As the organisers, we (Brecon Jazz Club) are collaborating with new partners RATIO STUDIO & PRODUCTIONS, in South Wales, and music hosting platform VIALMA – as well as a host of TOP MUSICIANS – to create and deliver BJF2020 online. Because of the exceptional circumstances of the year, our BJF2020 concerts will be FREE. So everyone can enjoy the music – and no chance of missing any of these amazing ‘online’ events!
The Festival will be opened (online) on Friday 7 August by the Mayor of Brecon, Cllr Christopher Walsh.
Our fabulous full programme can be viewed on our website www.breconjazz.org and being online it can be accessed by anyone, anywhere, so it’s actually a great opportunity for us to spread the word globally about this incredible jazz festival which has been held in a small, rural town in Wales for 36 years, with this year’s festival being the 37th.
Look out for several Brecon names in this year's jazz festival. We have Josie Sinnadurai, Ruth Bowen and her son Peter Bowen, Mike Chappell, Phill O'Sullivan (from Bwlch) and Ian & Rachel Cooper (now living in Abergavenny but still very much involved with Brecon) with their ukulele orchestra.
RUTH BOWEN QUARTET, Sat 8th August
LINEUP: Ruth Bowen (vocals, double bass) Mike Chappell (piano) Pete Bowen (Sax ) Phill O’Sullivan (drums)
Wonderful local jazz singer and musician Ruth Bowen returns to Brecon Jazz with stellar lineup, renewing a unique partnership. Sensitive drums grooves in the expert hands of Phill O’sullivan make this a special treat for all. Expect top drawer sounds from this classic jazz trio.
COMMUNITY JAZZ & UKELELE ORCHESTRA, Saturday 8th August
Local guitar and music teacher IAN COOPER along with RACHEL COOPER has led a regular ukulele group in Brecon called Uskuleles for a number of years. This has become so popular that a complete orchestra has now emerged with a large number of jazz standards in there expanding repertoire.
BRUJAS: FLAMENCO TRIO Sun 9th August
LINEUP: JOSIE SINNADURAI (dance), Carmen Yruela (vocals), Ed Gonzalez (guitar) and GERARD COUSINS (guest guitar)