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All you need to know for the Brecon Jazz Weekend

Tickets for the Jazz concerts at this year’s Brecon Jazz Festival are now online! All ‘advance’ tickets are available now and during June or until reserves are sold out. There are ‘3 Day Weekend’, ‘Day’ (Sat or Sun) and single ‘Concert’ tickets: click dates Fri 9th / Sat 10th /Sun 11th August. Concert listings below.

If you are a Friend of Brecon Jazz, you qualify for a special discount – please wait for the FoBJ mailout. This FoBJ discount applies to the whole weekend ticket only, and is more than 40% off. Others may wish to join FoBJ now to qualify! 

There’ll be music in the cafes and streets of Brecon, market stalls and a weekend road closure, with Saturday Carnival parade. You can support the outdoor festivities with our crowd funding page HERE

We hope to see you there!


  • Samantha Wright clarinet Quintet (Fri pm Muse Arts)
  • Liane Carroll (solo) fundraising Side by Side with Refugees (Fri eve, St Marys)
  • Steve Waterman’s Festival Big Band (Friday night, Castle Hotel)
  • Maciek Pysz, Gerard Cousins (guitars) & Paula Gardiner (Sat noon, Wellington)
  • Barbara Dennerlein Hammond Organ Trio, Kumar Chopra, Alex Burch (Sat pm)
  • Scott Hamilton Quartet (Sat eve Guildhall)
  • Ross Stanley Trio (Sun noon, Muse Arts)
  • Karen Sharp Qtet /Nikki Iles, Dave Green, Steve Brown (Sunday pm, Guildhall)
  • Gypsy Jazz legends Stochelo & Mozes Rosenberg, Chris Quinn (g) Christiaan von Hemert (v) Arnoud Van Den Berg (db) (Sun pm, Theatr Brycheiniog)

More Concerts: Alice Leggett / Gethin Liddington / Gareth Roberts / Carole Nelson, Maria Walsh & Celtic Jazz / Rory Ingham / Siriol & Talfan Jenkins / Frazer McIntosh / Ocaso /– plus amazing lineups in the above trios, quartets & quintets!

Scott Hamilton

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The organisers of Brecon Jazz Festival 2019 are delighted to announce the RETURN OF ‘JUNIOR JAZZ’ to the Festival, with a concert to be held on Friday 9th August in the town centre.

JUNIOR JAZZ is a showcase for younger performers in an end of courseconcert, led and directed by Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama’s Paula Gardiner.  Paula, who is head of Jazz Studies at the College, has run this concert event for many years. It is the culmination of an intensive but fun week of teaching, coaching and rehearsing at the RWCMD in Cardiff, and will feature young musicians from the ages of 8 to 18 on stage. Festival audiences will recall these finale concerts held in Brecon in the past, and this year, in association with Paula Gardiner and her colleagues, we are bringing the showcase concert back to the Festival. Tricia Keir, Head of the RWCMD’s pre-College department said they expected to feature a wide range of instrumentalists as well as vocalists, and they were all very pleased to be presenting as part of this year’s Brecon Jazz Festival.

We are also making this a FREE CONCERT that all can enjoy. We want to show our support for what Paula and her colleagues are doing, the young players, and to give them the widest possible audience. So the free concert will be held in the town centre as part of our afternoon Public Jazz programme, on FRIDAY, 9thAUGUST.