BIG thanks to the stakeholders of the festival for their continued hard work:
Brecon Jazz Club Brecon Cathedral Jazz Brecon Frazz Parade Brecon Chamber of Trade and Tourism Brecon Town Council Breconbuzztotallylocal
Brecon Jazz Weekend 2022 appoints Gower Brewery as headline sponsor
Brecon Jazz Weekend have announced Gower Brewery as their headline sponsor for the whole Festival weekend for 2022. The deal was brokered by sponsorship agency Reg&Co.
First staged in 1984, created by local musicians, promoters and fans the Brecon Jazz Festival was a community-based event modelled on New Orleans-style events. Since then, it has grown and morphed into a full weekend of music and entertainment. Now in its 39th year the 2022 Festival weekend will feature Jazz FM and BBC Radio 2 broadcaster Clare Teal taking to the hallowed hall of Brecon Cathedral on the Saturday with her Trio. When you come to Brecon for the weekend expect to see free music on the Bulwark Stage, lots of jazz festival shows across venues in town, the fringe festival, the legendary Frazz parade and workshops, exhibitions as well as endless live music.
Gower Brewery was set up in 2011 as a microbrewery and is now an award winning brewery, producing outstanding beer in the heart of the Gower Peninsular.
Paul Whittaker from the Brecon Jazz Weekend, commented:
“We are delighted to welcome Gower Brewery as our headline sponsor for this year’s festival weekend. The whole weekend will see Brecon come alive with live music and show that the people and the venues are commitment to keeping Brecon firmly on the musical map. We are looking forward to our audience enjoying a Gower Brew or two whilst enjoying some fantastic live music.”
Gower Brewery added:
“We are excited to partner with the 2022 Brecon Jazz Festival Weekend, their eclectic mix of jazz and fringe venues, the big outdoor stage and of course the audience of music fans from far and wide are a natural fit for our extensive range of beer, all brewed in an area of outstanding natural beauty.”
Open air events are now ok from 17th July with unrestricted numbers and no social distancing.
This decision, unfortunately, comes way too late to deliver the OUTDOOR elements of the Festival Weekend – big stage, market, street entertainment etc. and as you may well know the Fringe is also postponed until next year. But to keep up to date with the specific JAZZ Festival events, organised by the Jazz Club in Brecon, follow these links:
We hope you are all in good health and have managed to get this far through the Lockdown.
Brecon Jazz Festival Weekend would have been happening in two months’ time 7th to 9th August 2020 but it is with much regret that the producers of the Brecon Jazz Festival Weekend outdoor element (www.breconjazzfestival.co.uk ), have taken the decision to postpone their parts of the event weekend until 2021. The restrictions to travel have already impacted on our artists, traders and contractors, but more importantly we have a duty of care to our audiences and our visitors over this weekend in Brecon.
Some Fringe venues may choose to continue with individual events, if allowed this year, so check the venues social media or websites for updates – The Fringe (www.breconfringe.co.uk). Please look at the Jazz Clubs website for further information and updates on their decision regarding their program for the smaller indoor events this year. Brecon Jazz Club -(www.breconjazzclub.org)
We hope you understand why we’ve taken this decision and we will update you as soon as our planning for 2021 starts to take shape. We will have some virtual activity on the social media and website over thats weekend more information to follow.
A big thank you from all of us involved in all aspects of this great weekend, from the jazz concerts to the outdoor stage and market, the Frazz Parade to the fringe venues, we all thank you sincerely for all your messages of support we have received, it means so much to us all.
For further information and updates please follows us on social media (links on website) and our weekend information website www.breconjazzfestival.co.uk
Stay safe and hopefully we will see you all in Brecon in August 2021.