 8th Online VIRTUAL
08/08/2020 TRANSATLANTIC HOT CLUB (Online 7 – 30th August) @ TH 8th Online VIRTUAL
08/08/2020 STEVE LEHMAN: IN CONVERSATION (On-line 7-30th August) @ SL 8th online VIRTUAL GH
08/07/2020 MOOD INDIGO EVENTS (Online 7-30th August) @ MI 7th Online VIRTUAL
08/07/2020 LENORE RAPHAEL TRIO (Online 7-30th August) @ LR 7th Online VIRTUAL
08/07/2020 BARB JUNGR (Online 7-30th August) @ BJ 7th Online VIRTUAL
08/07/2020 SIGLO SECTION BIG BAND (Online 7-30th August) @ SS 7th Online VIRTUAL
08/07/2020 HOT CLUB GALLOIS (Online 7-30th August) @ HCG 7th Online VIRTUAL
08/07/2020 TALK:MACIEK PYSZ (Online 7th-30th August) @ MP 7th Online virtual
08/07/2020 BRYAN CORBETT QUARTET (Online 7th-30th August) @ BC 7th Online VIRTUAL
08/07/2020 VICTORIA KLEWIN (On-line 7-30th August) @ VK 7th Online VIRTUAL
08/07/2020 DISCUSSION:TONY KOFI & ALAN BARNES (7-30th August) @ TK&AB 7th Online VIRTUAL
03/10/2020 VICTORIA KLEWIN & JIM BARBER TRIO, Tues 10th Mar 8pm @ 8pm 10th Muse Arts
02/11/2020 KEVIN LAWLER TRIO, Tues 11th Feb 8pm @ 8pm 11th Muse Arts
01/14/2020 RUTH BOWEN TRIO & FRIENDS Tues 14th Jan 8pm @ 8pm 14th The Muse
12/10/2019 ‘HOT CLUB GALLOIS’ Tues 10th Dec 8pm @ 8pm 10th Muse Arts
11/12/2019 WILL BARNES’ – Trio de Mons 12th Nov 8pm @ 8pm 12th Muse Arts
10/22/2019 SARAH MORROW QUARTET 22 OCT 8PM @ 8pm 22nd Castle Hotel Brecon
08/11/2019 STOCHELO ROSENBERG QUINTETTE – Sun 11th Aug 4.00pm @ 4pm 11th Theatr Brychieoniog
08/11/2019 RORY INGHAM QUINTET – Sun 11th Aug 6.30pm @ 6.30pm 11th St Marys
08/10/2019 SCOTT HAMILTON QUARTET – Sat 10th Aug 8.00pm @ 8pm 10th Guildhall Theatre
08/10/2019 BARBARA DENNERLEIN TRIO – Sat 10th Aug 5.00pm @ 5pm 10th Guildhall Theatre
08/09/2019 SIRIOL & TALFAN JENKINS – Fri 9th Aug 8.00pm @ 8pm 9th Ty Helyg
08/09/2019 Steve waterman’s FESTIVAL BIG BAND – Fri 9th Aug 7:30pm @ 7.30pm 9th Castle Hotel
08/09/2019 SAMANTHA WRIGHT QUINTET – Fri 9th Aug 2:15pm @ 2.15pm 9th The Muse
08/09/2019 LIANE CARROLL, ‘SIDE BY SIDE’ FUNDRAISER – Fri 9th Aug 6pm @ 6pm 9th St Marys
08/09/2019 MACIEK PYSZ ‘Jazz Talk’ – FRI 9th Aug 1:00pm @ 1pm 9th Ty Helyg
06/11/2019 NEW GENERATION JAZZ Two Trios, Tues 11 June 8.00pm @ 8pm 11th The Muse
05/14/2019 BEN THOMAS / JULIAN MARTIN QUARTET 14 May 8pm @ 8pm 14th Muse
04/09/2019 DAVE JONES QUARTET 9 April 8pm @ 8pm 9th Muse Arts
03/12/2019 VICTORIA KLEWIN / DAVE COTTLE TRIO 12th Mar 8pm @ 8pm 12th Muse Arts
02/12/2019 HUW WARREN TRIO 12th Feb 8pm @ 8pm 12th Muse Arts
01/08/2019 RUTH BOWEN TRIO 8th Jan 8pm @ 8pm 8th The Muse
12/11/2018 SWING STYLE QUARTET 11th Dec 8:00pm @ 8pm 11th The MUse
11/13/2018 DARIO NAPOLI Gypsy jazz TRIO 13th Nov 8pm @ 8pm 13th Muse
10/11/2018 IAN POOLE TRIO & GUEST 9th Oct 8.00pm @ 8:0 9th Muse
09/11/2018 NIGEL PRICE ORGAN TRIO TUES 11th Sept 8.00pm @ 8.00 11th Muse
08/12/2018 Welsh Jazz Folk & More SUN 12th Aug 12:00 @ 12.0 12th Muse Arts
08/12/2018 HARMONICA JAZZ: ‘Toots Thielemans and Beyond’ Sun 12th Aug 3.30pm @ 3.30 12th Wellington
08/12/2018 JOSEPHINE DAVIES TRIO – ‘Satori’ Sun 12th 5.15pm @ 5.15 12th St Marys Stage
08/12/2018 Czech Connection Sun 12th 8.30pm @ 8.30pm 12TH Wellington Suite
08/12/2018 JIM HART Vibes – Sun 12th ‘Cloudmakers’ Trio 7pm @ 7pm 12th Guildhall
08/11/2018 “Speakeasy & Hot Jazz” Sat 11th Aug 7pm-Late @ 7:0 11th Market Hall
08/11/2018 PAVEL PQ Czech Quartet Sat 11th Aug 7.00pm @ 7pm 11th St Marys Stage
08/10/2018 Workshops Programme 2018 FRI-SUN @ Fri-Sun Various Venues
08/10/2018 Jazz Guitar Duo – Fri 10th Aug 2:15pm @ 2.15pm 10th Ty Helyg Lounge
08/10/2018 IAN SHAW – ‘SIDE BY SIDE’ REFUGEE AID FUNDRAISER Fri 10th Aug 6pm @ 6pm 10th St Marys Stage
08/09/2018 Rhys Taylor Dixie Band 9th Aug 7.30pm @ 7.30pm 9th Theatr Brycheiniog
01/09/2018 DEBS HANCOCK QUARTET 9TH JAN 8PM @ 8pm 9th Muse Arts
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